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  1. Joined : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
    Posts : 1,386
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       19 Sep 2014 #31

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    Stuff like kedit and kmail would blow up frequently. Perhaps they are perfected now though.
    I don't use KDE.
    I haven't had any issues with Gedit (Ubuntu 10) and Pluma (LM16+).

    I use Thunderbird for email.
    It seems to work like it does in Windows.
    Since I find that all email programs are stupidly complicated, I hate it on both platforms.

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    You could try a graphical point and click package manager. But I do believe if you totally shun the console in Linux you'll be running a crippled system. Especially stuff like text manipulation and stream editing.. there's stuff you can do in a couple of lines on the console you'd have to write a program to do in Windows. On many forums people want to do complex text substitutions and filtering in Windows. I point them to sed one liner pages and Windows ports of sed and nawk.
    I find the Man pages are too difficult to use, so I can't be bothered spending the time to work out how to use grep, find, etc..

    I get my friend to write Linux scripts when I need something tricky done.
    He's used Linux Distros for ~14 years, so he can write something in a few minutes (it would take me days).

    xkcd: tar
    Last edited by lehnerus2000; 19 Sep 2014 at 10:52.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
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       19 Sep 2014 #32

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Since I find that all email programs are stupidly complicated, I hate it on both platforms.
    No-one uses email any more man. Don't worry about it.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,627
    Windows 10
       19 Sep 2014 #33

    MilesAhead said: View Post
    Linux was expand the package and spend 2 weeks getting it to work right. But the difference was the Linux, once configured, was solid like a rock. Windows you had to keep fixing and fixing and fixing the same programs to keep them working.
    In a windows program that did not work how many weeks would it take to get it to run without the source code? At lease in Linux you can fix it in windows that is a big ?.
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