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(PCWorld)   Should 2013 be the year you switch to Linux? One penguin seems to think so   (pcworld.com) divider line 14
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2013-01-01 08:02:41 PM
2 votes:
If everyone switched to Linux, what would all the current Linux users switch to?
2013-01-01 06:32:50 PM
2 votes:
In before Linux_Yes!
2013-01-01 06:05:44 PM
2 votes:
[punches self in face]

kilolines

[punches b0rscht in face]

kilolines

Why? Why did I bother to be curious, only to find obnoxious, hyper-pretentious sh*t like KILOLINES?

[punches self in face]
2013-01-02 02:19:01 AM
1 votes:

Ed Grubermann: I'm not talking broad categories, like spreadsheets, browsers, etc... I'm talking about very specific programs. They don't exist for Linux and there are no acceptable analogs.


SHUT UP! THE GIMP REALLY IS AS GOOD AS PHOTOSHOP!

/lolololol
2013-01-01 11:33:40 PM
1 votes:
I think I will stick with Windows 2008 R2 as my primary desktop OS. I have a couple of Windows 2012 servers running at home, and a test environment at the office. I have Windows 8 installed on my Samsun series 5 which I like a lot. I stick with Microsoft because my job revolves around several Microsoft products. I am the company DBA / SharePoint admin. That being said I was given an old HP 6730 laptop that I am in the process of loading p with Ubuntu Server so I can expand my skills a little.
2013-01-01 10:51:52 PM
1 votes:

vharshyde: lordargent: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Linux is just as easy to install, configure and use as Windows.

My ubuntu installs go a lot easier than my WIN 7 installs.


How are those Wireless drivers treating you.

In all seriousness, this hogwash can go die in a hole already. Ubuntu(or any linux distro really) is a hobbyist's toy, a model railroad that you nerds are so desperate to get other people involved with because you're clamoring for even just one person to care half as much as you have about the fact that three weeks after you started your linux install, it's now almost working to 90% of your system's marked capacity. I don't swing my hobby of polishing my testicles with the floor buffers at the mall while Security isn't looking and demand that you do the same, so I see absolutely no reason why I should hear this rubbish every single year. And it is every goddamn year.


I'd like to comment on this as a Linux user who is not a geek, who has used a bunch of different LInux distros over more than a decade and has also used Windows a lot too. First of all, wireless drivers specifically: I just put Linux on my wife's notebook and the wireless card was detected with the Ubuntu Live CD, so that was easy! Secondly, three weeks to get a Linux install up and running actually was near the norm for me back in 2000. Now it is about 4 hours from inserting the install disc to PERFECT SYSTEM. But even in the bad old days I saw the major difference between Linux and Windows as this: Linux would take a bit to get up and perfect, but once it was like that, it seemed to be like that forever. Windows, it would work flawlessly right out of the box and then gradually deteriorate until you're trying to kill 4 hours while it defrags and you still get .dll errors like crazy. Now I know there's tons of fixes and virus checking and cleaners you can use for Windows, but I'm not a computer geek - which is WHY I like Linux. Man, I don't know what goes in /etc and what goes in /usr. I know my computer will boot flawlessly, quickly, all the time and anytime I want to watch pornography it is there for me, working.
2013-01-01 10:17:04 PM
1 votes:

lordargent: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Linux is just as easy to install, configure and use as Windows.

My ubuntu installs go a lot easier than my WIN 7 installs.


How are those Wireless drivers treating you.

In all seriousness, this hogwash can go die in a hole already. Ubuntu(or any linux distro really) is a hobbyist's toy, a model railroad that you nerds are so desperate to get other people involved with because you're clamoring for even just one person to care half as much as you have about the fact that three weeks after you started your linux install, it's now almost working to 90% of your system's marked capacity. I don't swing my hobby of polishing my testicles with the floor buffers at the mall while Security isn't looking and demand that you do the same, so I see absolutely no reason why I should hear this rubbish every single year. And it is every goddamn year.
2013-01-01 08:58:14 PM
1 votes:

Dejah: I see that "runs your existing applications" is nowhere in your list.  That's why 2013 is the year that Linux is still only run by people who like compiling their own code.


Was this post from 1998?
2013-01-01 08:54:46 PM
1 votes:

cman: Desktop Linux is a failure. Its openness, while appealing to nerddom, does not translate to the layman.

Let me give you an example of why normal people avoid linux like the plague:

Random user: Which one should I download, RPM, .Deb, tar.gz? Why is Ubuntu telling me that I need to "sudo apt-get install -f"?

Desktop linux lacks consistency, uniformity, and is just plain confusing for many folks. Not everyone is in love with the Command line like us nerds are.

Android, however, is an example where Linux is actually doing good. It may only be for mobile devices, but it has uniformity; it has clarity.


Desktop linux is communist, Android is fascist?
2013-01-01 07:18:01 PM
1 votes:

Mr. Eugenides: Sorry couldn't finish that it's too damn funny. Linux security may be almost on a par with XP. It's certainly better than Windows 95, but to suggest that Linux is more secure than Vista/7/8 is only to demonstrate that you don't know what the hell you're talking about.


Oh, so you don't understand how root access works? Go on, tell me more about computers.
2013-01-01 07:06:16 PM
1 votes:

cman: Desktop Linux is a failure. Its openness, while appealing to nerddom, does not translate to the layman.

Let me give you an example of why normal people avoid linux like the plague:

Random user: Which one should I download, RPM, .Deb, tar.gz? Why is Ubuntu telling me that I need to "sudo apt-get install -f"?

Desktop linux lacks consistency, uniformity, and is just plain confusing for many folks. Not everyone is in love with the Command line like us nerds are.

Android, however, is an example where Linux is actually doing good. It may only be for mobile devices, but it has uniformity; it has clarity.


I've installed Ubuntu a few times, but that's ultimately the issue that stopped me from using it. I get that it's infinitely configurable, powerful and fast, but that goddamed command line just confuses the fark out of me.
2013-01-01 06:36:56 PM
1 votes:
Linux is only free if your time has no value.

/Android succeeds because it hides the OS from the user
2013-01-01 04:08:30 PM
1 votes:
So Linux is recommended by a birdbrain?
2013-01-01 12:40:24 PM
1 votes:
lol no
 
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