submitted 1 month ago by Rustmilian to c/linuxmemes

Terminal > Windows Registry.

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[-] db2 147 points 1 month ago

Web search on the start menu.


[-] adam_y 71 points 1 month ago

Web in the search, AI in the search, personal assistant in your files, things in your things that you don't want, didn't ask for and are struggling to extract.

[-] rwhitisissle 14 points 1 month ago

things in your things that you don’t want, didn’t ask for and are struggling to extract.

We have a word for these. It's called "parasites."

[-] [email protected] 52 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I wouldn't mind that as an optional function, having a single global search field that brings up whatever you are looking for seems really convenient on paper.

Of course not the way msoft does it, where you never get the thing you want unless you are being really precise (like searching for appdata only yielding web results until you specifically type %APPDATA%).

[-] GoosLife 51 points 1 month ago

Its even worse than that. It is completely unpredictable and just does what it want. When I type in "Vi", the first choice is Visual Studio. It will stay on Visual Studio until I have typed in "Visual Studi". But if I'm a fast typer, and I type in the entirety of "Visual Studio", it opens Visual Studio Code.

So the fastest way to open up Code is to type "VSC". This doesn't work with "VS" for Visual Studio.

I have to type out "Spot" specifically to open Spotify. Typing out Spotify opens edge.

There are also files and programs it cannot find despite having been installed for years, even though I've MANUALLY added the paths to the searched directories.

If anyone of you is on Windows for whatever reason and want your mind blown, try downloading a little program called Everything. It can literally find every single program on your computer as fast as you can type. And it looks up exactly what you type in. It also supports wildcard characters etc. This is the kind of behavior I expect from my computer. Sure, make a shiny frontend for casual users who don't need to see every single file on their system, but please, why do I have to go through third parties to get this experience on an OS that my company paid for, when I can get the same experience out of the box on any free Linux distro?

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[-] errer 17 points 1 month ago

Also if I could pick my search engine rather than getting one of the shittiest ones rammed down my throat

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[-] [email protected] 27 points 1 month ago

LOL just another way to mine data and extract value from you, rather than providing it.

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[-] FlickeringScreens 98 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 80 points 1 month ago

“Holy Hannah!” That’s great

“Montana Banana!” also an acceptable exclamation

[-] Reygle 74 points 1 month ago

Normal people (idiots) would rather spend 4 years of their overall life "hacking" with Windows to avoid 30 minutes learning to use a forward slash.

[-] Rustmilian 52 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Meanwhile the entire Internet :

[-] [email protected] 45 points 1 month ago


Laura Epsom? Is that Lorem Ipsum for the barbaric tribes of Britannia?

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[-] einlander 30 points 1 month ago

Tfw windows uses forward slashes too. Now let's talk about how *nix is case sensitive because laziness.

But all fall short of God's glory that is Temple OS.

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[-] adam_y 29 points 1 month ago

(Idiots)... Way to roast normal people. Don't know if they will ever recover. The best bit was putting it in brackets.

You are normal people.

[-] Thcdenton 18 points 1 month ago
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[-] [email protected] 25 points 1 month ago

I've spent ways less time editing the windows registry than I've spent trying to fix all the dual monitor bugs with linux.

Windows issues/changes are a 30 second google search away, linux issues often enough require a 1 hour deep dive into multiple forums.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

Have you googled Windows issues? Every problem apparently is fixed by running chkdsk or download a "driver updater". And it wasn't exactly good in the past either.

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago

You sound like an (idiot); you as an individual are not defined by your OS of preference of all things, and by all means, you are one of the normals.

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[-] Suavevillain 59 points 1 month ago

One thing Linux needs to do is change the perception of how hard everything is compared to Windows. Some things are extremely less difficult on Linux.

[-] w2tpmf 18 points 1 month ago

Both OS are hard if you don't know how to use them.

Both OS are easy if you know how to use them.

Linux's problem is fragmentation. There's not a single OS that many people are familiar with like Windows. Instead there's hundreds of different distros that all function in a variety of different ways. Even if a person learns to do something on Mint or Ubuntu, they will be completely lost trying to do the same thing on Fedora or Arch.

[-] Rustmilian 23 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

hundreds of different distros

And out of those "hundreds" only a handful of them are actually popular and progressing innovation...

