Post by RabidHussar Post by Joel Post by vallor Post by chrisv
I don't know that it's suspicious that M$ crapware is "buggy"... 8)
I understand that point - but I know my experience with my own Windows
installations and that of others who pirated it, etc. I also see other
aspects of 11's changes to what was the standard with 10. I am a
critic, and Microsoft is right to expect me to live with Win11's faults,
because i made a regrettable error in 2019, and I can't use the odd
circumstances as an excuse, I'm getting what I deserve. But it's more
than just that, it's the fact that we are transitioning to a more secure
Just moved home desktop over to Linux Mint because -- woot -- Elite Dangerous Odyssey&Horizons run
absolutely fabulous on proton.
Woop, woop, raise the battlements! Nasty Windows users throwing garbage will invade, saying I'm crazy
to go _"back"_ to Linux ... but truth be told, I never got rid of my Linux desktop, I had just been mostly
"monobooting" a dual-boot system...
I don't want to abandon Windows again. I have begun to comprehend
where Microsoft is going with this - I am going to go with them in
that direction. I made the mistake, after running Windows 8.x for a
year and a half, of going back to Win7, prior to the release of Win10.
This time, I'm gonna be a good boy. Win11 is, all things considered,
the way forward.
It really is. If you follow the Reddit forums though, you'll notice that
people are divided on Windows 11. A lot of people are commenting that
the new OS is killing their battery life or slower and so on. However,
you have just as many saying, myself included, that the experience is
smoother and that there is no effect on battery life.
For my own purposes, I've decided that I'll stick to Windows too since I
get too many nasty surprises from open-source. When it's done right,
open-source is magnificent but it's becoming more and more common that
the software doesn't work right or not at all. To give you an idea, I've
spent a while blaming everything but the open-source e-mail program on
my phone for draining the battery. It turns out, after people reported
the same thing, that it was the source and that by removing that program
from the phone, my battery life increases by four or five hours. I wish
I could say that it was an isolated situation but it happens so often to
me that I'd rather just pay for decent software than try to support the
free software movement anymore.
I have a lot better luck with Linux than with Windows hobbyware. My wife's
Bluetooth mouse quit working on her laptop. As it's Windows I figured,
uninstall the mouse and reinstall it. Yeah right. Tried that about four or
five times, kept coming back with "removal failed." So, I got online and
found that this was a common issue with Windows 10 (imagine my surprise).
They directed me to the Device Manager. So I went to it and, under Bluetooth
I had to guess which device was the mouse, since retarded Windows Device
Manager couldn't make that clear. I guessed right, then had to reboot the
computer (which is the Windows "solution" to about every problem). Of course
there was a Windows update just waiting to pounce on the computer the minute
you turned it off — but eventually it came up and I was able to reinstall
the mouse and it actually works again. ZERO chance I'll ever go back to
Windows... EVER. I don't like rebooting for every minor issue.
Now, if I was a game player or HAD to run M$ Office, maybe I'd more tolerant
with Windows' shortcomings. As it is I'm used my computers working. It's not
like this sort of thing hasn't happened on Windows for ages. I remember
having to uninstall and reinstall my sound drivers every time I turned on
my Windows 98 or XP computer (can't remember which it was now). Those
problems went away when I ran Windows under OS/2.
"Name a product that blames its failure on those who don't use it."
"Women are women and men are men, if you
neuter a rooster he's a capon not a hen."