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Old 05-17-2017, 03:17 PM   #31
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You're correct in that the origigal Windows was developed that way, and has been rebuilt since with updated security and controls.
Linux was never intended to be a user access system and has had to have the user interface (poorly) tagged on as an afterthought.
Windows' interface was designed for general use, Linux interface wasn't designed,but grew up amongst nerds. Windows interface is closer to mainframe interfaces than Linux, unless you go back to teletype.
Windows works, linux has to be made to work.

Linux is difficult to break, because it is difficult to use.
This displays so much ignorance on so many levels I wouldn't know where to start.
Yes, Windows has been updated with security and controls but most are still not implemented in the versions that most people use at home.
Linux was intended form the start to be a usable, fun, Unix-like OS for people to use. When Linux was being born the command line was the user interface. As regards WIMP GUIs, with Linux being an attempt at a POSIX-compliant Unix-style OS at its conception it was likely to be able to accept an already existing one in the shape of X11.
Windows's interface was designed as an experiment, as something similar to Xerox/Apple's interface and the coming Unix GUIs as a possible way to make things easier for less geeky people. However, it was very much for "geeks" any bit as much as any other OS until at least Windows 95 -- that being part of a period of evolution in which MS attempted to make things as easy for the lowest common denominator as possible while throwing out a lot of security, stability and functionality as they went.

I won't even start on the suggestion of Windows being more like Mainframe interfaces since they're the precise ones which Unix used and Linux's design meant it would be able to use.

Apologies, I think I just fed the troll.
 
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:32 PM   #32
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Well if you feel a troll stop doing it!

Oh and just in case you feel like telling me I don't know what I'm talking about, I have actually been writing programs since 1967 and have code in use in quite a lot of large companies.
 
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:34 PM   #33
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Well if you feel a troll stop doing it!

Oh and just in case you feel like telling me I don't know what I'm talking about, I have actually been writing programs since 1967 and have code in use in quite a lot of large companies.
Then please stop trolling as you should know better. As I mentioned the majority of your last post was rubbish and you know it.
There's a place for a bit of light-hearted banter about this kind of thing but a thread where people are asking a serious question about OSs is not the place.
 
Old 05-17-2017, 03:46 PM   #34
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You think it is rubbish!!

Anyway I am fed up of your superior attitude and will leave you to it.

You have a lot to learn!!

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Old 05-17-2017, 04:45 PM   #35
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:30 PM   #36
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1st thing I checked in this thread. Which was why I would not reply.

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Notice the empty entries? This post is the only attention I will ever give to this new member. Because no replies. A empty profile. This is their 1st thread. This is not a new member question. Since there are no replies from the thread starter. Just a thrown dead cat into a party and then sit back and watch.

I am a moderator on a couple of Linux distro forums and even a Linux/Mac/Windows forum.

I recognize this kind of thread and posting style . Deja Vu. Been here before. So no. I won't elaborate on the differences. The OP don't care. So why should I? I just felt this needed to be said in this thread.

Have a nice day.
 
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:14 AM   #37
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1st thing I checked in this thread. Which was why I would not reply.



Notice the empty entries? This post is the only attention I will ever give to this new member. Because no replies. A empty profile. This is their 1st thread. This is not a new member question. Since there are no replies from the thread starter. Just a thrown dead cat into a party and then sit back and watch.

I am a moderator on a couple of Linux distro forums and even a Linux/Mac/Windows forum.

I recognize this kind of thread and posting style . Deja Vu. Been here before. So no. I won't elaborate on the differences. The OP don't care. So why should I? I just felt this needed to be said in this thread.

Have a nice day.
I never noticed that, good catch.

Was an interesting discussion though and certainly helped pass a quiet day at work!
 
Old 05-18-2017, 02:20 AM   #38
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I recognize this kind of thread and posting style . Deja Vu. Been here before. So no. I won't elaborate on the differences. The OP don't care. So why should I? I just felt this needed to be said in this thread.
Would be nice to mark/handle this kind of abandoned threads somehow.
 
Old 05-18-2017, 08:11 AM   #39
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Thread is only 2 days old.

She (bhargavi is a south indian women's name) might be watching the thread and finding difficulty to conclude.

She should say what she expects? Is it for a class? Is it hearing talk of linux being safer than windows after the wannacry ransomeware scare?

WHAT SYSTEM DO YOU USE BHARGAVI? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?

ANYWAY,
For all practical purposes Linux is not windows.
If you use only packages, know that most windows packages have linux equivalents.
MS-OFFICE data will read directly using the corresponding programme.
Linux and most standard packages are free to download, install and use.

OK

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Old 05-18-2017, 08:47 AM   #40
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While I agree with AnanthaP's comments that the thread is only 2 days old. I feel it has degraded to a very poor result and have closed this thread.

@Bharagavi, once again welcome to LQ and my suggestion is that if you wish to discuss this topic further, you should start another thread with a more clear framing of the discussion, however I also suggest that you review this thread which discusses Linux versus Windows and has done so for a very long time, with similar energetic discussion points from very many contributors, some good, some bad.

I'm disappointed that we have some very senior as well as long time members who have contributed to the degradation of this thread.
 
  


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