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Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE), i believe right?
True
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For the record, I use Linux and Unix on a daily basis because of work, and I still prefer Windows due to its ease of use and larger compatibility.
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For the record, I use Linux and Unix on a daily basis because of work, and I still prefer Windows due to its ease of use and larger compatibility.
    
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For the record, I use Linux and Unix on a daily basis because of work, and I still prefer Windows due to its ease of use and larger compatibility.
That is nothing but a good thing. The only experience I have had with linux has been on my PC.

I am surprised you haven't had lots of flamers in here saying how crap Windows is, and how M$ are greedy pigs and that Gates should die.

Anyone that expressed the above is an idiot...
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I am surprised you haven't had lots of flamers in here saying how crap Windows is, and how M$ are greedy pigs and that Gates should die.
Well, to say that would be true. But Windows is still a better product for my uses.
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I am surprised you haven't had lots of flamers in here saying how crap Windows is, and how M$ are greedy pigs and that Gates should die.

Anyone that expressed the above is an idiot...
It's just as much idiocy as assuming Linux users can't be civil and are all fan boys. I think you'll find most people who use Linux, also use Windows, however there's some situations where Linux is advantageous over Windows due to cost, security, needs or specs for a system and of course others where Windows is a benefit over linux.

Blessed are the flexible for they shall never be bent out of shape.
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If I was running a dedicated server I'd pick Linux, but for home use I use Windows mainly simply because of the program and hardware support, and gaming.
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Windows...FTW

Linux...FTW

OS X...
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post #19 of 52
Windows does actually surprise you the more you muck around with it. You discover things through forums, playing around, and, at least for me, when you try to fix something you messed up :-P.
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how do you compile on windows and reach the same level of customization that Linux offers? How do you upgrade windows without restarting the pc?
If by compile, do you mean a program from source? If so, the best way would be to download a free compiler (such as DevC++ for C++/C) and use that.

As for upgrades, Windows has gotten much better about not having to reboot after applying updates, however you must restart for a complete upgrade, for obvious reasons. If you think about it, you would have to reboot for anything that is really changing major system parts. For example, if you reinstall the part of the OS that handles audio, you would have to reboot the audio service. All a full system reboot is, is restarting EVERY service.
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