General Chat Thread, I hate computers >:( in General; i think it boils down to software most of the time, depends on the users needs. windows is an unecessary ...
8th June 2013, 11:19 AM #16
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,
10th June 2013, 09:12 AM #17
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.
10th June 2013, 09:26 AM #18
you know in all the years of using Linux, I have never had that happen.
Originally Posted by Miscbrah
I have had loads of Windows programs that don't play nicely together and ended up being removed.
10th June 2013, 09:27 AM #19
- Rep Power
Fixed that for you.
Originally Posted by Miscbrah
2 Thanks to fromtheinternet:
CyberNerd (10th June 2013), salan (10th June 2013)
10th June 2013, 09:33 AM #20
The one thing that would make windows useful would be a package manager!
Thanks to CyberNerd from:
jinnantonnixx (10th June 2013)
10th June 2013, 09:37 AM #21
That's the Win8 App Store is it not?
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
10th June 2013, 09:46 AM #22
apt-get install <tarball.tgz> *scratches head*
tar -xvf tarball.tgz
sudo make install
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.
10th June 2013, 09:49 AM #23
Thats a joke isn't it?
Originally Posted by BKGarry
10th June 2013, 09:59 AM #24
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 ;-)
10th June 2013, 10:01 AM #25
- Rep Power
I've been using Win8 since shortly after it went RTM. I don't think I've ever actually seen the app store...
10th June 2013, 10:15 AM #26
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.
10th June 2013, 10:29 AM #27
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...
10th June 2013, 10:32 AM #28
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
Originally Posted by tech_guy
10th June 2013, 10:35 AM #29
There's an app store in Win 8?
10th June 2013, 10:59 AM #30
What's Win 8? What's an app? What's a store? Who am I?
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