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Old 06-27-2007, 06:07 AM   #76
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I left Windows XP due to plenty of reasons But the first and Foremost was the BSOD! (Later on I discovered that it was CPU failure that had to be replaced but Linux managed to run smoothly 7 months after Windows gave up... and another two months of slight problems untill my CPU died out entirely, this proved to me the stability and robustness of Linux)

Second, Viruses/Spyware/Malware and all those painful annoyances that drove me insane even though I had all the protection possible.

Third, as an inspiring programmer I found it more comfortable to use Linux to expand, reach out and learn new things rather then Windows

Fourth, Just for the sake of changing, and seeing whats out there and getting rid of the old Windos who had consumed my life for 6 years.

Fifth, I had a real Gaming addiction issue that did damage to my Social and my Education... Linux offered me a Gaming free area (I only learned a year after about Wine and Linux native games like Doom 3) Which set me back on the right track and also got me to meet a lot of new people that are incredibly interesting,smart and fun to be with (The LUG in a city I live near)


Though to be honest... there is only one thing I miss in all this... the gaming part, but Linux can run most of the games I miss and the trend is improving (not to mention that theres companies like LGP Loki(Was) and ID Software who make/import games to and make them Linux native

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Old 07-02-2007, 10:34 AM   #77
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I made the transition mainly b/c I was curious. Think I was browsing the net in the early days, browsing some forum, and came across some people talking about Linux. And being the curious geek I am, I checked it out. In the early days I mainly kept it around on an additional machine and tinkered with it while still mainly using Windows. I still needed Windows for audio recording anyways. Then as I got more involved with school and networking I started messing with the server aspects of Linux as I had heard that *nix type systems were used in server environments. And I ran it on my own personal home server for a good few years until I started thinking to give it more of a serious attempt to put it on a desktop as well. Plus with being rather unimpressed with Vista, I figure it'd be a good time. Overall I was pretty happy with Windows 2k and XP...ME was terrible....98 was ok. And honestly, I was getting tired of ALL the preventative maintenance to do on a Windows PC (spyware, viruses, etc) and I had heard that I wouldn't have to worry about these things on Linux. I also felt diving into Linux more from a desktop perspective would open me up to new things. So far, I have been using Linux as a serious desktop since the beginning of the year (even though I tinkered with it before then) AND running it for server processes for about 2-3 years.
 
Old 07-02-2007, 11:35 AM   #78
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probably we are tired of running machines with "root" in windows ... ^_^

anyway ... why would someone actually thinking of running windows me at any events at homes really makes me wondering ... i thought that the first sight of it releases should have cause us to confirm windows me as a nonsense releases , even if its by our prejudice or something else ... the naming(or probably timing) just sounds not right enough for us ...

anyway , as for sound recording ... you have to give linux a good forceful try ... probably a bit weird and "tedious" but shouldnt be a problem especially if your requirments are not too complex and time consuming on your home desktop ...


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Old 07-02-2007, 12:27 PM   #79
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Why Linux over Windows?

FREEDOM!

Yves.
 
Old 07-02-2007, 12:29 PM   #80
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probably we are tired of running machines with "root" in windows ... ^_^
I don't know, I never had a need to run as root, and admittingly I was 'root' when running the 9x series (since that was the only user anyways) but when I started with NT I always made a non admin account. The thing is although windows can be rather lacking, I can attribute to a majority of problems with windows due to sheer USER error, and not always due to windows itself.

Two obvious examples: Running as admin and loading useless programs that bog down windows. I myself never had that much of an issue with windows, except for maybe a few technical issues, but I never quite ran into the many 'horror' stories of windows. Again, I attribute the problems that most windows users are having are because of themselves. I talk to a lot of people who still run as admin on their xp machines, especially when they like to play WoW. Is there any fscking reason to be playing a game as admin? These are the types that I have no sympathy for when things do go wrong in windows, because its THEIR FAULT, not Windows in this case.

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Old 07-02-2007, 12:37 PM   #81
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Jeebizz: Me and my brother both run as root. Me because I'm admin at my house, and my brother because Op:Flashpoint won't save savegames, profiles, etc. unless you're admin.
 
Old 07-02-2007, 12:44 PM   #82
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Jeebizz: Me and my brother both run as root. Me because I'm admin at my house, and my brother because Op:Flashpoint won't save savegames, profiles, etc. unless you're admin.
Assuming the game is installed in "Program Files" thats probably because RW privileges are not allowed to standard users, but thats fine. You could try going into that directory as admin, right click on the directory of OP Flaspoint, and add Users to be allowed to write to that particular directory. (I don't know the exact steps, but thats the gist of it) I guarantee you will be able to save games then. It seems that people in windows don't know that you can give users rw privileges to users on certain directories, but they just never investigate it, and just run admin. Poor solution.

[edit]

Ok, I take some of it back. Its the developer's fault! Clearly they did not take into account RW privileges. Even winamp solved this issue, by placing all the settings in documents and settings\user.

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Old 07-02-2007, 12:49 PM   #83
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>> "These are the types that I have no sympathy for when things do go wrong in windows, because its THEIR FAULT, not Windows in this case."

i think its better for you to show some sympathy , lock-up their machines with mild(but tough enough) force before you leave ... and just before you leave , mention a thing or two about linux ...


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[EDIT ::] ok , i take it back too ... ^_^


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Old 07-02-2007, 01:37 PM   #84
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see, Jeebizz?
Now, if only Windows had *nix-like file permissions...
 
Old 07-02-2007, 01:43 PM   #85
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Well NT borrows some Unix concepts such as users and permissions, but it seems that game developers never take that into account, and so the only way their games will properly run, is in an admin account. Sad.
 
Old 07-02-2007, 01:57 PM   #86
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see, Jeebizz?
Now, if only Windows had *nix-like file permissions...
It has unix-like permissions, but they are available on Ntfs/WinXP/Win2K only. And it looks like most software doesn't try to use them.
---added---
it has concept of user/group supports automatic encryption of user files, allows to set read/write/execute/scan director permissions. I don't know about "set ** id on execution", though.

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Old 07-02-2007, 02:04 PM   #87
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They don't, so dare I say it, this time it's not Windows' fault. Its user error, and developer's laziness.
 
Old 07-02-2007, 04:13 PM   #88
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Jeebizz: Me and my brother both run as root. Me because I'm admin at my house, and my brother because Op:Flashpoint won't save savegames, profiles, etc. unless you're admin.
As the admin of your house, you should know that it isn't safe to run as administrator/root. Just as in Linux, you should create a normal user for regular tasks, then log in with an admin account for tasks that require it. You should also rename the administrator account to something other than "administrator", and give it a strong password.
 
Old 07-03-2007, 09:22 AM   #89
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come to think about it ... linux does make all these things easier ...

windows way is a bit "disconnected" ...

[edit ::] linux really makes sense as a home desktop ... and its a lot easier and "smoother" than windows , people have to "force" themselves into it while leaving everything else to schools , workplace and probably the state too ... ^_^


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Old 07-03-2007, 06:23 PM   #90
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The last drop i the cup was Kget:
It outperformed DAP with one stream at peak while DAP's four streams killed the browsing while on 95% of the link-speed.
And after that, many-many little things along with major improvements of Linux...
 
  


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