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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 01:16 PM Reply

I like OSX and Windows, never tried Linux, but as I play a lot of games and Windows has the best program compatibility I roll with that.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 01:45 PM Reply

I've used both Windows and Macs. Never used Linux before. In most cases I prefer using Windows, although Mac OS isn't bad.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 01:47 PM Reply

I run Windows 7 on my gaming rig and Mac OSX/ WinXP on my Mac
I gotta say that at the moment, I prefer Win7, mostly because it's what I'm most suited to.
I know where everything is.
OSX is definitely not bad, it's fast and all that, but I really do prefer windows.
I have yet to try Linux, but I am thinking of putting it on my old laptop, since it cant run the WDDM drivers or whatever on Win 7.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 01:52 PM Reply

Ubuntu is better than Windows, and with Windows 8 doing shittier than ever. It's best to switch to some other OS.
I do have a virtual box for whenever I need to use windows, so it's not like I'm completely cut off from windows really.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 01:54 PM Reply

I use windows... but i hate it.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 02:05 PM Reply

I agree with some people on here. For some unclear reason, Mac is so damn popular in university/college/high-school.


What comes around goes around...

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 02:16 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 10:56 AM, Computer112 wrote: I'm not surprise a weeaboo like you saying this.

Tell me 3 things that Windows is better in business than Linux (or OS X); I'll beat you white Jap ass down in less than 3.

Being a weeaboo is unrelated.
you are dumb


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 02:21 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 02:16 PM, SqueezyLemon wrote:
At 9/16/12 10:56 AM, Computer112 wrote: I'm not surprise a weeaboo like you saying this.

Tell me 3 things that Windows is better in business than Linux (or OS X); I'll beat you white Jap ass down in less than 3.
Being a weeaboo is unrelated.
you are dumb

Best argument ever. Weeaboo protects weeaboo. 2 Jap asshats don't make one lesser asshat.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 02:42 PM Reply

It's a matter of preference.

I don't think that Macs are inherently worse but they're expensive and certainly a bad deal from the consumer's perspective, especially since I can build my own PC.

I prefer Windows because it's the operating system I first used, back when I was a child. I think it was Windows 2000?
Windows 2000 and XP are my favorites, but now of course I use Windows 7 (with a classic theme).

I like Linux but not for day to day use. I only use it for some of my programming and certain open source programs.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 02:43 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 02:37 PM, hiddeninthecrowd wrote: for real guys why is it that almost everyone in this thread using linux is using ubuntu

it's like the mac of linux distros

they want to be different and dont really know what they're doing.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 02:55 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 02:37 PM, hiddeninthecrowd wrote: for real guys why is it that almost everyone in this thread using linux is using ubuntu

it's like the mac of linux distros

Because it's a good balance of ergonomics, aesthetics while being open-source. There's a lot of support for it already because it's relatively widely-used.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 02:59 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 02:21 PM, Computer112 wrote:
At 9/16/12 02:16 PM, SqueezyLemon wrote:
At 9/16/12 10:56 AM, Computer112 wrote: I'm not surprise a weeaboo like you saying this.

Tell me 3 things that Windows is better in business than Linux (or OS X); I'll beat you white Jap ass down in less than 3.
Being a weeaboo is unrelated.
you are dumb
Best argument ever. Weeaboo protects weeaboo. 2 Jap asshats don't make one lesser asshat.

I hate weeaboos.
I just don't see how it's related to anything.
I am white as fuck.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 03:00 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 02:37 PM, hiddeninthecrowd wrote: for real guys why is it that almost everyone in this thread using linux is using ubuntu

it's like the mac of linux distros

It is a bit mainstream innit :3


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 05:21 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 02:37 PM, hiddeninthecrowd wrote: for real guys why is it that almost everyone in this thread using linux is using ubuntu

it's like the mac of linux distros

I use Slackware.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 06:37 PM Reply

Linux: Debian > BackTrack > Fedora > Mint > Gentoo > Ubuntu > Red Hat > Arch > OpenSUSE > Slackware > BackBox > Slax

Windows: Windows Server 2008 > Server 2003 > Win7 > Win XP > Win 2000 > Win Vista

Other UNIX-like: FreeBSD > Solaris > OpenBSD > OSX > NetBSD > BeOS


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 06:56 PM Reply

Why do some people still use XP?

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 07:00 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 06:56 PM, BumFodder wrote: Why do some people still use XP?

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 07:04 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 02:37 PM, hiddeninthecrowd wrote: for real guys why is it that almost everyone in this thread using linux is using ubuntu

it's like the mac of linux distros

Because Ubuntu is the most supported and most recognized flavor of Linux. Most people develop specifically for Ubuntu Linux and only Ubuntu. If you are a person looking to convert to Linux, and compatibility is your key concern, Ubuntu is the closest you will get for an answer.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 07:11 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 07:06 PM, Rhinocerider wrote: I sometimes used to dual-boot XP for games, and didn't need it for anything other than that. I don't have much storage space, so it was better than using Vista or 7.

Other than that, I'm using Xubuntu, because I like my training wheels Linux OS.

Yeah but I meant for like an average person using a single windows OS.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 07:13 PM Reply

I have a Mac, since it's more user friendly and doesn't have as many viruses for it.

