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Thread: Why I use Windows. By default really.

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    zapjb's Avatar Computer Abuser BT Rep: +3
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    I stayed with my good friends a while back for a week. Their an Apple only household. It was quite easy surfing & emailing. Didn't do anything else. But was impressed none the less. But I'm not going to shell out the money for the hardware. My tower I built almost 2yrs ago is rock solid. Used only the most reliable components.
    Now Linux, tried a couple distros & a live CD or 2. No modem support. That'd be around $30 for a new modem, not a big deal. But I couldn't fn get any distros to function in any meaningful way for me. I take 1/2 responsibilty for this. The other half goes to the Linux distro developers imo. Very little hardware support native for each distro. And for Windows users very counterintuitive.
    To sum it up from what I've experienced Windows & Apple OS's are ready to use. And Linux is not.

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    Do torture yourself with linux, you can run the apple os on a pc.

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    Any chance your unsupported modem was a Winmodem?

    Apple's OS may seem ready to use but just try to shop for software and games for it. Very slim pickings.

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    VB I believe you are correct. This is it: Broadxent V.92 PCI DI3631-1

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    Theres a hacked verson of Mac OS that works on PCs.

    As for linux, I like linux.. Might take awhile to get the hang of it, but its pretty damn good.
    blah blah blah... whatever...



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    i woudl never consider using another OS. I know most about windows and its the easiest to use. Why strt over when this one is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by twisterX
    i woudl never consider using another OS. I know most about windows and its the easiest to use. Why strt over when this one is good


    Cause some people are curious about what they may be missing . I'd love to sit down in front of a Mac just to see the difference .

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    Jeez I'd like somebody (an expert or at least experienced) to sit down & explain Red Hat, Ubuntu or another popular Linux distro. Like a couple hours a week. Shees sounds like a class or school. No not right now. But something casual. Like I'd have it on a spare HDD or a partition. To get me going so I can explore it. Believe me I've tried. Very, very frustrating!

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    is it possible to have 2 different OS's like XP on one HDD and Mac OS on different partitions or even HDD's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samurai
    is it possible to have 2 different OS's like XP on one HDD and Mac OS on different partitions or even HDD's?


    I have a nerd buddie from work with 6 O/S on his computer , I can't be bothered too complicated . Bad enough with 3 browsers !

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