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  • Hamilton Co. (TN) Sheriff (Dem) Arrested on Bribery, Money Laundering, Extortion charges

    02/05/2008 1:59:18 PM PST · 15 of 15
    Space Wrangler to Space Wrangler

    ***********UPDATE******************

    New Charge Brought Against Sheriff Billy Long -

    Agents Say He Was Helping With “Cocaine Deal” At Time Of Arrest

    A fourth charge has been brought against Hamilton County Sheriff Billy Long, prosecutors said Monday.

    The sheriff was out helping with what he believed was a sale of 10 kilograms of cocaine on Saturday morning when he was arrested, prosecutor Gary Humble said.

    After he was arrested, Sheriff Long told federal agents “he had made bad choices for which he was sorry,” the new complaint says.

    The prosecutor said Sheriff Long on Saturday went to the business of a man described as a cooperating witness (CW).

    He said 10 kilograms of cocaine were loaded into the trunk of the CW’s vehicle, and the sheriff was told it was being dropped off at another location.

    Sheriff Long followed the CW to the “drop” and then gave him a ride back to the business.

    Then he took a split of $48,000 from the alleged drug deal, prosecutor Humble said.

    He said the CW told the sheriff that he had to dispose of a gun the sheriff had given him earlier. He said Sheriff Long told him he had “done the right thing” and said he would get him another gun.

    Sheriff Long is also charged with providing a gun to a felon, with bribery and with money laundering.

    He made a brief court appearance on Monday afternoon before Magistrate Bill Carter and was again handcuffed and wearing the same jeans jacket as he did Saturday afternoon.

    A detention hearing and preliminary hearing were delayed to allow attorney Jerry Summers to talk with Sheriff Long and to study the new charges.

    It will be Friday at 2 p.m.

    Those in the crowded courtroom included County Commission Chairman Bill Hullander and County Attorney Rheubin Taylor. Chairman Hullander said he has gotten no word that Sheriff Long has resigned from his post.

    The new charge carries a charge of 10 years to life.

    Sheriff Long was held in isolation in a facility in Blount County over the weekend, but he is now being held in the Bradley County Jail.

    Meanwhile, Rep. Vince Dean said he is considering a race for sheriff at the expected election in August.

    John Bailes, chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, issued this statement, “The Hamilton County Democratic Party believes that injecting party politics into the judicial proceedings concerning Sheriff Long is petty and unproductive. Democrats have full confidence that our federal court system will be judicious and exact in dealing with this case.

    “Moving forward, our party will stay focused on the presidential primary this week and upcoming elections later this year.”

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    This guy is not some backwater Sheriff....Hamilton Co is metropolitan in nature, and it is almost beyond the imagination that anyone this dirty could be elected to the position he made it to.

    Of course his lawyer is playing up the fact that Long had recently attended a John Edwards campaign event, so the bust MUST have been timed for political purposes.

  • Hamilton Co. (TN) Sheriff (Dem) Arrested on Bribery, Money Laundering, Extortion charges

    02/04/2008 10:31:36 AM PST · 14 of 15
    Space Wrangler to Chuck54

    He’s caught. The Feds have him on video and audio tape discussing his crimes in detail. I’m a firm believer in innocent until proven guilty, but that’s in the eyes of a court. I have no such constraints, and he’s toast!

    He has a bond hearing in about 30 minutes, at 2 pm EST. Federal prosecutors have already been on record opposing his release. That tells more than anything else at this point.

  • Hamilton Co. (TN) Sheriff (Dem) Arrested on Bribery, Money Laundering, Extortion charges

    02/04/2008 7:20:03 AM PST · 10 of 15
    Space Wrangler to maine-iac7

    Pretty much. The county commission can begin ouster proceedings, but it will take time.

  • Hamilton Co. (TN) Sheriff (Dem) Arrested on Bribery, Money Laundering, Extortion charges

    02/04/2008 6:57:51 AM PST · 6 of 15
    Space Wrangler to Red Badger

    Maybe, maybe not. It does not appear at this time that there were any other LE involved. The FBI had him up for over 9 mos. It seems that anyone else’s involvement would have come to light in that time. The scuttlebut is that a judge could be involved as well, but it’s nothing but rumor at this point.

