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originally posted by: Rikku
Say goodbye to viruses and spyware.. and Big Brother Microsoft.
I don't see any reason to use Linux other than some nerdish bragging rights.
nobody gets virus' anymore, and nobody is spying on you.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: rigel4
I've had Win10 on a mid-range laptop for two years and haven't had any problems. Nearly everything in the settings is switched off and there's nothing at all intruding on how I want the laptop to behave.
Ubuntu was my main OS for a while (Jackalope to Ringtail) and I enjoyed it for the most part. The off-putting final straw was having to search for an apt-get for something really minor. IIRC it was something like an MKV file player...not sure.
People who love Ubuntu are like, "Hmmmm I need an apt-get. Great! I'll do it right away!" People who don't want to do that are like, "Ahhh f***, I need an apt-get. Dammit. I'll have to go and find it!!"
Win10 and Ubuntu have their own problems and it's personal preference which wins the day. Whatever...I'll burn the latest live disc and see if it suits later this week.
originally posted by: DigginFoTroof
For those that don't know you can install Windows (any version) inside of Linux by running a virtual machine. It basically runs Windows as a program within Linux, so you have a program window called "Windows 7 machine", or whatever, and inside that window is everything that would be on a normal windows machine - all the programs you could want to install and run.
Virtual machines have so many advantages, especially when using Windows OS because it makes creating backups so easy and rolling back systems to before a problem happened.