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    (Original post by Baron)
    Think of all the people who are just starting to use pcs, you can't start them on linux. Windows is the only OS that really caters for the less experienced computer user.

    XP is a really good tool, it never crashes on my machine.

    Just curious - what OS are you switching to?
    Ah you say that but, when u learn to sail a ship you don't start in a canoe.

    I was thinking of giving the Mac OS 10 a blast. Haven't had any bad vibes about that. Has the looks and runs smoother.

    I've also began on creating my own operating system which should be complete sometime around 2007 as i'm doing it on my own.
    Handles Multitasking extremly well aswell as... Well won't bor you with the details.
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    (Original post by ToshTrent)
    I think it's a disgrace that any of you think that Windows XP (Xtremly Pants) is good!

    I run it at the moment and am disgusted with it's preformance, i shall me migrating as soon as possible.

    Regards.

    Tosh
    I am not impressed with XP, on Friday it randomly decided to take away my task bar, and it isn't anywhere to be found. Even the IT centre people fiddled with it for 20 minutes and looked very defeated when they couldn't help me. Think the only way to mend it is to restart windows from scratch...
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    (Original post by Chicken)
    I am not impressed with XP, on Friday it randomly decided to take away my task bar, and it isn't anywhere to be found. Even the IT centre people fiddled with it for 20 minutes and looked very defeated when they couldn't help me. Think the only way to mend it is to restart windows from scratch...
    weird, reinstalling windows would only take 30mins or so
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    (Original post by Baron)
    even mandrake is loads harder to use then windows - i mean look at installing programs, with windows its just point and click.
    True, I suppose. No package manager and stuff with Windows.
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    (Original post by ToshTrent)
    Ah you say that but, when u learn to sail a ship you don't start in a canoe.

    I was thinking of giving the Mac OS 10 a blast. Haven't had any bad vibes about that. Has the looks and runs smoother.

    I've also began on creating my own operating system which should be complete sometime around 2007 as i'm doing it on my own.
    Handles Multitasking extremly well aswell as... Well won't bor you with the details.
    aha, you should talk to rahaydenuk, he is making his own OS, his website is in his signiture
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    (Original post by Baron)
    aha, you should talk to rahaydenuk, he is making his own OS, his website is in his signiture
    How much is he paying you to promote his OS?
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    How much is he paying you to promote his OS?
    hehe - not enough
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    (Original post by ToshTrent)
    Microsoft have never created anything worth a clap or even a yawn in the past 20 years
    Age Of Empires 2 with the conquorers expansion
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    This is all very dandy but does anyone rmember workbench? I don't re-call any problems with that!
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    Originally Posted by ToshTrent
    Microsoft have never created anything worth a clap or even a yawn in the past 20 years
    MS Flight Simulator
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    (Original post by Moog)
    This is all very dandy but does anyone rmember workbench? I don't re-call any problems with that!
    im afraid i am not familiar with it
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    im afraid i am not familiar with it
    I had it on my Amiga 500+
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    (Original post by Nylex)
    I dunno, I guess you could teach people to use something like Mandrake or Red Hat/Fedora pretty easily. Definetly not with Slackware, cos it's more hardcore.
    Every computer user worth their salt has a Linux From Scratch system and wrote their own /etc/inittab!

    No, I'm afraid I have to disagree with uninformed-Microsoft bashing which seems to be the fashion nowadays. The kernel of Windows XP (based on NT) is extremely stable and well-designed whether people will care to admit it or not. The main reason I use Linux over Windows is because I like to rip my O/S to pieces and put it back together again, for example, if I don't like the message Linux is giving me for something or other, I damn well modify the source and recompile it! Furthermore, the GNU development tools are unsurpassed and invaluable for things like O/S development.

    Whatever people say, it is not true that Linux is a good operating system in the theoretical sense of the word... it's origins were highly monolithic (however I believe it is moving more towards a micro-kernel architecture nowadays, although my current kernel is currently >1Mb, which isn't exactly very micro!). Linus was warned by Tanembaum himself about the dangers of the monolithic lump, which was Linux but chose to ignore him and surprisingly (probably due mainly to the community-spirit of the open-source community) Linux has prospered relatively well nonetheless. Linux was nothing new really, it was just a collection of all of the best bits of other unices already out there.
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    (Original post by rahaydenuk)
    Every computer user worth their salt has a Linux From Scratch system and wrote their own /etc/inittab!

    No, I'm afraid I have to disagree with uninformed-Microsoft bashing which seems to be the fashion nowadays. The kernel of Windows XP (based on NT) is extremely stable and well-designed whether people will care to admit it or not. The main reason I use Linux over Windows is because I like to rip my O/S to pieces and put it back together again, for example, if I don't like the message Linux is giving me for something or other, I damn well modify the source and recompile it! Furthermore, the GNU development tools are unsurpassed and invaluable for things like O/S development.

    Whatever people say, it is not true that Linux is a good operating system in the theoretical sense of the word... it's origins were highly monolithic (however I believe it is moving more towards a micro-kernel architecture nowadays, although my current kernel is currently >1Mb, which isn't exactly very micro!). Linus was warned by Tanembaum himself about the dangers of the monolithic lump, which was Linux but chose to ignore him and surprisingly (probably due mainly to the community-spirit of the open-source community) Linux has prospered relatively well nonetheless. Linux was nothing new really, it was just a collection of all of the best bits of other unices already out there.
    Xp may be stable, in the sense it only crashes a couple of times a day, but since getting XP, my floppy drive, CD-RW, 2 Modems, Sound, Graphics, 2 USB camera's, Printer, Scanner and second hard drive have all had errors, due to the fact that XP doesn't support any hardware at all, apparently.
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    i can leave my computer on for months without a crash before i need to reboot, running xp. sure its not as stable as linux/freebsd or whatever but people who are crashing twice a day on xp obviously download too many porn diallers.
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    (Original post by Iluvatar)
    Xp may be stable, in the sense it only crashes a couple of times a day, but since getting XP, my floppy drive, CD-RW, 2 Modems, Sound, Graphics, 2 USB camera's, Printer, Scanner and second hard drive have all had errors, due to the fact that XP doesn't support any hardware at all, apparently.
    That actually sounds like your motherboard is a gonna.
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    Hmm I'm no MS fan but on the experience of my hardware XP supports a lot more than Linux does.

    Why is your system crashing daily?
    Does it?
    Well from my experience, i'm not sure if anything on my computer has ever worked properly since i put XP on.
    I mean 98 crashed a few times a day, but at least i could actually do stuff on there.
    Currently the only hardware thats working is the keyboard and the mouse, the motherboard obviously, and the hard drives (although they are more bodged up than anything to get them to work properly).

    My system crashes when i try to run software, or use hardware.
    I know that isn't too significant, although it means i can't do anything without the fear of the error message that says send or don't send, which even came up when my modem couldn't work!!! How the duck could i sned the error to them?
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    (Original post by Alaric)
    That actually sounds like your motherboard is a gonna.
    No, it works fine. Its pretty much new, and some stuff works fine. Its mainly the drivers that don't seem to work for more than 5 minutes.
    Thats why alot of stuff isn't working, or it just makes up errors, or just ignores the hardware, even when it says its working fine.
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    (Original post by Gimp)
    i can leave my computer on for months without a crash before i need to reboot, running xp. sure its not as stable as linux/freebsd or whatever but people who are crashing twice a day on xp obviously download too many porn diallers.
    I CANT, because my MODEM does not work!!!
    Not that i did before or anything...
 
 
 
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