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I seem to be using linux more than win at the mo...
Im using linux mainly at the moment but i still boot into windows for gaming. This is because the UK has no retail support for linux games and i started using linux properly after Loki went to the dogs Heck if anyone knows a UK site i can get linux games from pls tell me!!
1. I am poor, even though all my Windows apps are illegal copies, its just easier and less hassle looking for apps cause most are all free using Linux.
2. I have no real need for Windows, only use it for Photoshop ( its still the best, even though I still use the Gimp at times ) on one machine and scanning, cause lucky me, my scanner still isn't supported in Linux. And occasionally for games too as I rarely play games.
3. Its stable, reliable, fast, secure and easy to setup in most cases. Comes with everything I need almost in one install, rarely ever need to go out and download/install new packages that aren't already there from the first install.
There are more I am sure, those are probably the main reasons.
If you really think Windows shows you everything that is there if you disable that option you gotta be dreaming.
You're quite right, sir. With "Show hidden and system files" checked as "On" in Explorer, it still doesn't show the "System Versioning..." (or somesuch) folder in my root directory - I only found out it was there when I browsed past c:\ with my ftp program...
Originally posted by sapilas there are many tweak apps in win32 too... so many that u will get bored to download and install all of them..
Hmm, that's true... how about this then... you need to rely on an adventurous third party to unveil hidden options. such as the menu speed thing. it came as configurable in the registry in 95 (98?) but was removed in more resent versions. there are lots of cases like this...
I, of course, have no idea how many config options I am missing on my linux box as there is no complete documentation anywhere for linux either, but the difference is that it's free.
And another reason to use _any_ OS other than MS ones. EULA.
Well WHAT YOU JUST browse with your FTP program is the SYSTEM FILES...
When I said go to explorer options there are two menus:
1. Show hidden files
2. Show System files (not recommended.
Then you can see everything...
Well I had a friend that he choosed to program in win2k his final year project...
He downloaded SDK from microsoft and he build his own Virtual
Private Network. He developed a window interfaced program simila to the INTERNET SHARING BUT with much more options that he enabled....(of course he got IEEE price for that)
But he did it cause his supervisor asked him to use windows....Otherwise he was going for linux enviroment programming... but I show he did prety much in just a few months..
as a newbie who tried linux for being seek and tired of paying for problems (alias computer hanged) i'll have to say (sadly) that in windows everything is easier and if i cannot do something i can ask anyone (everybody knows how). instead after one month i still can't find someone to tell me how to change KDE for gnome and loosing hours trying myself is jut not worth...pitty
It took me about 3 years to get used to Linux . . .
I had always too many hardware devices, and never manage to setup them all until I tried suse8 version..
And Still sometimes I have some problems. and spend lot of hours trying to find solutions..
So i believe that for a newbie, you have to make a lot of effort in order to manage to understand how everything works and how you can fix any problems..and always helps if you have a friend with much experience..
so there is only one solution....
NEVER GIVE UP on trying......at the end you might see that linux is more flexible than windows.
The thing I like most in linux is the remote control and the remote execution of programs....that really makes the system more powerful.
I use Linux because I like it. I don't see that this is such a bad reason. There have been far too many arguments on this very topic. My opinion: use what you like.
A very good example of this was over the Easter holiday. I was chatting with my brother (an ardent Windows fan, that happens to be running Linux for his LAN internet sharing...because he couldn't get Windows to work on the hardware...ha, ha) and he enthusiastically asked me 'Why do you use Linux'. He was quite stumped when I replied 'Because I like it...why do you use Windows?' In all honesty, the only reason he uses Windows is because he sees that the rest of the world uses Windows, so what's the point in going against the grain? I believe that you should not use something 'because everyone else does', you should use it because you like it.
Ok, for starts, that was $0.2, and secondaly flames > /dev/null