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E.g. I wanted something like php 5.3.6 or something. I forget. Ubuntu doesn't provide this most recent copy. So I visit the php website - I'd have to compile from source. This fails for some reason. I eventually find a website distributing debian packages for php with dire warnings against using it on Ubuntu. I give it a shot and install it (successfully). This is the ease of package management?
The php for windows site offered a same day release of php 5.3.6. Getting on for 6 months later, the Ubuntu repo still doesn't have it. Absolute joke.
And this is why the proposed (and no thankfully abandoned) plan of removing version numbers from firefox caused me great hilarity. The people using Linux sure aren't going to be updating on this rolling cycle, so they need to know their version numbers. Smooth.
All tech companies borrow ideas from everyone else. I believe the first 'window' was on something ridiculous like an xerox computer. Imitation really doesn't mean a lot.
That said, where did the metro interface get borrowed from then?
XP had a good amount of staying power, but it's getting old now and Windows 7 really is very good. If you meant downhill in market share terms (?), that's because MS dropped the ball and Jobs did his job very very well.
See, I think this is one of Windows' great strengths. You don't need these arbitrary dependencies and runtimes installed because they all come with the program. Disk space is cheap in my world. You need different versions of libraries installed? Well no problem! Compare this with Linux - if you don't like what the repo offers you're in for a whole world of pain.
It's been fun
Try it again? I use it now! Why do you think I get so annoyed when people suggest it's the perfect solution?
You are, of course, correct. I never claimed Windows had no flaws. I'm quite capable of taking either side regarding any of the three main OSs (and have done so in the past). I was simply entrenching myself in one particular spot. You could start defending Windows if you want and I'll start attacking?
No OS is perfect. No OS is categorically better than another. I may indeed try Kubuntu if I have time.
Hey, riding a bike isn't THAT tough. There are more falls and more "ouchie" moments (so far, in four months, I've broken a rib, had 2 stitches and had a pretty bad case of knocks, all of them due to rider errors at low speeds), but it's worth it in the end. So much more fun than driving anything else.
The other cool part of it is that you can usually skip almost any traffic congestion with ease and in total legality.
(For riding, you want some army-type shoes or proper m'bike boots. No choice on the matter, it's the whole "gear for the crash" mentality. Anything else, if you crash, your ankles won't exist anymore)
And by the way - riding a motorbike is not AT ALL like riding a bicycle. Quick explanation as to why:
No stiletto heels on that either (unless you are really suicidal, because they won't get caught in the rug - they'll get caught on the tarmac when you make a turn). Also, has a much steeper learning curve than car driving.
But if you really want to, the best way to get into it is to have a free 1hour lesson through the Get On (http://www.geton.co.uk/) scheme. From there, CBT (allows you to ride alone with L plates) -> theory -> mod1 -> mod2 -> tear up the L-plates.
Surprise, I don't even drive a car. And I don't have that pedal problem on what I ride, as the clutch is on my left handlebar.
Nah it wasn't a joke
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