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hey, i have just been looking on www.linux.org and it looks and sounds much more impressive than microsoft windows!
it shows how much more controll you can have in linux.
i am just wondering, what are your oppinions on linux?
thanks
-Sin100
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Linux is fun for like...a day. It's too hard if you're not a sooper linux nerd. I'd go with SuSE for my first distro as i've found it to be the easiest.
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Linux is a more hands on OS and is much more customizable to what YOU want. Windows is for the person who just wants to use a computer and fiddle around with it.
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IMO there is no point in using Linux other then to be able to say "I use Linux!". Well, I take that back: Linux is a great server OS, but for desktop/workstation use, Windows is better. Name one thing you can do on a Linux desktop that you cant do better/easyer on a Windows system.
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I say if you got 2 hard drives then load them both up or even if you just got 1 then duel boot them...That way you can run both...
If you plan on doing any gaming then go with Windows...If you really want to learn a computer well...Run Linux...I run both...
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Have you never wanted to try somthng different though? i mean it is virtually guaranteed you will get ms windows on a pre-bulit comp considering microsoft have a sort of illigal monopoly going on! i just thort it would be nice to try somthing different and i was asking for oppinions on is it just as good and reliable as windows?
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i was asking for oppinions on is it just as good and reliable as windows?
Yes it is, its a great OS... I suggest you try some Live distros first... have a look at http://www.linuxlinks.com/Distributions/LiveCD/ and http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php ... burn a few of them and play around at first... after you get comfortable with a distro and learn your way around, you can install one on your hard drive
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Dual boot one and if you have some extra hard drive space partition it to fat32 and you can share the media files between them. plus there is lots of free software for it. you should give it a chance.
    
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Have you never wanted to try somthng different though? i mean it is virtually guaranteed you will get ms windows on a pre-bulit comp considering microsoft have a sort of illigal monopoly going on! i just thort it would be nice to try somthing different and i was asking for oppinions on is it just as good and reliable as windows?
Well if you are looking for reliability then Any Linux Distro will be more reliable then windows...That is why the internet is based off of linux and not Windows because Linux is FAR more Stable then Windows...
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