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Old 09-05-2016, 12:41 PM   #16
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What's worse is this a dumb copy.
A vintage 2013 post elsewhere.
Why on earth would anyone sane do that...
What the...

*Note to self: Never reply to these kind of posts again.
 
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:07 PM   #17
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Am I the only person who noticed that the profile's "homepage" link (still) goes to an incredibly shady "Windows ringtone" site that has malware ads taking up more space than the content?
 
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Old 09-05-2016, 05:51 PM   #18
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What's worse is this a dumb copy.
A vintage 2013 post elsewhere.
Hi...

Thanks for the heads up.

Regards...
 
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:37 PM   #19
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Ubuntu is easier to use than Windows. I've had much fewer issues with it than with Windows 7 and Windows 8 (which I tried for a little while). I've had about the same number of crashes on Windows 7 as on Ubuntu (not very many) but there have been fewer times on Ubuntu that I've experienced glitches and needed to reboot.

Windows 7 is very glitchy for home use, in my experience, but then there are a lot of people who use it and are happy with it. Then, there were people who didn't find anything wrong with Windows XP's three notifications when you insert a USB flash drive. ringtones download

Linux software is fine for what I use it for. You don't get shareware begging, nagging for updates or in-app advertisements in free Linux software, whereas you usually get these things in free Windows software.

I can install, reinstall and share Ubuntu as I want. New versions come every six months and apart from 13.04 there are usually useful new features every time. Unity is a definite strength of Ubuntu as it really saves screen space for the things that matter, the Launcher is actually very similar to the Windows 7 taskbar, and the Dash is very powerful for searching. The Sound indicator is pretty handy, too. Most things in Unity are handy, and when I can remember to use it the HUD can be useful in finding that very-hidden menu item. instrumental ringtone

The Unity desktop is certainly better than the OS X desktop and it's really tough to decide whether it's better than the Mac OS 9 desktop. I prefer Unity to the Windows 7 or Windows 8 UIs as it's space-compact, organised and so helpful. And of course I don't need to worry about malware. All this adds up to just a more pleasant, less anxiety-inducing computing experience. In short, even if Linux cost more than Windows I would still pay the extra.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:21 PM   #20
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To me it's not so much about the price tag, but the idea of being tied to a proprietary system. That, and I really hate the direction of MS these days. Windows 7 was a great OS. Even XP was good, just not when it was first released. My favourite was probably 2000. But now, with 8 and 10, they are terrible. 10 is better than 8, but I still can't stand using it, it's just so unintuitive, and looks so ugly. Let's not even get started about the spy stuff.

With Linux being open there is much less chance of spy stuff finding it's way in it as well. Even if one of the kernel devs was held at gun point by the feds they probably have contingencies in place to ensure such code would be detected.

Honestly, sometimes I do think of just going back to windows, I find Linux on desktop can be a pain at times, and be glitchy. But then, Windows can be just as bad... Anything I have to use Windows I realize Linux is still better despite some of it's issues.

For servers - especially web/mail/etc servers, Linux is a no brainer.
 
Old 09-06-2016, 07:18 AM   #21
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Now I want to hear from any of those Die-Hard Linux fans (if there are any who happen to read this)

Why would you ever choose Linux over Windows? The only reason I can fathom is because you don't want to/ can't pay 200$ for an operating system. But then again, that 200$ is a great investment in the world of operating systems.

There are just so many limitations to using Linux, so many things that Linux can't do that Windows does. Choosing it over Windows just seems weird to me. I'm using Ubuntu currently and it's got problems. In theory it's nice but it just doesn't have that rock-solid stability that Windows has always had. To add to that, it is very limited. Most programs are built for windows and OSX, and have no alternative in the Linux world. Admittedly you can run SOME win programs under Wine, but again it just is not the same as the rock solidity of Windows. The software center included with various versions of linux is alright, but only has a few truly useful programs. Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 are not very stable at all. The sidebar lags and stutters, as does the dash home button. Freezes/Crashes regularly. Slows down after time. Windows does not do these things.

So basically again, why would you ever choose any version of Linux over Windows if you had the option to get Windows?? That is the question.

