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DevilsAdvocate
December 23rd, 2005, 11:05 PM
Name one good thing about MS.

Name one good thing about KDE...just kidding.

Name one good thing about US Foreign Policy.

angkor
December 23rd, 2005, 11:08 PM
Well okay :)

1) Vista is going to be more secure (or so they say)
2) I've just installed KDE for the first time this afternoon....gives me something to do
3) It can only get better after the last 60 years.

DevilsAdvocate
December 23rd, 2005, 11:14 PM
I suppose I should respond myself...

1. I couldn't afford an Apple, MS made PCs affordable.

3. We're not at war with North Korea.

ПОПТОНЖ
December 23rd, 2005, 11:23 PM
I can say a thousand good things about MS. And after saying them all I would still say Windows itself sucks.

One good thing about KDE is it provides competition for others like gnome and xfce.

One good thing about US foreign policy? That no matter how bad it gets it may change after four years, and it WILL change after eight.

xequence
December 23rd, 2005, 11:36 PM
Name one good thing about MS.

Name one good thing about KDE...just kidding.

Name one good thing about US Foreign Policy.

MS - Office 2003 is great. So is VB6, though ancient.
KDE - It has amaroK and all the programs seem to go better together
US - Nothing. At all.

poofyhairguy
December 23rd, 2005, 11:37 PM
Name one good thing about MS.

Office 200 ruled.


Name one good thing about KDE...just kidding.

It will work on my moms machine where Gnome ubuntu won't (unstable for some reason).



Name one good thing about US Foreign Policy.

The person in charge of it changes at least every 8 years.

prizrak
December 24th, 2005, 12:16 AM
1) You can play games on Windows :)
2) Hihgly customizeable
3) Keeps the companies that make weapons in business ;)

DirtDawg
December 24th, 2005, 12:20 AM
WINDOWS== My Wacom Tablet Works.

KDE== So pretty and no "stinky foot" logo.

US== Egad. Um....well....um...geez...well when we're not using it to prevent countries from competing in global markets (see: Africa) our foreign aid is generous

Peace!.

Takis
December 24th, 2005, 12:20 AM
Active Directory.
Global mouse gestures.
Free trade with Australia.

asimon
December 24th, 2005, 12:39 AM
Name one good thing about MS.
They gave a friend of mine an interesting job.



Name one good thing about KDE...just kidding.
Konqi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konqi) of course. ;-)



Name one good thing about US Foreign Policy.
Outstanding profit for the defence industry.

KiwiNZ
December 24th, 2005, 12:39 AM
1. As a startup they went up against the IT giants and won.
2. Speaks for its own , KDE is good
3. No comment

23meg
December 24th, 2005, 12:42 AM
1) Microsoft Flight Simulator
2) amarok
3) I can't

Sgood1971
December 24th, 2005, 01:54 AM
Name one good thing about MS.

I make extra money on the side cleaning up spyware and viruses.


Name one good thing about KDE...just kidding.

Eye-Candy


Name one good thing about US Foreign Policy.

I never talk about politics or religion. :rolleyes:

Arktis
December 24th, 2005, 02:05 AM
1.) It lets you use your computer.
2.) Options.
3.)...?

Vorian
December 24th, 2005, 02:06 AM
Name one good thing about MS.
Win98


Name one good thing about KDE...just kidding.
K3B


Name one good thing about US Foreign Policy.
so many to choose from.... Lets see...

You sneeze, we fire!

carl13
December 24th, 2005, 02:21 AM
1. Gives people something to snub their noses at.

2. It is blue by default and Linus seems to like it.

3. Allows Canada to keep from having to form a military. (JK)

sapo
December 24th, 2005, 02:30 AM
1 - I can laught at people when they get viruses :D
2 - K3b
3 - Dunno

briancurtin
December 24th, 2005, 03:06 AM
1. they give my dad free software and pens and crap when he goes there for conferences. i will never have a shortage of pens in my house to take down phone messages because of this.

2. it made my transition into linux very smooth. i started on SuSE/KDE and it was a very good environment, i liked it a lot.

3. dont know/dont care

eriqk
December 24th, 2005, 03:54 AM
1. Office for Mac OS.
2. amaroK.
3. Makes it easier to explain to people what "gunboat diplomacy" is.

