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Did we all just witness Windows start to die?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Most people want a system that works STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX or if they have to install something then it should ideally be a "1-click" install. Nobody is going to want (as a home user) to have to "Load kernel modules" or start compiling stuff or run elaborate C-Shell scripts to get applications running.
    I am running Ubuntu 13.04. Everything works straight out of the box. Home users do not have to do any mucking around. Only geeks who want to add extra context menu items, etc will need to delve a bit. You also need to do that to for the same kind of things in Windows.


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    There really isn't ANY sensible competition for Windows yet
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  2. #52


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I am running Ubuntu 13.04. Everything works straight out of the box. Home users do not have to do any mucking around. Only geeks who want to add extra context menu items, etc will need to delve a bit. You also need to do that to for the same kind of things in Windows.
    But what works on your hardware straight out of the box, might not work at all without lots of mucking around for the next person.
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  3. #53


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    There are quite a few on 7 forums running ubuntu13 /mint15. Theirs all work staright out of the box as far as I know.

    I suppose there might be some oem machines which require special drivers - they need those for windows as well. It is possible in a few cases they aren't available for ubuntu.

    If oem machines shipped with ubuntu pre installed, obviously they would have any oem specific drivers, and would work staright out of the box as well.

    I don't get where all this busines about linux being difficult comes from . My gran can use it without the slightest difficulty. We are talking about consumer market, and Ubuntu /mint current derivatives are ideal for average consumers.

    It is different if you are using server versions, or some weird esoteric distro. That is not what I am talking about.
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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    Quote Originally Posted by adam9x6 View Post

    Anyway, IE11 doesn't let you do anything but tabs on the desktop...I liked open windows...is there a trick I can use?

    Adam
    Right click any link and open in new window or hit ALT on your keyboard to bring up the top menu and under File select New Window.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Open Link in a New Window


    Hold the "Shift Key + Left Click" on the link to open it in a new window.

    Hold the "Ctrl Key + Left Click" on the link to open it in a new tab.

    These combos works in FF and IE (unless MS "improved" IE11 by getting rid of them).
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