[rescue] OT: FeeCee rescue
paul at techcenter3000.com
Wed Oct 1 15:02:29 CDT 2003
Heheh. Welllll..the hardware is a loss leader ya know. I've seen a couple
X-Boxes running Linux, which is just..well..umm..confusingly appropriate.
I'd call that a double poke in the eye for M$. Lose money on the hardware
AND have another non-M$ bloatwareware laden system out there.
----- Original Message -----
From: "N.Miller" <vraptor at promessage.com>
To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2003 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: [rescue] OT: FeeCee rescue
> On Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at 05:32 AM, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 07:43:12PM -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> >> On Tue, 30 Sep 2003, Kurt Huhn wrote:
> >>>> (Besides, I need *something* to play games on. :)
> >>> I use a MIPS-based computer to do that. Guess which one?
> >> I thought you used a PPC-derivative.
> > I believe he has a PS2. The only PPC derivative I know of is the
> > gamecube.
> One of my Mac friends recently rationalized an Xbox (used)
> purchase by saying, "This will prevent me from having to
> buy a PC to game on." When I told him M$ would still get
> money from it (we recently had a philosophical discussion
> about the fact that putting any $ in M$'s pocket is,
> essentially, putting a $ into the pocket of an entity trying
> to get rid of every UNIX sys admin on the planet), he said,
> "Not if I only buy used games."
> Still seems like a bargain with the devil to me.
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