Dodoid wrote:I understand if you don't like Windows on the work computers, that sounds awful, but if you like Debian on your PowerMac G5, and you mention something eating battery indicating that you own a laptop with Windows 10, why not try Debian on that as well? I don't mind Windows, I use it alongside Hackintosh, but I have a lot of friends who didn't like it, switched to Linux on their main machines, and were fine.
Unfortunately, at work I have to use Windows.
Naturally, as a sysadmin, I spend most of my time on putty, but at the end of the day there is documentation to be prepared, reports to be sent, training PowerPoint presentations to be created.
We have, for example, some plug-ins for PowerPoint to create indexes for presentations, and apply some special formatting to documents (beyond what templates can do). It eats a ton of memory and every time I'm typing the slide titles, I get an hourglass for each time I push a key on the keyboard, and there's an irritating lag for the screen to refresh with the new character, because it applies the formatting on the fly. And that's a 2015 Intel i7 computer.
Windows 10 quick search: I'm used to open a document called todo.txt with the things I have to do at any specific day. One out of 10 times, it doesn't find the document. And one of 10 times, it has some stupid lag. And to have the quick search working, you need to keep the Cortana service running (wtf).
When there's the stupid lag, I can imagine what's going on:
- doing a search every time I push the keyboard
- trying to do something online, so there are probably DNS queries going on now-and-then (when DNS TTL expires).
- updating the index as well
If any of these things fail, search is unresponsive.
Sometimes it's easier AND FASTER to open the terminal and do "dir todo.txt /s".
I really miss the Windows 95 search box.
And my biggest misery:
Microsoft Outlook with IBM Notes backend.
You get cryptic error messages when trying to use the calendar once a day at least. Repeated meetings never work well. What's wrong with using just CalDAV? =(
It's the bloat of the bloat of the bloat.
I don't even bother calling our internal support, they know much less. (I take care of video conferencing systems and a bit of network).