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 Post subject: Linux?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:11 am 
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What's the good and bad?

Am thinking of switching.

https://www.techradar.com/news/best-lin ... -beginners

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 Post subject: Re: Linux?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:43 pm 
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Haven't installed yet, first I'll install on a old 2 core 32 bit acer I use for programs my main 64 bit won't install.

Here is a Video by Joe the Linux Guru detailing the install procedure:


Also this Video for reasons to not using Windows, he did use it thru Win 7, not win 10.



Plus MS owns you and all your work when you use Windows.

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+3 Girlfriend is totally unoptimized. You are better off with a +1 Keen Witty girlfriend and then appling Greater Magic Make-up to increase her enhancement bonus.
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 Post subject: Re: Linux?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:17 am 
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Finally, after 3 days I got a Linux boot disk working. Most the Linux OS's are for free, but they've got bin files rather than .iso which keys the boot function.

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+3 Girlfriend is totally unoptimized. You are better off with a +1 Keen Witty girlfriend and then appling Greater Magic Make-up to increase her enhancement bonus.
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 Post subject: Re: Linux?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:44 pm 
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I use both OS's interchangeably. I would say that Linux is certainly a better server OS plus it's free. Has much better command line interface.

But Windows has better developed client tools IMO and software that simply isn't available on Linux, (Covers ears awaiting screams from Linux zealots).

Of course you can probably install any Windows software you need including games by using Wine or some other similar product. Compatibility might be an issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Linux?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:37 pm 
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When I bought my Acer a year ago, it came w/o an OS, the salesman tossed in win10 for free, it was tricked out ... I could live with that :oops:

Then their live updates started and I worried I'd wake up with a blank screen, what to do? The only alternative is Linux in it's many guises (there is Unix and OS), but no other to my knowledge.

Am surprised nobody like India or China haven't came up with an alternative. Is it possible now that WIN is worldwide?

Then again ... https://www.howtogeek.com/190217/10-alt ... n-install/

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+3 Girlfriend is totally unoptimized. You are better off with a +1 Keen Witty girlfriend and then appling Greater Magic Make-up to increase her enhancement bonus.
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 Post subject: Re: Linux?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:49 pm 
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Earlier I posted that Win10 owns you and your machine, here's why:

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+3 Girlfriend is totally unoptimized. You are better off with a +1 Keen Witty girlfriend and then appling Greater Magic Make-up to increase her enhancement bonus.
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 Post subject: Re: Linux?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:15 pm 
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SWITCHED yesterday, went with Linux Mint 19.1



It's a whole new world, no problem finding all the old haunts, it has a ready installed Firefox.

Am trying to install games now, am sticking to Linux and open source games, like 'The Dark Mod'. The Dark Mod (TDM) has an excellent guide for installing on Linux, but I am pure weak on Linux terminology, need to go slow learning.


MS's licence agreement vs Linux agreement explained, plus his reason for using Linux Mint.

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Posted by Keld Denar
+3 Girlfriend is totally unoptimized. You are better off with a +1 Keen Witty girlfriend and then appling Greater Magic Make-up to increase her enhancement bonus.
http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthre ... D-2-5-What


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 Post subject: Re: Linux?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:22 pm 
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I just solved a network problem that's been plaguing me for months. I feel like Rocky Balboa:
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eye of the tiger, bbabay


But I wouldn't even attempt to switch my personal pc over to UNIX. Ur a badass, dude. kudos!

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 Post subject: Re: Linux?
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If I need Linux for anything I just fire up VirtualBox and run Ubuntu in there.

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AngryOldMan wrote:
If I need Linux for anything I just fire up VirtualBox and run Ubuntu in there.
OK , now your back, ;) , have a question.

Does using DOSBOX open Linux to virus problems like Linux Wine?

;)

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+3 Girlfriend is totally unoptimized. You are better off with a +1 Keen Witty girlfriend and then appling Greater Magic Make-up to increase her enhancement bonus.
http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthre ... D-2-5-What


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