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Old 08-19-2015, 05:48 PM   #1
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Decided to give it a try on a 2nd pc I have doing nothing and it reminds me of Win3.11fwg only not as evolved.

Sure it's free but in this case you definitely get what you pay for.
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I miss windows XP, hell, I miss windows 95.

Never tried Linex :/
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Decided to give it a try on a 2nd pc I have doing nothing and it reminds me of Win3.11fwg only not as evolved.

Sure it's free but in this case you definitely get what you pay for.
Well what distribution did you try?
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Well what distribution did you try?
The latest Ubuntu. 14.04.3


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Oh... yeah, Ubuntu is boring as hell. I use Fedora and Mint.
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I see Ubuntu as an OS for people who really don't know much of anything about computers but need to use something to get stuff done
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I have been in, around, under, and on top of computers since I was 16, networking is a non issue for me as well. So what version would you recommend for an advanced user? I like getting under the hood so to speak.
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Well every Linux flavor is file-based so you can get under the hood any way you want, but if you're looking for one that's not "ready to go" immediately so you can have some room to play, stay away from Ubuntu (n00buntu). I like Fedora for that reason because it comes pretty well established but you still have to customize it to your liking. If you want to go REALLY barebones ground-up type but still have a GUI, check out Slackware.
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Well every Linux flavor is file-based so you can get under the hood any way you want, but if you're looking for one that's not "ready to go" immediately so you can have some room to play, stay away from Ubuntu (n00buntu). I like Fedora for that reason because it comes pretty well established but you still have to customize it to your liking. If you want to go REALLY barebones ground-up type but still have a GUI, check out Slackware.
Sounds good thanks. I like to run oracle vmbox so I can get a feel for the different systems and right off the bat Ubuntu reminded me sort of like an iPhone compared to Android or early windows.

Useless trivia: Android is Linux on smart phones, a lot of people don't know that, would be great if I could get Android to load up on the pc.
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I run the same thing, actually. That's how I realized I didn't like Ubuntu :-)

Linux distributions are built to do a lot with a little, so I know that Mac and Windows OSs are designed to "pretty" and have all these animations and graphics, but that's part of what makes them demand all these higher-powered machines to run. Meanwhile, nearly any Linux flavor can breathe life back into even 15-year-old stock machines and work perfectly.
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