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Who really cares? What is a GUI but another way of doing the exact same thing that you can do on a command line but with the requirement of constantly switching input devices? I can't do everything from the GUI with Windows either but I don't write the whole operating system off because some tasks that I need to do can't be done with eye candy and a plastic rodent. Trying to force yourself into a single interface is just plain stupid. Use the right interface for the job.
Yes it is another way,and a easier one. Besides that,not evrything can be done through GUI in windows,you are correct. So what's the deal here, you can also perform advanced operations in windows through DOS. am i right?

All the tools are there,you have them in windows.but Microsoft has played it wisely,all the advanced tools aren't visible at the naked eye,simply because it isn't needed for the mayority of users.

That's a good OS, it is a OS that adapts to evry user in the world.

Linux can't dictate how users need to do computing.
Edited by Eduardv - 8/13/11 at 9:19pm
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Easy management?

Are you sure you've been using Windows?

There's a reason not every Linux distro supports GUI tools for everything: 9/10 times, it's faster to use the terminal than it is to wade through menus.

Code:
# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
is easier than

Menu>Administrative Tools>Synaptic Package Manager>Update Package List>Mark All Upgrades>Apply All Updates.
False. Start>Type "Update">Windows Update>Install All Available Updates.

SImple.

Or just click the taskbar update icon....
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Easy management?

Are you sure you've been using Windows?



There's a reason not every Linux distro supports GUI tools for everything: 9/10 times, it's faster to use the terminal than it is to wade through menus.

Code:
# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
is easier than

Menu>Administrative Tools>Synaptic Package Manager>Update Package List>Mark All Upgrades>Apply All Updates.
Yes i use Windows,like a normal user.

And no it is not easier, you forgot to mention when you open the command line, and also the task of remembering it
.
If i want to update i go Windows orb>all programs> windows update

Easy

Edited by Eduardv - 8/13/11 at 9:17pm
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Yes i use Windows,like a normal user.

And no it is not easier, you forgot to mention when you open the command line, and also the task of remembering it
.
If i want to update i go Windows orb>all programs> windows update

Easy
And that updates every single program you have installed? Since when could windows do that?
     
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All the tools are there,you have them in windows.but Microsoft has played it wisely,all the advanced tools aren't visible at the naked eye,simply because it isn't needed for the mayority of users.
This is not really any different with Linux. You want to do something simple? Use the GUI (or CLI if you find it more efficient). You want to do something more advanced? Use the CLI.


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That's a good OS, it is a OS that adapts to evry user in the world.
That trophy definitely goes to Linux. Windows simply cannot (by design) adapt to every user in the world. I could throw out the usual statistic about supercomputers but that's not really needed. Windows has not adapted to my need to upload thousands of files via FTP, or ensure that directory and file permissions are correct. On Linux, permissions are simple to configure, even via FTP. It's a total mess on Windows servers.

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False. Start>Type "Update">Windows Update>Install All Available Updates.

SImple.

Or just click the taskbar update icon....
Don't forget those popups from the 20 other applications that you still need to update. It would be nice if Windows Update handled all applications (like Steam and of course Linux package managers) but it doesn't.
    
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post #106 of 142
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Yes i use Windows,like a normal user.
Everybody's using it, it must be the best!

Sounds errily like:

Everybody's smoking crack, it must be safe!

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And no it is not easier, you forgot to mention when you open the command line, and also the task of remembering it
And remembering menu placements doesn't apply to windows?

Open a terminal window? press [F12]. Yakuake ftw.

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If i want to update i go Windows orb>all programs> windows update

Easy
I had no idea windows update would also download updates versions of FF, Chrome, iTunes, flash, java, etc. for you.

Oh wait.
post #107 of 142
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I had no idea windows update would also download updates versions of FF, Chrome, iTunes, flash, java, etc. for you.

Oh wait.
Not to mention all the games which could be spread across steam, origin, games for windows live and stand alone installations. Then there's also codecs, media players, video editing software etc...
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but linux is free.
I'll ship you a polished turd for free, will that make you happy?
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I'll ship you a polished turd for free, will that make you happy?
You should educate yourself instead of trolling.
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I'll ship you a polished turd for free, will that make you happy?
Why would you mail somebody a windows CD?
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