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Probably OT but why do people hate Windows so much? confused.gif
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Probably OT but why do people hate Windows so much? confused.gif

Most people don't hate Windows, it's just that Linux fits their needs better.
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when all games support linux..ill ditch windows forever.
 
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Sorry if this has been said (no time to read 8 pages) But I am guessing a large part of the reason for this is Valve's Gaming console will be linux driven (or at least the kernal will be compatible).
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Originally Posted by joshd View Post

I think you need to understand that Linux is not Windows. Of course things are going to be different, with some changes being for the better and some being for the worse.

OS X isn't windows either, but it's a lot easier to use than a basic Linux distro.

*Not trying to fight with a linux lobbyist, but I hope you realize the point I'm trying to get across.
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Probably OT but why do people hate Windows so much? confused.gif

I don't hate windows at all, I think windows 7 is a great product.

However i find windows to be WAY to exspensive. I have the parts to build 3-4 working PC's with some so-so hardware, I would love to build them so friends could use them to play game's when they come over but with OEM windows being $100 a pop and locking to the mobo, or getting the non OEM for over $200 its not cost effective at all. I would love to have 2-3 linux PC's with steam game's loaded on them for when people come over, there are always more people than I have running PC's at my place lol.
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When this comes to fruition, my life will be (almost) complete. I can't wait! wheee.gif I love Linux Mint. I'd just have to setup a windoze VM for school stuff, and I'd be set.

@ The linux hate...

Linux is a very fragmented ecosystem. There's a crap ton of options. It's hard to make generalizations as there are many distros that do things differently. Personally, I can tell you I absolutely hate a few distros, but that has to do with their choice of user interface. In Windows you have just one choice, but in Linux you can install any number of desktop environments and find the one that fits you. On top of that, many of them are highly configurable. Once you find the DE and a set of programs (again, many options) it's absolutely amazing. There can be a few kinks, and maybe it's not for the majority of people, but Linux fills a need; otherwise it wouldn't exist. I'm absolutely ecstatic that Valve sees it worth developing for despite its small marketshare (perhaps they have plans involving Linux and steam for their purported console that's in the works).

Anyway, try multiple distros for an extended amount of time before you pass judgment. There is no single Linux out there, so your blanket statements are unfounded.
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I simply can't wait.
I am.
The only creative software I can think of right now that's lackluster on Linux is video editing software... though that may just be because it's 2 am.
Though I'm no expert coder, I've never really seen the appeal of VS over something like vim or emacs besides the unwillingness to learn how to use the latter two. Writing web pages and some junk scripts I've never felt the need to use anything besides my keyboard and then just save/run whatever it was (unless it was some crap troll script) and see how it turns out.
But then again, I've really never felt the need for a GUI to do all the stuff one typically does in the terminal on something like Gentoo. Dunno if something's wrong with me.
You realize that Linux itself has no GUI, right? You've got a lot of choices -- GNOME, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, Fluxbox, Enlightenment, awesomewm, etc.
How so? You don't like using the terminal?
Fine, the ubuntu distribution of GNU/Linux is worthless. Before it was ugly and now it's just a pain to use.

and yes, I am quite aware that linux is the kernel.

I use bash and I quite like it. I can get stuff done. It's a great setup, extremely productive if you know what you are doing.

Of course that is largely irrelevant when we are in a discussion about games on linux and linux as a desktop OS. I find windows 7 to be vastly superior.

Essentially I use linux when I have something to compile. For example comiling libFLAC and FFmpeg for my playbook so I could experiment with getting some alternative formats working. easily done in the terminal. Problem is that I install ubuntu because I want a GUI. I end up with an environment that is just painful to work in.
    
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Personally, I like the Unity interface of Ubuntu. Just upgraded to 12.04. It's similar to how I've customized my Windows desktop to feel, which is pure coincidence because I customized Windows before trying Ubuntu. I would prefer things like stacks in the OSX dock and RocketDock (what I use in W7), but with the exception of a few select programs (AutoCAD, Rosetta Stone, Hulu Desktop), I have no need for Windows outside of gaming.

Off topic: I would like to see an actual screensaver make it back into Ubuntu. Can't get xscreensaver to work in 12.04 (no problem in 11.10) and I really like the really slick screensavers.
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OS X isn't windows either, but it's a lot easier to use than a basic Linux distro.
*Not trying to fight with a linux lobbyist, but I hope you realize the point I'm trying to get across.
Yeah, I'm not a fan of Apple or OS X that much. Still a much better experience than linux.
    
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