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  • petran79petran79 Here comes an old challenger Joined: Posts: 1,913
    edited September 2015
    back then this looked like a leap to the future.
    Indeed, you had to wait few more years for Windows to get those same features
    (also it had the best painting program)


    amiga_workbench.png

    Deluxe%20Paint%20I%20(1986)(Electronic%20Arts)%5Ba%5D_005.png
    ...so I tried installing Ubuntu on my notebook. It was okay till I started installing stuff then it started crawling so I tried to install Lubuntu since that is considered the lightest version. Long story short... my notebook is bricked. ;_;

    I remember trying to install a Linux version on my laptop, cant remember which version, but after installation there was flicker. Also since it uses two GPUs, switching from one to the other for games is very tedious. So I deleted the partition.


    On Desktop PC I have both Windows XP, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04
    No use in upgrading to Windows 10, system is not that new to take advantage of the new features. Besides if I upgrade I want to keep the previous OS together with the new one.
    Only Linux provides that option. Ubuntu works fine, unfortunately the latest SDLMAME version screwed things over and wont run well. Also there is tearing on full screen for some videos and PCSX2 emulator.
    too slow!
  • ManxManx Something is wrong... Joined: Posts: 22,400 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    A lot of people are unclear about why AMD doesn't perform on Linux. Well, guess what? nVidia doesn't perform on it either. Sure, the driver installation is much much easier, but that's not the same as performance. Neither one of them can really make their cards perform equally to Windows performance because neither one of them has a development team that is dedicated to Linux. Linux is a side-project for them at best. They provide the drivers for the community and contribute to Linux because they should. When the gaming community starts supporting Linux more broadly, then their support will have to step up in order to compensate.

    That's why graphics drivers suck on Linux. They aren't simple like some stupid driver for an external hard drive or some shit. I could write one of those if I really needed to. graphics, though? Nope. That's a different beast altogether.
    ... and I'm out like I stole somethin'
    SRK thieves lasted about 5 mins until "tha man" locked me up. Even on SRK a thief's gotta hit the underground!
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  • Missing PersonMissing Person Quickly becoming the Sailor Moon S guy. Joined: Posts: 13,843
    I have experience with Windows 3.1/95/98/2000/ME/XP/Vista/7/8.1.
    I have used OSX some.
    I have extensive Linux knowledge and have used FreeBSD some.

    I still want to try out Haiku, I may actually drop that on my old laptop.
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  • SNAAAAKESNAAAAKE WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!? Joined: Posts: 13,102 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited September 2015
    I use the Nintendo OS nigga.. THIGLYFE
    you must defeat my Shen Long to receive the reward

  • MCPMCP Joined: Posts: 2,197 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited September 2015
    I dunno if this was the exact model, but this is where I learned computers along side a Macintosh:
    Atari_1040STf.jpg

    Doesn't that look like Apple?
    Anyways, I remember playing Rogue with a tile set on Atari.
    First time I first put a character into permanent limbo rather than death; the slow bliss of time passed until the bits were eventually obliterated.
    Real life purgatory.

    rogue2.png

    I think this was the computer my parents bought where I played some educational games my Dad was learning about to bring to school where he taught:
    http://apple-history.com/iici
  • Missing PersonMissing Person Quickly becoming the Sailor Moon S guy. Joined: Posts: 13,843
    Well, I played with Haiku. Not bad IMO, I like the layout, and it seems intuitive once you get used to it.

    The problem is how archaic things are, the severe lack of support by developers, and the lack of things that I would need. There is no downloadable Asian language support; those were all created in the days of BeOS and have no working download links anymore. It looks like no one is arsed to make a new one as well. Mozilla and Google seem to have no interest in porting a modern browser over. I'm not even sure if there's an office suite available that makes it viable to even do word processing on. Moreover, it's been on its last Alpha build for 3 years, and everything has been done via nightlies instead.

    I like it, I could see why BeOS was so powerful back in the day,, but no one really cares anymore.

    Probably going to load BSD onto my old laptop.
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  • MoonchildeMoonchilde Resident tech talk double poster Joined: Posts: 4,838
    Why BSD? BSD would be even worse off than Linux. For one thing, if you're going to use most OSS, it's usually a Linux port or requires the use of a Linux compatibility layer. Then, you'd still have to have all the Linux libraries installed on BSD, on top of BSD libraries. At that point, you might as well skip those steps and just use Linux.

    I tried FreeBSD. The boot and system manager was ridiculously slow. I didn't care for the package management and most software that had a Linux equivalent was at least 1 or 2 versions behind the Linux version.

    If you're considering BSD, just use Linux. If you were interested in FreeBSD, then you should check out Gentoo. Similar in usage from a package management standpoint and doesn't force systemd or OpenRC on you, you get a choice on the system management you want. It has pretty up to date software and you can tweak the fuck out the OS, tailor it to your machine.

    Linux can be great, depending on the OS you use. Some of the more restricted ones like Ubuntu aren't fun to use. Arch is a great distro, IMO it's a good step to get on your way to Gentoo. I think if anyone is going to use Linux, then Gentoo is THE distro to use because you'll learn everything you need to know about maintaining a system and get good at it. The package management is probably the best one I've come across. If it wasn't for Gentoo existing, and if BSD software was just as up to date as the Linux versions, then I'd probably be on FreeBSD. Then I just think of all the drawbacks to using BSD, which is a shame because the PS4 is using BSD so you'd think PC ports would have a straight to BSD version, but nope, look at shit like SF5 requiring DirectX11. Ugh. They could have left all the OpenGL shit in tact since it's fucking cross platform, and would have a relatively easy time porting to a *nix.
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,144
    SFV is not ported to Linux because there's no money in Linux
  • Missing PersonMissing Person Quickly becoming the Sailor Moon S guy. Joined: Posts: 13,843
    Jion_Wansu wrote: »
    SFV is not ported to Linux because there's no money in Linux

    If they developed with OpenGL from the start, the amount of time it'd take to port would be negligible.

