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Yup. No memory leaks, errors, things like that in that OS...
I was using Mandrakelinux 10.1

Anyways...I do think the while I was using it, Linux has a faster networking capability. Windows just wasn't designed to browse quickly or something...I dono.

Just my PII 350Mhz monster with 196mb of ram really walked my parents' athlon 2600+ with 512mb of ram with xp....everything on the web was just much faster using the same release of firefox and connected to the same router.
Yeah I love Linux for basic use. I wish Windows never took off so we could all be gaming on Linux...I despise Windows for a number of reasons (Non Biased):

-You have to pretty much turn off everything in order to game, the fact that having MSN messenger up has the potential to lag my BF2142 game makes me sad in the pants
-Its ugly as hell...I hate the way it looks in XP and Vista, hence why I run in Windows Classic
-I'm forced to run in Windows Classic for performance reasons...the fact that I have a E6400 and 2GB of RAM and that I can lag from the way my Desktop theme chews up resources is just pathetic
-Internet Explorer is a joke
-The filesystem in Windows is also a joke, if you install AIM your C:\\ gets fragmented all to hell
-Hundreds of companies have profitted from making products to fix the inherent mistakes and bugs that come with every Windows O/S

That being said from what I've noticed about Linux is that every new Distro is an improvement, an upgrade, a success!!!

With Windows every new "Distro" is dissappointing, a downgrade, a failure!

I always go by the rule of thumb in waiting for the first or second Service Pack before upgrading my O/S.

Sorry...Windows is pathetic and I hate that I'm forced to use it to enjoy Video Games
    
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Then I idolize you lol

I couldn't get WINE working to save my life. What about Command and Conquer and Company of Heroes?

I thought most of these games needed DirectX ... what good is OpenGL then?
Most of the games I prefer use OpenGL. Like Doom 3, Quake series etc... I've had great success with games running DX9 by using wine.

Granted there is a bit of a learning curve switching to Linux but for me it was well worth it.

After close to twenty years of cracking programs, dealing with viruses and and the "explorer.exe has experienced and problem and needs to close. Sorry for the inconvenience." for I can't even count how many times....

I had my last straw about six months ago. I was so peeved I shredded my XP CD's, installed Ubuntu and never looked back....

Linux is not Windows and vice versa. It's all about what works best for YOU.
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umm... EVERYBODY posting negative stuff has obviously NEVER used linux, or is a MS fan boy.

Let's put it this way. On a DEVELOPERS "1337" LINUX setup, such as gentoo, it will take you about 3 hours to setup.

1.)There is support there for EVERY bit of hardware that you could ever need, AND it is free.

2.)Not to mention cool features which the idiots here are too stupid to know about such as dimming unresponsive windows, instead of locking up your WHOLE system for hours, unless you want to hold down the restart button...

3.)Automated network setup(wireless and wired) e.g. after you install linux, it will automatically detect your network card, load the appropriate driver, and then ask you "Is your network wired or wireless", then grab an address from your router via DHCP.

4.)FREE programs, which are download able via one command "emerge (insert program here).

E.G. in order to emerge firefox, you open up a command prompt type "emerge firefox" and within minutes firefox will have downloaded along with EVERY component you need to run it.

5.)HELP! You can go to the gentoo website with a community larger than OCN who is dedicated to nothing more than helping you fix problems.

6.) WIKIS! If you ever have a problem or want help installing something, you will find the answer in a wiki. Guides, HOWTOs, TROUBLESHOOTING...

7.) EYECANDY!

WATCH this ENTIRE video, and you will see just SOME of the eyecandy that linux has.

AERO can bite me.

This is BERYL! http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...arch&plindex=2
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umm... EVERYBODY posting negative stuff has obviously NEVER used linux, or is a MS fan boy.

Let's put it this way. On a DEVELOPERS "1337" LINUX setup, such as gentoo, it will take you about 3 hours to setup.

1.)There is support there for EVERY bit of hardware that you could ever need, AND it is free.

2.)Not to mention cool features which the idiots here are too stupid to know about such as dimming unresponsive windows, instead of locking up your WHOLE system for hours, unless you want to hold down the restart button...

