Because Shiny Things Are Fun - The New New Windows v Linux Thread
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I Havent Re-Read It In Over A Month...
They Did Say Another Transition Could Not Be Expected For Another 50 Years...
It Also Said That The 64-Bit Builds Of Windows (x86-64 not Itanium And Alpha) Until Vista Didn't Work That Well (Even Compaered To Vista).
I ment all the time leading up to and the end of the 32-Bit era.
If i'm not mistaking, Salix uses slapt-get which is package manager(?) designed for Slackware, to be like Debians apt. It does resolve dependencies automatically, and uses slackwares native package manager pkgtool to install the packages.
As to your original question, it's up to you. If your interested enough, and your ubuntu partition doesn't have anything important, why not.
My notebook have 2 partitions, one for Windows 7, another for Ubuntu.
If Windows 8 is so nice, should I replace ubuntu to Windows 8?
The beta response of Windows 8 had hit 1 million download.
I keep Windows around to game and recently installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. To be quite honest, I'm significantly less than impressed with it. I was using the Developer Preview before and I found it was awesome compared to Windows 7 so long as you disabled all the MetroUI crap... after I had everything installed again (for a more fair comparison), everything felt much snappier and start-up/shut down times were much faster than Windows 7 ever was. However, the Consumer Preview seemed to ruin it all: start-up/shut down times much, much slower, no start button means you do everything through MetroUI which I've found takes much longer to accomplish simple tasks. I'm building a new computer soon and I'll be putting Windows 7 on it as my gaming system.
Things could be different for you though, but that's my opinion on the whole topic. I'd keep Ubuntu.
Y'know, what operating system (or systems) that you decided to run on your boxes is ... hey ... it's strictly up to you.
I find that virtual machines, and external hard-drives with Firewire cables, are a wonderful invention. (In other words: "Windows ain't half bad ... merely one-third awful ... in a window!" )
Anyhow, you've got your own business and/or personal reasons for running whatever software and hardware configuration(s) you choose to be running ... and that has zippo to do either with Windows-8 or Ubuntu. As long as you "know what you're running and know why you're running it," run it.
Last edited by sundialsvcs; 03-08-2012 at 09:48 AM.
Actually, Microsoft's history is one of trying to adapt (or co-opt) the market to themselves.
I suspect that, if they are unable to do that, they won't know what to do.
What they should be doing is sitting down with a copy of Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? by Lou Gertsner, formerly chairman of IBM. In this well-written book (which, AFAIK, he actually wrote himself...) he spells out in no uncertain terms what sort of bush-hogging treatment he had to give to the "powers that be" within that corporation.
(When you are capo dei capi, you can do that sort of thing... ... authority has its privileges.)
Right now, Microsoft thinks that it still has a monopoly, and it is still acting as though it does, when the harsh technical reality is that it doesn't. Apple transitioned their systems to 64-bit and nobody even noticed. So did Linux, by and large. Meanwhile, Microsoft is trying to figure out yet another way to make their Internet Explorer browser, which they most-foolishly wedged into the guts of their entire user interface, incompatible with everybody else on the planet in yet another new and creative way.
The industry has quite studiously turned its back on Microsoft, and Microsoft's own repeated (and still-repeated!) actions are the reason why. Microsoft does not have a "monopoly" now, they were very rapacious when they briefly did, and so they never will be permitted to have one again.