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No it doesn't, I heard from from a lot of people and have read articles stating that it wont free up RAM when you open up another application. Anyways thats besides the point, even if you didn't use that integrated RAM utilizer Vista still eats up a lot of RAM and uses up a lot of cpu cycles that it doesn't need due to that useless UAC crap and w/e it does in the background.
Ummm dude, you heard wrong. And that "useless UAC crap" you so speak of...can be EASILY turned off by a simple click of the mouse and a restart. And what about CPU cycles? When I'm idle (not folding), I'm using UP TO 1% of my CPU. So....try again.
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And Linux will only be a great OS when it supports more software/hardware/peripherals than Windows does...
Linux supports far more hardware than Windows
    
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No it doesn't, I heard from from a lot of people and have read articles stating that it wont free up RAM when you open up another application. Anyways thats besides the point, even if you didn't use that integrated RAM utilizer Vista still eats up a lot of RAM and uses up a lot of cpu cycles that it doesn't need due to that useless UAC crap and w/e it does in the background.
UAC can be turned off and I can guarantee that with 2GB of ram you will never be lagging with Vista. I wish it would use all of my 4GB so that my programs load faster; that's why I bought it.

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You wouldn't know; you've never used it consistently for more than 2 weeks.
That's saying something. The fact that most people don't use it means it really isn't as good as people suggest. For the average user, Windows is just easier to use. I have tried SUSE, Fedora and Ubuntu and every time went back to Windows with my tail between my legs.

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Linux supports far more hardware than Windows
And far less of the software we use.
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2GB of memory here and no lagging during opening applications like Photoshop or during gaming.

Oh, how the uninformed become the ignorant.
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Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9 hahahahahaha im a loser.
    
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That's saying something. The fact that most people don't use it means it really isn't as good as people suggest. For the average user, Windows is just easier to use. I have tried SUSE, Fedora and Ubuntu and every time went back to Windows with my tail between my legs.
No, that's not what it "means." There are millions of factors that could cause one to go back to windows:

1. No patience
2. Expecting Linux to be windows
3. Games
4. Specific hardware incompatibilities

And on and on...

paul's specific reason is because he's a windows fanboy. Ask him if there's a single flaw in vista. He'll shank you.
post #47 of 91
But the main reason why linux won't be come mainstream is because of the lack of support from major company like MS. Along with the fact that there are too many distros that have too many or too little differences in them. Almost every thing coded in linux is done by the users. Main stream consumers are no going to even take the time to figure out how to open command prompt much less find out how to code drivers.

Plus there is the lack of support in terms of a company. Most support comes from again the user via message board, icq,irc and the internet in general. There isn't a person that people can call up and say hey i'm having a problem and they walk through the steps while holding their hand. The case with windows and osx you can call the manufacture/OS maker and get you problem fixed most of the time(if your doing something wrong). With linux, you have to hope someone makes a fix for your problem if you even know what the problem is.

So for enthusiast, linux is great but will never become mainstream unless there is only one distro that everyone will use and can call a 1800 number and get it fixed or get help with no problem.
    
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what i don't like about linux is that i cant seem to keep it from corrupting system files for more than about a month. I used ubuntu for the last month, then the other day, my battery ran out and it shut off so i plugged it in and started it up and it said files were missing. i had just spent the last month getting it the way i wanted it (compiz, wine iesforlinux, and as many of my windows programs that i could get to work with wine...) and now i have to re-install... I have had that problem with every version og\\f linux i have tried since fedora core 3. also this is probably just me not knowing what i'm doing, but i was trying to install drivers for my 9600GT on my backup rig, and it said i had to re-compile the kernel... no one should have to compile the kernel of an os just to install a driver, but i did and my whole system went screwy after that.
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I can't wait for 7 to roll out. Now we'll finally get all of those "revolutionary" features that Microsoft wasn't able to get ready by the time Vista was set to launch.
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Linux supports far more old hardware than Windows
Fixed.

Windows, on the other hand, supports far more new hardware. Which do I care more about?
    
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