Those are basic DOS commands.
windows 8 0day exploits being sold.
that is why I don't run ms not because of some fancy ass gay interface
and they get fixed after they are found
can you say the same about windows?
fuck proprietary software man
I GOT HACKED BECAUSE OF ADOBE FLASH BY SOME UKRAINIANS
I wrote a letter to adobe and shit and they ignored the shit out of it
a month or so after
"critical security in flaw discovered"
Flash exists for Linux too, and you can get hacked too if you run in.
You might be interested in NoScript extension or FlashBlock.
OC XP is hell to install now days, as it has so little support for any new hardware, but then again its 11 years old (7 for later releases) I doubt a 7 years old Linux installer would work nicely out of the box either.
My new one's hardware:
03:00.2 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 0a)
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (rev 24)
I think most of the rest of the hardware was ok with drivers from windows update once I got an internet connection.
And about GPU drivers... For windows neither the intel driver from the intel website nor the amd driver from the amd website worked and I had to install the outdated enduro package from the notebook vendor. Maybe that has been resolved with catalyst 12.11, at least I could update to the 12.11 beta without an issue.
Windows drivers often don't "just work" in my experience. I have seen someone plug in some DRM dongle into an up to date windows 7 machine and the driver installer from windows update made it go into the bluescreen loop...
It has these problems even though it is the most used operating system in the whole world and you pay actual money for the support. I think in comparison linux does remarkably well on consumer hardware.
I think I will - as a secondary system - install Windows 8 rather than windows 7 prof over home premium in order to use more ram than 16 gb.
Maybe I just got lucky? Both my laptop/desktop had wifi working out of the box, and it downloaded my ethernet driver for me and that worked.
I do agree that a up to date Linux distro does seem to work the best on a number of things (especially when I had my older mobile phone, and needed USB tethering, that only worked on ubuntu, not windows)