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Re: [opensuse] Getting rid of "Marching Penguins"
  • From: Benjamin Rosenberg <red.kryptonite@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 11:24:37 -0600
  • Message-id: <B4BF6547-2B1F-4EBF-B873-E7BF87F7A662@xxxxxxxxx>

On Dec 31, 2006, at 7:00 AM, Glenn Holmer wrote:

On Saturday 30 December 2006 20:59, Benjamin Rosenberg wrote:
Now please stop lecturing us on what is good for a business
environment and what isn't .. because boot screens DO NOT qualify as
something to worry about in this instance. There are a great many of
us who have been in corporate environments for a great many years and
what you're saying is complete CRAP .. it's a boot screen you see for
a few seconds when you start your computer .. w00p!

First, drop the attitude. Then consider this scenario: your CEO calls
you and says "I understand we've been using this Linux thing for the
last eight years; I'd like to know more about it." When you explain
that you run it not only on the servers in the machine room but also on
your workstation and your laptop, he asks you to come to his office and
show it to him. You grab your laptop bag, walk into his office, switch
it on, and... first impressions are everything.

Your right. First impressions are everything .. and if he couldn't figure out how to change the bootsplash then he should boot it in his cube/office prior to walking in the PHB's office.

He gave attitude and was condensing so quite frankly I will not " drop the attitude ". If one is civil then you get civility out of me .. if one is a jackass .. well .. we can have that conversation.

It's a bootscreen for the love of God and you'll never get me change my mind about how irrelevant it is because it can be changed after GTMFing a little .. not even a lot.

I realize a lot of people actually like it (e.g. small children), but
even at home, I find it silly.

Agreed! I disable the gfxboot as one of the first things done after install. It's removing 2 rpm's so that it won't be able to DO the graphic boot splash. :D

I think the instructions for penguin neutralization bear repeating:

Why? So it can get archived so that he and his ilk can go look for it .. he and others have already said that GTMFing is to unreasonable and shouldn't have to be done. :/

Envy, n: Wishing you'd been born with an unfair advantage instead of having to try and acquire one.

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