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Why I run Windows
« on: March 30, 2013, 10:11:19 AM »
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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Re: Why I run Windows
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 12:33:33 PM »


I couldn't help touching that yes button.
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Re: Why I run Windows
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 01:37:02 PM »
Mac OS X all the way for me. No free beer, but proper punctuation. ;D
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Re: Why I run Windows
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2013, 03:02:47 PM »
Mac OS X all the way for me. No free beer, but proper punctuation. ;D

A Mac would ask you if you'd like an appletini....
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Re: Why I run Windows
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 03:25:37 PM »
Mac OS X all the way for me. No free beer, but proper punctuation. ;D

A Mac would ask you if you'd like an appletini....
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Why I run Windows
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013, 03:56:12 PM »
Mac OS X all the way for me. No free beer, but proper punctuation. ;D

A Mac would ask you if you'd like an appletini....

Funny coming from the guy who constantly posts from his iPad.

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Re: Why I run Windows
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2013, 07:12:49 PM »
I've been running Windows 7 for about two years now. It's been surprisingly stable, compared to XP Pro. I've never had a blue screen of death, or other instability issues. I don't get all the hate for it.
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2013, 05:53:44 AM »
Compared to windows 8, 7 is a dream. We bought a machine for tHe brewery that came pre-installed with 8 and OMG it is a nightmare. It is a huge, clunky mess. Huge bugs that don't have any fixes. And we tried to install 7 on the machine but you can't get the particular drivers you need. They are forcing you to move onto windows 8.
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Re: Re: Why I run Windows
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2013, 06:39:57 AM »
Compared to windows 8, 7 is a dream. We bought a machine for tHe brewery that came pre-installed with 8 and OMG it is a nightmare. It is a huge, clunky mess. Huge bugs that don't have any fixes. And we tried to install 7 on the machine but you can't get the particular drivers you need. They are forcing you to move onto windows 8.
Yeah, I'd love to hear the thought process behind Windows 8. They finally made a decent version with 7, why try to reinvent the wheel at that point?
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Re: Re: Why I run Windows
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2013, 08:03:53 PM »
Compared to windows 8, 7 is a dream. We bought a machine for tHe brewery that came pre-installed with 8 and OMG it is a nightmare. It is a huge, clunky mess. Huge bugs that don't have any fixes. And we tried to install 7 on the machine but you can't get the particular drivers you need. They are forcing you to move onto windows 8.
Yeah, I'd love to hear the thought process behind Windows 8. They finally made a decent version with 7, why try to reinvent the wheel at that point?

Every time MS comes out with a decent OS, they release a new version that is largely an update to the previous version, but just works worse. 95 > ME, XP > Vista, 7 > 8. Glad my hardware (and software) should be stable long-term so I can stick with Win7 for a while.
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Re: Why I run Windows
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2013, 07:31:50 AM »
What can I say? Use Linux and most of your pc woes will evaporate. 
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Re: Why I run Windows
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2013, 08:46:49 AM »
What can I say? Use Linux and most of your pc woes will evaporate.

+1,000,000,000

Fedora took a little while to get used to, but I am so pleased with it now. Everything I can do in Windows can be done here. I will never look back!
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Re: Why I run Windows
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2013, 09:03:33 AM »
What can I say? Use Linux and most of your pc woes will evaporate.

Used Linux to recover a crashed PC.  All data was recoverable, which was nice.

Not sure I'm moving to Linux, as I'm stuck in the mud.  The learning curve wasn't too extreme, but I don't know about educating my wife, father, mother-in-law, children, etc. on a new OS.
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Re: Why I run Windows
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2013, 09:10:56 AM »
Wait, does Linux "work" because you can't run any programs on it, so there's nothing to go wrong?
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Re: Re: Why I run Windows
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2013, 09:11:03 AM »
Compared to windows 8, 7 is a dream. We bought a machine for tHe brewery that came pre-installed with 8 and OMG it is a nightmare. It is a huge, clunky mess. Huge bugs that don't have any fixes. And we tried to install 7 on the machine but you can't get the particular drivers you need. They are forcing you to move onto windows 8.
Yeah, I'd love to hear the thought process behind Windows 8. They finally made a decent version with 7, why try to reinvent the wheel at that point?

Every time MS comes out with a decent OS, they release a new version that is largely an update to the previous version, but just works worse. 95 > ME, XP > Vista, 7 > 8. Glad my hardware (and software) should be stable long-term so I can stick with Win7 for a while.

Microsoft is stuck in a mindset that makes it believe it is competing directly with Apple.  Windows 8 is another step down that path.  They are convinced everyone wants a gesture controlled interface on every platform but what works on your phone isn't likely to be a good fit on your PC.

In the old days, we always said "never trust and even numbered DOS.  Not much has changed except it's more difficult to identify the crap now.  You just have to figure out where you are in there product cycle. 

Win95 (Okay)
Win-ME (crap)
Win98 (Pretty good)
WinXP (After the first year - Very good, very stable)
Vista (calling it crap is too kind)
Windows 7 (good OS, Stable)
Windows 8 (I can't imagine who thought this was a good idea)

Maybe project Blue will fix it again.

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