  • Hamilton Co. (TN) Sheriff (Dem) Arrested on Bribery, Money Laundering, Extortion charges

    02/04/2008 6:46:34 AM PST · 1 of 15
    Space Wrangler
    Another high profile dem goes down hard in the TN Valley. This one was a shock. Sheriff Long was at a John Edwards campaign event this past Tuesday, and by Saturday he's in jail with no bond. The arrest has local LE bewildered. At least for now, it appears that Long was a lone wolf, and was not being helped with his crimes from within the department. Rumor has it that a judge could be next on the hotseat. Pretty wild weekend in Chattanooga to say the least.
  • Vista is Most Secure OS: I Can’t Stop Laughing…

    01/30/2008 5:51:52 AM PST · 5 of 9
    Space Wrangler to Clara Lou

    You nailed Geek Squad squarely on the head. They are not technical people, and conversely, should someone with competent technical abilities somehow get hired on to the Geek Squad, their lives will be made so miserable that they end up quitting. Geek Squad is merely a sales force trained in technical jargon. I always get a good laugh out of conversations with them.

  • Tech question - Vista to XP

    01/22/2008 5:52:06 PM PST · 43 of 44
    Space Wrangler to Still Thinking

    Haven’t run across that problem yet on Dells. I’m sure it will start to become a problem in the near future though.

  • Tech question - Vista to XP

    01/22/2008 8:08:46 AM PST · 6 of 44
    Space Wrangler to Domandred

    Shouldn’t be a problem. I’ve done 3 or 4 XP to Vista downgrades on Dell laptops, and it’s just a matter of setting the BIOS to boot from CD\DVD and then nuking the partition to allow for a clean XP installation.

  • Lost And Found at Lake Lanier

    11/30/2007 10:20:06 AM PST · 8 of 21
    Space Wrangler to Oshkalaboomboom

    I recently bought a Waverunner from a guy who owned a very nice place on Lanier. Even though the ski was two years old, it was literally in showroom condition because he said he had hardly been able to use it. What little he had used it entailed a 20 mile drive to the nearest accesible boat ramp (he said there were a dozen or so between his place and the one he was forced to use, but they had been closed all summer) , and he said that now even it was closed. He went on to tell me that even over the last five years he had very litte time where he actually had water under his dock enough to use it and access his waterfront. Rough stuff.

  • RIAA told to show cause why .edu subpoenas shouldn't be quashed

    11/19/2007 11:10:28 AM PST · 6 of 8
    Space Wrangler to ShadowAce

    Even though it doesn’t identify an attormey as the one filing the motions, it most likely is. Standard journalistic parlance usually attributes litigants court actions as their own, even though lawyers are the ones actually doing it.

  • Kerry vows to disprove Swift boat claims [prepared to prove the lie beyond any reasonable doubt]

    11/16/2007 1:28:59 PM PST · 34 of 78
    Space Wrangler to Lions Gate

    I think everyone is kind of missing the point of this election year PR stunt. Kerry isn’t running for anything. He will make the appearance of ‘presenting his case’, but in the end when he is unable, it’s really of no consequence. What it does do, is paint the various 501c’s as ‘liars’. Then the various dem candidates who get ravaged by them can shake their heads and point and say things like ‘they’re lying about me like the lied about John Kerry’. Never mind that a ‘lie’ was never proven. We now have headlines like “Kerry vows to disprove Swift boat claims [prepared to prove the lie beyond any reasonable doubt]” in the public record. No one will remember that he never actually did it, just that he said he was going to.

    What you’re seeing is here the birth of a brand new election year red herring.

  • LA man charged in massive wiretap, ID theft fraud case

    11/12/2007 6:24:09 AM PST · 4 of 6
    Space Wrangler to Gorzaloon

    I would add to that the abuse of trust he committed by being a ‘security consultant’. Said position probably gave him near un-fettered access to the systems he infected, which in my opinion, makes extreme punishment all the more acceptable. I agree that these people should rot away in prison for the rest of their lives as a deterrent to others who would do the same.

