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post #11 of 40
I liked UBUNTU but now i can't find the download to run it just off the cd for work.

Also I thought you couldn't play games???

Can someone link me to the download? Plus REP+???
post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by Xx573v3xX_Z28 View Post
I liked UBUNTU but now i can't find the download to run it just off the cd for work.

Also I thought you couldn't play games???

Can someone link me to the download? Plus REP+???
lol...

google it.. http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
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i tried that but when i went to burn it onto a cd i was 10mbs short

nevermind i fixed it.
post #14 of 40
Read a little bit, all the reasons are fail except the backdoor.
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post #15 of 40
I'd switch to ubuntu but You cant game, What the point of a good computer then you might as well sell it and buy a 500mhz pc and use ubuntu lol

I just need it for work cause all there computers are on lock down and have most sites locked. including this one...
post #16 of 40
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Originally Posted by Kamakazi View Post
So I use integrated graphics, so what.

And it isn't out of processing power that they don't work, it is because my intel driver isn't supported.

On a side note, they talk of security holes I have only once had a virus problem, and that was my own dang fault and I have been using Windows since 3rd grade.
Intel graphics aren't supported? Oops, didn't know that; I've never run Linux on intel graphics before.

It sounded like you were talking about horsepower, which Linux would obviously handle better than windows.
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Linux doesn’t crash without any apparent reasons.
Its true that linux won't just "crash", but when it does crash its certainly not going to tell you...


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Linux doesn’t require frequent re-installation. In Windows if the OS crashes, there is no easy way to recover this.
Another half-truth, since if you accidentally install the wrong version of something its either 3+ hours of intensive debugging and cleaning or reinstallation.

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Most importantly Linux doesn’t reboot on its own! I have had a situation where Windows updated the system and then rebooted on its own, without my knowledge.
God I hate windows update, even with that feature turns off I swear it waits until I'm downloading a torrent just to do it

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Linux can read over a 100 different types of file systems. Windows is limited to its own two file systems. Well most general users may not care about this but its extremely useful is you are working in a mixed environment or you need to extract some data from a hard drive formatted on another computer.
False, while its true that vanilla windows can't read ext, there is a 3rd party program called ext2fsd that provides full read and write access for ext2 and 3, fyi vanilla linux can't read NTFS, and even when you install/configure ntfs-3g you have to command line force it to mount every time you restart.

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Linux has less bugs than commercial software, this is one of the main reasons for its stability.
Thats assuming that the program will actually run first

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Linux has games too! there are some really nice games which many of the Linux distributions bundle. You may not have all the games in the world but you definitely have a huge collection of free games.
That "huge collection" is 95% clones of flash games you can play on the web for free, but with penguins added in where applicable, and the other 5% is made up of clones or ports of Windows games that nobody played anymore.

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No annoying messages like Vista keeps telling you that xyz application is trying to access your system. Either the user will always click allow or will confused.
Well you can disable that in 10 clicks and a reboot on Vista, but I do hate Vista too. Although Linux has an equally retarded system, except that you actually have to enter in a password and it saves it for a while so you don't have to re-enter the password, which is kinda nice.

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# File system scalability, while NTFS file system can scale upto 16TB, XFS on Linux can scale upto a million TB! yes that bigger than what you would ever need.
Please direct me to a non server motherboard with 16 sata ports please.

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Processor scalability: Linux can scale to 1024 processors on a single computer! Windows can’t even claim to come anywhere near that number.
Again, please show me your magical penguin shaped 1024 core processor. People seem to be doing this more and more these days, "zomg we have native quad, dx 10.1, and gddr4 look at us!"
When a company released a 1024 core processor you can be damn sure that Windows will support it.


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post #18 of 40
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This isn't another linux fanboy post, i still use vista because i prefer it sometimes. I just hope that this will open some eyes. there are many good reasons on why to switch or add linux and this is nice because its different form the redundant "linux is just better" threads. so please look over.

http://cityblogger.com/archives/2007...r-than-windows


but take note of #21:
"Did you know that in Windows, there is built in back-door entry so US government can see you data as and when they like? Yes the US NSA has the key build into every copy of Windows."

further reading/proof can be found here:
http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/5/5263/1.html
That advapi.dll file that has the supposed backdoor isn't where they said it was in my Vista Ultimate x86. Removed?

Edit: There is an advapi32.dll in C:\\Windows\\System32\\
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Yeah... I was reading this... I take back my statement. This is mostly opinionated. Plus, what happened to #54 onward?
    
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Please direct me to a non server motherboard with 16 sata ports please.
And why the hell would someone make one giant 16TB partition.
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