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Comment: Might as well put in my two cents too (Score 0) 1215

by Goodyob (#43949285) Attached to: What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?
For quite a while I used to dual-boot between Windows 7 and whatever the distro-of-the-month was for me during that particular time, I had to stop though because it became a mess to manage files between the two after a while. The only thing still keeping me on Windows is just a handful of the games I play, everything else I ever do on the PC can be done better in Linux. In contrast to what a lot of other people said here, I'm actually more satisfied with the drivers on Linux than those on Windows, but that's probably because I never had graphics issues since I have Intel integrated graphics instead of a proper dedicated graphics card. For example, a really old scanner that I have works just fine in 64-bit Linux, but absolutely refuses to function in 64-bit Windows. As for other tasks, most of the non-game programs I use on Windows either started on Linux or have Linux ports (LibreOffice, Transmission), and of course programming in Linux is a lot easier than in Windows thanks to gcc being built-in.

As for games, 2/3 of the ones I play have either been ported to Linux because of Steam for Linux (such as Team Fortress 2) or work just fine under Wine (Darkest Hour, Starcraft 1). However, the Steam ports don't seem to be working for me since I have Ironlake graphics and not the newere Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge chips, and since I'm on a laptop and have a tight budget at the moment, an upgrade is out of the question for the time being. That is the only thing keeping me from switching.

Comment: Re:Hahahahahahahaha Muahaha (Score 0) 186

by Goodyob (#43552133) Attached to: The Amazon Rainforest Wants Its TLD Back From
More often than you think, actually. ".me" is having a lot of use, along with some dot coms adopting weird URL's to shorten their default ones for share links (Youtube becomes, Twitter uses (I think)). What you are thinking of is most likely, those are the ones with all the spammers usually

Comment: I sure do love assumptions! (Score 0) 564

by Goodyob (#43437683) Attached to: Why PC Sales Are Declining

PC makers probably didn’t mean for that to happen, but there you have it. They're a victim of unplanned non-obsolescence.

Oh, okay, but then how do you explain my laptop not being able to run the latest games after only 2 years of service? (I bought it right before Sandy Bridge came out)

Also, there have been way too many articles on this topic lately. It's almost how about a year ago every second article had something to do with cloud computing...

Comment: Re:Win8 Experience (Score 0) 1010

by Goodyob (#43418991) Attached to: Windows 8 Killing PC Sales
Seems like all your complaints go back to the start menu. Have you heard about start menu replacement programs such as Start8 or Classic Start? As for my complaints about Windows 8, apart from the start menu which can be fixed through third-party utilities, what angered me the most is UI inconsistencies (2 control panels? Really?). I also thought it was a bit silly how you have to login with your Live account to use apps... actually, apps on a desktop PC are pretty silly to begin with.

Comment: Mobile computing replacing regular computing? (Score 1) 1010

by Goodyob (#43418579) Attached to: Windows 8 Killing PC Sales

"This is horrific news for PCs," said BGC Financial analyst Colin Gillis. "It's all about mobile computing now. We have definitely reached the tipping point."

Call me back when a tablet can run my TF2 flawlessly and when I can upgrade it by changing parts instead of buying an entirely new tablet. How many times are they gonna call the PC market dead before they realize how essential the PC market is?

The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money. -- B. Franklin