Chit Chat Thread for the week of June 2nd 2008

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related, you can discuss whatever you would like, as long as it is clean. Remember we have families that have their children involved in the GPS fun and we don't want to make parents feel uncomfortable when their children ask what that word means.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Miss Poi

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Gas

It is only going to get worse. I think I am going to mount my unit on my bike.

Global warming and a gas

Global warming and a gas war. Wishful thinking

I think I will post my reply

I think I will post my reply tomorrow.

y in the wurld wud you want

adcusnret wrote:

y in the wurld wud you want to use spelchecker caint anyone speill. smile

It is a proven fact that the human mind really only needs to see the first and last letters of a word and figures out what you are trying to read. I really didn't have any problem reading this. Try it and it seems to work.

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I remember when

CherylMass Says : I remember when my husband was in Europe in the early '70'(military). He said gas was over $3 a gallon. Guess that's why they all drive tiny cars.

Yes that is true but in the 70's gas was any where from 19.9 cents to 28.9 cents a Gallon during what they called gas wars and 49.9 cents Gallon at regular times Big difference

So why in the 2000's is gas 3.99.9 a gallon and Arabia is only 20 cents a gallon go figure

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

Increasing fuel - WHY

Just think - at least here in ETex 10 years ago you could by a gallon of unleaded for 0.99 and now unleaded is almost $4.00 per gallon. But you wouldn't think that there is a problem what with all the trucks and suvs traveling - of course here in Texas you know that we won't give up our trucks - just drive less

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Too Hot

90 in the shade sad

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Auggie...

20 cents a gallon, The way I figure it, we are subsidizing their cost per gallon. mad

Joe wink

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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming---WOW!! WHAT A RIDE!!!" Member 2854

Dual Screens

Get a couple of 22" monitors... they are now cheap like dirt and each have 36% more screen than a 19".

You'll be able to open even more pages simultaneously.

Plus the fonts show up very well, (larger) on the bigger screen.

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John Nuvi 750 765T Winnipeg, MB

spell check

Do you mean as an add on similar to Google toolbar for IE.

I'm typing this on a fresh Firefox load and I don't see any spell check option under any of the menu items... but then I can't see my keys half the time when they are on the table in front of me.

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John Nuvi 750 765T Winnipeg, MB

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jqua wrote:

I'm typing this on a fresh Firefox load and I don't see any spell check option under any of the menu items... but then I can't see my keys half the time when they are on the table in front of me.

Go to Preferences; Advanced; General tab...look for a check box or radio button "check spelling as I type"

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Cost of Gas

auggie wrote:

CherylMass Says : I remember when my husband was in Europe in the early '70'(military). He said gas was over $3 a gallon. Guess that's why they all drive tiny cars.

Yes that is true but in the 70's gas was any where from 19.9 cents to 28.9 cents a Gallon during what they called gas wars and 49.9 cents Gallon at regular times Big difference

So why in the 2000's is gas 3.99.9 a gallon and Arabia is only 20 cents a gallon go figure

Arabia is in the Near East - not Europe, and (BTW) has the current largest deposits of refineable oil. Europe has NO oil, and has to rely on others for their supplies of gasoline (they don't even refine oil into gasoline). Cousin in Ireland is paying the equivalent of $10.00 per gallon for gas. They all drive tiny cars, even smaller than my Honda Civic Hybrid (which would be considered a "luxury car" there)....... If congress doesn't get off their dead butts and allow further exploration on the North Slope and in Anwar, we will soon be in the same condition as Europe. Iran has lots of oil, but no refining capacity. They are currently building 7 refineries, which (in the next 10 years) will put a strangle hold on the West........ Write your congressman NOW!

Joel

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"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)

Don't hurry to get Vista

miss poi wrote:

I am on XP;) I am usually a few years behind the times when it comes to upgrading software.

Miss POI

Miss POI, if I were you I wouldn't hurry to get Vista. I love XP, but my new laptop came with Vista. This is the slowest machine I have ever owned. It takes forever for windows to open, and it is always asking you if you are sure you want to do something. I figure if I click to open a program, I really do want to open it. I don't need someone asking me if I am sure I want to do that.

