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invader_tak wrote:
ibm450 wrote:to be perfectly honest with you, if i had a choice of which OS to use as my primary? it definitely be windows as with windows, basically, everything works and getting the same job done is far quicker then linux.
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invader_tak wrote: Open office and libre office have zero problem with Microsoft office files.
I too have had OO mangle documents. Edit and save in Word, then OO, then Word again, OO again, then Word freaks out.


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by ibm450 on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:29 am

minty33 wrote:i only use linux. i don't even have an OEM windows in my house. nor do i have it on virtualbox sice conficker and other worms can now sense being in a virtual sandbox and infect the host OS through the virtual adapter.



strange, never had this issue in the last 12 or so years of using windows, both at home and as a site IT support have come accross this even although i purposley go to hack / wazes sites and test my AV (nod32 or M$ free version) on win7 in the sandbox and never ever got a single viruse or some form of infection o_O

my mother uses windows and just spent 170 USD to clean the viruses ect... what a scam.



sounds about right to pay a IT specialist for his 2 hrs. worth of work or a over the night run with his AV..that's why they studied the course/degree to get paid by people like your mum or people who arnt educated in that field, simple. (its a trade that they or we study to make money from...)



they don't even really clean them all since they just use software to find them.



well virus patch programs are just that, scripts compiled into a exe or reg files designed to scan the infected areas executed to run at pc clock speed (GHz), as this would be cheaper and wiser thing to do opposed to having a IT specialist hand clean each seeded virus. $170 would have then equated to perhaps in the hundreds of $$ (would be much cheaper to buy a new pc)

most root-kits require hands on trouble shooting to find them via port scanning to find outbound traffic and connections ect.. that can even prove difficult given they can even hide from port scanners and not show as open .even a common rootkit like HxDef(most common rootkit in the wild) is invisible once installed - I will add some versions of hxdef can be detected by icesword but the point remains is using software to find and get rid of them is hit or miss and no software will find them all. that said to hell with windows and the scams that are virus removal services. i mean if you file share or torrent on windows you must be crazy or love reinstalling or tracking down rootkits.



simple solution, download and install driver genus, back up all your used or unused drivers into a compiled exe file, then download Autopatcher that allows you to download all of the required service packs for windows and for your office suites into a auto re-installer package (very handy) that allows you to reinstall all these service packs and what not in an offline situation, shaving hours and hours of downloads and restarts, then back up you personal data and FORMAT your pc. from past experience, doing that is so much faster and alot less painful and saves un necessary rants on how sh i t windows is. in short, windows is VERY stable, fast and far more easier to use.

she'll be a convert as she flies through the good ol interweb as god intended without freezing.



good luck... only 2 out of 10 people, gave Linux a shot. the other 8, including my parents, said, no, they all stated Linux is / was a clumsy OS to use.

if anything you need more knowledge to keep windows running efficiently. windows is ok for enterprises with ids's and serious firewalls and traffic filters ect...



please give me the same stuff this dudes on....

dont get me wrong, i love linux, but to be perfectly honest with you, if i had a choice of which OS to use as my primary? it definitely be windows as with windows, basically, everything works and getting the same job done is far quicker then linux.

i was using my novice mother as an example. i pointed out a sys admin or power user and or using in an enterprise environment is fine as we know what to dod to stay on top of things. a non-computer person would not care enough to do what you or i do so they just run bare and click yes to eveything and those ppl would be better off with linux in my opinion
and it was office max far from an it specialist sorry.
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yes i use linux mint on my pavalion desktop and windows 7 on my compaq laptop
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invader_tak wrote:
AlbertP wrote:This is not true. Some advanced formatting isn't saved correctly by OO/LO. For example merged cells in tables in the .doc format. And in .docx the width of table cells does not match. And MS Word 2007 fails to open the .odt files of LibreOffice 3.4. It correctly opens the .odt files of LibreOffice 3.3.
Does that matter? How likely is it, in your opinion, that someone will encounter this bug? Is that likelihood greater or lesser than their odds of encountering a bug in MS Office and/or Libre Office? But we already knew that you were harping over the definition of a word, which is a philosophical problem.

Computer programs are more complex than astrophysics. The amount of coding in each distinct iteration of each distinct program and fork of a program are harder to account for than the motion of celestial objects. And yet, if someone said it "wasn't true" that the Earth revolved around the Sun (Earth and Sun both orbit their common barycenter 3.5 thousandths of an inch from the the Sun's center of mass), I believe you would join me in telling him that he had made a philosophical mistake.

Trust me. I just encountered. The group write up I just had to do was a rainbowing nightmare because of how finicky or retarted or greedy M$ is. Yea, I had no problems at all open my fellow students' files in LO..... but sharing that document back in their direction? Word would have none of it! If I was lucky it opened in compatibility mode for them. I understand how complex programs are.... I appreciate open source to great extent, I was just making statements about the fact that no-one around either knows about linux at all or wants to get away from M$ (mostly from fear of the unknown).....(and laziness)

I swear to you, I have testifying about Linux a lot more lately and at least 3 times out of the past 5 I got something along the lines of "Isn't that a Mac system" ?!?!?!? EPIC RAINBOWING FACEPALM
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Do you run Linux as your sole operating system?

Yes, and have for many years. Have also managed to teach
a large number of others and they have too been using Linux
only for an operating system. Some of them for many years
as well.
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I havent touched my windows partition in months
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I haven't used anything but Linux for more than a decade now. First RedHat, then Debian, then Ubuntu, and now Mint.
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I took the plung and got rid of my Windows partition. I am now running Linux Mint 9 Isadora Fluxbox edition. Loving it so far!
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yay for herpy getting rid of winderpy!
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Nah ... M$ makes me wanna puke, but have been using XP so long, actually pretty fond of it. Still rarely boot it myself anymore and mostly when I do, it's to maintenance it, to keep it running well for my gf. Or transfer files I want over to a shared ntfs partition or summin. She's still more comfortable with windows atm. Am hoping to change that eventually, till then see nothing wrong with keeping good ole XP around. Shrugs ...

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Been using Mint for a year now (today infact) & love it
I've fixed Windows, tried running with Jackalopes, fought Koalas & now, I'm addicted to Mints

Now with half a decade running Linux mint, still enjoying it & still learning!

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For the most part, I do now! The transition from Windows and Windows-based applications to the Linux equivalents is complete. OpenOffice (soon to be replaced by LibreOffice) replaces Microsoft Office, Gimp replaces Corel's PhotoPaint, Scribus replaces Adobe PageMaker and Inkscape replaces CorelDraw.
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I am now using Windows only for burning my DVD's as all projects are in Windows Movie Maker's format which I can't import in any Linux program. But I'm going to make ISO files of then which I can handle with K3B without having to worry about the sluggishness of Vista.
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