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Old 07-18-2009, 01:31 AM   #21
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no, if microcrap bought them, then anybody not using the latest version of windows would get banned and deleted. i love linux do its anything but hotmail for me
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:59 AM   #22
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Its an old saying, "The Best Things In Life Are Free!" Guess what? This is nolonger true. It takes time and money to keep any server up and going. Just ask these people here who manage this Badcaps site. Back in the past I used a few "free" P2P sites. Yes I could get anything that I wanted on these sites but I also got all the virus, and addware that I could handle. Now this isn't the issue that you have, but for me, I said the hell with it and went all "legal" on the software end a few years ago.
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:21 AM   #23
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well ubuntu is free and they are still around. they make money off paid tech support (the kind depolyed to large OEMs like dell) and special ultra advanced projects. its not that free software=bankrupt, but free software= make oney elsewhere. after all, it is just data on a disc.

so ultimately the best things are free to the average user.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:23 AM   #24
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i dumped geocities back in 2001
and i dumped yahoo mail in 2008 for gmail

in 1997 geocities was the rage
well... now im on x10hosting

and i couldnt be happier with gmail googleadsensing my email for ads......
well, thats why i have firefox w/ adblock, noscript, requestpolicy
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:24 AM   #25
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i dont like ubuntu personally, i found it to be crap

i prefer enterprise class linux (rh, fedora, madriva, + freebsd)
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:11 AM   #26
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i dumped geocities back in 2001
and i dumped yahoo mail in 2008 for gmail

in 1997 geocities was the rage
well... now im on x10hosting

and i couldnt be happier with gmail googleadsensing my email for ads......
well, thats why i have firefox w/ adblock, noscript, requestpolicy
i have an account at x10, but it is long dead as i never had time to build a site

i dumped y! mail aroud the same time you did...

my solution to googlesensing? either:

A. use a POP or better yet, IMAP client for your mail...

or

B. don't look at the ads! look at your email!

so, i use evolution for my mail and when i have to use gmail to view them, i simply ignore the ads... i didn't notice them until someone mentioned them a few months ago...
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