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Old 02-19-2007, 10:34 AM   #31
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windows is just windows


windows will still be the same bullsh** operating system till they scrap the registry. it tends to always get bloated and tends to slow down the booting process. you uninstall programs from your computer they leave residue in that darn registry (ie Norton anti virus). you will always need third party security software or something to that affect to really and i am using this term loosely secure your windows machine. the obvious is that they are pulling wool of the eyes of the masses and giving them some improvements and calling it a new operating system.

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Old 02-19-2007, 11:06 AM   #32
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*Sigh* Not another old thread, and about Windows too, pff.,
 
Old 02-19-2007, 03:39 PM   #33
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The registry thing has always irritated me in Windows but now I am worried that Linux distros like Ubuntu are trying to copy it. For example, I opened up the application config tool and it looks eerily like regedit. I know that these things are stored in hidden config files and folders in the user's home directory but I just hope that it stays that way. There is no need to copy nasty Windows problems into a good OS.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 04:00 PM   #34
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The registry thing has always irritated me in Windows but now I am worried that Linux distros like Ubuntu are trying to copy it. For example, I opened up the application config tool and it looks eerily like regedit. I know that these things are stored in hidden config files and folders in the user's home directory but I just hope that it stays that way. There is no need to copy nasty Windows problems into a good OS.
Hmmmm... what application was that? The only thing I remember in Linux which looks similar to Windows Regedit was Gconf-editor and that has really nothing to do with Ubuntu... leave alone Linux itself.

Gconf-editor sucks though. I will give you that. Still, it has really nothing to do with Windows registry except that it looks just as crap. Windows registry stores information about not only the "Windows" GUI but also file associations, hardware and installed software, system policies and a whole lot more things that peoples like to exploit
 
Old 02-19-2007, 04:39 PM   #35
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i'll put in a vote for the windows ricer. but they have to have a background. that hill pic-background is no longer faux!
 
Old 02-19-2007, 07:51 PM   #36
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well windows will always be there. you will never get rid of it till you tell oems like dell and lenovo and mdg to give a person the choice. it will never happen because then Microsoft will just take their privilege to put their operating system on. also about vista now they just did what they have done in the past integrating another app like ie and messenger into their operating system to corner the market as they always have done illegally and laughing. so we have to get the word out to other people teach these aunt marys and uncle joes to use linux and get it out of the server room and in the mainstream.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 07:58 PM   #37
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One thing that I'd like to see microsoft include in (long Horn) Vista is evolution as I have become accustomed to using it with Ubuntu and other linux Distributions that ship preloaded with GNOME.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 08:37 PM   #38
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As far as I can see, nobody has yet commented on the biggest change:

The EULA to which you must agree before you can use Vista grants Microsoft, at its sole discretion, the right to disable any application running on your system which it (Vista) computes to not have a valid license. This right includes the Vista OS itself.

And, as pointed out here there are several other "zingers" in the EULA.

So, as P.T Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minuet."
 
Old 02-19-2007, 09:06 PM   #39
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So, as P.T Barnum said, "There's a sucker born every minuet."
Though you didn't do it explicitly, to compare Bill Gates or Steve Ballmer to P.T. Barnum is pretty clever. I'm impressed.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 09:27 PM   #40
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I don;t think I'll ever get vista. I've heard it's pretty hardware hungry (looks like it too)... I need that power for games, not an eye candy OS.

Im using XP 'till linux is ready.
 
  


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