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#21 H4X0RZ

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:40 PM

View PostJiloacom, on 24 January 2017 - 03:19 AM, said:

Windows 7, because I don't like Linux but I don't like Windows 10.

Why do you dislike Linux and Win 10, but like Win 7? I know that it's your own opinion, but it just doesn't make that much sense to me :/

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 10:34 PM

I is Windows 10 and I am proud (better than windows 8.1 with bing)

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:12 PM

View PostH4X0RZ, on 25 January 2017 - 09:40 PM, said:

View PostJiloacom, on 24 January 2017 - 03:19 AM, said:

Windows 7, because I don't like Linux but I don't like Windows 10.

Why do you dislike Linux and Win 10, but like Win 7? I know that it's your own opinion, but it just doesn't make that much sense to me :/

Because with Linux, you have to use emulators if you want Windows only programs to work, but with Windows 10, I feel like I'm using a tablet AND compatibility with Windows programs are still broken. Windows 7 still works with games from the 90's while looking decent in the process, plus I already own it and have it installed.

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 05:52 PM

View PostJiloacom, on 25 January 2017 - 11:12 PM, said:

View PostH4X0RZ, on 25 January 2017 - 09:40 PM, said:

View PostJiloacom, on 24 January 2017 - 03:19 AM, said:

Windows 7, because I don't like Linux but I don't like Windows 10.

Why do you dislike Linux and Win 10, but like Win 7? I know that it's your own opinion, but it just doesn't make that much sense to me :/

Because with Linux, you have to use emulators if you want Windows only programs to work, but with Windows 10, I feel like I'm using a tablet AND compatibility with Windows programs are still broken. Windows 7 still works with games from the 90's while looking decent in the process, plus I already own it and have it installed.

I personally did not encounter any problems with the Wine emulator on openSUSE 43.1 Leap which I am using currently. It's almost stable. It always runs correctly my Windows applications (paint.NET [with Mono], Notepad++...). I destest Windows 10 (Anniversary Update or not), because it is not stable, Cortana always want to connect with the useless Microsoft Account, and it is not working with old applications I have currently on a old Windows XP computer.

(PS: I use CraftOS in-game :P )

Edited by Redall, 26 January 2017 - 05:52 PM.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 05:10 PM

View PostRedall, on 26 January 2017 - 05:52 PM, said:

View PostJiloacom, on 25 January 2017 - 11:12 PM, said:

View PostH4X0RZ, on 25 January 2017 - 09:40 PM, said:

View PostJiloacom, on 24 January 2017 - 03:19 AM, said:

Windows 7, because I don't like Linux but I don't like Windows 10.

Why do you dislike Linux and Win 10, but like Win 7? I know that it's your own opinion, but it just doesn't make that much sense to me :/

Because with Linux, you have to use emulators if you want Windows only programs to work, but with Windows 10, I feel like I'm using a tablet AND compatibility with Windows programs are still broken. Windows 7 still works with games from the 90's while looking decent in the process, plus I already own it and have it installed.

I personally did not encounter any problems with the Wine emulator on openSUSE 43.1 Leap which I am using currently. It's almost stable. It always runs correctly my Windows applications (paint.NET [with Mono], Notepad++...). I destest Windows 10 (Anniversary Update or not), because it is not stable, Cortana always want to connect with the useless Microsoft Account, and it is not working with old applications I have currently on a old Windows XP computer.

(PS: I use CraftOS in-game :P )

Wow you're lucky with that Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.


Mine always gave me a BSOD after 5 min of uptime, no matter what I was doing.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 06:14 PM

View PostPiorjade, on 27 January 2017 - 05:10 PM, said:

View PostRedall, on 26 January 2017 - 05:52 PM, said:

View PostJiloacom, on 25 January 2017 - 11:12 PM, said:

View PostH4X0RZ, on 25 January 2017 - 09:40 PM, said:

View PostJiloacom, on 24 January 2017 - 03:19 AM, said:

Windows 7, because I don't like Linux but I don't like Windows 10.
Why do you dislike Linux and Win 10, but like Win 7? I know that it's your own opinion, but it just doesn't make that much sense to me :/
Because with Linux, you have to use emulators if you want Windows only programs to work, but with Windows 10, I feel like I'm using a tablet AND compatibility with Windows programs are still broken. Windows 7 still works with games from the 90's while looking decent in the process, plus I already own it and have it installed.
I personally did not encounter any problems with the Wine emulator on openSUSE 43.1 Leap which I am using currently. It's almost stable. It always runs correctly my Windows applications (paint.NET [with Mono], Notepad++...). I destest Windows 10 (Anniversary Update or not), because it is not stable, Cortana always want to connect with the useless Microsoft Account, and it is not working with old applications I have currently on a old Windows XP computer.
(PS: I use CraftOS in-game :P/> )
Wow you're lucky with that Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.
Mine always gave me a BSOD after 5 min of uptime, no matter what I was doing.

Windows 10 is crap, and will still be.

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 10:24 PM

I have Windows 10 Anniversary Update and I really like it. It is completely stable, never had an issue with it (except activation, worked in a few days) and it never failed me. I use it for playing games, coding, and other things. I really like having Windows 10 on my computer.

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:05 AM

View Posthouseofkraft, on 27 January 2017 - 10:24 PM, said:

I have Windows 10 Anniversary Update and I really like it. It is completely stable, never had an issue with it (except activation, worked in a few days) and it never failed me. I use it for playing games, coding, and other things. I really like having Windows 10 on my computer.

