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Windows 7: More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8

22 Apr 2013   #951
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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In short I think running mainstream high end software on say linux Mint 14 should be very doable but the will isn't there.
I think the main problem of Linux is that there are far too many flavors and they are not all compatible. If the Linux community would kill 100 or so flavors and concentrate on 3 or 4, then things would probably change.

This generally good objective of freedom of choice works against Linux in this case.
I think that sums it up nicely. There are many flavors of the beast but it appears (from he who knows little of linux) that Mint seems the best ready to go "out of the box" version in terms of driver support etc.


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22 Apr 2013   #952
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I am also a big fan of Mint, especially Mate. I like Cinnamon and the other flavors less.
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22 Apr 2013   #953
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Oh! I love cinnamon!...wait...we aren't talking about spices, are we?
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22 Apr 2013   #954
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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In any case as has been pointed out AD NAUSEAM both here and on W8 Forum too -- the OS on the computer has totally NOTHING to do with the drop in PC sales --I'm not going to re-hash the old reasons again - they are all here in the Forums if you want to re-visit that whole discussion.


Jimbo,

You forgot to post a pic of a herd of bulls with that one.
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23 Apr 2013   #955
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

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In any case as has been pointed out AD NAUSEAM both here and on W8 Forum too -- the OS on the computer has totally NOTHING to do with the drop in PC sales --I'm not going to re-hash the old reasons again - they are all here in the Forums if you want to re-visit that whole discussion.


Jimbo,

You forgot to post a pic of a herd of bulls with that one.
Hi there
what about this one - it's obviously enjoying itself.

Cheers
jimbo


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23 Apr 2013   #956
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

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In any case as has been pointed out AD NAUSEAM both here and on W8 Forum too -- the OS on the computer has totally NOTHING to do with the drop in PC sales --I'm not going to re-hash the old reasons again - they are all here in the Forums if you want to re-visit that whole discussion.


Jimbo,

You forgot to post a pic of a herd of bulls with that one.
Hi there
what about this one - it's obviously enjoying itself.

Cheers
jimbo
Jimbo
Or he's about too or be in a nightmare......

It depends on how it loads??
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23 Apr 2013   #957
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

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Jimbo,

You forgot to post a pic of a herd of bulls with that one.
Hi there
what about this one - it's obviously enjoying itself.

Cheers
jimbo
Jimbo
Or he's about too or be in a nightmare......

It depends on how it loads??
Hi there
I think he's trying to find the W8 Start button.

Cheers
jimbo
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23 Apr 2013   #958
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

[QUOTE=whs;2374153]
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This generally good objective of freedom of choice works against Linux in this case.

Take your pick,
OSDisc.com - Linux
I have a preference for the below.
So cool ice cubes are jealous » PCLinuxOS
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23 Apr 2013   #959
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I honestly haven't come across a distro yet that's hit me as "the OS" unlike how I got that feeling with Windows 9x/ME, 2000, XP, and 7.

Linux Mint 14? Cinnamon is still premature and I don't agree with their forced clean reinstall upgrade method.
Kubuntu 12.04 LTS? Seemed to behave nicely in a VM, but turned out to be very unstable and buggy on my laptop.
PCLinuxOS? Felt very unrefined after installation.

I'm now currently looking at either Lubuntu or CentOS, or perhaps even Debian itself once Debian 7 rolls out.

Looking at it, while I do appreciate the wide and free array of choice I get with Linux distros, I'd appreciate even more coming across a Linux distro that is as refined an experience as Windows and simply works great. Linux in general seems to trip off at the most miniscule of things, at least in consumer-land. Perhaps CentOS (Red Hat) will be better from being enterprise-grade?
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23 Apr 2013   #960
Lone Browncoat

2000Pro,XP SP3 x86..W7 on next build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
I honestly haven't come across a distro yet that's hit me as "the OS" unlike how I got that feeling with Windows 9x/ME, 2000, XP, and 7.


I'm now currently looking at either Lubuntu or CentOS, or perhaps even Debian itself once Debian 7 rolls out.

Looking at it, while I do appreciate the wide and free array of choice I get with Linux distros, I'd appreciate even more coming across a Linux distro that is as refined an experience as Windows .................?
Certainly not as flexible, as i said in another post, I would like to stick with Windoze as it affords me the most flexibility when moving from one machine to another. Having used open source for what seems like ages now, I'd like to stick with the PortableApps suite. Then i only have to install Windoze and a few utilities on each machine or can borrow others when travelling.
PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives
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