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  1. Lord Bacon

    Lord Bacon BACON DUKE

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    for about the past year i have had a dual booting pc. soon i am going to drop windows completely and switch to ubuntu. its tons better than windows.

    as soon as ubuntu loads into the GUI, you can start opening programs and such...no 10 minute logon script like xp. also, compiz gives ubuntu sweeet 3d graphics.

    to top it off, wine lets you run windows programs under ubuntu.

    linux is teh shit. who else is rockin a linux machine?
     
  2. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    So your basis for a Linux distro being better then Windows are third party programs that arn't actually part of the OS and an XP installation so badly configured that it takes 10 minuites to log on?
     
  3. Lord Bacon

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    well, mainly i like it cause its free. and you can totally own someones machine with a linux live cd. and its more secure. and its more 1337.

    and i like alot of the linux programs. open source is the future.
     
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  5. Lord Bacon

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    thats fine as long as we keep it at rock paper sciccors, beotches.

    :duel 
     
  6. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    Open Source will never be the present, let alone the future. The lack of real money and the sort of people that populate its community ensures that it will never have the necessary drive, vision, organisation, direction or cohesiveness. Even if it had any of those things, it'd still lack the resources and ability necessary to capitalise on them.

    The industry would stagnate overnight if the Open Source folks were left in charge, assuming it wouldent collapse into an enormous mess of bickering and indecision first.
     
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    I think there's room for both open source and closed source, personally. Open source has been around for years...and it hasn't collapsed.
     
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    It will always be a niche market though, so to speak. Eventually the big boys will adopt any improvements that open source creates.
     
  9. RabidYak

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    I'm not saying that there isn't a place for Open Source or that its going to disappear, I'm saying that its fundamentally incapable of dominating the industry or providing the neccessary inertia to push it foward.
     
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    Agreed. I wouldn't want everything to be open source at all, but the community is a valuable contributer. It takes awfully narrow vision to believe sincerely that nothing good comes out of open source. Those who do are at least as irritating as those who believe open source is the only way to go. Extremism is bad, folks. It all got developed by somebody who isn't you.

    As far as Ubuntu, I've tried it, I use it sometimes, and I do like it, but not enough to switch over full time. On the other hand, I could not surf the internet without my Firefox extensions. It literally has minimised my web browsing at work (where we only have IE and are not allowed to download things) because I get frustrated at what functions I'm missing and just end up quitting and looking at whatever later.
     
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    As I've said before, one does not make dinner from bad cuts of meat.

    This, here, this is olive loaf.
     
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    I have run a dual boot with Slackware for years and love it
     
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    Open Source has it's place, but it will never run any mission critical apps in my company, not as long as I'm here. There are many useful tools, particularly for those is IS, that have been developed by the OS community. I personally use some of these tools daily. Still, as RabidYak mentioned, a well configured installation shouldn't give you any major problems.
     
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    http://www.intelliadmin.com/blog/2006/09/why-windows-takes-so-long-to-start-up.html
     
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    I've had my machine for about three years now. It's running XP Pro, has a gig of RAM, and a P4 2.8 Mhz.

    My machine, when brand new, booted in about 30 seconds. It could do a full restart in about a minute.

    My machine, now three years old, with the only big changes being a second HDD added along with a 5.1 surround audio card, boots in about ... 30 seconds. And the full restart takes just over a minute.

    And that's on a hard drive that's usually about 75% fragmented. But don't tell Streck. :( 
     
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    Man, fuck that "What can Brown do for you?" shit.
     
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