Monday, October 18, 2010

Thank you, GNU/Linux...

... for not being Jolicloud, which is to say, yourself under a layer of silly hype (I only have heard of it because it was mentioned in an Audacity bug report... I had to go to its website to confirm that it was indeed just a re-packaging of some Free Unix running an X Server and wxGTK)...

... Also, for not being Windows, which accused me of pirating it when I booted to test some stuff today. It corrected itself when I clicked through some stuff, but it would have been polite, on the “ZOMG UR A PIRATE” screen to have at least had a “WTF I IZ NOT A PIRATE” button. Given the activation tool's spotty accuracy record, it seems natural that there should be some humility baked into the user-facing messages, but not really.

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