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Old 05-30-2005, 03:33 AM   #1
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Arrow Windows rapidly approaching desktop usability


Windows rapidly approaching desktop usability
 
Old 05-30-2005, 03:35 AM   #2
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This is a good article. We need to fight fire with fire.
 
Old 05-30-2005, 03:58 PM   #3
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I don't know why it was under the 'humour' section. Well, perhaps it wasn't very objective article, but it had good points in it. It's ridiculous that you have to buy so many essential software packages just to make every day life with Windows viable. This, at least to me when I was a Windows user, makes it almost impossible to work with Windows without pirating software at some point or another since I don't have deep pockets. It's a relief that OpenOffice at least is available as Windows version. Or it was, now it doesn't matter since I'm a Linux user.

And I did find my Mandrake install to be a lot easier than any Windows installation has ever been. The key codes are a pain. What if you have a legal copy but you lose the code? It's perfectly possible even if you try to keep the key somewhere safe. That means you basically have paid for a piece of software you just can't use if you don't have a stupid string of random characters. And the same goes to the boot disks that were there even in W98 intallation. I had to install it not too long ago and of course the floppies have degraded beyond repair many times in that time.

With Mandrake, everything I neede was installed right away and the only thing I had to go and look for was libdvdcss so I can watch dvd's that I have paid for (which is a matter beyond ridiculous) and have only tweaked some settings after that.

And there is no humour in this post.
 
Old 05-30-2005, 03:58 PM   #4
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I don't know why it was under the 'humour' section. Well, perhaps it wasn't very objective article, but it had good points in it. It's ridiculous that you have to buy so many essential software packages just to make every day life with Windows viable. This, at least to me when I was a Windows user, makes it almost impossible to work with Windows without pirating software at some point or another since I don't have deep pockets. It's a relief that OpenOffice at least is available as Windows version. Or it was, now it doesn't matter since I'm a Linux user.

And I did find my Mandrake install to be a lot easier than any Windows installation has ever been. The key codes are a pain. What if you have a legal copy but you lose the code? It's perfectly possible even if you try to keep the key somewhere safe. That means you basically have paid for a piece of software you just can't use if you don't have a stupid string of random characters. And the same goes to the boot disks that were there even in W98 intallation. I had to install it not too long ago and of course the floppies have degraded beyond repair many times in that time.

With Mandrake, everything I neede was installed right away and the only thing I had to go and look for was libdvdcss so I can watch dvd's that I have paid for (which is a matter beyond ridiculous) and have only tweaked some settings after that.

And there is no humour in this post.
 
  


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