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Old 09-23-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
GEJOE DANIEL
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De-merits of linux....


Hi ,
let me frankly (but sadly) point out what i feel are the -ve points of linux compared to windows......

1.The time taken for booting the OS by linux is more than that by windows,shutdown time is almost the same.

2.Regarding installing the softwares, there are library dependencies
due to which we have to search for additional packages in the net..

3.Iam using FedoraCore3 .The inbuilt helix and totem players are good for nothing as i couldn't play the audio files mounted from the Win Fat32 partitions...
We need to download extra players like xmms,xine,etc...
Also we need to always give the command to play a file using Mplayer..

4.Driver problems.....ethernet,mouse,modem,etc.....

5.reports that it more vulnerable to threats than windows (reported by The Hindu, dated 22 Sept,2005).

I would like to still learn more about linux...but the above points are haunting me....
i 'd rather happy if there's someone to counter me....
Best wishes...........
gejoe

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Old 09-23-2005, 09:44 PM   #2
KimVette
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HAW HAW HAW
Great attempt at a troll. Thanks, you made me laugh.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 11:38 PM   #3
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Re: De-merits of linux....

1.The time taken for booting the OS by linux is more than that by windows,shutdown time is almost the same.

Hmm, I have most of my Linux servers and workstations boot in less than 30 seconds, shutdown is probably a little longer but I've never timed my shutdown since
a) I rarely ever shutdown, no need to
b) I don't usually sit around waiting for my machine to shutdown when it powers off on it's own.

2.Regarding installing the softwares, there are library dependencies
due to which we have to search for additional packages in the net..


And your point is? Last time I installed Windows it took me over 5 hours sitting thru the installation, installing drivers from each and every cd for each hardware component I had installed, installing all the software I wanted and so on. On this same machine I installed Slackware and had it configured to my liking in less than 30 minutes.

3.Iam using FedoraCore3 .The inbuilt helix and totem players are good for nothing as i couldn't play the audio files mounted from the Win Fat32 partitions...
We need to download extra players like xmms,xine,etc...
Also we need to always give the command to play a file using Mplayer..


Boohoo. And you can compile Mplayer to have a gui interface. Learn to read the documentation. Linux isn't Windows, it's not a system for you if you want it to *attempt* to do everything for you.

4.Driver problems.....ethernet,mouse,modem,etc.....

I never have any problems. I have more problems getting devices to work in Windows cause half the time I can't find the original drivers disk but Linux already has drivers configured for such things.

5.reports that it more vulnerable to threats than windows (reported by The Hindu, dated 22 Sept,2005).

Microsoft has lots of money, don't believe everyone they pay with such researches.

I would like to still learn more about linux...but the above points are haunting me....
i 'd rather happy if there's someone to counter me....


Perhaps you should read, learn and research an OS before using it, clearly you haven't done your homework and you can't expect to know how to use something without doing such things. Windows is a car and Linux is an airplane. Just cause you can drive a car doesn't mean you can fly an airplane as well..

So in conclusion, I'm closing this thread. We don't need yet another Microsoft vs Linux debate or thread when we have plenty of them available. Try searching and contributing to the existing threads with this topic.

Have a problem with this closure, email the administrator.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 06:45 AM   #4
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I don't know if anyone has noticed particularly the OP but this is not a success story. This is a sad, tragic epic of lonely failure. We should all take a minute to silently thank our favoured deity that we are successes at reading the manual and that we are not one of those people who blame our inability to comprehend written material on the world.

I feel for you.

I also close this obvious troll. No points for subtlety, I'm afraid.
 
  


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