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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    Apple rules the world!

    -Runs and hides!-

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    I don't like the way with Linux I have to download binaries to compile first.
    better just installing the binaries.

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    [quote="mrforgetful"][quote="CyberNerd"]
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    I like the way with Windows I can download a program and install it.
    I don't like the way with Linux I have to download binaries to compile first.
    Hmmm you obviously have not seen Synaptic then have you? Windows doesnt have Synaptic! It allows you to search and select from 1000s of precompiled online binary packages and it will install and configure it all for you! All you have to do is select the tick box and click install pretty much and you dont have to insert any discs or download anything first! After all thats what you Windows users are used to isnt it? So you should be able to handle that! ROTFL LOL!

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    No you see I like to install my programs where I want them installed, not where someone else decides I should.

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    No you see I like to install my programs where I want them installed, not where someone else decides I should.
    Shouldnt really matter as long as the stuff works. If you want programs and the OS seperate all you need to do is partition the disc accordingly instead of whacking everything on one partition!

    Now, now dont get annoyed over it just because theres not many 'NEXT' buttons for you to click on Linux! Thats why it differs so much from Windows! LOL!

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    I like the way with Windows I can download a program and install it.
    I don't like the way with Linux I have to download binaries to compile first.
    You mean download source and compile it? You don't have to do that you know. It's optional. apt-get install <software_name> is the norm these days. Or Synaptic point-and-click for those who can't cope/don't like a terminal.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    but how can you all say Linux is so much better if what you want to do is not supported on it?
    There's lots you can't do on Windows either, how can people say it's so much better?

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    What can Linux actually do that windows can't? Should be the question.

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    I don't say Windows is better, I say I prefer it for what I do and try defend it best I can lol

    And yes, I love my next buttons if it were up to me there'd be a next button on every set of instructions on anything they rule!

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Disease
    What can Linux actually do that windows can't? Should be the question.
    It can run a lot more reliably, run without a GUI thus be more effecient on resources, supports and uses open standards unlike MS. And it's open source!

    What brilliant things can Windows do that linux can't?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    if it were up to me there'd be a next button on every set of instructions on anything
    Not everything has to be a wizard, MS went a bit OTT with them in Windows XP.

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    You can run Windows without Explorer, can't remember if you can cut out the GUI altogether though.

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    As the question posed is one which is HUGEEEEEEELY down to personal preference, I will say Vista. I have a very powerful PC at home, but all...and yes I mean ALL, I use it for is games. I have no interest at all in using it for anything serious because I do that all day long. At home, its all about the games.

    Simply put, my windows runs the games that I want to play when linux either doesnt run the ones I want to play at all or doesnt run them as well. So thats why its windows for me.

    Really these arguments (much like the commodore v sinclair, amiga v atari ST , and my dad is bigger than your dad arguments) are pointless. Almost if you will an ego thing about who is "better" or who is the better IT person because they are using one or the other and who is more cool because they are "rebelling" against the norm. Something that I am sure all of us nerds grew out of 20 years ago











    Anyway..my dad IS bigger than yours

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    What can Linux actually do that windows can't? Should be the question.
    Windows can do a lot of stuff - but in general to get it to do what you want requires the use of extra (commercial) software or requires extra licensing. I can't read an xls file on a default XP install, I can't turn my Vista machine into a Domain controller, a DNS server or print server for more than 5 machines etc without paying for the extra licenses. With Ubuntu I can do all of these things and it doesn't cost a penny.


    @ jake - if ALL you do is play games, you'll find a console is a lot cheaper than a gaming rig

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    Yes but my favourite genre is mmorpgs, so consoles are no use because there isnt a single even semi decent mmorpg on any console

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake
    Really these arguments (much like the commodore v sinclair, amiga v atari ST , and my dad is bigger than your dad arguments) are pointless. Almost if you will an ego thing about who is "better" or who is the better IT person because they are using one or the other and who is more cool because they are "rebelling" against the norm. Something that I am sure all of us nerds grew out of 20 years ago


    Well Jake.

    We all know that Amiga was the best. And before that Spectrum was the best. And before that Oric was the best. And Nintendo were better than Sega until the Dreamcast came out, which was always better than the PSX/PS2 but was beaten with the X360.

    It's all obvious really.

    And MY dad is....dead actually so I'll pass on that argument

    As for growing up and out of these arguments....NEVER!! It's all a bit of fun y'know








    Anyway..my dad IS bigger than yours

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    Re: Windows Vista or Ubuntu Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    can't remember if you can cut out the GUI altogether though.
    No, it's not possible. MS don't want you to - so you can't

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