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Whats your take on Wind0ws?

Postby manishk on Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:44 am

I would like to know what you guys think of Win?

Most of the time I get the feeling that people using Linux just outrightly hate Win! I mean, why else will they put the 'start' menu at the top?
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Postby yoz-y on Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:34 am

simple

windows = games (for me it's just another gaming console)
linux = music, films, work
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Postby clem on Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:51 am

For me:

- nintendo wii --> games
- windows --> pocket pc connectivity, crappy sharewares when I'm bored, support for device or software that don't work on linux now and then :)
- linux --> everything else

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Postby AlsaPhil on Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:52 am

Nothing :lol:
I am personally happy not to need MS Windows anymore but I don't hate it.
I can't forget that I began my computer user career with Bill Gate's products :wink:

PS - My son (11) challenge me sometimes to a duel with FIFA 07 (soccer game) :) I have learned to loose on MS XP :lol: :lol:
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Postby hippy on Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:57 am

AlsaPhil wrote:Nothing :lol:
I am personally happy not to need MS Windows anymore but I don't hate it.
I can't forget that I began my computer user career with Bill Gate's products :wink:


I agree with what you say, i too do not dislike windows, it is after all what got me interested in computing in the first place, but as software develops and changes so have i. Now i have wine running which allows me to use the echolink software i do not use windows anymore
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Postby jes on Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:14 am

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i only use Windows on my wife's computer ...
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Postby nick on Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:27 am

Started on PDP11 in 1973, stopped using computers in 1990, dropped out, worked for National Trust until 1999, Bought home computer again in 1999 Windows installed, crashed every 20 minutes, thought " my old PDP never behaved like this" after 3 weeks installed Suse 6.0, never used windows since. :) :)
So not qualifield to say as have only ever used windows for three weeks :) :)

BTW hippy I am also Radio Ham, have Gpredict, Xtlf. GMfsk, installed hamlibs, controlling my radio's also sgcontrol as interface, Xlog and Tlf
Linux? even 65 year old's like me can use it :)
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Postby npap on Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:44 pm

I miss those blue screens, the malware, spyware and the virus updates and msoobe(Ms Out of Box experience) cheks! :lol:
How about the myriads of security updades. Virus scans? Gee! I miss that hunting game. :)
If I could get my scanner to work in Linux, I would ditch Windows!

PS. Linux is 'too good to be true!' Let's support it and keep making it better and available to all.
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Postby euthypro on Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:07 pm

I also don't hate Windows. I owe a lot to it, crashes and all. A few years ago I switched to OS X. It does the job for me, but I still need Windows, specially when I travel. Two months ago, in South America, my Windows laptop crashed. Recover, restore, nothing worked. I pulled out my spare copy of XP. It installed fine, but then came the incessant popups: "Register this product or else." And I thought: "Damn, this thing is threatening me." So I downloaded and installed Mint. I'm still banging my shins on the furniture with Linux, so to speak, but I'll learn it and use Windows less and less, unless they change their attitude.

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Postby phantom_crystal on Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:15 pm

For me, Windows = Wintendo; i.e I use it solely for games.
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Postby kenetics on Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:17 pm

I'm from the old DOS days when Norton Commander kept me happy (glad to see that there are NC clones for Linux). Tired of having to reinstall Windows every 6 months and also having to pay for Windows upgrades to correct problems in their legacy OS. If it wasn't for PhoneTray I would ditch Windows altogether (PhoneTray keeps away the telemarketers and other annoying phone calls and is a free Win program). My sons are into gaming and graphic design so no takers for Linux there (yet). My wife loves the Yahoo games so she is also stuck with Winxp. YAHOOOO! :roll:
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Postby phantom_crystal on Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:57 am

kenetics wrote:I'm from the old DOS days when Norton Commander kept me happy (glad to see that there are NC clones for Linux). Tired of having to reinstall Windows every 6 months and also having to pay for Windows upgrades to correct problems in their legacy OS. If it wasn't for PhoneTray I would ditch Windows altogether (PhoneTray keeps away the telemarketers and other annoying phone calls and is a free Win program). My sons are into gaming and graphic design so no takers for Linux there (yet). My wife loves the Yahoo games so she is also stuck with Winxp. YAHOOOO! :roll:


Aren't Yahoo games Java based?
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Postby kenetics on Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:42 am

phantom_crystal wrote:Aren't Yahoo games Java based?

