Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Feb. 20 2007,15:54
|Quote (Genecks @ Feb. 19 2007,23:33)|
|Damn Small Linux is mediocre when using a live-cd. I like it's Qemu option, and it boots well from a desktop computer. |
I strongly disagree. The live CD has its uses. It's fantastic for restoring Windows so it'll boot properly, for recovering and archiving data from a Windows partition, for temporarily using someone else's Window computer without leaving a trace on the hard drive or in its tempermental and problem-plagued registry.
While the last option I mentioned works from USB (either bootable or using QEMU), not every computer can use DSL on USB. In my experience, QEMU is much slower than running DSL off the CD. I don't have much of a need to run two operating systems simultaneously so I'd rather run the DSL CD loaded toram if there's enough memory.
|With that being said, sure Linux sucks when you go beyond the basic computer necessities.|
I strongly disagree. And that's without considering what you might consider "the basic computer necessities." I'm sure we'd disagree about the "necessities" as well.
| You have to debug stuff |
You don't have to do it in Linux, and sometimes it's very necessary to debug in Windows. Did I mention the registry?
Please share. What was the last "new code" you "made"?
|and that's just where Windows becomes the better option.|
Are you suggesting Windows is maintenance-free? That's a good one. I'll remember that next time I'm running regedit, upgrading the firewall and antivirus and antispyware programs, etc.
| Regardless, Linux gets a person through the day.|
Actually, Linux gets people through the months. That's why more servers run Linux than Windows. How long can you leave a Windows server running continuously without rebooting it? The same holds true for desktops. Oh well, it keeps Geek Squad in business...
|I suggest a person uses Linux if he or she wants to advance at computer science. Otherwise, it's not really adequate for the user whom wants to browse and that's it.|
Linux is actually more than adequate for someone who (subjective case) wants to browse, edit reports, work on spreadsheets, or anything else. It's also a lot safer than browsing with Windows, especially if you use its native malware magnets like IE and Outlook. Did I mention the registry?
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