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Where do people get their facts?
    
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Originally Posted by TheOcelot View Post
Its easy as looking on wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...uclear_weapons
US: 9,600 total
Russia: 12,000 total.

Russia also has the biggest bomb in all of existence. The Tsar Bomb.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwlNP...eature=related
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba

Even at the height of the cold war, the US had 32,000 warheads, Russia still had 45,000.
Off topic but the crazy thing about that bomb is that it was originally more powerful but they were scared of that much energy going off in one place so they weakened it... I think by almost half.
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If Windows incorporated sudo and forced you to use a standard account it still comes down to one major problem: .exe, .com, .bat files can always be executed. In Linux (and MacOSX) stuff has to be flagged for execution, therefore the underlining problem will likely never be fixed. Unless they come out with a new extension that just can't be executed without proper permissions and banned all the other executable extensions.

Like I said before: tell Microsoft to write the Windows 7 UI for *nix systems and 75% of my problems would be solved.

I'm telling you if I switched to Linux 2 years ago I wouldn't have one problem with it. Linux(and MacOSX) is awesome compared to XP and Vista, but it's straight trash compared to Windows 7(the DE).
Oh yeah, .exe, .com, etc files are some of the problem but a lot of it just comes from giving the user too much control when they can't handle it, it might sound elitist...But it's true, you don't give someone the wheel (Admin account) of a car (computer) when they don't have their license (knowledge of how to not get a virus)

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Technically "Linux" is not an operating system... it is an open source platform on which many operating systems are run
What?

Then Windows is the same thing bar the open source...And OS X, Unix, BSD, MINIX, do I need to go on?
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Originally Posted by dham View Post
Unless they come out with a new extension that just can't be executed without proper permissions and banned all the other executable extensions.
I think that would also require a different filesystem. NTFS has no executable bit.

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Technically "Linux" is not an operating system... it is an open source platform on which many operating systems are run
Let's not even get started on what Linux is and is not. Nobody has even defined an operating system yet.
    
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Russia is one of the most powerful countries in the world.... There's really no room for debate, heh.

Either way, I don't see this thread lasting very long.. Too much politics.
Off topic but... BOXXY AVATAR!

/off topic

Russia IS one of the most powerful countries in the world whether people agree with it or not. Maybe not in the same way as the US but they have a LOT of influence.
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Originally Posted by born2bwild View Post
And I'm not paranoid at all. What I'm saying is that the only reason Russia is not using Windows is because it is American. If Microsoft was a Russian company would Russia also make the same decision? Of course not. And so it was a deliberate attack on the US software industry.
How can you second-guess their reasons?
And what I am asking is, "So what?"?

I run a Non-US-Made Operating system too... does that mean I have attacked the "US Software Industry"?

Why the hell should they run MS products?
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If you don't run MS products, you hate America. That seems to be the theme in this thread.
    
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*reads topic title*

let me be the first to say....in Soviet Russia, operating system opens you!
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I run a Non-US-Made Operating system too... does that mean I have attacked the "US Software Industry"?
No, you have a choice and you chose whichever you thought was best for you due to personal and technical reasons. If the fact that MS was an American company had no influence on your position, then you are not attacking anything.

Also, comparing an individual choice to an entire's nation decision to change operating systems is simply illogical.


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If you don't run MS products, you hate America. That seems to be the theme in this thread.
No, the theme in this thread is (or at least what I truly meant) Russia is once again shifting away from America and it is simply due to this that the Linux operating system has been adopted. I'm not even arguing whether MS Windows is better/worse than Linux or whether it is worth it. I'm simply saying Russia changed to Linux not because it is awesome or free or whatever you "Linux lobbyists" are trying to prove it is (so no particular reason for you guys to be celebrate, unless you really hate MS that much), but simply because it dislikes the US and has attempted to weaken one of the latter's crucial industries.

Once again, as I said before, individual choices cannot be compared to national shifts in policy such as this.
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Russia isn't communist.
They are an oligarchy like every other country on this planet. Sociopathic lying politicians ganged up with psychopathic murdering police and army forces. Also known as the iron fist in the velvet glove. The sociopaths practice lying, acting, deceiving and countereiting all day every day and the psychopaths spend all their time learning how to punch, stab, kill, subdue, and overpower people, but since they got tazers now add shock. You're spirit guides pretend they are "old souls" or very experienced and trying to teach you something. But they are really just lying manipulating cia handler types. There is no man behind the curtain and there is no invisible "god" and there is no ascension. You're just decending into slavery at the hands of ruthless lying manipulative "things" who conspire with each other as a violent, deceptive gang.
Edited by Hephasteus - 1/4/11 at 9:17pm
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