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Linux is easy... NOT!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Private~Parts, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. Private~Parts

    Private~Parts metamorphose-tetraform

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    Here's something I found a while back, enjoy :~]

     
  2. TheShiningWizard

    TheShiningWizard Because it's more fantastical.

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  3. anaemic

    anaemic she touch your penis?

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    i got linux the day before yesterday, god this is right, SO RIGHT
     
  4. Freon

    Freon Braaaaiinss...

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    I'm pretty sure P stands for oogle ;)
     
  5. Crowze

    Crowze Bird Brain

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    Haha, funny stuff, but not quite as good as:

     
  6. spm1138

    spm1138 Irony Is

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    :lol:

    Hadn't heard that (true) joke about Linux.

    Here's a classic:

     
  7. Crowze

    Crowze Bird Brain

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    Boris Yeltsin, Bill Clinton, and Bill Gates were invited to have
    dinner with God. During dinner, God told them, "I invited you to
    dinner, because I needed three important people to send my message
    out to all people - Tomorrow I will destroy the Earth!"

    Yeltsin immediately called together his cabinet and told them, "I
    have two really bad announcements to make. First, God really does
    exist, and second, tomorrow He will destroy the Earth."

    Clinton called an emergency session of Congress and told them, " I
    have good news and bad news. The good news is that God does exist,
    and the bad news is that he will destroy the Earth tomorrow."

    Bill Gates went back to Microsoft headquarters and told his people,
    "I have two fantastic announcements! First, I am one of the three
    most important people on Earth, and second, the Year 2000 problem
    has been solved!"
     
  8. Private~Parts

    Private~Parts metamorphose-tetraform

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    :lol: n1 Crowse :lol:
     
  9. Derelan

    Derelan Tracer Bullet

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    i dont see what the big deal about linux is. it shouldnt take a day to figure out how to install downloaded programs.
     
  10. cleve-ntt

    cleve-ntt random in the head.

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    Oh yes, I have about a 5% success rate with installing the ones you have to ./configure make and make install and RPMs, well, after spending hours on RPMfind lookingfor dependencies, you finally get it.

    Its bloody stupid, I mean, they aint going to be able to compete with windows till they face up to the fact that newbies cant use consoles!!!!

    In windows, you can just double click a single file and it will install, and hardly anything is dependant on anything else.

    Oh yeah, generally, windows programs are one hell of a lot better (yet a lot more expensive).

    There is quite a lot of other stuff hindering linux's progress as well.

    I prefer linux to windows, but prefer windows.
     
  11. TheShiningWizard

    TheShiningWizard Because it's more fantastical.

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    Using Linux =
    8======================D

    What always cracks me up is how so many Linux users say that they can't get Windows to be stable. As far as I'm concerned, that's largely their fault. I haven't seen a BSOD all year, and the only times I've ever had trouble with any Windows system since 3.1 was when Lady (who was a Unix system admin at Boeing) would do something stupid and fuck the whole system up. Of course, it was never her fault when she configured 50 programs to start on boot, or didn't uninstall old drivers when she put in new hardware, or deleted programs instead of uninstalling them and letting the registry clog up, and other silly things like that. :rolleyes:

    I find it ironic that Linux fanboys possess "superior intellect" because they use Linux, and yet they can't figure out how to make Windows run stably. You'd think that if Windows is designed for incredibly stupid people, those insanely intelligent Linux fanboys could figure out how to use it. :p

    I'm sure Unixman or other more tech-savvy types could make a huge list of the technical superiorities Linux has on Windows (and I'm sure there are many) but I still say that Windows in itself (2000 and XP in particular) is easy to keep running as long as you know how to do some basic maintenance every couple weeks (or just get Norton Systemworks to do it for you every night ;) ).
     
