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Old 12-31-2013, 06:12 PM   #1831
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See your distro is Slackware. Try Ubuntu, you'll have lots to do. Try Debian Testing (sid).

Try using hardware without native Linux drivers, or even closed-source drivers.

Try configuring everything from the CLI.

Try installing a Canon laser printer with only CAPTS, no PCL. You won't be so bored.

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Old 12-31-2013, 06:42 PM   #1832
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Go and bake a cake, make some biscuits, mow the lawn, wash the car, vacumm the floor, have a picnic, go bowling. Just think of all the things you can do now Linux isn't wasting your time like Windows did. There is a world of fun out there for you to enjoy.
 
Old 12-31-2013, 11:29 PM   #1833
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See your distro is Slackware.

Try configuring everything from the CLI.
The first sentence would indicate that he's already doing the second, wouldn't it?
 
Old 12-31-2013, 11:36 PM   #1834
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The first sentence would indicate that he's already doing the second, wouldn't it?
Well, I am trying (at least)
 
Old 01-01-2014, 09:16 AM   #1835
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You're are right, Linux it's not fun at all. I've never had to install a linux twice, while windows makes things more exciting. I reinstalled a Winxp on a friend's laptop, and after _two_ hours he phoned me "i think i took a virus", i had to reinstall; this never happens on linux!!

Plus, you forgot to mention the thrill in buying a new hardware, because yours in too sloooooooow; "good morning, i have to buy a new computer because mine it's too slow on facebook" "this one is the top of the laptops, it's not faster, but it has windows8" "ok, i'll take it" (think about it like a Monthy Python's sketch )
 
Old 01-02-2014, 04:26 AM   #1836
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I've had lots of fun with Linux as I got familiar with operating systems. It's alright, but I find it requires too much time Googling and reading to achieve a complex task, where as a small amount of Googling will get you a Windows application that automates the same complex task without so much time spent reading and learning. Not that there's anything wrong with learning....
But like someone said in a prior post...
Time spent with more important things in life rather than spending a lifetime trying to figure out the right syntax seems to have me using Windows more than Linux.
 
Old 01-02-2014, 01:08 PM   #1837
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I've had lots of fun with Linux as I got familiar with operating systems. It's alright, but I find it requires too much time Googling and reading to achieve a complex task, where as a small amount of Googling will get you a Windows application that automates the same complex task without so much time spent reading and learning. Not that there's anything wrong with learning....
But like someone said in a prior post...
Time spent with more important things in life rather than spending a lifetime trying to figure out the right syntax seems to have me using Windows more than Linux.
My experience has been pretty much the opposite. I can usually figure out how to do things rather quickly in Linux, whereas it takes a lot longer when I'm forced to use Windows. The reason is that I really don't use Windows much (just on one computer for some games). Windows and Linux have different inherent philosophies (as my sig block indicates). Doing tasks under the Linux philosophy does not take any longer; in my experience, it's much quicker, but there's a longer and in soem cases steeper learning curve to getting the requisite amount of technical sufficiency.

For the OP, if you're well and truly bored, learn a new programming language. That's always fun if you want more time on the computer and have nothing else to do :-).
 
Old 01-07-2014, 08:32 PM   #1838
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Distrowatch says: "Put the fun back into the computing" and I have to disagree. Using Linux is not fun at all, there is no emotion. On Linux, I don't have to deal with infections and use antivirus nor antimalware. I don't have to defragment my hard drive every week. There is no adware on Linux to worry about. I don't have to use tools to optimize/clean my PC. No memory leaks, no unsafe dlls. There is nothing to do. Linux takes all the fun out of computing.
Not everyone is into S&M either.
 
Old 01-07-2014, 08:46 PM   #1839
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To be fair, Windows is as boring as Linux. A properly maintained Windows system does not have to be reinstalled, has no adware (if you have adware on your system it is your fault, since you have installed it), defragments the harddisks automatically in the background, does not have to use "cleaning tools" that are useless scams anyways, ... .

Sadly, most people do not take the time to learn how to properly maintain a Windows system and rather reinstall it from time to time, blaming it for not doing their job.
 
Old 01-07-2014, 09:12 PM   #1840
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Some active distros +Attachment 14437 or older ones don't work well at all so squash bugs, ; microcoughed on the other hand co$t$ for le$$ fun, no pun...

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Old 01-08-2014, 12:17 AM   #1841
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:46 AM   #1842
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Not everyone is into S&M either.
Oh, yes you are. The distros that prioritize stability are safe, sane and consensual. The "bleeding edge" ones are risk-aware kink.

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Old 01-08-2014, 01:00 AM   #1843
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Some active distros +Attachment 14437 or older ones don't work well at all so squash bugs, ; microcoughed on the other hand co$t$ for le$$ fun, no pun...
Jesus Christ, you are insane lol
 
Old 01-08-2014, 01:49 AM   #1844
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And merged with the Windows vs Linux Megathread.
 
Old 01-08-2014, 07:41 AM   #1845
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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 .
Your mistack was running as root
without way tooooooo much time on DOS and 3 or 6 reinstalltions of DOS
 
  


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