LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
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 03-28-2013, 05:01 PM   #1696
freebsd_Rules_All_OSes
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2013
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: Disabled

Here is my two cents of all operating systems debating each other

zzzzzzzz

Last edited by freebsd_Rules_All_OSes; 03-28-2013 at 05:30 PM.
 
Old 03-28-2013, 05:16 PM   #1697
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: 1,358
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 358Reputation: 358Reputation: 358Reputation: 358
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebsd_Rules_All_OSes View Post
Here is my two cents of all operating systems debating each other

zzzzzzzz

Who the F#@*k cares!
u had 2 edit that

Last edited by jamison20000e; 03-28-2013 at 05:17 PM. Reason: hu lol
 
Old 03-28-2013, 05:26 PM   #1698
ozar
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 370

Rep: Reputation: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebsd_Rules_All_OSes View Post
Here is my two cents of all operating systems debating each other

zzzzzzzz

Who the F#@*k cares!
lol... I doubt that many members will believe you truly feel that way when they see your username!
 
Old 03-28-2013, 05:37 PM   #1699
freebsd_Rules_All_OSes
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2013
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by ozar View Post
lol... I doubt that many members will believe you truly feel that way when they see your username!
LOL...Yep, I'm guilty...

But, a big difference I don't toot freebsd's horns in forums or the web. My username is just my personal though on freebsd.
 
Old 03-31-2013, 04:45 PM   #1700
D_Vinyard
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2013
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
What is Microsoft windows??? Oh Yeah, I remember now, it is an average joe operating system. How putrid it is.
 
Old 04-01-2013, 12:23 AM   #1701
fotoguy
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Distribution: KirraMail Live Email Server
Posts: 1,279

Rep: Reputation: 61
I'd give my 2 cents worth, but then I'd have to pay GST.....
 
Old 04-03-2013, 03:41 PM   #1702
mostlyharmless
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2008
Distribution: Slackware 14.1 (multilib) with kernel 3.15.5
Posts: 1,534
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 171Reputation: 171
I'd never thought I would post to this thread, as I have no interest really in flame wars, or endless repetitive threads. Still, shows what I know, eh? I assume the topic I'd like to bring up does not require its own thread however, so here goes:

There are many pieces of hardware that are, unfortunately, only supported by Windows, and sometimes there are no alternatives to those pieces of hardware, other than doing entirely without. There is a program I have been using which supports a certain class of hardware, and I chose it, out of all its competitors, because it came in a Linux version as well as a Windows version. While the developer has been great with respect to addressing issues, in general, and while I have sometimes felt like a beta tester owing to the number of issues that had to be patched, I have finally had to abandon the Linux version and run Windows on that particular machine.

Why? Well, because the developer couldn't figure out, remotely, from the error logs, why the program couldn't in fact talk to a particular device. Reinstallation of the whole OS and the program did not solve the problem, nor did replacing the hardware in question. Installing Windows and running the Windows version made everything run without further incident. I assume there is a good reason why software development on the Linux code was in general not as good as the Windows side in this case. I have read that individuals writing portable code usually find it easier porting from Linux to Windows, not vice versa, but that seems unlikely in this case. It is very sad.

There are many points, no doubt, to this story, which are left as an exercise to the reader. Any astute and polite comments by dual software developers would be welcome. I realize that you will be limited by the purposefully vague description. I can tell you that the program is accessed from a browser, runs Java, and in fact that it has to be Oracle Java.

Last edited by mostlyharmless; 04-03-2013 at 04:32 PM.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #1703
joe_2000
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2012
Location: Aachen, Germany
Distribution: Crunchbang, Debian
Posts: 346

Rep: Reputation: 84
What drives me nuts is when I have a windows user sitting next to me when something doesn't work on my computer running Linux.
And then he goes "why do you not just use windows?" ... and I know that any possible answer I could give him to explain to him all the things where Linux works 100 times better for me will just make him give me a confused look that would say "why on earth would one want to do this with his computer"?!?

