Robolinux



  • Linky.

    So, apparently this magical, revolutionary Linux variant (based on Debian) that "PC User's all over the world are downloading" will "[make] your Windows PC 100% immune to Viruses & Malware" by running Windows... in a Virtualbox VM. Because of course running an operating system in a virtual machine makes it magically immune to viruses and means it no longer requires security updates.

    I love this part, too...

    Your Microsoft Windows PC freezes up frequently causing you to lose all your hard work and data because Windows is not a modern operating system. Instead it uses a highly inferior proprietary, out of control software registry to glue their ancient legacy 1980's MS DOS 4 bit file system to every one of their new versions of Windows graphical user interfaces. Every previous or new Windows version is nothing but a fancy paint job with the same inferior software code inside it. Don't beleive it? Then ask Microsoft why you still have to defrag your hard drive in this tech world where no other operating system requires that time consuming monkey business. That proves they still use MS DOS for their file system. This is the truth!

    I'm going to take it that the last version of Windows they could have possibly actually used would be ME.

    For the record: I've never actually used Linux long enough to develop an opinion either way on how I feel about it beyond not wanting to throw it at a wall like I do any machine I have to use running OSX, but this distribution looks to be some kind of joke.

    So, it took them two years to get Debian, slap on some ugly OSX-esque launcher and bundle Virtualbox with it, then claim it makes Windows immune from everything nasty out there. I'm still trying to figure out if this is some kind of satire of Linux users or they're deadly serious about everything they've written, spelling and grammatical errors and all.

    EDIT: I am reasonably sure they've just woken from their TimePods (or whatever) because apparently IBM have made an Android tablet or phone.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    Did you know that 50% of all computing devices today cannot run Microsoft Windows, but Unix & Linux runs on 100% of them?

    I was going to vote for humanity, that no one could possibly be that stupid but... The buy link does appear to be active. A steal at only $80.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    Did you know that 50% of all computing devices today cannot run Microsoft Windows, but Unix & Linux runs on 100% of them?

    I was going to vote for humanity, that no one could possibly be that stupid but... The buy link does appear to be active. A steal at only $80.
    Also, if I'm reading that right, it seems to have a bundled XP image in the install.  I wonder if Microsoft are aware of this.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    I said it was a steal!



  • Linux is a vast world. They are crook in there too, and it look this one is a crook too. The lack of buzzword is a bit baffling ; while they were at it, why not add "distributed OS in the cloud" to the mix ?


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @TheLazyHase said:

    Linux is a vast world. They are crook in there too, and it look this one is a crook too. The lack of buzzword is a bit baffling ; while they were at it, why not add "distributed OS in the cloud" to the mix ?

    It calls itself a "3D Operating System" in the videos, whatever the fuck that means.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    @TheLazyHase said:
    Linux is a vast world. They are crook in there too, and it look this one is a crook too. The lack of buzzword is a bit baffling ; while they were at it, why not add "distributed OS in the cloud" to the mix ?

    It calls itself a "3D Operating System" in the videos, whatever the fuck that means.
    Compiz


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    Is it actually open source? Because here seems like a good target to test the GPL in court.



  • @drurowin said:

    Also, if I'm reading that right, it seems to have a bundled XP image in the install.  I wonder if Microsoft are aware of this.
    I think it's something you get to download. But only after sending them a photo of your COA, which makes it okay.

    Smart money is on that it's activated with a stolen corporate key.



  • @Douglasac said:

    @drurowin said:
    Also, if I'm reading that right, it seems to have a bundled XP image in the install.  I wonder if Microsoft are aware of this.
    I think it's something you get to download. But only after sending them a photo of your COA, which makes it okay.

     

    Smart money is on that it's activated with a stolen corporate key.
    Aren't like 50% of copies of XP anyhow?

     



  • @drurowin said:

    Aren't like 50% of copies of XP anyhow?
    It wouldn't surprise me... I think Microsoft only block the five most circulated keys at the time when they started blocking them.



  • @TheLazyHase said:

    crook
     @TheLazyHase said:
    buzzword

    Just honestly wondering: is there no concept of plural in your native language?

