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    Senior Member Gemini ISP's Avatar
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    have anyone ever considered just dumping windows and using linux as you main operation system. It seemd like evey version of windows that come out you, lose alot of control over your own computer. i had put windows to a test with my linux system ; Result; left both systems running for 20 days with out a reboot --

    the system load on windows -well IT CRASHED
    The systen load on linux was 0.05 and still runnning programs like i just booted up right up --
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    It's been proven cost-effective to use windows as a workstation. I love linux, it's prettier, it's more reliable, and more customizable. HOwever, there's not enough programs for it, and when you run into a problem, 99% of users can't fix it. I love multiple desktops... and text anti-aliasing But alas, it's just not worth it for me. Windows does me just fine.
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    Senior Member Gemini ISP's Avatar
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    hahah thats true about the user's cant fix the problems that occur hahahha --

    I find myself searching online for answers and buying books --but not too many people will be able to sit down at your system and use it if it was linux
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    I switched to Linux a fortnight or so ago and I've got mixed feelings about it.

    It seems to be faster and the apps are comparable but it generally feels less coherent. Feels kinda sloppy the way files are stored and I miss the direct control of services that windows gives.

    I'm gonna give it a while to see if learning a bit more makes it feel better but Windows is still ahead.

    That's possibly because I've spent 15 years using DOS/Windows machines and 15 days on Linux!

    You're right about the Windows OS taking control of the PC though. I've tried to live with XP and have installed it 5 or 6 times but each time I do it I get so annoyed with it I revert back to 2K. There's something about 2K that makes it feel like a friend!

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    I found XP really hard to get used to after my WIndows 98SE PC I must admit. I still run Win98 on my other computer, and I try not to use it that much, because I just really like XP now, I have the menu in the same layout as Win98, but I still have the XP graphics and so on...
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    Windiws us unreliable, I wouldnt recommend it to any one, linux on the other hand is oretty faultless, it just needs to be more recognized and user friendlt in my opinion.

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    Senior Member Gemini ISP's Avatar
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    few notes ; to fix a software problem in windows i had to almost either re-install the software or un-install it completely then install it again -- with linux i found all i have to do is modify the .conf file then its fix -- or re-compile and its fix .. but most people create there own programs within linux like using mysql for data storage etc.
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    Hmm tough one this:

    Windows has a better user interface (Sorry, but come on, system related things are in Control Panel, Applications are under program files etc etc - by default in Linux -Or at least RedHat - there can be all sorts of programs all over the place and unless you know what you're doing can get in a right mess!) There are far more programs that run well under Windows, unfortunately I don't see that as changing for a while...

    However, a lot of Linux software is freeware, and although it has it's bugs is far less likely to crash than a Windows system (My RedHat box been up for weeks on end without problems) And, support hardware and software is only improving with time - hopefully eventually the bigger names in software development will release big name software onto the Linux platform... support for Linux is increasing as it is anyway.

    So.... right now I could probably afford to Switch entirely to Linux, but I like my Macromedia Suite running on Windows 2000 Pro so until then, it's dual boot all the way I'm afraid!

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    The last two times I dual-booted with Linux, my MBR got trashed twice. A third time, KDE could stay stable to save its own life. It may be acceptable for servers, but IMO it's a real POS for desktop users.
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    Bad experience then Filburt? I had a bad one... but that was my own fault lol. Chose to install Grub which was a bad idea as it didn't particularly like my NTFS partition - second time around was fine though when I editted the Windows boot.ini to accomodate Linux now everys dandy.


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