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Re: [News] Massive Successful Migration to GNU/inux in France

DFS wrote:
> High Plains Thumper wrote:
>> Sinister Midget wrote:
>>> High Plains Thumper claimed:
>>>> DFS wrote:
>>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>>> FR: Gendarmerie saves millions with open desktop and
>>>>>> web applications
>>>>>> http://www.osor.eu/news/fr-gendarmerie-saves-millions-with-open-desktop-and-web-applications
>>>>> This article contains at least two big lies by the
>>>>> French Lieutenant-Colonel Xavier Guimard:
>>>> Rather bold statements accusing a government official
>>>> for embracing FOSS without proof.
>>>>> 1) "Microsoft was forcing us to buy new software
>>>>> licences."
>>>> http://news.cnet.com/2100-1001-257511.html
>>>> [quote]
>>>> May 11, 2001 2:25 PM PDT Microsoft: It's Office XP or
>>>> bust
>>>> By Joe Wilcox Staff Writer, CNET News
>>>> A new licensing program being put in place by Microsoft
>>>> will force the majority of its business customers to
>>>> either upgrade to Office XP before Oct. 1 or pay a
>>>> heftier purchase price later, analysts say.
>>>> The Redmond, Wash.-based software company on Thursday
>>>> revamped its licensing program--in the process raising
>>>> fees anywhere from 33 percent to 107 percent for the
>>>> majority of customers, according to Gartner. [...]
>>>> "You're being forced to do an upgrade to get into
>>>> (Software Assurance)--or you can just wait, and at some
>>>> point in the future you can rebuy the license at full
>>>> price," said Gartner analyst Alvin Park. [...]
>>>> Worldwide, the change means Microsoft will pull in an
>>>> extra $3.6 billion in revenue the first year the program
>>>> is in place--or about 15 percent of the company's fiscal
>>>> 2000 revenue, according to Guernsey Research.
>>>> [/quote]
>>>>> 2) "Previously, one of us would be travelling all year
>>>>> just to install a new version of some anti virus
>>>>> application on the desktops in the Gendarmerie's
>>>>> outposts on the islands in French Polynesia. A similar
>>>>> operation now is finished within two weeks and does
>>>>> not require travelling."
>>>>> You don't have to travel anywhere to remotely install
>>>>> a new AV package on Windows.
>>>> There is no mention of what AV package was used, the
>>>> server configuration, etc.  However, it is not the first
>>>> time that installation of software has failed under
>>>> Windows and required manual intervention on the server.
>>>> http://www.kaspersky.com/sp/faq?chapter=168840246&qid=169066620
>>>> [quote]
>>>> Remote installation failed on the host: Setup process
>>>> error: 1607 (Unable to install InstallShield Scripting
>>>> Runtime) [...]
>>>> # In this case to solve the problem you should do the
>>>> following:
>>>> # Enter the system under the account with local
>>>> administrator rights and repeat the installation
>>>> # Reinstall InstallScript by launching ISScript file
>>>> e.g. from Kaspersky Antivirus 5.0 for Win workstations
>>>> distribution kit
>>>> # Do not use SUBST discs to install the product
>>>> # Register IDriver.exe and msiexec.exe:
>>>> [PROGRAMFILES]\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\7\Intel
>>>> 32\IDriver.exe /REGSERVER 
>>>> [WINDOWSFOLDER]\System32\msiexec.exe /REGSERVER
>>>> Detailed description of the problem solution is
>>>> available on the InstallShield site: 
>>>> http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q107070
>>>> Which also states,
>>>> [quote] All Windows Symptoms  When an InstallShield
>>>> setup is launched, the following error occurs:
>>>> Error -1607: Unable to install InstallShield Scripting
>>>> Runtime
>>>> Cause
>>>> This error can be caused for a number of reasons, many
>>>> of which are machine-specific. Some known causes for
>>>> this error are as follows:
>>>> * On Windows XP, there is a known issue with the
>>>> Microsoft Windows Installer Service that affects all
>>>> MSI-based setups. This error results when an MSI-based
>>>> setup is run from a virtual drive created via the
>>>> 'subst' command.
>>>> * Registry entries point to drive(s) that have been
>>>> created with the "subst" command.
>>>> * The file IDriver.exe is not registered properly.
>>>> * Permissions on the <WINDOWSFOLDER>\Installer folder
>>>> are insufficient.
>>>> * An older version of InstallShield Developer is being
>>>> used.
>>>> * The file msiexec.exe is not registered properly.
>>>> * An older version of the MSI engine has been installed
>>>> from a network drive that is no longer available.
>>>> * There are insufficient privileges in Windows.
>>>> * Another instance of the file "msiexec.exe" is running.
>>>> * Another MSI-based setup is running simultaneously.
>>>> * The default value of the Windows Documents & Settings 
>>>> folder has been changed to a different drive letter that
>>>> doesn't exist.
>>>> * The main drive letter (usually C:) does not have a
>>>> System account on it. [/quote]
>>> It must be a shame. Doofie doesn't know the first thing
>>> about linux. It now appears he knows little to nothing
>>> about Windross, too. Or else he lies about Windwoes the
>>> same as he lies about everything else.
>> It is the eve of Windows 7.  They are simply following a
>> pattern as designated by their masters.  It is rather sad
>> that they must resort to lies,
> Where's the lie, liar?

