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Own up whose car?

Postby towy71 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:49 pm

seen in Wales today linux_bmw

apologies for the stupid error in the subject line doh!
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RE: Own up who

Postby spottedcat » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:28 am

That's a fine photo, Towy, but a Beamer? Doesn't that rather belie the sandals and hippy image of Linux?

It reminds me of the days when registration numbers were of the form X123ABC. It was the N year and P was coming up. I thought to apply to DVLA for the <P155 OFF> number. But then I thought, no, some knuckle-headed passerby wouldn't get the joke, take it personally and key the car (or worse). And anyway, doesn't the DVLA have some po-faced section that sifts through all the number-letter combinations for potentially rude ones?
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RE: Own up who

Postby CJLL » Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:42 am

I thought Beemers were M$ powered with the usual catostrophic effects

http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/hardware/ ... 270,00.htm

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RE: Own up who

Postby towy71 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:44 am

Brings a whole new meaning to a car crash ;-)
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RE: Own up who

Postby GMorgan » Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:01 pm

Bit ironic advertising Linux on a car powered by Windows.
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Re: RE: Own up who

Postby TheDoctor » Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:25 pm

GMorgan wrote:Bit ironic advertising Linux on a car powered by Windows.


It's obviously a trade, in exchange for Microsoft using Linux in their in-house systems.
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Re: RE: Own up who

Postby Hello » Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:15 pm

TheDoctor wrote:
GMorgan wrote:Bit ironic advertising Linux on a car powered by Windows.


It's obviously a trade, in exchange for Microsoft using Linux in their in-house systems.


Nice to know they are keeping the information they hold on us secure :wink:
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RE: Re: RE: Own up who

Postby GMorgan » Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:41 pm

Yeah but we shouldn't pick on that poor, disempowered megacorperation should we. They only want a secure network, how else would they achieve it. Certainly wouldn't use Windows would they.
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RE: Re: RE: Own up who

Postby towy71 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:36 pm

ooh you naughty boy ;-)
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RE: Re: RE: Own up who

Postby GMorgan » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:41 pm

What I don't get. Didn't they buy a license from them who must not be named. If they already own a corperate unix license then why aren't they using that instead of Linux. It doesn't make sense to use a competitors OS when an alternative is available.
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RE: Re: RE: Own up who

Postby Nigel » Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:33 pm

Because they've found out it doesn't do the job, and Linux does ?
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