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by rambo919
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nemo Is Great Compared To Windows Explorer, But ...
Replies: 36
Views: 643

Re: Nemo Is Great Compared To Windows Explorer, But ...

Interesting how so many people keep defending what is essentially an uncomfortable hack (alt button) when others complain that they want right-click drag and move when the latter is so OBVIOUSLY more efficient. Reminds me of how Mac users defended their 1-button mouse systems compared to 3-button sy...
by rambo919
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: About new kernels not supporting old hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: About new kernels not supporting old hardware

That's just what happens when you attempt monolithic driver support, the mainstream stays and third party falls away over time.... a giant weak side to linux which is partially fixed with sideloading some drivers but there is no proper "institutional" way of doing this yet. Similar to old hardware n...
by rambo919
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft Edge will be based on Chromium
Replies: 32
Views: 673

Re: Microsoft Edge will be based on Chromium

FF REALLY made a mistake when they dropped the old addon standard While I disagree it was a mistake to migrate Firefox to a new extension architecture (like, here we are with 16 core desktop processors becoming mainstream and you'd want to go back to a single threaded web browser? No thanks :)) it ...
by rambo919
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: windows 7 EOL opportunity for linux?
Replies: 23
Views: 726

Re: windows 7 EOL opportunity for linux?

You know, I don't think I've ever actually SEEN a Chromebook physically....
by rambo919
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft Edge will be based on Chromium
Replies: 32
Views: 673

Re: Microsoft Edge will be based on Chromium

I still stick to FF but at this point it's mostly out of brand loyalty and the fact that vivaldi just does not really press my buttons the right way somehow. FF REALLY made a mistake when they dropped the old addon standard and the addon devs have been extra slow in adapting with some even saying th...
by rambo919
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Smallest/most obscure reason you've ever changed distros?
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Smallest/most obscure reason you've ever changed distros?

Yeah Unity and Gnome are quite beneath me..... for tablets Unity could be great (neva actually tried it mind you) but gnome is becoming dumber by the year.
by rambo919
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 429
Views: 12119

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Most Linux boards, especially in the late 1990's and early 2000's were notorious for the "RTFM" mentality, and driving off newbies. Thank G_d we are getting away from that elitist, snobby, counterproductive mentality. that probably has to do with the ease of use of linux this day and age. a lot mor...
by rambo919
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 429
Views: 12119

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

from 7 forward each version of windows has been designed to work on older hardware than the previous version. 8 running on older than 7. 8.1 running on older than 8, 10 running on older than 8.1. yes peeps def need to avoid 8, 8.1 was released to address major bugs in 8. Honestly 8.1 was basically ...
by rambo919
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 429
Views: 12119

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

improper support for one. typically in a windows help forum you are presented with a solution and every step to apply said solution. in the linux forux peeps have a very nasty habit of say do /whatever, and /this, which is fine you have the commands to use but not where to put those commands. peeps...
by rambo919
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 429
Views: 12119

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

That's completely counter to the common narrative of Linux running better than windows on older computers..... a lighter distro won't necessarily solve hardware problems. That's likely no longer true for Win 10 with its rapid forced auto-upgrades to new versions at least twice-per-year, ie older co...
by rambo919
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?
Replies: 25
Views: 583

Re: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?

Some don't even know what windows or mac is, they just know it as "the computer".
by rambo919
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 429
Views: 12119

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

That's completely counter to the common narrative of Linux running better than windows on older computers..... a lighter distro won't necessarily solve hardware problems.
by rambo919
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?
Replies: 25
Views: 583

Re: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?

My one recurring problem with Windows users though that I did not mention.... some still think that simply deleting a folder uninstalls the app... thank goodness for reg cleaners though sometimes a full OS re-install is still needed. So yes coming back full circle to OP.... some Windows users will d...
by rambo919
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?
Replies: 25
Views: 583

Re: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?

There is no real need to lock me down in order to protect me from myself. I survived 20 years of driving cars that did not even have an airbag or an anti-lock braking system. :wink: I fondly remember the days of my childhood bouncing around on the back of a pickup truck now and then and being told ...
by rambo919
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?
Replies: 25
Views: 583

Re: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?

Maybe it is a SoftwareDistribution folder issue in Windows? To fix badly jammed windows update can require to remove or rename Windows\SoftwareDistribution and Windows\System32\catroot2 folders. I find windows update bafflingly badly done in general.... half of what they do makes no sense in the lo...
by rambo919
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?
Replies: 25
Views: 583

Re: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?

Both gm10 and karlchen were correct in my meaning behind what I said, the former more than the latter though. I was commenting more on patterns of user behavior than technical differences, when users switch OS they tend to keep old behaviors whether good or bad and I was explaining why they do what ...
by rambo919
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?
Replies: 25
Views: 583

Re: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?

I once knew someone that actually bragged a bit about how quickly she could accidentally wreck a winxp installation.... though I vaguely suspect the habit was for getting attention when she eventually shoved her laptop in the nearest "geek's" face....
by rambo919
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?
Replies: 25
Views: 583

Re: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?

/home is just for configs and documents The easiest example is /usr Most packages get unpacked to /usr which would generally make it the "Program Files" of Linux.... most of what goes into "Program Files" is non-critical with the glaring exception of "Common Files". "Program Files" is generally cons...
by rambo919
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?
Replies: 25
Views: 583

Re: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?

The problem is the lack of distinction between system space and user space. Most windows users (especially win10 users) are used to the system preventing them from removing critical files so they assume that anything deletable is not critical in other OS's as well. Also it's probably the case that m...
by rambo919
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: It seems that Microsoft just can't stop tripping over its' own feet
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: It seems that Microsoft just can't stop tripping over its' own feet

This is what happens when professional managers take over the top management of companies.... no one actually gets anything done properly because all they care about is maintaining profit margins and no technical objective or goal is safe for longer than 5min.

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