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#1 Nothing Here

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 00:55

In the last few years, I have done everything to keep my systems stable and safe. But no matter how hard I try, Windows just cannot be kept stable/safe. Lately, it has just gotten worse. Sure Windows is great for games. No denying that. But with the issues I've been running into lately, it just isn't worth it anymore.

I've had to reformat my system so much these last few weeks. Win8 refresh did not work. I visit 3 sites: Neowin, Distro Watch and The Nexus. I don't even check my Gmail anymore in Windows. But yet, somehow, my system always ends up having issues.

I have spent a few hundred bucks in the last few months replacing hardware because of the advice I get here. But why the Hell should I be doing that when my hardware runs great under Fedora? It's Windows. That's the real issue. But try telling a Windows fanboy that my hardware runs great under Linux but not Windows, is like playing Russian Roulette.

I also know by posting this, the fanboys are going to come out and bash the **** out of me. I can just read it now: "It's not Windows you ****in *******!! It's you!" But I don't care. You can have your Windows. You use what you enjoy and I will use what works for me. I'm tired of spending money I don't have, just to run Windows. Which, in a few days or weeks, will develop issues again.

So, in finalization let me say this: "I'm sorry Windows, but I'm leaving you. You have malfunctioned on me for the last time. I'm fed up. Since I met you, my life has been Hell off and on. Sure we had some good times playing a few games, when you were working. But when you weren't, there were so many hours of reinstalling everything. I'm fed up. Good Bye."

Edited by Calum, 30 October 2012 - 01:08. Reason: Censored out the circumvention of the word filter.



#2 c.grz

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 00:59

Did you try replacing the PSU?

I kid!!!

Good luck with Fedora, may it give you in Linux what 8 could not give you in Windows.

A big high-5 to who ever can figure out where that reference comes from!!!

#3 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:01

Did you try replacing the PSU?

I kid!!!

Good luck with Fedora, may it give you in Linux what 8 could not give you in Windows.

A big high-5 to who ever can figure out where that reference comes from!!!


LMAO! I have replaced several things. What's another eh? Been using Fedora many years now, always dual-booted with Windows. Going to be strange not having Windows.

#4 MDboyz

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:02

Maybe you need to buy computers from retailers instead of building it by yourself. Every piece of hardware you put in the computer maybe the best, but you have to know if they are working well with each others or not.

#5 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:04

Maybe you need to buy computers from retailers instead of building it by yourself. Every piece of hardware you put in the computer maybe the best, but you have to know if they are working well with each others or not.


I didn't build this myself. I bought it as a custom from a reputable company.

#6 threetonesun

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:04

Well, it's you, but you already know that, so have fun with Linux.

#7 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:06

Well, it's you, but you already know that, so have fun with Linux.


Hmm...maybe it's you. Sneak into my system lately? /s Anyways, with Steam coming to Linux, I will do fine.

#8 Lord Method Man

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:06

Well, it's you, but you already know that, so have fun with Linux.


+1

#9 ACTIONpack

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:08

OP, are you using pirating software and trying to crack it but you get viruses that breaks the OS.

#10 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:09

OP, are you using pirating software and trying to crack it but you get viruses that breaks the OS.


Where the Hell did that come from? I have a Technet sub.

#11 Growled

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:09

I wish you luck. I always say run what suits you best. However, I have a Toshiba laptop that I've had for a couple of years now and I started with Windows 7 and I've moved to Windows 8 and I've never had a moment worth of problems. It has to be something to do with your configuration.

#12 vetCalum

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:10

I didn't build this myself. I bought it as a custom from a reputable company.

Perhaps the company isn't as reputable as you think? :/ I know you've made your decision, so I won't try to convince you to change your mind; however, as Windows works totally fine for most of us, surely that does mean that it isn't Windows that's the problem.

#13 +devHead

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:10

I've had to reformat my system so much these last few weeks.


What in the sweet name of the good Planet Earth have you been doing to your computer that has necessitated such actions? Can you be specific, and not just rant. And don't provide no details but then complain that others will 'bash' you for it being your fault. Truth is, there must be something specifically unique about your hardware configuration, software installations, or other factors that has required you to take such drastic actions numerous times in a short span of time. Give us some details bro. Then, you'll not have to worry about any bashing.

somehow, my system always ends up having issues


What kind of issues exactly? You visit 3 websites only pretty much, and it appears basically use your computer for games. What else are you doing with the PC that could be creating such issues? Are you disabling services, or making other 'performance tweaks' that could be causing issues?

I have spent a few hundred bucks in the last few months replacing hardware because of the advice I get here.


Bro, that's not the fault of your OS. You shouldn't spend money simply based on the opinions of persons you don't really know.

Having said all that, I think if you like Fedora or some other Linux distro, more power to you! I like Linux, and if I had a spare PC that my wife didn't need to use, I'd probably run some Linux flavor on it.

#14 Hum

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:10

You can have your Windows. You use what you enjoy and I will use what works for me.


That's the spirit ! :laugh:

#15 Enron

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:10

Your experience with Windows isn't what I'd describe as typical, but good luck with whatever OS you're trying next.



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