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Re: never had this trouble with Linux...

  • Subject: Re: never had this trouble with Linux...
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 13:55:00 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [ Jim ] on Tuesday 21 March 2006 12:45 \__

> BearItAll wrote:
>> Jim wrote:
>>>...but it's prompted me to go all out on the switch, because it's
>>>pissing me right off.
>>>Midway through a VERY LARGE video rendering project Windows Automatic
>>>Update kicked in and downloaded/installed the latest "security" patches.
>>>Then on a five minute countdown, restarted the system. Rendering the job
>>>it was RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF, completely useless and EIGHT HOURS of CPU
>>>time WASTED.
>>>FUCK MICROSOFT, they just fucking cost ME EIGHT HOURS. That seven
>>>hundred pound AMD64 system is getting Debian 3.1r0 on it as I type this.
>>>Now, WHO do I SUE for my lost time, and possibly a lost contract?
>> I bet your socks that on the same machine that rendering under Linux will
>> be less than the time under MS. Simply because of better memory handling.
>> Burning it onto DVD will also be much quicker.
>> So future projects will take less time, meaning that MS has actually saved
>> you time by pushing you towards Linux, well, go on then, write them a
>> thankyou letter.
>> I fancy putting the new Debian onto one of my PCs, I love the idea of
>> install direct from Debian as well, where it pulls down the basics and
>> installs, then you just add the bits and bobs you want as you want them.
>> Debian were always the cleanest of the distros, less of the junk, oops I
>> mean, less of the flannel, no I mean ... well just clean.
> :)
> update: the Debian install went painlessly, got the NVidia drivers in,
> both screens are running, the sound server's perfect, the permanent DVDR
> image partition is written and ready for use, the Gigabit ethernet's
> dandy, even the SATA RAID I'm using as a scratch stack with old drives
> (<4GB) is working :)
> The 64-bit kernel went in without an issue, too. Man, that thing is
> FAST. It's like... you ever played Wolfenstein 3D (the original, I'm not
> talking about the DX-laden RTCW) on a 2.4GHz XT? It's like that. Tap the
> forward arrow and you run into the wall at 1800mph. And in the time it
> usually takes me to install/patch XP (around 3-4 hours, depending on how
> Wintendo Update feels), I got myself one Debian install, with the bells
> and whistles /I/ want, with the software /I/ want, configured with the
> behaviours and cronjobs /I/ want, all in the same amount of space
> required, get this, just to /download/ the XP patches and the various
> other crap to get XP semi running!
> Next question: where do I obtain a sticker that says "Debian Inside" in
> a sky blue?


[2] Print

[3] Bind to box

See my GIMP mockup: http://schestowitz.com/Amusement/images/dell-linux.jpg

Best wishes,


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