3.)Automated network setup(wireless and wired) e.g. after you install linux, it will automatically detect your network card, load the appropriate driver, and then ask you "Is your network wired or wireless", then grab an address from your router via DHCP.

4.)FREE programs, which are download able via one command "emerge (insert program here).

E.G. in order to emerge firefox, you open up a command prompt type "emerge firefox" and within minutes firefox will have downloaded along with EVERY component you need to run it.

5.)HELP! You can go to the gentoo website with a community larger than OCN who is dedicated to nothing more than helping you fix problems.

6.) WIKIS! If you ever have a problem or want help installing something, you will find the answer in a wiki. Guides, HOWTOs, TROUBLESHOOTING...

7.) EYECANDY!

WATCH this ENTIRE video, and you will see just SOME of the eyecandy that linux has.

AERO can bite me.

This is BERYL! http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...arch&plindex=2
Yeah I'm not a MS Fan Boy by any stretch, I'm just forced to use it for gaming because I'm too lazy to spend hours figuring out how to get WINE to work.

I loved the way Fedora Core 6 looked and ran on my old Dell Lattitude I just had a pain of a time getting the Wireless Linksys card to work. However the Cisco Aironet card worked just fine......lol
    
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Most of the games I prefer use OpenGL. Like Doom 3, Quake series etc... I've had great success with games running DX9 by using wine.

Granted there is a bit of a learning curve switching to Linux but for me it was well worth it.

After close to twenty years of cracking programs, dealing with viruses and and the "explorer.exe has experienced and problem and needs to close. Sorry for the inconvenience." for I can't even count how many times....

I had my last straw about six months ago. I was so peeved I shredded my XP CD's, installed Ubuntu and never looked back....

Linux is not Windows and vice versa. It's all about what works best for YOU.
And here's a quick image to show why I switched to Linux.




This happened after adding another stick of RAM. That was the only change I made to the hardware.
I hate WGA with a deep burning passion.

On another note, I had no problems passing in Ubuntu with WINE on the separate WGA check exe.
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umm... EVERYBODY posting negative stuff has obviously NEVER used linux, or is a MS fan boy.

Let's put it this way. On a DEVELOPERS "1337" LINUX setup, such as gentoo, it will take you about 3 hours to setup.

1.)There is support there for EVERY bit of hardware that you could ever need, AND it is free.

2.)Not to mention cool features which the idiots here are too stupid to know about such as dimming unresponsive windows, instead of locking up your WHOLE system for hours, unless you want to hold down the restart button...

3.)Automated network setup(wireless and wired) e.g. after you install linux, it will automatically detect your network card, load the appropriate driver, and then ask you "Is your network wired or wireless", then grab an address from your router via DHCP.

4.)FREE programs, which are download able via one command "emerge (insert program here).

E.G. in order to emerge firefox, you open up a command prompt type "emerge firefox" and within minutes firefox will have downloaded along with EVERY component you need to run it.

5.)HELP! You can go to the gentoo website with a community larger than OCN who is dedicated to nothing more than helping you fix problems.

6.) WIKIS! If you ever have a problem or want help installing something, you will find the answer in a wiki. Guides, HOWTOs, TROUBLESHOOTING...

7.) EYECANDY!

WATCH this ENTIRE video, and you will see just SOME of the eyecandy that linux has.

AERO can bite me.

This is BERYL! http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...arch&plindex=2
Put quite well.

    
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Yay for a linux rebound! I may just try it yet...

And @ the WGA thing... sucks huh?
    
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And here's a quick image to show why I switched to Linux.




This happened after adding another stick of RAM. That was the only change I made to the hardware.
I hate WGA with a deep burning passion.

On another note, I had no problems passing in Ubuntu with WINE on the separate WGA check exe.
Damn!! Did I forget register Ubuntu??? Where's my COA????????????
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Damn!! Did I forget register Ubuntu??? Where's my COA????????????
I forgot to register. Linux found out, and I got into a heap of trouble I'm never illegally downloading it again
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Damn!! Did I forget register Ubuntu??? Where's my COA????????????
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfwC1XAy3Sc

Not my video, but it worked before Microsoft changed the exe.
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