She likes the one's you have to buy and download. These are Win only, I believe.
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Postby manishk on Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:10 pm

Its nice to see so many people don't hate Windows...even I dont!

Honestly, after I installed Bea I rarely use Windows (I set mt GRUB timeout as 2 seconds!!). The only reason I'll have to use Windows is when I have to connect my Nokia to the PC and when I have to use some electronics software like Circuit/VHDL simulators etc.
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Postby |_NiGhTmArE_| on Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:29 pm

I don't hate win and I still use it because of some apps (mostly avisubdetector and aegisub)

for all other things such as internet, music, video, graphics, office and games I use linux :P
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Postby veloct on Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:50 pm

Like a lot of the folks before me, I don't dislike windows. I just rather use Linux :). I do keep windows to play EQ2.
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Postby richard on Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:20 pm

This monopolist,one world view, domination and control of computers by Microsoft is criminal.

Why am weening myself away from Windows completely?

The high cost,licensing, and registration of software to one machine is garbage. . .

Linux and Unix have become the 'free' choice candidates . . despite all of the software money making profiteers of this world. . .

Computers are just tools.

Software to me is like a book in the library. . . I'm not trying to rewrite the book or become the author of someone else's work. I just want read, and extract the information and use the information. How many books can you find on the same subject in a library? Why should software be copyrighted? A computer without software haves no purpose and is totally useless.

Programmers and book writers should get some return on their work. Fine. . .How much money is enough money? Does Bill Gate's need more money? I think not . . . . and now I don't need Bill Gate's software as long as there is an effective free alternative.

My next question is: When does originality cease to become original? How many different books or software packages does one need to write and continually rewrite to accomplish and promote the same end result? Why should every new version of commercial software be bought and paid for in $$$$ and be registered? Stupid concept? I think it is. . .

This continual Version upgrade of software with the 'lower Suds', whites - 'whiter than white' mentality dupes people into spending more of their income on this spiraling out of control notion that we have to continue to provide programmers a livelihood so they can continue to steal money from us by selling to us this 'new and improved' concept. . . unfortunately it's all good money spent down the toilet. . .for most of us.

. . . Next the nerve to specify how I can use it and place restrictions on my personal use makes makes me believe software is nothing more than a money making scheme promoted by software profiteers . . . . .

Computers in my mind have lost their real purpose, value, and identity for which they have been developed . . .(ie.perform work. .. save time and money). . . . Instead they use more time, cost more money and create more work (just keeping the software up to date despite the added expense).

Computers and software are now the new disposable throw away remnants of this generation. Money changes hands more quickly selling software and nothing is left to show for it after the money is all spent. . . .It all disappears into thin air like the computer code used to write it. . .What's here today is quickly obsolete tommorrow. . .. It's now time for the 'New and Improved Version or update. . .get ready to shell out the cash. . .

One thing I might add that I forgot to say about Microsoft. . . .and all those software profiteers (gangsters) who follow in Microsoft's footsteps, I will no longer be held hostage to their licensing schemes and agreements concerning my paid usage of their proprietary software. . .it's all crap and I realize it is obsolete from the day it is purchased because the newest version is already on the drawing board. . .

I hope 'Vista' begins to turn people's heads in the right direction toward 'free' unrestrictive software alternatives. And people begin to see that their disposable income doesn't have to become disposable when it comes to computer software and computer operational systems. . . .


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Postby Fragadelic on Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:32 am

I'm forced to use it at work. I know it about as well as I know Linux.

It has its place for sure.

I have XP Home on the kids PC for their games and such and I run Win2k and XP pro in a Virtual Box on my mint 2.2 system.

I hate its instability and quirkiness and I think its just ridiculous to have to pay to be a beta tester( the first year after they release it to public) like with Vista right now.

I won't be moving to Vista at home and my work laptop is still good for another 2.5 years so i don't even have to think about it for now.

I believe Linux is much easier to install and takes a lot less time but Windows is easier for your average joe to install software right now.

Synaptic is great and I've been explaining that really well to folks I recommend trying Linux. If they can get in the thinking of a single software installer that lets you search for and install what you want, they will actually see it is easier than windows.
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Postby fisherman on Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:41 pm

I dont hate win,got pushed over the edge when I tried vista RC2. just built this machine and nothing I had on this machine would work or could be installed may be bill gates has a lot of money i dont.
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Postby 900i on Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:05 pm

I hate M$ full stop, pile of SH?TE, way to go Richard my sentiments exactly.. (Got my Angry Head on now). GRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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