Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 15:49 UTC
Windows "Yesterday my desktop died, and so I went ahead and got a brand new Windows 8 laptop. It's always been my feeling that as years go on, user experience has been going down for people who use a computer and the Internet, because of decisions all companies make that are clearly anti-user, either because they think they know best, or in many cases, for financial gains. But from spending all night reinstalling everything and customizing the laptop, I realized just how bad it has become." Probably the biggest reason to go Mac or Linux. Such a shame Microsoft found it more important to pressure OEMs into silly Secure Boot nonsense instead of doing something about the anti-user crapware disaster. Goes to show who Microsoft cares about. Hint: it ain't you.
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RE: Dell Vostro line
by matthekc on Tue 13th Nov 2012 01:59 UTC in reply to "Dell Vostro line"
matthekc
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2006-10-28

CentOS is hard to use as a desktop unless you are quite comfortable building from source or don't mind missing things like games.
Overall Linux has felt like a very viable option that I could recommend to "normal people" with a bit of training/support since about 2008.
Personally for the average user I would recommend Linux Mint.

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