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Posted on 04-21-16 08:35:32 PM Link | Quote
I only use Debian and FreeBSD. For you M$ Windows users you might want to check out ReactOS (http://www.reactos.org/)
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Posted on 04-21-16 08:37:45 PM Link | Quote
I stick to Windows 7 while it's still usable.


I also have a Ubuntu install on my crapo laptop.
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Posted on 04-22-16 12:35:56 AM Link | Quote
Someone who uses M$ unironically? Is this 2003?


I use Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.10 in a dual-boot setup; my desktop has only 7 (with Ubuntu in a VM), my laptop has both but defaults to Ubuntu, and my work desktop is almost always in Ubuntu.


A few people at work have Surface tablets with Windows RT and it makes me want to gag. What a horrible idea.
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Posted on 04-22-16 09:52:36 AM (last edited by dotUser at 04-22-16 09:52:53 AM) Link | Quote
My last post was hella old I guess.

Main: Win8.1
Secondary: Win7
Tertiary (Dual Towers): Dragonfly

Laptop Primary: Debian Wheezy
Laptop Secondary: Ubuntu 10.04

Pi 2 + 3: Raspbian Jessie

Galaxy S6e: Android Stock 5.1.1

The numbers of machines I have rises slowly.
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Posted on 04-22-16 11:31:47 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by StapleButter
I stick to Windows 7 while it's still usable.
Pretty much.

Or, you could have sticked to something else like my school does (that is, XP).


As for what I currently have, pretty much everything's unchanged.
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Posted on 04-22-16 11:37:35 AM Link | Quote
eh, XP isn't really sustainable anymore, less and less software support it


the computers at univ have Fedora (there's also Win7 but we always use Fedora), didn't mention it though because I won't be staying there forever
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Posted on 04-22-16 10:22:32 PM Link | Quote
February 2012:
Originally posted by Milly
- Windows XP Professional SP3 on my home computer
- Windows XP Professional SP2 on my older computer (rarely used)
- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit at work (yes, all computers at work here run home editions )

Also a few virtual machines I rarely use (MacOS 7.5.3 and 9.0.4, various Windows versions), but no phone or anything


Since then:

- The old computer with XP SP2 is still here and alive, but on a long sleep
- Got a low-end Android 2.3.6 phone in late 2012 as a cheaper replacement for landline (and not much else), I still have it
- Main computer died in April 2014 (no, not because XP's extended support ended )
- New computer running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (for probably as long as I can, like with XP)
- Windows 8.1 at work (not by choice but it's at least tolerable, unlike the Office 2010 to 2013 downgrade)


So now pretty much a single Windows 7 desktop and a small Android 2.3 phone

(and I'd still be happy with XP if it wasn't abandoned by nearly everything now ...)
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Posted on 04-22-16 11:01:53 PM Link | Quote
Windows 7 isn't too far from Windows XP other than the icon changes (not that you don't nuke those anyway ), especially since you can still use "classic" themes with it. Windows 8 and above nuked even those, so everything has the awful no-contrast flat design...

Have you ever given running something like Ubuntu a shot? As much as you do goofy command-line stuff, it might be fitting.
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Posted on 04-23-16 12:57:13 AM (last edited by BMF54123 at 04-23-16 01:00:47 AM) Link | Quote
Two and a half years later...

Main desktop (Eclipse): Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
Secondary desktop (CrashBox): Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Laptop (Microchip): Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

CrashBox is a new addition since the last post: a salvaged enterprise-class HP Elite with a Core i7-3770. It originally came with Windows 7 Pro, but I decided to take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade because I'm an idiot that wants to watch the world burn. I solely use the computer for gaming anyway, so it hasn't been THAT disastrous, I guess. (The name comes from the "Crashed Computer" sticker that was on the case when I got it; apparently it fell victim to a CryptoWall infection and someone assumed it was dead. I booted from the recovery partition and it worked just fine.)

As for the laptop, I still have XP installed, but have started using 7 almost exclusively. The system really shows its age when running the latter, though, and Windows Update will murder the CPU for hours unless I kill the service.
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Posted on 04-23-16 01:04:05 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by BMF54123
Windows Update will murder the CPU for hours unless I kill the service.

