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Old 02-09-2005, 09:32 AM   #1
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Post New Computer

I just got myself me new computer. Built it. Works awesome.
Actually, I got it a few eeks ago, but I still haven't boasted the specs here.

OS: Windows XP Home Edition with SP2
CPU: AMD Athlon64 FX-55 2.66Ghz
RAM: 2048MB DDR400 PC3200
Hard Disk: 1x Seagate 400GB Serial ATA Drive
Optical Drive: Dual-Layer DVD+R/RW Burner
Video Card: ATi Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition 256MB DDR3

I have a gaming BEAST.
And I'm curious to know, how are your systems?


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Old 02-09-2005, 09:55 AM   #2
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Re: New Computer

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I just got myself me new computer. Built it. Works awesome.
Actually, I got it a few eeks ago, but I still haven't boasted the specs here.
...After reading this, I got jealous...

...But then I read that:

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OS: Windows XP Home Edition with SP2
...Pfff... I pity you...

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I have a gaming BEAST.
And I'm curious to know, how are your systems?
OS: Debian GNU/Linux sid with a 2.6.10 kernel!
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2600+ (1916.189 MHz, 3760.12 bogomips, 512 KB L2-Cache, flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse pni syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow)
RAM: 768MB (512MB + 256MB)
Hard Disk:200GB (160GB + 40GB)
Optical Drive: LG DVD + Fujitsu CD Burner (12x8x32x)
Video Card:nVidia Geforce 4 TI4200 64MB

...Screenshots of my desktop:

http://drmccoy.xtrem3.de/desktop/01.png
http://drmccoy.xtrem3.de/desktop/02.png
http://drmccoy.xtrem3.de/desktop/03.png
http://drmccoy.xtrem3.de/desktop/04.png




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Old 02-09-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
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Wow...

Geek mania going on in those screendumps.


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Old 02-09-2005, 10:23 AM   #4
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I don't mind having Windows, DrMcCoy. I'll install a Linux later, but for my games, Windows is what I need.


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Old 02-09-2005, 12:03 PM   #5
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Well, then .. it's winex/cedega that you need for your games.

..

OS: SuSE linux 9.2 - default kernel (yet)
CPU: mobile Athlon XP-M 2200+
RAM: 1GB
HDD: 40GB
ODD: QSI SBW-24 DVD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW Combo drive (12/48/24/10)
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:12 PM   #6
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I dont understand any of your geek talk, and yet for some reason I feel like a loser for that very reason


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Old 02-09-2005, 02:32 PM   #7
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I dont understand any of your geek talk, and yet for some reason I feel like a loser for that very reason
It's ironically sad on both of our behalves, isn't it?


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Old 02-09-2005, 03:15 PM   #8
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well yeah, I feel like I'm missing out on a whole world here...


oh well, gtg. got a hot date


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Old 02-09-2005, 03:43 PM   #9
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Re: New Computer

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And I'm curious to know, how are your systems?
Old. Very old.

Bragging about the specs of my best system ended about 4 and a half years ago.
I won't bother you here with them... you wouldn't be impressed.


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Old 02-09-2005, 03:53 PM   #10
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I could affors a much better PC for cheaper


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Old 02-09-2005, 03:55 PM   #11
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Well, now I want a Mini-Mac.

But as a secondary system... I still need to build a killer PC.

This summer... maybe...


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Old 02-09-2005, 04:10 PM   #12
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You can't figure out how to use your microphone on TS.

Which means you SUCK.




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Old 02-09-2005, 04:22 PM   #13
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Er... Huh?

Have you finally flipped out, Niner?

Or is that comment directed at something in the thread I'm missing?


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Old 02-09-2005, 04:28 PM   #14
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Your geek sword is way bigger than mine.

Although, you did hose yourself and get an x800 so that makes me feel a little better.
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:05 PM   #15
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You can't figure out how to use your microphone on TS.

Which means you SUCK.
My microphone works fine.
It's my soundcard that seems to be the problem. It's not a simple tweek of checkboxes, Niner, this is a hardware issue.


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Old 02-09-2005, 08:12 PM   #16
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Well ya, onboard stuff is teh sux. Go out and drop a few more dimes and get a decent one that doesn't suck.

And I flipped out a loooooong time ago, ed. Way before even your time.