Very frustrating. I am getting a lot of recompense though when they come to me asking for help with their virus contaminated windows install that has "become terribly slow recently"...
 
Old 04-18-2013, 01:12 AM   #1704
EDDY1
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Oakland,Ca
Distribution: wins7, Debian wheezy
Posts: 5,626

Rep: Reputation: 501Reputation: 501Reputation: 501Reputation: 501Reputation: 501Reputation: 501
I like Windows, when I'm low on cash low & behold I have a repair.
 
Old 05-04-2013, 03:33 PM   #1705
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: 1,358
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 358Reputation: 358Reputation: 358Reputation: 358
Windows that I like...and...

Last edited by jamison20000e; 05-04-2013 at 09:10 PM. Reason: Linux/sʍopuıʍ :D
 
Old 05-04-2013, 05:53 PM   #1706
H5X00R
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2013
Posts: 39

Rep: Reputation: 1
I don't like using windows because it is soooo excruciatingly BORING!

Last edited by H5X00R; 05-04-2013 at 05:56 PM.
 
Old 05-04-2013, 10:49 PM   #1707
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: 1,358
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 358Reputation: 358Reputation: 358Reputation: 358
Quote:
Originally Posted by H5X00R View Post
I don't like using windows because it is soooo excruciatingly BORING!
Unless you have money to burn or prefer "bliss"(\is) on the box you only use for a hand full of things. I want to do anything a computer can like Linux can freely! Here's an image of FVWM-Crystal one of like 20++ desktop environments I’ve been checking out in CrunchBang\Debian.

Innovation can come more from need not greed.

Last edited by jamison20000e; 08-14-2014 at 11:12 PM.
 
Old 05-08-2013, 04:27 PM   #1708
linux555
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2013
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
In the past we heard these messages on the web that this is the year for linux desktops when windows vista came out and the same out cry after window's 8 disappointing reviews mainly about the UI.

I Love using linux and hope it will live that day but I doubt it will happen. Windows and Macs are etched into people's brain as the only players in town and the few who know about linux don't really care. Unfortunately, some of these same people don't realize that their android phone is using a linux stock kernel.

Linux may not have the desktop market but it is doing well in other areas and microsoft is envy of it.

Linux ROCKS!!!

Last edited by linux555; 05-08-2013 at 04:34 PM.
 
Old 05-08-2013, 06:27 PM   #1709
dalek
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Mississippi USA
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,058
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by linux555 View Post
In the past we heard these messages on the web that this is the year for linux desktops when windows vista came out and the same out cry after window's 8 disappointing reviews mainly about the UI.

I Love using linux and hope it will live that day but I doubt it will happen. Windows and Macs are etched into people's brain as the only players in town and the few who know about linux don't really care. Unfortunately, some of these same people don't realize that their android phone is using a linux stock kernel.

Linux may not have the desktop market but it is doing well in other areas and microsoft is envy of it.

Linux ROCKS!!!
When I bought my TV, I checked to see what it ran since it is a LCD. Mine runs Linux. It's a LG brand. I read somewhere that the Vizio (sp?) runs some sort of windoze. If you open the manual and look in the back where the copyright stuff is, it should mention what the OS is.

 
Old 05-09-2013, 04:47 AM   #1710
joe_2000
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2012
Location: Aachen, Germany
Distribution: Crunchbang, Debian
Posts: 346

Rep: Reputation: 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by dalek View Post
When I bought my TV, I checked to see what it ran since it is a LCD. Mine runs Linux.
I recently was on a long distance flight, and they made an announcement that the entertainment / TV system needed to be rebooted. And guess what ... the boot screen said it was booting a RedHat derivative. It even displayed the Tux.
Never enjoyed watching movies on a microscreen with bad-quality headphones and frequent interruptions for "fasten-seat-belt-type-of-messages" that much :-)
 
  


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 11:19 AM.

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