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Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Post by MrGrimm » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:24 pm

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.
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Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Post by rambo919 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:26 pm

MrGrimm wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:13 am
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 get treated like they should already know everything there is about linux, um news flash peeps wouldn't be coming to the support forums if they did.
As long as you don't mean the official Microsoft forums.... those are usually beyond useless especially if staff answer.... the most common "solution" is STILL to just format and re-install which is what many of the "feature updates" do anyway to a degree.... Not that much of a problem for me except when it comes to SSD's or tablet flash memory... very tricky and expensive to replace half the time. Even many laptops with spinning drives are now making replacement semi-impossible.

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Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Post by rambo919 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:28 pm

MrGrimm wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:24 pm
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 8 with service pack one, both count as 8 to me.

And that's not enough backward compatibility..... thankfully the amount of 1GB RAM computers that still function are declining but most older one's still are 2GB max.... 4GB is FAR from the norm.

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Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Post by rambo919 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:32 pm

MrGrimm wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:39 am
MurphCID wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:35 am
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 more people with a wider range of attitudes.
It's probably more that enough people that care nothing for ego boosting or "cred" are now using Linux and refuse to be bullied, or they simply see that this is going to be too aggravating and choose to willingly submit to the Microsoft or Apple overlords instead because life is short and so on.

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Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Post by MurphCID » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:43 am

rambo919 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:32 pm
MrGrimm wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:39 am
MurphCID wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:35 am
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 more people with a wider range of attitudes.
It's probably more that enough people that care nothing for ego boosting or "cred" are now using Linux and refuse to be bullied, or they simply see that this is going to be too aggravating and choose to willingly submit to the Microsoft or Apple overlords instead because life is short and so on.
I think you have a point, although too many people still get run off of boards where they are not as good and helpful as this one.

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Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Post by MrGrimm » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:11 am

MurphCID wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:43 am
rambo919 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:32 pm
MrGrimm wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:39 am


that probably has to do with the ease of use of linux this day and age. a lot more people with a wider range of attitudes.
It's probably more that enough people that care nothing for ego boosting or "cred" are now using Linux and refuse to be bullied, or they simply see that this is going to be too aggravating and choose to willingly submit to the Microsoft or Apple overlords instead because life is short and so on.
I think you have a point, although too many people still get run off of boards where they are not as good and helpful as this one.
agree 1,000% lots of aholes still on the foruns, one on here i had to call out. luckily its not been back to any of my threads since.
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Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Post by Arch_Enemy » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:34 pm

MrGrimm wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:13 am
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 get treated like they should already know everything there is about linux, um news flash peeps wouldn't be coming to the support forums if they did.
Luckily, this forum is not like a lot of others out there (coARCHugh). A lot more "User Friendly". Kinda like Mint itself. :wink:
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Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Post by MurphCID » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:33 am

Arch_Enemy wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:34 pm
MrGrimm wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:13 am
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 get treated like they should already know everything there is about linux, um news flash peeps wouldn't be coming to the support forums if they did.
Luckily, this forum is not like a lot of others out there (coARCHugh). A lot more "User Friendly". Kinda like Mint itself. :wink:
So very true.

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Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Post by MrGrimm » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:01 am

Arch_Enemy it is good for the most part, but make no mistake that it does have at least a couple of pieces of ........
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Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Post by MurphCID » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:57 pm

MrGrimm wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:01 am
Arch_Enemy it is good for the most part, but make no mistake that it does have at least a couple of pieces of ........
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