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Old 12-17-2004, 09:16 PM   #41
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<img src=smilies/werd.gif> I consider myself at least a little better off than the average computer user, but I still didn't know what the hell half of what you said meant. I keep hearing how great Linux is, but it just seems to be too much of a pain in the ass to get running. Plus my parents (who own the computer) almost had a coronary when I uninstalled their IE for Firefox. They would start vomiting blood if I switched the OS on them.

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Old 12-18-2004, 12:12 AM   #42
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You "uninstalled" IE? That's nice. You had to have reinstalled Windows with a custom script to do that, though. That or you just swapped Firefox as the default browser, which isn't 'uninstalling' anything.

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Old 12-18-2004, 02:12 AM   #43
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> You "uninstalled" IE? That's nice. You had to have
> reinstalled Windows with a custom script to do that, though.
> That or you just swapped Firefox as the default browser,
> which isn't 'uninstalling' anything.
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You're right. I phrased that wrong. I told them that I uninstalled IE and got rid of all easily accessible links to it. Same result in this case.

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Old 12-18-2004, 02:30 AM   #44
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> You're right. I phrased that wrong. I told them that I
> uninstalled IE and got rid of all easily accessible links to
> it. Same result in this case.

I've done that... but... correct me if I'm wrong (at least, in XP)...

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs / Add/Remove Windows Components > Internet Explorer

It may not nuke all the DLLs and stuff, which I assume are needed, but as far as I can tell, it cleans out the IE folder in program files pretty well.

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Old 12-18-2004, 03:04 AM   #45
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> > NO DSEMU FOR YOU!>
> That's fine, I don't want a DS emulator in the first place -
> I'm getting one for Christmas and plan to support it to its
> dying day.

As do I. I never said that I really cared about a DS Emu, just that no one should be discouraged from making an emulator (I personally hate the amazing piracy of GBA games...I've heard from too many people how they pirate them to 'screw nintendo' including from some random guy with a flash cart who was at EB at the time, and the fucking cashier lady eating up his every word). And if that guy really did up the version number just because it had been too long (if there were NO changes at all), then ok, I take back any defense.


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Old 12-18-2004, 03:06 AM   #46
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> they dont need emus, but they are easy useful to use for
> development (does the gc hardware have any debugging stuff
> attached to it)

That's about the best argument. The GBA homebrew scene is partly what it is now because of the early development for it sparked by the emulators that were available in the beginning.


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Old 12-18-2004, 03:20 AM   #47
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Old 12-18-2004, 05:43 AM   #48
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> The average computer user doesn't want to worry about IRQs,

duh, its called plug and play and linux works with it perfectly. i have never had to change any IRQ stuff at all in Linux

> hacking a file somewhere in /usr/bin or /bin/usr or
> /home/lick/my/wang to get something to work,

that kind of stuff is only required to make stuff work for things like servers and other advanced apps. changing you desktop image in KDE is as simple as right clicking the desktop and choosing "Configure Desktop" from the menu that pops up

> or typing mount
> /dev/whatever/a0b1 (or was that a1b0?) every time they want
> to use that peripheral device, if it's even supported.

duh, its called <u>automount</u>. and linux actually supports more filesystems then windows.

> The average computer user doesn't want to know what a kernel
> is--hell, they don't even want to know that there is a
> kernel, or that they may need to recompile it someday.

if they are using a decent distro then for just about any program end-users use they dont need to know about this.

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> don't want to pick and choose a window manager to install,
> and then figure out to install or use another one when that
> one proves too buggy.

all comerical distros autmaticlly choose the window manager that works best with the other default software on that distro . normally this is GNOME or KDE and they are nowhere near buggy.

> They don't want to peruse thousands of
> packages to install when they have no idea that C is
> anything other than the third letter of the alphabet, or
> that Java is anything other than a caffeinated beverage.

right... and i guess you havent used synaptic, YaST or any other GUI package manager.

> I love it when people whom advocate *nix for home use say
> it's easy to use and that any computer user can pick it up,
> because they always forget that their opinion of "ease of
> use" is completely loaded due to the fact they are often
> computer nerds.

i never said it isnt as easy to use as windows, pariculary with administration, but it is still pretty easy provided you are using a distro that is orientated around a home user.

> Not that I'm not a computer nerd myself, but
> I have a realistic grasp of the fact that Joe User just
> wants his computer to turn on with little or no
> intervention, so he can type emails, play some Doom, or
> watch a movie.

oh yeah and linux cant do this `_`
get a grip, of course it can, i do it everyday and my mum has no problem doing it on her computer.

almost all of the wintrolls who say linux isnt easy to use also find macs hard to use too. it isnt really hard, but because its a completly different system they get frustrated so easily and just say its hard when they cant seem to access linux's C: drive for some reason.
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Old 12-18-2004, 01:21 PM   #49
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I think you missed (wraith)'s point.
Before you call me a Penguin-basher, which I'm not (we use RedHat 7.2 here on our server, and I have 6.1 installed on an older comp at home) you just need to think about something.
Linux, while it may be the most stable of the OS's, (cept OSX so far - I use that here at work also) is not as simple as windows. While I'm not advocating any OS over any other, I'm so familiar with Windows 98SE, it's child's play for me to fix an OS screwup. I'm okay with OS9 and OSX, but I'm a little more cautious with Linux.
I've watched Linux grow over the past few years, and until it becomes (and no one, please, take offense to this) a little more 'idiot' friendly, people will hesitate to install it. It's kinda like a child that you watch grow before your eyes. When it hits a certain point, you say, "Wow. I'd never have thought."
My mom would put a bullet in my head if I ever put Linux on her computer.
I asked my brother about Linux. He thought I was talking about the kid who carries the blanket in the Peanuts comic strip. Windows is just easier for the majority of the computer public to use. We (the public) have grown with it. I think that's what (wraith) was getting at.

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Old 12-18-2004, 05:57 PM   #50
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> Linux, while it may
> be the most stable of the OS's, (cept OSX so far - I use
> that here at work also) is not as simple as windows.

Personally, I'm prone to disagree on that point, at least since I installed Fedora Core 3 on my desktop. Don't get me wrong, I'm one of the most xenophobic people that you can find with respect to operating systems. Furthermore, I still hate most Linux users as they seem to take the attitude that because they have this wealth of knowledge about a subject, that they are suddenly able to tell people to help themselves, and then expect people to thank them for their unhelpful arrogant bullshit. I just simply can't abide assholes who think that they're so much better than everyone else, that they're a member of some elite hauté-couture just because of the fucking operating system they use. Unfortunately, that statement tends to apply to both Mac users and Linux users, but that's neither here nor there.

That said, I decided to give Linux a genuine try on my desktop since I hadn't had it turned on for two weeks given that it was infested with spyware, and I'm honestly amazed at how easy it is to use now. On a scale of one to ten, with Windows at 10, I'd probably peg it at around a 9 by now.

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