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Old 02-09-2005, 10:52 PM   #17
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I don't mind having Windows, DrMcCoy.
...And exactly for that I pity you...




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Old 02-09-2005, 11:47 PM   #18
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Old 02-10-2005, 12:02 AM   #19
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OS: bah, I'll program my own OS to get away from you people with your crappy Windux and Linows
...Programming an own OS is quite easy (been there, done that)... The problem is programming an OS that actually does something usefull...

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Doc: You use a GUI? I only use the console!! On the way out don't forget to leave your Pocket Protector. You're just not geek enough anymore.
...When I'm programming X-stuff, I use X, of course (With thousands of xterms)... When I'm programming stuff for the console, I use the console... But I thought posting screenshots of the console isn't that exiting, but if you really want, I'll post some as soon as I get home...

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Ray: Cedega? You pay for system software? I only use GNU GPL products!!
...You don't have to pay for Cedega/WineX, you can download the CVS-Version for free... But it's unsupported and you'll have to compile it yourself (no problem for me)... And you really shouldn't look at the code, if you ever want to sleep again, it's horrible...




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Old 02-10-2005, 12:03 AM   #20
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Cedega? You pay for system software? I only use GNU GPL products!!
I do not pay for it. It's free if you compile it yourself (but without support for copy protection methods). You'll have to use no-cd-patches that way. But, hahaha, it couldn't care less, since I tend to use them anyway. I hate the sound of a high speed spinning CD drive.
-fwewwwhuiiieiieeeeeieieieieiieieieieieeeeeeeeeeuiu ighhgwheeeeeeeieieieieieieiie-
*dies*

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Old 02-10-2005, 12:40 AM   #21
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*shoots McCoy in the geek nuts*
*rolls over the floor in pain*

...that... ...was... ...mean...




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Old 02-10-2005, 12:49 AM   #22
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Re: New Computer

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OS: Windows XP Home Edition with SP2
It sucks that you no longer have the choice in whether you want sp2 or not, it usually screws people up who like to customize their computer with their own security stuff.

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Old 02-10-2005, 01:29 AM   #23
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this is my baby, she's almost 3 years old so she's getting on a bit now.

OS: Windows XP SP2 and i don't care
CPU: Pentium 4 2.66 GHz
FSB: 533MHz - L1 Cache Size: 8 KB - L2/L3 Cache Size: L2 512 KB
RAM: 512MB PC2700 DDR
Hard Disk: Maxtor UDMA133 80GB (60GB free)
CD-R 50x24x50
DVD-ROM X16
Video Card: nVidia Geforce 4 MX 440 128 MB DDR
sound card: Creative SoundBlaster Live
speakers: 2 desktop speaker
mouse: Microsoft USB Opitcal mouse
keyboard: average generic ps/2 keyboard
Monitor: 17ö TFT
PSU: 300W
Case: midi tower - mainly white with a little bit of blue plastic on the front.
Mouse mat: blue, with non-slip rubber underside


i hope to upgrade the RAM to 1GB and buy a new video card soon.
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Old 02-10-2005, 01:44 AM   #24
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At first glance it doesn't look so bad (apart from RAM and video).

> 80GB (60GB free), 2 desktop speaker, TFT

You're joking, right?

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Old 02-10-2005, 01:54 AM   #25
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You're joking, right?
about the non-slip rubber underside? yes, i can't back that up.
everything else? no. why?
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Old 02-10-2005, 01:58 AM   #26
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*sigh* I may as well.

My laptop
Dell Inspiron 9200 Intel pentium M725 Processor (1.60 GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 400 MHz FSB)
17' WXGA+LCD Screen
512MB 333MHz DDR RAM
40Gb Hard drive
Fixed Internal 8x DVD/24X CD-RW combo drive
128 ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 Graphics card
Intel pro Wireless 2100 802.11b Mini PCI Wireless LAN card (Centrino) (note, i now have a seperate 54MG card for faster wireless)
Windows XP with SP2
It also has a whole lot of otehr crap icouldn't be asked to put down.

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Old 02-10-2005, 02:21 AM   #27
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[B]this is my baby, she's almost 3 years i hope to upgrade the RAM to 1GB and buy a new video card soon.
Oh yeah, I guess you're full of anticipation to stick it in and leave it there for a long time.