  • Comcast Admits Delaying Some Traffic

    10/23/2007 8:12:49 PM PDT · 23 of 24
    Space Wrangler to dennisw
    I wouldn't go so far as to say no down time, but with the telcos a call to their incident response is not met with the sound of drool dripping to the desk at the other end of the line. But yes, cable suffers not only a higher rate of non-connectivity, the incident response time is abhorrent. A call to their incident queue to report a high availability connection is down is met with the same level of urgency of telling them that your Channel 16 is starting to get some lines in it. But rest assured, that no matter which two of those problems you called to report, the same guy will be dispatched to correct it. Eventually.
  • Comcast Admits Delaying Some Traffic

    10/23/2007 5:45:41 PM PDT · 11 of 24
    Space Wrangler to dennisw

    I’d say you’re right. It has been my experience that Comcast, as well as all other cable internet providers I have dealt with are chocked full of incompetent ‘techs’ and this just seems to be yet another ham-fisted attempt by incompetents to ‘experiment’ on their customers. I have seen more than one bring down entire network sectors only to learn that the person responsible was some $12/hr tech with unprecedented network security access. In my part of the world, businesses avoid cable internet like the plague.

  • Air America abandons Austin

    10/23/2007 5:38:20 PM PDT · 26 of 60
    Space Wrangler to Gay State Conservative
    I have XM, and every so often, when I feel that I may have been bad, I punish myself with small snippets of Err America just to see what's going on. The first thing you notice, even over the general paranoid tone of the hosts, is that it just plain sucks. It is horrible radio. Every show, and every host take part in this, pardon the term, mental masturbation, constantly reinforcing one another, and emulating what they think conservative talkers are doing. It's mildly amusing in short doses. Very short doses.
  • I hate Macs

    10/22/2007 8:11:02 PM PDT · 73 of 95
    Space Wrangler to RachelFaith

    My initial reaction to Office ‘07 was pretty much the same as yours, but after working with it for a month or so, I have found that the layout actually makes more sense. Users of previous versions always grumble about it for the first few weeks, but it’s been my experience that even the most hardened users of previous versions are off and running in a fairly short time period, and then grumble about going back to the same previous versions they loved so much just a few weeks before. There are a number of “here’s where the common tasks are” guides available on the internet that are helpful in reducing the learning curve.

  • I hate Macs

    10/22/2007 8:02:59 PM PDT · 70 of 95
    Space Wrangler to isthisnickcool

    If you like Sabayon, you really should check out PCLinuxOS 2007. I’m a recent Sabayon convert myself to it. I still have Sabayon running as a partition, but it’s getting ready to get relegated to a VM. I’m now running PCLOS 80%+ of the time. It’s the best thought out and deployed distro I’ve seen to date.

  • IMAGINATIONS ARE RUNNING WILD IN AN ALL-NEW "SOUTH PARK" WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 AT 10:00 P.M.

    10/22/2007 7:52:42 PM PDT · 9 of 13
    Space Wrangler to chasio649

    I definitely see Kyle saving the day, and being excused from his impending humiliation by Presidential decree.

  • Spyware Info

    10/22/2007 5:30:38 PM PDT · 32 of 41
    Space Wrangler to ButThreeLeftsDo

    Since everyone is throwing recommendations out there, I’ll get mine in. AVG makes a superb anti-spyware program. As Sr. Network Admin, I have successfully lobbied to have the paid version added to most of our Critical user/Execs PC’s. You can get the same program for free, the only difference being that you have to manually update and scan with the free version. I have been a big fan of AVG A/V suite for years, and their A/S offering is every bit on par.

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/29116/us/frt/0

  • Good-bye NetWare, hello Linux: Novell Open Enterprise 2.0

    10/09/2007 5:08:50 PM PDT · 10 of 15
    Space Wrangler to Grut

    If you think Ubuntu is so sweet, I challenge you to give PC Linux OS 2007 a test drive. After installing it as a virtual machine and tinkering around with it for an afternoon, I installed it as a dual boot option on my laptop, and haven’t looked back. Of course I didn’t think Ubuntu was all that hot to begin with, but PCLOS is the new apple of my eye.