    As far as why BSD? Eh, something different, and it's only on my secondary laptop, so I don't need much. Basically Chrome/LibreOffice.

    Although I've used Gentoo & Arch in the past, I'd go back to them quite possibly. I've just never done well with Gentoo, but I'm sure with the experience I have NOW, it wouldn't be so hard.
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  • KashiyukasthighsKashiyukasthighs Joined: Posts: 997
    At the end of the day, use what works for you. I use mint on my laptop cause windows takes 30 minutes just to open mozilla, and that slowdown is nonexistent on mint. My windows partition is probably filled with viruses but I don't feel like fixing it.
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,144
    Latest releases of the 3 major operating systems:

    Apple 10.11.6 (July 18, 2016)
    Linux 4.7.3 (7 September 2016)
    Windows 10.0.14393.105 (August 31, 2016)
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,144
    Latest releases on the 3 major operating systems:

    Apple 10.12.2 (December 16, 2016)
    Linux 4.9.1 (January 6, 2017)
    Windows 10.0.14393.576 (December 13, 2016)
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,144
    edited July 9
    Latest releases on the 3 major operating systems:

    150px-MacOS_wordmark.svg.png 10.12.3 (January 23, 2017)
    120px-Tux.svg.png 4.10.3 (March 15, 2017)
    300px-Windows_darkblue_2012_svg.svg.png 10.0.14393.953 (March 14, 2017)
    Post edited by Jion_Wansu on
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 23,805
    As long as I can run UX Theme patcher, Classic Shell, and Kill Cortana; I am good.
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,144
    edited July 9
    Latest releases on the 3 major operating systems:

    150px-MacOS_wordmark.svg.png 10.12.5 (May 15, 2017)
    120px-Tux.svg.png 4.12 (July 2, 2017)
    300px-Windows_darkblue_2012_svg.svg.png 10.0.15063.447 (June 27, 2017)
  • ManxManx Something is wrong... Joined: Posts: 22,400 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Windows ver. 10.0.HOLY SHIT WANNACRY VARIANTS! :rofl:

    :tup:
    ... and I'm out like I stole somethin'
    SRK thieves lasted about 5 mins until "tha man" locked me up. Even on SRK a thief's gotta hit the underground!
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 23,805
    I think this dude in the video is wrong



    But I let you all be your own judge.
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  • NecrotrophicNecrotrophic Isn't a communist. Joined: Posts: 5,926
    I think free windows makes sense. Mostly because Windows is absolute garbage anyway. But Microsoft's influence is waning. Xbox flopped, the desktop is becoming more niche and windows phone is just lol.

    Unless you play games or use some serious software for something, you should just use Linux on your computer. I've made most of the old people in my family do just this and the calls I get for questions or fixing stuff went down nearly 90%
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,144
    Alotta government sectors use Linux for their servers now. Also, alotta Apple products are being introduced
  • AlphaCharlieAlphaCharlie Joined: Posts: 1,078
    edited July 16
    Been using Windows 10 for a solid 3-4 months it seems. So far i'd say it's been pretty good. My Pc is not even high-end, and it runs fast. So it's not a bloated O.S i don't think. Also works great with classic shell for that sweet Windows XP feel.

    So far, so good. Zero plans to change.
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,144
    Just remembered about the homage Microsoft pays to Nintendo:

    4023802_en_1
  • PreppyPreppy act like you're used to it Joined: Posts: 14,272 admin
    I'm confused by that. Maybe they were worried about the filename collision with bRowser? :wtf:

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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,144
    The SMB in SMBv1 stands for Super Mario Bros. and we all know Bowser...

    Small little easteregg maybe...
  • night_of_the_nazgulnight_of_the_nazgul Joined: Posts: 16
    Does anyone feel like Windows vs. iOS is no longer a thing? It feels like the fight is now becoming Linux vs. Windows... at least, that's what I've been seeing more lately. Exhibit A: https://www.1and1.com/digitalguide/server/know-how/linux-vs-windows-the-big-server-check/

    The next big Vegas fight maybe? I don't know what the 'best' OS is, too hard to say. I have only a tiny bit of knowledge of Linux, but I'm a sucker for a brand name, so I'm pretty steadfast with Windows.
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 23,805
    Windows vs iOS was never an thing.
    iPads and the iPhone can't really compete with an actual desktop or laptop.
    “Strong people don't put others down... They lift them up.”
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  • night_of_the_nazgulnight_of_the_nazgul Joined: Posts: 16
    soz. macOS i meant.
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 23,805
    soz. macOS i meant.

    Sad thing is, and this is so like 5 or 6 years ago

    Windows runs better on Mac Hardware than Mac OS
    “Strong people don't put others down... They lift them up.”
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  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,144
    Latest releases on the 3 major operating systems:

    150px-MacOS_wordmark.svg.png 10.13 (October 5, 2017)
    120px-Tux.svg.png 4.13.5 (October 5, 2017)
    300px-Windows_darkblue_2012_svg.svg.png 10.0.15063.632 (September 25, 2017)
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