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mhgjewel

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after loosing my mind with microsoft virus i downloaded linux. wow life is great. linux is on a lot of notebooks that are sold.
 
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Well I guess it technically could be used but why pay more to do something you can do on a PC?
I have a 4 year old Toshiba laptop (Celeron 1.35, 1 gig of memory, 80 gig hard drive) and a guy at work jaw dropped when he saw it working. (He just spent a boatload of cash on a new Apple laptop).
If:
1) money is no problem (Apple)
2) you are a gamer (PC)
3) you only use the computer for basic stuff like email, web surfing and maybe basic drawing/photoshop (Linux)
 

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Well I guess it technically could be used but why pay more to do something you can do on a PC?
I have a 4 year old Toshiba laptop (Celeron 1.35, 1 gig of memory, 80 gig hard drive) and a guy at work jaw dropped when he saw it working. (He just spent a boatload of cash on a new Apple laptop).
If:
1) money is no problem (Apple)
2) you are a gamer (PC)
3) you only use the computer for basic stuff like email, web surfing and maybe basic drawing/photoshop (Linux)
It's not really i think i use
all this SO and linux it's not the most simple to use,maybe it' the most complicated because you need know unix for a lot of operations and installs.
 
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It's not really i think i use
all this SO and linux it's not the most simple to use,maybe it' the most complicated because you need know unix for a lot of operations and installs.
Sorry but I am not sure I understand your phrasing. :confused:

The last part I get, I think.
Maybe it was true of Linux many years ago but not anymore.
I've been using Ubuntu for a year and I have absolutely no idea about unix.
Just download and burn to CD Ubuntu and you can boot up from it and see what it is like.

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
 

mhgjewel

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it is very easy to cross over from pc to linux. i have run apples they are nice to. my next major computer purchase will probably be a apple only because my cad program only runs with pc and mac. but for my house and with kids that download everything under the sun, i really like linux, and the best part is my wife is not calling me all day long to tell me the computer is crashing and she cant check her email.
 
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1) money is no problem (Apple)
2) you are a gamer (PC)
3) you only use the computer for basic stuff like email, web surfing and maybe basic drawing/photoshop (Linux)
Very true ...

I might append #1 by adding that the Mac is great if you have absolutely no idea how it works and don't care.

#2 if you're a gamer and enjoy wiping your drive clean & re-installing Windoze every 6 months.

#3 Run Linux if you despise Microsoft products and want complete control of your system.

Linux really shines as a server OS. Once it is configured, it'll run for months hosting web, e-mail, VPN, firewall and Windows file sharing. I've had Red Hat servers run without interruption for over a year.
 

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