Linked by Ioan-Alexandru Lazar on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 14:58 UTC
Windows Among the few things I'm proud of in my life, not having had contact with Windows when I first "met" a computer is somewhere around the top. Indeed, the first computer I used ran Unix, and I have been using Unices myself for some time.
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Overdone
by Meor on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 15:33 UTC
Meor
Member since:
2006-09-29

Your style of article, "Section an identical Windows and Unix experience and point out the negatives for windows and positives for Unix", never has, and never will convince people to use Unices over Windows. People want a computer experience to be seamless, intuitive, and simple; unix has none of these qualities.

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RE: Overdone
by henrikmk on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 15:35 in reply to "Overdone"
henrikmk Member since:
2005-07-10

People want a computer experience to be seamless, intuitive, and simple; unix has none of these qualities.

So what about MacOSX?

Edited 2006-10-23 15:36

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RE: Overdone
by Ford Prefect on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 16:04 in reply to "Overdone"
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

People want a computer experience to be seamless, intuitive, and simple; Windows has none of these qualities.


(write a stupid comment and get a stupid answer)

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RE[2]: Overdone
by linux-it on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 16:49 in reply to "RE: Overdone"
linux-it Member since:
2006-07-13

"people want a computer experience to be seamless, intuitive and simple" -- I classify windows to be beginners-friendly, not user friendly.

Take a sweex USB/serial converter.

Windows:

1) install hardware.
2) tell windows you have a driver as windows doesn't understand the well known pl2303.
3) install driver
4) reboot, as the software tells us so.
5) see that the device doesn't work, install usb to serial software
6) reboot as the s/w tells us so.
7) see that it doesn't work. take out the plug, reinsert
8) yes we have our driver.

linux:

1) plug in the device.


same story for a lot of cameras, storage devices, mp3 players......

Edited 2006-10-23 16:54

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RE: Overdone
by xeniast on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 16:05 in reply to "Overdone"
xeniast Member since:
2006-02-04

People want a computer experience to be seamless, intuitive, and simple; unix has none of these qualities.

Clearly you are not familiar with Mac OSX !

It is Seamless, intuitive and simple to use.

and it is the most secure Unix there is BSD

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RE[2]: Overdone
by dylansmrjones on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 18:21 in reply to "RE: Overdone"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Mac OS X isn't really Unix, nor BSD. It's Unix- and BSD-like. But that's all.

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RE[2]: Overdone
by Edward on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 16:45 in reply to "Overdone"
Edward Member since:
2005-09-17

PC-BSD is great for ease of use, security, & stablety

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RE: Overdone
by solidsnake on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 18:12 in reply to "Overdone"
solidsnake Member since:
2006-06-04

HELLO!! MacOSX!! PC-BSD!!

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RE: Overdone
by Anonymous Penguin on Mon 23rd Oct 2006 19:43 in reply to "Overdone"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

Mac OS X! SUSE! Linspire/Freespire! Xandros! PC-BSD! Many more...

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