     



  • @Douglasac said:

    Smart money is on that it's activated with a stolen corporate key.

    Stolen corp keys regularly get blacklisted. VirtualBox can be persuaded to look enough like whatever OEM BIOS you like to let it run an OEM edition of XP with a SLP key, which doesn't need activation. If they did it that way, there would be no technical (as opposed to legal) means of disabling that key; doing so would affect all the legitimate users of that OEM edition as well.



  • @dhromed said:

    @TheLazyHase said:

    crook
     @TheLazyHase said:
    buzzword

    Just honestly wondering: is there no concept of plural in your native language?

    Scandanavians / Germans usually make this mistake when speaking /
    writing English.

     



  •  May I present to you Linux Royal



  • Yeah, but since we all know that Linux just runs on top of Windows anyway, what's the big deal?



  • @boomzilla said:

    Yeah, but since we all know that Linux just runs on top of Windows anyway, what's the big deal?
     

    Holy crap, what if you brought the two guys from this thread and that one together? Would they annihilate in a flash of light?



  • @boomzilla said:

    Yeah, but since we all know that Linux just runs on top of Windows anyway, what's the big deal?

    We need more layers. Let's put Robolinux in qemu in cygwin in Windows XP in Microsoft Virtual PC in Wine in Ubuntu in Microsoft Virtual PC in Wine in Ubuntu.

    All the processing power of all those different operating systems COMBINED! Why has nobody done this before?



  • @lucas said:

    Scandanavians / Germans usually make this mistake when speaking /
    writing English.
     

    But but.. German has lots of plurals! Most even end with -s!

    On Scandinavian languages I can't comment. I remember vaguely that Japanese had no concept of plural like roman languages, but I'm not sure.



  • @dhromed said:

    Just honestly wondering: is there no concept of plural in your native language?

    Perhaps he's a relative of MC Don't Know How To Pluralize Word



  • @dhromed said:

    @lucas said:

    Scandanavians / Germans usually make this mistake when speaking /
    writing English.
     

    But but.. German has lots of plurals! Most even end with -s!

    On Scandinavian languages I can't comment. I remember vaguely that Japanese had no concept of plural like roman languages, but I'm not sure.

     

     

    German's add too many, Scandanaviansnot enough. I always crack up laughing when one of the designers who is German says "I am having Mackerels for dinner.";

     



  • @lucas said:

    May I present to you Linux Royal

    That doesn't seem like the same thing at all. Those guys just think some Ubuntu stuff is broken (well, who doesn't?) and want to improve it. But I'm holding out for a Linux-Royale with Cheese.



  • @boomzilla said:

    @lucas said:
    May I present to you Linux Royal

    That doesn't seem like the same thing at all. Those guys just think some Ubuntu stuff is broken (well, who doesn't?) and want to improve it. But I'm holding out for a Linux-Royale with Cheese.

    Or Linux Mint, which is what they seem to be describing with a theme pack on top.



  • @lucas said:

    I always crack up laughing when one of the designers who is German says "I am having Mackerels for dinner.";

    I would, too. They're really only good as bait.



  •  Look at the screenshots, also it is a remastersys distro ... which when they get bored will be dropped.



  •  Sometimes user can appear like russian when post does not contain pronouns.



  • @dhromed said:

     Sometimes user can appear like russian when post does not contain pronouns.


    articles, not pronouns.



  • Bonus: [url]http://www.freelancer.com/projects/Shell-Script/Write-shell-script-create-headless.html[/url] -- this is what he's using for the XP VM scripts...

    Yep, not even his own code.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @boomzilla said:

    @lucas said:
    I always crack up laughing when one of the designers who is German says "I am having Mackerels for dinner.";
    I would, too. They're really only good as bait.
    They're nice if they're really fresh, but quickly become not worth having as they age. OTOH, having more than one in a meal would outface me. Unless you get the tiny baby mackerels; those are awesome when deep fried in large numbers.



  • @Douglasac said:


    For the record: I've never actually used Linux long enough to develop an opinion either way on how I feel about it beyond not wanting to throw it at a wall like I do any machine I have to use running OSX, but this distribution looks to be some kind of joke.

