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Re: cygwin on Vista

On Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 10:13:48AM -0400, Robert Pendell wrote:
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>Dave Korn wrote:
>> On 27 March 2007 06:54, Robert Pendell wrote:
>>> A co-worker brought in their laptop and their sound wasn't working.  I
>>> took a look at it.  The drivers appeared to be loaded properly and it
>>> was definately trying (the sound meter in the sound control panel
>>> updated) but nothing was coming out of the speakers or headphones.  I
>>> honestly didn't know if I should blame the drivers, the sound card, or
>>> the speakers.
>>   Neither.  Blame Vista.  It's notorious for sound-driver problems.  Still,
>> only another six months or so and there'll be a service pack I have no doubt,
>> and anyway, you're probably only trying to listen to pirated music anyway, so
>> you probably deserve whatever you get, because remember that Microsoft hate
>> and despise all their customers and are continually engaged in actions
>> deliberately aimed at harming our interests.....
>Well a few points here.
>1.  This wasn't *my* laptop.  This was a friends laptop.
>2.  I found an identical laptop at the store where the sound was working
>3.  I run vista on my desktop where the sound works perfectly fine
>4.  I listen to all legal music.  I rip and encode my own mp3's from my
>own cds.  Last I checked that was perfectly legal.  Otherwise stuff like
>iPods wouldn't exist. ;)

Are you actually contradicting Dave's psychical abilities?  I mean, come on,
the man just provided an in-depth diagnosis of a problem report which contained
no useful data.

I'd tread very carefully if I were you.  Dave knows all.


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