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Old 12-03-2010, 08:22 AM   #1
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Exclamation Because Shiny Things Are Fun - The New New Windows v Linux Thread


Put all of your informed or uninformed opinions here. Now 10% better than kicking the cat!
 
Old 12-03-2010, 08:33 AM   #2
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Well, now that the ~400 page thread is closed, Linux sure won out in that thread -- in a landslide.

And let's hope Windoze *NEVER* gets backed by anybody (like it did by @mattvdh) in this thread as much as it was backed by people in the old thread. And fellow Linux users: Let's not feed those trolls who do! Just ignore them and pretend they didn't exist.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 08:44 AM   #3
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Well, now that the ~400 page thread is closed, Linux sure won out in that thread -- in a landslide.

And let's hope Windoze *NEVER* gets backed by anybody (like it did by @mattvdh) in this thread as much as it was backed by people in the old thread. And fellow Linux users: Let's not feed those trolls who do! Just ignore them and pretend they didn't exist.
++(++1)
 
Old 12-03-2010, 08:53 AM   #4
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Fsck Winblow$. That's informed opinion.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 12:42 PM   #5
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Uh... aherm... I don't think Windows is all that bad.

*ducks*

EDIT: I do think Linux won in the end. It's still fun to debate though.

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Old 12-03-2010, 01:00 PM   #6
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And let's hope Windoze *NEVER* gets backed by anybody (like it did by @mattvdh) in this thread as much as it was backed by people in the old thread.
It is the Windows vs Linux Thread. What purpose should it have if nobody backs up Windows? Than it would only be the Linux Fanboys Thread.
So I make first: As I had Windows installed, at least it had run my games. Tinkering with wine can be so grueling.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 01:50 PM   #7
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Windows 7 with Aero is pretty. Works OK too. If you have the resources to run it, that is. It isn't very fast, though.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 02:00 PM   #8
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I don't trust those linux fanboys claiming that windows is crap. Yesterday I was in my office working on Windows XP for 8 hours and it didn't crash!!!
 
Old 12-03-2010, 02:15 PM   #9
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The main reason I do not use windows is the vulnerability to the malware (spyware, viruses, etc.). When my wife had it on her computer it seemed every week I was cleaning or repairing something. I finally refused to repair and put linux full dress (software loaded) on her computer and once she got used to it she does not want the trouble and worry with windows. My post maybe behind the times though because the latest version of windows I used was XP.

XavierP - Where is your opinion - you started this

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Old 12-03-2010, 02:30 PM   #10
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I've never had any of the clichéd problems with XP Pro, but it bores me now after a few minutes on the rare occasions I boot into it.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 02:53 PM   #11
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I agree, I never had problems of Windows constantly crashing. The occasional misbehaving program sometimes crashed it, but still nothing serious or annoying.

But Linux still amazed me by not crashing even once since I switched to it. Actually once it did, but it was my fault, I accidentally deleted the entire /boot directory .
 
Old 12-03-2010, 03:14 PM   #12
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XavierP, was I the one who crossed the line? I'm guessing this post was the one that brought it down (i.e. the fact that I mentioned the "kenny's_playground" tag). And yes, I know, the joke was lame, too.

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I've never had any of the clichéd problems with XP Pro, but it bores me now after a few minutes on the rare occasions I boot into it.
It's funny, I've gotten so used to doing things the Linux/UNIX way (well maybe not strictly UNIX ) that I'll actually occasionally boot into XP on my desktop just for a change of pace. I don't seem to have any problems with it, either, and that includes the whole malware/viruses thing (and the only anti-malware tool I have for Windows is Spybot S&D). I do still have to end a few processes I don't want to run on boot-up, though.

I also messed a little with Windows 7 on my mom's laptop; not enough to really judge objectively, but from what I did, it didn't feel that much different from XP. Really the only major differences I noticed were in the Start Menu layout, the new taskbar (which works more like Mac OS X's dock now), and the Explorer window's menu bar (which is now context-sensitive). But again, really all I did was a little fiddling with Explorer (the file browser, not the web browser ; I was testing to see if an old game project of mine would run under 7 ) and looking at stuff in the Device Manager (she's got a Core i7 with the same NVIDIA GPU mine has; IMO this is overkill for what she does on the thing), so I can't really say for sure how much has really changed.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 03:19 PM   #13
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I've read some good things about 7, but not enough to want to buy it and try it.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 03:31 PM   #14
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I've read some good things about 7, but not enough to want to buy it and try it.
You don't need to buy it, Microsoft offers a 90-day evaluation of Windows 7 Enterprise.
 
Old 12-03-2010, 03:34 PM   #15
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I do still have to end a few processes I don't want to run on boot-up, though.
Try msconfig in the Run-dialog.
 
  


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