Sure, I can't play games, but I don't really give a fuck about vidya anymore really. I have better things to do.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 07:27 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 07:25 PM, hiddeninthecrowd wrote:
At 9/16/12 06:37 PM, Wurfel-Waffles wrote: Ubuntu > Arch
oh

comparing linux distros like that is bound to attract a bunch of angry sperglords

At 9/16/12 07:04 PM, Fluttershy wrote:
in summary, people at least need to make more .deb files >:(

i honestly think that ubuntu is a pretty good transition into linux, and if you want to just browse facebook or whatever the fuck then you shouldn't even think about paying for an operating system and just use ubuntu (or mint if it ever gets its shit back together again)

Linux Mint should be renamed to Linux Shit. Also, Ubuntu is based on Debian, so .deb files should work given you have the dependencies for said .deb file.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 07:28 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 03:29 AM, yurgenburgen wrote: I like Ubuntu as well and have it installed on one laptop, and I still use WinXP on one computer. Vista was fucking horrible and I have no interest in following the Windows 7 or 8 thing. The next computer I get (whenever that is) will be running Linux.

Vista is only horrible if you're a dumbass who doesn't know how to use it. Windows 7 is fucking amazing though, so even people like you can use it.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 07:29 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 07:11 PM, BumFodder wrote: Yeah but I meant for like an average person using a single windows OS.

It's lighter weight. Windows 7 ran at the speed of snail on my old IBM so I just installed XP.

Actually, I installed XP, realized I lost the key, and then installed Windows 2000. You get the point though.

If their computer isn't older it's because they're nerds that are still butthurt about Window's Vista sucking.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 07:37 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 01:52 PM, Boomstick wrote: Ubuntu is better than Windows,

You're high, right?

and with Windows 8 doing shittier than ever

Windows 8 beats the fuck out of 7. Anyone who whines about the metro UI is too retarded to even use a computer : just download an UI mod.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 07:40 PM Reply

My friend bought a copy of Windows 8 and gave it back the next day because everything was different.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 16th, 2012 @ 10:56 PM Reply

At 9/16/12 07:25 PM, hiddeninthecrowd wrote:
At 9/16/12 06:37 PM, Wurfel-Waffles wrote: Ubuntu > Arch
oh

comparing linux distros like that is bound to attract a bunch of angry sperglords

:3 I can see that already.

in summary, people at least need to make more .deb files >:(

i honestly think that ubuntu is a pretty good transition into linux, and if you want to just browse facebook or whatever the fuck then you shouldn't even think about paying for an operating system and just use ubuntu (or mint if it ever gets its shit back together again)

deb repositories are sinking and out of date. Anyone who upgrade to the latest Ubuntu can suck balls on waiting list of seeing their older package manager can't seek for what they want.

To me Ubuntu is like Vista of Linux world. Mint is actually quite better. I'm not a conformist that follow every step Linus Tovarlds bark on (OpenSUSE vs Mint vs Ubuntu GNOME).

Choose whatever you like, as long as you comfortable.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 17th, 2012 @ 01:29 AM Reply

At 9/16/12 07:28 PM, KillerSkull wrote: Vista is only horrible if you're a dumbass who doesn't know how to use it.

Yeah, no. I know "how to use it", that doesn't make it a good operating system. It's fucking shit.

Windows 7 is fucking amazing though, so even people like you can use it.

Haha I must have pissed you off in another thread or something.

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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 09:56 PM Reply

At 9/17/12 01:29 AM, yurgenburgen wrote:
At 9/16/12 07:28 PM, KillerSkull wrote: Vista is only horrible if you're a dumbass who doesn't know how to use it.
Yeah, no. I know "how to use it", that doesn't make it a good operating system. It's fucking shit.

Windows 7 is fucking amazing though, so even people like you can use it.
Haha I must have pissed you off in another thread or something.

A long time ago yeah. But I'm just stating the facts. It runs well if you know how to use it.


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 24th, 2012 @ 10:23 PM Reply

it all comes down to a matter of preference/need

if you really know what you are doing and dont mind slightly complex commandline go ubuntu
if you are a programmer pick the linux distro best suited for your preferred language
if you like god teir unbreakable master-level security go linux
if you need to run a low-traffic server go fedora or redhat
if your computer is ancient or has very little RAM go puppy linux or DSL (Damn Small Linux)

if you're on the compy for music/drawing/video/some other artsy-fartsy reason pirate yourself some hackintosh or get the
newest snow leopard distro

if you need to run a high traffic server go windows server 2008 r2

if you're on the computer for gaming go windows
if you're on the computer for general anything reasons go windows
if you're on the computer because you like smooth preconfigured compatability with anything and everything go windows
if you're one of those people who occasionally need tech support go windows
if you're on the computer for browsing the 'net/playing flash games/facebookan/etc go windows
if you dont have a firm grasp on the finer points of using a computer (command line, what a program is, what a compressed file is, how a file installs etc, etc, etc) go windows
if you like somewhat secure, low hassle security go windows

if you want to cut the crap and have an operating system that operates your system and doesnt take the liberty of being you firewall/routerconfig/coffee maker/GPS/Media player/network monitor/Web browser/etc. go DOS


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Response to Windows, Mac, or Linux? Sep. 25th, 2012 @ 09:46 PM Reply

Why not all three? With the right hardware and know-how you can run all three operating systems on a laptop or desktop and get all the benefits of all three operating systems. I did that for a little while and it was very interesting and useful.