LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-29-2013, 03:04 AM   #1666
foodown
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2009
Location: Texas
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 609

Rep: Reputation: 218Reputation: 218Reputation: 218

Quote:
Originally Posted by tiredofbilkyyaforallican View Post
Well I am sorry you believe windoze to be a good OS. I'll stick to my preferences and leave microslop where it belongs ...IN THE TRASH!
Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh ...

BOO-ya!!!

Schlap!
 
Old 01-29-2013, 10:11 AM   #1667
Nbiser
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2012
Location: Maryland
Distribution: Fedora, Slackware, Debian, Ubuntu, Knoppix, Helix,
Posts: 284
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiredofbilkyyaforallican View Post
Well I am sorry you believe windoze to be a good OS. I'll stick to my preferences and leave microslop where it belongs ...IN THE TRASH!
Don't get me wrong, I like linux and think that it is better than microsoft. However, microsoft has its place as well.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 07:56 PM   #1668
tiredofbilkyyaforallican
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
Distribution: LMDE/Peppermint/Mint 9,&10/along with a few others
Posts: 152

Rep: Reputation: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nbiser View Post
Don't get me wrong, I like linux and think that it is better than microsoft. However, microsoft has its place as well.
YUP right in the trash bin
 
Old 01-30-2013, 08:05 PM   #1669
tiredofbilkyyaforallican
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
Distribution: LMDE/Peppermint/Mint 9,&10/along with a few others
Posts: 152

Rep: Reputation: 22
Just remember those that can, use *Nix, those that cant wish they could use windoze.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 05:02 AM   #1670
brianL
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Oldham, Lancs, England
Distribution: Slackware & Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 7,028
Blog Entries: 52

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I've just read that MS's Surface Pro 64GB will only have 23GB usable storage. WTF??????
 
Old 01-31-2013, 07:02 AM   #1671
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Hanover, Germany
Distribution: Main: Gentoo Others: What fits the task
Posts: 15,592
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiredofbilkyyaforallican View Post
Just remember those that can, use *Nix, those that cant wish they could use windoze.
Funny that, I can use Linux and I am still using Windows for some purposes.

I think I have to repeat myself:
Quote:
Sometimes I think that Linux zealots talking nonsense are much more harmful for the Linux world than bad application development for the Windows world.
IMHO, you, Sir, are harmful to the open source and Linux environment with your zealotry and, even worse, you make yourself look like a mindless fanboy.
Maybe you should try to become a Linux proponent instead of a Linux zealot, you know, with real arguments, not childish malapropisms like "windoze" and "microslop" and such things. People tend to give more credibility to people with reasonable arguments than to people that can only answer with zealotry.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 07:37 AM   #1672
jamison20000e
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: infinity; (randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US, Earth
Distribution: any UNIXish that works well on my cheapest with mostly KDE, Xfce, JWM or CLI but open ;-)
Posts: 1,351
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 358Reputation: 358Reputation: 358Reputation: 358
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiredofbilkyyaforallican View Post
Just remember those that can, use *Nix, those that cant wish they could use windoze.
I get it, maybe you just have to be old or (???) to still want\(more likely)have to use indiw$!?. They still make me at $chool.
In my humble opinion zealots can rock as much as a proponents. Any vs any can find crusaders and f billdow$.

FREEDOM!

Last edited by jamison20000e; 01-31-2013 at 07:54 AM.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 08:22 AM   #1673
foodown
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2009
Location: Texas
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 609

Rep: Reputation: 218Reputation: 218Reputation: 218
I think the "microslop windoze" type of Linux zealot is, most likely, someone who wants to be a Linux-only user, but still has to use Windows a lot, either because they are forced to, or because they lack the skills to make Linux do something that they need it to. (That, or they are 12.)

Once you pass the threshold where you can use Linux all of the time, the bitterness fades away pretty quickly.

If you are truly valuable at work, your boss will not bat an eye when you inform them that you will no longer be using Windows. (There are undoubtedly some exceptions to this, so please don't take offense if you are one of them.) This will especially be true if you aren't demanding "help" from IT in overcoming any barriers to your Linux machine operating on the network in all the ways your Windows machine did.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 08:53 AM   #1674
jamison20000e
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: infinity; (randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US, Earth
Distribution: any UNIXish that works well on my cheapest with mostly KDE, Xfce, JWM or CLI but open ;-)
Posts: 1,351
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 358Reputation: 358Reputation: 358Reputation: 358
At school I use my laptop as much as possible...

I see the same problem with windows as the world we're all in it for ourselves and its money I see as wasted on what could be educating the other 2/3rds of the planet (especially now).

Should education be free (-taxs)(like publicly (here) for kids) like Linux or should ms charge?

Last edited by jamison20000e; 01-31-2013 at 09:02 AM.
 
Old 01-31-2013, 11:53 AM   #1675
codergeek
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2012
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 7
I use linux, Android and freebsd exclusively. Since I dropped windows a long time ago I have done pretty much everything in linux from basic to advance tasks. I do agree zealousy in any OS is childish. But hey, everyone has a little zealousy towards their favorite OS. It only becomes childish and unprofessional if done continuously and over the top.

My only about windows is I don't like using it.

Linux rules !!!

