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Old 02-22-2016, 03:33 PM   #61
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My dump of Windows came when they decided that I could not use my copy of Windows on my other computers - one in my daughter's room, another in my son's room, and the one in the living area. Really? You are going to tell me how I can or can't use something I bought ?! OK... take it, turn it sideways, and shove it.
And then you are going to obsolete the OS every year or so? NO.

That would be my reason #1. For #2, I would say the incredible benefit of having repositories full of programs to use that are virus-free and compatible with the installed system is something that Windows users should be made aware of. The Windows scenario of scouring the internet for "freeware" or "shareware" or paid programs to do necessary things is incredibly unacceptable when compared to the linux formula.
 
Old 02-25-2016, 01:49 PM   #62
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Linux distros like debian, slackware, redhat, Ubuntu LTS are extremely stable. when windows 8 came out it was unusable in my system , it used to crash every time , but when debian stable came out it was rock solid ,no crash nothing ,everything work as expected.
But in windows side the same problem happen when windows 10 came out, unstable .A new windows release only gets stable after atlease 10-20 update , but a distro like deian and slackware are stable from the day they are released.

I dont want new bleeding edge software , i need a stable system to do my work without worrying about when the system is going to crash.
I love linux because of its stability and openness , windows can never take that place on my system.
 
Old 02-25-2016, 03:46 PM   #63
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Linux can be used as a desktop just as well as windows and macs. There are some stuff linux can't do, but the sane can be said for windows and macs as well. The more you use linux, the better you get at it.
 
Old 02-29-2016, 09:51 AM   #64
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Any reason for a Mac user to switch?
If you want to edit video and make DVDs without buying software. The latest Mac OS X (El Capitan‎) does not include iMovie or iDVD. A lot of customers are NOT HAPPY.
 
Old 02-29-2016, 02:08 PM   #65
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Not to sound disrespectful or anything, I love Linux it'll always be my OS of choice simply cause I put so much time into learning it. But is there any reason for like the average Joe to use it? I think the only 2 reasons to use it, and their good reasons don't get me wrong, is that it's more secure and optimal for servers.. Any reason for a Mac user to switch?
You kids get off my lawn!
 
Old 02-29-2016, 02:37 PM   #66
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"A Mac user" is already using Unix, and a very stable and well-supported Unix, at that. As a Mac user as well as a Linux user, I don't think that I would recommend abandoning the OS/X platform for desktop use.

At the same time, I am hip-waders deep in a project that is moving from an Apple XServe platform to cloud Linux. Apple no longer produces XServe because, as "the Steve (RIP)" decided, "they didn't sell," and that's that.

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Old 02-29-2016, 02:40 PM   #67
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New member, three posts, all replies to three different threads, consecutive days within same 1 hour time window, identical comment each time...


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You kids get off my lawn!
I think I see a pattern here...

* Irate gardener texting over lunch break?
* Linux based lawn-mower bot?
* A message from the home for grumpy old Unix admins?

That's just weird, Dave!

If other than a bot, please introduce yourself, and welcome to LQ!

Last edited by astrogeek; 02-29-2016 at 02:42 PM.
 
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Old 02-29-2016, 02:43 PM   #68
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New member, three posts, all replies to three different threads, consecutive days within same 1 hour time window, identical comment each time...



I think I see a pattern here...

* Irate gardener texting over lunch break?
* Linux based lawn-mower bot?
* A message from the home for grumpy old Unix admins?

That's just weird, Dave!

If other than a bot, please introduce yourself, and welcome to LQ!
Yeah I just noticed that. Was wondering if he could make it to senior member with only one post prose.

Have to admit, he's 1/2 on with those.

And may I just add:
Quote:
Dave's not here, man!
 
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Old 02-29-2016, 02:46 PM   #69
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Was wondering if he could make it to senior member with only one post prose.

Have to admit, he's 1/2 on with those.
HAHA! I had the same thought, exactly!

Maybe there is just an echo here in the rec room at break time!
 
Old 02-29-2016, 02:51 PM   #70
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Having a ball on my Chromebook today. Watching "Dead Pool" while in the waiting room. The person sitting next to me put down their phone and is gazing intently at my screen (I am using my earplugs for sound).
 
Old 02-29-2016, 07:45 PM   #71
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Yeah I just noticed that. Was wondering if he could make it to senior member with only one post prose.

Have to admit, he's 1/2 on with those.

And may I just add: Dave's not here, man!
Hmmmm....
Quote:
Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Sorry I just couldn't resist!
 
Old 02-29-2016, 08:23 PM   #72
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A proprietary mac u$er (no pun$!)

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