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    Even the config files scream fanboyism

    <small, not-entirely-serious rant>

    GDM, for those who don't know, is the GNOME Display Manager, the graphical login program which gives you a nice GUI where you supply your username and password before getting into your desktop.

    I was reading the config file for it, located at /etc/gdm/gdm.conf, and I noticed to my HORROR!!! (well not really, but I like being dramatic) that in the comments, Windows is in every single case deliberately spelt as Windoze. The file is littered with these "mispellings".

    If Ubuntu is going to play with the big-boys, the least it could do is have config files that show a little professionalism. I think the time for Windows/Micro$oft jokes has past - we need to present a quality image if we want to be taken seriously. Of course, 99.9% of people probably wouldn't even know about this to begin with. But it's the ATTITUDE I'm talking about. Just a though.

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    Re: Even the config files scream fanboyism

    No, really? Awww c'mon! Don't those guys have more time to come up with better puns?
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    Re: Even the config files scream fanboyism

    I dunno, the GDM is pretty old, maybe they were from the older-generation of MS bashers.

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    Re: Even the config files scream fanboyism

    Maybe... Still. I mean, really.
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    Re: Even the config files scream fanboyism

    GDM is in teh right! Windo$e sux, yo! M$ is gonna take over teh world, kill teh babies, and then unleash Billy Gates on u![/sarcasm]

    I think that those deliberate misspellings are immature.
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    Re: Even the config files scream fanboyism

    Meh

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    Re: Even the config files scream fanboyism

    I'm going to get a drink.
    No, really? Awww c'mon! Don't those guys have more time to come up with better puns?
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    Re: Even the config files scream fanboyism

    GDM code comments are pretty sloppy. If I remember correctly, I found a swear in them once. It's unprofessional IMO.

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    Re: Even the config files scream fanboyism

    Well, you should cut their salary.
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    Re: Even the config files scream fanboyism

    Quote Originally Posted by picpak View Post
    It's unprofessional IMO.
    If 'professional' means devoid of humour or opinions other than those of the management, then yes, that is true. Does it need to be professional?
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