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    Quote Originally Posted by djr33 View Post
    And of course they don't send the restore discs... just for fun. But I called and complained and got them.
    This would hold true in just about any manufacturer, and hell alot of placed besides it, especially big companies. Its alot easier for them to just ship you a small part like that then try to go through all the different resources and change of hands.


    Quote Originally Posted by Aloha Kay View Post
    So why is it people include windows as crapware? I understand what Twey said about already having one or getting a better version, but I've heard others before say that they really don't like windows. What are the reasons?
    1. Bill Gates.
    2. He makes his products for his computers and ONLY his computers.
    3. Bill Gates.
    4. He generally does not care about compatability and advancing the industry
    5. Bill Gates.
    6. While the computer is inheritently stupid no matter where you go, His programming employee's are right about the same level as the computer.
    7. Poor Troubleshooting capabilities

    eg. Its because of Bill Gates that so many people "hate the computer" and I bet if you were to poll everyone that has a complaint about a computer 98% of them would be running on some brand of windows and/or other microsoft product.

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    The most commonly cited are issues of performance, stability, and security. For example, the number of vira on Windows is something like ninety-five times the amount on other operating systems. There are various reasons and myths as to why this is so; I think this article sums up the security issue reasonably well. Stability... you only have to look at the fact that rebooting periodically and even reinstalling the whole OS occasionally is considered normal in the Windows world. Performance is a lot harder to measure, especially given Microsoft's tendency to make things monolithic wherever possible rather than modular.

    The ethical implications of Microsoft's business model and aggressive tactics are a reason that many never realise, or, in a lot of cases, care about; there are issues there too, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.theregister.co.uk/security/security_report_windows_vs_linux/
    Perhaps this is why, according to Netcraft, 47 of the top 50 web sites with the longest running uptime (times between reboots) run Apache. [2] None of the top 50 web sites runs Windows or Microsoft IIS. So if it is true that malicious hackers attack the most numerous software platforms, that raises the question as to why hackers are so successful at breaking into the most popular desktop software and operating system, infect 300,000 IIS servers, but are unable to do similar damage to the most popular web server and its operating systems?

    I think about sums it up

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    Wow, i feel so common-ignorant and brainwashed . . . I've never bought a computer (or witnessed one being bought) that didn't come with windows os . . . though, quite frankly, i'm starting to get sick of it. The server for my websites is a linux and it's always working whereas my pc is always not working and it never occured to me that my pc could actually work as well as my server, but i don't know if i can make that switch . . . I feel like an old married woman considering divorcing her abusive husband, lol . . .

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    I've never had any (major) problems with Windows before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_support View Post
    I've never had any (major) problems with Windows before.
    I believe you.

    But I just had to get my computer out of the shop because it was so flooded with worms and viruses and spyware that I could not use it. The last time I took my computer to the shop was three months ago for the same reason. I ran the same antivirus program three times today and each time it caught about eighty something viruses and spyware instances.

    It might not be the os. But then again, it just might.

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    Use a firewall then.
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    A firewall is ineffective against most of today's malware, since almost every time it's hidden in something that the user has downloaded, like a web page, an image, a program, an email...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_support View Post
    I've never had any (major) problems with Windows before.
    That means your smart with your computer.
    Complete imbeciles will kill their computer no matter what operating system they run.
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    It's true, a bad user beats a good OS hands-down. A good user can usually (with difficulty) counteract a bad OS, but it's always a lot more effort, and the end result tends to be inferior to the same user on a good OS.
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