Another case of a reading comprehension problem, see above dialogue.

>> hateful language, poster attacks,
> What else do lying cola idiots deserve?

More ad hominem, calling the COLA posting community liars,
justifying attacks, this is beyond normal human decency.

>> libelous insulting language that if exercised in the open
>> would result in physical violence, lawsuit.
> You're so tough, soldier.

Further justification for attacks ....

>> They accuse the Linux advocates of driving away the
>> readership, but it is readily obvious who has done that.
> Yes it is: the "advocates".  They're the lusers who continue
> to post ridiculous lies and make the Linux "community" look
> like deranged fools.

More ad hominem, rather sad and repetitious ....

> * "half of [snip rest of troll shite]
>> hateful language, poster attacks, libelous insulting
>> language that if exercised in the open would result in 
>> physical violence, lawsuit.
>> They accuse the Linux advocates of driving away the
>> readership, but it is readily obvious who has done that.
>> http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2001-08-23-microsoft-letters.htm
>> [quote]
>> 08/23/2001 - Updated 11:30 AM ET
>> Report: Microsoft funded 'grass roots' campaign
>> LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft has been helping to fund a 
>> letter-writing campaign to pressure state attorneys general
>> to go easy in their antitrust lawsuits against the software
>> giant, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
>> Two letters sent earlier this year to Utah Attorney General
>> Mark Shurtleff contained the names of dead people, the
>> newspaper said.
>> The letter-writing campaign targeted some of the 18
>> attorneys general whose states have joined the U.S. Justice
>> Department in a sweeping antitrust lawsuit. No two letters
>> are identical but some contain similar wording and appeared
>> to be written spontaneously by ordinary people, the
>> newspaper said.
>> "It's sleazy," said Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch,
>> whose office received about 300 pro-Microsoft letters. "This
>> is not a company that appears to be bothered by ethical
>> boundaries."
>> [/quote]
> Not any sleazier than the vitriolic Linux fanbois who troll
> the Internet posting their anti-MS stupidity.

This smacks of:

'Use ... the Internet, etc. to heighten the impression that the
enemy is desperate, demoralized, defeated, ... associated with
mental deficiency, as in, "he believes in Santa Claus, the Easter
Bunny". Just keep rubbing it in, via the ... newsgroups, ... make
the complete failure of the competition's technology part of the
mythology of the computer industry.'

(Comes vs Microsoft lawsuit, Microsoft Evangelism document, PDF
pages 45 & 55 on http://www.groklaw.net/pdf/Comes-3096.pdf )

Quando omni flunkus moritati
(If all else fails, play dead)
- "Red" Green

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