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Not just that ,the autorun.ini file and all hidden file will appear on linux which enables me to Devirus/Deconataminate/Remove the virus from the usb stick.Otherwise I will not be able to remove the virus From Windows.
...unless you run the Windows anti-virus programs on it, right?? And because you can SEE the files on Linux (which you CAN also see on Windows), that does NOT make it easier to fix.
My point of view is: Why do I need more time and knowledge to accomplish tasks on Linux while I need less time and knowledge to accomplish the same tasks on Windows? it is not my problem alone.
You do NOT need more time on Linux...for me, I need far less. Doing ANYTHING in Windows takes me far more time and effort.
I began with linux as a system administrator. My first and only course in linux was directed towards system administrators and i didn't know that.It was my first contact with Linux.The instructor told me to forget about the mouse at all.first it was a problem but now it is not. but what about my brother,my mother and my father. Can they use any distribution other than Mint. Will they understand what a package manager is. You can use windows xp for years without typing a command ..can you do that in Linux ?!!!!
Yes, you can. And because your instructor told you (rightly), that SERVERS are mainly administered by the command line, that does NOT mean that end-user desktops need to be. Your brother or whoever else can probably use Fedora, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Debian, or MANY other distros just fine. KDE, Gnome, and other desktops look the same on ANY of them, so what's the problem?? Can your brother not click on "Software Center" in Ubuntu? Yast in openSUSE? I can search for and install packages without the command line easily.
I am not against Linux .. I love it but my love is not enough. Linux should be loved and "tolerated" by most home users to survive but Linux is facing a mafia of large software companies known for producing graphic software and office suits (I don't want to mention names because this is against the forum rules..but I think you know whom I mean..)
No, we don't know who you mean...you can mention any names you like. And you obviously haven't been keeping up with things...Linux is on more and more systems, and Windows has been losing LOTS of market share to it, even on the home front.
Finally consider installing nvidia graphics driver on windows and Linux to see the difference.Consider extracting a .tar.gz file ..on Windows you do't have to type anything . On Linux you have to Memorize some some command or you will not be able to use the file .
Nope, sorry. I can install it with the mouse easily. And honestly, if typing in ONE COMMAND is too much for you...you really may want to consider a Mac.
Intensifying the use of GUIs and frontends will make Linux more popular and easier.
..which is why there have been MANY desktop environments, all of which are different. Pick one..I can think of KDE, Gnome, Unity, Enlightenment, XFCE, and IceWM right off the top of my head, and there are LOTS of others.
the large number of distribution FRUSTRATE the users and programmers alike because not every piece of software will be compatible with all or at least most distributions.
Sorry, no. ANY piece of software that runs on one distro can run on any other, with the exception of needing dependencies. Which, amazingly, is JUST LIKE WINDOWS. Can you install a Windows sound editor, if you don't have sound hardware or drivers?? No. Can you install a program for KDE, if you don't have the KDE software loaded? No.
As a pharmacist loving linux I am fighting for pharmacy management software on Linux. just type "linux Pharmacy" on google the second result will be my post on crunchbang forum about Linux and pharmacy.I am loyal to Linux but as I have said before: My own love is not enough..More users' love may be enough...
Stick with being a pharmacist. You are making LOTS of very incorrect points in what you've posted.
Hmm, I think this days, the benefits of Linux can be explained much more simple to those unwilling to use/learn about Linux, but willing to (ohh, the irony) bash it..
So.. kareempharmacist.. What kind of phone do you have? Because you just may run linux (and I don't think the phone has ever showed you the command line)..
P.S. Pro tip on Windows.. Keep the SHIFT key pressed while plugging in a device to disable autorun (and not run that damn autorun.inf -- yes, that means that the virus can be deleted from Windows, too).. So, yes, you actually are a noob.. But you have a point, you as a noob, and people like you, aren't seeing the immediate benefit from using a distribution of Linux over an insecure, actually harder to use proprietary operating system like Windows (not even after seeing Linux Mint, which is btw, a great distribution).
Distribution: Debian Wheezy/Jessie/Sid, Linux Mint DE
Today I did a server migration from W2k3 to W2k12. That is, a Windows geek did it, and I watched him in amazing disbelief. You can't do anything normal, anything logical, but must know your way around in hundreds of icons and hidden windows. How can you ever know which dialog is hidden where? Do you think installing a printer in CUPS is complicated? Try Windows 2012! And doing what you need to do or want to do is an art in itself als Windows tries to steer you away from that direction all the time.
