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Old 12-12-2008, 04:04 AM   #1
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GNU/Linux will never make it because it misses 2 ESSENTIAL features


Now, seriously! I've been searching for this for months and am at my wit's end. They have told me I could do anything in GNU/Linux that I could do in Vista, but as I found the hard way, there are two essential features that GNU/Linux just doesn't have! Now, without them, an operating system is worth zilch to me. Specifically:

1. There is no PRODUCT KEY to enter during the installation of a GNU/Linux system! That means anyone, literally ANYONE can install such an operating system without incurring in ANY LEGAL ISSUES WHATSOEVER! A total deal-braker from where I sit.

2. This flaw may be even worse: NO ACTIVATION is required for a GNU/Linux installation! It just works, and continues working even if you replace the mainboard, the hard drives, the graphics card, add RAM etc. This is just plain ABSURD! How can anyone live with that??? Any -- and I mean ANY -- Windows security flaws just PALE in comparison to that!!!

Any input welcome, but be warned that I WILL NOT BE PERSUADED TO REPLACE MY BELOVED VISTA NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY!
 
Old 12-12-2008, 04:24 AM   #2
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http://www.linuxgenuineadvantage.org/
http://www.mslinux.org/

Also according several links Xandros required activation.

Just search on the subject. Probably done by several people for fun and with serious intent.

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Old 12-12-2008, 05:10 AM   #3
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You're absolutely right!

Here's another one.

3. Linux doesn't have any secret APIs. I mean... What an omission! How nuts is that!... At least with Vista some of the API's are so good they're kept secret. Why would you want to use a system who's programs can only be as good as anyone else can make for it, when you could use Vista and buy microsoft programs that can use these premium APIs and be 'BETTER' than anyone else can make for it,
 
Old 12-12-2008, 06:12 AM   #4
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And Another!!!
GNU/Linux does not have a cute little doggie to help you with your searches like XP does. How the **** am I supposed to find anything?????
 
Old 12-12-2008, 08:35 AM   #5
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And another thing.....What am I supposed to schedule in all that free time on Patch Tuesdays? Sheesh, what are these Linux developers thinking?
 
Old 12-12-2008, 08:48 AM   #6
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And yet another!!!!
When is linux going to get a decent text editor like Notepad?
P.S.
And Steve Ballmer's a better dancer than that Richard Stallman, so there!

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Old 12-12-2008, 09:10 AM   #7
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... And here I was all ready to write "troll" all over this thread! You got me! Well done!

And what about:
What's the deal with Linux not shutting down every day for no reason whatsoever? I mean, MS wants you to restart your computer every day to clear your RAM cache, and start off fresh so it doesn't crash! Linux isn't supposed to be shut down every day, so how am I EVER to keep it stable???
 
Old 12-12-2008, 09:23 AM   #8
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And yet another!!!!

NO firewall/antivirus software needed to be purchased seperately?? (with serial codes and activation)


Blasphemy

Oh, and that OpenOffice thing...
 
Old 12-12-2008, 09:38 AM   #9
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For another thing!!!
What's with all them silly names you got in that linux. Potato, Lenny, Jaunty Jackalope, greps, grubs, gnomes, and ELFs!! Slackware? What's trousers got to do with it?
 
Old 12-12-2008, 09:39 AM   #10
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Yes, and this FLOSS is pure evil. I mean no f'n spyware, malware, trojans, viruses etc. What's with that ? I miss the fun I had in XP with all those. I miss them so much, brings a tear to my eye And without the oh so useful registry of Window$, they can't be hidden very well if they did exist. And I miss all the hidden files that only Gates and Ballmer know about. And all those wonderful high-quality apps you had to pay for. They were so go, soon after I installed Linux I put them in a safe place where no-one would look to find them ... the trash can. I think they are safe there.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 11:25 AM   #11
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And another one.

In order to communicate we have to use the same language like in windows. Spanish for Spain, French for France, Belgic for Belgium, Swiss for Switzerland, Canadian for Canada and so on. How are we going to be abel to communicate with Linux with all the language choices?
 
Old 12-12-2008, 11:36 AM   #12
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And another one.

In order to communicate we have to use the same language like in windows. Spanish for Spain, French for France, Belgic for Belgium, Swiss for Switzerland, Canadian for Canada and so on. How are we going to be abel to communicate with Linux with all the language choices?
Well there is some hope , because in 3 major cities in Europe the city council decide to turn away from windows and use linux instead
And those cities are in 3 different countries
 
Old 12-12-2008, 12:25 PM   #13
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The deal breaker for me is that Linux does absolutely *nothing* unless I tell it to. But Windows does everything for me: it keeps all of its ports open by default, it automagically starts all of the services I need as it boots up, such as movie maker and pc check-up. ActiveX handles code execution so smoothly I don't even notice, and all services have unrestricted access to the kernel, so I can use movie maker even easier. I don't have to worry about choice, either; one Windows fits all. It's amazing really, it's like Microsoft just *knows* exactly what I want to do when I want to do it! Windows will even turn itself off for me. That Linux on the other hand, it would just run all day if I let it...

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Old 12-12-2008, 04:56 PM   #14
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Just one more thing (until the next...)!!!
Who's this woman Su, on my linux? I can't do anything important without her permission!
 
Old 12-12-2008, 05:38 PM   #15
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Just one more thing (until the next...)!!!
Who's this woman Su, on my linux? I can't do anything important without her permission!
I don't care who you are, that's just funny!!!
 
  


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