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    Default 10 Reasons why Windows still sucks

    If it's sunny warm day expect a failure or was that cloudy and chilly?

    Not that Linux or Mac are perfect but Windows desktop just isn't cut out for 24x7 operations. Godbid you automatic updates then the you'll have shutdown the system and restart. By the way that happens to also be the way to fix Windows errors. My most recent headache caused by unknown reasons was the sudden seizure of one of my wireless driver components that opened every port on the interface to run the cpu at 100%. Yep, no virus found, restore last good restore points lasted ½ a day before 100% cpu usage again.

    That's reason #2. The dreaded REGISTRY file!!!
    It was an acceptable tracking system for DOS until about Windows 3.1. Microsoft should have gotten rid of the Registry files for Windows 3.11 and beyond. I'm not sure what the Registry does for Windows 7. I do think it adds to the number of overall files tracked by the Master File Table, which when filled causes constant defragmenting by the new semi-automatic Windows 7 background defrag. Same when the MFT is too small for the number of files on the system. One day I find out how to enlarge the MFT table to handle more files.

    So, I'm editing the Registry Current User or Current Hardware?
    Or will I kill my PC forever by removing this entry? The best anyone can do I think is to backup the entire registry. Then backup the registry item about to be changed or deleted. Windows doesn't help but you're lucky you're making a change you've found on the Microsoft Support.

    The ever helpful search for a solution

    Of course Microsoft please search for a solution. Has anyone ever received a worthwhile solution? After a few minutes I've canceled I have nothing.

    Wait a minute. Here's a solution I always love.
    I can't get to the Internet through the my wireless. The solution actually tells me to go online for more solutions. Give me break.

    Then there's the Events.
    I'm going to give Microsoft a break. Events can be helpful because even if you can't debug the message Events at least points to an area you can investigate. Otherwise whatever error 00348992 means is between you and your machine. Originally, Microsoft did provide replies to these errors when you sent them. That's righ, pre-Dr. Watson if you were lucky you really did get a reply from Microsoft for the error code you submitted. Not too many users back then I guess.

    But it's still DOS
    A far as I'm concerned Windows still runs on top of DOS. That and the Registry file are the reasons why with every Windows OS version release your memory, cpu and hardware requirements increase. Seriously Windows 7 Home Premium on 1 meg?

    Then why am I still using Windows?

    Well, because it's been around for so long and has that huge customer base along with hardware vendors support for APIs, ActiveX, DirectX and stuff. So, if you want Netflix you have to use Windows, Mac or probably IOS. Stuff on the Internet you'd think was open to all OS'es is proprietary just for the Windows OS.

    That ********** Registry again.

    Turns out that quite a number of programs and applications use the Registry file. Some of those programs won't run if because the Registry file ties these into the Windows OS. So many other programs are tied to the Windows OS. Seriously!! This doesn't isolate programs from other programs that fail or crashes the system. Doesn't make it a secure system to me. All above because Windows has a large base of users and vendors.

    Finally it runs 3D Games across the installed base
    Embarrassed to say that Windows 7 runs 3D games. I know that Linux has 3D games but those are not the quality or quantity available to Windows. Mass Effect 2, Halo Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops, StarCraft 2, World of WarCraft, etc. Yes I know Wine, not the same. Here's is where I think there's opportunity for vendors to charge for their proprietary applications. In other words could Bungee, BioWare, Electronic Arts, etc. make money off native Linux Editions without breaking their licenses or copyrights. I'm comfortable with the open source versions of Windows software that's available for the desktop like LibreOffice, Gimp, MySQL, etc. but great 3D and 3D online gaming aren't available in native Linux.
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    Default Re: 10 Reasons why Windows still sucks

    High praise to Windows (tongue in cheek mode):

    1: It is bloated, and full of eye candy. So it requires lots of memory and processor cycles to run. This pushes innovation in the chip designers and forces down the prices of hardware. The result - I can buy a relatively inexpensive box for unix with lots of memory and lots of processor power.

