If it weren't for video games, would you have any reason to use Windows?

If it weren't for video games, would you have any reason to use Windows?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just werks.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This.

      Linux is only free if your time is worthless.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I like the Windows maids. I used to not like Windows at all and complain if a computer has Windows, but then people showed me the maids and now I like it. I don't use the computer for games, just for making programs so I have never cared about installing games or running Direct X or whatever. It is easy to make Java and C programs in Windows, but I haven't found a solution to play with Scheme yet. I have been using SBCL instead but I really want to try Scheme because a lot of nice books got written in/about it. I could probably get it if I used WSL, but I don't want to use WSL.

        Linux is only a time sink if you have a very low IQ and a lot of problems with reading comprehension.

        I use Windows but only have one game installed (a WoW private server) which would work fine under X/Ubuntu.
        For laptops and desktops it just works, sorry. My homeserver runs Ubuntu of course.

        >laptops and desktops
        Why do you care about immobile legacy form factors? Laptops shouldn't even be produced anymore, and that form factor is dangerous to your back, neck and other joints.

        It shouldn't be viewed as normal to be expected to waste thousands of dollars on """""ergonomic""""" cope office equipment when you could just pick a better form factor to begin with.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Why do you care about immobile legacy form factors?
          I like my ThinkPad. Sorry.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Linux is only a time sink if you have a very low IQ and a lot of problems with reading comprehension.
          So having to read a lot of unnecessary shit is not a time sink?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >implying he didn't spend time to learn all those Windows tricks

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not every distribution is like Gentoo.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just werks.

        I was up and running on raspbian in less time than it took me to install W10 LTSC but that meant using a raspberry pi and it was just a novelty. I didn't have an issue running Ubuntu in a VM either. I don't really know anything about computers, I just wanted to see what it was about.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you're talking simply productivity stuff, I use a Macbook for work. I don't like the way it does window management but for literally every other element of the user experience I prefer it over Windows.
      Also the ads in Windows have gotten comical. It's like opening up a porn site when you use it now.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At least 4 pieces of software I need for work only exist for Windows. So I NEED Windows for both work and play. I have used MacOS a little, it's ok. I've used Linux a little, it's ok too. But it's gotta be Windows for me.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >acknowledges validity of all major desktop OS
      >continues to use one anyway because his workload demands it over the others
      You are a very based man

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That thing looks like a (neo) PS2/X68k hybrid.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All the games I wanted to play worked on Linux, there's no reason for me to use windows except my uni laptop is on windows because we are not allowed to install another OS on it and it sucks.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not really
    windows as a whole kinda blows unless you have specific things you need to do.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Engineering software for uni.
    Sometimes browser microshit office isn't good enough when colaborating.
    One game i play with friends is baerly playable on windows.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    font rendering

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What makes Windows font rendering superior?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the way it renders fonts

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The fact that Linux DE devs will deliberately fuck up font rendering on Linux and tell people "I don't know what happened, but it must have been the correct behavior and you must be wrong."

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is a GNOME problem, not a Linux problem. GNOME developers are notoriously stubborn and dismissive.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Right, that's another thing with Linux. GNOME devs have attitude problems, and everyone else has incompetence problems. Anything not named GNOME is impossibly buggy and unstable.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            KDE qt stack always had kind of blurry fonts, I can literally see rainbow around my glyphs right now on my screen, and GNOME used to be much better in that regard and now is way worse in everything.

            And just a reminder, if you don't use GNOME you still use either GTK or Qt, so all those issues still apply to you. You can't just shrug it off to "linux is just le kernel".

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >You can't just shrug it off to "linux is just le kernel".
              To be clear, that's not what I'm doing. The post I was replying to was complaining about "Linux DE devs" fucking up font rendering and telling users to fuck off. That is a GNOME/GTK specific issue. KDE/Qt's font rendering may not be up to your standards either, but at least this is an issue you can broach with KDE developers, and they'll listen to your feedback instead of being arrogant cocksuckers and treating you like shit on the bottom of a shoe.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                KDE developers are seriously a model for FOSS in general

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No they are not.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Is that your desktop? If so, how did you change the entire colorscheme like that?