I believe that Ubuntu could be a really awesome OS. If it were invested in more, and not totally reliant on donations or however they work. But in it's current state, it is nowhere near as good as windows in any category besides being free.
Simple really. I use Linux exclusively at home and I NEVER, EVER, EVER have a virus, annoying pop-ups, situations where my system goes to its knees and I have to wait for it to recover. End of story.

Now, I also don't install a bunch of programs. I browse the web, read email, play music, manage music and photos/videos, read/write documents, and I also edit, compile, and debug code because I'm an embedded Linux programmer; I however do not play games with computers so I don't try to install all kinds of new whiz bang stuff for any reason. I install things I know I need.

You can tout Windows all you want, people can tout MAC too. I've used all three and I prefer Linux. That's just me. You appear to feel differently. That's OK, so long as you're having a good OS experience.
 
Old 09-06-2016, 07:29 AM   #22
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Generally, you buy an operating system because it runs a particular "killer app" that you need to run ...

... or, just because you're lazy and don't know any better, or just don't care.

Funny thing is, though, Apple's Macintosh (which runs Unix under the hood) is actually becoming "the most popular 'home' computer," even as "the home computer" declines against the ubiquitous phone and tablet.
 
Old 09-06-2016, 08:12 AM   #23
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Why is everybody feeding this troll?
 
Old 09-06-2016, 01:24 PM   #24
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Why is everybody feeding this troll?
Nobody is; he is banned forever.
 
Old 09-06-2016, 01:42 PM   #25
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One post and they got banned forever?

Sure, they maybe came across as a troll, and perhaps they created seven, or seventy-seven logins and thus this banning is accompanied with a bunch of them. But, their points are their points, and they are not saying that they haven't tried Linux.

What led to this banning? Politics? Not sure I approve actually. Over time it might have been merited if the OP kept up rhetoric, but I don't even see any edits to their first post.

What'd they do? Report, Report, Report and then got all profane in their reports? Or did they post a second time and it was so unsavory that the mods stopped it from hitting the light of day?

I'm not necessarily very forward regarding LQ policies, but here I'm thinking I'd like a moderator to explain why this person was banned. I fully can understand if they started stuff which the rest of us haven't had to witness, my point is that this first post, while something I think is ill informed, is not something I would use as justification to ban someone from participating in a forum.


OK I get it, didn't see the link from someone else.

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Old 09-06-2016, 01:46 PM   #26
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One post and they got banned forever?

Sure, they maybe came across as a troll, and perhaps they created seven, or seventy-seven logins and thus this banning is accompanied with a bunch of them. But, their points are their points, and they are not saying that they haven't tried Linux.

What led to this banning? Politics? Not sure I approve actually. Over time it might have been merited if the OP kept up rhetoric, but I don't even see any edits to their first post.

What'd they do? Report, Report, Report and then got all profane in their reports? Or did they post a second time and it was so unsavory that the mods stopped it from hitting the light of day?

I'm not necessarily very forward regarding LQ policies, but here I'm thinking I'd like a moderator to explain why this person was banned. I fully can understand if they started stuff which the rest of us haven't had to witness, my point is that this first post, while something I think is ill informed, is not something I would use as justification to ban someone from participating in a forum.
Did you not read that the question they posted wasn't even theirs - it was cut and pasted from elsewhere?
 
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:51 PM   #27
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Did you not read that the question they posted wasn't even theirs - it was cut and pasted from elsewhere?
Heh-heh!

I do now!
 
Old 09-06-2016, 02:23 PM   #28
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Heh-heh!

I do now!
The user was banned forever because this is spam. The spam payload is the homepage link. The disguise for the spam was the "on-topic" text that it stole from somewhere else.
 
Old 09-06-2016, 03:28 PM   #29
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A shame it was a troll, I was kind of curious what windows did that linux didn't? Outside of a few games, I'm a little short on what that might be. A few games, a few hardware drivers, everything else you'd have to pay money to find out about IMO. Money beyond that spent on the OS.
 
Old 09-06-2016, 04:05 PM   #30
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Windows does DDoS attacks, Windows machines are a menace on the net.
 
  


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