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13 Apr 2012

When is it time to change your operating system?

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Can you imagine yourself in any of these situations?
  • You sit in front of your computer, whether a laptop or desktop, look at the screen, move your mouse and … wait until the computer is ready to take your commands. But, the computer is too busy doing other operations to respond to your commands …
    There are 1001 reasons why your Windows-based computer can behave like this. There could be issues with programs, errors in the Windows registry, running low on memory, viruses or other causes.
  • Your Windows gets … blue screen of death!
  • You need to pay (yet again…) for the newer version of your OS. Every time you upgrade your OS, you have to pay Microsoft.
Do you want to end these problems??? Yes, you do!

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17 comments:

  1. Dark Duck.
    I didn't read the article yet.

    Just on word: BACKUP

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  2. your windows OS crashing has little to do with the quality of the system.
    I had it for almost 7 years.
    Yes, it crashes and sometimes on inconvenient moments.
    I had a backup.
    Reboot-restore-reboot.....>>> 6 minutes. every time.
    Not worth spending a year to learn another OS.

    and btw, I am a devoted linuxuser .....since Mandrake 8.2

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  3. @Anonymous: backup and restore maybe a good for technically savvy people who know about this feature and how to use it.
    For less educated people the change may seem simpler. :-)

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    1. I am tech savvy, and I changed, starting with mandrake 8.2, it took a long time as I still had to use Windows at work. But I am now, as of January this year, completely Windows free.

      It feels good to be free.

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    2. > feels good to be free

      Can be a slogan for the FOSS community!

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    3. In that case, I give my permission for it to be used by the Linux and Foss community :)

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  4. There is a radio advert in the UK at the moment that goes something like this "Do you sometimes find yourself typing but the computer seems to slow down and take a while to catch up? If the answer is yes this could mean your CPU is too slow. It is time to get a new Windows 7 PC".... I wish I could alter the advert to say "or switch to LINUX and your PC will last at least another 5 years".

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    1. Which station is it on? I'd like to hear!

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    2. I have heard it on TalkSport (1053/1089 AM) and Northsound (96.4 fm. local radio for Aberdeen, although I think it has to be a national radio advert so will probably be on most local commercial stations)

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    3. Computers don't slow down, software slows down.

      But Microsoft can't say that.

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    4. We have an ad that runs on TV in the local region (of Australia) that shows someone banging their computer and a similar voice over, but it finishes with advising them to get the local computer repairer.

      I feel the same as Manic Miner. It should recommend replacing Broken Windows with Linux.

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  5. Sorry forgot to add... I quite like the fact that people are gullible enough to keep upgrading their PC to cope with Windows. It means there is always a good cheap 2nd hand laptop market

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    1. True! I use that market too! :-)

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    2. I actually buy my computer new with Linux (Ubuntu) preinstalled, then replace it with Linux Mint. That way I never have problems with BIOS or drivers.

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  6. Does that mean after an update that causes someone's WIFI to stop working, or if they lift their lid and press a key only to find it hangs at a black screen that they should install a different OS?

    /kidding :)

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    1. Yes, sure, they should install new OS after each problem, even the ones you have just described. Of course, provided that old OS is Windows and the new one is Linux-based. 8-)

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