stolen from linux memes at Deltachat

  • ProtonBadger
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    836 months ago

    I haven’t booted Windows since February and at this point I’m afraid to.

    • LostXOR
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      256 months ago

      If you haven’t used Windows in that long you might as well just get rid of it.

      • @Morphior@feddit.de
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        376 months ago

        Unfortunately not possible for me. I daily Arch (btw) and hadn’t booted into Windows for months and months until my university professor came along and said “btw, we’re gonna build GUIs using Microsoft Foundation Classes in Visual Studio now, and yes, you have to use Visual Studio on Windows in the exam”. So nope, not uninstalling Windows.

      • jlow (he/him)
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        26 months ago

        I was wondering if you can do BIOS updates through wine (because obviously they only are supplied as .exes) but it doesn’t sound like something I’d like to try …

        • LostXOR
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          36 months ago

          Aren’t BIOS updates usually done by putting the update file on a flash drive and installing it from the BIOS? I’ve never heard of updating BIOS from Windows with an executable.

          • @RandomChain@lemm.ee
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            16 months ago

            Yeah, some vendors do this, I think the .exe basically unpacks the .bin file then calls some API or something to push it from Windows while it’s running. Probably done for the sake of more casual users who don’t know/want to mess with the actual BIOS UI.

    • @Rusty@lemmy.ca
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      86 months ago

      Yesterday after a reboot windows added a fucking bing search bar in the middle of my desktop.

  • down daemon
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    346 months ago

    people who insist on using windows should just run it in a VM, it has suprisingly low overhead these days, you can even game with it if you insist, but i’m hearing wine/proton is getting good enough that it doesn’t even matter

          • @miss_brainfart@lemmy.ml
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            56 months ago

            I was going to say Siege, but they removed the ability to play as a team of exclusively shield recruits, I’ve heard.

            • ferret
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              26 months ago

              Siege is honestly awful these days (not complaining about the sci-fi ops, reality is lame as shit why not spruce it up a bit) but what they have done to the UI and the queues (bring unranked back please) is honestly unforgivable and makes the game hard to play. (It isn’t all bad, but more bad than good)

    • moon_matter
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      156 months ago

      You’re still stuck when it comes to anti-cheat in multiplayer games. Some do allow it to work on Linux, but a significant number don’t. Hopefully the tides slowly start to change thanks to the Steam Deck.

    • @Jumuta@sh.itjust.works
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      6 months ago

      windows’ ram overhead is insane though, it’s not like I can’t run it but I wouldn’t want to daily drive it

    • @Pantherina@feddit.deOP
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      16 months ago

      I mean I do that currently and it is okay, but file transfer is still not working. The rest is, and I think it even was pretty much ootb, but the SPICE drivers are a real hassle to get installed, while it could be a one click solution?

      (This “insert spice CD” thing has no option to download the driver ISO, right?)

      Also windows11 is a bit bloated. Bulk crap uninstaller and ChrisTituses Winutil really help making it less fancy but more performant, or just usable.

      But yes, VM is way better than hardware. If your Laptop supports that.

      • @flashgnash@lemm.ee
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        16 months ago

        There is an ISO somewhere, I always struggle to find it

        After that you can just download from within the VM, mount from within windows and run the installer exe

  • @RandomVideos@programming.dev
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    276 months ago

    One time i opened windows to change a setting on my mouse that had windows only software

    The app didnt boot so i tried to restary windows. It decided to update, froze in the middle of the update, and broke

    After then everytime i tried to open windows it would send me back to the gnu grub screen

    • TurboWafflz
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      116 months ago

      I had the opposite problem, I had my mouse all nicely configured just how I wanted it using Piper on linux, then booted windows to test something unrelated (which if I remember correctly didn’t even have the logitech software installed) and it somehow instantly reset my mouse to factory defaults. I decided whatever I was trying to do wasn’t worth the effort and have not had windows installed on my main computer since

  • @Xavier@lemmy.ca
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    226 months ago

    I have a single windows 11 system while everything else is on some form of Linux distro.

    That windows system has never been connected to the internet, and it has been great without ever causing any of the typical update issues (although I update applications/components manually over an isolated NAS link).

    It’s sad to see that everyday users have gotten habituated to these constant workflow braking updates. No wonder many people I know are jumping to the Apple ecosystem after getting a taste with a M2.

    • @TheKingBee@lemmy.world
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      It’s sad to see that everyday users have gotten habituated to these constant workflow braking updates.

      I’ve never understood this problem, people talk like it has a mind of it’s own and i just don’t get it.

      I’m running windows 11 pro and have never had updates interrupt my shit.

      Updates show up in my system tray, then it updates overnight when i sleep.

      • @TheGrandNagus@lemmy.world
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        Most don’t leave their PC on overnight.

        I remember when I went on my lunch break and came back to see my PC part way through upgrading to Windows 10, which I never agreed to. So yeah, Windows update can definitely act bizarrely.

    • @Pantherina@feddit.deOP
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      16 months ago

      I mean… having updates that suck is not a good solution but for sure do every update please.

      Its just excrutiatingly slow, like 5min one time where Fedora Kinoite is more stable, doesnt fuck up other partitions and goes in the background while using the system!

      Android (GrapheneOS) is even better with updates in the background and very low CPU usage, one reboot and you are there.

      Or just regular mutable Linux distros seperating packages that dont need a reboot from packages that do.

    • @phorq@lemmy.ml
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      56 months ago

      I need to overwrite windows because currently I’m just considering my laptop unusable until I bother to fix grub after that…

    • @Jaxseven@beehaw.org
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      26 months ago

      Oh my god, this truly was one of the biggest reasons I didn’t use Linux in college. After I built a rig with two SSDs, it felt so much easier to get into Linux.

  • @veni_vedi_veni@lemmy.world
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    206 months ago

    windows updating the UI/UX with every new OS kills me. Wheres the ‘fuck off’ option when it asks for me to set up my personalization options and info?

    I just wish they would literally and continued supporting Win 7. Everything after is just subpar from a usability perspective imo.

  • @lntl@lemmy.ml
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    6 months ago

    OSHA would say having a Windows install is a potential hazard because it can become dangerous if activated. To remedy, you must remove the hazard.

    Safety is no accident.

  • @blind3rdeye@lemm.ee
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    6 months ago

    Too real. I booted up windows last week because I wanted to test something quickly before going to bed… starting it and testing my thing took about 5 mins; but then shutting down took more than half an hour.

    • @Hiro8811@lemmy.world
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      -46 months ago

      Try ghost spectre. It’s a custom windows that rarely gets update. I didn’t has any problems even with cracked games. But then I left windows for Linux

      • @dino
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        6 months ago

        custom windows that rarely gets update…

        sounds like an amazing idea.

          • bruhduh
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            36 months ago

            If you wanna flash Android phone, or resurrect usb flash, then you’ll NEED windows, I’ve been daily driving Linux for 8 years myself, but sadly, some specific software don’t work under wine and if you run it in virtual machine then you’ll never know what’ll happen, may as well brick device you’re flashing

  • @thepiguy@lemmy.ml
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    116 months ago

    I was afraid of exactly this happening. So I just deleted my partition when I fully committed to Linux a few years ago.

  • @wulrus@programming.dev
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    116 months ago

    Happened to me just yesterday.

    Wife: what are you doing? Me: pushing the hard reset button. Wife: it’s not possible. Windows started booting up! Me: No, it’s necessary.