I hate windows but i keep on comming back

Frederic Soulier frederic at wallaby.uklinux.net
Wed Jun 29 08:51:30 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 15:37 +0800, Steve Torrefranca wrote:
> it isnt fine at all.  dual-boot means paying M$ for a stinky OS.

Well, I don't like Windows but to be brutally honest I have used linux
distros that stink of dog's puke so it depends on how you use it really.
My competent co-workers who use windows have no problem at all.

In fact, I wanted to use FC4 a few days ago to replace my Mandrake 10.1
installation and I had such a torrid time for a couple of days with this
stupid FC... (every FC I've tried was a piece of garbage on various
hardware) and my co-workers were having a laugh for once...
I since moved to Ubuntu and it's been a treat with 99% of what I need
working perfectly.
I'm even using Gnome instead of KDE (starting to get slightly annoyed by
the nautilus flakyness, give me konqui anyday).

> Would you think Billy Gee cares if you use linux more often than win$
> for as long as you buy his OS everytime you buy a machine?  I am only
> saying this because I plan to buy a laptop but I am forced to ppay extra
> for Win$ Home Ed.

Well we know the pre-bundled Windows when you buy a machine is a scam
but on a laptop, Windows is way ahead.

> doin dual boot is like always having a green socks around in case
> someone gives you a geen shoes for christmas.

If it means that thanks to keeping a green sock I can spend 95% of my
time at work with Ubuntu and 5% on Windows when I really need to then
I'll take that as the necessary evil.
Note: I don't need to reboot as I use VMware 5 anyway.

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop are on a different planet.
Visio compared to dia... Hmmm no contest really.
+ the zillions of other programs that have no equivalent in Windows or a
really really poor imitation.

After the FC4 debacle I considered moving back to XP after 6 years of
using almost exclusively Linux (and Mac OS X for the last year or so).

The only reasons I did not go back were:
   - Ubuntu behaved as I expected and I was able to setup everything
     I needed
   - One of my co-worker using Win XP suddenly lost the usage of his
     CD/DVD drive for no reason :)
     The Ubuntu CD boots up fine so it's not a hardware pbm, just 
     Win XP that decided to be silly.

Frederic Soulier <frederic at wallaby.uklinux.net>

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