                Also, you could report that to the KDE developers and it would get fixed. If you reported that to GNOME developers, they would just remove the feature outright and call you a retard.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It isn't being fucked up by GNOME devs.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I need it for work but only for AD and office. Basically all of the actual work I do happens on Linux boxes.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use Windows but only have one game installed (a WoW private server) which would work fine under X/Ubuntu.
    For laptops and desktops it just works, sorry. My homeserver runs Ubuntu of course.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Laptop Linux support is kind of random but for desktops you don't usually NEED Windows.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remember you're talking to retards still using windows 7/8
    I thought a lot of these threads are a larp but low iq retards do exist in droves

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My Realtek LAN driver actually works on Windows.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ironically most games just werk aside from VR so not really.
    I don't need to really deal with subscription based professional software or boomerware regularly either so my Windows VM has gotten less use as I've gotten more comfortable with Linux.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing else runs my engineering stuff so yes

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, I don't personally see a reason to use Windows at all. All the software I need for work is available on Linux, and generally speaking, I prefer open-source applications wherever possible. Sure, maybe they aren't always up to the same standards as some professional, proprietary software suite or whatever, but I think that issue is massively overblown, and for personal use, most open source software is more than sufficient (and isn't plagued with telemetry, ads, bullshit business models, and other user-disrespecting bullshit) or is even the superior option within its domain. I could run a lot of this software on Windows too, but I really like how my desktop works and the features it has, so Windows as an environment would just feel like an immense downgrade.

    In any case, I don't see a reason to use Windows for gaming either, everything I want to play works on Linux pretty seamlessly. If I ever ran across a game I couldn't run, or I really needed some specific program in Windows, I would just run it in a VM with gpu passthrough or something.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped using Windows in highschool
    I just used my ps4 to play games instead

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >UI not designed by people doing it for free
    >It just works
    >Usable DPI scaling (FUCK WAYLAND)
    >WSL2 if you need Linux dev

    It's comfy and works.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't call myself a competent IT person if I have to force everyone to stop using Windows if they want help from me.

    As for career paths, there isn't a single technology job where you don't have to interact with Windows machines. If I stop using Windows, I'll unlearn useful admin tools and powershell commands quickly, making me less useful in that field and replaceable.

    Linux and BSD are a lot better to me, but I think Windows can and should co-exist rather than being outrationalized and completely replaced. Think of it as Yin and Yang between corporate closed-source software and FSF-approved FOSS. Getting rid of either extreme sides isn't possible (at least not permanently), as the new Yin or Yang would introduce itself as a more extreme opposite.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >As for career paths, there isn't a single technology job where you don't have to interact with Windows machines
      many software devs don't need to my janny friend

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At work, there is still sadly some Windows-exclusive software I need to use that won't work right on Wine no matter how hard I try. I wish I could switch, but at the moment I just can't.

    On my personal machines, I switched to GNU/Linux exclusively many years ago and never looked back. Even when it comes to games, every single game I care about works GNU/Linux anyway.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most of my games work just fine in Linux these days. I only boot Windows anymore to play Tarkov multiplayer because that game's anti-cheat doesn't work with Proton.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I fucking hate Wangblows, but can't not vidya
    need the Linux-exclusive Filesystems too

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, i use the unity gane engine and c# so i need it because i tried to use it on linux and it was total shit. Aside from that not really, all my other pcs run mint.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Linux is just a timesink and you get nothing in return for it, no one even pays for Windows anyway and almost everything can be pirated.
    Why would any sane human being want to subject themselves to Linux? I've never understood it, nothing works out of the box, you have to beg any competent developer for a linux port/version or almost everything and there are 1000000 different distros that each solve nothing in particular

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >linux is just a time sink
      it's not. stop using meme distros

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The entirety of Linux is a meme distro, I'm glad some schizos are still making it to keep pressure on microsoft as a looming, distant threat but it will never actually be anything more than a distraction for 99.9% of users

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >the entirety of linux is a meme distro

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's either bait or someone whose tech knowledge doesn't go past /pcbg/, just ignore it

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The entirety of Linux is a meme distro
          Linux is a kernel.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Minecraft and TF2 run fine on linux so I don't need windows

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some of my courses require using Windows programs, so yes.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer the look and feel of Windows to any of its alternatives. Mac lost me with the Catalina and Linux just breaks too often for me to trust

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    .NET based programs, honestly, as much as I hate windows, .NET makes it decent.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nope

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Some adobe stuff but that's about it off the top of my head.
    Also it helps for productivity to have my entertainment and work clearly separated on my PC

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No way to fix garbage font rendering. Too much tinkering. It took up most of my time when I used Arch as a daily driver. Install Japanese VNs is a pain in the ass. Touch-pad and track point controls also feel like shit on Linux.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Other than gaming? I don't know. There's probably some Windows-only software that I need or will need, but I suppose I can just set up a VM if I have to.
    Not sure what else I would actually use, since I'm too much of a Linux noob to use the hardening guide and I hate modern macOS. Security is important to me.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Security is important to me.
      Then windows isn't an option either.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I might've gotten a mac if I didn't play vidya.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Erotic games are the only reason why I keep a windows VM, and that's only for the few games that don't work with WINE.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stop promoting Linux fag. It's going to get full of viruses. It's already starting.

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