Groet, Erik

TeeAhr1
December 24th, 2005, 03:55 AM
Sure, I'll bite.

1. I'll admit it, my XP partition does boot up way faster.
2. I haven't tried it myself, but I've been told the KDE equivilent of Nautilus is sweet (someone help me out with a name here?)
3. It hastens the coming of the revolution (remember Marx, "worse is better?")

ember
December 24th, 2005, 04:05 AM
Mhmm ... so:

1) I could watch this Magadagascar penguin movie today (did somehow not work on Ubuntu)
2) Mhmm... it is not installed in Ubuntu by default :)
3) Well ... at least finally Europe developed some sense of autonomy.

DevilsAdvocate
December 24th, 2005, 05:01 AM
Mhmm ... so:

1) I could watch this Magadagascar penguin movie today (did somehow not work on Ubuntu)


Love that movie. I don't know what type of encryption it has, but it was a pain in the you know what to "archive." DVDDecryptor was the only thing that could do it.

hoodwink
December 24th, 2005, 05:14 AM
You guys have way too much time on your hands ...

1. Lots of good (and pricey) software layered on top of a POS.
2. It beats the alternative. I'm about as fond of Gnome as you appear to be of KDE. xfce and IceWm rule, and my swap partition loves the idle time.
3. At least someone is aware of the global terrorist problem and doesn't believe that singing Kum-ba-ya and holding hands across the waves will solve the problem.

jeremy
December 24th, 2005, 08:49 AM
3. Makes other countries foreign policies look good by comparison! Impeach Bush now!

Vorian
December 25th, 2005, 12:36 AM
3. At least someone is aware of the global terrorist problem and doesn't believe that singing Kum-ba-ya and holding hands across the waves will solve the problem.

Amen Brother!

briancurtin
December 25th, 2005, 06:43 AM
I haven't tried it myself, but I've been told the KDE equivilent of Nautilus is sweet (someone help me out with a name here?)
Konqueror

...and yes, it is sweet. much better than nautilus

LinuxSwede
December 26th, 2005, 08:26 PM
1. Without MS there would be no Linux today, while FOSS most definently has made software accessible and cheap MS and friends has done that for hardware.

2. They do not assume that their users are complete morons that cannot handle two extra options in the print dialog without getting so confused that they fail to press "print". Or that their users are to stupid to edit the menu directly. It's fast, it's slick, it has functionality far beyond any other WM, that includes Darwin and the Win GUI, in short, KDE is the WM for the poweruser.

3. It brought the rest of the world closer together.

zenwhen
December 26th, 2005, 09:46 PM
Microsoft:

I was going to say DirectX, but I can't. I can't because DirectX is only good for Microsoft.

All of the things that Microsoft offers are only good for Microsoft. Had they not been done and patented by Microsoft first, they would be free and people could enjoy and modify them to their own needs.

Microsoft has provided nothing that there has not been a need for. Anything that there is a need for would have come about without them. If they had not come up with it, someone who makes use of an ethical license may have and we could all TRULY benefit from the creation of this software.

I suppose what I am saying is that there really isn't anything good I can say about Microsoft. Their charity is all PR spin, and they have held down innovation in the software industry for far too long.

KDE:

K3B. That is all.

US Foreign Policy:

I won't discuss my feelings on this here, and really don't feel Community Chat is the place for this third question. If comments on this get any more out of line, this thread will have to be backyarded, and probably should be now.

blueturtl
December 26th, 2005, 10:05 PM
Name one good thing about MS.

Name one good thing about KDE...just kidding.

Name one good thing about US Foreign Policy.

1. Uhh.. they uhh.. they... oh come on? Seriously?
2. Makes Gnome look light-weight.
3. The US is not afraid to make a stance (be it wrong or right) when some other countries are tip-toeing around issues and not making a clear message one way or the other.

dada1958
December 27th, 2005, 12:23 AM
Name one good thing about MS.

Name one good thing about KDE...just kidding.

Name one good thing about US Foreign Policy.

Win 3.11 forced me to search for an alternative.

You can drop selected text in a terminal window by rightclicking.

I'm not in the mood for poltics this night :)