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Posted 4/2/07
Give me some links to start learning.
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Posted 4/2/07
i would love to use linux,but since i am a total loser when it comes to computers,
i will keep on ignoring what bothers me about mac and windows.
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I would learn to use Linux to but I failed miserably trying to figure it out with SLAX. I'm just beginning to learn it by tweaking my iPod with it rather than my whole computer. It's nice but not user friendly enough yet for the technological illiterate.
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What's Linux? And Slax?
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Linux is a type of open source operating system that is based of Unix (I think?). It's safer than most operating systems like Mac and Windows because of a lack of viruses, with the same amount of versatility. The only problem is that it takes time to understand it and the lack of games which may be a problem.

SLAX is a Linux live cd. Basically you burn a cd with SLAX on it and you can run Linux off of it to test it out without actually installing it. It's pretty useful.
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Not everyone is that advanced to use the Linux either tho, and you have to take in consideration that what may seem easy to the average person may be hard for a lot of other people. Those who are not computer literate and just know forums and certain things, not only that is that the popularity of the Linux system is not well known even in my area. I have heard that, should you know how to work the system, that it is a lot better than the other OS due to manual controls by the user to make it even more prone to attacks.
But at that level, even i am clueless as to how to operate it. Even with a manual, depending on how you can browse it, even i get lost and cant find what i am looking for. Usually it takes me hours to look for something so simple because i am not looking in all the right places.
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mushroomjay wrote:

Google'd: http://www.freedomlist.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12286

Don'cha love me Mauz? : D


Thanks for the link..... I despise you : D
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Posted 4/2/07
So if I understood correctly (and yeah, I'm computer illiterate, so most likely I haven't),
if you use linux you get access to the Open Source Movement, which can provide you with lots and lots of and all kinds of programs. That's the great thing about linux, as well as that it's much safer than windows and mac.

The not so great thing is that it's really hard to handle. You need a manual. So if I were a real nerd and I took the time to figure out how to use linux I'd be able to access a whole new universe of programs?

Posted 4/2/07
Yeah I love using Linux... the user actually have a lot of control on the operating system... unlike windows...
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Sounds good so far. Another question, usually you buy a computer and it's either mac or windows. So if you want linux you'll have to install it yourself, right? If it's a whole new operation system, isn't that going to be a little problematic? Like, don't you have to get rid of the old one first?
Posted 4/2/07
My father uses Linux and to be honest......im not all that impressed with it..maybe i judt didnt play around with it enough or gave it the adequete time i should have but really ive been a windows guy my whole life (even now with vista) and i havent had any problems ever...seriously soo i still havent seen anything that has wow'd me enough into wanting to change my OS


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Posted 4/3/07
tried Ubuntu one time but the cd would not burn right or something, had some error. I do like to play games from time to time, plus I'm just used to windows. I'll think about it again when i get a new pc in 6 months or so (probably).
Posted 4/4/07
I think more people will hop over to Linux when Vista starts to rain down brimstone. So far, I'm convinced that you'd be better off trying to tea-bag a blender than to install Windows Vista on your home computer. You may as well let The Man put a barcode on you and go to Camp THX-1138 for a couple years.

The only reason I don't Linux is because I have a lot of multimedia apps on my mac-beast and am not convinced that I could be any safer when I am already browsing Firefox on a non-admin account with a firewall and Norton. If there is more that I can do in Linux that I can't do now, or anything I'm missing, tell me.
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