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Invisibledrawde
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Operating systems?
    #471009 - 09/01/10 09:42 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Sorry if this is a dumb question, I'm kind of a Luddite...

Is there any good operating systems besides windows and mac?
Linux? Whats good?
Im getting sick of the big 2...


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Re: Operating systems? [Re: drawde]
    #471022 - 09/01/10 10:23 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

honestly i have no idea, ive only seen one guy with linux. he loved it.
but other than that guy, ive only seen mac and windows.


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Re: Operating systems? [Re: drawde]
    #471039 - 09/01/10 11:13 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Before I installed Windows 7, while using Vista, I preferred booting in Ubuntu.  It has a large driver support and it even found my printer.  Just be sure to check the hardware compatibility list before you install any distro.


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Re: Operating systems? [Re: Don King]
    #471063 - 09/02/10 12:23 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

any various linux distribution is by far your best (free) alternative to mac/windows .

Linux used to require a lot of technical skills to install & use but nowaways you can use a distribution like Ubuntu , burn a cd/dvd and you're ready to go, installing ubuntu is as easy as installing windows , and there is by default a windows type GUI (kde or gnome) that is extremely similar to windows & easy to use, and less ugly looking in window's case. 

there are a bunch of different linux distros, setup and packaged differently, but they mostly share the same core/kernel source code, which is a long running open source project worked on by many talented developers, and so linux in its modern form is really a great OS in it's own right, very secure, all free software, etc. For beginners i would recommend Ubuntu or Mint linux (  http://www.linuxmint.com/ )


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Re: Operating systems? [Re: Blackcat420]
    #471065 - 09/02/10 12:44 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Great first post.


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Re: Operating systems? [Re: Don King]
    #471072 - 09/02/10 01:16 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks for the replies so far.

Like I said I am a luddite... why do you need to use ubuntu to run linux, and what is GUI?

Linux sounds cool. Can you game on it? (again sorry if thats a stupid question).
I know someone like me should not take up PC gaming but Im just curious...


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Re: Operating systems? [Re: drawde]
    #471073 - 09/02/10 01:21 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)



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Re: Operating systems? [Re: drawde]
    #471074 - 09/02/10 01:29 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Too many google searches, not enough time.

No seriously, use the search engine.

I'm just being honest here.


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Re: Operating systems? [Re: Don King]
    #471095 - 09/02/10 02:58 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Ubuntu is pretty nice if you're just getting into linux.


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Re: Operating systems? [Re: NobodyImportant]
    #471123 - 09/02/10 09:23 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

NobodyImportant said:
lol wut ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luddite




Someone who is an idiot with technology...


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Re: Operating systems? [Re: Don King]
    #471124 - 09/02/10 09:24 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Don King said:
Too many google searches, not enough time.

No seriously, use the search engine.

I'm just being honest here.




Yeah... suppose your right.
I have much to learn...


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Re: Operating systems? [Re: drawde]
    #471125 - 09/02/10 09:35 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

-edit-
I'm up to early, and to sober.

I use windows, never saw a reason to change it.


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Re: Operating systems? [Re: Thebooedocksaint]
    #471271 - 09/02/10 05:07 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)



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Re: Operating systems? [Re: Don King]
    #471456 - 09/02/10 09:51 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Don King said:
Great first post.




This.

Also, Ubuntu.
Any problems, just just google the problem.
Seriously.
I'm not kidding.


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Re: Operating systems? [Re: Tripp420]
    #471598 - 09/03/10 08:56 AM (6 years, 3 months ago)

True that.

And personally I like Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE as the default graphical interface). The actual desktop environment in GNOME is fine but I tend to prefer the KDE applications (amaroK is the shit).


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Re: Operating systems? [Re: NizzyJones]
    #471672 - 09/03/10 01:56 PM (6 years, 3 months ago)

KDE is pretty sweet.


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