  • Verizon Wireless Products May Depress Apple Shares To Bargain Level: Analyst

    10/06/2007 11:15:27 PM PDT · 4 of 16
    Space Wrangler to Swordmaker

    LG is definitely my preferred brand of cell phone hands down. I have found their offerings to be both cheaper, and of better quality than any of the competition.

  • DRM troubles drive ex-Microsoft employee to Linux

    10/03/2007 4:26:02 PM PDT · 13 of 13
    Space Wrangler to RightOnTheLeftCoast

    PCLOS is the bomb. Blows Ubuntu and every variant of it away. KDE is rock solid and sets up out of the box, and if your machine will handle it, Beryl runs as solid on it as any distro I have ever tried...and once again comes pre-configured out of the box. Glad you liked it. Your reaction is about the same as everyone I have recommended it to. They don’t even know why they were messing with Ubuntu after just a few hrs in PCLOS.

  • DRM troubles drive ex-Microsoft employee to Linux

    10/01/2007 8:20:59 PM PDT · 9 of 13
    Space Wrangler to RightOnTheLeftCoast

    There’s a program built in to almost all distros that is equivalent to the Files & Settings Transfer Wizard in Windows, but nothing I am aware of that will port your apps over. Things like emails, contacts, bookmarks, favorites, etc however will move over with ease.

  • DRM troubles drive ex-Microsoft employee to Linux

    10/01/2007 3:15:31 PM PDT · 6 of 13
    Space Wrangler to RightOnTheLeftCoast

    You really should take a look at PCLinuxOS 2007. Very slick interface, and a little more tweakable for the enthusiast, and just as easy to use for the beginner over any of the Ubuntu distros. I have pretty much abandoned my two previous favorite distros, which was Knoppix and Sabayon for the perfect blend of ease of installation/maintenance and tweakability that I have found PCLOS to be.

    As for the various DRM schemes floating around, Linux works pretty well for circumventing the maddening realization that you just paid for a song, and are now locked out of using it on all but just a few of your devices.

    And in the realm of DRM, those that hate MS (and others)for their ridiculously overbearing schemes, should really, really hate the crew from Cupertino. iTunes is downright draconian in its DRM “solutions”.

  • Attack on Iran Said To Be Imminent

    09/28/2007 10:41:41 PM PDT · 49 of 65
    Space Wrangler to BillM

    Why do you believe that? The B2 is strictly a US aircraft, and unless you know something no one else knows, the strike into Syria was conducted solely by the Israelis.

  • New South Park episodes start Wednesday, October 3 - NEXT WEEK!

    09/26/2007 6:26:16 PM PDT · 15 of 25
    Space Wrangler to lesser_satan

    Cartman faking Tourettes....I can see this one being chocked full of soon to be classic Cartman quotes. LOL!!

  • Mozilla gets serious about e-mail

    09/18/2007 4:47:05 PM PDT · 10 of 13
    Space Wrangler to TChris
    MySQL is very close to being ready for primetime. As a matter of fact, I can see MySQL making inroads in the db market before I can see any other OSS mail server/client chipping away at Outlook/Exchange. MySQL isn't there yet, but it's chugging away, and I can see it being a real market force in a year or two.
  • Imagine a World Without Adobe

    09/13/2007 6:04:28 PM PDT · 18 of 20
    Space Wrangler to CedarDave

    I would also point out that Adobe Reader 8.0 wreaks all manner of havoc on systems that have network printers mapped. Adobe 8 is a big no-no in our enterprise.

  • MS admits Vista challenges

    08/24/2007 6:11:14 PM PDT · 83 of 138
    Space Wrangler to Babu
    but the geeks at Best Buy claim that there are keys in the motherboard or something, so that if I try to install XP on this Visduh machine, it will not work, and that further, the various drivers in the machine will not work with XP. Does anyone know if this is true or not?

