Posted 22 December 2012 - 05:28
Ah Linux. The joys of my OS fundementals class.
And by joy, I mean complete waste of time.
Alas, I also tried Ubuntu a few times,
just by myself. Boredom.
Linux is like a Wordpress blog without content.
You think the default theme is ugly, find a better one,
and then tweak the PHP and CSS a bit to look better.
You feel good about yourself - you got something that looks decent,
There is still no content on your damn blog.
And this is what I realized. Sure I wasted hours making Linux (Ubuntu 64) look nice.
Now what? I have no use for this.
The file structure of Linux does confuse me.
Windows is simple.
For example, you will find programs in "Program Files"
Or user Date in "Users"
I still have no idea where to find anything in Linux though.
I just Google it.
"/" means a subdirectory of something
like C:/Program Files/ or www.mywebsite.com/forum
But alas, that is just the surface,
I bring you the browser wars.
What did IE9, and epiecially IE10, do differently from Firefox or Chrome or Opera?
Full blow hardware acceleration.
What is the alternative of "Direct2D" for OpenGL?
Oh need I mention that IE10 not only renders everything using the GPU,
it also decodes and renders HTML video using the GPU?
You may say that there is some OpenGL thing which renders text or something,
but alas, how stable is this on Linux drivers?
Then there is Video. Windows has WMP. Works fine OOTB.
Also DXVA2 native. 0% CPU for 1080p video - full HWA
There is also MPC:HC - full HWA.
Then there is the Inteface. That thing Ubuntu 12 has now.
Still got fully schooled by Windows 8 interface.
And hey, I agree with commentators,
W8 did not go far enough and has some inconsistencies in GUI.
It still blew my mind.
I cannot use Ubuntu 10 / 12 like I can Windows GUI - fast, without getting a headache.
Then development tools.
Aside from the fact that Windows is a breeze to setup for dual monitors.
And Windows doesn't have issue detecting your refresh rate.
Linux cannot deliver.
Also in Windows, you do not need to opt-in to proprietary drivers.
It just kinda detects it and installs drivers.
And then, just the question,
how do I max out my hardware on Linux?
GPU drivers suck, no full HWA for browsers, no good games, no good modeling software,
I mean, for all intensive purposes, you buy good hardware to use it.
I see so many people have these hardcore computers, with Linux on them.
I mean there is some cogranite dissonance there.
Then there is stability.
Windows 7 is incredibly stable.
Can't say the same thing about an OS that gives me crackling sound.
I think I am going to end this saying that
maybe in Linux it is actually faster to do things through the Terminal (aside from a bunch of things that can ONLY be done though the terminal)
Windows, on the other hand, the interface is so simple, so polished, so ingeneously designed,
that Windows users do not know what the f-k a command line interface is.