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Linux Foundation: bashing Microsoft now is "like kicking a puppy"

By Emil · 63 replies
Apr 5, 2011
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  1. Post 50#
    That depends. You can easily have a desktop in linux that takes like 100M RAM but you can also have a fully blown KDE or GNOME 3 environment that takes something like ~250M I guess.

    Still being less than Windows (though I heard that Windows 7 tries to take about 3rd of your RAM (if Superfetching is off) os if you had like 512M RAM Win 7 would take less - even though it would be slow as sh*t ^^).
  2. "You can't play games on Linux. Sure, there are a few exceptions, but come on... there's really no point arguing that fact. Games are simply designed for Windows."

    you should check this out: www.penguspy.com
  3. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    I love how the moment anyone mentions Linux the techspot forms becomes an all out war :)
    Its almost worse than the PC vs Mac debate...
  4. I use windows and linux. when I get bored with one I use the other.
  5. krayzie

    krayzie TS Rookie Posts: 62

    im a MS guy, but i have to admit nix is the future... the desktop will come in time... and for all the mac fans, they wont have a chance...
  6. If Windows had never exist Linux wouldn’t have any reason for exist.

    Who cares for servers when there aren’t clients?
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    In a commerical work environment yes, but what about all these servers powering the internet sites your visiting?

    Without servers you wouldn't be able to read the latest news online, check your emails online, or even read this topic on your favourite forum. :D
  8. Det

    Det TS Rookie Posts: 84

    Says a person who doesn't even know why Linux exists. It exists because Linus was unhappy with Minix and Hurd wasn't ready at the time (and it still isn't). Windows has absolutely nothing at all to do with it.

    So, everything you said was wrong :). Congratulations, it's something to be proud of I guess.
  9. @Leeky:

    Never waste your time arguing with trolls and ill-informed windows fanbois...
  10. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 833   +411

    Drivers are kind of the issue here... and support... and limited software available... and no MS office... and no way to access your 3tb hdd... and no way to access your 512gb SSD. Linux = OS for internet browsing.
  11. i have to say i'm amused at the comment 'good luck getting updates' - linux i found has more updates than windows.

    but alas, i don't use linux anymore, for 2 reasons. i use autodesk products which have gone the way of .net - which obviously won't run in linux, i couldn't be bothered with a dual boot system so i run windows 7 on my desktop.

    the other problem - windows 7 has a far superior battery life on my laptop than the current linux variants. i even purchased a 9 cell battery for my laptop to try extend the life of linux, but its just not worth it. 3-4hrs on linux in powersaving mode vs 7-8 hours on windows7? and thats no eepc, thats a 13" dell xps. the 3-4 hours was only achieved after hours of stuffing around with various power management programs that aren't packaged standard with the distros.
  12. KBerger

    KBerger TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Much to learn you still have...

    The games supported on Linux, however, aren't "few" nor are they "lousy" in any way. They are just good enough for one to relax and have such fun as one would expect from a computer game.
    Given that computers were NOT invented for gaming.
    Nor is gaming the most important part of human life, and you'll that learn sooner or later if you're lucky enough.

    The comment about missing drivers is an exaggeration. Besides, in Windows this problem also exists: devices with supplied drivers work with errors.

    And generally: read the article one more time, please, and make sure you understood every word there.
  13. KBerger

    KBerger TS Rookie Posts: 17

    What OS are you talking about???
  14. Det

    Det TS Rookie Posts: 84

    Obviously some FUD infested one that his brilliant and superior mind has come up with.

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