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Is 8 and 8.1 creating OS illiterate smartphone users?

  1. #101


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    The Wine works for some programs and not for otheres. As far as games are concerned, the Steam games now have native Linux support.

    For all thyose that think that Linux is difficult, try Mint Mate. Here is a full tutorial on how to set it up in virtual.

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  2. #102


    Rio
    Posts : 85
    Triple Boot Win7, Win8.1 and 10


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The Wine works for some programs and not for otheres. As far as games are concerned, the Steam games now have native Linux support.

    For all thyose that think that Linux is difficult, try Mint Mate. Here is a full tutorial on how to set it up in virtual.
    When/if I one day decide to take the 'leap of faith' and start using Linux on a daily basis it will probably for the sake of making a change from Windows and also that will only happen when I buy a third computer (laptop or desktop) and of course I will be dual booting Linux with Windows.
    As a gamer I love the fact that Steam supports Linux now, that's amazing news!! By the way what do you think of Puppy Linux? I loved it when I tried it on a flash drive on my old laptop.

    PS: I took note of your tip: Mint Mate.
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  3. #103


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Having tried a few the only real difference is whether you type "sudo apt-get update" or "sudo yum update". You can pick a screen on any version you like the look of. Mint is OK - it is what I installed on my sons laptop as it looked more like windows by default so he was happy with it.
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  4. #104


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by rafael1979 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    The Wine works for some programs and not for otheres. As far as games are concerned, the Steam games now have native Linux support.

    For all thyose that think that Linux is difficult, try Mint Mate. Here is a full tutorial on how to set it up in virtual.
    When/if I one day decide to take the 'leap of faith' and start using Linux on a daily basis it will probably for the sake of making a change from Windows and also that will only happen when I buy a third computer (laptop or desktop) and of course I will be dual booting Linux with Windows.
    As a gamer I love the fact that Steam supports Linux now, that's amazing news!! By the way what do you think of Puppy Linux? I loved it when I tried it on a flash drive on my old laptop.

    PS: I took note of your tip: Mint Mate.
    Puppy Linux is OK if you quickly want to recue some data. But as a full blown OS I would not use it. Mint Mate is a much better option.
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  5. #105


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    it took me a long time to adjust from a directory to a folder!
    Err, they are exactly the same thing actually ...

    EDIT: Apparently not (Oops, sorry) meaning - Difference between ?"folder" and "directory" - English Language & Usage Stack Exchange
    Ahhhhhhhh, technicalities, Adam, technicalities. To me, your first statement is right and there are no differences, because I believe a directory is a part of the overall file system, not the file system itself. Therefore, there can be what Microsoft now deems a Library (directory), under that is Documents (directory), under that maybe Word Documents (directory), and under these are collections of documents on different subjects (all directories), all of which Microsoft shows as folders, so where does the difference come in?

    You can think of a Directory as a file cabinet that holds files. Within this file cabinet are folders; however, each can contain one or more files, so each is quite frankly, a sub-directory. Even a bank of file cabinets can be called a directory, but more accurately will be called the (overall) file system.

    Bottom line . . . I really don't see a difference between directories and folders, except that folders is an awkward concept to those of us who "grew up" with DOS and directories.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Directory.PNG  
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  6. #106


    Texas
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by rafael1979 View Post
    Windows 8, even a couple of years on is still an unfinished product. It seems to me like Microsoft took one leap in one direction and then suddenly regretted it and took another big leap backwards. Now they seem to be trying to figure out what to do with Windows 8, what direction to follow, since most Windows users are still too hung up on desktop based Windows like Vista and 7 more recently.
    I think that's why they gave Windows 8 such a short life span . . . they hope to make it disappear.
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  7. #107


    Rio
    Posts : 85
    Triple Boot Win7, Win8.1 and 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rafael1979 View Post
    Windows 8, even a couple of years on is still an unfinished product. It seems to me like Microsoft took one leap in one direction and then suddenly regretted it and took another big leap backwards. Now they seem to be trying to figure out what to do with Windows 8, what direction to follow, since most Windows users are still too hung up on desktop based Windows like Vista and 7 more recently.
    I think that's why they gave Windows 8 such a short life span . . . they hope to make it disappear.
    Yes, unfortunately it seems that Windows 8 is the new Vista...
    Hopefully Windows 9 will be the new Windows 7.
    By the way, since we're on the subject of Win 8 short life span, when is the next Windows coming out?
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  8. #108


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    when is the next Windows coming out
    next week ,it called win8.1.1 ,lol
    starting to get like mac, my MacBook is 10.6.8,i think it started with 10.4.1 for me
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  9. #109


    Rio
    Posts : 85
    Triple Boot Win7, Win8.1 and 10


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    when is the next Windows coming out
    next week ,it called win8.1.1 ,lol
    starting to get like mac, my MacBook is 10.6.8,i think it started with 10.4.1 for me
    I'll tell ya, Windows 8 seems more and more like the new Vista as time goes on. I'm trying to like it, it has good points, but
    2 whole years after its release and it's still a work in progress(not much of it at that), that's smelling like MS are lost on this one.
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  10. #110


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by rafael1979 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    when is the next Windows coming out
    next week ,it called win8.1.1 ,lol
    starting to get like mac, my MacBook is 10.6.8,i think it started with 10.4.1 for me
    I'll tell ya, Windows 8 seems more and more like the new Vista as time goes on. I'm trying to like it, it has good points, but
    2 whole years after its release and it's still a work in progress(not much of it at that), that's smelling like MS are lost on this one.
    There's nothing wrong with it. Could you share specific problems with windows 8? Legitimate issues that would make it the Dud you claim it to be? Something ... Anything ...
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