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There was a free 120 day trial of XP x64. I used it for a while and it was OK.
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which one should i get
Ubuntu is the current favorite of mine and is probably the most popular. You can even buy Dell machines with Ubuntu preinstalled now.
 
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"Windows" and "Free" are two words of the English language that refuse to co-operate. They automatically repel each other, as two electrons will do as they come into contact with each other.

Get Ubuntu 7.10. Never used OpenSUSE, but it always seemed like a bad pronunciation of "open source" to me, so I never bothered.
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"Windows" and "Free" are two words of the English language that refuse to co-operate. They automatically repel each other, as two electrons will do as they come into contact with each other.

Get Ubuntu 7.10. Never used OpenSUSE, but it always seemed like a bad pronunciation of "open source" to me, so I never bothered.
The why do I have 2 free version of Vista on the way?
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I like PCLinuxOS. Everything works out of the box (except Fn laptop keys and ACPI).
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The why do I have 2 free version of Vista on the way?
We, the engineers, know that there is no free lunch.

You did something to get those keys, like let m$ snoop on you for 3 months
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I am running Ubuntu 7.10 right now and love it - great alternative to Windows.
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which one should i get
If you are a "Programmer" like you list yourself you would know ALL about operating systems, and also I noticed a HUGE LIE in your system specs that you are running Windows 7 beta , bud, Windows 7 is not out for beta...it is not even out as alpha. Man I can't STAND people who lie, cheat or steal....
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post #19 of 29
pcbsd.org

PC-BSD, Ubuntu, or Linux Mint.

PC-BSD is really awesome though. Based on the superior BSD operating system, and has one-click install files. Not that Ubuntu doesn't have that as well.

BSD ftw
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If you are a "Programmer" like you list yourself you would know ALL about operating systems, and also I noticed a HUGE LIE in your system specs that you are running Windows 7 beta , bud, Windows 7 is not out for beta...it is not even out as alpha. Man I can't STAND people who lie, cheat or steal....
heh, you gotta love the Dell board in that build also!
but take it easy on him, i'm still running a 386 and just put that nice quad machine in my sig to feel good about myself!
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