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(Seattle Times)   $1 billion lawsuit against IBM could taint Linux... hehe... he said 'taint'   (seattletimes.nwsource.com) divider line 66
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2003-03-08 12:32:26 PM  
Linux taint for pussys and it taint for assholes. It's right in the middle.
 
2003-03-08 03:56:54 PM  
Tainted Linux, woah oh oh. Tainted Linux.
 
2003-03-08 03:57:08 PM  
'taint funny.
 
2003-03-08 03:57:55 PM  
hahaha Calibam. Nice one.

/80's
 
2003-03-08 03:58:16 PM  
Damn, Calibam...you had a shot at 'Tainted Tux' and ya blew it...

hehe...he blew a taint...
 
fb-
2003-03-08 03:58:46 PM  
Linux is a joke.
 
2003-03-08 04:00:37 PM  
I believe it was the group 'Anthrax' that first used the word 'taint' in a song. If it had a title, I don't know what it was, but I remember the lyrics clearly...."Taint my balls! Taint my ass! What is iiiit?(giggling) ...Not"
 
2003-03-08 04:00:53 PM  
trade secrets in its open-source Linux
isn't that like an oxymoron? if it's open source, then there are no secrets, hence the name OPEN SOURCE, every single motherfarker can see the farking codes!
in other hand, windows code is a trade secret, since it's not an open source. you unix weirdos are getting weirder and weirder everyday.
 
2003-03-08 04:01:57 PM  
Fb-, I remember in one of your past poosting mentioning how you would never "cripple" your copmuter by running Linux on it. Being an owner of an SBLive 5.1 and ATi RADEON all-in-wonder, i can attest to that. and no, folks, i don't have the days and nights to research usenet posts and sourceforge to find some version 0.0002 alpha drivers made by some chump in his spare time between his anime club screenings so i can use my video capture with linux. i have a life to live.
 
2003-03-08 04:02:00 PM  
Simian04, I believe the song was called "I'm the man"
 
2003-03-08 04:03:18 PM  
I propose that this entire thread be about taint. Fark Linux. Either you're going to love linux because of its power, stability, customability, and the fact that you can get it free without being considered a pirate... or you're going to hate it because theres no little start button in the corner and you're really not sure how to get to solitare. Why bother with a flame war over OS's. Linux is just taylored to those people with brains in their heads.
 
2003-03-08 04:03:23 PM  
stupid enduser loser crap.
 
2003-03-08 04:03:36 PM  
Gudel the code wasn't open source,obviously. ibm released it as open source and violated the license agreement.

at least the impression i got when i was reading a few articles on it linked from google news earlier.
 
2003-03-08 04:04:08 PM  
SCO is dead and the lawsuit has no hope. It's the classic "your product is too good, therefore you must be copying us becuase our product is the best thing ever."

Also, Fb-'s tolling attempts are a joke.
 
2003-03-08 04:04:48 PM  
IT A LINUX FLAMEWAR! RUN!!1!!1!
 
2003-03-08 04:05:15 PM  
yes, why participate in the flame war kekko_kamen just started?
 
2003-03-08 04:05:51 PM  
03-08-03 04:00:53 PM Gudel
trade secrets in its open-source Linux
isn't that like an oxymoron? if it's open source, then there are no secrets, hence the name OPEN SOURCE, every single motherfarker can see the farking codes!
in other hand, windows code is a trade secret, since it's not an open source. you unix weirdos are getting weirder and weirder everyday.


While I can't deny your accusations about unix weirdos, I have to point out that the issue is over IBM using unix code in the linux project. According to them, some things that are now open source were never met to be.
 
2003-03-08 04:06:14 PM  
SDKaneda, try ati's web site for the official Radeon drivers.
 
2003-03-08 04:06:35 PM  
Those Linux guys are fvcking crazy. What hell are they thinking. Freedom, who the hell would want that. Damn idiots. With them Linux freaks out of the way there will be nothing stopping MS from charging $500 for an OS. Man, I can't wait till they take out Apple too. Monopolys rule!!!
 
2003-03-08 04:07:31 PM  
Linux, I thought he and Charlie Brown were an item. I didn't know he was a Unix though.
 
2003-03-08 04:07:46 PM  
Oh, I just got it....taint.
hehe
 
2003-03-08 04:12:48 PM  
03-08-03 12:32:26 PM Exodus2001

Best. Comment. Evar.
 
R
2003-03-08 04:23:00 PM  
All the cute girls in CS love Macs in my school.

I want a Mac.
 
2003-03-08 04:30:38 PM  
I don't know anything about "computers" or "Unix", but I am pretty sure that Linux and Unix are free.
 
2003-03-08 04:33:01 PM  
bah!!! "unix" is just SCOs attempt at offering a really expensive rewrite of linux...
 
2003-03-08 04:37:38 PM  
Linux taint for pussys and it taint for assholes. It's right in the middle.

The perineum? What's fun about that?
 
2003-03-08 04:39:32 PM  
It'll be interesting to see if there is any basis in fact for this case. I've been hearing that SCO is desperate to save itself from oblivion.

I've tried a few times to use Linux on my desktop, but couldn't be bothered to fight with it to do everything, so I went back to the Borg. I do have a development server in my office running WebSphere on RedHat, though; didn't want to hassle with getting a purchase order for Windows.
 
2003-03-08 04:41:15 PM  
Actually, Linux isn't a joke. No operating system is a joke, it's just a tool which allows people to use computers to do useful things. Linux vs. Windows vs. Macs vs. whatever flame wars are a joke. Quite entertaining. Here's how I break it down:

Linux: I use it do do real work and fun stuff. Other people use it to learn about computers. Some people who use it get WAYYY too defensive about their choice of operating system.

