I'm just going to put this out there...

Mattumanu

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Understand, this is not to say if you like something there's something wrong with you. Having said that...
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I hate Windows. I mean, there are not enough words and grammar to express how loathsome I find that twisted wad of cacophonous code.

When I had windows as my daily driver, I was constantly fighting to get it to let me have my computer back. I mean, really. I'll agree to leave the computer on so it can do it's odious download and update, why can you NOT just give me a few uninterrupted minutes to do the one task I need to get done? What you want to scan this PDF again? The same PDF as last time I tried to do this? Just leave me alone you bloody cretinous swine! "Oh wait", you say, "you're playing with your friends on CSGO? Why, no you're not! We're going to bog down your system with an update that's going to the next two hours! Take those head shots you git! Die die die!"

So, these days, windows lives as a Virtual Machine on my desktop, like a prisoner chained up and fed moldy bread and pining for daylight.

Any way I hate Windows. That is all.
 

Avenger

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Understand, this is not to say if you like something there's something wrong with you. Having said that...
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,
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I hate Windows. I mean, there are not enough words and grammar to express how loathsome I find that twisted wad of cacophonous code.

When I had windows as my daily driver, I was constantly fighting to get it to let me have my computer back. I mean, really. I'll agree to leave the computer on so it can do it's odious download and update, why can you NOT just give me a few uninterrupted minutes to do the one task I need to get done? What you want to scan this PDF again? The same PDF as last time I tried to do this? Just leave me alone you bloody cretinous swine! "Oh wait", you say, "you're playing with your friends on CSGO? Why, no you're not! We're going to bog down your system with an update that's going to the next two hours! Take those head shots you git! Die die die!"

So, these days, windows lives as a Virtual Machine on my desktop, like a prisoner chained up and fed moldy bread and pining for daylight.

Any way I hate Windows. That is all.
I agree. I do use windows everyday because I have to. I also use IE Explorer everyday (yes still) because at work some of the web apps still only run on it. :rolleyes: I think SteamOS will be a decent new player in the PC gaming community. Once people get their hands on it and modify it or change things it may be even viable for home desktop PC use. If it ever gets to that point I may dual boot it for fun on my home PC. It could even be that good out of the box. We just don't know it yet. Would be nice to not be tracked by Microsoft as much though
Cheers,
 

FlySwatter

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I find posts such as these very interesting, and it's a very common complaint, though it does not match my own experience. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to extol the virtues of Windows, and suggest that it's necessarily the best operating system for all folks and all purposes. I've dabbled (very) briefly in a few flavors of Linux, and for a brief period my company used OS/2 as a desktop solution. My very first computing experience was a MAC 512 that a friend of mine owned; I suppose comparison my Apple experience to Microsoft isn't fair in that light given how long ago that was, but it's all I have.

My only point being this: I've been using a computer for close to 4 decades, and I've been supporting desktops and servers for a fortune 500 company for almost 35 years, and while Microsoft and Windows have pissed me off on more than one occasion, I've never actually been tempted to jump ship. I have great respect for those who embrace Linux and any other alternative, I just don't perceive Windows as the train wreck that many others do.
 
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Neuromancer

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I also have to say that I´m using Windows since 3.11 and, besides some occasional issues (I look at you Win95), there was never something that really bothered me a lot. Most of the time it was just working in the background and I was doing my thing.

Never really used Linux or MacOs so of course I have nothing to compare it with, but the total annoyance vs. everything´s running ratio is quite positive ^^

Now I´m really curious about using Linux (even if its mostly related to SteamOS) that´s why I also want to try it in desktop mode.
 

tenchi13

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I would LOVE to jump to Linux. Only thing keeping me on this side of the fence is gaming.

Anytime Windows 10 decides on a random whim:

  1. User: Click "Windows key"
  2. Windows10: "I'm gonna pretend I didn't see that."
  3. U: Click "Windows key" again
  4. W10: Ok fine you clicked it - I'll show you the abomination that the start menu is nowadays
  5. U: Type in "paint"
  6. W10: No you didn't
  7. U: Click "Windows key" 2x to close and open "Start menu"
  8. U: Type in "paint"
  9. W10: Fine - I'll show you an empty search page
  10. U: Click "Windows key" 2x to close and open "Start menu"
  11. U: Type in "paint"
  12. W10: OK you got me - have your "Paint.net" shortcut
I swear I won't use it as soon as I can transfer my gaming to Linux (VR is a big point here)

That's only a small sample of what Windows 10 is capable of - I won't mention the privacy, downtime and other stuff everyone probably knows.
 

Mattumanu

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I've been using a computer for close to 4 decades, and I've been supporting desktops and servers for a fortune 500 company for almost 35 years, and while Microsoft and Windows have pissed me off on more than one occasion, I've never actually been tempted to jump ship. I have great respect for those who embrace Linux and any other alternative, I just don't perceive Windows as the train wreck that many others do.
The trouble began with windows 7. Windows 7 you could push updates out into a future where you make sure you're plugged into power and then accept the updates. Windows 10 doesn't give a crap what you want. I mean, look at yesterday's Tech support challenge on linus tech tips. Linus had to wait for the computer he was assigned to get done doing it's updates, in the MIDDLE of him competing to see who could solve the computer problems fastest. He even clicked away from update and restart and got the update anyway. It's just too damned aggressive in the updating feature.

On linux, I have a about 6 specific updates waiting. One is kernel, one is the Mesa graphics driver, one is the AMDGPU driver. I'll probably deny the AMDGPU driver because that one can be a problem. Sometime tomorrow I'll do the other one. Right now, I'm working on a quiet desktop, with no extra crap flashing in my face.

I really liked windows 7. I even didn't mind Vista that much. But each of those OS left you alone for the most part.
 

tenchi13

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He even clicked away from update and restart and got the update anyway. It's just too damned aggressive in the updating feature.

On linux, I have a about 6 specific updates waiting. One is kernel, one is the Mesa graphics driver, one is the AMDGPU driver. I'll probably deny the AMDGPU driver because that one can be a problem. Sometime tomorrow I'll do the other one. Right now, I'm working on a quiet desktop, with no extra crap flashing in my face.

I really liked windows 7. I even didn't mind Vista that much. But each of those OS left you alone for the most part.
Yeah it's hard to believe that a system can install an update upon a restart without user accepting it - that's very close to malware in my opinion.

If Windows 10 tells me I should update and then lets me turn the PC off without updating, it should respect my decision. The way things are now, after some time it will just install the updates upon turning the PC on one day.
I would understand if I specifically set the option to postpone the updates in the settings but I've never even touched that place.
 
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