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Old 07-09-2003, 01:35 AM   #1
waynegrow
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Angry Why?


I am sorry to say that i wasted my time downloading RedHat 9 just a few days ago. Someone told me that i could just throw away my XP because i would love RedHat. and that gets me to my question...WHY?

Why would i love redhat? Maybe because none of my games work on it, the interface is complecated and ugly, its fun to get your hardware to work right, it takes 3 days to boot on a 1000mhz system with 512mb of ram and last but not least by no means......ITS FREE!....who cares?

I would much rather pay for an OS that works properly and does not require a major in mathematic equations.

I want to use my computer for entertainment and enjoyment. I do not want to find myself sitting aimlessly in front of my pc for hours just figuring out how to run a program nor do i want to have to search the web for 3 days to find a program that will work with linux that is worth haveing.

If you want to network Redhat in your bussiness...great idea...as long as your just typing spreadsheets and listening to MP3's...
but for someone just wanting to have a reliable descent computer system.......GET WINDOWS AND FORGET IT!

If you're a computer geek and wanting to type in pointless commands that will get you off by telling other people that you know them..........GET LINUX
 
Old 07-09-2003, 01:46 AM   #2
DrOzz
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well....all i have to say is of course thats a personal preference, and not everyone is cut out to be a linux user...example -> you.
but as of my personal opinion , it would be that windows is dummy proof, boring, and doesn't work properly...totally opposite of what you said...
and yes maybe it might take you a few extra minutes to learn how to install something, but hell once you do it a few times just like anythingn else, you'll be doing it just as quickly and easily as you do in windows...
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i would much rather pay for an OS that works properly
may i ask what works so much better in windows compared to linux? may i refresh your little mind with the two words "blue screen", and with a little info "install program" = "start->restart"..

also if your not a so called "computer geek" get the GUI front ends if you are scared of command line.

have a boring life!
 
Old 07-09-2003, 01:48 AM   #3
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it takes 3 days to boot on a 1000mhz system with 512mb of ram
bullshit. i'm running rh 7.3 on a 1 ghz, 512 MB laptop and it runs great. maybe while waiting for the downloads to complete, you should have researched a bit more on linux. linux does everything windows does. as far as running a program, you know how to click on icons right? i guess not.

lemme see i got games, dvd playback/ripping, mp3/ogg playback/ripping/encoding, games like ut2k3, cd burning... sh*t i got everything that i had on windows except the sh*tty eulas and the overpricing of certain software and better memory/resource management.

maybe try asking questions to get help instead of being totally clueless and then ragging on linux because your a clueless knob.

if you need help, ask.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 01:52 AM   #4
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Closed for the following reason:

If you feel this thread should not be closed to the subject and contents of the post, then email me with good reasoning but since this is your first post and it comes off as a Linux bashing thread, smells like trolling to me causing nothing but a stir in our nice community of members only here to help others with Linux related problems.

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