reply to post by Libran1
I love linux guys and im on my way back
the only thing lacking is game support which is changing as open source video drivers are helping with that and as the linux community starts to unify
and get some type of conformity among distros, it will be a thing of the past.
Sure windows can be a pain.
Try rebuilding a crashed linux kernel. I use it all, AND I have a Mac, so I'm not talking out of my ass, linux is not the instant windows
replacement people seem to think it is, and it's no more secure than windows 7 is. The reason it gives the illusion of advanced security is:
lack of market share, just like mac, not worth coding a virus for
too many variations out there to be an effective virus platform
most linux users would be considered moderate to advanced computer users
I can tell you linux horror stories that would spam this thread for pages, and I can also give you windows based stories as well. don't fool
yourself into thinking by installing linux you are safe. Linux has more security patches per month (even just picking 1 of the top distros) than
I will never switch over to linux completely, it will always be a duel boot situation for me as my system is as secure as any linux box AND I can run
all the new games. I never have to build an installer for a piece of software or driver. I never have to drop to the command line to do a simple
task. When i install a program, I don't have to go through a list of 50 different links for 50 different package dependencies.
But then again, I can't write a simple Batch script in windows anymore. I can't modify system files while they are in use in windows either. For
the mass imaging lab I built at work, windows just wasn't up to the task. We used to run ghost cast server from 2 windows boxes, one being a domain
controller in the government network.
Once we upgraded the network to gigabit and started using windows 7 ghost was out, we'd have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not
millions, as we need the newest version and it's a pay by use license now.
So I went the FREE way with F.O.G.. Unlike windows software, this is free, and a horrific pain in the ass to actually setup and maintain. Having to
build custom kernels with specific unsupported drivers and coding the DHCP server really took me under the hood and let me tell you, it's not pretty