[Geany-Devel] Switched to Win~1

Dimitar Zhekov dimitar.zhekov at xxxxx
Mon Oct 13 16:45:45 UTC 2014

On 12.10.2014 г. 19:04, Tim Tassonis wrote:

> On 10/11/2014 12:12 PM, Dimitar Zhekov wrote:
>> On 22.9.2014 г. 18:34, Kernc wrote:
>>>      If I'm going to distro-hop, why not Windows? A working desktop, if
>>>      nothing else.
> Have fun, then. Just fixed a few Windows Machines and again knew one
> reason to never, ever move to windows: The real-life requirement to
> install a third-party commercial virus scanner eating up half of my
> computer's resources just to be able to survive a few days on this
> platform. Never in my life will i move to that horrible world.

Very true. I never praised Win~1 in the first place, and the lack of 
package manager is it's main system fault until W8. It'll take many 
years to see all applications migrate to Windows Store, and to have 
running random code from Internet blocked forever.

With the Linux distributions, the situation quite different, but not any 
better. You can (a) use the distribution packages only, and put up with 
things like K4, G3 and systemd; (b) compile packages from source, which 
is time consuming, and due to dependencies, you need to compile more and 
more of them; (c) block the unwanted updates - but again, due to 
dependencies, you have to block more and more. For a regular user, the 
only choice is (a), or install once and never update anything. Linux 
praises itself as a "free" operating system, but I can hardly imagine 
more totalitarian installation approach.

I used mainly distribution packages, of course, with some things 
compiled, some blocked, and even a 3rd party .deb or two, but managing 
the whole thing became too time consuming. As much as I hate them, the 
antivirus scanners at least work automatically.

E-gards: Jimmy

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