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Last post Author Topic: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop  (Read 22470 times)

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #125 on: September 20, 2012, 04:17:18 PM »
Does such a thing exist for any of these services?

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #126 on: September 20, 2012, 04:49:00 PM »
Why would Google spend time doing this, Tux? There are far too many competing services to justify this. Plus, if you are syncing from a dropbox account, wouldn't the data ALREADY be on your computer (or one you have access to)? Just point Google drive to that folder and your data is synced.

Show me another service that does a direct import of IMAP data from another service. The only way I've ever found to sync IMAP profiles is using a client and draggin/dropping between the two, or some clunky scripts that does it (imapsync).

But something tells me you already know this all of this, didn't you?

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #127 on: September 20, 2012, 04:55:04 PM »
Moving files from one cloud into another does exist, of course. Not sure about the other features

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #128 on: September 20, 2012, 04:56:18 PM »
Moving files from one cloud into another does exist, of course. Not sure about the other features

Source?

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #129 on: September 20, 2012, 04:56:56 PM »
But something tells me you already know this all of this, didn't you?
I totally did.

All I was saying was: Once you put "everything" on Google, you have to keep two things in mind:

1. It will take you a lot of effort to migrate elsewhere.
2. You are no longer in control of your data.

(3. People like me will not read your e-mail when you use Google Mail because of privacy concerns.)

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #130 on: September 20, 2012, 04:57:09 PM »

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #131 on: September 20, 2012, 05:11:11 PM »
Source?
Human logic.

I was more referring to a source where one service provider provides for direct import of data from another service (cloud storage, or IMAP, as you called out), besides simply pointing the client to the data already on your computer, as I suggested. And again, I think you knew this. I do not like claims without some source of proof.

If you knew these answers, and your point was what you stated two posts back, why did you not state that up front? I can see what data Google has about me and modify (to include deleting) said data in any of the Google products.

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #132 on: September 20, 2012, 05:18:45 PM »
So you do know what data about you Google is giving to its advertising partners? Where can you see that?

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I was more referring to a source where one service provider provides for direct import of data from another service
Moving files on a cloud is usually happening over your hard disk anyway, right?

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #133 on: September 20, 2012, 05:21:12 PM »
I think I'm going to adopt a policy of not replying to one line "comeback" posts - like this one I just posted for example. ;) 8) ;D

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #134 on: September 20, 2012, 05:30:56 PM »
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« Last Edit: September 20, 2012, 06:05:39 PM by 40hz »

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #135 on: September 20, 2012, 05:31:36 PM »
You failed, sir.

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #136 on: November 29, 2012, 04:09:58 PM »
Just to put in my two cents worth. I have a small computer repair business and consider myself as pretty well qualified in Windows. Toyed very slightly with various Linux distros over past 10 years and didn't care for any. However, about 5 months ago, I d/l and played with a Live cd of Linux13-MATE. I liked it so much that I am now dual booting it on all my machines, and tend to use it 95% of the time. IMHO it has Windows all beat. Incidentally, I turned 78 today. I highly recommend Linux Mint, any version.

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #137 on: November 29, 2012, 04:17:10 PM »
Incidentally, I turned 78 today.

Happy Birthday!

(sorry - I dont know anything about linux, so I dont have any other comment)
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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #138 on: November 29, 2012, 06:00:14 PM »
Incidentally, I turned 78 today.

Happy Birthday!

(sorry - I dont know anything about linux, so I dont have any other comment)

Happy Birthday! :Thmbsup:

I know a bit about Linux and I'm glad Mint is working out so well for you. That's pretty much the outcome I've seen with virtually everybody I recommended it to who gave it a genuine try.

Seriously, I still can't see why so many people think Linux is such a big deal. It's very Windows-like. And most of the hassles that used to go with using it are now ancient history.
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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #139 on: November 29, 2012, 06:05:26 PM »
It's very Windows-like.
If you are doing it wrong, it is. And most people do it wrong.

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Re: What went wrong with Linux on the Desktop
« Reply #140 on: November 29, 2012, 06:05:54 PM »
And most of the hassles that used to go with using it are now ancient history.
Most issue-stuff used to be hardware/driver related, and the formerly somewhat awkward setup procedure, that's now fully handled in GUI-mode instead of Character-mode, so much more end-user friendly, and driver-support is excellent these days. :up: