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post #61 of 98
Sorry if you were mistaken, I am not a windows user, nor was I trying to imply that you should continue to use windows. I was simply trying to help you resolve the issues you are having with windows.

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The and virus is a part of windows, the code is probably written in C++ or Visual Basic therefore the virus is a part of the windows family.
The virus is written to operate on and possibly exploit vulnerabilities in windows, this does not make it a part of windows. Nor does writing a program in C++ (completely cross platform anyway) or Visual Basic make them a part a windows.

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It's another reason but not a bigger one, since even if linux had more users it's better built to prevent viruses, better designed and if there was a virus for linux there would be a patch the next day and the auto downloader would download and install the patch by itself.
Yes linux is a harder target, but it is not invulnerable. A virus could exploit a vulnerability to escalate its permissions to root level, from there it could do anything, including disabling any automatic updates (if they run on your distro of choice anyway).

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Not really a windows feature only, even macs can get BSOD's. And they are a feature of showing how bad an OS is coded
The mac "BSOD" you refer to is quite different, this was a bug where it got stuck on a screen that happens to be blue, not an intentional error message display or anything. From a quick bit of research it does appear the the PSP also has used a blue screen to display error messages in the event of a crash.
And again, it is not necessarily (and these days probably not even likely) the OS that is causing the problems. Something has gone wrong, be it a hardware or driver problem, or what you don't seem to like, user error, the operating system crashes because of this problem, and displays an error message, windows using the BSOD to achieve this.
post #62 of 98
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The and virus is a part of windows, the code is probably written in C++ or Visual Basic therefore the virus is a part of the windows family.
Is all Windows software part of Windows?

By the way, C++ exists on Linux too. Ever used KDE? Firefox? OpenOffice?

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Wrong wrong and wrong again, BSOD's are not only a part of windows, they are caused by the bad code of windows, that's why you crash or get BSOD more often in windows since it's coded like a 4 year old has done the whole code.
A driver can crash the OS, without the OS being at fault. This is true in Windows. This is true in Mac OS. This is also true for Linux.

Want to avoid this issue? Check out MINIX. One of their big goals is to have the system survive a driver crash.
post #63 of 98
This guy's just a troll, stop feeding him.
post #64 of 98
I've posted this before. Great developers viewpoint on his transition from Windows to Mac OS X. Peter B used to hate Mac's but Microsoft wasn't doing it for him. It may not seem relevant to normal users but the OS has a big part in how you'll experience the software that's not part of the OS.

From Win32 to Cocoa: a Windows user's conversion to Mac OS X Part I
From Win32 to Cocoa: a Windows user's conversion to Mac OS X Part II
From Win32 to Cocoa: a Windows user's conversion to Mac OS X Part III

Part IV is still in the works. Lot of it is technical but I think there's enough in there so it's understandable to the lay person.
post #65 of 98
Please don't feed the troll. It should be obvious to anyone who knows enough to criticize him that user123456 has absolutely no clue how an operating system works or even the various featuresets and architectures of existing operating systems. Trying to debate with him is pointless.
post #66 of 98
LOL

You already talk like the stereotype "arrogant apple user" so you may as well go buy one. I'm sure you'll fit in with the apple faithful just fine.
(No offence meant to those who are 'multi platform capable' - whichever your preference)

As for comparing OSX / Vista / Ubuntu, with some understanding they will ALL do the job you want. If you are unable to figure out windows then I'd advise that any distro of linux is going to be far too complicated for you. OSX is really your best bet - it may just do everything you want out of the box!
post #67 of 98
I love my mac (Macbook Pro 15") Once I switched over it literally changed my life, for the better. I find it to be worlds simpler and more efficient. Like others have said if you can afford it go for the mac.
post #68 of 98
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Originally Posted by Arainach View Post
Please don't feed the troll. It should be obvious to anyone who knows enough to criticize him that user123456 has absolutely no clue how an operating system works or even the various featuresets and architectures of existing operating systems. Trying to debate with him is pointless.
The fact that some people dont like window$ doesnt make then trolls. And I thing we can all agree that Window$ is the most spread OS and the most unsecure, just because there are many, many viruses, spyware and exploits written for it, while there are almost none for linux or mac. Blame that on the pirates .

I hope you dont call me troll for this.
post #69 of 98
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Originally Posted by fjf View Post
The fact that some people dont like window$ doesnt make then trolls.
Posting poorly supported or outright false arguments and then "debating" the point with others by insulting them, however, is pretty troll-like...

I believe it is that behavior that brought out the word "troll" in this thread.
post #70 of 98
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I'm not arrogant
Yeah, you are. Not to mention completely ignorant and instigative. A know it all troll, if you will, with a complete lack of tact.

The way I see it, it's only a matter of time.
post #71 of 98
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Posting poorly supported or outright false arguments and then "debating" the point with others by insulting them, however, is pretty troll-like...
And that's exactly what you do. You and other windows fanboys, mostly people who don't even use windows and then say stuff about it, how dumb is it if you don't even have windows and say things about it? Very dumb.
So far, your position has been:
  • Windows sucks, because you get viruses and BSOD
  • Viruses are part of Windows... or, as you put it:
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    Originally Posted by user123456 View Post
    The and virus is a part of windows, the code is probably written in C++ or Visual Basic therefore the virus is a part of the windows family.
  • Notwithstanding the above, Java viruses are a big part of your problem
  • Linux rules, because it gets no viruses or BSOD
  • If anyone disagrees with you, that person is a Windows fanboy, an illiterate idiot, or a troll

I agree -- you should install Linux
post #72 of 98
In a free world, you use whatever OS you like. There are alternatives. Dont see the need to insult people that disagree with you. How many of you (the window$ defenders) have used linux recently?.
post #73 of 98
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How many of you (the window$ defenders) have used linux recently?.
I use Linux on my primary personal computer. I am also responsible for several Linux and FreeBSD servers at work, though my workstation at work runs Windows. I also carry around a laptop running Mac OS 10.5.

I am aware there is choice, and I have chosen not to use Windows at home. However, I am aware that it is possible to keep a Windows system healthy and stable, and that no OS is without disadvantages.
post #74 of 98
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Originally Posted by fjf View Post
And I thing we can all agree that Window$ is the most spread OS and the most unsecure, just because there are many, many viruses, spyware and exploits written for it, while there are almost none for linux or mac. Blame that on the pirates .
Linux and Mac don't have enough marketshare to make it viable to write a virus or piece of spyware and expect it to spread. Such programs are written for Windows because of its market dominance, not because it's any less secure.
post #75 of 98
Dominance and widespread use also have disadvantages .
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