Author: fucker Language: text
Description: fuck windows and fuck macos Timestamp: 2018-07-04 09:58:44 +0000
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Yasmin said on July 3, 2018 at 12:02 pm

@ ddk said on July 3, 2018 at 12:31 am

“Linux will NOT save you.”

You’re right – that’s for Jesus!

“It’s absolutely the worst computing experience imaginable.
Countless bugs, regressions, software breakage, erratic performance, constant crashes, terrible GUI/themes/designs etc. It was a migraine and emotionally draining experience using it.”

Wow, never been down that road.. Oh yes, I have! The entire time I used Windows starting all the way back with 3.x. People were so gracious for Windows XP (2000 & 7) because, in part, it wasn’t crashing all of the time, freezing, hard locks requiring a reboot, BSOD, sluggish behavior, etc. Still – the experience for me was at the least, included in what you said about Linux. I’ve had the opposite experience with Linux, actually.

“IMHO, consider switching to Mac OS as an alternative”

Yeah, no. Both are proprietary (closed source) Operating Systems loaded with proprietary software.

I recommend you read the following:

https://stallman.org/apple.html

Please direct all disagreements to the author, which of course is not me.

“if not then Win 7 or 8. Win 8 is great, very stable & with classic shell, we got our start menu back.”

Yay! They gave us a start menu again! I’m so happy! Yeah, no. Try Linux with the ton of window managers and several desktop environments to choose from. For example, it’s a real treat to be able to load up old and new tech with something minimal like openbox, fluxbox, etc. whereas Windows does not give you this choice! Windows gives you what Windows gives you, and that includes M$ root access to all of the installs. I don’t eat from the dog scraps under the table.

“Win 10 LTSB is fantastic and even though a demo, probably can be “rearmed” for additional extended use. Mine says 2 rearms available. I might be good until March 2019 if that’s the case.”

Wow! How fantastic! Yeah, no. I can choose from tons of Linux distributions, each designed for a different purpose. I can choose FREELY, distribute freely, modify freely, upgrade freely, and so forth. I don’t need to worry about licenses, whether or not some or all are legit, call up M$ and beg for help should some license issue go haywire. Did you purchase new hardware and it tells you to call M$? Come on, it’s 2018, people should know better. Privacy/security issues are discussed widely across the net, I’ll let you search for those, but IMO you really sound like a M$ rep. of some sort.

So in closing, yes, Linux does save you from a lot, especially if you devoted a large portion of your life to using and/or supporting Windows boxes. I can load Grandma up with a Linux box and customize it within minutes and Grandma never experiences any trouble. But give her a box with Windows on it and she’ll never leave you the .. alone.

- https://www.ghacks.net/2018/07/02/windows-10-installing-unwanted-store-apps/#comment-4383537
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