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Old 02-12-2011, 04:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
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MS windows would be another daily annoyance for me.

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Old 02-12-2011, 05:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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MS windows would be another daily annoyance for me.
But one easily fixed. Install Linux.
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it is entrenched, too many colleagues with windows specific doodads. I use linux whenever I can, but I can't change the other folks to use linux friendly tools and switching takes time, so I usually stay in @#$*#@&%@ windows and wait for the next crash or virus. Linux is relegated to a vm most of the time for me (and to the "real" servers that I work with daily)
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But one easily fixed. Install Linux.
I run Linux at home, but must use a windows at work.
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Windows doesn't really crash anymore, and I haven't caught a virus at home or at work in many years. My only remaining complaints with Windows are:

*Price. Unlike Linux, it's not free.
*Culture. The people who write applications for Linux expect to give them away for free, and give you the source code as well. Contrast with Windows, where even a hobbyist programmer will make his program closed-source and ask to be paid.
*Planned obsolescence. Windows 2000 was good enough to last 20 years, but it's unsupported, and the drivers are incompatible, so you can't use W2k/XP with newer hardware anymore. This is my biggest beef with MS at the moment.

The product is great (just about flawless), it's just the business model that leaves something to be desired.

Speaking of the Evil Empire, if they would release DirectX for Linux, I'd probably be running that operating system now.
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Windows doesn't really crash anymore..
I was relatively happy w/xp but recent events have me on vista 64 bit, they reintroduced the crash feature and BSOD...

...and a lot of annoying by the minute confirmation dialogs.
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I was relatively happy w/xp but recent events have me on vista 64 bit, they reintroduced the crash feature and BSOD...

...and a lot of annoying by the minute confirmation dialogs.
Switch to win 7. I have win 7 pro 64 bit and it is insanely stable. Reminds me of XP on steroids.

Vista was dug out from under Bill Gate's septic tank for sure.
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Basically we have to support a wide variety of OS's and I got the short straw this time.
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Speaking of the Evil Empire, if they would release DirectX for Linux, I'd probably be running that operating system now.
OpenGL? And/or CUDA?

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