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Linux had that first

Postby heiowge » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:30 am

Any chance of an article on things that we beat Windows or Apple to? Stuff they take credit for that they nicked off us? Not that I'm bitter, but it's nice to really rub their noses in it occasionally!

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Postby Oh well! » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:52 pm

I like that idea. But . .. hang on a minute. Didn't Apple invent the rectangle! Linux ain't beating that. (Or was it all just in the weird imagination of Apple's legal department?)
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Postby nelz » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:02 pm

I know your game. You'll wait until LXF publishes such an article then claim that you thought of it first and start a patent suit :shock:
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Postby External_Floppy » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:56 pm

I like that idea. But . .. hang on a minute. Didn't Apple invent the rectangle! Linux ain't beating that. (Or was it all just in the weird imagination of Apple's legal department?)


Let Apple keep the 'rectangle', we'll stick with the 'oblong'. :)
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Postby Rhakios » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:59 am

Oh well! wrote:But . .. hang on a minute. Didn't Apple invent the rectangle!


Only if they bought the IP-rights from Euclid.
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Postby heiowge » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:09 am

External_Floppy wrote:Let Apple keep the 'rectangle', we'll stick with the 'oblong'. :)


As a maths teacher I banned the word "oblong" from my classroom. Kids couldn't tell whether it meant rectangle or cuboid.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:20 pm

Didn't Linux fans coin the word "Windoze" :)
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Postby godofthedevil » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:44 am

Dr evil:
he used to make outlandish claims like he invented the question mark


Linux had multtasking first.. and what did windows come with that.. the "switch user" box
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Postby nelz » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:08 pm

AmigaOS had pre-emptive multitasking many years before Linux even started.
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Re : Linux Firsts

Postby Nuke » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:05 pm

64 bit processing, several years before Windows.

It reflects the fact that the marketing droids never made much of 64-bit processing - if they had then Windows would have been much earlier with it and trumpeting the fact.

And yet even now the LXF cover disks have yet to catch up with it :cry:
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Re: Re : Linux Firsts

Postby towy71 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:20 pm

Nuke wrote:And yet even now the LXF cover disks have yet to catch up with it :cry:
shaddup your face :P ;-)
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Postby nelz » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:49 pm

Or is it that you haven't caught up with the cover discs?
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:08 pm

Why are there no 128 bit distros on the cover disks?
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Postby Bruno » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:19 am

You'll want distros compiled as ternaries next 8)
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Postby nelz » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:25 am

There's a 96 bit distro on DVD155, that will have to do you for now.
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