In response to Kaioken (#19)
Kaioken wrote:
Falacy wrote:
90% of the time when you buy a new computer it comes with an operating system already installed, and 90% of that time the OS is windows. Only fools buy mac!

I didn't reply about this before intentionally, but since Data did, I might as well add my point. There's a common saying that 'nothing in life is free'. Believe It Or Not, Windows is expensive, not to mention people also charge for the installation of it as well. If you think that you'd be getting it for free, you shouldn't call others fools. Well, you shouldn't do it anyway, considering how often you do it while -snip- well, nevermind that. Just don't be so foulmouthed.

I was already knowing how to install windows at age 8. So I'd say it isnt anything you should have to -pay- for.
In response to Eternal Desire (#20)
Eternal Desire wrote:
I was already knowing how to install windows at age 8. So I'd say it isnt anything you should have to -pay- for.

Nonetheless, it is something you pay for anyways.
It'd be far cheaper to find a computer without a preinstalled OS and install Windows on it yourself. And far smarter to install linux or something.
In response to Eternal Desire (#20)
Eternal Desire wrote:
I was already knowing how to install windows at age 8.

Good for you. I was when I was like 5, yay. But I'm afraid this is completely irrelevant.

So I'd say it isnt anything you should have to -pay- for.

Sure, this may be your opinion. But this doesn't have to do with me, you, or BYOND anymore (and really shouldn't be discussed here, in this section). Go say that/complain to the people who do it and charge for their work, which is their absolute right. It is also your right not to buy stuff from them if you don't want to.
In response to Jamesburrow (#21)
Jamesburrow wrote:
Eternal Desire wrote:
I was already knowing how to install windows at age 8. So I'd say it isnt anything you should have to -pay- for.

Nonetheless, it is something you pay for anyways.
It'd be far cheaper to find a computer without a preinstalled OS and install Windows on it yourself. And far smarter to install linux or something.

Linux sucks. It has an ugly interface, VERY in-compatible with about everything... do I need to go on?
In response to Eternal Desire (#23)
Eternal Desire wrote:
Linux sucks. It has an ugly interface, VERY in-compatible with about everything... do I need to go on?


You must not think before you speak.

Linux has many interfaces (it is only a kernel after all) and is becoming more compatible with hardware and software as it gains popularity. On top of that you can even run most Windows programs using various tools.

George Gough
In response to KodeNerd (#24)
KodeNerd wrote:
You must not think before you speak.

I'd say that's his trademark, and his most...unique, aspect?
In response to Popisfizzy (#25)
Popisfizzy wrote:
I'd say that's his trademark, and his most...unique, aspect?

He is unique, just like everybody else.

George Gough
In response to Popisfizzy (#25)
Popisfizzy wrote:
KodeNerd wrote:
You must not think before you speak.

I'd say that's his trademark, and his most...unique, aspect?

y halo thar flames.
In response to Eternal Desire (#23)
Eternal Desire wrote:
Eternal Desire wrote:
I was already knowing how to install windows at age 8. So I'd say it isnt anything you should have to -pay- for.

Just because your parents gave you a copy of Windows doesn't mean it's free for everybody else.

As I said, when you buy a PC and it comes with Windows, it isn't free; you paid for your copy of Windows with the purchase of your new computer.

The only time you ever get Windows free is if Microsoft gives it to you for some reason (perhaps being a student or something, I've heard something like that before).

Whatever the case, whilst your copy may be 'free', in general it isn't.

Linux sucks. It has an ugly interface, VERY in-compatible with about everything... do I need to go on?

The differences between Windows and Linux stem from their licences: Linux is open-source, Windows is closed-source.

Linux is relatively new, but has come much farther because it's open-source.

Windows is more solidly designed (GUI doesn't 'suck', things make a little more sense, ...) than Linux because Windows is closed-source.

Some more reasons why Linxu is better than Windows:
Linux has more security features and has a "root" user; Windows requires everybody to be set to full administrator rights in order to be able to run all the software available for it, even if such software does not actually harm the computer.
Linux allows you to install new software as quickly as typing "apt-get install <package>". Windows requires you to download an executable file which may even screw up your computer, either intentionally or accidentally.
Linux can run DMCGI applications; Windows can not.
Linux filesystems do not require you to defragment it every week to keep the system running smoothly; Windows does require this.
Linux can run on really old machines; Windows has it's limits in this aspect.

Some reasons why Windows is better than Linux:
Windows looks much better; Linux requires you to type in raw commands to do seemingly trivial things.
Windows provides a lot of hooks for developers to do all sorts of things; Linux has far less of such hooks and learning to do things in there is harder.
Windows is used the most by people all around the world; Linux is considered harder to use for the average person and this deters them from getting it.
Windows is advertised a lot; Linux can pretty much only rely on hear-say.
Windows has more applications for it (mostly due to the above reasons); Linux does not have as many.
Windows doesn't force you to go into a terminal to have you check configuration files for errors and try to figure out by trial and error why you don't have a desktop nor an internet connection; Linux does.

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