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29 Mar 2012  
edu500ac

Windows 7 don't know anything else
 
 
Sudo for Windows.

I am not using Windows 7 lately, and nobody in my firm uses it anymore. I don't know what to do. For instance, I decided to unisntall an old version of calibre, and install the new one. Windows takes more than one hour to do such a simple task. A dialog with a message "Wait while Windows configures Calibre" popped up and there it is forever blinking.

Then there are viruses, and antiviruses. I don't know which is worse, an eventual virus, or the Panda antivirus with the false positives, that prevents me to use even a hardware simulator from a Intellasys. Where I wrote Panda, you can read Avast, Avira, McAfee, etc.

I would like to use Windows the same way I use Linux. I don't mind if I need to type a password for everything I need to install, uninstall or purge. But I don't want to use antivirus, that makes my machine slow, and I don't want virus either. As in Linux. I want to have a large selection of programs to install, easily, with a click of the mouse, and a password. I want the system to go down immediately, instead of staying forever doing updates.

By the way, Windows didn't finish to uninstall calibre. It says: Gathering required infomation. Now, a novelty: Installer is no longer responding! Retry! Anyway, I guess that there are so many people using Windows, instead of McOS-x or Linux, because they learned how to make Windows run fast, with a small footprint, and free from virus, and antivirus. Could you people share the secret with me?

My boss decided that at least one of us must stay with Windows. I agree with him. It is not possible to have everybody using Linux, Zorin, Ubuntu, McOs-X, iPads, Android, etc. At least two or three persons should stay with Windows. However, I don't know how to do it. Is there a way to install sudo in Windows, so I don't need an antivirus? I guess that sudo would prevent the virus from damaging parts of the system. It should work for Windows, the same way that it works for Linux or McIntosh. Am I right?
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