    The 'geeks' at Best Buy are nothing more than salespeople masquerading as computer techs. If you forget every piece of technical info you ever knew, the one tidbit that you would want to hold on to is that the 'geek squad' knows little more than what they have been told to tell you by their corporate overlords. Should a knowledgeable, competent technician somehow slip through the hiring process, he won't make it long before he is run out of the store on a rail for daring to actually help someone.

    In short, the geek was blowing smoke up your south end. XP can be run on a partition, as a virtual machine, or as the sole OS on your laptop. 'Keys' in the motherboard to prevent an XP install!! That's rich!

    I had one tell me that the malfunctioning DVD drive in my moms laptop was a virus.

  • Migrating a school district to OpenOffice

    07/18/2007 6:25:31 PM PDT · 21 of 23
    Space Wrangler to Klutz Dohanger
    I had no such luck with MS licensing, and believe me, I tried.

    Give me a clean load of 98SE on a PII 400 mhz with 128mb of ram, and I’ll show you a machine that zips through web browsing, and word processing programs, faster than any open source kludge patched to the hilt to “fit into the system”.

    You may want to dip your feet a bit into the open source world. I can think of five modern distros off the top of my head that are far superior to Win98, and would run perfectly on the machine you spec'd.

  • Migrating a school district to OpenOffice

    07/17/2007 7:40:33 PM PDT · 10 of 23
    Space Wrangler to N3WBI3

    Open Office is an excellent cost cutting measure that makes for a viable alternative to the $300+ MS Office suite about 75% of the time, and maybe even more than that in an educational environment. We did this at my children’s small, privately funded Christian school where the two choices we had were Open Office or nothing. I am right now in the midst of putting together our elementary computer lab, and the donated machines that don’t have a Windows license are getting PC Linux 2007 and Open Office put on them.

  • iPhone Activation Disasters

    07/03/2007 8:27:21 PM PDT · 23 of 117
    Space Wrangler to ByDesign

    It was my understanding from a WSJ article a month or two back that Apple was locked in with AT&T by time frame and not device. I’m by no means 100% sure, but it seems that the article went out of its way to point out the fact that Apple & AT&T were joined at the hip in the cell phone market for at least two years.

  • iPhone Activation Disasters

    07/03/2007 8:07:12 PM PDT · 4 of 117
    Space Wrangler to angkor

    Yep.....marrying the iPhone to AT&T for such a long period of time, in my opinion, was a HUGE mistake.

  • Apple's iPhone Misses Sales Targets

    07/03/2007 8:01:29 PM PDT · 18 of 30
    Space Wrangler to magellan
    Five days is hardly enough time to call it either way, but I'd imagine that the activation mis-steps hurt sales at least somewhat. At $600, I'd imagine that alot of the potential market is adopting a wait and see attitude. If the iPhone holds up and performs as advertised Apple will have another winner on their hands.

    Personally, I think marrying the iPhone to AT&T for such an extended period was a huge mistake. But time will tell.

  • Loch Ness monster aficionados say new video among the finest taken

    06/02/2007 10:51:44 PM PDT · 23 of 25
    Space Wrangler to Larry Lucido

    I’m gonna need ‘bout three-fiddy.

  • XM Radio Suspends Opie & Anthony (for rape comments about the First Lady/Condi)

    05/17/2007 7:33:34 PM PDT · 182 of 182
    Space Wrangler to FreedomCalls

    I’d be pretty pissed too if I was forced to apologize for doing my job. And you could fire them in the sense that you could keep them from doing their radio show, but you’d still be paying them until their contract ran out.

  • XM Radio Suspends Opie & Anthony (for rape comments about the First Lady/Condi)

    05/15/2007 4:44:29 PM PDT · 142 of 182
    Space Wrangler to Hydroshock
    Did anyone here actually hear, in context, what was said? I didn't think so. Because if you did, and you still cheer on this suspension, then turn in your 'conservative' cards, and snuggle up with the PC Police over at Air America. The technique used here has been used on Rush numerous times, and his only true defense was his 20 million + listeners who actually knew what was said and the context in which it was said. You people really should know better than this. A throw away line, spoken in humor (as tasteless as it may have been, with no malice whatsoever, has you people cheering this suspension on, and openly hoping for their firing. For words. Spoken with the sole intent of humor. Nothing more. Assuming that any of you really think that either of these two radio personalities were calling for the rape of these women, consider yourselves informed. That wasn't the case. If you still openly hope that they are fired for their words, then your brownshirts are neatly pressed and ready for pick up at the cleaners.
  • Shock Jocks Opie & Anthony Suspended For 30 Days CBS Radio: They Will Be On Air Tomorrow

