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drfalkor
December 31st, 2005, 12:36 PM
you see bluescreens everywhere....

Swab
December 31st, 2005, 12:40 PM
... your first thought is to reboot!

drfalkor
December 31st, 2005, 01:02 PM
... you try to doubble click on everything !

tseliot
December 31st, 2005, 01:05 PM
... you feel like you're choking only by looking at it (don't laugh,this is a true story)

Ampersand
December 31st, 2005, 01:06 PM
... half the world knows your bank details

JimmyJazz
December 31st, 2005, 01:07 PM
...you're broke.

sapo
December 31st, 2005, 01:11 PM
Ctrl + Alt + Del solve all your problems.

Zonkle
December 31st, 2005, 01:23 PM
...your second thought is to format :D :)

Galoot
December 31st, 2005, 01:27 PM
...the power comes back on after a blackout and your first thought is to hit [ENTER] to avoid running Scandisk.

meborc
December 31st, 2005, 02:18 PM
...you think that 2-3 trojans a day is a good accomplishment

jc87
December 31st, 2005, 03:52 PM
You are afraid of installing software that you may not be able to fully remove without a format C:

beercz
December 31st, 2005, 04:42 PM
your third thought is to reboot to linux, esp. ubuntu!

rjwood
December 31st, 2005, 04:46 PM
.......your still using windows...

qalimas
December 31st, 2005, 04:49 PM
...you type dir to see a listing of your files in terminal

somuchfortheafter
December 31st, 2005, 04:54 PM
i had a friend who used alias to make dir function as ls in linux because he was so ms brainwashed....

Swab
December 31st, 2005, 05:17 PM
i had a friend who used alias to make dir function as ls in linux because he was so ms brainwashed....

Doesn't it already do that?

23meg
December 31st, 2005, 05:18 PM
..you install cygwin and xwin.

Odinist
December 31st, 2005, 05:27 PM
...you've ever used Windows, even once. =)

BWF89
December 31st, 2005, 05:38 PM
You reach the point when you actually enjoy running virus scans.

RaiSuli
December 31st, 2005, 06:29 PM
...you type dir to see a listing of your files in terminal

Damn, I did just that this morning... :p

RaiSuli
December 31st, 2005, 06:31 PM
... you start thinking: "I wonder what they call the Windows Media Player in Linux?"

chimera
December 31st, 2005, 06:38 PM
-You pay 200 for a firewall and an antivirus, and it really helps you secure your system - now you only have to re-install windows once every two months!
-Piracy is your definition of free software
-You consider CLI stone-age and absolete
-Your max. uptime is lower than 4 hours
-You think the only way of permenantly getting rid of malware is a sledgehammer
-You turn off your firewall because you find the red warning icon annoying

truthfatal
December 31st, 2005, 06:45 PM
-you have no idea what CLI means
-you think *nix is old/obsolete (I had to educate a friend of mine the other day... funny stuff!)
-your first thought is to scan for spyware
-you can click your way through an install wizard blindfolded

mszl_1
December 31st, 2005, 07:10 PM
when you like reading things like
"this program is not responding" or
"this program has performed an illegal operation and will shut down" or
"do you wish to send an error report to microsoft" :p

jeremy
December 31st, 2005, 07:18 PM
...you think it's about time to defragment your HD!

...you cringe as you open your office programme thinking that that bloody clippy might pop up any moment!

...you think that the only way to shutdown your PC is to pull out the power cable!

...YOU JUST DON'T THINK ANYMORE!

matiastepli
December 31st, 2005, 07:49 PM
You think: "Well, since most people use Windows, this must be a normal behaviour in any Operating System".

Galoot
December 31st, 2005, 10:45 PM
...you think "The Command Line" is a Vegas dance show featuring dominatrices.

briancurtin
December 31st, 2005, 11:44 PM
Doesn't it already do that?
yes

detyabozhye
January 1st, 2006, 12:21 AM
...you can't use Linux without WINE.

*looks around* That'd be me. I use PS7 and oC4 via WINE.

adamb10
January 1st, 2006, 12:57 AM
...you think Windows is the only OS out there.

Iandefor
January 1st, 2006, 12:57 AM
you start seeing shackles around your feet leading to the back of your computer, even if there are none.

Minyaliel
January 1st, 2006, 01:04 AM
In embarrassing situations, you start missing the ctrl+z.... or even better, ctrl+alt+del.... *guilty*

meborc
January 2nd, 2006, 11:52 AM
...you actually enyoi the blue screen of death every time you try to execute a program

drfalkor
January 2nd, 2006, 12:04 PM
You reach the point when you actually enjoy running virus scans.

haha, good one ! :D

drfalkor
January 2nd, 2006, 12:06 PM
.. you have windows dreams !

poofyhairguy
January 2nd, 2006, 12:40 PM
...you think "The Command Line" is a Vegas dance show featuring dominatrices.


funny

irv
January 2nd, 2006, 12:56 PM
The bigest debit in your checkbook was for software, (and most of it came from Microsoft)!

