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Originally Posted by Dillard13 View Post
I'd use Linux, but I always here about problems setting it up and stuff, and Windows gives me enough problems as it is...
Download a live CD and give it a go without installing.

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Windows is fully customizable too
Not to the same level as Linux. I can't make a patch for a 10 year-old worm that can still infect Vista myself...
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post #22 of 26
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Windows is fully customizable too, it's just a little harder I guess to change a couple of things, so all of what you said applies to Windows except of course: the pricetag!
Good read however!

and the legal issues surrounding it...lol.
    
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Download a live CD and give it a go without installing.
A what?
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post #24 of 26
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A what?
Live CD or Live DVD. An operating system contained entirely within a optical disc. (Basically, it never touches your hard drive)
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post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
That's pretty selfish man, seriously you put it on just to spite other people in your household?

I have no problem with anyone going on my PC if they don't download random crap and fill my PC with junk.

I have no idea why you would be so protective over a piece of equipment.
Maybe there is more than one computer in the household? I see nothing wrong with not wanting people to go on your computer all the time. Maybe every once in awhile, otherwise it gets very annoying.

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Originally Posted by Dillard13 View Post
I'd use Linux, but I always here about problems setting it up and stuff, and Windows gives me enough problems as it is...
As already stated try a Live CD. I had problems getting Linux setup at first but I slowly stuck with and now I have a nice stable system and have no troubles at all.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
Well I find trying to run a program and having it quit mysteriously without any hint of what went wrong worse than at least an acknowledgment that something went wrong. Even if its just "An error has occured", its still better than trying to figure out if its still opening or it crashed. The best thing would be maybe to open up a new terminal displaying the error message.
Linux does that sometimes... Sometimes I try to open a program, and nothing happens. The program doesn't open up, but neither does an error message. Although this is always remedied by trying again, I find it weird. It only happens sometimes, though.

Running the program in a terminal would show its output, and you could diagnose the problem there.

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Originally Posted by Emmanuel View Post
Windows is fully customizable too
As a joke?

The best you can do with windows is mask it and bog it down with 3rd party software to get it to do what you want.

I don't think you can argue with that.
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