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Garmin Nuvi 660

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PaintballCFO wrote:

Europe has NO oil...

That's news to me.
arrow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_sea_oil

Quote:

(they don't even refine oil into gasoline).

That's also news to me. Though apparently, there aren't enough of them (on either side of the Atlantic).
arrow http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4296812.stm

Quote:

They all drive tiny cars, even smaller than my Honda Civic Hybrid (which would be considered a "luxury car" there)

'erm ... not quite.

Quote:

....... If congress doesn't get off their dead butts and allow further exploration on the North Slope and in Anwar, we will soon be in the same condition as Europe.

I came across an interesting (6 year old) article from a UK newspaper.
arrow http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2002/oct/10/energy.oil...

Your views on the author's opinions should be interesting wink

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UAC, yes it is annoying!

Rick5266 wrote:

...and it is always asking you if you are sure you want to do something. I figure if I click to open a program, I really do want to open it. I don't need someone asking me if I am sure I want to do that.

You can cut off the UAC, however, I have heard that it is better to leave it on because when you cut it off, some things may not run because they don't think it is safe, such as windows installer.

You can make windows to automatically accept the warning though. It is in the admin. tools section under local security

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

XP

Thought MS changed their mind and decided to keep it around longer. I like it better than Vista.

Heat wave in NYC

We are on the first day of a four-day heat wave. Looks like it's going to be a doozy. exclaim

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vvitug

operating system

TFee3 wrote:

Miss POI, what with operating system are you using? I have Vista, and I think that's all automatic. I really like the way that when I'm online, I can open another scren by clicking on the litle blank tab beside those that are already active. On XP, I had to minimize the screen I was on, and then open another version of Internet Explorer.

You might have needed to update your Internet Explorer.

With Internet Explorer or Firefox you can just open a new tab, with out close any of many you might have open. The browser controls that function.

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Well it's 11:34 pm, and it

Well it's 11:34 pm, and it 82 in the dark. Tomorrow it's only going to be around 95, (still to cold to swim). I just love this Vegas weather.

Go Cubbies!

Go Cubbies!

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Go Blackhawks

Spell Checker,,,

If you download Mozilla Firefox to be your Browser you will have a built in Spell checker for all sites. It is also less pron to freeze up.
and as far as operating Systems...XP Pro is Still Number one in my book.. I run it on everything Except my Son's Laptop.
I am sitting here in a VERY warm house..it was 87 in my living room last night...Our 3 yr old heat pump died and needs to be replaced..On the bright side it has a 5 yr Full replacement Warranty...so other than it is in the worst heat wave we have had in Early June...No problem..

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Dave_ Nuvi 660 , 760,1490LMT Wooster, Ohio

XP

mgreen2 wrote:

Thought MS changed their mind and decided to keep it around longer. I like it better than Vista.

I think with the release of Service Pack 3, the life of XP has been extended. But, haven't seen a date as to when the support will stop.

BE ADVISED: There have been problems with SP3. If you have Norton's Internet Security or Norton's 360 loaded you may experience problems. http://tinyurl.com/58vo9r And once loaded, your restore points are removed. Norton's has a fix on their site.

There were also other issues associated with this SP.

I was very disappointed in the way MS handled this release.

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Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. - Pablo Picasso (Bob - Garmin c530, eTrex Vista HCx)

Go Go White Sox!!!!

Go Go White Sox!!!! smile

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New level or nerdiness...

miss poi wrote:

I am on XP;) I am usually a few years behind the times when it comes to upgrading software.

Miss POI

If you want to get high on nerdiness, then your ultimate experience would be to move to (or add the usage of) operating system of the Linux family. Say Ubuntu is the best for staring up people:

http://www.ubuntu.com

It is free and it is downloadable as CD ISO image. Even better -- you can have a KVM device (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) and switch between them while working.

Trust me -- you will be ecstatic!
smile

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The only things you regret in life are the chances you never take.

