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Old 04-13-2016, 04:07 PM   #61
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I have a foot in both camps, I use Windows (10 Pro) for some things for which there is, at present, no viable open source alternative.
And yes, sometimes that includes MS Office. I spend most of my time in Linux (Mint 17.1 and PCLOS LXDE) and the only driver problems I've ever had have been with Windows (but not so far Win 10)

It's interesting that Microsoft are including a Ubuntu Bash shell in Win 10, could this be a foretaste of Windows Explorer UI becoming just another Linux DE?
 
Old 04-18-2016, 10:19 PM   #62
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I think probably cuz either they never heard of it, or if they have they don't understand the significance of it..
 
Old 07-22-2016, 05:12 AM   #63
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I love ubuntu system,my computer only uses Ubuntu system ,but it has less aplication such WeChat.....
 
Old 07-22-2016, 06:22 AM   #64
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WeChat - yet another chatting application?
There are dozens already.
 
Old 07-22-2016, 08:01 AM   #65
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A lifetime seems long to us but it's not. Remember our (if any \) grand or great-grandparents tech? Now kids are starting with almost (as in...) free hardware.

Bigger fish to garden though!
 
Old 07-22-2016, 12:14 PM   #66
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Well, people does not support things that are not corporate tied.
Like apple product it cost too much but there are so many product out there which are cheaper and much useful but no one even know they exist.
 
Old 07-22-2016, 03:06 PM   #67
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Too many people lack confidence in their abilities.
They think that you have to buy a monolithic product & if it breaks you throw it away and buy a new one.

Can you imagine someone nowadays taking a broken product apart, just to see how it works?

Changing the software is a cost-free repair!
 
Old 08-03-2016, 12:09 PM   #68
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Mostly because of ignorance. Like the Finance SVP choosing an operating system for the company.
 
Old 08-03-2016, 01:49 PM   #69
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Arrow

Same reason they don't admit their box: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0/#post5585210
 
Old 08-04-2016, 11:07 AM   #70
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So difficult to install!

Quote:
Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
I think that most Linux geeks fail to realize how intimidating the idea of installing an OS is to the great preponderance of computer users.
My partner - a total non-techie - bought a replacement laptop. We had installed Manjaro on her old - and now dying - machine. She asked me to install Manjaro on her new machine. I told her that she was going to do it, although I would be there to guide her.

I prompted her to follow the instruction to press F2 and choose English as her language, rather than American. Then I sat back and nodded approvingly as she completed the installation.

As people are always saying - Linux is *so* difficult to install ;-)
 
Old 08-04-2016, 11:19 AM   #71
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With seemingly infinite directions,,, it can be.

Ooh a piece of candy . . .
 
  


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