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Originally posted by orpheus windoze? i think not. i'll take open source over a congolomerate any day. by the way cheryl, you might want to scan your system. i found your IP and sent you a few doozies ;-)
May I say "script kiddie"? Come on now, is that REALLY helping cheryl?
Ah, faheyd, you have expressd what I wanted to say.
but you might notice that Microsoft supplies drivers for just about every hardware device on the install
I'm having a little problem installing Windows XP to my VAX, though....
Okay, once again. There are lots of folks on lots of Windows boards having problems with Windows. Windows in not perfect either. You may choose what software, if any, you wish to use. You are not understanding what Linux has to offer by insisting on your arguments. Sorry....
mmmm What a bitch.
Ok Cheryl. Stay with Microsoft. In fact set up 486 as a dns, caching, router, firewall with Microsoft and lets see which one is better.
You say Microsoft support all hardware. To an extent it does - then bluescreen cause it's a buggy driver. Oh well.
I have an XP, Mac OS 10.2, Red Hat 9 and an IP-COP firewall. My XP machine is only now used for games. You don't appreciate a stable system and until you have used one. That's why most of my time is now on a linux or Mac OS box.
If it weren't for this forum. I would be well behind. Time to show my gratitiude to you all who have helped me in the past. I now try and make a point helping others in an attempt to show the world there is more than windoze. One day there (and this is a mighty prediction) there will be cross-platform Multiculturalism and these racist microsoft users who show prejeduce to linux, un*x and apple will be left behind with their unsecure, buggy Operating Systems woes!
Originally posted by cheryl but you might notice that Microsoft supplies drivers for just about every hardware device on the install
Do tell! For some strange reason, I had to have a cd with drivers for my motherboard, video card, sound card, network card, modem, and tv tuner card and probably more that I can't remember off hand that I have to use before Windows will work.
All my hardware was supported by the kernel when I installed Linux.
I don't understand how your experience is so different than mine.
I watched Windows 2000 BSOD twice and lock up 8 times yesterday trying to install a tv tuner card for a friend. The driver and installation program for 2000 was in the NT directory rather than the 2000 one in the driver disk and that caused a waste of 3 hours. I could have installed and configured Linux on that computer in less than an hour, but I do have the winmodem driver handy for it on a floppy.
lol... finally there's one flaming forum thread that i would say something
which i guess, isthat if you don't like something, don't brag about it in public. i mean, it's your personal preference. a bit of whining is fine, but overexaggerating stuff like assuming people are stupid enuf to pop a MS cd in drive and install windows is not fun (i don't think it's a funny joke at all, or not in this case, whatever) just be polite :|
Actually, kazuni, my first LOL response to this was not really because recommending everyone pop in a Windows CD was funny.
I feel that anyone who really prefers Windows should use it. I also feel that anyone that wants to try Linux should try it.
If they really decide (hopefully not just in a fit of anger) to "get rid of Linux", they should.
What is funny is someone thinking the thousands of people who use and will continue to use Linux that post here will think they need to install Windows over their running Linux systems because of this post.
I really don't have a problem with people posting real problems they have with Linux. But when they suggest that no one can really use Linux and that the only reason we do is because we are fanatical, well....
Last edited by 2damncommon; 06-28-2003 at 04:23 PM.
I personally love using Linux and find it to be way more intuitive than I thought it would be. I have to say though when I first started using it nothing made sense but then I would always remind myself that it was the same way with Windows at first too. I think it was just a matter of reading some of the incredible documentation out there. It just amazes me that people are willing to spend countless hours making guides and how-to's to help out people who are new to Linux. Which brings me to a part of the reason I use Linux, the community. I know it's been said before but try to get that with Windows. If anyone has a difficult time learning Linux they should try Mandrake and check out urpmi. Once you get your sources set up (very easy) all you have to do to install software is type in the command line urpmi and the software name and it downloads it and installs it automagically. Much nicer than with Windows.
Oh also one last thing, Windows XP does not work with all hardware. I had to do alot of tinkering to make it all work and my computer isn't even 2 years old.
Last edited by computergirl; 06-28-2003 at 05:22 PM.