And that leads to the future. Hate to break it to you, but things will still be changing in the future. Probably later this year with the Blue wave, different apps will have to be submitted as different things are going to be changed with the apps. What that will be is still speculation, but it's most likely for something windowed but more likely something tiled.
The Sylvania Smart book was just that a total waste! Speaking of Linux someone found a way to add a boot loader onto the tiny SSD and run a distro from a good size memory card you add on. That would at least allow FireFox to get onto some place. But you are not looking for anything fancy there either like running any full screen pc game or media.
For server application Linux distros do make a lot more sense there to keep data bases more secure from hackers as well as viruses. That is still based primarily on the UNIX OS platform there. Most zero day and other bugs are aimed at MS OSs and softwares which are far more commonly used.
As far as 8 if you can set it up and run it better then you are happy. But for those not wanting to tweak the OS out or pay for things that were included in Windows they won't be looking so much at the other behind the scenes and under the hood type improvements like a new look for the task manager, new Lock screen pulling up like a window(s) shade, etc.
- Uses less RAM, because linux is so useless, because there is so little thing, that can run on linux and use RAM, btw, Windows ram usage is not 1,2gb, i checked, and it's less than 1gb, and that not a problem at all, this is what ram is made for and its so cheap, 8gb ram price is like candy's
- Again, same reason for hdd, windows is much more complex system and has so much more in it by default - pagefile, hibernate file - btw, these 2 files are about half size of the os, directx, all the other stuff, that is done automatically....... and it's not a problem, its just a few gigabytes, even phones nowadays has more space ....
- linux immune to viruses - wrong statement, linux is very unpopular, that even viruses developers dont care about it, windows rulez the world
- vms runs faster ? not so much, linux is slower by all means, plus installing software like vmware in linux can cause linux death, cause software like that can veary easy fk up your linux kernel
- money ? what price would be good for that peace of ** ??? 50 cents ? linux began its history as students homework, and it still is in that level.
- linux has almost only basic drivers for hardware just to work, no options, no configuration, nothing, cause no one is writing drivers for that os, except nvidia, ati and maybe one more company
Windows main advantages are:
- Everything - from ease of use to performance and functionality, amount of software, games and other stuff it's number one in the world, not even mac can compete with it
"BTW, I use Windows for >95% of my personal computing" - see ? even you dont use linux I'm not saying, that i'm linux hater or i'm big windows fan, i would like to use linux myself too, but linux is not yet in good shape for daily usage, and from my personal experience, windows is best for everything. Open source, free and other things like that wont do any good for linux - power and money rules this world, like microsoft's windows and apple's mindwashing patents, like "other phones cant have 4 squares and os".
Going to on-topic, i think microsoft had to use apple's computers-phones strategy - one kernel, two oss. That way windows 8 would be much more successful.
Last edited by startas; 15 Feb 2013 at 05:53.
You really have no idea.
I should have been more specific about RAM usage though.
Windows 7 = ~1.2GB
Windows 8 = ~0.8GB
Windows XP = ~0.4GB
Ubuntu 10 = ~ 0.4GB
In fact, since I've added more RAM, Windows 7 idles at ~1.6GB.
The speed differential and RAM usage is the selling point of Windows 8 in my book. I have a 1024 X 600 resolution netbook that won't run the live apps anyway so I just deleted all of them and replaced them with shortcuts. Also I installed the Ex7forWin8 to get back the start button and windows 7 style menu. I have the speed and efficiency of Windows 8 combined with a traditional desktop so I never even see the standard UI if I don't want it.
Microsoft will eventually cave in to people that don't like the "metro" interface and correct the start button fiasco. It might take a year but it will happen. In the mean time I have it working the way I want it and the $15 upgrade was money well spent.
And you've already given many reasons why Windows is better.
But about VM's on Linux:
You either have seen it in action or not.
VMWare did made fully x64 binaries and services on Linux (no other choice I guess) in comparison with Windows.
As long as syswow64 handles everything we will continue to have 32bit applications the coming 50 years (why not).
This is not a big deal because the performance on Windows is basically the same becasue the VMX is 64bit.
Only the UI is slower but still, they say it's pointless to make a 64bit UI...
- the kernel thing is annoying indeed
- and some start menu applets that exist are sometimes really slow from what I've seen in action.
I do use Windows as the main daily OS everywhere and the Linux is a study/test field because there are things that are interesting about it, so yeah, I spin a Linux in a VM from time to time (to see what's new) on Windows host.
Here it's like this:
-Windows 7 x64 = ~1 GB
-Windows 8 x64 = ~1.2 GB
-Lubuntu/LXDE distro x64 = ~0.2 GB
-XP = ~0.15 GB
XP is without .NET for example so your value there is more realistic.
LXDE (lightweight desktop environment) is still heavily developed and some major glitches with some apps still exist.
That's one of the reasons more people use Mate or Gnome based distro's.
In the end, Win7 and 8 handle the most load and demand, so the (higher) RAM usage here is worth it, in my opinion.
Depends on what you're running maybe considering some slightly different user tweaks / installs or even hardware from one user to another.
Well, yeah, "big" ram usage not a problem whatsoever, it's only a good thing, because it speeds up everything - thats what ram is made for, plus ram usage on windows depends on amount of ram you have, and plus i said before, ram is very cheap, you can buy at least 8 gigs like a candy