How often does your PC crash?

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How often does the computer you usually use crash?

Several times a day, it's unusable
0
No votes
Around once a day, it's very frustrating
1
5%
Several times a month, it usually works
6
32%
A few times a year, it almost never fails
9
47%
Never, it hasn't crashed a single time
3
16%
 
Total votes : 19

Re: How often does your PC crash?

Postby formiko » Tue 04 Aug 2009 10:05 am

Sobekhotep wrote:
formiko wrote:I have a Linux PC and a Mac laptop, so never.

No Windows? :o
I can't imagine not having a Windows PC.


I can't imagine having a Windows PC! Why drive a Hyundai when a Mercedes is SOO much better?
I have a virtual machine (VMware) which will boot up Windows inside of Linux if I happen to need a Windows program that doesn't run under Linux (like freelang's dictionaries)
And most games run under Linux anyway, so it's a non-issue. Linux is actually more flexible than a Mac. I just love The Mac desktop. I stopped using Windows in 2000. That was also my last crash.
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Re: How often does your PC crash?

Postby dtp883 » Tue 04 Aug 2009 12:03 pm

What do you mean by more flexible? How is a computer flexible?

I mean I just don't see any reason why you'd want to use linux.
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Re: How often does your PC crash?

Postby Talib » Tue 04 Aug 2009 6:29 pm

dtp883 wrote:But besides that the PC has never crashed before. My laptop on the other hand gets the blue screen of death once or twice a month but a quick button-hold shutdown and it is fine.
Exactly the same for me.

It crashes now and then, but mainly from overheating I think (ie. my fault for running it for so long).
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Re: How often does your PC crash?

Postby Sobekhotep » Tue 04 Aug 2009 11:54 pm

formiko wrote:Why drive a Hyundai when a Mercedes is SOO much better?

There's the obvious issue of price: most people can't afford a Mercedes. I'd rather drive a Hyundai anyway, though. :)
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Re: How often does your PC crash?

Postby Talib » Tue 04 Aug 2009 11:59 pm

From personal experience and the opinions of people who know computers, Windows is mediocre at best as far as operating systems go. I switched to Linux a while ago.
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Re: How often does your PC crash?

Postby dtp883 » Wed 05 Aug 2009 1:27 am

I still don't get why you'd want to change to Linux.
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Re: How often does your PC crash?

Postby Neqitan » Wed 05 Aug 2009 3:19 am

Yeah, I mean, I use a computer for usefulness, not for quality of performance. Plus, I'm just too used to this thing, and people expect me to be used to it as well.
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Re: How often does your PC crash?

Postby formiko » Wed 05 Aug 2009 9:29 am

A PC is no longer useful to me when it no longer performs well (if it performed well at all!)
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Re: How often does your PC crash?

Postby dtp883 » Wed 05 Aug 2009 10:43 am

I tried Linux when I was in Computer Lit. and it was horrible. It wouldn't recognize my laptop's wireless adapter. I could not install the driver's for my printer and it gave me errors everytime I tried to get files off of a networked PC. None of my games would install and I couldn't use Adobe InDesign. I tried Ubuntu, Fedora, and another one. They all epically failed for me. I'm glad it works for you though, that's 300 dollars you'll save everyone 4 years. :lol:

Btw, I liked Ubuntu the best.
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Re: How often does your PC crash?

Postby Delodephius » Wed 05 Aug 2009 10:48 am

Neqitan wrote:Yeah, I mean, I use a computer for usefulness, not for quality of performance.

I agree. I tried Linux but couldn't use some of my applications for editing keyboard layouts that were Windows only. Plus I couldn't get the drivers for my scanner and printer. The fact that it was free software was of no importance to me: I already got Windows and all the applications for free (remember that I said I haven't bought legal software in my whole life and the software I did buy was from the street). :D
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