Is Linux A Joke? It's free so why are so few using Linux?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by pyles69, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. pyles69

    pyles69 Guest

    Easy question to answer once you have actually tried Linux.

    I just finished tossing a Ubuntu CD in the trash because that is where
    it belongs.
    Now I truly understand why Linux can't seem to break into the desktop
    Linux sucks.
    The programs look like something Windows had 15 years ago with Windows
    The help system is non existant.
    The fonts are terrible.
    The graphics support is terrible.
    There is no Direct-X 10 support.
    The interface is crude and slow.
    My printer wasn't even recognized (Lexmark).
    My widescreen monitor came up with an out of range box sqaure in the
    middle of the screen instead of the 1440x960 it should be.
    Some application called Amarok kept freezing up on me when it would
    search my drives for media. What a non-intuitive POS that program
    Amarok is.
    I tried burning a DVD with k3b and it made a perfect coaster every
    This is with a high end Plextor drive.
    Why don't Plextools work with Linux?

    And the list goes on.
    I can't spend my life searching Google for answers so back to Vista I
    At least Vista works.

    It just sucks, mostly your time.

    "Linux, if you think you hate it now, wait until you try it"
    pyles69, Sep 24, 2007
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    David B. Guest

    Now we just wait for the linux fanboys to reply and blame you , your
    hardware, your computer skills, or your parentage, they will blame
    everything except the OS itself.
    David B., Sep 24, 2007
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    Meat Plow Guest

    Dumb troll.
    Meat Plow, Sep 24, 2007
  4. On a Vista news group the person says he tried something else and is going
    back to Vista.

    It is much more appropriate than the post of Linux people who come here and
    berate people for using Vista.



    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    Richard Urban, Sep 24, 2007
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    chrisv Guest

    chrisv, Sep 24, 2007
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    Ponder Guest

    Hiya David B..

    Don't have to. This sort of mass crossposted troll-post is expected when
    some are so evangelistic about it. The fun of MCIBTYC died for me in the
    80s and the fun(?) of trolling has always left me wondering what sort of
    life these people have outside of Usenet ;)
    Ponder, Sep 24, 2007
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    David B. Guest

    You apparently don't understand what a troll is. Someone that posts in a
    Vista newsgroup, saying he likes Vista and is going back to it is not a
    David B., Sep 24, 2007
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    bob Guest

    So why do you windows fanboys post here? Just to be asses?

    ´When facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a
    - Sinclair Lewis.
    bob, Sep 24, 2007
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    Stephan Rose Guest

    I don't recall Win 3.1 looking like this:

    I like my LCD Subpixel smoothed fonts perfectly fine...though I will
    grant that upcoming 7.10 release I am running right now has better
    looking fonts than the 7.04 release.
    Care to explain? I'm using a nVidia 8800 GTX by the way.
    Of course not. Nor will there ever be. DirectX is a Microsoft API for
    Microsoft Operating Systems. It has no place on non-MS operating systems.
    OpenGL exists for a reason.
    Ever bother installing the appropriate video card driver for your card? I
    mean, try Vista on a VESA driver and tell me how blazing fast that would
    Honestly I have no idea if Lexmark has any support or not. You did try to
    actually Add the printer though right? Or did you just expect
    applications to magically know it's there?

    As far as the screen issue is, I can believe that. The graphics subsystem
    is undergoing some major overhaul in the current release and problems
    such as that are being resolved.

    And as far as Amarok goes, yea I agree. I don't care much for it either.
    I just use Rhythmbox instead. Much faster, more lightweight and does an
    excellent job.
    Plextor drives work perfectly fine. I own two, as does K3B though I
    prefer to use other tools. And if Plextools is windows software, then no
    it won't work. Hint: Linux is not windows. Windows software is for
    windows. Linux software is for Linux. Linux software does not run on
    windows. Windows software does not run on Linux.
    *shrug* Your primary problem in my opinion is that you went to Linux
    expecting Windows.

    You expected it behave like windows.

    You expected it to run windows software.

    You expected it to be windows.

    You were disappointed when you discovered it isn't windows.

    If you want windows, then go use windows...I mean, you wouldn't go out
    and buy a hammer if you want a screwdriver right?

    2003 Yamaha R6

    Stephan Rose, Sep 24, 2007
  10. You mean that "pyles69" is not a troll crossposting to these many groups?

    You are making your windows using fellow retards proud, it seems.

    BTW: "pyles69" is flatfish, who also posts as

    Abbie Diaz, achmed.jones, Aftab Singh, Allen Cusimano, Allie Perkins,
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    ArameFarpado Guest

    Em Segunda, 24 de Setembro de 2007 19:27, Stephan Rose escreveu:
    There "direct-x" is our "dri",
    a poor solution for the ones that don't have a real GL GPU.
    ArameFarpado, Sep 24, 2007
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    David B. Guest

    See, here's another one.
    Where is "here"? I am posting in the Microsoft Vista group on the Microsoft
    news server, where should the Windows "fanboys" post? I am replying to a
    post that was also sent to a couple linux groups, not much I can do about
    David B., Sep 24, 2007
  13. Even when he crossposts to several other groups?
    Its easy to see crossposts in windows mail just look at the to: line.
    [email protected], Sep 24, 2007
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    Ponder Guest

    Hiya Richard Urban.

    <crosspost left intact for impact>

    That's the trouble with auto-defenders, they can't recognise a massive
    crosspost nor when they're being trolled ;)
    Ponder, Sep 24, 2007
  15. Yes, and much more appropriate than the post about linux server machines
    getting 'hacked'...

