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 Post subject: Re: new laptop
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: new laptop
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I liked windows 8 better when it was called Ubuntu.

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 Post subject: Re: new laptop
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I liked windows 8 better when it was called Ubuntu.


If I could run the latest computer games in a Linux distro without many problems right when they came out, I'd run Linux instead of Windows on my main computer; that's for sure...

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 Post subject: Re: new laptop
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CANHawk wrote:
I liked windows 8 better when it was called Ubuntu.


If I could run the latest computer games in a Linux distro without many problems right when they came out, I'd run Linux instead of Windows on my main computer; that's for sure...


The biggest issue with Linux as a desktop is its multimedia support. Because nobody can agree on a single solution to serving up sound (ALSA, OSS, aRts, ESD, JACK, PulseAudio), Linux will forever suck as a multimedia OS.

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 Post subject: Re: new laptop
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:12 am 
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That, and needing WINE to play freaking games. It's unfortunate.

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 Post subject: Re: new laptop
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That, and needing WINE to play freaking games. It's unfortunate.


WINE is a royal pain in the ass I agree.

I put ubuntu on a garage sale laptop I brought back from the dead because I was too cheap to pay for a "real" OS. I was super impressed with it. If not for the inability to use all my regular programs, i'd run ubuntu on everything.

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 Post subject: Re: new laptop
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If you think WINE is bad now, you should see what it was like 10 years ago. Lawd a'mighty...You used to have to manually copy Windows DLLs and crap to your Linux distro, specify paths for Direct X files and environments, etc. It was horrible. It's nowhere near as bad now, but still cumbersome compared to just installing it in Windows.

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 Post subject: Re: new laptop
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I've only had a few run-ins with Windows 8, but I hated it. The concept of having a tablet and a desktop being able to interact on the same OS is a great idea, but it sounded to me like they screwed it up something fierce.

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 Post subject: Re: new laptop
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Buy Stardock's Start8 for $5. Problem solved. Windows 8 has various improvements that make it unquestionably superior to Windows 7, so fix the Start menu issue as I mentioned, and there's no reason not to like it, IMO.

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 Post subject: Re: new laptop
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Because people want their Start button back.

I believe I read they are NOT putting the start button back in. I could be wrong. Help anyone?


Thanks for the head's up on Stardock. I'm definitely gonna do it. Can't stand the interface on W8. I'm too old school I suppose.

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 Post subject: Re: new laptop
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Buy Stardock's Start8 for $5. Problem solved. Windows 8 has various improvements that make it unquestionably superior to Windows 7, so fix the Start menu issue as I mentioned, and there's no reason not to like it, IMO.


Windows 8 is horrible for those of us in the video editing profession. There are too many problems, one of them being the USB 3.0 drivers. Microsoft locked down the drivers, so independent manufacturers couldn't update them. This makes a lot of USB 3.0 devices unusable, unless you use the hack to get around Microsoft's block.

I'd personally just use Windows 7, which doesn't have that issue, and seems more stable.


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 Post subject: Re: new laptop
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I hadn't heard about the USB 3.0 thing. That sucks. Microsoft, why did you pull a "Final Cut Pro"? >.<

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