Linux or Windows?

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Sep 6, 2008

Linux or Windows? by Arm the Homeless at 5:56 PM (4,036 Views / 0 Likes) 41 replies

  1. Arm the Homeless
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    Personally, I prefer Linux. A unimaginably small list of malware and the easiness to theme GNOME and other window managers.
    And you have choices. And one of the biggest pluses for me is repositories. All the software I'd need and more.

    I don't know what people are saying when they say Linux isn't user-friendly or ready for the desktop.
    I think Ubuntu should be a mainstream OS.

    (Plus we have the always-funny Linus Torvalds, who calls Digg-users wanking walruses, the OpenBSD crowd masturbating monkeys and who said "If you don't agree with me then you are both ugly and stupid.")
     


  2. Strider

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    You're asking for a flamewar [​IMG]

    Anyway, back on topic, I believe in freedom. That should say enough. Too bad I'm a gamer too, and the linux support of games is the single reason to still use Windows in a private environment.
     
  3. juggernaut911

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    FLAMEZ!

    XP, games
    Linux (ubuntu), eyecandy
     
  4. Urza

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    The time I do spend using Linux though, its not Ubuntu (lol).
     
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    Windows Vista Ultimate ftw

    Yey.
     
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    I had a Tri-Boot but there really was no point to having Windows XP so I removed it
     
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    I use Windows XP and Ubuntu, I prefer XP though.
     
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    I've been planning to set up a Dual boot Ubuntu/XP, but don't know if I should wait for the next version of Ubuntu, or not.
    And I'm lazy.

    For gaming, Linux is horrible.
     
  9. Prime

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    I'm going to get flammed for that, correct?
     
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    I prefer Linux Myself. I use Debian and recently switched to using Fluxbox rather than a full-blown DE, and so far I like it much better.
     
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    You should just install the current version. It's LTS, so you won't need to update for another three years. Also, you can always update to 8.10 later.
     
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    Most people in here will have only ever used windows, and have no reason to be in this debate.

    Also, a lot of "linux" users will have only used ubuntu, and therefore can't really have a non-biased opinion.

    So, this debate is doomed. Doomed!
     
  13. nekkutta

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    on our primary desktop running dual boot XPSP2 (mainly for my dad) and Slackware 12 (mainly for me) [​IMG]

    and my ~800GB file-server runs nothing but:
    [​IMG]


    I prefer Linux [​IMG]

    nekkutta
     
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    well then which linux would you use?
     
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    Linux for everything that is not related to gaming (not counting bunches of nice free games that are freeware either for linux or multiplatform).
    Windows for Gaming, but who'd bother with gaming on PC when there are those nifty consoles around.
     
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    I use Linux Mint.
     
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    if you've never used linux before or want to teach people/kids to use it or how it works, dslinux (for nds, not damn small linux) would be a good distro to try first. read the wiki on dslinux.org to learn how to use commands, compile, blah. sure you can do that with any distro but the ds gimmick might get people who aren't really interested in how computers or operating systems work (ie, kids/windows users) interested in learning and it also forces you to use a command line interface.
     
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    Linux is a better operational system overall.. it's more stable, has a better resource management and it's free and open to you to do whatever you want with it!

    Linux can run games as good or better than Windows if they're made natively for it.. unfortunately, the huge majority of PC users use Windows, so no company cares about doing Linux versions of their games.. hence, Linux has almost no games :/
     
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    I'm curious about what you mean where you say there are choices. Windows users have plenty of choices for most every piece of software as well. In fact more choices in most cases.

    Linux is kinda just a toy for me when I've used it. I play around with it but never get anything really done with it. It hasn't really been stable enough for me no matter what version I've tried on various systems (desktop and laptop). This includes Ubuntu. I either have problems with freezing, kernel panics, etc or it runs very slowly. I know the computers I have tried it on aren't top of the line but XP does pretty well on them so I except at least the same performance. Linux is supposed to be less bloated, more stable, etc. but from my experiences it is the opposite. But if it works for others and they like it then great for them.
     
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    I like windows. No reasons why I'd want to change to linux.
     

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