Because Shiny Things Are Fun - The New New Windows v Linux Thread
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well, 32bit only for this "free" product. unless its your own product that you support in your own lab, it still costs you $$ to get the very limited support for this "free" product. getting to LQ or any other site is not "free"."
I can see that the 32/64 bit confusion has been cleared up now. As to the support, I can't see how it is relevant. I'm not talking about "free" support. I'm talking about a free product, ie. Slackware. Besides how is asking a question on LQ or #slackware NOT free?
You can decide what is in operation/use for the equipment. Baiting or just out right not knowledgeable about any of the questioned OS.
As usual your typical posting style. Gentle reminder: Please do not start posting again to start flame wars or arguments.
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I didn't catch that this thread was flamebait, and think one couldn't have realized it without having seen other flamebaits by the OP.
Originally Posted by spudgunner
I keep Windows around to game
Sometimes I'm tempted to. In giving up Windows for Linux, we generally are forced to sacrifice the Windows games we like, and I miss The Sims. (I have a special reason. I wrote a set of long and goofy biographical profiles for my Sims characters over an extended period of time; this led me to believe the open-ended virtual house environment stimulated my writing creativity. I would like to recapture that. The Sims never worked in Virtualbox or Wine. )
Last edited by newbiesforever; 03-14-2012 at 02:12 PM.
Windoze 7 or 8 ... I'll stick to Mint, #!, Ubuntu, or Redhat.(I really don't want a virus pretending to be an operating system)
what's wrong with Patch Tuesday (although i think they need Patch cron * 0-23 * * *). oh wait, that has to be "at" or something. and oddly windoze is still desktop king. until a software company can match micrudsoft app-for-app for linux then windoze will stay desktop king.
Distribution: LMDE/Peppermint/Mint 9,&10/along with a few others
In our home the only time we have windoze on a computer is when we get it ... THEN I use Acronis disc clean and thoroughly wipe the HDD and install a preferred system. Yes I do a lot of distro hopping that way I know which OSs I like.
As anyone seen this youtube video. MS says they designed windows 8 to be intuitive for people who have little to no knowledge of computers. Anyway, Chris Pirillo got his father to try out windows 8, see the video to see how it turns out
Yeah, not having the Start-menu will drive people crazy. It is a standard for how many years that people click that if they want to start an application that doesn't have a desktop icon? I predict that they re-introduce the Start-menu not later than with Service Pack 1, but I think that one of the first "secret tips for Windows 8" will be how to activate a Start-menu (I really doubt that it is not part of the system, I rather think it is just deactivated). Or may be you can buy a Start-menu from third party developers.
God! i just watched that, and wasn't to bad. I haven't used Windows8, so just out of curiosity, how does one go about getting back to the tiles? I watched most of the mac episode, and it was horrible, it showed the man having issues with using an internet browser, not so much with osx. I Also watched most of the Ubuntu episode, there is a few issues that annoyed me. His dad has trouble using virtual desktops in Ubuntu, but Osx has virtual desktops too, they call them spaces; but (from what i watched) his dad didn't get a chance to use them. I like and use virtual desktops all the time, i use four, but i can not stand using them the way they're originally set up in each desktop environment, i set up hot corners to switch, and i think that Ubuntu's Unity should have been tested separately instead of being the basis of a Gnu/Linux distribution. Like GrepAwkSed, i'd like to see him use kde, mate, xfce or lxde. Don't know about Mint's kde, as i hear it's maintained by the community, but i've used Kubuntu, and i think it was horrible. As a kde user who also values stability (this is where Ubuntu screws up), i've found It's pretty hard to beat Opensuse.