[–] roznak [S] 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

This will only get worse... Waaaayy more worse for the next 3 years.

[–] phoenix883 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

That's what happens when a tech company has replaced too much of their coders with H1B staff from India that mindlessly code everything the spec says without questions and SJW types that write loofy specs and PowerPoint slides full of marketing BS.

All big tech has that problem. The coder that writes elegant code, cares for the end product and fights to keep stuff as simple as possible is gone.

That's why modern high tech is has become so unreliable in the software. Hardware on the other hand has become pretty reliable now that Chinese manufacturers have acquired such a high level of experience building it.

Modern stuff rarely breaks at the hardware level and is in the landfill for software reasons, incompatibility or planned obsolescence.

[–] videocodec 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Modern stuff doesn't last long thanks to shit chicom capacitors. Many are not marked or missmarked so fixing hardware isn't even an option any more.

[–] lopan 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Fuck Chinese manufacturing

[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's why I have Linux and several backup images if the SJW's totally fuck up the kernel or other projects. It'll happen it's just when and how soon they can catch it before it wrecks the entire OS's reputation.

[–] skidmark-steve 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah, this has been slowly getting worse for almost twenty years now. Windows XP was the point that I took the initiative to learn and began to transition to Linux, because the writing, more like feces, was smeared on the wall; (it already became clear to me by that point what direction things were heading in). Remember that Microsoft wanted to force gamers to connect their Xboxes to the Internet at least once a day!

[–] bambou1991 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Everytime I think, "hey, maybe I'll try Windows 10 again", they pull me back in.

[–] ChiComs 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago  (edited ago)

If this happens to my three work machines, each using legit expensive licenses... I will start using so-called "pirated" setups for the rest of my life.

PIRATED VERSIONS of most things ALWAYS WORK BEST long term.

[–] UnknownAlias365 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Good luck with those built in keyloggers and malware.

[–] Richard_Guzenya 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Two days ago windows 10 crashed for the 3rd time this month. Memory errors were getting worse and 2/3rds of my 8 Gigs of ram was dedicated to BS Windows services. I turn it off and installed Debian (no more dual boot bullshit - all in). Worked on installing similar or same apps. No regrets. 9 year old computer is now snappy and humming along. Fuck Windows right in the ear.

[–] 475677 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

9 years old? Fuck sake mate that's a solid effort for any computer. You should look into getting a ssd for it. The prices are dropping quite rapidly for decent amounts of storage and they make a huge difference especially on older hardware like yours so a $100 investment, assuming nothing dies that is, could have you happy with it for many more years to come.

Still though 9 years. That's fucking amazing.

[–] RevanProdigalKnight 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I've got a desktop I built in college ~7 years ago now, it's still going strong because I put a SSD in it.

[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hell if you wanted snappy you should try lxde. I don't care for it myself but my PC is pretty decent so I use Antergos Cinnamon. LXDE is really fast and small so your ram will be mostly empty and your processor will fly. I really don't care for Debian itself or plain Ubuntu and Gnome is a nightmare and a huge ram hog, KDE Plasma isn't terrible but has to many bells and whistles for me and it isn't totally intuitive, mate isn't bad but a few things, I can't remember at this time, made me remove the OS with it. I just check on duckduckgo and the reason I hated it was it had the bar at the top and not the bottom, can't stand that because I'd have to relearn my instinctive mouse eye hand movements of always going to the bottom.

[–] nyrosis 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Just go with Manjaro. It's the number 1 downloaded OS on distrowatch right now. The community and support is great. Otherwise go with Arch. Their version of LXDE looks really nice out of the box also.

[–] RollinDaGrassTyson 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Any tips on beautifying LXDE? It really is the best use of resources but so messy looking out of the box.

[–] UnknownAlias365 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

9? Lol you idiots always bitch about how bad the current version windows is on fucking dinosaur hardware. It takes help to be this stupid. Install a current version Windows on current hardware and then find something to bitch about. Challenge mode, you can't default on the muh spyware mantra.

[–] Richard_Guzenya 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

My PC has been running fine with the hardware. Core2 Quad and 8 gigs of ram. Upgrades for years along the way (SSDs, vid cards). It was windows errors and constant updates that were the issue not the hardware. It handled Windows 10 fine and only became problematic in the last couple months after a number of updates. But since you know it all about everyones system config I guess we need to listen to your all knowing advice. Please say more.

[–] weredawg 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

It's a feature, not a bug.

[–] Glenn007 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

it's an "undocumented feature"

[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Like an Easter Egg but the egg was rotten.

[–] lbruiser 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I'm starting to feel sorry for you Windows users. Before I just looked down at you and laughed, but I cannot even laugh anymore. Bricked post updates, data removal, and now this in the last few months.

I feel bad for you Windows users. I hope you can eventually escape this insanity.

[–] FUCKSJWEDDIT 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If anything, with my main desktop rig not powering on, in a way, I feel I dodged a bullet in this respect. Still won't be able to take it to get it checked out in a month (the Mobo seems to be getting power, but the PC won't turn on). I was planning on switching over to Ubuntu with Steam Play making a jump that I never thought I'd see anytime soon, but college work and the aforementioned issue aren't doing me any favors.

[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Check and see if your ram is fully seated and then if it is pull your hard drive sata connector out and in, sometimes they need to move if they get funky. Also if you dare unplug your PC and pull the battery wait 10 seconds and then reinsert it so it put the ram back to the original and any possible corruption is not there anymore. Look at your cpu and make sure the clamp that holds it on is tight "fastened" and that the fan for it is working. Hell start it up with the cover off and see what is happening, is the fan coming on. is the video card fan starting etc. Just look around and see. Hell just for a lark go into the bios and reset it to default setting and if you have Linux then make sure you have your secure boot disabled after you do it so it'll start. Just remembered if you've added a video card recently maybe you hurt your power supply if it got slightly overworked and it works but not well as in just enough power to almost start but when the video card initiates the power supply kicks off.

[–] Jagon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I really dont know what youre talking about, i use windows and have not experienced anything negative apart from its weight on my hard drive. Now that 1tb drives are a dime a dozen, thats not even an issue worth mentioning.

[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

This is Microsoft, that is not a bug but a feature and they will probably try to have you pay extra for that feature.

[–] Apathy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Windows 10 is such a joke. Tried using the calculator on it and realized the damn thing can’t do order of operation. I wonder if that was another pajeet bug.

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