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Is it now worth trying Windows 11?

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--- Quote from: SiliconWizard on November 23, 2022, 07:20:42 pm ---
--- Quote from: DavidAlfa on November 23, 2022, 05:08:25 am ---I repeat, for everyday use (Browsing, Email, Office...) It'll be just fine.
The nightmare comes when you try to compile something.
Ex.a great project from 2019 you found somewhere.
Install dependencies, make... Quintillion errors.
Ah, this 50 libraries changed and the code is useless. Great.
So you either spend days or weeks rewriting the code, or have to install a different Linux version everytime.
Probably I'm missing some holy grail that let's you overcome this, but I've spend tons of hours researching with no luck.

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While you seem to be exaggerating the problem a bit, you have a point here. Software distribution is precisely what is the most problematic on Linux currently, mostly due to heavy fragmentation, and what hinders its progression outside of the server world. I'm not the only one saying that - even Linus himself said it repeatedly.

I don't really see a "solution" to that though. It's what comes with freedom.

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Typically a configure script that should come with source should at least list missing dependancies and -at least on Debian- you can have different versions of libraries installed. But really old source code may need some fixing before it can be compiled using newer libraries.


--- Quote from: SiliconWizard on November 23, 2022, 07:20:42 pm ---
And, if you need "dockers" to distribute software, that's not a scalable solution. That's huge bloat everywhere.

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SiliconWizard, you don't need dockers to distribute software, you need them to make sure your compile environment is stable and unchanged from your last compile.

Linux is really not much difference from say Macs in breaking backward compatibility at API level, though at least the official stores are a bit better with keeping developers from using internal APIs and statically linking stuff they shouldn't statically link. Going dictator on developers helps a lot.

Microsoft works around shitty devs to make their fragile shit work, Apple takes a baseball bat to their knees to slightly prevent fragility and to just update often ... Linux muddles on. Now everyone just runs software in containers to work around it.

An excerpt from a recent e-mail from MalwareBytes warning of the impending non-support of Windows 8 (does anyone have that?):
"The slightly less bad version of the worst version of Windows since the last really bad version of Windows is finally being put to rest."


--- Quote from: james_s on October 03, 2022, 03:47:05 pm ---I wouldn't. From what little experience I've had with it, it's like Windows 10 only worse, and 10 is already virtually unusable.

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I have used Windows 11 since it came out.
Plenty of bugs to start with but it has improved vastly over time.

I cant think of any problems I have with it at the moment.

The added security of Win 11 is vital for me having over 30 years of work on my PC.
Secure boot TPM etc etc are good.


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