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All about Windows and why it sucks

Post  jonathan on Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:36 pm

I don't know about you guys but Linux has given me less headaches than Windows. I'm pretty tempted to wipe windows off my machine and do pure Linux. How about you guys?

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Re: All about Windows and why it sucks

Post  eldersnake on Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:45 am

Well I think Windows 7 is easily the best of the Windoze world but otherwise, I would like to get rid of it but alas certain games mean I can't just yet.

If I can just get that extra bit of compatibility (and a new Nvidia card) I'll probably go pure Linux/BSD/Haiku Laughing

My main desktop PC is all Unix (ala Linux and BSD multi boot) but I still have Windows 7 on my laptop, which I use for Steam and whatever games I need it for.

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Post  waynefoutz on Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:02 am

I have 2 pieces of equipment that I need for my job, that require periodic firmware updates, which requires Windows. I keep a 20 gig partition for XP on the side to dual boot for that purpose. I might use it once a month. If it weren't for that, my laptop would boot straight into Linux. 9 times out of 10 when I need Windows, I just launch a VM. I have Steam on that Windows partition as well,but I don't spend nearly as much time on that as I did a year or two ago.

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Post  jonathan on Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:04 am

Everyone one in my house has had issues with printing in windows 7. Every update messes up the printing and my we've tried turning off updates and only updating every once in a while but some of the updates still get through and mess everything up. Windows 7 is definitly the best windows so far, but it's definitly not as good as Linux.

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Post  eldersnake on Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:21 am

Yeah I turned off the updates too, if only for the reason they kept nagging me to restart the machine and insist on applying them on shutdown. What if I don't want to?! I won't have an operating system try to tell me what to do, so I just nipped them in the bud. I don't have any issues as I don't do any printing with Windows 7 (ironically that is taken care of by a Linux Mint 9 machine, which works perfectly) so I can just do updates if/when I feel like it.

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Post  jonathan on Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:26 am

Yeah, Linux mint does a real good job with printing. I might replace windows with linux mint. Just gotta decide what on which GUI I want.

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Post  ninjamanawesome on Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:15 am

unless you do a constant backup don't get rid of windoze silent

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Re: All about Windows and why it sucks

Post  jonathan on Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:13 am

I'm considering playing combat arms again. Do you guys know if it works well with wine or play on linux?

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Re: All about Windows and why it sucks

Post  eldersnake on Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:23 am

Hmm I'm not sure myself, the WineApp database entry doesn't look hugely promising though: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=13253

Might be passable though, you can only try, after all those results are a little old and it might work better with the later versions of Wine.

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Post  jonathan on Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:31 am

maybe I'll just stick to the Linux 1st person shooters. It can get annoying when people hack to get all kinds of advantages.

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Post  kaddy on Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:07 am

Whatever Floats ya boat man..... I use to Keep windows around for 3 games.... CnC Generals ZeroHour, Css and SS4............
I don't play any of those anymore except SSF4 and bought an Xbox for that..... Didn't need Windows for anything else so been running Pure lInux for a long time.....

If I got addicted to any other game that I can't get on Xbox I would probably install another windows partition until i get sick of it lol. But it's unlikely.... don't really play much games these days except my beloved SuperStreet Fighter 4 Wink

Way better on Console



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Re: All about Windows and why it sucks

Post  jonathan on Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:55 pm

well Combat Arms was real good, just the hacking can get annoying. Well I'll just see if it works well under wine, but first I want to get a good firewall. What good firewalls are there for Arch?

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Post  Quids on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:41 pm

I've used Windows 7 for a few hours and it drove me insane with all the constant nagging and questions.
I run XP inside vbox on my desktop computer. Funny enough it won't run on its own with a Hex core CPU Laughing Still needed it to access secure USB sticks from work and for Nokia PC suite.

But with Nokia's announcement they'll be using MS software I'll be swapping to an Android phone soon. Doubt I'll need a secure memory stick in new job. So I can bin Windows from my machine

This pic shows how little I used Xp to end up with an uptime over 60 days by using savestates in vbox


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Re: All about Windows and why it sucks

Post  jonathan on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:47 pm

My cpu had issues running combat arms in windows. I'd have real lag, so I don't know how a VM would do but I'll give it a shot.

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Re: All about Windows and why it sucks

Post  Quids on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:52 pm

Probably not good.
I've managed to run a couple of Quake3 generation games in vbox, although they would work in Wine.
One of my old fav games - Blood Rayne 2 wouldn't work in either Wine or vbox.

Although things might have improved with vbox 4?

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