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orange400 04-16-2004 06:39 AM

Just curious - are there any people here who aren't familiar with windows??
 
I know that most people here are windows users trying to figure out what the hell they are doing in linux, but are there any people here that are the other way around? Do any of you feel uncomfortable or confused in a windows OS?

muah 04-16-2004 07:03 AM

Re: Just curious - are there any people here who aren't familiar with windows??
 
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Originally posted by orange400
Do any of you feel uncomfortable or confused in a windows OS?
Haha, are u joking? Most of ppl here use linux because they dont like something about windows (or dont like windows at all :p )

Chris H 04-16-2004 07:55 AM

I'm becoming less and less familiar with windows as time goes on. Often puzzled when I get a problem on the kid's XP box.

orange400 04-16-2004 08:11 AM

Re: Re: Just curious - are there any people here who aren't familiar with windows??
 
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Originally posted by muah
Haha, are u joking? Most of ppl here use linux because they dont like something about windows (or dont like windows at all :p )
lol ... so true ... but you know what's weird? Although Windows is garbage, I feel at peace with it. I'm in total control with everything cause I know the ins and outs with it, I know how to hack it, I know hpw to fix it ... that stuff. If only I know linux like I knew windows ... maybe one day ...

Mahony 04-16-2004 08:46 AM

Ha, you have to be VERY slow to have trouble with Windows :P ;)

wapcaplet 04-16-2004 09:54 AM

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Originally posted by Mahony
Ha, you have to be VERY slow to have trouble with Windows :P ;)
I think I'm pretty smart, yet I have trouble with Windows all the time...

Mahony 04-16-2004 10:22 AM

That's because Windows sucks.

Edit: I meant that you have to be very slow if you don't know your way around Windows, too user-friendly.

XavierP 04-16-2004 05:04 PM

Not a Linux technical question. Therefore it is moved to General.

Pcghost 04-16-2004 09:53 PM

I promise I won't have a clue how to use Windows Shorthorn :D

That is if it ever released (read: vaporware).

Am I the only one that read that Microsoft was cutting out features from Shorthorn to get it on the market earlier? Does anyone else smell something? Oh that is fear I smell.:D

SciYro 04-17-2004 12:30 AM

windows is too hard!
 
i read about that too.... yet another action to contradict them selfs (i read some were they wanted to take time with it, and make sure it had the features and such,,, then they start cutting things.... .*sigh*)

anyways, I'm totally lost in windows.... i know theres something here and something there, and something called a registry...

but to tell you the truth, i haven't got a clue about how windows works... if something totally messes up i doubt i could fix it... windows is totally confusing and makes me feel like i know less then it does... i swear people that say windows is for computer illiterate people (to put it nice) are totally wrong!, windows is for geniuses!, only a complete genius could tell it to run a program without it crashing :).. so yes, i feel lost in windows, at least in linux i have to know how it works, and it lets me.. very Nice, makes me feel like I'm using a old computer that did as it was told! *remembers the commodore 64, and some other computer that he forgets, but was probably his first* .... ahhh. how i miss having computers run slow because of its hardware limit, but because a program goes haywire!

kev82 04-17-2004 07:55 AM

i know my way around dos and i know my way around win2k, but for anything non-trivial im lost with other microsoft systems.

its really annoying when someone asks for help, i go to there computer, from the symptoms i get a pretty good idea what the problem is but have no idea how to fix it cos i cant find the options.

Lleb_KCir 04-17-2004 11:49 AM

i expect the first release of Longhorn to be the winME of the NT world for M$, and will not upgrade beyond were i am in the M$ world any time soon.

all games will be built to run around what i have now so im happy with that. hopfully by this time next year i will be 100% linux at my office, and only use M$ for gaming at the house.

Brane Ded 04-18-2004 01:37 AM

It's hard not to be familiar with Windows these days. Even if you're a heavy Linux or Mac person, odds are there's somewhere you go where your only option is Windows. I have to use it at college, for example, to print out essays and presentations(which I created in OpenOffice of course :) ).

Being a Windows refugee, I still retain much of my former knowledge. The knowledge is nice, but it comes with the nightmares. I wouldn't mind some day if they both faded away. I may be able to answer many questions about 9x through XP, but like Pcghost said, I hope nobody comes asking me about "Shorthorn." :p

e1000 04-18-2004 01:54 AM

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Originally posted by Lleb_KCir
i expect the first release of Longhorn to be the winME of the NT world for M$, and will not upgrade beyond were i am in the M$ world any time soon.

from what I hear, NT will be a prety big rewrite from the original NT, one thing I look foward to is windows introducing compatibity with IPv6. the question is how well will it be adopted by the ISP's. Cause I know that they'll want to cater to the pre-longhorn crowd that will be 90% of computers till a long time after it comes out.
WOW I just hijacked this thread.

[ontopic] as I get more familiar with linux, I realize how inadequate my windows knowledge is, I can do twice as much in linux as in windows, not talking about games of course[/ontopic]

adamjaskie 04-18-2004 02:45 AM

I don't know my way around NT based systems. I could do just about anything in 98SE, but I got sick of that, and switched to Linux. Never have had a chance to mess around with XP for an extended period of time, although the two times I have had to help someone do something in XP, I was able to figure it out after a few minutes of clicking around.


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