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Posts posted by Swathe

  1. Um, thats a bit of bashing in itself, isn't it? ;)

    I do all my artwork, photo editing, web design, video, etc, on the pc. And I only play like a few games on the pc, most of which are either roms of old console games for the NES and SNES or FPS's like Warsow and UT99. I have an ubuntu desktop and a few linux vm's like Backtrack and such, but I really don't care for MAC's myself. Just my opinion. If I bought a MAC I would end up using it for what I already do on the PC. Photoshop, Movies, etc, I do on my main desktop and laptop. I just can't see paying more for a MAC to do the same things I already do on my PC. Also, how many programs out there run on MAC's vs Windows machines(natviely, not with a hyper visor or VM)? People write more software for PC's because of the wider user base and compatible hardware. Another reason people don't buy MAC's is because in order to work with their pc files, they need to either find a MAC alternative program or derviative, or install a VM and run windows inside it anyway, defeating the purpose of a MAC.

    Use what you like, but the argument against any OS is just old and tired. There is no end all be all OS any more. Blur the lines, mix it up a little, play with them all, and use what you feel comfortable with to get the job done. In my case, it just happens to be Windows XP.

    To a degree yes it is bashing but you see, I use windows, OSX and linux. They all have there place and some are certainly superior in areas to others. I just get sick of people looking down on Linux just because it cannot run all the games they want to play. NIX is more secure and that can never be disputed. Plus it can be made to look 10000% better than windows and the good old "its free" also applies.

    People can use whatever OS they like, just dont hate on us because our's is safer lol.

  2. I dont go out of my way to say I'm a geek. I just am a nerd and not ashamed of the fact. I'm not the stereo typical nerd (small and weak etc) but it wouldn't worry me if I was.

  3. I run multiple boxes headlessly and only need to ssh or rdp when i need to fix some setting or something like that. I also rolled out Spiceworks at home to which meant I pretty much get email alerts when there is an issue which make adminning the whole thing a piece of cake.

  4. I just installed the latest idenb iso on my dell Inspiron 1525 and apart from wireless it fucntions perfectly. I have a USB wifi dongle with mac drivers and that has solved that issue. Installation goes smoothly as long as you follow the correct process.

  5. I know most of us consider ourselves nerds/geeks but how many of us show it to the whole world. I say we need to start.

    I am wearing my propeller hat today to work and sure some people think I'm a tosser but I don't give a shit. After all, they ring me to fix their PC.

  6. Any person who has done an apprenticeship will know what being treated like shit can be. Luckily I was mature age and was training others while I still was an apprentice. I have seen the way they get treated and some people are pathetic. I only had one guy who tried to treat me like shit and it escalated to the point where I was going to punch fuck through him.

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