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Posted 1/21/18

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I heard of these non-windows OS before.

What about Ubuntu?
https://www.ubuntu.com/


Linux mint is a fork/mod of Ubuntu. I find it to be easier to new people since it has most of what people need pre-installed and the interface is windows like. Ubuntu uses an interface more like a Mac though you can pick different styles if you want.

You can install them to a USB, boot off of the USB and try a live USB of the operating system to see which you like better. They are pretty much the same outside of a few technical differences in opinion.


I checked it out. It looks like windows.

I guess if i'm building a new PC i can just run linux instead of paying $90-$150 for Windows OS
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Posted 1/22/18

dulun18 wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


dulun18 wrote:

I heard of these non-windows OS before.

What about Ubuntu?
https://www.ubuntu.com/


Linux mint is a fork/mod of Ubuntu. I find it to be easier to new people since it has most of what people need pre-installed and the interface is windows like. Ubuntu uses an interface more like a Mac though you can pick different styles if you want.

You can install them to a USB, boot off of the USB and try a live USB of the operating system to see which you like better. They are pretty much the same outside of a few technical differences in opinion.


I checked it out. It looks like windows.

I guess if i'm building a new PC i can just run linux instead of paying $90-$150 for Windows OS


Haha yeah I suppose you could save that money.

Have you noticed the insane price increase of graphic cards lately?
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Posted 1/23/18

Rujikin wrote:


dulun18 wrote:

I checked it out. It looks like windows.

I guess if i'm building a new PC i can just run linux instead of paying $90-$150 for Windows OS


Haha yeah I suppose you could save that money.

Have you noticed the insane price increase of graphic cards lately?


the question is linux as secure as windows ? since it is free after all.....
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Posted 1/23/18 , edited 1/23/18

dulun18 wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


dulun18 wrote:

I checked it out. It looks like windows.

I guess if i'm building a new PC i can just run linux instead of paying $90-$150 for Windows OS


Haha yeah I suppose you could save that money.

Have you noticed the insane price increase of graphic cards lately?


the question is linux as secure as windows ? since it is free after all.....


Most of the worlds servers run a Linux distro or a cousin of Linux based off of Unix. Google, Facebook, PayPal, and probably crunchyroll run on a Linux because it is secure and highly flexible. Unlike windows Linux tends to follow a policy of keeping as few ports open as possible and having a strong firewall that doesnt let anything past it. Viruses have trouble running because most of them need execution access before they can even be ran as a program and to do real damage they need you to enter your password to give them root access.

The complete and full answer is here: https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/121504/why-is-linux-considered-more-secure-than-windows#121505

It is free and open source so anyone can view the code and offer suggestions for improvement. This tends to lead towards more security because you cannot hide bugs or vulnerabilities like they do with windows. The bugs have to be fixed and they usually do get fixed. Fixes from one distro get copied to other distros so there is a whole ecosystem where one person fixing something causes others to fix it.

I've had far less to worry about on my Linux than my windows. My firewall blocks ALL incoming requests unless I specifically allow some.

https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/2j8v5p/is_foss_projects_more_secure_than_proprietary/
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I'll try to install linux on my old Emachines (100GB HDD and 512MB of ram )

some schools are still using windows 2000

I thought school can get those bulk keys and should be able to install windows on their computers for like $30-$40 a computer

VIDEO: Are school computers are risk for a cyber attack?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq1ROUxGl0U

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Posted 1/26/18

dulun18 wrote:

I'll try to install linux on my old Emachines (100GB HDD and 512MB of ram )

some schools are still using windows 2000

I thought school can get those bulk keys and should be able to install windows on their computers for like $30-$40 a computer

VIDEO: Are school computers are risk for a cyber attack?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq1ROUxGl0U



That's.... Old. Might need to use an older version for those. I've not installed on such old devices.

They need to install Linux and pay $0. Upgrades are free too so all the better.
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fuck microsoft, fuck apple, fuck all of them.
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