As someone who's distro hopped across a wide verity of distros, the fundamentals are more less the same across all of them. Just go with a popular distro with good documentation and you'll be fine. If you've learned enough from mint to feel comfortable tackling Arch Linux, then the documention (e.g. ArchWiki) will be your strongest asset.

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago

Definitely this. I have been eyeballing Linux for years, always intimidated by the CLI and the notion that everything you try to do on Linux requires user research and work first.

Now I finally made the switch a couple days ago, and while it took a bit of tinkering and googling here and there I am amazed how simple, even way simpler than on windows, the experience for a an average user is, particularly with the very beginner friendly distro I went with (bazzite/gnome).

It just works right out the box for 90% of whatever I want to do, configuring it is simply flipping some switches in the software and extension apps. Feels more like setting up a new smartphone than a PC. I didn't even have to mess with the CLI all that much, perhaps half a dozen times so far, and each time i followed specific steps in a guide or tutorial, or tried out some basic things like file search.

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[-] smackjack 16 points 1 month ago

Problem is is that is that too many people insist on doing things the Windows way and they get frustrated because of it. For example, instead of going to the software center, they choose to download their programs from a website, even though that's not how you're supposed to do it most of the time. They'll also spend hours trying to get Windows only programs to run, when there are alternatives available that work just as well.

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 month ago

I always show people single click printer setups.

Linux (and sometimes Android) is the only platform printers actually work reliably.

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[-] [email protected] 38 points 1 month ago

To be fair, comparing terminal to the registry is not comparing apples to apples. The registry is more like a complicated config file full of barely documented options. Still miserable to work in, but that's beside the point.

The terminal equivalent to windows is Powershell which id say is much more favorable.

[-] [email protected] 37 points 1 month ago

That's even more complicated than half the stuff normal users on Linux do

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[-] [email protected] 31 points 1 month ago

What if I told you you can create and set a registry entry with a single line of powershell

[-] Rustmilian 42 points 1 month ago

What if I told you I'd rather bash my skull in than use powershell.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 1 month ago

That's ok too. If you're not comfortable in the cli you can switch to a more gui focused windows distro. Most of the same functionality is there.

[-] PainInTheAES 14 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)
Invoke-Command -Sick-Burn $user

Write-Output "Nice"
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[-] gedaliyah 28 points 1 month ago

Wait, this is actually a good tip lol

[-] gedaliyah 48 points 1 month ago
[-] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago

I even have to tell stupid windows to interpret the bios clock as UTC.

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[-] mkwt 23 points 1 month ago

Pay no attention to gconf, dconf, GSettings, or whatever else there is.

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[-] [email protected] 19 points 1 month ago

LiNuX uSeR iNsTaLlInG A BrOwSeR haha

yeah uh...

  • sudo apt install firefox
  • sudo xbps-install firefox
  • sudo pacman -Syu firefox
  • nix-env -iA firefox
[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

Bro I think you got too many package managers in your setup. Prob this is gonna cause conflicts.

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago

Voidtools "Everything" is how we mimic a fraction of your power thank-you-very-much.

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[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 month ago

Funny enough, the regedit of my work PC was already there with the value set (seems like I already did that a few weeks ago)...

Startmenu is still slower than my personal Linux machine.

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[-] [email protected] 14 points 1 month ago

Literally a KDE setting. In the GUI.

And nobody needs that, otherwise there would be a plasmoid.

[-] kuneho 13 points 1 month ago

I mean, fucking with the registry was always a thing in windows

[-] [email protected] 22 points 1 month ago

Not always.

In other news, I feel old.

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[-] jj4211 13 points 1 month ago

Well, sure, but this has a user hostile motive behind it.

Microsoft could have offered a right-click/disable internet search to facilitate. However, they wanted people to just give up and soak in start-menu driven internet action, so they buried the option in an obscure registry key.

The key is the start menu search to internet really makes the experience suck, as you try to type something on local system and some internet result gets prioritized, and by nature of the internet search, the internet search is unpredictable, so the search you do every day that usually opens up what you expect suddenly starts going to some internet site in edge.

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[-] mhague 13 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

The other day I was trying to disable Ubuntu Pro stuff and the way to do it reminded me of Windows. Once I get my media backed up I'm switching to another distro, just not sure what one yet.

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[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Wtf windows search is so much snappier now!!!!

Thank you!

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