[Geany-Devel] Switched to Win~1

Steven Blatnick steve8track at xxxxx
Mon Oct 13 17:55:24 UTC 2014

Uh oh, fighting...

Can't we all just:


On 10/13/2014 10:45 AM, Dimitar Zhekov wrote:
> 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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