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View Poll Results: UNIX is better than WINDOWS
what?HELLO.i am UNIX. the best! 605 68.52%
whooa, wait a minute. Windows is BETTER than UNIX 48 5.44%
hoo-boy..i don't like both. 64 7.25%
errr...i don't know, what is UNIX afterall? 11 1.25%
windows?never heard of it... 155 17.55%
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:35 AM   #1546
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SCerovec View Post
gkrellm ;D
Top that
While my monitoring needs typically lean more towards Conky, I have to agree...

So I found a monitor for Windows (sysinternals)...it's an effin joke compared to Conky/gkrellm/etc...I can display how much disk space I have left? Ooh...thank God that vital info is available on my desktop...woot.

SCerovec has a very valid point here...Windows is lacking horribly in system monitor software (and if it's not, please link so I can see for myself hahaha).
 
Old 08-21-2007, 10:41 AM   #1547
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have to agree with that ... the side bar things in newer windows is good enough ... but they still get blocked most of the time ... very awkward to use ...

what i'm looking for are those on the taskbar ... preferable not those "3d" ones(why must they always be like that even if they are now shipped by default !! i dont understand ... ) , just 2 or 3 flat "labels" sticking on the taskbar are enough ...


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Old 08-21-2007, 01:54 PM   #1548
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Skype & Ventrilo

Skype has a damn good Linux Beta, but I'm crossing my fingers for a full-featured version to come out soon. And Ventrilo, how long does it really take to develop a client for Linux, as long as it's said "in development" on their page I'm beginning to think it's a single little geek making it in his spare time.
 
Old 08-21-2007, 02:12 PM   #1549
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Skype has a damn good Linux Beta, but I'm crossing my fingers for a full-featured version to come out soon. And Ventrilo, how long does it really take to develop a client for Linux, as long as it's said "in development" on their page I'm beginning to think it's a single little geek making it in his spare time.
The ventrilo team has 13 Linux developers...but they spend more time arguing about whether they should develop with vi or emacs, using gtk or qt, for KDE or gnome, etc...

In reality, they haven't started yet...

And yes, I'm making all of this up hahaha.

I agree completely, though...they need to get on the ball and put out a Linux version (even if it's alpha/beta quality).

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Old 08-22-2007, 01:22 PM   #1550
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they should develop with qt in gnome ... ^_^


//the things that they are arguing about are serious things ...



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Old 08-26-2007, 04:44 PM   #1551
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i cant beleive this thread is now 100 pages.

i wonder what the record is for longest forum thread in the world... ?
take a look at this thread:
http://forums.2kgames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5680

150 posts in less than a week... amazing.
 
Old 09-04-2007, 11:22 AM   #1552
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wow, i read 100 pages of this monster.

it was about 70 pages constructive arguements

and about 30 pages of fanboy-ism.

i wonder if there is an equivelant www.windowsquestions.org

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Old 09-04-2007, 08:17 PM   #1553
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wow, i read 100 pages of this monster.

it was about 70 pages constructive arguements

and about 30 pages of fanboy-ism.
Windows fanboy-ism? Yes.
 
Old 09-05-2007, 10:34 AM   #1554
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Windows fanboy-ism? Yes.
c'mon, as well as linux fanboy-ism.

but to be expected on a linux forum (even the poll seems one sided).

thats why i wanted examples of a windows forum to get a better idea of the other side...

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Old 09-22-2007, 04:04 PM   #1555
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If only ventrillo would be ported then _that_ would make a _huge_ difference for gamers who want to jump on the Linux bandwagon and _stay_ on it.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 02:16 AM   #1556
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How are you girls ans guys get medie files to play on linux like music, video and dvd and more i can only get pls internet radio files and cd to play on my suse 10.2 instalation any of you who can give the total guide to instal vlc Successful maybe other codecs as well???

Thanks in advance...

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Old 09-23-2007, 03:27 AM   #1557
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Suse91pro, that is completely unrelated to this thread and not very likely to get many good answers here. You should post your question in the proper spot. As for your question, you just need to set up the proper repositories.


http://en.opensuse.org/YaST_package_repository

Then search yast for anything gstreamer, vlc, codec, mp3, ...

Last edited by jay73; 09-23-2007 at 03:29 AM.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 04:01 AM   #1558
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Arrow The final last conclusion on the end (no more)...

When it boils down ot one final reson regarding Linux vs Windows it comes to
freedom.

The only one last straw that keeps Windows in my universe are the games.

As soon as games become commonly ported to Linux, I will cut the rope and get free of windows.

I won't miss the fancy magazine DVDs full of (beta)crap,
the hype of new 'better than ever before' crappy updates called 'all new/written from scratch versions' of something they call operating system.

I won't miss viral infections

I won't miss system crashes

I will never upgrade my hrdware for software failure again...

I won't miss hughe-user-base security breaches, exploits and gang...

I won't miss my data any more...

I won't never ever be brain-dead any more


I'll be free

And when I think games, I think of Cromium, LBZ, Frozen bubbles, Lemmings, Zuma, Lbrekout, Tetris & co.
May be the MechWarrior a bit too (Im a sucker for Sc-iFi and Mech-tech) but not the really hot(buy a better VGA) tittles of brainless maynem.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 02:50 PM   #1559
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15 reasons for choosing Linux over Windows:

1) The speed. Windows is bloated as hell;
2) Stability. Linux is much more stable;
3) Uptime. Linux has more uptime;
4) Security. Windows is unsecure;
5) Choice. Windows is full of stuff I don't want;
6) Freedom. I can do whatever I want with Linux;
7) Money. Windows costs money every 5 years;
8) Support. Linux has better support;
9) Control. With Linux it is _I_ who control my pc;
10) Bugfixes. Found a bug in Windows? You'll still see it in Windows 37;
11) Innovation. Windows 2000 still looked like Windows 95;
12) Hardware support. Can you use your old soundcard under Vista?
13) Running Windows apps. Try running Windows 98/DOS software in Vista. With wine you can.
14) Software gets better over time. With Windows it gets worse.
15) Advertisements. Good luck finding those in Linux.
 
Old 09-24-2007, 03:41 PM   #1560
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I would like to ad some comments to some of VINCENT's:

2) Stability: Windows is the 1st piggy and Linux is the 3rd.
4) Security: Windows is like protecting your house with only an unlocked screen door and not even a storm window.
5) Choice: The stuff that Windows does come with is junk so the "choice" is to keep it or dump it.
7) Money: Windows costs money every 5 years? Don't forget annual antivirus subscription (Norton or McAfee) and new hardware to go with the new Windows. Don't forget opportunity costs including, HDD space for additional security and cleaning programs and the time spent using them instead of what you really wanted to do.
9) Control: I couldn't have said it better myself.
11) Innovation: The Microsoft definition of innovation=finally doing what someone else has been doing for the past 5 years.
12) Hardware) Don't forget the fact that if your multimedia devices aren't approved by Vista you can't use them. Microsoft's use of DRM great...for Linux.
13) Compatibility: If Wine doesn't do it there's also DOSBox, DOSemu, VirtualBox and more.
14) Software: I'll add that Windows software gets BIGGER while it gets worse.
 
  


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