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Your opinion on Linux?

#71FL81Posted 10/18/2013 10:13:17 AM
nobleisthyname posted...
Troubleshooting on Linux >>>>>>>> troubleshooting on Windows. When a common solution to problems is to simply reinstall the OS, the OS has serious problems (hell, people reinstall Windows even when they have no problems simply because it slows down so much just from general use).

I find the exact opposite to be true, actually.

With Windows, nearly any problem you can have has a clear and simple fix to it. When using Linux, on the other hand, if you try to look up help for your problems on the internet, all you'll get are 7 year old posts on a dead forum without any relevant information.

Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy using Linux. The troubleshooting is a major pain in the ass though.
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#72Orestes417Posted 10/18/2013 10:30:33 AM
Need to work on your google-fu. It really helps to get relevant info if you use the correct type of search term. And of course the distro's forums and mailing lists.
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#73Digital StormPosted 10/18/2013 10:32:59 AM
Orestes417 posted...
Need to work on your google-fu. It really helps to get relevant info if you use the correct type of search term. And of course the distro's forums and mailing lists.


To be fair most peoples solution to a Windows problem is to simply format and reinstall Windows. They're not used to doing actual research to fix a problem.
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#74Worknofun370Posted 10/18/2013 10:33:16 AM
Orestes417 posted...
Need to work on your google-fu. It really helps to get relevant info if you use the correct type of search term. And of course the distro's forums and mailing lists.


This, or you're possibly just using outdated software. Frequently when researching issues for my job I find old posts as help, because we're using old software.
#75Orestes417Posted 10/18/2013 10:43:37 AM
Part of the reason Windows issues are easier to track down at times is because Windows itself and most of the programs are "old" software by open source standards. Anyone running a modern desktop oriented distro and staying current is probably not using versions of packages that are more than 6 months old.
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