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Yay? I think I need to switch to a closer gym....
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I'm with Han on this...

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Re-sharing because starting people on linux and OSS is a digital gateway to a better computing world. Linux is behind android phones, the OLPCs and various other devices that you probably didn't know run on linux. So give it a try sometime. Worse comes to worse, you only wasted a cheap CD.
 
Hey, since it's #Linux 's  birthday sort of, how about some links to live CD images from a few distros why not?

Live CDs are neat. You put it into your machine, start up and boot from the CD. You get to run the Linux operating system of your choice without ever touching your existing system. When you get frustrated or bored, you simply restart and BAM you're back in familiar territory. If you really like it and want to make it your primary OS, you can do it right from the CD.

You can also use these to install and run Linux from a Virtual Machine, like Virtual Box on the Mac (https://www.virtualbox.org/).

So here are a few, in alphabetical-don't-even-complain-to-me-about-the-order-or-if-your-preferred-distro-isnt-here-I-swear-to-jeebus order:

#Debianhttp://www.debian.org/CD/live/

#Fedorahttps://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedraLiveCD

#LinuxMinthttp://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

#Ubuntuhttp://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

A quick note about Linux: I love it, and I find it very easy to use. However, it isn't for everyone, and an unfortunately large number of Linux users aren't the best ambassadors for the OS. Just ignore the holy wars about ... um ... well, everything, and don't engage someone who wants to scream about how you can recompile modules yourself and you're stupid if you don't. Yeah, it's awesome that you can modify your installation however you want ... but the vast majority of users don't want to do that, or care about it. They just want something that works, and I can tell you that -- unlike when I started with Linux in the 90s -- these days it Just Works. And it is awesome.

Existing Linux users: let's be good ambassadors in the comments, okay? Save the arguments about desktops and patent wars for some other time that never happens, why not.
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Trying to compile MSPGCC on OSX Mountian Lion. So far less than successful  Lessons learned so far: Xcode now must have the command lines tools (gcc, etc) installed separately by going to the preferences and clicking install under downloads.
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I am an idiot. I came across a virus that nothing would detect, cleaned it, and forgot to save a viral sample! /me face palms.
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I originally thought that having multiple mp3 stores (amazon, play, iTunes) would mean prices would be different or there would be competition. Prices are almost exactly the same on everything I want. Yay big media.
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A quick comment on ownership and streaming. I do not conceive how ownership can be exerted through these streaming movie services. Ownership implies that something is yours, right? What are you buying when you "own" an amazon instant streaming movie? A copy of the movie? No, no copies are made until you stream it, and each time you stream it, you are getting a different copy each time. There is no ownership there. The original copy is still the master streaming copy. What do you own?

I believe the answer is nothing. You are not paying for ownership of that movie on Vudu but simply the right to download the data temporarily and view it, and then delete it. You are paying for access rights. The problem with this is, ownership gives you an actual claim to a product. If I own a DVD, I have the DVD. No copy going bankrupt or copyright owner being pissy can say I cannot watch my DVD. But what happens if say Disney decides they don't want their movies on Vudu? You do not own the movie, you own the rights to view it on Vudu. If Vudu no longer has the right to host the movie, what have you really paid for? You have no stake or ownership in the movie!

What astounds me about this paradigm is that despite this, this "ownership" of movies that is constantly being marketed is still quite expensive! For example, Dredd [2012] currently costs $20 to "own" streaming in HD. To buy a 3-D Blue Ray Pack however is $20 and comes with a digital copy. This copy you actually do own. Albiet it has DRM to prevent you from using it every way you want, but it is in your possession. You own it. I just don't understand why people accept this price setup.
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Its a tricky question. I know when i get a CD, first thing I do is put it into iTunes. I won't pretend that this is a simple question. It isn't. But I still assert that ownership of a stream does not make sense :P
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Ever had an activation issue with Microsoft Office? Thats because its #defectivebydesign . Because of their DRM setup on their software, I had to waste 30 minutes that did not need to be wasted on their support line entering a 54 character code so that I can have the privilege of using Word. This is why people are using keygens and crackers and this is why people do not like Microsoft!
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Yeah, this is my view on it really. The basic ideas of the republican party in essence are very good. The problem is that it has been taken over by very twisted minds...
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I should use this more, it seems cool!
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I can't get it to run on my phone. :-( I generally keep stuff until I need to free space. It's a great idea as a mobile app but you don't check a scheme as often as a todo list etc. It really only needs to be checked when you feel goalless or like you are going no where. So theoretically, not having to use it is a good thing.

I personally would keep it if not simply so it can be there when I want it. But then again, it won't work on my phone.

Written on my phone, please excuse my brevity or logical errors. 
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They ran out of the pizza I wanted. How do you run out? Can you not make more? In general rude. Got the feeling they didn't want my business, so they didn't get it. I have been to Papa Murphy's in Texas plenty of times and have never had an issue. Always excellent pizza and nice people. Something is *very* wrong with this location.
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I am stuck across the country and have had bad luck sending flowers in the past. For a while I thought the only good florist was over here in DFW. I was wrong completely. I think this was the best arranged, most beautiful set of flowers I have ever bought for valentines day. It's normally tough buying over the phone for me. Flowers are so visual and phones are by definition not. The arrangement was so incredible that I am considering adjusting past opinions of other florists I have bought from.
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Good food. Had a Cuban half with veggie soup. All great! Reasonably priced and good for a quick lunch. Very friendly people. Beware though, they close after lunch at around 2:30ish. We were at the closing end. It didn't make anything less enjoyable; I just don't like arriving when a place is about to close.
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For the record, I think its rather silly for me to be rating a post office, but I think I should warn people, drive further and go to a different location. Look, its a post office. No one expects cheery people or anything. I expected to be barely tolerated. I still wasn't prepared for what happened. I can honestly say this is the first time that I felt that someone truly hated me. I don't know if it was just me, or something else, but the person behind the counter could not stand my existence! I had to leave and go to a different location to ship my package. At another location, there was no problem at all. Do not go to this location unless you want to loose your faith in humanity as a whole. Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.
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They are awesome. Nice and friendly people. Good food. Food comes out pretty fast and has been very consistent. When I am having a bad day, this is one of my destinations because they make me happier.
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Excellent burger. Not soaked in grease like some other places. Juicy and delicious and the perfect size. I got the special of the month with a spicy mayo sauce. Completely worth it. Their fries have great flavor and if/when I come back in town, I will go here again. Also, the facilities were clean as were the tables. Wouldn't call this a place to stay for a while, but for a really good burger for a quick meal, this is the place.
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