You know that Windows 10 (Anniversary Update) watches your personal data ?
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http://www.mirror.co...ou-fans-6187498
http://www.newsweek....ery-move-358952
http://www.makeuseof...tching-worried/
http://www.zerohedge...ging-everything

If you created an Microsoft Account, this will happen:
<< From the moment an account is created, Microsoft begins watching. The company saves customers’ basic information—name, contact details, passwords, demographic data and credit card specifics —but it also digs a bit deeper >>

Edited by Redall, 28 January 2017 - 10:07 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:33 AM

View PostRedall, on 28 January 2017 - 10:05 AM, said:

You know that Windows 10 (Anniversary Update) watches your personal data ?
I'm pretty sure there are options to opt out of it. Also, to quote the Newsweek article:

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The company’s data collection practices fit within the industry’s new normal. Google’s Privacy Terms, for instance, show that the tech giant is also analyzing the content of users’ emails to provide a better, more personalized product, it claims.
I don't agree with their policy, but sadly it is very hard to use computers without compromising your privacy somewhere. Unless you go full Stallman I guess :).

For me, Windows 10 works fine. It isn't the bees knees, but it does what I need it to do and I can always use a VM when I need to use Linux.

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 12:01 PM

Windows always was like playing in a casino for me.

Either the installation didn't start, it couldn't detect "drivers for my drive" or something, it couldn't detect the installation media after the installation BOOTED UP, it was stuck in a bootloop, it didn't work in UEFI mode, it gave me a BSOD every 5 mins of uptime (*cough* win10 *cough*), it didn't want to install the Hamachi drivers for example (had to boot to secured mode or something to install them, cancerous) or it one day messed up my hard drive so I had to reinstall again. Yeah win10 anniversary is the mother of all crappy unstable win versions microsoft has ever done to me.

All examples occured on various computers I had to install windows on (talking about Win7, Win8 and Win10).

Oh and I once had to install WinXP via USB on an old PC.... well.... let's not talk about it.

Edited by Lyqyd, 28 January 2017 - 04:42 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:23 PM

UEFI is a piece of crap
EFI is not bad
BIOS is cool

#32 クデル

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:39 AM

I used to have Arch w/ Gnome 3 or Cinnamon. I felt that it was to unstable, being a rolling release and all. Now I use Ubuntu 16.04, with Cinnamon. Unfortunately it uses more resources, but I have found nearly everything just works with Ubuntu, and there's a plethora of support.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 03:33 PM

View Postクデル, on 30 January 2017 - 09:39 AM, said:

I used to have Arch w/ Gnome 3 or Cinnamon. I felt that it was to unstable, being a rolling release and all. Now I use Ubuntu 16.04, with Cinnamon. Unfortunately it uses more resources, but I have found nearly everything just works with Ubuntu, and there's a plethora of support.

You could also use openSUSE, because Ubuntu is kinda stable, but it is consuming so much power... Even if I switched to FLWM, it's still consuming a big amount of power. This is why I switched to openSUSE Leap.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 07:59 PM

View PostRedall, on 28 January 2017 - 07:23 PM, said:

UEFI is a piece of crap
EFI is not bad
BIOS is cool

Why the hate on UEFI?

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 06:00 PM

View PostH4X0RZ, on 30 January 2017 - 07:59 PM, said:

View PostRedall, on 28 January 2017 - 07:23 PM, said:

UEFI is a piece of crap
EFI is not bad
BIOS is cool

Why the hate on UEFI?

Because UEFI blocks all installations of non-Windows OSes, and some constructors even lock the computer when you try to install it.

#36 H4X0RZ

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 07:53 PM

>be me
>own a prebuilt Acer PC
>Which has UEFI
>And runs Windows 10 and Arch Linux dualboot

You can install stuff other than Windows in UEFI. The image you use just needs a UEFI key, which some small distributions don't have.

I never saw UEFI/manufacturers blocking it. Maybe on a laptop or prebuilt system. But otherwise you are in control.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 03:29 PM

I run Manjaro Linux and Windows 7 in dual-boot.

The order of the Linux distros I ran before switching to Manjaro in order
Kali Linux    - First one I tried, kind of liked it
Parrot Linux - Preferred this over Kali
Arch - My HDD got messed up, didn't want to reinstall it, liked this one really much though.
Manjaro - Simple and elegant, have had no problems with it so far.

By the way, anyone know of any audio visualizer that runs in the terminal?

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:10 PM

View PostTheOddByte, on 04 February 2017 - 03:29 PM, said:

I run Manjaro Linux and Windows 7 in dual-boot.

The order of the Linux distros I ran before switching to Manjaro in order
Kali Linux	- First one I tried, kind of liked it
Parrot Linux - Preferred this over Kali
Arch - My HDD got messed up, didn't want to reinstall it, liked this one really much though.
Manjaro - Simple and elegant, have had no problems with it so far.

By the way, anyone know of any audio visualizer that runs in the terminal?

"ncmpcpp"
Music player w/ visualizer
Looks very nice :)

#39 Mao Zedong

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:17 PM

UEFI = EFI.

You are probably confusing UEFI and secure boot and EFI with UEFI

Edited by Mao Zedong, 04 February 2017 - 09:18 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2017 - 12:03 PM

View PostH4X0RZ, on 31 January 2017 - 07:53 PM, said:

>be me
>own a prebuilt Acer PC
>Which has UEFI
>And runs Windows 10 and Arch Linux dualboot

You can install stuff other than Windows in UEFI. The image you use just needs a UEFI key, which some small distributions don't have.

I never saw UEFI/manufacturers blocking it. Maybe on a laptop or prebuilt system. But otherwise you are in control.

Lenovo blocked their users from installing anything that is not Windows 10 by using a RAID mode that requires a special driver for Windows that is not availiable on Linux. Also some lock Secure Boot, but that is very uncommon. I am running Arch on an ASUS Laptop with UEFI and runs perfectly, only had to disable Secure Boot





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