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Thread: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Karpinski View Post
    Resume from suspend.
    If you do a google search for your exact problem, 9/10 chance that it's a well known bug with an easy fix. I've had this problem in the past, and the solution was always mind-numbingly simple once I actually looked for it.

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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaaron View Post
    If you do a google search for your exact problem, 9/10 chance that it's a well known bug with an easy fix. I've had this problem in the past, and the solution was always mind-numbingly simple once I actually looked for it.
    Makes you wonder why it isn't set in the first place?
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Video editing .
    But ubuntu has enough options for video fx compositing.
    The only thing missing is after effects rest all other leading compositing software like Nuke , Fusion , Blender , autodesk Smoke are available for linux. which makes it amazing. But as soon as novacut comes to linux we will see a huge rise in linux usership.
    if you dont know mac's became popular after fcp became a cheap alternative for avid.

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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaaron View Post
    If you do a google search for your exact problem, 9/10 chance that it's a well known bug with an easy fix. I've had this problem in the past, and the solution was always mind-numbingly simple once I actually looked for it.
    Really? It's that easy?.........huh......I guess the countless mega threads here and across the net are all because we just didn't google enough.

    sarcasm aside, I wish canonical would focus on the basic functionality of the OS, and not so much on the 'eye candy' stuff.

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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaaron View Post
    If you do a google search for your exact problem, 9/10 chance that it's a well known bug with an easy fix. I've had this problem in the past, and the solution was always mind-numbingly simple once I actually looked for it.
    My windows once did not resume from suspend,it didn't even want to boot again until i reset the BIOS!
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Well judging by the current state of unity in Oneiric they are lacking in the eyecandy stuff too

    By I have to largely agree, I have had my fair share of problems in linux and about 90% of them have been solved with the help of google and forums.
    But there are still certain things I can't do in linux and no amount of googling has solved those.

    But then again, who wants to spend all their computer time googling problems if that time could be spent using something that just works for them.
    I'm all for showing people linux and even installing it on their computers to show them what it's like but I don't see the point of trying to convince or persuade people it is better or is the right thing for them because it just might not be.

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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    I keep a Windows machine for a print server.
    I need Windows to print CD labels for my Epson R200 printer.
    It prints photos better in Windows than in Linux.

    Cups is maintained by Apple, which I trust considerably less than my health care provider, the U.S. government, and the Russian mob.
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Quote Originally Posted by JRV View Post
    I keep a Windows machine for a print server.
    I need Windows to print CD labels for my Epson R200 printer.
    It prints photos better in Windows than in Linux.

    Cups is maintained by Apple, which I trust considerably less than my health care provider, the U.S. government, and the Russian mob.
    In that order ?

    I find handling even HP printers to be better in Windows than in Linux. And it isn't a new HP either.

    Just tonight I tried printing and it would not printer from OpenOffice. I had to convert it to PDF in order to print it.
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    In that order ?
    The order from most to least trustworthy:

    Microsoft (I have very little trust for Microsoft)
    The Russian mob
    My health care provider
    The U.S government
    Apple

    Or do the insurance companies run the U.S. government?
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    Re: What can Windows do that Linux can't?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    Makes you wonder why it isn't set in the first place?
    Oh snap! You got that one right, Dragonbite. I've wondered that myself. It seems like there are several fairly common issues out there that would be pretty simple for Ubuntu to address either automatically, or through a simple GUI. And yet I have to google them and enter cryptic stuff at the command line. Not that I'm afraid of the command line--I'd just rather do it in the GUI--and more to the point, I'm not going to set up Ubuntu for the grandmother next door if she's going to run into things that she can't fix in a GUI.

    Derek Karpinski is right; I agree that Canonical would do well to focus on this kind of user-experience stuff and let the eye candy sell itself. Not that Canonical has been a slacker on the user-friendliness side, but a few tweaks here and there would do a lot for Ubuntu's "it just works" experience.

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