>tfw you fell for the Linux meme and deleted your windows partition just so you could use Linux exclusively
>tfw after a few mounths you realize that Linux is shit and you can't go back
who /regretinstallinglinux/ here?
that happened to me at least 2 times, after a month using linux, I reinstalled Windows and damn, Windows was so shit, over 30GB installed, inane software and apps, inane files, slow, I regret nothing. Linux it's simple, lightweight, packages system just make sense.
I get that they're interested in trying Linux. I get that they go back to Windows because they can't live without video games. What I don't get is why they then come to /g/ and insult Linux
>tfw you try and use Windows and you are so used to 7 second boots, customized window managers, package managers, and the GNU core utilities, that you feel like you are suffocating while waiting for Windows to boot so you can DOUBLE (oh god it burns) click an icon to launch a game.
Just don't use Linux for any appreciable amount of time period if you want to stay sane while using Windows.
The only thing Windows has going for it is it has more games, and software like Photoshop. Windows is an abominable pile of shit, and Linux is completely superior. You are a retard.
>deleted your windows partition
this is the problem with the windows "power users", they thing that they already knows everything and when they fuck something is the other's os fault. this is like blaming the hammer because you hit your own finger
I did when I tried to install on a GPT hard drive, fucking thing wouldn't boot, re-installed it three times. Ended up re-installing it on my failing 1TB Seagate.
I don't know what the fuck was up with that...
>download Windows ISO from Microsoft website
>create bootable USB
>crack with Microsoft Toolkit
Guess I'll never ever be able to use Windows again. Only someone with a masters degree in computer science and electrical engineering could possibly perform that delicate operation.
PC is not and has never been an operating system. If you have a PC, your choices of operating system include DOS, Windows, GNU/Linux, GNU/Hurd, various kinds of BSD, Mac OS X, Plan 9, TempleOS, etc.
/g/uys seriously. someone explain to this guy (and other linwin lovers that its possible to have a dual boot system... I have been developing and such under a Unix operating system since I began college. I have windows 8.1, Ubuntu Linux, and Kali Linux all on the same machine... Its really not that hard to go back and forth. pic not related but example of dualboot with grub bootloader.
I run windows, not linux. Microsoft can't into updates, they only make shit worse. The only thing I need to update is my browser.
>Going into le hardcore neckbeard mode instead of just installing a simple, easy to use distro first
Your fault m8. If you installed some Ubuntu offshoot or Linux Mint you would be having fun and enjoying yourself right now.
Anyone else likes linux, OSX, and Chrome OS (know this is linux too) but dislikes windows? It's so convenient when your OS has a package manager that allows you to update all your installed software with one button.
With windows you have to update each program individually.
i used ubuntu for 6 months, as a windows user i was amazed by the stability of the system, i could install anything on it without worrying about if its gonna affect my system, when youre on windows if you install a tiny software it could affect the whole system.
And on windows you have to keep a antivirus running and always updated i mean all it takes to ruin your system is an infected usb drive.
i had to go back to windows because i have to use a windows only software.
Have you ever tried to purposely infect yourself? Its near fucking impossible. I'll stumble across a redirect once and a while during searching but if I try to look for something to give me a virus in a VM, I just can't fucking do it.
He said he cant go back to windows because he doesn't have the installation cd when he bought the pc
>buying a pc
>not building your own
>not even knowing where to get a clean msdn img of windows
Read the thread, or #getrekt
>what are malware sample databses
>what are malicious url trackers
yeah right, try harder
>Not building your own microprocessor
>Not creating your own case out of scrap metal
>Not making your own wires out of copper and plastic for the headers
>Not harvesting your own energy by using a waterwheel in a river
I've used Debian, but installing these two takes so fucking long, around an hour to install Debian wheezy DVD. I tried to download jessie today but the download cuts me off and fails, wtf.
Word. Dual boot works well. I can even make a system that can boot into either Windows or Linux boot the other one in a VM as needed, and have a shared profile directory in a separate partition.
This is exactly my experience. there was a lot of things i used to think it was normal and that they was problems inherently related to how a computer works. At first i was angry too for things that now makes a lot more sense like how the system folders are arranged. At this point i just couldn't come back to windows, it just baffles me how windows, having all the support from third parties and all the money they can spend, they still somehow manage to fuck up a lot of things that should be simple. Yes, windows can do everything, but it does everything in a clumsy way, the best analogy i can think at the moment is that windows feels like a newborn horse trying to walk for the first time.
>I tried to download jessie today
What? Just update your sources and do an upgrade though apt
Why would you try to download a jessie installer when you already have debian installed?
>Everything I can do on linux I can do in windows but 10x easier
Everything I can do on windows I can do it on Linux but 10x faster
There *is* Linux malware but is isn't common at all.
For your use case. Some of us want to do things that are faster to do in a command prompt, and on Windows you have a choice between DOS warmed over and super verbose. You also don't get nearly as much control over networking on Windows.
>how do I do this?
Got a product key? Get it from MS for free: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery
Don't? Time to torrent.
At best they'll sell you DVDs containing their base image, with all needed drivers and preinstalled crapware included.
Holy shit, what a thread
I don't think I've ever seen someone this unbelievably retarded on 4chan before
This is one area that Linux people are just trolling with. Windows 8.1 with UEFI ultrafast boot on my machine boots in 5 seconds. Im sure linux would boot at around the same time. Boot speed is no longer something that Linux has over Windows.
>can't go back
>he doesn't reinstall whatever operating system he happens to be using every 1-2 weeks
why are you on /g/?
this, for the most part. if you've at all gotten used to using the CLI, gcc, make, or anything like that, going back to windows will be a nightmare. but after a while of using a non-shit OS I start missing having proper driver support for my shitty gaming laptop and I cave in.
This is probably because you googled "virus". You're supposed to google "free games" or "free porn". Click any remotely appealing ads, especially those telling you that your computer is slow. Download stupid gimmicky programs too. Want weather in your taskbar even though it's an obvious botnet? Yes! Want news of zombie outbreaks injected into web pages as you browse the web? OF COURSE YOU DO!
8.1 cheats with hybrid shutdown, but I'd still count it -- it's delivering a fast boot-from-off user experience on almost all boots, regardless of what it's doing to achieve it.
and when my windows 8.1 has finished booting I can start working
what is your problem?
you are so delusional shitposting that horrible meme, you have actually no idea what the fuck is up
maybe my reading comprehension is failing but i was pretty sure that my post >>47789482
is saying that "windows being faster than linux" is bullshit, that's why i'm not sure why are you replying to me, we're on the same side.
I didn't even like Linux after using 8 different distros or so. Even Arch. Thought it was kind of pointless honestly.
Went back to winblows and enjoyed life.
Then oneday I got the balls to install Gentoo.
In the process I learned to love Linux.
A process that could not of been replicated for me at least on other distros.
>tldr; install gentoo
I replied to you and the guy you replied to because everybody else seemed to be replying to just you.
It's on by default, shaves a few seconds off the boot time, and doesn't seem to be causing any issues. Why should I disable it?
What?! You didn't enjoy learning to copy&paste from the glorious Arch's wiki?