    05/15/2007 4:30:36 PM PDT · 23 of 38
    Space Wrangler to Malsua

    I’m more than dismayed that so many conservatives here on FR are supporting XM in this suspension. As with Imus, the comments were taken completely out of context, and spun from tasteless humor into political controversy from thin air. As was said above, the club that is currently beating O&A to the cheers of many freepers will be turned on all the conservative talkers eventually. It saddens me deeply that so many here fail to see the shortsightedness of their cheerleading.

    Freepers pride themselves on being well informed, but this case sheds light on the fact that many are nothing more than spoon fed media babies, lapping up whatever is dished out with a smile on their face finishing it up with righteous indignation.

    As you said, neither of these guys advocated the rape of anyone. It was merely a throw away line that came to the attention of everyone here because Imus’ blood is still swirling in the water, and the people who would dictate to us what we think and say needed to feed again.

    Freepers: You better get a grip and figure out whats going on here. Today O&A for a throw away line in humor, tomorrow Rush Limbaugh for pointing out some other factual point, taken (once again) completely out of context, that may or may not hinge on race. Wake up!

  • Howard Dean told Kansas Gov. Sebelius to Lie

    05/10/2007 5:09:14 PM PDT · 101 of 165
    Space Wrangler to coffee260

    Some how I’ve never heard of Quinn and Rose. What time and what channel on XM do they come on?

  • Dell Press Release: We're going to pre-install Ubuntu

    05/01/2007 8:11:28 PM PDT · 44 of 86
    Space Wrangler to Halfmanhalfamazing

    I’m not impressed with Ubuntu in the least...I just simply don’t need the training wheels. Ubuntu doesn’t even come close to making my top 10. Glad to see Dell offering a choice though. Any of you OSSers tried PC Linux OS?? I’m liking it alot. It offers a nice blend of easy installation, tweakability, and doesn’t make the assumption that you’re losing two drops of sweat with every mouse click and constantly re-assuring you that everything is going to be okay.

  • Kennesaw, GA

    04/24/2007 3:38:41 PM PDT · 181 of 189
    Space Wrangler to Politicalmom

    Atlanta is quite unique in respect to the amount of municipalities that make up just the inner portion of the 285 perimeter. No, you don’t really see that anywhere else. The inner perimeter is dotted by what, 12-15 different “cities”? I remember an article back after 9/11 talking about what a challenge it was for Atlanta area LE to get on the same page because there were so many different LE entities in such a small area due to the positioning of Atlanta proper right in the very corner of Fulton Co. and so many small towns like Kennesaw, Smyrna, and Marietta maintaining seperate governments. I really fail to see where you are taking offense. When someone says they are from Atlanta, odds are that one in two don’t even live in Fulton Co. much less the actual city of Atlanta.

  • Kennesaw, GA

    04/23/2007 8:54:21 PM PDT · 99 of 189
    Space Wrangler to Politicalmom

    I now they are separate municipal entities, but one can get on Barrett Pkwy, and unless you happened to see the signs, never know at which point you left Kennesaw and entered Marietta, that also is a separate entity but is still pretty much Atlanta. Or Duluth. Or Roswell. Or any one of the dozens of other small towns spread across Fulton, Gwinnet, and DeKalb counties that make up “Atlanta”.

  • Microsoft admits Vista failure

    04/23/2007 8:43:25 PM PDT · 64 of 66
    Space Wrangler to Halfmanhalfamazing
    While I hardly share the authors vitriol for MS, I'm glad to see Dell listen to their customers, and give them a true choice. Dell now offers Vista, XP, and Linux on the desktop....the only company to do so.

