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Well, at least they didn't call it Doors, there would be to much comedy involved when the OS locks you out
    
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Midori?!?! They named it after a Melon flavoured Liquor?!?!?!



...fair enough....?
    
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Didn't know that...so the makers of Midori liqueur just named it after its color? My, how original! Imagine if Jack Daniels were just named "Brown" or Smirnoff was named "Clear"!

Reminds me of the TNG episode with Data serving drinks to Scotty...

Scotty: What is it?
Data: It is...it is...<pause>...it is green.

Maybe data thought it was Midori? (Actually it was Aldeberan Whiskey...yes, I'm just that much of a Trek geek.)
Its a little more interesting than that when it is in a different language.
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Midori?!?! They named it after a Melon flavoured Liquor?!?!?!



...fair enough....?
Like a few people have said, the word "midori" (緑) literally means "green". The liquor was named after it, not the other way around. Well, why can't they name it after a fish like Hamachi did, or something a wee bit more interesting than "Project Green"...they should really learn from the Linux folk...at least the names for most of their distros are interesting...
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Microsoft simply can't do this. The only reason Windows is so popular is because everything is for Windows, the second they release an OS which doesn't support all of the games and software, Linux and OSX suddenly have no disadvantages.
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Microsoft simply can't do this. The only reason Windows is so popular is because everything is for Windows, the second they release an OS which doesn't support all of the games and software, Linux and OSX suddenly have no disadvantages.
I disagree.

For starters, OSX does not compete with Linux and Windows. It is a proprietary OS for Apple's hardware. When is the last time you saw Dell offering consumers Windows, Linux, or OSX? They don't, it is either Windows or Linux.

Linux has more problems than just compatibility. There are so many different distributions and learning about them is way to complicated for average people. Then the process of installing the distributions and using them is also quite complicated, even in Ubuntu. Finally, the lack of Microsoft Office support kills Linux.

If Linux supported Office I would use it on my laptop, but it doesn't.
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I disagree.

For starters, OSX does not compete with Linux and Windows. It is a proprietary OS for Apple's hardware. When is the last time you saw Dell offering consumers Windows, Linux, or OSX? They don't, it is either Windows or Linux.

Linux has more problems than just compatibility. There are so many different distributions and learning about them is way to complicated for average people. Then the process of installing the distributions and using them is also quite complicated, even in Ubuntu. Finally, the lack of Microsoft Office support kills Linux.

If Linux supported Office I would use it on my laptop, but it doesn't.
I thought you were anti-Windows Pauldovi, guess i learned something today.
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For starters, OSX does not compete with Linux and Windows. It is a proprietary OS for Apple's hardware. When is the last time you saw Dell offering consumers Windows, Linux, or OSX? They don't, it is either Windows or Linux.
I would say that OSX does still compete with the other two, but apple cripples the OS's ability to expand by locking it to their hardware.

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Linux has more problems than just compatibility. There are so many different distributions and learning about them is way to complicated for average people. Then the process of installing the distributions and using them is also quite complicated, even in Ubuntu. Finally, the lack of Microsoft Office support kills Linux.
What do you mean by office support? You know that there is OOo, so that must not be what you're talking about. Do you mean professional support by the company? I don't know of a time that someone had to talk to microsoft about an office program problem.

But I can see what you mean for businesses, though. Things in OOo can be different enough that it can cause problems for a business.

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If Linux supported Office I would use it on my laptop, but it doesn't.
I doubt you'd use Linux if that were true, but anyway, OOo would work fine for people like you and me. I dropped MSO recently in favor of NeoOffice (OOo designed specifically for OSX).

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I thought you were anti-Windows Pauldovi, guess i learned something today.
What? Him? Hell no. He is to windows as I am to OSX, except I don't hate OSs just because I don't use them

Where have you been to not know this?
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What? Him? Hell no. He is to windows as I am to OSX, except I don't hate OSs just because I don't use them

Where have you been to not know this?
Under a rock my friend. Nice to know there's someone else on these forums who likes Windows.
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I thought you were anti-Windows Pauldovi, guess i learned something today.
Its not that I like Windows or dislike Linux. I see their value. Linux is good for embedded systems, low profile and low power applications, and other applications that do not deal with a "general" user (like servers). Windows on the other hand is a really good consumer OS. It could be better, of course.

OSX in my opinion is "cheating" and cannot be compared to Linux / Windows. It is only permitted to be on tightly controlled hardware, giving it a huge advantage. The same people that made the hardware and the drivers also wrote the OS. If OSX was available to be used on any computer I would consider its benifits and its disadvantages. Until then I consider it a propietary OS that does not compete with Windows or Linux.

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I would say that OSX does still compete with the other two, but apple cripples the OS's ability to expand by locking it to their hardware.

What do you mean by office support? You know that there is OOo, so that must not be what you're talking about. Do you mean professional support by the company? I don't know of a time that someone had to talk to microsoft about an office program problem.

But I can see what you mean for businesses, though. Things in OOo can be different enough that it can cause problems for a business.

I doubt you'd use Linux if that were true, but anyway, OOo would work fine for people like you and me. I dropped MSO recently in favor of NeoOffice (OOo designed specifically for OSX).

What? Him? Hell no. He is to windows as I am to OSX, except I don't hate OSs just because I don't use them

Where have you been to not know this?
OSX's inherent strength is its tight control by Apple. It would not be profitable to Apple if they released it to general hardware because of the massive increase in development and support costs.

Microsoft Office does not run on Linux and this is one of the primary reasons I don't use it on my laptop. Open Office is definately not the same nor is it as good as Microsoft Office.
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