    Priceless quotes in group:

    "Fair use is not merely a nice concept--it is a federal law based on
    free speech rights under the First Amendment and is a cornerstone of the
    creativity and innovation that is a hallmark of this country. Consumer
    rights in the digital age are not frivolous."
    - Maura Corbett
    The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly , Sep 24, 2007
  16. I am not being trolled. The Linux tools are being trolled. AND, THEY ARE



    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    Richard Urban, Sep 24, 2007
  17. In comp.os.linux.advocacy,
    Pardon me...

    *That* is a classic Win3.11 desktop.


    is a Motif desktop.

    is a Solaris 8 CDE desktop.

    is a series of KDE screenshots, mostly to illustrate the various
    tools, but one also gets an idea for the general desktop
    look (if not the feel);

    in particular gives a good view of the rounded (if
    rather comically large in spots) buttons, and the general
    rounding of the title bars, and the subtly shaded title
    bar (which is obscured by the explanatory yellow text,
    but one might see the iconify, maximize, and close gadgets
    peeking through).

    might give a better view of the window gadgets ... in
    addition to showing off the possible languages and
    character sets Konqueror can support.

    For its part Gnome has some attractive screenshots of its
    own as part of the Release Notes:

    The buttons and title bars are rounded here as well.

    One might make a case that the properties dialog for a
    hard drive partition looks exactly the same as Windows
    (except that Windows uses a 3D pie chart). Of course,
    there's only so many ways to show disk free space, and
    pie charts are a natural therefor anyway. If Microsoft
    patents *that* we're all in trouble.
    The help system is rather hopelessly fragmented, but it is
    there; 'man', 'info', and for some applications a Help menu
    pick help the user to find what he needs, with any luck.
    I can't say it's perfect, but it's workable.
    You'll have to be more specific. Linux in particular can
    import Microsoft True Type fonts. Are they terrible?

    "Oh, but that's DIFFERENT!"
    You'll have to be more specific.
    Correct. Of course, one could ask many questions as to why
    Linux would want to support such anyway. There's no Direct-X 10
    support in XP, either, after all.
    See above. As for slow...tried Vista Aero on a 256 MB
    computer lately?
    Lexmark printers are not noted for their openness.
    Not sure what the issue is there. My first guess is PEBCAK.
    Granted, I had interesting issues with my Samsung SyncMaster,
    but after a bit of tweaking, I got it to do something more
    or less reasonable.
    OK, so that's a problem with Amarok, not with Linux.
    I don't use it, so can't say.
    There are a number of issues with burning DVDs. I'm frankly not
    sure what yours is.
    Probably because they require Windows. The Plextools download page
    is rather clear on that issue.

    (I'll admit to some curiosity as to whether they'd work with WinE,
    but I don't have a Plextor drive.)
    Ah, so they've finally got around to fixing that nVidia driver problem?
    Truthfulness factor: Maybe 10%. If you're lucky, you'll
    get a cookie. Don't ask what's in it.

    Trolling factor: 85%. Bridges and bridge users beware.

    Stupidity factor: 75%. Might be smart enough to find a
    replacement lampshade, but only if someone smarter removes
    the light bulb first, and he remembers to unplug the lamp.

    Relevance factor: Unknown.

    Technical factor: 5%. He mentions brand names. Whoopee.

    Specifics factor: 10%. Brand names, but no numbers, not even
    a part number.

    Microsoft Factor: 80%. Mentions trash, Windows Vista, and
    Windows 3.1 in the same post. How bizarre is that, really?

    Linux Factor: 15%. Beyond mentioning the name 'Linux', and
    the distro 'Ubuntu' (which is it, wintrool: Dapper, Edgy,
    Feisty, or Gutsy?), he's not exactly specific here.

    Cross-drool factor: 66%. This message was cross-posted to the
    following newsgroups:

    (he's referring to Vista so one has to wonder)
    (A known spamgenerator/trollhangout)
    (Oh, this one might actually be relevant!)

    Confusion Factor: 2%. Nobody with a brain would pay
    any attention to this guy, except for amusement at
    carnival arcades, right next to the bearded lady. (Psst.
    She's cuter. It's a fake beard.)

    Fear Factor: 3%. Say what?

    Overall Evaluation: D-. I'd give you an F but I'm too
    easily amused. But we have some lovely parting gifts,
    which you'll also probably toss in the nearest waste bin,
    since someone showed you where it actually is.

    Followups to COLA exclusively, except for one poster whose
    newsreader should be shot on sight, buried, then exhumed,
    battered, fried, dissected into itty bitty bits, mixed
    with a little sea water and ground into paste, and fed
    to a shredder as it conforms to no known standard with
    the possible exception of UTF-8, if he's implemented it
    correctly (which I doubt).

    You know who you are.

    The Ghost In The Machine, Sep 24, 2007
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    Charlie Tame Guest

    Mostly it's the Windows fanboys who berate users of Vista because they
    are a bit lost and a bit inexperienced with newsgroups. Seems to me the
    Linux people berate the fanboys, and that should not bother anyone with
    usenet experience... if they didn't keep throwing bait around ...
    Charlie Tame, Sep 24, 2007
  19. Idiot
    Peter =?UTF-8?B?S8O2aGxtYW5u?=, Sep 24, 2007
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    David B. Guest

    Yeah, I know, I just never look, shame on me!
    David B., Sep 24, 2007
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