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Is anyone on here happy with windows 8?

  1. #221


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    I think it was this thread we were discussing Linux and variants.

    I actually was able to set up sharing on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Both sharing from and to works very well, no problems at all. (I don't know how to keep shares mapped on Ubuntu after a reboot, but I didn't research it yet at all either.)
    I can't speak for 'native' Ubuntu as I don't use it but with Linux Mint which is a much better variant of that distribution, when you map a drive (samba is already installed) you work with a dialogue box that prompts for how the share will be used for future connections. (image)

    ...

    For some reason, it wouldn't let me access my Windows 8 but my Windows 7 was being shared well. It wouldn't accept my password when my spec machine was on 8. I didn't really do anything specific but just kept trying day after day, here or there and it all just works well everywhere now....Windows 8, Windows 7 and Ubuntu all nice any combo, any time.
    Under Windows 8 have you created a Homegroup - default if you enabled sharing during installation -If so, you probably want to leave that and just use a Private network. However when you do, you also, make sure you have sharing enabled. (image)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails sh.jpg   ns.jpg  

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  2. #222


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Why are you guys still using any variant of Linux for at all? Just before Xmas last year, I did a
    "How to" on running your favorite Linux applications/games natively in Windows 8dp, it transfers
    fine for 8cp as well. Windows 8 is taking the need of running Linux O/S off, and allowing you to have
    your applications/games/excitement right here in Windows.
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  3. #223


    Posts : 828
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Why are you guys still using any variant of Linux for at all? Just before Xmas last year, I did a
    "How to" on running your favorite Linux applications/games natively in Windows 8dp, it transfers
    fine for 8cp as well. Windows 8 is taking the need of running Linux O/S off, and allowing you to have
    your applications/games/excitement right here in Windows.
    I think the point is, not to transfer to Windows, but transfer from Windows to Linux.
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  4. #224


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    What is your point. None of what you say would be different in Virtual Box. .
    my point ?


    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Anyways, glad to hear someone has Ubuntu up and running. I've downloaded the Pinguy (or whatever it's called) version so I think I'll give it a shot as soon as I have a spare drive

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Put Ubuntu into Virtual Box. It is a lot easier and works perfectly. I run it like that since several years.
    You said to use Ubuntu instead of Pinguy, so my point is that Pinguy will be more easy to use, no mention of the VM here, because for me it's obvious to use VM instead of dual boot.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Why are you guys still using any variant of Linux for at all? ..


    if you ask me; because it's boring to use only one OS
    but that's me
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  5. #225


    Posts : 2
    windows 7


    I have been trying out Windows 8 for awhile now and still don't like the new set up. hope they keep it off the desk tops and just put it on tablets and phones, then develop a new one for towers and laptops. I really don't like the new touch screen format, But that could also be because i don't plan on getting a touch screen for at home unless the price starts to match other monitors and drops down a hole lot. Plus i don't believe the business world plans on the same thing, just to much of a cost factor right now.
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  6. #226


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Umm ...


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Why are you guys still using any variant of Linux for at all?
    Malware:

    • Linux is immune to Windows OS malware.


    If I "need" to visit any dubious sites I often use Ubuntu.

    RAM usage:

    • Ubuntu 10 uses 1/3 of the RAM that W7 does on my PC.
    • Ubuntu 10 uses 1/2 of the RAM that W8 does on my PC.


    Setting up an email server takes a fraction of the time that it does in Windows.
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  7. #227


    Posts : 93
    W2K8S R2 STD, W7 ULTIMATE X64


    Hi,

    Didn't want to stir anything up. It seems you guys are just misreading each other.

    Bygones,
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  8. #228


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post

    Malware:

    • Linux is immune to Windows OS malware.


    If I "need" to visit any dubious sites I often use Ubuntu..
    I will not count on that for ever, 600,000 Mac users get infected by a trojan that collect their Credit Card info.

    More than 600,000 Macs infected with Flashback botnet | Security - CNET News


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Setting up an email server takes a fraction of the time that it does in Windows.
    yes Thunderbird is way smarter than Outlook, it find by himself the setting of the mail server, Outlook fail at it quite often.
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  9. #229


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Different Architecture


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    I will not count on that for ever, 600,000 Mac users get infected by a trojan that collect their Credit Card info.

    More than 600,000 Macs infected with Flashback botnet | Security - CNET News
    I still think that Linux distros will be immune to Windows OS malware (e.g. different architecture).

    I'm not saying that Linux can't be exploited (there are regular security patches).
    There is Linux malware.
    I read that a recent malware attack on Macs, was based on an old Linux "nasty".

    I suspect we will see more cross-OS malware based on browser flaws/plugins (e.g. inserting a key logger into the browser, or the current browsing session).

    Flash and Java are already "equal opportunity destroyers".
    Those "malware gateways" still have to deliver a payload that is tailored to the particular OS, they are running on.
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  10. #230


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    [QUOTE=lehnerus2000;82763]
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Why are you guys still using any variant of Linux for at all?
    Malware:

    • Linux is immune to Windows OS malware.


    NOW are you sure of that? I would check that fact at linux.org
    they have released a statement to the effect a whole new strain of malware has affected all variants
    of Linux.

    If I "need" to visit any dubious sites I often use Ubuntu.

    if I have that need, Norton 360 protects me, and runs flawlessly in Windows 8cp.

    RAM usage:

    • Ubuntu 10 uses 1/3 of the RAM that W7 does on my PC.
    • Ubuntu 10 uses 1/2 of the RAM that W8 does on my PC..


    With, or without a desktop version running in the foreground?

    Setting up an email server takes a fraction of the time that it does in Windows.
    Wowsers!! It took me a 18 seconds to set up both the POP & SMTP servers. Actually a little more than 4 minutes to setup
    all my email accounts.
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