Discussion in 'General Computers' started by S.J. Faerlind, Jun 26, 2013.
have to be careful going back to xp, as sp 1 and 2 are no longer supported
my all compies (except work) run on xp (sp3, of course)...
How is Windows 8? Anybody tried it?
like vista, once you learn how to use it, not too bad. but its designed for tablets so meh
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.
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?
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
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
Linux all the way!!! (although I would be even more than happy to convert you over to Mac )
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.
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)
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