vcfan, on 30 October 2012 - 05:24, said:
DELL BUSINESS NO ONE???
Linux distributions are horrible and ugly. gnome,kde, whatever, its hideous, with its round ugly fonts, bad color schemes, amateurish looking icons and window controls. the funniest part about using Linux was seeing all this "open source" software, which is software that tries to emulate and clone successful proprietary commercial software,but fails pretty hard. I remember trying to use some office alternative,i think open office. it was java based if I remember, and it took forever to load. it was software gone horribly wrong. Linux people were raving about it, but it was a complete joke. that's when I shut that crap off and burned the disc,like with fire.
everybody and their mother has a Linux distribution,with its own frameworks and libraries. its a big mess. I think these Linux people are oblivious to all this.
And they have a nerve to say anything about windows 8?
dont these guys remember when asus began selling the eeepc with Linux? everybody returned them,and the oems begged Microsoft to continue supporting xp so they can use it to sell their netbooks. Nobody wants anything to do with Linux.
You do also realize that you can "SKIN" Linux to look any way you like it instead of using the standard one.
In fact I came across a laptop that had what looked just like Windows Vista on it but instead found out it was Fedora
I don't know about you but - Open Office for me has never been slow- click count to three and it is open-
-You also realize that Linux unlike Windows now comes with DKMS which solves that problem of frameworks and libraries for you without intervention.
Windows will just give you a BSD or cause a reboot.
Now I use both mind you-
And I showed my Parents - Windows 8
their reaction was:
Can I change that Awful color scheme and get rid of those silly looking icons?
Now these same people Love XP and 7.
And when they tried it-- they had a hard time getting the search to pop up.
The person who started this thread was probably hoping people would help him to decide the real reasons to keep Windows and other avenues to fix it.
Or Why oh Why hath no one suggested to him--
WHY NOT DUAL BOOT???
Until he can find a fix the issue on Windows.