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#31 R1pper

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:44

your story is a strange, but intriguing none the less.

well, no point of asking you any obvious questions but: OS aside, do you play heavy games on fedora? and if there aren't any games, did you tried "stress test" your system, using reputable benchmark tool?

thanks for the reply.


#32 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:44

wow ...they are just giving you advice. No need to act like a fool. Simply your configuration just sucks. Pathetic if you're struggling to even keep an windows os stable..Better off with a 99$ tablet. Nonetheless good luck!


You call that advice? That's more of a threat. Maybe I am pathetic when it comes to Windows. I quit using Windows when win95 was frist released, went to Linux and came back when Win7 was released. So excuse me for not having all the knowledge that everyone else has.

#33 Gerowen

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:47

Been running Debian exclusively for years. I have one desktop PC I have stuck in a corner for the off chance that there's some piece of software that absolutely positively has no *nix alternative. I wish you luck with Fedora, I played with it several years ago and really liked it, but eventually just settled on Debian. If Fedora gives you heart-ache, remember that in Linux just about everything can be fixed manually by modifying the right configuration file, and linuxquestions.org and the fedora forums have been very helpful to me in the past. Fedora probably has IRC chat channels like Debian does too. You have tons of support options out there, so good luck!

#34 Tony.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:47

Depending on the issues you are having, it's either a configuration issue or the user is the problem. Microsoft put Windows releases through so many configurations, hardware and hours apon hours of burning in and use methods to make the OS crash. I'm not saying Windows is perfect but 99% of the issues is either the computer itself or the user.

#35 Mindovermaster

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:48

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.


All of the 6 desktops in this house are made, from scratch, by moi. Retail computers, as DELL or HP are a joke...

@OP Glad your moving. I myself am moving, but to Ubuntu. In light of Windows 8, and having so many problems with software screwing up...

#36 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:49

Been running Debian exclusively for years. I have one desktop PC I have stuck in a corner for the off chance that there's some piece of software that absolutely positively has no *nix alternative. I wish you luck with Fedora, I played with it several years ago and really liked it, but eventually just settled on Debian. If Fedora gives you heart-ache, remember that in Linux just about everything can be fixed manually by modifying the right configuration file, and linuxquestions.org and the fedora forums have been very helpful to me in the past. Fedora probably has IRC chat channels like Debian does too. You have tons of support options out there, so good luck!


Been running Fedora for years now. I love it. But I also love playing my games. Which I can't do in Fedora. Hopefully Steam comes quick for Linux.

#37 ArialBlue

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:53

I can't really recommend Linux, unless you are cheap/poor/student. Mac is a better choice.

#38 Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:56

Good for you. Use what makes you happy and gives you the least problems. Congrats! (Y)

edit: not being sarcastic either. Linux runs really well on some of my systems too whereas windows is like meh....

#39 TCA

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:56

I'm thinking it really has to do with your hardware. But I have a feeling you went messing around with settings and internal windows files. Nobody I know IRL or here on Neowin has ever had issues this bad in such a short time frame...Have you called or attempted to take/talk to this "reputable retailer"?

My pc I bought from gateway to replace the old 433 celeron, it ran XP with no problems...current system I got in 2006-07 don't remember, came with Vista HP updated to W7 Ultimate in 2009, also have Win 8 partitioned. Your system seems to be newer then mine and I have ZERO problems with 7 or 8.

But could you please post the issues and your hardware specs mfg. name etc

#40 Doli

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:56

dude you must be joking right? I have Windows 7 on my gaming rig, Windows 8 on my laptop and I have absolutely zero antivirus, antispyware, none of that garbage and I have yet to see a virus - but of course, I use common sense (no porn sites, no poker/game sites, etc)

I have never had Windows give me any of the errors and horror stories you are describing so there must be something seriously with your Windows setup or your rig.


I didn't know viruses and spyware just show up and let you know they are around. How nice of them.

#41 threetonesun

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:56

Been running Fedora for years now. I love it. But I also love playing my games. Which I can't do in Fedora. Hopefully Steam comes quick for Linux.


You can already run Steam in Linux.

#42 MDboyz

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:56

Maybe you should have gone with Intel :) ...

#43 Mindovermaster

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:57

Been running Fedora for years now. I love it. But I also love playing my games. Which I can't do in Fedora. Hopefully Steam comes quick for Linux.


Steam client can be run in playitonlinux perfectly. As for the games, not sure.

I can't really recommend Linux, unless you are cheap/poor/student. Mac is a better choice.


Because you never tried Linux, right?

#44 OP Nothing Here

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:57

You can already run Steam in Linux.


It's very buggy right now. I'll wait for a stable version.

#45 Scorbing

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:58

I didn't know viruses and spyware just show up and let you know they are around. How nice of them.


No Mr. Clown, but if you use common sense, you should know how to avoid them and therefore prevent infection. Also, there are plenty of tools out there to scan your computer and make sure its clean, which I use.