Last edited by codergeek; 01-31-2013 at 12:04 PM.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 02:54 AM   #1676
tiredofbilkyyaforallican
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
Distribution: LMDE/Peppermint/Mint 9,&10/along with a few others
Posts: 152

Rep: Reputation: 22
I have not used windows in this house for nearly 5 years except to look out at the beautiful scenery. That being said My wife and I have no use for microslop or any of their virus laden programs, we generally use either Mint(Hers) or when I'm at work I do use a 2006 Macbook pro. otherwise I am generally using my trusty old Redhat box. If Microslop were to make a decent operating system I might consider using it. But they haven't since DOS so in closing I will just say if you don't like what I write about M$ then by all means just ignore it . OTHERWISE bite it and lay out the cash for inferior products!!

Last edited by tiredofbilkyyaforallican; 02-01-2013 at 02:55 AM.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 04:31 AM   #1677
dalek
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Mississippi USA
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,058
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiredofbilkyyaforallican View Post
I have not used windows in this house for nearly 5 years except to look out at the beautiful scenery. That being said My wife and I have no use for microslop or any of their virus laden programs, we generally use either Mint(Hers) or when I'm at work I do use a 2006 Macbook pro. otherwise I am generally using my trusty old Redhat box. If Microslop were to make a decent operating system I might consider using it. But they haven't since DOS so in closing I will just say if you don't like what I write about M$ then by all means just ignore it . OTHERWISE bite it and lay out the cash for inferior products!!
I have never bought M$. I seriously doubt I ever will either. It's not worth the CD/DVD they put it on. I built my first computer in about 2003 and I put Mandrake on it. After I got tired of Mandrake, which didn't take to long, I installed Gentoo Linux and have been very happy with Linux ever since. My ex had XP. When her laptop broke, she had to use my coputer for a while. I think it grew on her but since she wasn't literate about installing OSs, even M$, she stuck with it. Of course, she had to deal with anti-virus, frequent reboots and all the other issues that I never had.

So, +1. I not only prefer Linux but I demand it on my computers. I'm M$ free and have no plans to downgrade my OS.

 
Old 02-01-2013, 06:11 AM   #1678
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Hanover, Germany
Distribution: Main: Gentoo Others: What fits the task
Posts: 15,592
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiredofbilkyyaforallican View Post
I have not used windows in this house for nearly 5 years
So may I assume that you never used Vista or 7? I don't think I have to ask for Windows 8. So your views of the operating system Windows are based on a 12 years old version? Wow, that is like a Windows user basing his views of Linux on Red Hat 7.1 or Suse Linux 7.3. So basically your views on the bugginess and quality of modern Windows systems are irrelevant, just because you don't know what you speak of. Nice that you at least admit that.
 
Old 02-02-2013, 01:20 AM   #1679
tiredofbilkyyaforallican
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
Distribution: LMDE/Peppermint/Mint 9,&10/along with a few others
Posts: 152

Rep: Reputation: 22
12 year old systems???? Vista was around when I lost any confidence in microslop. I have tried vista which made me thankful for Linux Mint 6 I think it was, bought a computer just after win7 came out and dumped the OS as soon as I was able to hook it up in the Staples store and eliminate it with Mint 9 beta. I have had the unfortunate experience from time to time to work with that other non-operating system, usually when friends can't figure out what happened to their " great" win 7 boxes. Under normal circumstances I just get into it ,clean a few files and the registry and send them on their merry way until something else causes it to crash. Then I will use puppy or some other light distro to back up their files and do a fresh install of that POS they can't seem to live without. As for 8 you are joking right? that is an operating system reminiscent of my andriod phone not too impressive in my opinion.

Last edited by tiredofbilkyyaforallican; 02-02-2013 at 01:30 AM.
 
Old 02-02-2013, 05:13 AM   #1680
TobiSGD
Moderator
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Hanover, Germany
Distribution: Main: Gentoo Others: What fits the task
Posts: 15,592
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046Reputation: 4046
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiredofbilkyyaforallican
12 year old systems????
Yes, XP was released 2001, roughly at the same time as Suse 7.3 and Red Hat 7.1.

Quote:
Vista was around when I lost any confidence in microslop. I have tried vista which made me thankful for Linux Mint 6 I think it was, bought a computer just after win7 came out and dumped the OS as soon as I was able to hook it up in the Staples store and eliminate it with Mint 9 beta. I have had the unfortunate experience from time to time to work with that other non-operating system, usually when friends can't figure out what happened to their " great" win 7 boxes. Under normal circumstances I just get into it ,clean a few files and the registry and send them on their merry way until something else causes it to crash. Then I will use puppy or some other light distro to back up their files and do a fresh install of that POS they can't seem to live without.
So you actually have no real experience how to correctly setup a modern version of Windows and have never used it for more than a few hours, but feel entitled to have an opinion about it and its quality?

Quote:
As for 8 you are joking right? that is an operating system reminiscent of my andriod phone not too impressive in my opinion.
So I may assume that you have not tried it and your opinion about Windows 8 is based on hearsay instead of experience?

I don't think that I have to say more about that.
 
  


Reply

Tags
64bit, cloud, linux, microsoft, windows


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Tutorial: Four Easy Fun Useful Things You Can Do With Linux LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 09-30-2008 11:41 PM
LXer: KDE 4: The Shiny New Linux (and Windows) Desktop LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 09-17-2007 06:10 PM
media server or other fun things. doralsoral Linux - Software 1 11-05-2005 07:55 AM
most fun & excited things about Linux woranl Linux - General 2 07-27-2004 08:28 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration