Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Dec 2012 16:12 UTC
Window Managers In the final years of my high school career, more concerned with going out and drinking three times a week than with actually doing anything meaningful at my supposedly posh gymnasium, I rediscovered my love for computing - a love lost during the onset of aforementioned going out and drinking. Realising I would hit university soon, I saved up 2000 guilders, ordered the parts for a brand-new computer, and thanks to this then state-of-the-art computer, old flames were rekindled. Since this pun is burning a hole in my pocket - it was an enlightening experience.
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RE[4]: Linux Mint
by Wafflez on Tue 25th Dec 2012 11:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Linux Mint"
Wafflez
Member since:
2011-06-26

Confusing.

Select one of the myriads installers for Windows - it will work for Windows.

Select one of myriads repos (or w/e) for Linux - it will work for Linux (Debian) but not for Linux (Fedora, SuSE, Arch, Gentoo, etc).

And Linux also becomes a mess - leftover log, configuration files. Same as Windows. Doesn't work any slower, you just lose some kilobytes of space from your storage which has more than terabyte.

Central update - well duh. That isn't how Windows software works. I just cannot fathom how quality software could be upgraded via free of charge to newest version. When Ubuntu will be able to upgrade my Photoshop, Visual Studio, Sony Vegas or w/e via apt-get upgrade, then this "central" thingy argument might work. Right now - woo new updates for some random libraries that a non factor programs uses and I don't get any new features/performance. Woo exciting indeed.

How Windows is a mess again?

Edited 2012-12-25 11:57 UTC

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RE[5]: Linux Mint
by Soulbender on Wed 26th Dec 2012 05:46 in reply to "RE[4]: Linux Mint"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

When Ubuntu will be able to upgrade my Photoshop, Visual Studio, Sony Vegas or w/e via apt-get upgrade, then this "central" thingy argument might work.


Except none of those even run on Linux in the first place so why would the upgrade work? Logic, you fail it.
That's like complaining that Windows can't update my Linux e17 installation.

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