    So, it took them two years to get Debian, slap on some ugly OSX-esque launcher and bundle Virtualbox with it, then claim it makes Windows immune from everything nasty out there. I'm still trying to figure out if this is some kind of satire of Linux users or they're deadly serious about everything they've written, spelling and grammatical errors and all.

     

    Actually, it's neither. I see this all the time, its a typical scammification of an open-source project. OpenLibreOffice and Firefox are the typical targets, though; this is the first I can recall that targeted Linux.

    You take code you didn't write, bash the leading commercial competitor in ways that don't even make any damned sense, poise your cheesy rebranded knockoff as a miracle cure to all these problems most of which you just pulled out your ass, and then charge $$$ for the resulting excrement. Bake at 350°, serve chilled.

    The sad part is, people then complain to the legitimate developers thinking they are entitled to support since they paid someone for the software, meanwhile the scam artists laugh all the way to the bank.



  • Also, I'm going to punch the next dipshit who says Linux filesystems aren't susceptible to fragmentation.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    Linux filesystems aren't susceptible to fermentation.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    Linux filesystems aren't susceptible to fermentation.

    Linux filesystems have 30% less asbestos.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @SamC said:

    @Douglasac said:


    For the record: I've never actually used Linux long enough to develop an opinion either way on how I feel about it beyond not wanting to throw it at a wall like I do any machine I have to use running OSX, but this distribution looks to be some kind of joke.

    So, it took them two years to get Debian, slap on some ugly OSX-esque launcher and bundle Virtualbox with it, then claim it makes Windows immune from everything nasty out there. I'm still trying to figure out if this is some kind of satire of Linux users or they're deadly serious about everything they've written, spelling and grammatical errors and all.

     

    Actually, it's neither. I see this all the time, its a typical scammification of an open-source project. OpenLibreOffice and Firefox are the typical targets, though; this is the first I can recall that targeted Linux.

    You take code you didn't write, bash the leading commercial competitor in ways that don't even make any damned sense, poise your cheesy rebranded knockoff as a miracle cure to all these problems most of which you just pulled out your ass, and then charge $$$ for the resulting excrement. Bake at 350°, serve chilled.

    The sad part is, people then complain to the legitimate developers thinking they are entitled to support since they paid someone for the software, meanwhile the scam artists laugh all the way to the bank.

    That explains one thing that was bothering me: if they were as stupid enough to believe the claims they are making, they shouldn't have the required technical aptitude to build their own distro.

    Their target audience is morons, not necessarily they themselves.

    Edit: I also like how they say a lot of independently verifiable things about Linux in general, without saying anything in particular about their own product.



  • @SamC said:

    You take code you didn't write, bash the leading commercial competitor in ways that don't even make any damned sense, poise your cheesy rebranded knockoff as a miracle cure to all these problems most of which you just pulled out your ass, and then charge $$$ for the resulting excrement. Bake at 350°, serve chilled.

    The sad part is, people then complain to the legitimate developers thinking they are entitled to support since they paid someone for the software, meanwhile the scam artists laugh all the way to the bank.

    This reminds me of when I used to travel around Africa, selling Pez as a cure for HIV. Ahh.. I miss those days.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    Linux filesystems aren't susceptible to fermentation.

    Yeah, but the routing stack is..


    ...because of all the hops!



  • Holy crap how out of touch can you be!!! This is prime TimePod material.

    @Douglasac said:

    legacy 1980's MS DOS 4 bit file system

    How would you build a 4-bit file system? That's be impressive actually, in a "what the fuck" way.

    @Douglasac said:

    Then ask Microsoft why you still have to defrag your hard drive in this tech world where no other operating system requires that time consuming monkey business.

    Microsoft would probably reply, "defragging your hard drive has been a placebo operation for decades" They'd probably be too diplomatic to add, "you fucking idiots".



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Holy crap how out of touch can you be!!! This is prime TimePod material.

    @Douglasac said:

    legacy 1980's MS DOS 4 bit file system

    How would you build a 4-bit file system? That's be impressive actually, in a "what the fuck" way.

    @Douglasac said:

    Then ask Microsoft why you still have to defrag your hard drive in this tech world where no other operating system requires that time consuming monkey business.

