JustAnEngineer wrote:I'm not sure that I understand why you're blaming the OS for what is probably hardware instability.
Skrying wrote:Windows is far more stable in my experience than any distro of Linux I've tried. It's not even close to be honest. I tried running Ubuntu but at the end of the day I needed too many of the new features and all of those are ridiculously unstable.
bthylafh wrote:There's no reason to stick with 32-bit unless your processor won't do 64.
just brew it! wrote: (since old 32-bit XP drivers don't work on Vista/7 anyhow)
bthylafh wrote:just brew it! wrote: (since old 32-bit XP drivers don't work on Vista/7 anyhow)
Not entirely true. I ran the 32-bit Win7 beta and at least temporarily was using the WinXP 3Com driver. You can also use WinXP video drivers with 32-bit Vista and 7, though with Intel stuff that /only/ works on Vista.
DeadOfKnight wrote:Well I just keep the 32-bit version on my keys at all times for troubleshooting purposes. I suppose 64-bit would work just as well but if I'm ever helping someone without the hardware to support it then it will be useless.
JustAnEngineer wrote:x86-64 has been in wide use since 2003. Get with the program, already.
I think you are misusing "stable". Linux in any format is absolutely stable, if you don't mess with it what works keeps working and what doesn't work keeps not working. My experience with Microsoft OS has been that whilst more may work up front, small changes in one area tend to cause big issues in another area, that's why I ditched them and went with Linux several years ago. Various distros of Linux have various things that may be horribly broken for you, but at least it is consistent across machines.Skrying wrote:Windows is far more stable in my experience than any distro of Linux I've tried.
swaaye wrote:I like Linux on my network hardware and my servers but I dunno about the desktop experience. I give the various distros a shot occasionally.
But it could be said that I don't know what I'm talking about because I've never run a Windows server because the software isn't free.
puppetworx wrote: I'm one of you now, hail linux.
StuG wrote:I work with Linux all the time at my work. I want to like it so much, so so much. But, whenever I use Windows things just work. Everything is laid out in an easy format and things are generally intuitive. If Linux ever worked properly for me as an OS maybe I would be happier with it. I always seem to run into hardware incompatibility, features not working as intended, or wishing I had all my of computer games on my work space area.
At the end of the day, I never have a reason to permanently change.
just brew it! wrote:Which distros have you tried? As noted above, bleeding edge distros like Fedora that have frequent releases are sometimes a bit half-baked.
StuG wrote:just brew it! wrote:Which distros have you tried? As noted above, bleeding edge distros like Fedora that have frequent releases are sometimes a bit half-baked.
I have tried Ubuntu (the last 3 release distros), Mandriva, CentOS
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