Dell XP

mgreen2 wrote:

Thought MS changed their mind and decided to keep it around longer. I like it better than Vista.

Wal-Mart has a Dell Desktop in their ad for this week, and it has Windows XP on it. At $498 it's not a bad deal either.

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Garmin Nuvi 660

Some Points taken

Hornbyp wrote:
PaintballCFO wrote:

Europe has NO oil...

That's news to me.
arrow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_sea_oil

Quote:

(they don't even refine oil into gasoline).

That's also news to me. Though apparently, there aren't enough of them (on either side of the Atlantic).
arrow http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4296812.stm

Quote:

They all drive tiny cars, even smaller than my Honda Civic Hybrid (which would be considered a "luxury car" there)

'erm ... not quite.

Quote:

....... If congress doesn't get off their dead butts and allow further exploration on the North Slope and in Anwar, we will soon be in the same condition as Europe.

I came across an interesting (6 year old) article from a UK newspaper.
arrow http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2002/oct/10/energy.oil...

Your views on the author's opinions should be interesting wink

My opinion would be "Where is it?"... GM just announced closure of (I believe) 6 SUV/Truck plants in the US and Canada. So, where is this wonderous little vehicle that runs on hydrogen? And, where are the filling stations sporting hydrogen fills? Americans have a lust for big cars, and the American manufactures know that. They have always held the belief that says "small car - small profit"... The only reason they built small cars was as an intro to their large cars. During the "gas crisis" of 1980, Americans decided that smaller cars might be the way to go. That lasted a couple years, and the push for bigger cars (advent of the SUV) was on. Our congress has halted exploration for new sources of oil. Until they wake up (or we throw the bums out), we're hung getting the resource from countries that hate us.

Saying "all" Europeans drive small cars was over dramatic - granted. BUT, you will admit that there are far more small cars than SUVs on the roads of Europe. For some silly reason, I do not include the British Isles when thinking of Europe (even tho I mentioned Ireland). Could be because they never went to the Euro.

Joel

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"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)

spell check

lol... no preference tab or as sub of main menu tabs

- this is hardly the place for this discussion....

I've obviously got a basic load of 2.0.0.14 and an even lower level of knowledge of Firefox.... I didn't even get any hits in the help file for spell or spellcheck.

Thanks for the assist Keith... I'll leave things as is for now... I use Firefox rarely when IE gives me a problem with a site.

Thanks again... now back to important stuff... POI's

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John Nuvi 750 765T Winnipeg, MB

taking some time off

Just wanted to let you all know that I am entertaining my In-Laws this weekend from out of town and will be working on clearing out the Moderation Queue later this evening after they go to bed.

So if you submitted something between Friday and tonight, it will be taken out tonight.

Thanks,

Miss POI

Saving the planet

PaintballCFO wrote:

My opinion would be "Where is it?"... GM just announced closure of (I believe) 6 SUV/Truck plants in the US and Canada. So, where is this wonderous little vehicle that runs on hydrogen? And, where are the filling stations sporting hydrogen fills?

Yes, we're a reactive bunch, aren't we? Presumably Petrol/Gas has remained cheap enough, for sales of conventional-engined vehicles to continue, more or less as normal. But we seem to have just reached the end-game sad
The question is, is there sufficient time to react?. Is all this technology just waiting in the wings, ready to go?

Quote:

Our congress has halted exploration for new sources of oil. Until they wake up (or we throw the bums out), we're hung getting the resource from countries that hate us.

But that can't be a long-term solution, can it?

I don't suppose there's any chance of you guys electing Al Gore, is there? smile

Quote:

BUT, you will admit that there are far more small cars than SUVs on the roads of Europe.

Yes I will.

Quote:

For some silly reason, I do not include the British Isles when thinking of Europe

That's alright, most of the time, neither do I smile - in fact, the only time I think of myself as 'European', is when I'm in the overwhelmingly North American company on POI-Factory.

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Well if my memory serves me..

Hornbyp (I think) wrote:

I don't suppose there's any chance of you guys electing Al Gore, is there? smile

We did... but something funny happened and we got... oh I'm not going there after all I'm from a "blue" state...