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Old 02-10-2005, 02:56 PM   #28
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...And exactly for that I pity you...
Isn't pity reserved for the unhappy?
Windows is a perfectly fine operating system nowadays. After they started basing it after WinNT, that is. 2000 is probably Microsoft's best OS.

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It sucks that you no longer have the choice in whether you want sp2 or not, it usually screws people up who like to customize their computer with their own security stuff.
Didn't give me too much hassle. I disabled what I needed disabled and it hasn't complained since I told it not to.


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Old 02-10-2005, 08:53 PM   #29
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Isn't pity reserved for the unhappy?
...*shrug*...

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Windows is a perfectly fine operating system nowadays.
...It still sucks, IMHO...

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2000 is probably Microsoft's best OS.
...It may be their best OS, but that only means the Windozes before 2000 sucked so much more...




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Old 02-11-2005, 05:00 PM   #30
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Keep in mind that I saved my lunch money for the whole year ($10 a week) to build this in 9th grade. Now that I have a job and enough cash, I will upgrade/build a new one sometime.

OS: Windows XP Pro SP 1 (1 > 2)
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ (2.0 ghz)
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RAM: 256 (sad, real sad) DDR
Optical Drive 1:*FORGOT BRAND* CD-RW 48x24x48
Optical Drive 2: *FORGOT BRAND AGAIN* DVD-RW *FORGOT SPEED too... IT'S LATE AND I'M LAZY*
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Old 02-12-2005, 05:19 AM   #31
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Mouse: Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 (my baby)
...Your mouse is your baby? Interesting... I'm more of a keyboard guy, got a nice old Cherry keyboard, with real keys that make a sound and have some resistance when pressed (I hate keys which can be pressed like butter, without any resistance whatsoever)... From before the days of "Windoze-keys", of course...

*thinks about his keyboard*
*touches it affectionately*
*drools*
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Old 02-12-2005, 05:32 AM   #32
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There's WAY too much affection being shown to your hardware to be healthy here, guys!

It's time to step away from the computers and engage in some genuine human interaction.



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Old 02-12-2005, 05:41 AM   #33
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There's WAY too much affection being shown to your hardware to be healthy here, guys!
...Like I care...

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It's time to step away from the computers
...NO!!!!11one

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engage in some genuine human interaction.
...Genuine Human... what?




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Old 02-12-2005, 08:29 AM   #34
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Besides, it's pwns j00! anyway


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Old 02-12-2005, 09:51 AM   #35
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I don't mind Linux users. In fact, I speak to loads of them on a daily basis. But what really irritates me are those that feel the need to constantly pipe on about how superior it is to Windows.

Seriously, Linux is probably one of the most non user-friendly operating systems around. Even the GUIs that attempt to make it look remotely respectable are absolutely horrible, demonstrated to an epic degree in the screendumps in your first post, McCoy.

It looks way too ugly for the average user, and the extra level of "control" that you get with Linux is completely irrelevant for most people. Whilst I can appreciate that explorer is a fairly ugly shell, there are alternatives out there which completely piss all over anything that Linux has to offer.

Not only that, but Windows does pretty much anything that most users could ever want. Seriously, I cannot think of anything that I could possibly want in a computer that isn't already offered by Windows. If you can name anything, I'll quite happily change my opinion. Windows also has the huge advantage of being simple enough for people with minimal computer experience to install and use. If you think of that as a bad thing, you're a misguided tool.

I've no problem with people using alternative operating systems such as Linux, OSX, or any of the other *nix varieties out there. I just find it infuriating when those same people try to play the superiority card and make out that Windows is a genuinely bad operating system.

Buhhh.


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Old 02-12-2005, 10:27 AM   #37
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I don't mind Linux users. In fact, I speak to loads of them on a daily basis. But what really irritates me are those that feel the need to constantly pipe on about how superior it is to Windows.
...Meh, I wasn't serious... I really don't mind if people use Windows, it just doesn't suit my needs...

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Seriously, Linux is probably one of the most non user-friendly operating systems around.
...Linux is user-friendly... It's just not idiot-friendly... And it's a bit picky about who it calls a friends...

