Nicely said Virgil! :D You almost make it sound like you are not already in the club just by
using LibreOffice and a bit more besides! :)
The Tux penguin is a mascot of Gnu&Linux but used a bit more widely in OpenSource generally too.
I was thinking of using a cuddly toy as a way of sounding out the IT department. Only people "in
the know" would recognise it and you might see a flash of a grin from just 1 individual and be
able to make contact with that person when the Windows fanboys aren't around. Like a super
secret symbol used by a secret society so members can recognise each other. Like 2 fishes or
dodgy handshakes or logos.
From: Kracked_P_P---webmaster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, 5 October 2013, 13:32
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Penguins: (Was Corrupt Installer Errors??)
We are not weird, just passonate about Open Source.
Actually, to be honest, having some type of penguin stuff animal or sign
at our work desks can be a good conversation starter for Linux, Open
Source Packages, and even LO. Instead of you coming to them, they come
to you and would not be concidered rude on your side to answer questions
when they come to you.
The Penguin Defence Squad poster was just something to give others a
Well, to be perfectly honest, it is weird for us to . . . .
1 - want to pay for an operating system for our computers, if we get a
good one for free.
2 - want to pay for an office suite when you can get a good one for free
- think LO
3 - want to deal with all of the crashes and other stability issues
4 - want to have the OS "type" that runs most of the Internet and other
"must be up 99.99% of the time" servers?
5 - want to have the freedom to choose what the desktop environment will
look like - Untiy, KDE, MATE, and a whole lot of others - instead of
what some big company boss decides you must like.
It is called Freedom
by the way
more and more industries are moving over to Linux as their primary
business systems, desktop and server, and dropping MS products, after MS
decided that everyone wanted those little tiles on your computer and
many other things that businesses really do not want.
Would you have 10+ windows open and on the screen or minimized to the
"tray"? When I work, I tend to have many windows open at the same time,
or minimized so I can interact with all them creating my documents.
Last Time I tried it on Windows, Vista or Win7, it was a nightmare.
I really love Ubuntu Linux over Windows 7. I started using Linux when I
could not find a free Windows package to do what I needed after the
Windows package crashed and would not allow me to reinstall it. I have
been using it as my default desktop since early spring of 2010. I have
all my Windows laptops dual booting to Ubuntu as well. There are
something I need Windows for, but I rarely use it more than a few times
Yes, we are weird, but it is a good weird.
On 10/05/2013 07:44 AM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
These two messages 'splain a lot. You Linux dudes are really weird. ;)
-----Original Message----- From: Kracked_P_P---webmaster
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 8:53 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Corrupt Installer Errors??
I collect every non-movie-character penguin stuffed animal as I can
find. I think they are cute, for some odd reason.
Still, it would be interesting to see more Tux Penguin "items" being
sold somewhere so you could have a "Tux" on your desk or door, or
somewhere. Then if the ask why you have a pengiun there, you could tell
them. Actually, I found severl hundred penguin images that have the
character dressed in super hero and other "costumes". I even have a
self made poster stating that my place is defended by a Penguin Defence
Squad with about a dozen costume character penguines that are dresses in
such a way that I would not want to have a bunch of humans dress liked
that I had to go up against, even if a few look more Halloween costume
than real type people would wear.
On 10/04/2013 11:09 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Maybe consider being nice to them and getting a cute cuddly penguin
as a present. Also see if you can spot anyone that already has a
penguin on their desk as they might be more amenable to using
Personally i tend to hate cute and cuddly things but even so if it
was a penguin that would make me smile. Penguins are so cool,
From: contrazz <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 4:59
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: Corrupt Installer Errors??
Nice thread hijack, folks!
From busted downloads to nefarious Wi-Fi in three easy steps!
My company's firewall doesn't allow torrent downloads.
I never use IE unless it's the only option.
I used Firefox and Chrome - with identical, broken results.
Eventually, I took one of the computers off-site, and immediately got
Back inside the perimeter, another try yielded another broken file.
I'll grouch to my IT crew about it tomorrow.
Hope y'all have fun with the Wi-Fi thread ... !
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