Galoot
January 2nd, 2006, 01:10 PM
...you think the best way to tune up your car is to defrag the carburetor.

somuchfortheafter
January 2nd, 2006, 03:05 PM
Doesn't it already do that?
it was a few years ago and I think I recommended slackware to him lol...
also does anyone have the problem so to speak of windows just being stuck in your brain? As a PC repair person I only have linux at home with the exception of a 2k box that does av scans on peoples computers yet every edition of windows is somehow stuck in my brain so that I can walk people through stuff without even looking at a screen.

darrenadams
January 2nd, 2006, 04:46 PM
...you look for setup.exe as soon as you download a .deb file.

Actually, somebody should start "You know when you've been away from Windows long enough when...". I tried to set up my brother's winXP wireless access without using the installation discs and wondered why I kept getting into trouble.

iand675@gmail.com
January 2nd, 2006, 05:03 PM
you reinstall it on a weekly basis

mscman
January 11th, 2006, 05:02 PM
it was a few years ago and I think I recommended slackware to him lol...
also does anyone have the problem so to speak of windows just being stuck in your brain? As a PC repair person I only have linux at home with the exception of a 2k box that does av scans on peoples computers yet every edition of windows is somehow stuck in my brain so that I can walk people through stuff without even looking at a screen.

I can do that exact thing. My friends will ask me online to help them, and I can tell them exactly while I'm running Linux... Guess that's another one to add to the list:

...you can talk people through solutions without looking at Windows.

phanboy_iv
January 11th, 2006, 05:18 PM
...you always type backslashes instead of forward slashes in Linux pathnames....

zAo
January 11th, 2006, 05:27 PM
....you wonder why 'apt-get' doesn't ask you for a serialnumber for each program you install..

Arktis
January 11th, 2006, 06:37 PM
-Your time is consumed with looking for passable freeware each time you need a new program because you can't afford the continual software costs.

-You're constantly paranoid about your computer's security and spend a lot of time trying to build and maintain a virtual Fort Knox around your PC.

-You hear a tiny scream and pathetic sobbing from inside your computer case each time you reinstall.

-Bill Gates sends you a morning after gift with a mash note saying he can't stop thinking about you.

augied
January 11th, 2006, 08:10 PM
...you think Windows is the only OS out there.

Thats not funny. I know way too many people who think that.

Lord Illidan
January 11th, 2006, 08:18 PM
You spend all day looking at kde-look.org, lusting after the themes.
You install window blinds in a vain attempt to emulate kde.
You open the terminal, type ls, then rm *, then format c:
You ache for synaptic...

M3lted
January 11th, 2006, 09:27 PM
when The only command u know is format c ;)

detyabozhye
January 11th, 2006, 09:45 PM
you try to load Norton AntiVirus on Linux

manicka
January 11th, 2006, 09:53 PM
you try to load Norton AntiVirus on Linux

lol :D

Lord Illidan
January 11th, 2006, 10:32 PM
When you start crashing it just for fun....

detyabozhye
January 11th, 2006, 10:33 PM
you miss all the warning dialogs
you are still shocked about the fact that gtk setteings dialogs usually have a "Close" button istead of an "OK" and "Cancel" button.

Dr. Nick
January 11th, 2006, 11:00 PM
...You are fearless online and dont immideately run spyware/antivirus scans after browsing


Some of mine are sort of reversed, I know Ive used linux to long

..when you go to a windows box and realize how bad these forums render in IE6, A "nice" blue background behind the bean images under avatars (png transparency maybe)

..When your on the same computer and try to open a new tab in IE6

gosh
January 11th, 2006, 11:19 PM
...you are looking for a "START" button just to "STOP"

detyabozhye
January 11th, 2006, 11:23 PM
I've been using Linux for so long that instead of restarting my Windoze after installing a driver, I loaded what I needed from the command prompt.

Worm_in_a_Box
January 11th, 2006, 11:39 PM
... when you press the reset button without even looking to the screen once in each 30 minutes...
... when you formated your computer more than 20 times in the last month...
... when you forgot the number of times that the thing crashed in the last week...
... when your dreams have blue screens of death...
... when you think that is time to change to linux...

detyabozhye
January 11th, 2006, 11:54 PM
... when your dreams have blue screens of death...

You mean nightmares? lol

neoflight
January 11th, 2006, 11:55 PM
you name your son/daughter "My Albert/My Christine" ...and

tell your husband to restart..
tell your wife to run spybot in a shopping mall..

transactionlogfiller
January 12th, 2006, 12:05 AM
you name your son/daughter "My Albert/My Christine"

That had me really laughing out loud.

DariusTriplet
January 12th, 2006, 05:59 PM
...you always type backslashes instead of forward slashes in Linux pathnames....

Embarrasingly enough, this was my first technical issue with Linux when I first started using it. I installed, opened the terminal, typed "ls", then "cd \home\" and wondered why it wouldn't work.

I ended up opening XChat, asking on IRC, and whacking my forehead. :p

senkila
January 16th, 2006, 08:00 AM
You think meditation is like defragging.

Edit: You know what a 404 feels like.

omair.majid
January 16th, 2006, 08:12 AM
.. you think the blue 'e' on your desktop is the internet

Mission 10
January 16th, 2006, 08:14 AM
you try convince yourself all computers must be this slow and buggy.