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July 06, 2012, 10:19:13 PM
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I should say that I commonly find myself being annoyed by "user friendly" features so that is not necessarily a selling point for me. I am more interested in Linux because it allows customization. If I am already going to have a win7 partition for when I just need to get something done, my linux partition would be for doing the things that are a hassle in windows. One thing I've noticed from using windows 7 elsewhere is that it breaks alot of my scripts by demanding permissions before running a script from within a script. Using linux, there is a way to turn off this behavior, correct?:


If you change over to linux
get use to
Code:
sudo
su

and typing your PW constantly to do admin stuff which is everything, even running firestarter, you have to enter your pw.

Ok, I will probably get windows 7 and then also check out linux mint or peppermint as a second partition.

 Huh

Think about it, does someone really want to learn the idiosyncrasies of 9 new programs at once? I haven't heard anyone raving about how the open source software is superior, it is just cheaper and supposedly more customizable. I think the smartest thing is to have windows to allow me to keep doing what I am doing (for the most part), then also have linux to use when windows won't cut it and for experimentation/learning.



I understand your gonna use both or might or w/e, What the three question mark confused face is for, is that, you said your gonna use windows 7 but you don't like user friendly stuff. lol  And don't take my words as bad or insulting they have no tone.
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July 07, 2012, 01:27:30 AM
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I am choosing to use windows 7 despite the "user friendly" aspects I find annoying because I am familiar with it, the software I am familiar with works on it, and the alternatives appear to be more of a hassle than the learning curve is worth. And no offense taken at all, I think it is discouraging that there are people who would take offense.
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