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One major area where windows falls short is control. An installer in windows locked up on me and end task did absolutely nothing. I told windows to kill the process...still nothing. I like to own my system rather than just go along for the ride.

As a programmer the terminal/unix are musts. While there are ways to get a windows terminal to act unix-ish the system and its software are not made to take advantage of this and do not.

There's also the facts that all software is free and (mostly) can be installed with a single terminal command without ever having to jump online and start searching.

If you can show me how windows can do any of that I have some more I could post
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IMHO M$'s strength lies in it's development environments. Using .NET you can crank out sophisticated and efficient code at incredible speeds. Visual Studio 2005 is an amazing development environment. Coupled with the new team services, it's a no brainer to work on complicated projects.

No, I don't work for M$. I do have my MCSD.NET certification though.
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post #33 of 52
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Don't use an illegal copy of Windows If your copy is legit it will activate via the internet no problem
Not remotely true. My copy is legal, and every time I activate it, I have to do it by phone. Same with Office. They are standard retail versions (okay, office is academic) and I still have to call and say, "No, this software is only operating on one machine...I just upgraded my hdd, mobo, processor etc.
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post #34 of 52
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You totally missed the point. You can't always restart computers after an upgrade. Dedicated servers cannot have downtime. That's the point.

I have nothing against Linux, and I want to learn it eventually. For now, I'm using Windows.
upgrades to dedicated machines are rare really and when they are done downtime is scheduled often. if it is critical that there is no downtime, logic suggests you have a failover duplicate, meaning the downtime isn't strictly downtime anyway.

and i estimate >80% of the dedicated servers in the data centre i work in are windows based. and theres a few thousand servers.
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No, it's not. It's USING it... Being effective and at work. RAM in XP just sits there till you start loading the PC. In Vista it utilizes ram to make your computer faster before load and during load and after load.
Its using it for background crap that makes my PC slower. Hell, everything on Vista is slower than it was in Server 2003 for me. The only reason I haven't downgraded yet is because I don't have the time. Vista = fail Mac OS X = win
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post #36 of 52
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Its using it for background crap that makes my PC slower. Hell, everything on Vista is slower than it was in Server 2003 for me. The only reason I haven't downgraded yet is because I don't have the time. Vista = fail Mac OS X = win
Well sorry that your computer cannot handle Vista Doesn't mean it sucks by any means. Mine can handle it, does and very well. Vista is one of the best OS's I've seen in a long long time.
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post #37 of 52
The best feature in Windows is uninstalling. I format all my Windows OS partitions and reinstall them, because of viruses, no-reason-slowdowns, etc. A Windows installation never lasts longer than a month.

Anybody here know how to make a scheduled reinstall? I would like to make XP reinstall automatically, every day at 7AM.

Freeware OSs FTW.
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The best feature in Windows is uninstalling. I format all my Windows OS partitions and reinstall them, because of viruses, no-reason-slowdowns, etc. A Windows installation never lasts longer than a month.

Anybody here know how to make a scheduled reinstall? I would like to make XP reinstall automatically, every day at 7AM.

Freeware OSs FTW.
That's really sad you can't keep out virus's or you clog up your computer in a month over and over again.
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post #39 of 52
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Well sorry that your computer cannot handle Vista Doesn't mean it sucks by any means. Mine can handle it, does and very well. Vista is one of the best OS's I've seen in a long long time.
Mine can handle it just fine. Its just so damn bloated with useless crap that it use ~40% of my ram at idle.
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post #40 of 52
why have 4gb of ram if your os only uses 110mb?

Vista does not use all that memory, it saves it for programs that need it and cache to make things run even faster, it's quite ingenious.
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