Who no longer uses Windows?

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Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

Post by Gavsrob » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:26 am

It happened about a year ago. There was no provision to ever upgrade to win 10 on my laptop and never will be. I forced the upgrade and my graphics card was unsupported. Why, when win 7 worked? Is it that hard? + Windows was always updating and shutting down! The fan was going nuts, and the disk usage would stay at 100% for the first 15 minutes! The software tended to be paid for and I struggle with that concept. A planet of 7 billion people, all too greedy to share working code to uplift each other? So once again I tried Linux. This time, instead of Ubuntu, I tried Mint with the cinnamon desktop. Linux had, of course, progressed as well. Suddenly, everything looked as good or better and all for free and all drivers actually worked. They worked! not even AMD or HP or Microsoft could collectively solve the problem! I will never go back to windows, it is slow, money grabbing commercialised bloatware/harassware and now with little squares to pretend that it is your phone! It has one flavour and that flavour is [insert expletive here]! I keep a working copy, but it just sits there for an emergency that will probably never arrive. If I was to start it I can predict an ice age long upgrade and offers to try office 360. Why would I need that when there is Libre office?

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Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

Post by nakednorman » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:23 pm

I don't mind paying for good coding that works for me, which is why I donate when I can to projects I support.
It's relatively painless & makes you feel good :D

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Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

Post by AZgl1500 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:32 pm

I have to keep my big Win7 Desktop for a long time yet...
too many financial programs on it that just simply will not run in any OS except for Windows, period.

But, for my daily driver and enjoyment, Linux is now my favorite.
I like being able to tune it to my specifications, not what Microsoft enforces my PC to have on it.

I learned a long time ago how to get rid of their bloatware, by judicious modifications to the Registry.
But that is a place where the uninformed can really destroy their computer.
Firefox / 4.13.0-38, Mint 18.3 Sylvia, Cinnamon 3.6.7

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