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

GM killed their EV

Now they can't give Hummers away... Or Escalades... Or.........

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It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles snɥɔnıɥdoɐ aka ʎɹɐƃ

Speaking of GM

I read it cost $420,000,000 to get Phoenix to Mars and Phoenix traveled 422,000,000 miles to get there…. That’s about the same mileage a Hummer gets isn’t it? Oh yeah I guess they do get a little better than 1mpg…. shock

edit:
I guess that's closer to 5mpg.... at present prices???

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Yo

aophiuchus wrote:

Hornbyp (I think) wrote:

I don't suppose there's any chance of you guys electing Al Gore, is there? smile

We did... but something funny happened and we got... oh I'm not going there after all I'm from a "blue" state...

George Bush won Florida by 420 votes. You'd think after 7 years, you Bush-haters would be able to get over it. Go ahead and elect Jimmy Carter (a.k.a. Barack Obama), and hold on to your wallet!! I think I'll move to Mexico where I'll be able to live like a king.......

Joel (but you can call me "Juan").......

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Well it's 9:45 pm

directionally_challenged wrote:

Well it's 11:34 pm, and it 82 in the dark. Tomorrow it's only going to be around 95, (still to cold to swim). I just love this Vegas weather.

Right now here in Cleveland we are having the same weather. went for a swim in Lake Erie today, water was wonderful.

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Gas is

$4.449 here in California. Who the heck is jacking up the price of a barrel of oil? OBL? A terrorist attack on the economy? Hmmmmmmmmmm!

Stay healthy everybody!

norm

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Linux has it's problems, like lack of software written for it.

etzvetanov wrote:
miss poi wrote:

I am on XP;) I am usually a few years behind the times when it comes to upgrading software.

Miss POI

If you want to get high on nerdiness, then your ultimate experience would be to move to (or add the usage of) operating system of the Linux family. Say Ubuntu is the best for staring up people:

http://www.ubuntu.com

It is free and it is downloadable as CD ISO image. Even better -- you can have a KVM device (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) and switch between them while working.

Trust me -- you will be ecstatic!
smile

The main point about moving to LINUX is the amount of software written for that OS. Tried it and found
that I wasn't Ecstatic because of that point and went back to MS.

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Washington, Colorado, and the price of gas

I noticed that the gas in Colorado is a few cents a gallon cheaper than in Washington. Maybe that's why I'm seeing more full-size SUV here. rolleyes

Yesterday, I went to see my daughter at her school, and my Toyota Camry was surrounded by a Tahoe, a Durango, an Expedition, and a couple of Suburbans. shock

I still see a few Excursions here, which I haven't seen in Washington for some time. confused

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SMART CAR

Saw a smart car on 30 West in Lancaster PA driving along side full size tractor trailers...I was scared for the guy...but I guess it gets great gas mileage confused

XP Pro

I sure hope they do not discontinue XP for awhile. Lots of companies that rune XP that do not want Vista. We are testing Vista and it does not like things on our server and we are in 5 states with over 100 computers.

As far as duel screens? Love them. I have it in my office and it is the best. I am looking for some freeware that will put the taskbar on both screens.

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"If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score" Lombardi

Ahhh to be first

I wish I could send you some of our rain. We have had about 17mm since the first of June. I volteneered at the go kart race track today and it rained most of the day. It was cold and wet.

ohwogo

Gas went up again

Well gas went up to $1.31/L = $5.27 gallon

Gas Is

I stopped in to fill my tank today and took 50 liters of gas and it was at a $1.24.9 a liter at a card lock. Some places went up to a $1.32.9 a liter in Calgary Ab. today. shock

ohwogo

IE7

""Miss POI, what operating system are you using? I have Vista, and I think that's all automatic. I really like the way that when I'm online, I can open another scren by clicking on the litle blank tab beside those that are already active. On XP, I had to minimize the screen I was on, and then open another version of Internet Explorer.""

I see that you never upgraded to IE 7 from IE 6. You would then have your "tabs". You dont need to upgrade to Vista for that. (Also the current Firefox browser has tabs...)