There was a recent update that helps with this, in case you haven't installed it yet.
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Posted on 04-23-16 01:22:54 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Joe
There was a recent update that helps with this, in case you haven't installed it yet.

I have, and it didn't. Every update that's promised to fix CPU usage issues has done jack squat.
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Posted on 04-23-16 04:58:28 AM Link | Quote
Huh, I've never posted here?

On my pretend desktop (it's actually a Vaio laptop) kuriputo I've run Arch for years now. I'm happy with Arch. My desktop is a mixture of XFCE (panels) and Gnome/Cinnamon applications.

On my lagtop warata I finally installed Fedora just a few days ago, and it sure was fun: apparently Grub 2 doesn't work with my computer at all and I had to install and set up old grub manually. So now my boot options are Maybe Fedora and Ancient Ubuntu.

That's it for computers, I guess... I still have rikorisu the Atom server on my table, but it has a broken HDD and I haven't bothered with it in a long while.

I do still have my old Samsung phone, fanmashin, with some android and a broken screen.
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Posted on 04-23-16 10:37:14 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Windows 8 and above nuked even those, so everything has the awful no-contrast flat design.
The worst part of this is the classic themes (Vista Basic and the Classic one) are still there, but Microsoft went out of their way to disallow you of ever using those.

It requires some trickery, but I remember using the actual classic theme on a 8.1 VM. It required to "kill" DWM and using a special ClassicTheme.exe program to make Windows Explorer work without DWM, but it was more or less usable.
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Posted on 04-23-16 11:03:25 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by BMF54123
Originally posted by Joe
There was a recent update that helps with this, in case you haven't installed it yet.

I have, and it didn't. Every update that's promised to fix CPU usage issues has done jack squat.

Really? It made a huge difference on my computers.
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Posted on 04-23-16 12:03:23 PM Link | Quote
there's also the fact that these days you can't trust Microsoft to not sneak "get Win10" crap in their updates, or hell, even try to slowdown or break Win7 installs
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Posted on 04-23-16 12:08:29 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by StapleButter
there's also the fact that these days you can't trust Microsoft to not sneak "get Win10" crap in their updates, or hell, even try to slowdown or break Win7 installs
You can add "spyware" to that list, as they have also pushed some telemetry misfeatures to Win7/8/8.1 users. Windows spyware updates, as I call them.

This is the reason I haven't bothered to fix the Windows Update thing. It's just not worth it.
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Posted on 04-23-16 04:36:34 PM Link | Quote
guess the best thing to do is to disable Windows Update completely, as bad as it may be for security


(maybe not that bad, considering a lot of the hacking attacks rely on social engineering, ie. tricking an idiot into giving away his credentials)
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Posted on 04-24-16 03:47:04 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by StapleButter
guess the best thing to do is to disable Windows Update completely, as bad as it may be for security


(maybe not that bad, considering a lot of the hacking attacks rely on social engineering, ie. tricking an idiot into giving away his credentials)
There's also exploit kit stuff, but it's browser oriented and I don't really have an idea how much that actually counts compared to most.

In any case, I have that NoScript + MBAE as a failsafe as the main protection. I should have updated to uBlock Origins time ago but for whatever reason I never got to do that.
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Posted on 04-25-16 04:10:05 PM Link | Quote
The only real update from my last post (not long ago) is that now I have an Android phone with version KitKat a.k.a. 4.4.4 (so many fours), and while my Nokia S40 phone is still alive, it's not being used anymore.

Windows 7 is still my main OS, I never did the update to Windows 10 and honestly I don't plan on doing that anymore (I had hope). My dual-boot Debian 7 installation (with KDE) was completely broken, so I removed it. It seems like it didn't install correctly? Next time, I should pay more attention to these things.

Does Debian generally cause issues if you install it with the online package thing? (as in, downloading it as it is installing) That's how I did that time.
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Posted on 04-25-16 04:14:25 PM Link | Quote
i myself am still hanging onto Win 8.1 until a game comes out that i want that requires it
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