    2: It guarantees full employment for competent computer scientists for many years into the future.
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    Default Re: 10 Reasons why Windows still sucks

    On 06/12/2011 02:06 AM, tararpharazon wrote:
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    > *But it's still DOS*


    mid-1990's definition:

    Windows 95: n. 32 bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16 bit
    patch to an 8 bit operating system originally coded for a 4 bit
    microprocessor, written by a 2 bit company, that can't stand 1 bit of
    competition. <http://monster-island.org/tinashumor/humor/win2bit.html
    and many other places...originating author?>

    to get to 16 years later (today) not much is changed:

    Windows 7: n. 64 bit rehash of 32 bit extensions and a graphical shell
    for a 16 bit patch to an 8 bit operating system originally coded for a 4
    bit microprocessor, written by a 2 bit company, that can't stand 1 bit
    of competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 06/12/2011 02:06 AM, tararpharazon wrote:
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    > *But it's still DOS*


    Windows 7: n. 64 bit rehash of 32 bit extensions and a graphical shell
    for a 16 bit patch to an 8 bit operating system originally coded for a 4
    bit microprocessor, written by a 2 bit company, that can't stand 1 bit
    of competition.

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    A great definition of Windows! I'll keep it handy.
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    Default Re: 10 Reasons why Windows still sucks

    I have started Windooze 2 days ago again, after... hmm?... 2 or 3 months or so. Now the wireless didn´t work anymore. As I shut it down 3 months ago, everything was fine... after fiddeling with it for half an hour, I found out that the system has set the encryption from WPA2 to WPA... but why???

    This is the 11th reason why windows sucks. Settings change on their own. You can not trust it to do the stuff like you want it to do.
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    Default Re: 10 Reasons why Windows still sucks

    C'mon guys, Windows is much better than Linux (any flavor). Why? A simple reboot usually solves the problem.
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    Default Re: 10 Reasons why Windows still sucks

    *But it's still DOS*
    I am not an expert when it comes to Windows, but isn't that utterly wrong? As far as I know, the DOS-subsystem of Windows is running independently from the rest of the actual system since at least Win XP (edit: it does so since NT). Meanwhile it gets harder and harder to run DOS-apps within current versions of Windows.

    Also I do not quite understand the point of this thread.

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    There is no point.
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    Default Re: 10 Reasons why Windows still sucks

    Quote Originally Posted by tararpharazon View Post
    Finally it runs 3D Games across the installed base
    Embarrassed to say that Windows 7 runs 3D games. I know that Linux has 3D games but those are not the quality or quantity available to Windows. Mass Effect 2, Halo Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops, StarCraft 2, World of WarCraft, etc. Yes I know Wine, not the same. Here's is where I think there's opportunity for vendors to charge for their proprietary applications. In other words could Bungee, BioWare, Electronic Arts, etc. make money off native Linux Editions without breaking their licenses or copyrights. I'm comfortable with the open source versions of Windows software that's available for the desktop like LibreOffice, Gimp, MySQL, etc. but great 3D and 3D online gaming aren't available in native Linux.
    Well they could, but they won't.

    I don't think it has anything to do with licenses or copyrights. Linux just simply does not matter in that field.
    Linux is also not present in the demo competition field for other reasons. But that doesn't say anything about an OS anyway.
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    Default Re: 10 Reasons why Windows still sucks

    gropiuskalle wrote:

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    >> *But it's still DOS*

    >
    > I am not an expert when it comes to Windows, but isn't that utterly
    > wrong? As far as I know, the DOS-subsystem of Windows is running
    > independently from the rest of the actual system since at least Win XP
    > (*edit:* it does so since NT). Meanwhile it gets harder and harder to
    > run DOS-apps within current versions of Windows.
    >
    > Also I do not quite understand the point of this thread.
    >

    DOS is in fact no integrated part of windows since Windows NT was introduced
    (which I had the pleasure to use as main programming platform in my job from
    1995 on). The only way from that moment on to run a DOS application (beside
    using Win 95) was to use the 16bit emulation which came with the system
    (maybe some people still remember error messages like "your 16bit subsystem
    has encountered an error" then running some no longer supported application
    which used native DOS calls which violated the protection mode of 32 bit
    windows).

    Since also the consumer versions of windows are since Win 2000 (so it
    applies to XP/Vista/7) based on the NT core (ignoring Win ME which was the
    last one which was different) there is nothing like a DOS in all that
    windows versions but the command shell (cmd.exe) which is not more than a
    shell which executes commands which are named after the old DOS commands but
    has absolutely nothing in common with the originals beside the syntax.

    I also do not get the point from the OP about the registry which did not
    exist (contrary to the claim made in the first post) in DOS or windows
    before NT.

    It may be funny to post a "Windows sucks" thread in a linux forum, but I
    think it should be technically correct (even in chit caht). Otherwise it is
    just bashing.

    So I also do not understand the point of the thread.

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