Vanman

Get over it...

aophiuchus wrote:

Hornbyp (I think) wrote:

I don't suppose there's any chance of you guys electing Al Gore, is there? smile

We did... but something funny happened and we got... oh I'm not going there after all I'm from a "blue" state...

Now, why do you feel that you have to ruin a perfectly good thread by bringing in politics. You guys lost in 2000 and 2004. Al Gore even lost his (supposed) own home state in 2000.

Get over it. You could have recounted and changed votes all you wanted. You still lost. Get OVER IT! Move on!

Vanman

I have an idea

I have an idea - absolutely NO POLITICAL Statements or comments in these threads.

Political discussions are a no-win situation UNLESS you are sitting face to face for your discussions !

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Even then, it can sometimes

Even then, it can sometimes be pointless as noone will agree

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oops

MrKenFL wrote:

I have an idea - absolutely NO POLITICAL Statements or comments in these threads.

Sorry - my fault!

It wasn't meant to be a political statement - it's just that Al Gore strikes me as one of the few "big thinkers" around. (I don't even know which party he belongs to smile)

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You have a lot to learn...

dog_poop wrote:

The main point about moving to LINUX is the amount of software written for that OS. Tried it and found
that I wasn't Ecstatic because of that point and went back to MS.

Bob

Obviously Bob you have to learn a lot. There is much more software written for Linux than you can possibly imagine. Even Ubuntu alone is coming with Open Qffice, but tell me what do you need and I'll find it for you. Linux has a special tool, called Wine, which will allow you to install your favourite and legal Windows software on Linux and run it the same. It is called wine...

But let this not turn into lecture. I'd rather let you try it yourself. The problem is not that there isn't the problem is the status quo and most of the people with what kind of ways they are used to.

If you need to find information, read the help, which comes with your Linux distribution and use a forum or two for they things you have questions about. Like http://www.linuxquestions.org.

And last. but not least -- if you want to continue paying like crazy fro your software, you are welcome to use this people robbing system established by Dark Force called Microsoft, but remember -- everything you install and use in Linux is FREE.

Next time ask don't try to think, just use the application update tool and you will be surprised how many applications there are in Linux, compared to MS Windows.

Best!
ET

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The only things you regret in life are the chances you never take.

No to the CENSORSHIP

MrKenFL wrote:

I have an idea - absolutely NO POLITICAL Statements or comments in these threads.

Political discussions are a no-win situation UNLESS you are sitting face to face for your discussions !

Bad idea. These threads are for EVERYTHING. Just don't ruin it by censorship like in Eastern Europe before the cold war.

Besides what are you afraid of? Mocking up already failed president and government?

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The only things you regret in life are the chances you never take.

Wow a Starwars reference. The force has surfaced.. Hahahaaaa

etzvetanov wrote:
dog_poop wrote:

The main point about moving to LINUX is the amount of software written for that OS. Tried it and found
that I wasn't Ecstatic because of that point and went back to MS.

Bob

Obviously Bob you have to learn a lot. There is much more software written for Linux than you can possibly imagine. Even Ubuntu alone is coming with Open Qffice, but tell me what do you need and I'll find it for you. Linux has a special tool, called Wine, which will allow you to install your favourite and legal Windows software on Linux and run it the same. It is called wine...

But let this not turn into lecture. I'd rather let you try it yourself. The problem is not that there isn't the problem is the status quo and most of the people with what kind of ways they are used to.

If you need to find information, read the help, which comes with your Linux distribution and use a forum or two for they things you have questions about. Like http://www.linuxquestions.org.

And last. but not least -- if you want to continue paying like crazy fro your software, you are welcome to use this people robbing system established by Dark Force called Microsoft, but remember -- everything you install and use in Linux is FREE.

Next time ask don't try to think, just use the application update tool and you will be surprised how many applications there are in Linux, compared to MS Windows.

Best!
ET

Your Kidding Right?

Hey DARTH VADER, you must realize that freeware is just that FREEWARE. The darkside as you like to call Microsoft and

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