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    Default Why I still don't like Linux

    I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.4 iso - why not I thought, I'll give it (yet) another go.

    The live demo sort of went OK, although there was "serious system problem". The OS still carried on though - big tick. All right I thought, I've a spare partition, I'll actually install it. When the install kicked off, it said it couldn't find any existing operating systems (I have Win7, Vista and Win8 preview on the machine), and when I chose the do it myself option it gave a list of disks that gave no clue as to which was which so I could choose where to install. Stuff that, I thought, and cancelled.

    Back to the live demo and I realized it wasn't recognizing most of my disks. At that point I decided life is too short and gave it away (again). When I went to terminate, it gave me a restart and a shut down option, but the only one that worked was shut down.

    I did like the fact that it totally sorted out and recognized the network and found the other PCs. Also that I was straight onto the net. I still have nightmares when I remember trying to configure the network access by having to manually edit all sorts of configuration files. At least that has improved.
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    Default Re: Why I still don't like Linux

    Can i ask, is there something you need help with?

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    Default Re: Why I still don't like Linux

    While it can take a bit of guesswork sometimes to get Ubuntu installed, the real kicker for me are the little things, like no right-drag and a somewhat buggy alternative to Aero Snap (though 11.10 didn't have anything).

    Overall, Windows 7 still wins.

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    Default Re: Why I still don't like Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by stratex5 View Post
    Can i ask, is there something you need help with?
    Thanks for the offer, but I could probably hack my way through it if I was so inclined. But life's too short...
    We are all but temporary files on the great HDD of life.

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    Default Re: Why I still don't like Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post
    Overall, Windows 7 still wins.
    Yup.
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    Default Re: Why I still don't like Linux

    No, its just you posted this in pressf1 forum so i thought you had a question.

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    Default Re: Why I still don't like Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post
    While it can take a bit of guesswork sometimes to get Ubuntu installed, the real kicker for me are the little things, like no right-drag and a somewhat buggy alternative to Aero Snap (though 11.10 didn't have anything).

    Overall, Windows 7 still wins.
    It really is about what you are used to. I have been using Linux on the desktop since 1998 and have to say when I use MS Windows 7 at work there are things I really miss - such as multiple desktops, mouse over takes focus of the window, F3 to divide a file manager screen into two so you don't need to start another instance, ....... Some of these things are fixed by third party software but not all.
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    Default Re: Why I still don't like Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by johnd View Post
    It really is about what you are used to. I have been using Linux on the desktop since 1998 and have to say when I use MS Windows 7 at work there are things I really miss - such as multiple desktops, mouse over takes focus of the window, F3 to divide a file manager screen into two so you don't need to start another instance, ....... Some of these things are fixed by third party software but not all.
    +1

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    Default Re: Why I still don't like Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by stratex5 View Post
    No, its just you posted this in pressf1 forum so i thought you had a question.
    True, but LMAO
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    Default Re: Why I still don't like Linux

    Some of what you describe above sounds to be lack of experience in Linux - it is not as buggy as you describe unless something has gone wrong. If you don't understand what the partitioning options are then it is time to do some research and find out if you want continue with Linux. As has been said on this forum many times - "Linux is not MS Windows".
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