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Even the GUIs that attempt to make it look remotely respectable are absolutely horrible, demonstrated to an epic degree in the screendumps in your first post, McCoy.
...I don't care about the looks, I need it functional, therefore I use enlightenment and ratpoison or only the console... If I would want it to look pretty, I would have used GNOME or KDE (or any of the other thousands Windowmanager/Environments)... With Linux, you've got the choice to let it look and feel how you want it...

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Whilst I can appreciate that explorer is a fairly ugly shell, there are alternatives out there which completely piss all over anything that Linux has to offer.
...The Total Commander (used to be called "Windows Commander"), for example, is a nice windows application.. Or the Servant Salamander... And for Linux, there are dozens of similar things...
...But I still rather use a shell, I can do far more with it...

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Not only that, but Windows does pretty much anything that most users could ever want.
...For my liking, it does far too much, it thinks it's smarter than the user and I hate that...
...But if that's what users want, they can easily try a SuSE distribution, it does the same...

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Seriously, I cannot think of anything that I could possibly want in a computer that isn't already offered by Windows. If you can name anything, I'll quite happily change my opinion.
...How about not having problems with virii, trojans and such? How about not hearing the lies comming out of Bill Gates' mouth? How about dozens of thousands of free (free as in speech) apps? How about having control? How about having the choice?

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Windows also has the huge advantage of being simple enough for people with minimal computer experience to install and use.
...Ever tried letting your grandma or any other computer inexperient user install windows? It's a hell, they can't...
...And I'm one of the administrators in our school, we've got Windows 2000 on each computer (+ the options to boot a Linux Terminal), guess how many people fail to Log on in Windows using their name and password... Or have problems changing the font size with Word... Or something stupid like that...
I'm not saying it'll be different if they would have used Linux (they won't), there's simply no "idiot-proof" programm/OS...

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I just find it infuriating when those same people try to play the superiority card and make out that Windows is a genuinely bad operating system.
...Again: It was a joke...




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Old 02-12-2005, 10:37 AM   #38
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You mean this Windows 2000?

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Hee, actually my grandma has successfully installed it. I was there just in case she managed to somehow screw it up, but she did it. I just had to rush her along at times by pointing out where to go, rather than giving her time to read the instructions properly. I have no doubt that she would have still gotten, it though. Certainly a lot easier than if she had used a Linux distribution.

As for your points, what? Why should Bill Gates' lies concern me? That's just being anal, since these "lies" (care to elaborate) haven't actively affected me at all. Trojans and virii? That's what antivirus programs are for -- I've not run into a single virus in years. If Linux were to enjoy the same popularity as Windows, it too would be infested with such programs. You currently have the benefit of the niche.

And Windows has nothing to do with the software I use. Adobe's Photoshop is never going to free, so I don't lose sleep at night over it not being. I don't really use any of Windows' programs, and the programs that I do use are generally available for free, just like they are with Linux. The only things I actually pay for are games, and the few "serious" programs such as Photoshop and Maya. Everything else is freeware.


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Certainly a lot easier than if she had used a Linux distribution.
...Speculation...
I had my mother (no real computer experience) install and use SuSE... She had no problems, I showed her the menus and she got quite addictive to Frozen Bubble...

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That's just being anal, since these "lies" (care to elaborate) haven't actively affected me at all.
"The truth is: the fewer operating systems there are within a company, the better it is from a security point of view."
[On virii:] "Linux is, in many respects, even more significantly affected."
[On vulnerability:]"The speed with which, for example, the Linux community reacts to problems is not especially high -- that's because this system, unlike ours, simply does not keep thousands of people on standby to deal with problems."

Quoted from http://service.spiegel.de/cache/inte...340395,00.html

...It simply shows what Bill'll do just to disgrace others... Adding that Microsoft is know to patent many trivial things and has no problems with spying on their customers, I wouldn't trust them (and their OS) a bit...

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If Linux were to enjoy the same popularity as Windows, it too would be infested with such programs.
...This is partly, but not completely true... In Windows, many parts are "buried" and entangle deep into the system, like the explorer... This is a major vulnerability...

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I don't really use any of Windows' programs, and the programs that I do use are generally available for free, just like they are with Linux.
...They are really free? You get the code and can change/improve the program if you want?
I can do that with all programs I use... And even with the kernel (which is perfectly adjusted to my system, btw)...




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