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Originally posted by Prot0n
I can't program at all. Been using Linux quite sometime now. Never had a problem installing software. It's even easier today then it used to be! Just download whatever you want with synaptic or adept
Got sick of windows crashing all the time,
Originally posted by LAES YVAN
Even though, they dont realize the biggest insecurity of Linux is the fact it is open source. When every hacker in the world knows exactly how your operating system works, it makes it a lot easier for them to take control. With Windows, the source is hidden, and a big secret, that means most hackers only have limited ways and limited knowledge of how to take control of the computer.
Originally posted by MrPenny
Crackers will get into your linux system slicker than sh**. The source code is open source. You will truly never know if they've been there.
Originally posted by ufia
Do you trust the developer enough to give him your personal info, your passwords, bank account number, social security number, etc... Then what makes you think that giving that same info to his software is more trustable, mystical magic?
At least with open source you are able to discover easily if the software has a backdoor sending your personal info to a tier without your consent. With closed source you can only hope it does not.
[edit on 24/6/2006 by Mirthful Me]
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Just download the Ubuntu LiveCD and test Ubuntu without changing anything on your computer. If you want to keep Ubuntu permanently, there is an easy installer right on the LiveCD. Or you can order a few CDs for no cost from shipit.
Originally posted by psyopswatcher
M$ is getting ready to ditch support for W98, and that's the only OS I've ever run on this machine. So when Ubuntu sends out FREE linux, we ordered some as a backup plan.