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Re: News: Turn Off Compiz to Improve Stability With Ubuntu Linux (was: [News] [Rival] Hilarious!! Microsoft 'Patches' Windows by Telling People to Castrate Features)

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____/ bbgruff on Tuesday 22 Sep 2009 13:54 : \____

> Tony Manco wrote:
>> Moshe Goldfarb wrote:
>>> On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 18:21:02 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> Microsoft says turn off Windows feature to protect Windows
>>> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+question/59652
>> And your point is?
>> That is no security issue...
> Awwww come on now, guys.
> This has to do with Google Earth, and flatfish has always been a tad
> emotional about it...
> Years ago, I remember the Windows Enthusiasts pointing out in this group
> that Google Earth was available for Windows, but not for Linux.
> Shortly afterwards, Google came up with a package (I use the word loosely)
> for Linux.
> In layman's terms, the instructions were:-
> 1. Download a file
> 2. Change permissions (to make it executable) as per instructions
> 3. Run it.
> I (yes, even I) got Google Earth working fine, but not poor flatfish.
> In fact, he wrote to say that not only could *he* not install it under
> Linux, but neither could TWELVE of his friends.
> From memory, I think that he'd missed step 2.
> It was a bad hair day (week?!) for him.
> Do cut the poor soul a bit of slack? :-)

Google Earth is actually an example of how to make a universal
installer that just works.

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