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Is anyone on here happy with windows 8?

  1. #231


    I've tried Linux three times and found it to be an interesting OS, but it doesn't play the games I like and it often wouldn't work with my peripherals. But the price was perfect.

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  2. #232


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    I've tried Linux three times and found it to be an interesting OS, but it doesn't play the games I like and it often wouldn't work with my peripherals. But the price was perfect.
    Remember Vince, YOU get what your PAY for!
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  3. #233


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Remember Vince, YOU get what your PAY for!
    So I have no problem to spend $ 100-200 for Windows 7 , $ 0 for Linux , but for Windows 8, I think Microsoft will have to pay me. not $ 100 or $ 200, let say $ 10-20 an hour to use it, just for the inconvenient.
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  4. #234


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Could be worse, COULD be forced to use Mac O/S 9!

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  5. #235


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post

    • 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.
    Yes.
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000
    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 specifically said OS malware (like a Worm) not general malware (like a Trojan).
    That is to say, malware which uses a specific OS flaw to operate.

    I did not say that Linux distros were immune to Linux OS malware.


    Windows OS malware affects Windows; Linux OS malware affects Linux distros.

    They don't affect each other.
    OK, one could be used to DDOS the other, or used to download and forward the appropriate code to the other.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000

    • 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?
    That is when Ubuntu's running the Gnome 2.xx GUI.
    The numbers come from the GUI system monitor (400 MB vs 1200 MB & 800 MB respectively).

    Presumably it would be less, if I ran it in Terminal mode.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000
    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.
    Email Server, not Email Client (e.g. Exchange vs something like Postfix).
    Connecting Outlook to an email server doesn't take long.

    Neither are difficult to install (with a list of instructions).
    Exchange required "endless amounts" of "Next" clicking (using the wizard) and the software took ages to install.
    Postfix only needed ~25 commands typed and ~6 lines altered in a config file (the software installed much faster).
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  6. #236


    A couple of years ago,Fred Langa threw the Apple and Linux worlds into a rage when he stated that both systems are more susceptible to malware than Windows. He stated that they were "safe" only because nobody was bothering to write viruses for them. Wading through the deluge of insults, name-calling, and accusations, I read what the man actually said, and he is correct.
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  7. #237


    Toronto, Canada. Born in the U.K.
    Posts : 691
    Win 10 Pro + Win 7 Ult SP1 (x64)


    The Apple fans have thrown similar fits for the same reason....and have been proven wrong.
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  8. #238


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

    I didn't say that Linux was more secure than Windows


    I at no stage did I say, Linux is more secure than Windows.

    I said that, Windows OS exploits, don't affect Linux distros.
    Likewise, Linux OS exploits, don't affect Windows OS.

    Therefore, If I'm using Ubuntu and I download a program, which is actually some sort of self-activating Windows OS malware, it has no effect.

    Not that I'd defend Apple, but Windows OS malware doesn't run on OSX.
    Apple used deceptive/misleading advertising, to make it seem like the OS was immune to ALL malware.
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 07 Apr 2012 at 10:51.
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  9. #239


    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    The Apple fans have thrown similar fits for the same reason....and have been proven wrong.
    I don't know, Ex_Brit. Statistics show that Apple operating systems are a minority. Even Windows Vista is more popular than Apple operating systems.
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  10. #240


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    The Apple fans have thrown similar fits for the same reason....and have been proven wrong.
    I don't know, Ex_Brit. Statistics show that Apple operating systems are a minority. Even Windows Vista is more popular than Apple operating systems.
    Vince, the last true Mac O/S was version 9, O/S X, and it's others within that are constructively used Debian Linux.
    And FROM rumors in the computer industry, Apple is going MS Windows.
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