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jsbjsb001 08-14-2017 08:32 AM

Would you ever go back to Windows??
After using Linux, would you ever go back to Windows?

TenTenths 08-14-2017 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by jsbjsb001 (Post 5748116)
After using Linux, would you ever go back to Windows?

For servers no, for desktop yes and have done so.

sundialsvcs 08-14-2017 08:54 AM

I don't know how to respond to that question. Whether I am using Linux, OS/X, or Windows at any point in my typical work-day depends entirely on which way my office chair is pointing at the time.

Soadyheid 08-14-2017 09:36 AM

I don't have any reason to "go back to Windows." I had to use Windows XP and 7 when I was working but now that I've retired... Nope! I can do everything I want in Linux; Browse the Web, send Emails, write letters, compile spreadsheets, play a few games like Mahjongg. (The Playstation was invented for more complicated ones!)Design 3D models and print them, watch videos, listen to music. So why would I need Windows? :scratch:

Play Bonny!


Myk267 08-14-2017 09:52 AM

As far as desktop use goes: it's tempting!

Either Windows (or OSX) would likely to offer a better visual experience. I'm so tired of seeing X11 screw up.

On the other hand, I feel pretty uncomfortable using Windows in the same way that I do my Linux installs. Maybe PowerShell and the recent Linux Subsystem smooth over that experience enough to give it a go. Except for my Bash scripts, every other program I like is pretty portable. There's plenty of nice open source Windows things to play around with too.

It probably wouldn't satisfy the part of me that deeply resonates with Free Software ideals or getting to use a desktop experience crafted by contributors from around the world. The feels wouldn't be there, man.

Timothy Miller 08-14-2017 09:53 AM

If for some reason Linux or a derivative thereof were no longer an option? I guess maybe I could on the desktop. But servers? I'd go to a proprietary Unix. I just don't trust Windows with being a server level OS.

DavidMcCann 08-14-2017 11:02 AM

I couldn't go back, because I've never had Windows.

jsbjsb001 08-14-2017 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by DavidMcCann (Post 5748177)
I couldn't go back, because I've never had Windows.

Fair enough, but if you did ever have Windows, would you ever go back to it, knowing what you do about Linux/UNIX?

273 08-14-2017 12:28 PM

I keep toying with the idea of buying Windows so I can try some modern games out then I recall that I barely play the (very good, Steam) ones I have on Linux.
I use Windows for work and, sometimes, for applying for work but it's just not appealing to me at all.
Apple OSs, I feel, are for people who no longer want to have to care about their computing experience -- the bloke who introduced me to Linux uses Apple nowadays -- but, at least for the time being, they would infuriate me.
Once the Korsakoff's has kicked in, however, I may need their "help".

IsaacKuo 08-14-2017 01:29 PM

Generally, I just want to use whatever causes me less headaches to set up and maintain. For almost everything, that means Debian. For a couple things, that means Windows. Those couple things would be tax software and the software for my Ubiquiti enterprise WAP.

Sometimes, I have toyed around with "going back" to Windows to see if Windows makes for a better experience for somethings - like when I got some Wacom penabled slate computers. And also, because I really like Powershell. But invariably, the headaches and limitations of Windows sent me back to Debian, and I inevitably resize the partitions to get rid of Windows for more space. Except for the one computer which I do tax software and Ubiquiti on.

If something happens to that one dual boot computer, though, I do have MSDN licences and Windows install CDs.

rokytnji 08-14-2017 01:31 PM

:study: Yes But my needs are special.

TuneECU is OK for Triumph and Motoguzzi .

It's good money. If you have the skill set.


BMW S-Series ECU Tunes
S1000 RR - 2010-2014 : $450
S1000 RR LC - 2012-2014 : $250
S1000 HP4 : $750
S1000 RR - 2015+ Pro Pack Tune : $750
BMW R-Series ECU Tunes
R Series Air-Cooled 2005-2014 : $450
R Series Water-Cooled : $650
R nineT : $650

BMW K-Series ECU Tunes
K Series 1200 - 1300 : $450
K Series 1600 : $650

BMW F-Series ECU Tunes
F Series 650, 700, 800 : $650

Not too many dudes deal with this kind of software interface. I learned it long ago using boolean switch permission steps on seiman and allen bradley plc machines using high voltage input and output actuators. Not bad. For a GED educated scooter tramp.

So. Windows for some. Linux for others. Depends on who is proprietary.

Personal regular usage. I never come here using Windows. Or Bank using Windows. Or use Facebook using Windows. My job does not require 8 hours in a cubicle tied down to a Windows monitor running my bosses software. I'm the boss.

69Rixter 08-14-2017 01:57 PM

Micros#*t or Linux
After working in a comp repair shop, I was exposed to and had to learn to run Linux O.S's and operations.The things I learned there makes me state, EMPHATICALLY, I'd rather wipe my butt with barbwire than return to MSWin!!! In fact, anyone who has ever dealt with both, must surely be employing Linux now! Since WIN XP, that company has gone downhill extremely fast in the performance of their O.S's. Linux IS the future...and with good reason!


sundialsvcs 08-14-2017 02:39 PM

It's no longer a question that "Microsoft lost the total War." The millions of phones in people's pockets don't run Windows: it's a little painful to walk by a "Microsoft store," so obviously aping Apple, with absolutely no customers inside. No one cares about Microsoft-branded tablets or phones. And, no one ever will.

All of the phone technologies (and OS/X) are based on open-source foundations, which puts the necessary technical decision making in the hands of the device-makers, not a proprietary vendor which may or may not (and probably, does not) align with their business objectives. That's never going to change, whether Redmond likes it or not. The technical advantages of open source and collaborative development are insurmountable.

And it looks very much like "Windows 10" is going to be "yet another Vista," in spite of Microsoft's attempts to force an upgrade on their customer base whether they wanted one or not. Really, the Windows product-line stalled at Windows-XP, and maybe Windows-7. They have not managed to deploy a single release of their system since then which actually "stuck." I seriously think that Microsoft has the worst case of "IBM Disease" that I have ever seen. (And, CEO Lou Gertsner cured IBM of that disease, as he describes in his excellent biography, Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?)

The Windows operating system does work, such that they'll continue selling licenses and support for it for a long time to come, but it's no longer "in the hands of good and capable stewards." It's dying, really. Although things this large take a long time to die.

fido_dogstoyevsky 08-14-2017 06:01 PM

No*, just like I wouldn't go back to mac os... you surprise me by asking.

I could, however, go to a BSD.

*But, for me, putting food on the table doesn't require it.

Michael Uplawski 08-14-2017 06:06 PM

I have been a software developer of some kind. But nowadays, I deem that IT on the whole can become obsolete quite quickly due to influences that we do not or no longer control. Not that we are not warned.

In this context, I do not see why I should waste my time with something that I have had mostly trouble with, when I can waste it with an operating system which does, in deed, nothing when I do not know what to do with it. Windows was different. So: NO!

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