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  12. Private~Parts

    Private~Parts metamorphose-tetraform

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    :confused:

    I don't use windows except for games. Linux is a toy, there are little subliminal messages all over it and loads of tricks which make you go "aaaahhh" alot and that makes it a very addictive toy; almost like a game! Windows is a fantastic piece of software but I find it boring to use now, that's all.
     
  13. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    Aah - Soul striptease - Today: I make love to my OS.

    <smackdownmode=on>
    Meh.
    </smackdownmode>
    (What did you expect? :D )

    Microsoft writes crappy software. I base that on my experience; the countless hours I spent fixing (or trying to) errors that should never exist(*), both in my private life and at work. I'm not a [insert whatever here] fanboy, however.



    (*)If you want to see something that's utterly retarded look up Outlook pst 2GB limit and what happens to your pst if you don't have the Office 2000 SP1 installed. Bugs like that are not acceptable periot. The size limit itself is hardly beliveable and it's still in XP... XP! What year is it again? 1995? (And yes I know they raised the limit to 20GB for Outlook 2003.)
     
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  14. Cunubelin

    Cunubelin Absens haeres non erit (Soccerdad)

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  15. spm1138

    spm1138 Irony Is

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    I am reading those threads now and I think Shiny Wizzard has it right on the pen0r size thing.

    Those people like Linux difficult and obtuse. They think just wanting something that you can put in the computer and have work* is a personality flaw rather than the what 99% of endusers want.

    Plus they still spell Microsoft with a Dollar $ign.

    Bunch o' dorks.

    * Sometimes Windows doesn't. In my experience both at home in an arsing about capacity and at work this is rarer than they would have you believe.

    The troubles any given version Windows has put me to has always been much less than whatever Linux distro was out at the same time.
     
  16. Keganator

    Keganator White as Snow Moderator

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    Just spent about 7 hours this weekend installing a Gentoo system on my secondary box. Result: Network doesn't work, and I am missing (ie, have to get them later today) all the packages to install KDE, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Whee! Besides, all I need for linux is for it to be a stable and reliable server for my programs. If it can do that, I'm happy. For most businesses in the world, that's all they want.
     
  17. CAVERNA2K

    CAVERNA2K Look, a fliing something!!!!!

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    I use both - Linux Conectiva 9 and Windows XP SP1 - ,
    but only for basic functions, like internet, text editing...

    I just cannot recall how was a goddammed time to make a single C/C++ compiler run on Linux*. I use Borland C++ 6 for Windows and VC++ too, so I´d expect a lot of stupid error messages to pop sometimes, BUT not. just uncheck all the dependencies of both compilers and it all works fine again.

    For gaming forget Linux.(end)

    *yes, I know: gcc -o <'exe' name here> <filename here...>
    *yes, I also know VIM goddamit.

    The main reason I like windows is the interface: I already know it by 'heart', I know witch systems/processes I can disable from the system, and so on. My windows starts up in less then 10 secs after I press the power button, Linux, instead, some 2 or more minutes. AND it´s no way better then windows, gives a few erros - like windows did all throught it´s hystory - has some "why it´s like this?" hidden things/functions.

    Linux "fanboys", microsoft might be bad, but it´s still the main enterprise plataform for development.
     
  18. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    "My windows starts up in less then 10 secs after I press the power button"
    The logon screen dosn't mean Windows has finished loading.

    "Linux "fanboys", microsoft might be bad, but it´s still the main enterprise plataform for development."
    That's an argument for what?
     
  19. Derelan

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    i have a VB program that will actually report your boot time. Download the attachment, put uptime.exe in your startup folder (which windows executes last), and tell me what number it says, in milliseconds. Then i'll believe you.

    *hides in shame for using VB*
     

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  20. Private~Parts

    Private~Parts metamorphose-tetraform

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    bash-2.05b$ uptime
    21:57:09 up 4 days, 23:12, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.27, 0.57 :2thumb:

    edit: I had to restart 4 days ago to try the CoD demo on windows :lol:
     
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