Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24

Thread: A Microsoft President Equates Open Standards with Incompetence

  1. #11
    Senior Member
    WiiHacks Staff
    Forum Administrator
    Only Site Donators Can PM Staff
    nightstah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Repatriated to WH
    Posts
    18,406
    Thanks
    1,824
    Thanked 4,287 Times in 3,602 Posts
    Blog Entries
    5
    My point exactly (I thought the remark was clear in terms that suggesting Linux users have a sleek, compact basic operating system nowhere near this size).

  2. #12
    Senior Member
    DA KINE WiiHacker
    mauifrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    9,180
    Thanks
    307
    Thanked 9,572 Times in 2,972 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Microsoft loves bloated, they call it Ultimate, as bloated as they can make it.

    You should play around with linux, you may like it. Try puppy linux, it is less than a 100mb and runs completely in ram, no hd needed. Minimalistic and fast, that is how everything should be.
    Ipsa scientia potestas est.


    Warning: Piracy is NOT supported. Word your questions carefully.

  3. #13
    Senior Member
    WiiHacks Staff
    Forum Administrator
    Only Site Donators Can PM Staff
    nightstah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Repatriated to WH
    Posts
    18,406
    Thanks
    1,824
    Thanked 4,287 Times in 3,602 Posts
    Blog Entries
    5
    I'm familiar with a few basic packages that from direct from CD or similar, I've experimented briefly with them. I could manage just fine, but I have two kids and my significant other --- all female --- that wouldn't understand

  4. #14
    Senior Member
    WiiHacks Staff
    Senior Moderator
    Only site donators may send a PM to WiiHacks Staff
    oddgriffin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    New Franklin, Ohio. USA
    Posts
    10,176
    Thanks
    2,195
    Thanked 2,559 Times in 2,005 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Yea, I mess with a few linux distos from time to time, mostly live cd loading and backtrack installed (i think we all know why that is). I like to have them as an alternative and let all my family members know to use it while windows is messing up on them and I can't get over there or too busy to remotely repair their various problems, usually virus or adware related.
    Sent from my van, down by the river.




    Never quantify your life by comparison. It is always going to be apples to oranges. If you feel the need to always look down on others, you currently do not own enough mirrors------ Tommie Griffin.

  5. #15
    Member
    Retired WiiHacks Staff
    Darkcide666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    3,719
    Thanks
    560
    Thanked 923 Times in 666 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    I'm familiar with a few basic packages that from direct from CD or similar, I've experimented briefly with them. I could manage just fine, but I have two kids and my significant other --- all female --- that wouldn't understand
    You would be surprised. I've got my kids (4 & 7 YO females), stepdaughter (14 YO female), and wife trained on Linux Mint. I've even got my stepdaughter running the Xfce version of Linux Mint on her laptop. Of course they don't get get some of the more advanced stuff like coding, compiling, and so forth nor do they really understand the structure of a UNIX like OS but they manage at an average user level...just the same as if they were using OS X or Windows. There are a lot of user friendly distros out there. You don't have to go hard like Arch or Gentoo. I'm currently building my own openSUSE based distro.
    Last edited by Darkcide666; 09-18-2010 at 04:56 AM.

  6. #16
    New Member SarimsterX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    173
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
    I've heard some good things about linux mint, how is it?
    Words do not begin express how screwed I am.- Phoenix Wright

    Godot- As they say, a cornered fox is more dangerous than a jackal.
    Phoenix- I believe the correct definition for a cornered fox is "scared and petrified".
    Godot- ...Your animal analogies have grown tiresome!

    A prosecutor once said: "Real men press thanks when helped out, the rest don't drink enough coffee"

  7. #17
    Member
    Retired WiiHacks Staff
    Darkcide666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    3,719
    Thanks
    560
    Thanked 923 Times in 666 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by SarimsterX View Post
    I've heard some good things about linux mint, how is it?
    Mint is the most user friendly distro out there IMO and I've been hopping distros/dual booting since the late 90s. It's also nice for beginners because it comes with some stuff that the hippy/purist distros don't like flash and the ability to play MP3s, AVIs, and so forth out of the box. The main distro is based off Ubuntu so if you have experience with it you should feel kind of at home. It comes in 4 different desktops so if your a fan of KDE, Gnome, Xfce, or LXDE you'll find your flavor of Mint. I've been dying to try out the new Debian based Mint but it's only available in 32 bit right now so I'm holding out for the 64 bit edition. I can always boot it off live CD and play around though...maybe I will. It's the definite choice for people who are used to Windows and just want something that works well out of the box without tweaking or hacking. The more advanced Windows user might have to get used to working in a UNIX like environment (which I prefer) and have to overcome things they are not used to like not having a C: drive. I recently switched to Linux full time and completely gave up on Windows. The only reason I used to boot Windows was for gaming but I feel the OpenGL drivers and Wine have advanced to the point of where I'm getting about the same framerate as I do in Windows with a little tweaking and hacking.

  8. #18
    New Member SarimsterX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    173
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
    Interesting...So it's derived off ubuntu huh? Honestly I've been using ubuntu for over a year and I like it, but I just can't get off windows. It's like an addiction or something LOL.
    Words do not begin express how screwed I am.- Phoenix Wright

    Godot- As they say, a cornered fox is more dangerous than a jackal.
    Phoenix- I believe the correct definition for a cornered fox is "scared and petrified".
    Godot- ...Your animal analogies have grown tiresome!

    A prosecutor once said: "Real men press thanks when helped out, the rest don't drink enough coffee"

  9. #19
    Member
    Retired WiiHacks Staff
    Darkcide666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Upstate NY
    Posts
    3,719
    Thanks
    560
    Thanked 923 Times in 666 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by SarimsterX View Post
    Interesting...So it's derived off ubuntu huh?
    Mint was basically Ubuntu with extra codecs at first. It's advanced beyond that but still has its Ubuntu roots at the core. Until the new Debian based edition that is. Now you have even more of a choice when it comes to Mint. That's probably part of why it has been steadily rising on Distrowatch. It's currently 3rd.

  10. #20
    New Member SarimsterX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    173
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
    Is it possible to install inside windows or would I have to use a seperate partition to dual boot with Windows 7?
    Words do not begin express how screwed I am.- Phoenix Wright

    Godot- As they say, a cornered fox is more dangerous than a jackal.
    Phoenix- I believe the correct definition for a cornered fox is "scared and petrified".
    Godot- ...Your animal analogies have grown tiresome!

    A prosecutor once said: "Real men press thanks when helped out, the rest don't drink enough coffee"

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •