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Re: "any Linux app worth having is always on Ubuntu."

not too sure that this will continue, there have been numbers of coders leaving the Ubuntu project since the 'spyware' deal happened......

Thing is that Debian packages generally worked in Ubuntu, but this is now diverging.

We will have to see, but the Suse/Microsoft deal a few years ago is a good indicator I think.

Apology for going a bit off topic; but if changing to a Linux distribution instead of M$ XP, then it is sort of relevant in choosing a suitable distribution

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Originally posted by audiomik audiomik wrote:



Apology for going a bit off topic; but if changing to a Linux distribution instead of M$ XP, then it is sort of relevant in choosing a suitable distribution

Mik

Guess we should fire up a "Linux distro" , topic.

But for many technically enabled, "Non hardcore gamer" types, Linux is perfect replacement for XP.
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Anyone notice  an improvement with their 'damaged' systems overnight? I checked my machine this morning and MsMpEng was hammering away, and had been all night - and my machine appears at first glance to have been cured. Before I turn to religion and claim it's a miracle, I would rather believe that MS released an emergency update overnight to fix the problems that had beset so many peoples' machines  after the Tuesday patch.
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for myself a PC/Computer is a tool. I do not make my own Spanners/Screwdrivers etc so having to do too much to them is not my idea of utilising a "tool" same as I do not make or adapt my Micrometers. I do Electronic Eng but no very little of Software so Linux does not work for me and do not wish to learn either that is what PC Techs are for XP once it works is fine sod the updates if it bums out just scratch it Zap it start again anything crucial is on bakups so do not care
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...you say that but if your "tool" wasnt made well in the 1st place the least the manufacturer sould do is give you the "updated" version of said tool... as you paid for it to be fully working in the 1st place!

either way pc/laptops are "cheap".... if its broke, buy a new one.
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I have never bought a Desktop always "Build" them all you need is a Screwdriver. I buy Laptops, sometimes "Bare bones" But as for OS just latest SP no more updates. I have no idea if I do the right thing here but I get no issues I can detect.
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Originally posted by levyte357- levyte357- wrote:

Originally posted by audiomik audiomik wrote:



Apology for going a bit off topic; but if changing to a Linux distribution instead of M$ XP, then it is sort of relevant in choosing a suitable distribution

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Guess we should fire up a "Linux distro" , topic.

But for many technically enabled, "Non hardcore gamer" types, Linux is perfect replacement for XP.

I'd use Mint, unless you have serious reason not to, it is the goto Linux Desktop...Smile

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Originally posted by shagnasty shagnasty wrote:

Originally posted by levyte357- levyte357- wrote:

Originally posted by audiomik audiomik wrote:



Apology for going a bit off topic; but if changing to a Linux distribution instead of M$ XP, then it is sort of relevant in choosing a suitable distribution

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Guess we should fire up a "Linux distro" , topic.

But for many technically enabled, "Non hardcore gamer" types, Linux is perfect replacement for XP.

I'd use Mint, unless you have serious reason not to, it is the goto Linux Desktop...Smile



Used to think that, till I started at my current work place... 

MiNT is just Ubuntu with different boxers and suit.LOL

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Originally posted by shagnasty shagnasty wrote:


I'd use Mint, unless you have serious reason not to, it is the goto Linux Desktop...Smile


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If you have no clue about Linux and just want it to work, Mint is a great option.

IMHO the moment you use X Linux is useless and you should use windows, but my computing needs are  a lot more defined than most.

But for a very functional, zero grief install Mint rocks...



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Originally posted by soundchippy soundchippy wrote:

Originally posted by shagnasty shagnasty wrote:


I'd use Mint, unless you have serious reason not to, it is the goto Linux Desktop...Smile


Why?

Because is it in mentality well supported and very functional, the "windows" like skinned on X makes the transition from a windows box child's play and it has Office and few goodies embedded in the build.

To my mind Linux is shell, the moment you use a GUI you have missed the point, X is never gonna be skinned as well as Win7 but does work.

In the context of this thread, Mint is a VERY good option.


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With this XP not being suported anymore, can anyone tell help will happen? 

got a wireless router that used for a i-pad (miss'is) and my sons x-box too , will it effect these units,

sorry to keep repeeting my-self too know too much about computor stuff...

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