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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLlama
    So you would trust a Windows system to run the software required for laser eye surgery or a nuclear power plant?
    Stupid question.


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    Uhh, where did you get that information? I could make a virus before I was a Linux user. Most Linux users don't hate Windows, they simply prefer Linux. For example, I boot into Windows to record music and play games. The productivity I gain from Linux makes this worthwhile. I always thought there were more viruses for Windows because more idiots use Windows. Idiots are easier to fool and know less about security. Windows is also inherently not as secure because it's file system isn't as secure.
    I pulled it out of my butt, does that make you happy? Why do you think I said IN MY OPINION. It was pure speculation. Kind of like everything you have said.
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    i found this

    "Microsoft isnīt the answer, Microsoft is the question...Absolutely NO is the answer"

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    Ok ok ok... I'm not trying to spark OS wars or anything. We can argue about which OS is better but it won't get us anywhere. Instead we can explain benefits and drawbacks without bashing either OS. I'm guilty too.
    Windows has its place and so does Linux. It just happens that Linux's place is in my heart. Well, not quite in my heart, but as close as an operating system can get.

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    All the Microsoft and TCPA **** has been beginning to **** me off lately, hence i'm changing to linux

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    About half of the people in this thread are totally uneducated about "Linux"

    I hate how everyone calls it linux...Linux is the kernel, then there are support applications around the kernel. this makes up the distribution. so saying "i prefer linux as my OS" is kinda dumb, as you wouldn't have a OS.

    Anyways, i'm gonna stop wasting my time reading this thread kthnx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale
    About half of the people in this thread are totally uneducated about "Linux"

    I hate how everyone calls it linux...Linux is the kernel, then there are support applications around the kernel. this makes up the distribution. so saying "i prefer linux as my OS" is kinda dumb, as you wouldn't have a OS.

    Anyways, i'm gonna stop wasting my time reading this thread kthnx
    Wow. Relax, man. This is is a forum for folks to talk about putting computers into cars, not about the correct way to refer to the best OS (+basic utils) around.

    We should just happy if previously clueless folks start considering GNU/Linux; I'll worry about them tossing the wrong term around later. Frothing statements like yours just turn newbies off.

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    I have X-Voice for linux (the IBM version).

    I archived it before IBM changed the license for it. So it's completely GPL.

    There's better free VOX software out there though - like CMU Sphinx.

    Anyway, if there's enough interest, I can provide the old XVoice tarball.

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    hehe, reminds me of one of my friends. He would say Linux and if anyone complains he would say that he said "LiGNUx". Anyways, I think everyone is being to hard on the Linux vs GNU/Linux issue. Everyone I know just says "Linux".. My friends, professors, etc.. Maybe its a bad habit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubicon
    Not if you can find someone who grabbed ViaVoice before IBM took it away...
    I have the old IBM version of XVoice from before they pulled it. It's completely GPL and legit. It's just old.

    I can post it if there is enough interest.

    There are many better solutions out there, like CMU Sphinx (sorry Oll30). These library's let you tie voice control into almost ANY application. Since the source is available you can tweak it to your liking.

    Also, as for the benefits of using Linux - here are a few:

    The linux kernel is completely tweakable because it's source code is completely open. If you apply the same level of mastery to Linux that you Windows guru's have, it's like the equivalent of TweakUI on Steroids+Crack+Cocaine. It's a completely new way of looking at your OS. We've tweaked our kernel to not display any text at bootup, to show our logo during the brief boot process, and to load directly into our application. It's as seamless as a computer gets.

    Anyway, those are just my .02 sheckels.
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    I can say i'm very experienced in linux but....the only problem about it is...lot's of commercial apps don't exists for linux...could the sdk of destinator be a c/c++ library?we could make it work very good in linux..but...that's that **** all the time..commercial applications don't care about other people...they get for granted people will always turn back on windows. I had linux in my carPC for 1/2 weeks..but I got tired of don't have some apps windows have.
    www.sourcemage.org
    it's quite fast on booting a good kernel config can help too ..don't use that distros like mandrake redhat debian...their scripts..are too complicated and too big to change. linux from scratch would be a nice choice too if you are a linux guru
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