    Microsoft would probably reply, "defragging your hard drive has been a placebo operation for decades" They'd probably be too diplomatic to add, "you fucking idiots".

     

    Well, a placebo operation if you're not extra stupid and insist on using old-ass FAT32 drives.  



  • @drurowin said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    It calls itself a "3D Operating System" in the videos, whatever the fuck that means.
    Compiz
     

    .. isn't an operating system.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    @TheLazyHase said:
    Linux is a vast world. They are crook in there too, and it look this one is a crook too. The lack of buzzword is a bit baffling ; while they were at it, why not add "distributed OS in the cloud" to the mix ?

    It calls itself a "3D Operating System" in the videos, whatever the fuck that means.

    "Derp Dee Derp!"



  • @morbiuswilters said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    @TheLazyHase said:
    Linux is a vast world. They are crook in there too, and it look this one is a crook too. The lack of buzzword is a bit baffling ; while they were at it, why not add "distributed OS in the cloud" to the mix ?

    It calls itself a "3D Operating System" in the videos, whatever the fuck that means.

    "Derp Dee Derp!"

    I was thinking more


    Digital Dung-like Device



  • @Ben L. said:

    articles, not pronouns.
     

    Excuse me. I barely know grammar terminology in my own language.



  • @lucas said:

    @dhromed said:
    Just honestly wondering: is there no concept of plural in your native language?
    Scandanavians / Germans usually make this mistake when speaking /
    writing English.

    Nonsenses.

     



  • @dhromed said:
    @lucas said:
    Scandanavians / Germans usually make this mistake when speaking / writing English.

    But but.. German has lots of plurals! Most even end with -s!

    On Scandinavian languages I can't comment. I remember vaguely that Japanese had no concept of plural like roman languages, but I'm not sure.

    German's add too many, Scandanaviansnot enough. I always crack up laughing when one of the designers who is German says "I am having Mackerels for dinner.";

    I didn't know. But to end the question : in my native language too I tend to forget (non-irregular) plurals



  • @dhromed said:

    But but.. German has lots of plurals! Most even end with -s!

    On Scandinavian languages I can't comment. I remember vaguely that Japanese had no concept of plural like roman languages, but I'm not sure.

    Actually, most German nouns do not make plurals with "s". It's typically words of foreign origin, such as Kino, Chef, or Kamera.

    It is true that Japanese has no singular/plural (usually you construct the sentence to get the number across to the listener).



  • @dhromed said:

     

    @Ben L. said:

    articles, not pronouns.
    Excuse me. I barely know grammar terminology in my own language.

    To be fair, it didn't have any pronouns either. So you were right, just for the wrong version. Or something like that.



  • @Douglasac said:

    ask Microsoft why you still have to defrag your hard drive in this tech world where no other operating system requires that time consuming monkey business.

    Microsoft would probably say that "no other operating system" includes all versions of Windows made in the last seven years.



  • In Finnish, the form of plural depends on the ownership form. For a basic form, the typical ending is "t". E.g. "car" -> "auto", "cars" -> "autot". If there is ownership implied, plural form is the same as singular and plurality must be otherwise expressed. E.g. "your car, your cars" -> "autonne, autonne".

    Finnish has a lot of suffixes though. E.g. "I wonder if we should hop around" -> "hypittäisiinköhän". The base form of "hop" is "hyppiä", and the rest you can imagine. For this reason Finns typically get all the suffixes of English right on the first try; the linguistic sensitivity to them is great.

     

    In Swedish the plural is very dependent on the base form, but the most common plural endings might be "r" and "ar". Might also be "er", or something completely unrelated.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    @TheLazyHase said:
    Linux is a vast world. They are crook in there too, and it look this one is a crook too. The lack of buzzword is a bit baffling ; while they were at it, why not add "distributed OS in the cloud" to the mix ?

    It calls itself a "3D Operating System" in the videos, whatever the fuck that means.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1VE6C0H2bU



  • @joe.edwards said:

    It calls itself a "3D Operating System" in the videos, whatever the fuck that means.

    You get the red-and-cyan glasses bundled?


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