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it's mostly kernel recompilation time with a linux laptop (it was for me, anyway).

Well, I suppose it depends upon your laptop. I have a Dell Inspiron and not long ago I had a hd crash so I reinstalled windows from the cd that came with the laptop, and suddenly nothing worked anymore. I had to install all kinds of extra drivers to get the thing working again. Then I had to spent loads and loads of times to install all my applications again.

Then I installed Ubuntu. It just worked. No extra drivers needed. And since then the amount of time I have to spent on "computer management" has dropped to about 0.001% (all updates for all applications come in automatically and installing a new app is a matter of selecting it from the package manager and clicking apply). Reboots after installing/updating something is a thing of the past (the only exception being a kernel update, and no, no compilation needed, that also went automatically). This is why I mentioned above that people who like installing software should move back to windows.

So IMHO is psonice's remark that linux is rubbish as a desktop not true, it may not be so good as osx but a distro like Ubuntu is IMHO far superior to windows by now. The only thing windows is still better at is for playing games and watching demos.
added on the 2007-07-20 19:57:24 by sparcus sparcus
windows is still better (...) for (...) watching demos

my point exactly! :)
added on the 2007-07-20 20:04:28 by havoc havoc
havoc: Windows demos that is, did you know that Ubuntu's package manager includes emulators like hatari? :-)
added on the 2007-07-20 20:05:47 by sparcus sparcus
if your 'desktop'-activities are reduced to just surfing the intarwebs, gobble-gobble on IMs/IRC, typing .txt files and jerking off to shitloads of onscreen performance stats yes.. go linux! .. for more serious activities go XP! :D
[such as playing football manager 2007 !!!]
Maali: you were saying? :-)

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added on the 2007-07-22 11:51:04 by sparcus sparcus
but he lost 2 to 0, that doesnt happen on XP! :)
Everybody knows recompiling your kernel is the most fun a person can have with their clothes on.
Everybody knows recompiling your kernel is the most fun a person can have with their clothes on.

You should meet this girl I know. ;)
added on the 2007-07-22 17:20:18 by Rubicante Rubicante
does he have a unix manual?
added on the 2007-07-23 14:04:01 by Shifter Shifter


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