For which exactly OS you need supernatural geek powers?
Windows Server 2012 can be installed without any GUI (Microsoft calls this Server Core). It is in fact possible to configure such a server without any GUI dialog, if you want to.
Linux and Windows are not as separate as many people think, Desktop Linux has got many features from the Windows Desktop, Windows Server looks at the Linux/UNIX servers to change their systems.
That test was pretty awesome. I loved that the first question was "programmed a calculator in math class". That was my livelihood in highschool. Not only would I make up and program my own games, I would transfer them to other students' calculators. I would also program in the equations and formulas to solve math/science problems for tests. It might be considered cheating, but I figured that if I knew the problems and equations well enough to write a program in my calculator to solve them, then that was good enough.
I do the EXACT same thing on my TI-84+. I saw the PRGM button and Googled it. Within 2 weeks, I had the Pythagorean Theorem (solve for "A" OR "C"!), and in a few months I had written a game similar to Snake. All in my math class.
But back to the whole geek thing.
My geek story (not too long, I'm only in high school) started when we got a brand-new Win XP desktop. I was about 7 years old. I was so excited because I got to have my very own user! Anyway, I was looking around the C: drive (I didn't know it at the time) and found a folder named "i386". I opened it, and found a TON of files that I had no idea how they got there. So being the model student that (I wish) I was, I began organizing things into folders with names like "Question mark icon", "Yellow and green gears" and "weird icon that asks what to open it with". Thankfully, I got bored before I got to the C:/WINDOWS folder. And surprisingly, we had no system problems at all.
A few years later, the graphics card that came with the computer burned out, so we switched to motherboard graphics. And every time we would log on, it would say that it couldn't find a specific driver file. So one time, I clicked on the "Browse..." button, and it took me to none other than the "i386" folder that I hadn't touched in at least three years, my little-kid-description folders still there. I moved everything where it was supposed to be, and it never asked about a missing driver again.
But then I discovered "cmd.exe". I thought it was the coolest thing. I would go to school, open up the command prompt, and type "tree C:\ -f", and wait for everyone to ask why there was so much stuff scrolling on the screen.
But then I discovered Linux, and now I know what the real geeks use.
All operating systems are for geeks; Windows just happens to have the monopoly in the computer industry thus installed on most computers. Because people want to use a computer, but don't know how, they grow acquainted to using the operating system installed.
If Gnu/Linux was installed on equal amount of computers, i think people would use it just as easily and effectively as they use Windows.
I emphasize effectively because a huge amount of people who use computers don't actually know how to use them, which is one of the reasons why the 'anti-virus' industry is so huge.
The people who have issues on Windows will likely also have issues on Gnu/Linux.
Gnu/Linux in my opinion is a geek os, but only for one reason. As previously stated; many 'people who use computers don't actually know how to use them'.
If you can install an operating system, you probably have a somewhat understanding of computers and are likely a geek.
Why do I need more time and knowledge to accomplish tasks on Linux while I need less time and knowledge to accomplish the same tasks on Windows?
My guess is because you only know Windows, and don't know Linux. If you did know Linux, you would realize just how slow, cumbersome, and awkward Windows is in comparison. I have (actually, "had") a very strong knowledge of Windows. Used it for years. Was basically a "guru". Then I learned Linux. So I didn't come into Linux without a knowledge of Windows. But even with my fairly extensive knowledge of Windows, I found that Linux is better. Much much better. It took me a few weeks to become adept enough in Linux to totally abandon Windows (my decades of experience doing system administration on Unix servers probably helped my Linux learning curve). I no longer use Windows unless I absolutely have to (my desktop at work, being that "have to"). And I have forgotten a lot about Windows. I've forgotten so much that it is a real pain for me to try to use it. Windows is much harder for me than Linux.
Following the same logic of your question above, I could ask you a question about myself: "Why is it that I can speak and understand English easily, but it takes so much more effort for French?" (hint: It's because I never learned French, not because French is inferior)
well reading all the stuff i got to say i am happy that i love linux so much (had my eyes in tears!!! hehehe )
its about 5 years ago from now i started using linux and then someone here on LQ suggested that if i wanted to learn it better i should not use GUI to have better practice on commands, i still don't use it.