The great big issue


The great big issue

Wednesday | April 1st, 2009

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Salvatore Iovene
April 1st, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Lol, that’s so true. My gf used to use Windows, but switched to Linux a few months after we hooked up. She’s never booted Windows ever since.

April 1st, 2009 at 3:06 pm

HEY! I’ve used one hotmail account for the past 9 years. I *HAD* a Gmail account but they deleted it. Hotmail has so far, not even touched my email account. It is the only thing that microsoft HASN’T screwed up with.

But that doesn’t mean I forgive them! Ohno, it just means that if they screw hotmail up as well, there will be a hostile takeover of microsoft…… VERY HOSTILE!!

April 1st, 2009 at 3:08 pm

@Salvatore Iovene: I had a linux based system (Kubuntu, but it got wiped… D: … stupid techs…)

April 1st, 2009 at 3:27 pm

I’ve stuck with Gmail for the last 2 years. Sooo glad I got off the hotmail bandwagon, especially when my password and Q&A got corrupted, leaving my account completely inaccessible(one of several reasons for leaving).

@Salvatore Iovene: Got me a Gentoo 2.4.25-r8 bootable and nicely running with most hardware supported (fun little project, trying to get a Gentoo system up from scratch and still trying to streamline it :S).

April 1st, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I’m an IE user and a Hotmail user (My e-mail turns 11 this year!)…..I guess it’s a miracle I haven’t been banned from here

Salvatore Iovene
April 1st, 2009 at 6:25 pm

@Ory’hara: what you’re looking for is not an operating system, but a cure for stupidity.

April 1st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Linux user! Hate “HOTmail” (well I still send spam messages there) :D lol :D

April 1st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

oh man , i actually “lol”led on this one ! i haaaaate Hotmail and IE for that matter. And the two are a perfect match. If hotmail would be a person, he’d definitly be using IE6 or previous.

April 2nd, 2009 at 4:39 am

@Salvatore Iovene: True… Luckily I have a spare nachine that (when I get a KVM switch) I will put linux on it. Which do you recommend?

Salvatore Iovene
April 2nd, 2009 at 7:56 am

@Ory’hara. Is it fairly decent hardware or a really old box? I’d go Ubuntu in the first case and Xubuntu in the second. If it’s a REALLY ANCIENT PRIMORDIAL computer, then try Puppy Linux or DamnSmallLinux.

April 2nd, 2009 at 8:08 am

It almost sounds like just because you are Linux users you can’t use Hotmail, but all the dists perhaps have a built in block for Hotmail?! What do I know! I’m just a simple Windows user myself =P

April 2nd, 2009 at 11:45 am

I’m just simple o_O

April 2nd, 2009 at 12:28 pm

I’m perfectly happy with a pc, XP, the providers email and Gmail. But then I’m not hardcore, just a user. Outlook beats Gmail for clear layout though.

April 2nd, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Hotmail is definitely a deal breaker. Problem is it’s really hard to get people to move over due to the work involved. (I’d suggest doing it for them.)

April 2nd, 2009 at 1:53 pm

I’ll stick to my slackware machine! Though i’m stuck on IE6 and Lotus Notes at work .. *gag*

April 2nd, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I love it how everytime i approched my space limit on Hotmail Microsoft would rase the bar by another Gig or two so i would never have to purchase the “Premium” account. lol

Daniel W. Crompton
April 2nd, 2009 at 5:00 pm

My girlfriend uses Hotmail too, I still proposed!


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