    Vista is not a bad OS. It was released too soon, it's over-priced, and, for now, offers no compelling reason to switch, and conversely, actually offers a great many compelling reasons not to switch. Vista is a victim of the arrogance that has been culminating in Redmond for a decade now. Driver support, or the lack thereof, lies firmly at the feet of MS. They released betas to hardware companies, and charged the public for their RTM version. Vista SP1 will be what should have been the public release of Vista. Yes, MS has pulled this before, but this release has been a debacle, even for them.

    The price of Vista alone will send many for the cover of Linux. Still others will run for Macs, because unlike MS, Apple knows how to market a product, and therefore isn't blinded by the bright light of arrogance that a decade of total domination of the desktop market shines in their eyes.

    All in all, Vista isn't going anywhere. Mac has virtually no chance, or even the interest to enter the business computing environment. Linux will make wide in-roads into the non-critical arena of business computing, and even more so into critical but simple server-side tasks.

    What does all of that mean?

    In the greater scheme, not much. MS will continue to be the dominant player, and while more systems will go Linux, that doesn't necessarily mean that those have to come out of MS's hyde. The future of computing and technology is bright, and I don't think any of the present platforms are destined to failure, or that one or more has to fail in order to move forward. I've never understood the platform wars, or the feeling that one has to 'win' while others 'lose'.

    I will tell you this....in five years, MS will still be the dominant platform, Linux will be getting more popular by the day, and Apple will continue to be a force in consumer computing and tech gadgetry. The more things change, the more they stay the same......

  • Kennesaw, GA

    04/23/2007 7:36:00 PM PDT · 80 of 189
    Space Wrangler to martin_fierro

    It’s part of Atlanta now.

  • Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    04/19/2007 6:08:15 PM PDT · 7 of 22
    Space Wrangler to N3WBI3

    Ubuntu was just okay in my book....nothing spectacular, but by far the easiest Linux install I’ve ever done. I’m hooked on Knoppix, but Sabayon with the Beryl desktop will knock your socks off, and therefore is really starting to grab my attention.

  • Nikki Giovanni's Speech at VA Tech Convocation

    04/17/2007 6:06:16 PM PDT · 20 of 209
    Space Wrangler to ohioWfan

    Obviously a swipe at Appalachian mining, because, you know, infants are routinely killed in their cribs by boulders rolling over their houses that were in turn dislodged by mining companies. Republican mining companies, of course.

  • Windows XP to be phased out by year's end despite customer demand

    04/13/2007 9:17:14 PM PDT · 199 of 211
    Space Wrangler to stompk

    There is really no need to be scared of the Mac OS. You’ll figure out the idiosyncrasies straight away. What you WILL be scratching your head about is what all these Mac drones are shouting from the rooftops about. We recently added on a client that has a fair amount of OS X workstations for graphics design, so myself and one of the other partners got drawn to be the Mac guys. I bought a MacBook Pro, and bought a used iMac off of eBay to start familiarizing myself with it. Three months into it now, and I’m begging someone to tell me what the big deal is. I don’t get it.

  • Singer James Brown's body placed in crypt at daughter's home

    03/10/2007 8:04:19 PM PST · 10 of 21
    Space Wrangler to melt
    Singer James Brown's body placed in crypt at daughter's home

    Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. ????

  • Chavez's policies drive his people out

    03/09/2007 5:31:02 AM PST · 13 of 29
    Space Wrangler to Cincinatus' Wife

    The brain drain begins.....

  • HP Sees Huge Linux Desktop Deals

    03/08/2007 8:23:19 PM PST · 35 of 79
    Space Wrangler to Golden Eagle
    Oh....so Linux is a viable option on servers, just not desktops? Correct? I only brought it up in response to your 'Dell is too smart to mess with Linux' line, which obviously isn't the case. And they obviously thought they could be profitable with offering a desktop version before getting yanked back into line by MS and backing away after making the announcement.

    I think I understand you aren't much of a Linux fan, but I can tell you from a professional point of view that it's coming. To desktops, laptops, servers, handhelds, etc. etc. Will it put MS out of business? Not a chance. But it most certainly [b]will[/b] become a viable option for many, many people. It already is.