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    i think it boils down to software most of the time, depends on the users needs. windows is an unecessary evil to run a lot of software but with the advert of "always-on", cloud and browser based software its really starting to change,

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    Give her Windows and let her stick with it.

    [Windows] I want to install this photo program - go to this site, download this, click 'install', use.

    [Linux] I want to use this photo program - there's no Linux one. There's one a bit like it though. Go to this site, download the tarball, open a terminal, type apt-get install %program%, then it won't work so remember sudo apt-get install %program%, compile this bit using your favourite compiler, create a few symbolic links, update a few other things, install moonlight, edit some .conf file, then it won't work for no good reason, then Google for ages finding no answers, then give up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miscbrah View Post
    Give her Windows and let her stick with it.

    [Windows] I want to install this photo program - go to this site, download this, click 'install', use.

    [Linux] I want to use this photo program - there's no Linux one. There's one a bit like it though. Go to this site, download the tarball, open a terminal, type apt-get install %program%, then it won't work so remember sudo apt-get install %program%, compile this bit using your favourite compiler, create a few symbolic links, update a few other things, install moonlight, edit some .conf file, then it won't work for no good reason, then Google for ages finding no answers, then give up.
    you know in all the years of using Linux, I have never had that happen.
    I have had loads of Windows programs that don't play nicely together and ended up being removed.
    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miscbrah View Post
    Give her Windows and let her stick with it.

    [Windows] I want to install this photo program - go to this site, download this, click 'install', use.

    [Linux] I want to use this photo program - so I open up the software manager, find one I want and install it.
    Fixed that for you.

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    The one thing that would make windows useful would be a package manager!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    The one thing that would make windows useful would be a package manager!
    That's the Win8 App Store is it not?


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    apt-get install <tarball.tgz> *scratches head*

    tar -xvf tarball.tgz
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install

    (Much Simpler!)

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    Disclaimer I love linux and use it on all machines, but unfortunately dia does not come close to visio, libreoffice is fine for me but i can understand why some people need ms office, the list of software is endless but the linux situation is getting better all the time and has really grown in the last few years and for me as a tech its more usable than windows, dear god I hope I never see "Add New Hardware Wizard" as long as I live. But I don't think that alters for a lot of people the software they need is only available on windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKGarry View Post
    That's the Win8 App Store is it not?

    Thats a joke isn't it?

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    @CyberNerd

    Are you referring to the whole of Windows 8 as being a finished product through a comprehensive end user opinions on a whole before it was release, then yes :-)

    Sorry, I am still not Convinced by Win8 as a whole, but some bits are very good.

    And yes the Win8 AppStore is the biggest joke of them all ;-)

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    I've been using Win8 since shortly after it went RTM. I don't think I've ever actually seen the app store...

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    This is what I'd use Download Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation you get 90 days and it'll work after that if you just ignore the messages

    with it's built in AV that 1 less thing to do as well.

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    I just largely hate computers now. Okay, just anything with any flavour of Windows on it. PITA having to constantly update this that and the other. Does anyone else feel the same? We're just bug-fixers for Micro$oft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    I just largely hate computers now. Okay, just anything with any flavour of Windows on it. PITA having to constantly update this that and the other. Does anyone else feel the same? We're just bug-fixers for Micro$oft...
    as far as i can tell linux /osx is not really any better every time i use either i get the please install loads of updates messages for a few reboots. Bring back riscos it just worked

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    There's an app store in Win 8?

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    What's Win 8? What's an app? What's a store? Who am I?

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