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I'll definitely try the dual boot / LiveCD method and learn the OS and bit better, and I'll give Kubuntu a shot too, that looks quite nice to be fair..
I mean the only things I'll use this computer for are:
Downloading movies, TV programs, anime etc.. (as torrents),
Converting any files and possibly compressing files,
Managing files between external hard drives (which I wanted to ask about.. HDD formats.. mine is NTFS, is that Linux compatible?)
That's pretty much it. I also need to know that anti virus will work properly so I can scan anything I download....
Well I had the latest version of Ubuntu installed, but I started having trouble with compatibility of stuff and I got kind of annoyed...
so I've just whacked Vista back on for now because I've got a lot to do like downloading and converting files etc..
I think I may have jumped in too quickly with Linux, I expected it to be an easy switch like going from Windows to Mac, which I found a very simple transition... I think Linux will take a bit more getting used to, so I'm going to research different versions that people have mentioned (like Kubuntu?) and maybe install it as a 'program' as such.. So I can test drive it for a while before replacing Windows completely as my secondary OS.
Well great job anyway
You developed that?
It looks really nice!
True, the difference being where the responsibility is placed. In compilation, both the dev and the user have a responsibility to get it right (to some extent).
With MSIs, the responsibility is completely with the dev.
Yes, but, if they were complete clones of each other, MS would go down the drain quite quickly.
OSX installation is quite good, yes. Not sure how it deals with shared libraries etc though...
Anyway, that's all. No more responses. I will read if you post back though
Yeah, I saw your suggestion. I kinda agree with what you're saying, but
- It's a major orthogonal rearrangement to go from 'by device' to 'by class of question'
- I have this insatiable urge to get into an argument with you
- You've phrased it quite arrogantly (and abrasively). The second and third lines are saying 'here are my credentials, check me out, I'm a big fish, listen to me'. If your idea is a good one it should be decided by the strength of its merits - I've had plenty of ideas in the past, but I've never blown the credentials trumpet. The second to last sentence is also a little offensive - bearing in mind that the last person to rearrange will have major input in this, and is human, try a bit of politeness.
Thing is about MSIs (which is what CoH uses, as demonstrated by your answer) is they have an inherent reliability when used correctly - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Installer#Rollback Hence I have no difficulty believing that the sister just used some primitive disk space analyser and deleted the program files of CoH. I've seen it before.
I confess to never having issues with apt though. Fair play.
Re: accept improvements to the old.
But XP is 10 years old. So many advancements since then, trying to rewrite it from underneath would be impossible. But this is definitely an opinion and one I doubt we will agree on.
PHP: It was to do with it requiring another program I'd have to compile etc etc. Like some horrible dominoes effect. w/e. More importantly, I can be both on my Windows machine.
Mind pointing out what I'm missing?
I do know that though...just like you can compile windows programs to be dependant on shared libraries.
But Linux in general prefers one way and Windows another. I know which I prefer. We're back to 'possible' again. It's 'possible' to recompile my kernel. It's 'possible' for me write my own bit of software. So?
I know this from experience and it is frustrating. A valid criticism of windows We all have pet hates.
Make your final points, I'll respond once more. Need to wrap up
And then there's RVM. Why oh why oh why is this necessary. Something's wrong if you need to patch cd to install multiple versions of Ruby (and it all needs to be done manually).
Windows isn't much better, but at least they (I assume) get installed in sensible locations. No need for this stupidity of RVM because I can just look up the relevant version in the registry.
So yeah. Probably going to cut this short soon, but I'll read any response you write. Sorry about the multiple posts, seems to be a 1k char limit.
Re the WM/DE thing - whatever. You get the idea. And it just feels like it's hindering me. Not saying it's intentional
Also, absolute lack of install location consistency. I have like 4 different lib directories - /lib, /usr/lib, /usr/lib64 blah blah. How am I meant to know where I can find a file? Whereas Windows installers - ah, here's the registry key all installers of this program leave behind pointing to the directory they installed to. Easy.
Also, package management (and chmod) stifles portable apps. Download, open, use, remove. Or keep them on a ramstick for use with any windows computer.
Linux...well...you better hope the right libraries are installed on all the other computers. And that the right distro's being used, because they can be dead unfriendly (or so I hear). And you better hope there's not an Ubuntu packaged version of python 2.7.1 installed, because that means you can't use easy_install because there's a bug causing incompatibility between them (no really, there is).
Like...wtf. Portable apps are a great (unintentional) success of Windows.
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