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"...back on Linux because it works..."

2013-01-14 17:39:12.255081+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Branko's Brain Dump: On the state of Windows on the desktop. In which a Linux user tries to install and use Windows.

It quickly become apparent that Windows has no package management to speak of. I had to actually go directly to software vendors' websites and manually download, unpack, and install software. In some cases, the packages would come as a RAR file, and there was no unrar to extract the files with. The worst thing though, is that Widows wanted me to reboot it every time I installed something new.

[ related topics: Free Software Microsoft Open Source Invention and Design Software Engineering ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-01-19 17:27:58.301598+00 by: Dan Lyke

Make sure it doesn't have Windows Secure Boot, or if it does you've got a work-around...

#Comment Re: made: 2013-01-19 16:38:00.033565+00 by: meuon

I'm considering the Lenovo Yoga 13. A sexy tabletultrabook thing. The deal breaker: Windows 8. I may have to try it anyway.. with Linux :)

#Comment Re: made: 2013-01-16 03:38:11.094345+00 by: Dan Lyke

Twenty Sided: Linux vs. Windows.

Via http://boston.conman.org/2013/01/15.1