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Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by NeoGeo64 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:44 am

I found this awful article by this misguided author about how he'd rather use Windows 8 instead of Linux. His "reasons" he writes about are absolutely ridiculous and insult the FOSS community as a whole.

What do you guys think? This is really stupid and makes me very angry ! ! ! ! !

Here is the article, if you still feel like reading: http://www.zdnet.com/article/five-reaso ... han-linux/

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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by jimallyn » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:15 am

I refuse to let myself get upset about the things that morons say.
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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by caf4926 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:54 am

LOL
You just gave the droll some more publicity

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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by BigEasy » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:27 am

NeoGeo64 wrote:What do you guys think? This is really stupid and makes me very angry ! ! ! ! !
From article: Reason #3: The aggressively nutball Linux community
Windows assumes I'm stupid but Linux demands proof of it

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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by Pierre » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:50 am

also from article:
Reason #5: Windows is just nicer
:lol:
it's actually harder to deal with it's forced upgrades. ..
like the people, recently, who had their win_7 crash.
- had to recover their data ( with a Linux live_disc )
they didn't make a copy of the win_7 system, for any needed re-install
( do any windows users ?) ( they had to buy a copy of win_8 )
:shock:
their WiFi based printer wouldn't work on the win_8 install,
- mainly because the driver from the win_7 based cd was incompatible with win_8. ..
had to get the new driver from the 'net ( hey there is no WiFi connection Y'know )
- at least the Ethernet connection did work.
:o

Reason #5: Windows is just nicer
- nope
it's not.
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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by kyleb000 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:01 am

NeoGeo64 wrote:I found this awful article by this misguided author about how he'd rather use Windows 8 instead of Linux. His "reasons" he writes about are absolutely ridiculous and insult the FOSS community as a whole.

What do you guys think? This is really stupid and makes me very angry ! ! ! ! !

Here is the article, if you still feel like reading: http://www.zdnet.com/article/five-reaso ... han-linux/
If he said Windows or Windows 7, then maybe some consideration can be taken. But Windows 8? I have to completely disagree with that article.

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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by kyleb000 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:17 am

NeoGeo64 wrote:I found this awful article by this misguided author about how he'd rather use Windows 8 instead of Linux. His "reasons" he writes about are absolutely ridiculous and insult the FOSS community as a whole.

What do you guys think? This is really stupid and makes me very angry ! ! ! ! !

Here is the article, if you still feel like reading: http://www.zdnet.com/article/five-reaso ... han-linux/

I think that misguided author said that because when he tried Linux he got chewed up and spat out and now he's crying about it all over the internet.


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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by DrHu » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:38 pm

His reasons aren't good enough, he is merely preaching to the believers
--and I guess he never visits the windows 8x doesn't work right : windows user forum issues
http://www.eightforums.com/

Like any OS (Linux, Windows (which version), Apple OSX or others (custom/vendor specific, embedded (as in his Android example)
--al have issues/flaws and bugs which for many OS developers are tested mostly by users
  • It is a testament to Linux forum users that issues are being addressed fairly quickly
    --and don't involve a lot of call the vendor to decide if it is an OS or Linux system issue..
Apart from all that it is the usual subjective junk writing/reviewing that goes on way too much (can you trust any reviewer anymore), such as his comment windows 8x looks nicer
--I expect Apple will disagree, in that is one of their approaches to their OS experience..

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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by exploder » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:23 pm

Some people really do think like the guy in the article. I could probably write a list of reasons to run Linux instead of Windows. To each their own. All software has bugs there is no escaping it no matter what you run.

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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by Flemur » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:20 am

Reason #1: As soon as you mention one distro, all the fanboys go insane claiming you've made the wrong choice.

Besides being a false statement he's implying that choice is bad.

Reason #2: For all of us who have lives, there's Windows.

Makes no sense.

Reason #3: The aggressively nutball Linux community

Never noticed it.

Reason #4: Linux doesn't run many serious production applications

That is a valid issue, though it's the result of application developers, not Linux per se.

Reason #5: Windows is just nicer

No, Windows is just horrible and kludgey.
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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by all41 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:37 am

insisting that his or her particular pet distribution is the best.

That doesn't happen much in Windows.
About sums it up

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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by NeoGeo64 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:37 pm

all41 wrote:
insisting that his or her particular pet distribution is the best.

That doesn't happen much in Windows.
About sums it up
hahaha

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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by niowluka » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:30 pm

:lol:

No sin on this earth is worse than returning to Windows after a quick spell in Linux. One is nothing then.

If you dare to try Linux, better stick with it.

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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by Mike_in_Germany » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:45 am

**** The poor fool !!! ****

Hay lads tell this poor misguided soul that windows 8.1 costs money!, and it still dosen't work properly. After saying that, why would someone spend money on something, when you can get a far better product, for free!!! I think he is on the juice or pills, poor sod...................

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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by TheWebaholic » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:08 am

I've seen that article before. He sounds like a typical Microsoft shill. I wonder how much he gets paid for writing that garbage.

I particularly don't like the way he insults the entire open source community in that article. Since I've been involved with the Linux and open source community, I've been treated with nothing other than respect. There are so many kind and generous people in the open source community and I'm very glad to know them. :)
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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by MartyMint » Sat Dec 13, 2014 2:51 pm

TheWebaholic wrote:Since I've been involved with the Linux and open source community, I've been treated with nothing other than respect.

I take it you've never visited the Gentoo forums...

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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by Linus MacWinfrey » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:00 am

I started on CP/M-80
Then MS Doz
Then MS Windoze
Got tired fo crippleware and spent a fortune on Mac
Woe is me! Updates break what hardware failure could not!
Migrate to Linux

The Showadaddywaddy song Three Steps to Heaven should have been about the progression from MS > Apple >>> LinuxMint!
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Re: Why I'd Rather Use Windows 8 instead of Linux

Post by 1.618 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:46 am

other Linux users have gone so far as to use a highly-customized GUI on Linux to make it seem Windows-like, in some sort of deeply sad Windows-wannabe attempt to feel like you're loved as much as the better-adjusted Windows children
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Windows for children...... leaves linux for the grown ups!

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