Help needed from computer folk!

Discussion in 'General Computers' started by S.J. Faerlind, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. JIM

    JIM zombie Turncoat

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    have to be careful going back to xp, as sp 1 and 2 are no longer supported
     
  2. JNK

    JNK King of tards

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    my all compies (except work) run on xp (sp3, of course)...
     
  3. S.J. Faerlind

    S.J. Faerlind Flashlight Shadowhunter

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    How is Windows 8? Anybody tried it?
     
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    *coughsucksdeaddogsballscough*
     
  5. S.J. Faerlind

    S.J. Faerlind Flashlight Shadowhunter

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    rofl.....
    duly noted! :p
     
  6. JIM

    JIM zombie Turncoat

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    like vista, once you learn how to use it, not too bad. but its designed for tablets so meh
     
  7. S.J. Faerlind

    S.J. Faerlind Flashlight Shadowhunter

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    oooohhhhh... tablets and I haven't gotten along well to date. I have not enjoyed using touch screens of any kind and the fingerprints they get on them drive me nuts....
    *sigh* Everything seems to be going to touch screens now. I dread when my old cell phone dies you know. I probably won't be able to replace it with a non-touch screen model since they seem to be getting more and more difficult to find.
     
  8. Lord Yuan

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    Touch screens for work and daily use is almost as dumb as flying cars. I loathe Steve Jobs for popularizing the idiot technology. We already have headsets that let you control interfaces with your mind, why aren't those more popular than rubbing your finger across a finicky hipster slab?

    Windows has been driving me nuts lately too, I've been thinking of switching over to Linux because a friend uses it and he likes it. Anybody else use Linux?
     
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    nope, i fear i have been using windows operating systems far too long. i can fix the errors that appear. if i were to switch to another OS and got an error i'd need a tech to fix it, and i can't afford $91 an hr for a tech
     
  10. S.J. Faerlind

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    I'd be terrified to wipe my hard-drive and install a new operating system... OMG... that would be like a computer apocalypse!!!!
    I think Druid might use linux though LY
     
  11. Druid of Lûhn

    Druid of Lûhn The Little Lamb.

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    Linux all the way!!! (although I would be even more than happy to convert you over to Mac :D)

    Well, Ubuntu and Fedora are two very good versions of Linux that are easy to transition to from Windows and Mac.
    And as to paying techs; that's something you don't do with Linux because everything can be found on the internet; they're open-source free projects, so everybody will help you for free (otherwise don't trust them).

    And instead of using <insert insults here> DOS (which Bill Gates originally used illegally) it uses UNIX, so the Terminal is much, much better than the Command Prompt, and once you have learned a bit of UNIX Terminal, you can basically use any non-Windows computer like a pro. :D

    As to Fedora vs. Ubuntu (two best for transitioning): unless you're a power user, I have had an easier time with Ubuntu, although I love Fedora's yum (over Ubuntu's apt-get).

    Oh, and Linux is much smaller and faster than Windows or Mac OS too.

    (end excited geek-speech)