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Windows failed, Linux prevailed

Postby android on Thu May 17, 2012 6:24 am

I spent an hour trying to format an external hard drive to fat32 in windows 7. Write protection kept denying rights, even after trying registry tweaks and changing permissions.

Hop on linux mint, open up gparted, format fat32, done. Don't ask why I didn't just use Linux in the first place, its a long story. Thank you Linux Mint :D.

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Re: Windows failed, Linux prevailed

Postby outfieldgrass on Thu May 17, 2012 9:45 am

I've had to do that a few times. Linux seems to make every task much easier.
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Re: Windows failed, Linux prevailed

Postby Goz on Wed May 23, 2012 10:53 pm

I gave up on Windows eight years ago and never looked back.
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Re: Windows failed, Linux prevailed

Postby realitykid on Thu May 24, 2012 11:37 am

Goz wrote:I gave up on Windows eight years ago and never looked back.


I still have Windows 7 in a virtual machine in case I ever need it. So far, I've never actually needed it.
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Re: Windows failed, Linux prevailed

Postby Goz on Mon May 28, 2012 1:24 pm

Yeah,I duel booted with Windows XP to play a game for about a year..When I got tired of the game,it and Windows hit the road.
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Re: Windows failed, Linux prevailed

Postby /dev/urandom on Mon May 28, 2012 4:55 pm

outfieldgrass wrote:Linux seems to make every task much easier.

Good luck playing a decent game of Diablo III then.

SCNR.

(Also: No, setting up WLAN and Webcam hardware is mostly easier on Windows.)
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Re: Windows failed, Linux prevailed

Postby RobertLM78 on Tue May 29, 2012 5:31 am

/dev/urandom wrote:(Also: No, setting up WLAN and Webcam hardware is mostly easier on Windows.)


While I don't know about how easy Webcams are to set up, but I would definitely argue your other point. I haven't haven't have any trouble getting my network functioning in Linux using Samba - in fact, all I have to do is share the folders and apply the permissions, Samba does everything else.

I would have to agree with the majority here, too - at least 90% of all tasks are easier in Linux. I'm dual booting with Window$ 7 at the moment, but as soon as all the firmware updates are out for my 3 month old machine (I imagine in no longer than a couple of years), I will be kicking Window$ off for good, and Gates will be a sad rainbow butterfly :lol: .
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Re: Windows failed, Linux prevailed

Postby /dev/urandom on Tue May 29, 2012 5:39 am

RobertLM78 wrote:I haven't haven't have any trouble getting my network functioning in Linux using Samba - in fact, all I have to do is share the folders and apply the permissions, Samba does everything else.

How is that easier than under Windows?

RobertLM78 wrote:I will be kicking Window$ off for good, and Gates will be a sad rainbow butterfly :lol: .

"WIndow$". How dare they want to make money! :roll:
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Re: Windows failed, Linux prevailed

Postby gn2 on Tue May 29, 2012 6:06 am

/dev/urandom wrote:How dare they want to make money! :roll:


Nothing wrong with making money, it's the way they do it which is so utterly repugnant.
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Re: Windows failed, Linux prevailed

Postby /dev/urandom on Tue May 29, 2012 6:08 am

Attaching price tags to software boxes is so repugnant!
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Re: Windows failed, Linux prevailed

Postby gn2 on Tue May 29, 2012 6:15 am

Not just that, the way they conduct their business is shameful.
But it's an old topic and tbh one that I'm really tired of, goodness knows why I'm even posting this, I really should sto
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Re: Windows failed, Linux prevailed

Postby /dev/urandom on Tue May 29, 2012 6:27 am

Google and Facebook do not conduct it better, do they? And still ...

People are like sheep, sometimes. But yes, this is becoming OT. A bit.
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