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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: Fun and lightheared (continued)
« on: October 25, 2015, 08:40:44 am »
dock on the left side gives a Ubuntu-like feeling :)

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General Discussion / Re: And people say Windows is "easier"
« on: October 25, 2015, 08:39:14 am »
You missed out "update the system" for Windows .. let me fix that for you

Windows user:

1. Get Windows pre-installed on PC/Laptop
2. Turn it on and fill in your credentials
3. if >= Win8 figure out how to create a microsoft  account before it'll let you log on
4. log on
5. Update the system
6. Reboot
7. Find that there's still more updates
8. Install them
9. Reboot
10. Find that there's STILL more updates
11. Install them
12. Reboot
13. Find that there's STILL more updates
14. Install them
15. Reboot
16. Buy/download game.
17. install "setup.exe"
18. discover the game install throws an error message that you need .net installing
19. go get .net
20. install .net
21. Reboot
22. Notice that there's suddenly more updates
23. Install them
24. Reboot
25. go to bed because it's now too late to play the damn game
26. wake up and play the game

[EDIT]

Oh and I forgot to add -
After creating your microsoft account, wait for Microsoft to phone/text/email you a confirmation code and enter it
and
go buy antivirus software
install it
Reboot
Update AV definitions .. which pulls in an updated version of the AV software
Re-Fekin-Boot

[EDIT 2]

I also forgot -

Discover in the middle of an interesting part of the game that the PC suddenly reboots and looses your progress because Windows downloaded yet another update in the background and you didn't see the "This computer will automatically reboot in 15 minutes .. Reboot now / Cancel" messege. ;)

And then one day, the computer is dead. or is turned into a blue-screen zombie :D

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General Discussion / Re: And people say Windows is "easier"
« on: October 24, 2015, 11:01:32 am »
For installing games and a few apps :P

Depends on what you mean by "installing games."  I think finding the games in the repositories and installing them via Synaptic, a terminal or even the Software Manager infinitely easier than installing games using CDs/DVDs in Windows.  It takes less time too.  And, don't even get me started on the Windows store they introduced for Windows 8.  Ugh, that's so horrid.

Otherwise, you have Steam, which is no easier or harder to use in either OS though, again, you can install the Steam app itself by simply using a terminal, Synaptic or the Software manager and download and install it in one fell swoop.  That's as opposed to opening your browser, going to Steam's website, downloading the app, going to the download location, clicking on the .exe file and installing it.  Way too many steps in that process.  Games sold on other sites that are Linux compatible are no easier or harder to run than a .exe file, in my opinion.

Windows user:

1. Get Windows pre-installed on PC/Laptop
2. Buy/download game.
3. install "setup.exe"
4. play

Linux user:

1. buy a PC/Laptop
2. Install a Linux Distro of choice
3. Update the system
4. download and Install game from repository or download steam
5. play

However we have to consider the fact that an user who has used windows all his/her life will have a little bit of trouble using a Linux Distro at first. But the reverse is not usually true. Most full time Linux users have had used Windows before and hence, they are already familiar with it. So installing games and a few apps (the ones that come in paid DVDs)  is easier for an average computer user. Because they just want things to be simple and usual. (speaking of which, they also need to turn their Antivirus alerts off for a while or those crappy notification pop-ups which disturb the gameplay).

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General Discussion / Re: Microsoft recommends Ubuntu on Twitter
« on: October 24, 2015, 10:51:28 am »
Am I dreaming?

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GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 24, 2015, 10:47:51 am »
All you have to do in Peppermint is have your repositories updated, hit "Additional Drivers" in the "Preferences" menu, select your driver and hit "Apply."  It will do the rest.

I know :D I didn't have to install any additional drivers ;)

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GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: BROFORCE
« on: October 24, 2015, 10:45:48 am »
That's pretty cool! :) I have steam installed on my machine but it's prompting me to download something and I'm almost out of my data for this month. so I'm gonna have to wait until November or later until I get my hands on this game :)

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General Discussion / Re: And people say Windows is "easier"
« on: October 23, 2015, 05:34:22 pm »
Yep, windows is easier  ::) :-\

For installing games and a few apps :P

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GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 23, 2015, 08:39:31 am »
I didn't have to install any driver on Peppermint but I guess installing those graphics card drivers must be piece of cake. I remember downloading about 300-400 MB of stuff from ASUS website when I lost my driver CD

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GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: BROFORCE
« on: October 23, 2015, 08:37:06 am »
I hope the crashing issue gets fixed soon. the campaign should have a good storyline

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They may not kill you but they can humiliate you, forgive you or make you work for them :D I call that cyber bullying :P Besides, sooner or later some hackers will come up with patches or mods and mess the whole game up. And the company would love to have such bugs in the game. the more the bugs, the more cash they earn

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GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 22, 2015, 05:39:24 pm »
And people say Windows is "easier"  ::)

People are afraid of things they don't understand. ;)

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GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: Retro gaming on Peppermint
« on: October 22, 2015, 09:19:55 am »
Everything works out of the box on Linux. my USB modem needs driver installation to work on Windows. On Linux, doesn't need anything. Just one terminal command "eject /sr1" and the modem gets detected automatically within seconds :)

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Truly Said. nobody's paying money every time they get killed. This is so stupid. But good attempt by developers to make some extra cash :P

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Software & Applications / Re: midori crashes
« on: October 22, 2015, 09:16:01 am »
I have midori installed. But no problems so far. Distros like elementary OS Luna and Bodhi Linux use midori as their default Web browser. What are your system specs?

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GNU/Linux Gaming / Re: BROFORCE
« on: October 22, 2015, 09:14:10 am »
It looks cool. This game brings  mixed feelings of excitement and nostalgia :)

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