My PC is now Ubuntu/Windows 7. I think I liked Ubuntu a lot less before I used an android phone (a list of predefined applications seemed restrictive to me. On PC, I like to look for the best applications from as complete a selection as possible). I should learn to compile things with ease anyway, it's better. I can run WordPerfect Office in Wine quite easily (best word processor in my opinion because of reveal codes), so it's a good work setup. I am going to try a RISC-based OS soon, though. That still is far superior.
cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:Thanks for that 2nd link! I'll be trying it out once I boot Windows. Another ... environment.
I bound accent to the Windows key on one of my computers. I agree that the default system is not good enough, however. My solution also does not fix it that well because of all the different markings in various languages. I am sure I could come up with an adequate solution, but I have not so far. If you buy the right (foreign) keyboard, it's not such a pain, but then English may be (IIRC from my research).
That is definitely true. I love fixing Windows because it is a relative cinch, at least when it comes to everything but the dreaded 6-month slowdown. I seem to even be getting that in 7 on my dual-core or less computers (it could be the result of viruses, however. My single-core is perfectly fine).
I may not bother with Ubuntu on my gaming/media computer. That is an example of the 90% rule.
I don't think the OS itself is too bloated (at least compared to Vista), but it lacks a lot of built-in features (PDF viewing, mainly) that other OS's have (damn you, feature-limiting EU antitrust legislation!)
IIRC, the default memory consumption is the same as Vista. I find it to be faster than XP (even on my single core), but I have seen benchmarks that show it losing to XP in a few tests, and winning in a few others (still, with advantage XP). That is until you get to a rather large multitude of cores (if you install 7 on a PS3, it might be awesome). 7 is also definitely faster and better designed than Vista. There are various other OSes that are not nearly as bloated, as well.
Yeah, that is unfortunate. There are ways to streamline installation of adobe reader, etc. on a new computer, however. I actually do like that not a single (or even a list of) option(s) is(are) offered for many programs. I like to choose my own program in general. I suppose for some programs (especially obscure ones) packaging can be nice. I remember that when I downloaded SuSE, it had everything
. Most of it was very good, too. Also, this is sort of a technicality, but one could consider that Windows actually does have a built-in PDF viewer if you count Google. The exception to this is in a computer without internet or without some form of local Google Apps installed, which I think probably exists but have not checked for.