Windows: I use it to do real work and fun stuff. Other people use it similarly. Microsoft allows people like my relatives to use a computer to do real work and fun stuff. Sure it costs some money, but then what doesn't?

Macs: Other people use them to do real work and fun stuff. I don't because Apple has historically been of the opinion that their stuff is so farking great that they can charge whatever the hell they like. Therefore I've never found Macs very cost effective for what they do. Very elegant, does a lot of things nicely, just too goddamn expensive to ever bother with it.

Anyway, SCO has written their own epitaph. IBM is really big and as soon as they stop laughing they'll get around to crushing SCO like the little whiny assholes they are. I worked with SCO back in the early '90s, and it has always been a completely FUBAR implementation of UNIX.
 
2003-03-08 04:43:28 PM  
Kekko_kamen: "Why bother with a flame war over OS's. Linux is just taylored to those people with brains in their heads."

Your attitude is terrible. People who are elitist about anything, whether it be Windows, Macs, or Linux are stupid, and shouldn't try and make points about which is better, or in your case, who should use it.
 
2003-03-08 04:46:28 PM  
03-08-03 03:58:46 PM Fb-: Linux is a joke.
Sure is, glad theres people like you to set us all straight.

anyways, doesn't IBM have like a massive patent collection or something? Couldn't they just dig around, find some that SCO is infrigning upon and be done with it?
 
2003-03-08 04:46:50 PM  
Like JohnnyontheSpot, I know nothing of these "computers" and the strange people who use them. Nor do I know anything about this "OS" you all speak of and what that has to do with a peanuts character or people who have been castrated. All I know is that it is good to try to keep small portions of the world from the hegemony of this "Bill Gates".

Can anyone tell me what the "add comment" button looks like? I may have just retarded myself.
 
2003-03-08 04:48:39 PM  
Good luck on killing open source Linux MU-Ha-Ha-Ha .
 
2003-03-08 04:52:13 PM  
Your attitude is terrible. People who are elitist about anything, whether it be Windows, Macs, or Linux are stupid, and shouldn't try and make points about which is better, or in your case, who should use it.

Anybody that is not exactly like me is stupid. Like we say here in Wisconsin "Their different than us, lets kill em".
 
2003-03-08 04:57:45 PM  
'Taint corn, it's dope! Take some home for the missus.
 
2003-03-08 05:00:52 PM  
GNU taint unix
 
2003-03-08 05:03:41 PM  
E-man: 'Taint corn, it's dope! Take some home for the missus.

BEST BLOOM COUNTY CALLBACK EVER!
 
2003-03-08 05:04:09 PM  
RIP SCO, this will be your last game of russian roulette.
Goodbye.
Long Live Big Blue
 
2003-03-08 05:05:48 PM  
03-08-03 04:30:38 PM JohnnyontheSpot
I don't know anything about "computers" or "Unix", but I am pretty sure that Linux and Unix are free.


You are right, you don't know.
UNIX is not free!
 
2003-03-08 05:08:16 PM  
Linux makes it a heckofalot easier to nmap you guys in irc to see if your netbios ports are open.

/evil nerdy laugh.
 
2003-03-08 05:14:15 PM  
I find that fighting the man is too much work so I go with WinXP and live my carefree life.

Problems to Date= 0

Care to date = -5
 
2003-03-08 05:21:21 PM  

03-08-03 04:39:32 PM Beemer
It'll be interesting to see if there is any basis in fact for this case. I've been hearing that SCO is desperate to save itself from oblivion.



That's the last ditch effort of a dying company with any Intellectual Property.. shoot out a few lawsuits to try to shake down some cash.
 
2003-03-08 05:24:42 PM  
Linux is a joke.

An ironic statement for a guy whose claim to fame is being a long-running joke himself...
 
2003-03-08 05:30:23 PM  
As long as Microsoft doesn't reverse its policy and sneaks some of its source code in Linux, then we're safe.
 
2003-03-08 05:35:42 PM  
As an IBM employee, I know one thing...
The Heavens will open up, and IBM will smite it's enemies.
Crushing False Profits and Idols as we go.
In other words, SCO is so dead. They should just dig a hole now and lay down in it, cause they are not long for this world.
They are going to feel like they got a lawyer enemia.
 
2003-03-08 05:36:33 PM  
Some people call it a "taint." I call it "the chinrest."
 
2003-03-08 05:53:49 PM  
Gambler
chinrest. That's pretty farking funny.
 
2003-03-08 06:27:20 PM  
damn I love OS flame wars
 
2003-03-08 06:27:36 PM  
Grambler... nice.

Proudly posting from a Red Hat box... wait a second... red hat sucks.. where the fark is my Gentoo or SuSE box? Ah, there it is, connected with my Clark Connect router with a BSD mail server.
 
2003-03-08 06:36:54 PM  

Could Microsoft donate code to linux and later reverse it's licence to a standard microsoft? I mean If they got code into 2.6/2.7 could they recind the GPL just when 2.8 is supposed to be released? I'm thinking a clandestine opperation where an employee rather than the company submits the patches and Microsoft has a contract with said employee to sell the code or turn it over to them at a later date?

Would this be detremental or could the code be forked and not removed?

 
2003-03-08 06:54:54 PM  
IBM will eat SCO for breakfast... 'tis an' it taint about *NIX but that is all that SCO has.

*NIX; the emanently hackable open source O/S. Anything designed by committee .... oh well... enough trolling for today.
 
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