Voxin was: Re: Switching to Linux
tyler at tysdomain.com
Thu May 9 20:54:30 EDT 2013
yes yes, you build computers. That insta-qualifies you to bash on things
you know nothing about. But here, I'll school you.
First, the fact that Windows gets viruses is a user issue, not a Windows
vs Linux issue. with UAC it's a lot harder and if the user runs as
something besides admin it's even harder still. Those "pesky popups"
come up because well, your pesky users are actually viewing porn with a
horrible browser. There are alternative solutions such as Firefox and
Chrome which are much better suited to acting as a browser.
I'm not sure what you mean by "manually finding keys that don't belong
there." If you were worth your weight in whatever people were paying you
for this random manual registry key removal, you would've used a
registry cleaner like CCleaner and been done with it. As to anti virus
solutions, I routinely install them for people and they still have the
resources to spare, funny enough. Perhaps you should've done more
research there as well.
On 5/9/2013 5:41 PM, Kyle wrote:
> According to Littlefield, Tyler:
> # yeah... totally. Now if you had any clue what you were talking about
> # short of the usual windows bashing on a Linux list, we might actually be
> # able to take you seriously.
> My aren't we cranky today. Anyway, the stab at Microsoft was meant
> mainly as a joke, but I do indeed have a clue what I'm talking about. I
> build computers, and have tried doing technical support for Windows. I
> gave it up in favor of only supporting Linux, because all I ended up
> doing with Windows was figuring out how to clean viruses and spyware off
> the systems I fixed and finding out why all those pesky Internet
> Explorer pop-up ads for pornographic websites kept coming on the screen
> in the middle of doing normal everyday tasks. I got pretty good at
> manually finding keys in the Windows registry that didn't belong there
> and stripping them out, only to have them come back again later, even
> after thinking I had uninstalled the responsible application. I also got
> very good at recommending antivirus and spyware removal software, but
> not much else, since once all that mess was running, there weren't much
> system resources left to do any real work. BTW, I can't stand offer
> buddies and so-called web accelerators, none of which I find bundled in
> any software I have ever installed on a Linux system.
> Also, if you had bothered to read past my weak attempt at humor, you
> would have been able to see that I recommended several viable options
> that are better maintained and more stable than Voxin, and even sound
> better than either Voxin or eSpeak, but you were too busy trying to
> figure out how not to take me seriously simply because of half of a
> sentence, completely disregarding the rest of my post. This type of
> cherrypicking is usually counterproductive, and generally only helps the
> person toward whom you have decided to show undue hostility.
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave.
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