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Old 05-09-2013, 08:37 AM   #1711
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lg blu-ray player/netflix streamer runs busybox.

i assume that most embedded devices (especially multimedia) run some sort of linux.
 
Old 05-09-2013, 04:56 PM   #1712
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lg blu-ray player/netflix streamer runs busybox.

i assume that most embedded devices (especially multimedia) run some sort of linux.
Yeah, almost all of them do, and it's no surprise ... Gotta love the price, right?
 
Old 05-11-2013, 07:11 PM   #1713
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I hate anything and everything associated with microsoft.
 
Old 05-17-2013, 08:07 AM   #1714
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So today working on a huge spreadsheet in MS Excel. Selected three columns and did a search and replace and it does it within the three columns I've selected like I expected. Did another search and replace with the same three columns selected as before and it replaces across the entire spreadsheet. And of course the spreadsheet is huge to it took it several minutes to do so and it won't undo. Why is it you get different results from the exact same behavior.
 
Old 05-18-2013, 02:07 PM   #1715
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I have preffered LibreOffice, BUT:___

I don't use MS-Exell. I've only used Open offfice, or LibreOffice for several years now, and have enjoyed it very much. BUT: I'm now using LibreOffice 3.5.7.2 in Mint13 Mate. In order to get a good search (let alone search and replace) I have to copy out to a plain text program (pluma, or gedit), , and then save it under the extension of *.txt, open it in Libre office Writer, painstakinly re-edit the whole Using tabs, search and replace, etc. and then print from there. I have an old HP Lazer 4050 series, which prints under all my other programs (including LibreOffice-Writer) but not in LibreOffice-Calc. Never had this trouble in Mint 11 with whatever that version of LibreOffice was.

I know there must be a way to set it right, but I don't know how, and haven't gotten much help from "google-my friend"! Also not real happy about some fo the default settings, such as that LibreOffice-Draw pops up every time I try to look at a PDF file. And it doesn't even give a very good veiw of the PDF.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 12:02 PM   #1716
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I hate anything and everything associated with microsoft.
some would say they hate Linux. i find MS products have too much built-in "we think for you" features with no easy way to tweak it to my likings. let alone MS is lacking in secure coding practice. would be cool to see various MS products go under some Google powered fuzzing.

people are lazy, they want a "program" to do exactly what they want with as little instruction as possible, so much so i think people want to be able to just hit the power-on button and let the "smart" computer do the rest.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 05:37 PM   #1717
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mac\win users think "innovating" Linux users know, just copy(capitalist)cat$$$$$; they holdback education for profits too, K1-25 for all our mon#!y~as#!s! ! http://t4ak.roblox.com/d7aa236ed2f7dbd606f416899d3be25e

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:43 AM   #1718
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Windows is for amateurs...
 
Old 05-31-2013, 10:22 AM   #1719
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Try msconfig in the Run-dialog.
Even better, try using a 3rd party app, like Revo Uninstaller or Piriform's CCleaner to disable (or completely remove) startup entries. No pesky nag box that you've disabled something... ever.
 
Old 05-31-2013, 10:34 AM   #1720
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Windows=Free Beer Here. In my case, Red Stripe in my ice chest.

I luv Windows.
 
Old 05-31-2013, 10:55 AM   #1721
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Unfortunately, I still have to use Win7 at work and that desktop blue-screens at least twice each week, and sometimes daily. Linux on the other hand never crashes for me on any of the 8 different boxes I maintain, those consisting of Arch, Crux, and Slackware. My FreeBSD box never crashes either, although an individual app might hang now and then under Linux and BSD. Not sure why Windows has to be so delicate and easily broken.

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Old 05-31-2013, 04:49 PM   #1722
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Not sure why Windows has to be so delicate and easily broken.
Not open source == less QA.

(The opposite used to be true ...)
 
Old 06-01-2013, 09:02 AM   #1723
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Windows is for amateurs...
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Unfortunately, I still have to use Win7 at work and that desktop blue-screens at least twice each week, and sometimes daily. Linux on the other hand never crashes for me on any of the 8 different boxes I maintain, those consisting of Arch, Crux, and Slackware. My FreeBSD box never crashes either, although an individual app might hang now and then under Linux and BSD. Not sure why Windows has to be so delicate and easily broken.
my experience is that windows has been more stable in recent years however i think microsoft is kinda' like mcdonalds. people accept that it is not the best thing in the world but it is the by far most common so most just put up with its hassles. unless there is a need or want for something better they will not put the time, money or effort in.

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Old 06-01-2013, 10:10 AM   #1724
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my experience is that windows has been more stable in recent years however i think microsoft is kinda' like mcdonalds. people accept that it is not the best thing in the world but it is the by far most common so most just put up with its hassles. unless there is a need or want for something better they will not put the time, money or effort in.
To a certain degree, I would concur with your synopsis of the situation; however, there is one thing that I think needs to be mentioned: Under the right conditions, any system will become unstable and have issues. The beauty/annoying thing about Windows is that it actually will continue to function (using the term loosely) when there are problems. As much as I love Linux, one thing I can say about Windows that I cannot say about many distributions of Linux (or Mac OS for that matter) is that I have never fubared a Windows installation to the point that it was easier to wipe and reload than it was to fix the issue, within the first 30 minutes of installing it.

The point of all of this is that while I do understand the frustration expressed by ozar, it probably isn't necessarily the fact that Windows is being used so much as it is that other issues have arisen in the system, and either some serious maintenance needs to take place, or the system needs reimaged. Either way, it's something that happens regardless of what OS you are using.

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Old 06-01-2013, 10:48 PM   #1725
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one thing I can say about Windows that I cannot say about many distributions of Linux (or Mac OS for that matter) is that I have never fubared a Windows installation to the point that it was easier to wipe and reload than it was to fix the issue, within the first 30 minutes of installing it.
Really? How many years of experience do you have with Linux? With Windows/DOS?

I can't say that I've felt the need to wipe and reload a Linux system within the last ten years. In my admittedly limited experiences with Windows during that time period, I've done that several times. (Not within 30 minutes of installation with either, though.)

Then again, I have a lot less knowledge about modern Windows systems than I do Linux ones; Maybe you are just the opposite way?
 
  


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