A mature product:junglizm said:plz explain. linux is far more mature than windows, just has a steeper learning curve. just cuz you can't click install.exe and have it deon for you doesn't make in an immature OS. i think nix in general has proven itself quite well in the busisness world. granted it's not for everyone's home use, and can be very annoying if you don't know what you're doing.
p.s. i'm not questioning your linux ability, just your statement.
it's easy to install and operate. it would be no harder to learn linux than to learn windows after using mac all your life or the reverse.voiceofreason said:A mature product:
1) is easy to install and operate
www.sourceforge.net , linux has apps for everything win/mac does. if you posted what you use windows for on a day to day basis, i'm sure i could point you in the direction of a linux app that does the same.voiceofreason said:2) has a deep catalog of user applications
linux is more accesable than any other OS being open source and available for free download(with out pirating)voiceofreason said:3) is accessible to the masses
like i said linux isn't for everyone, most people are scared by it and shy away from learning new things.(not targetting you with that comment) If more people would give it a real chance and learn a little bit they would realize it's 100% more stable and useable than windows.voiceofreason said:Not saying it's bad, just saying it can't compete the the 300 lb gorilla. When it can, it will kick ass.
i have to disagree with you there. I considered myself to be very good with computers before i tried out linux. For instace i taught myself html and know a good amount of C++. not bragging or anything. but then i when i jumped into linux it was like :question: . it was a good week before i knew just the basics, as in installing programs, running programs, configuring, etc. just normal things you dont even think about with windows. No, it isnt very hard to learn, but IMO that doesnt mean it's easy to install and operate.junglizm said:it's easy to install and operate. it would be no harder to learn linux than to learn windows after using mac all your life or the reverse.
lol i remember when i was like 12 or 13 i used to write webpages in notepad, this was before flash, css, dhtml, xhtml, swift 3d etc. it's good you know C, you'll never fully use nix to it's potential until you master C. i've taught myself a lot of languages for personal use, but they never make to to my resume. i had one job as a code monkey and i'll never d it again. the extent of coding i do at work now is batches and shell or vb scripts. my life is happier because of ittzedek said:For instace i taught myself html and know a good amount of C++. not bragging or anything.
By your definition, HP-UX and Solaris are not mature products because they are not easy to install and operate. I beg to differ. Not all operating systems are designed for use by your great aunt Myrtle.voiceofreason said:A mature product:
1) is easy to install and operate
2) has a deep catalog of user applications
3) is accessible to the masses
Not saying it's bad, just saying it can't compete the the 300 lb gorilla. When it can, it will kick ass.
$ ./configure make su # make install; make clean
# rpm -i packagename.rpm
./configure && sudo make && make installl; make clean
2000 and XP pro can be stable if you know what you're doing. i made a .reg i import into all my xp pro computers that disable all of the useless resource hogging services. the uptime on my xp pro box at home(for gaming and graphic design only) was up to around 4 months before the hurricane. In the absence of ivan it would still be up and running, blue screen and crash free.NoSubstance said:I use Windows XP. I'd try out other OS's, but my family would FREAK at the mere mention of it.
However, I've had Windows XP crash/freeze only twice, and I think I've had this computer at least three years. It's perfect for what I need it for: Fucking around on WTF.com
i'd assume he was reffering to win 2000, but he doesn't realize that xp was built on 2k's technology. sadly (xp even pro) received a bloat of useless services that are all enabled by default.mariusthegreat said:so then youre saying that the only stable windows version is 3.11?