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[–] srayzie [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Well damn, I’m just finding out all kinds of news today. 🙄

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[–] valk2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The most accurate statement about Windows I have read on here to date.

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[–] valk2 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Same with AMD Chips. They both have the same back doors, just different names.

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[–] WhiteSurvivalist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Any alternatives?

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[–] equilibrium 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Windows 7 will be the last windows I have. Linux from now on.

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[–] Drain0 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yet another reason I've used some iteration of Linux since 94 on my personal computers. Mint is probably the most user friendly version currently. They are about to release Linux Mint 19, "Tara", in a few months. You can read about that here

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[–] justsayingmayne 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You seem like you're knowledgeable on the subject-

what linux distro would you recommend for a developer? I guess mint would work just as well as any other, right?

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[–] elitch2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

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[–] Drain0 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well I guess it all depends on what kind of developer you are... That's a pretty broad question to be honest. Debian is the "Mother" of so many distributions out there... (Ubuntu, Mint, Kali, Tails, etc... )

Gentoo is great if you're a Linux guru.

Arch is another that is for people who like complete control.

CentOS is good for enterprise development.

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[–] BasketballJones 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

i have tried to make a bootable linux cd to run on my windows computers and I never had any luck. Is there a place to download something like an ISO image file that can be put on a disk that will run properly? Or maybe a place to buy a disk that will run right out of the box?

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[–] Drain0 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Best bet is to create a bootable usb thumb drive... I like using Rufus.

TAILS is an awesome bootable OS that doesn't leave a trace after you're done.

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[–] slwsnowman40 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Are you burning the ISO as a bootable image to the disk or just the file to the disk?

I've had great luck using imgBurn - http://imgburn.com/. In my opinion, it can't get any easier than that.

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[–] 2nddammit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://mxlinux.org/download-links

This distro has been working really well for me. Burn the ISO and you have a live DVD that will let you try it out.

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[–] Scablifter 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

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[–] Not-A-Zionist-I 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Linux FTW

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[–] ZenAtheist 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

You know what the Linux Terms of Use say?

Nothing. There isn't one. It's free and open-source.

No one and no corporation gathers your data. You can even install it and easily encrypt the whole drive.

And it's faster. Waaaaay faster. Holy shit.

The only downsides are that you can't get all the top-level games on Linux, so if you want to play them all, then you're kinda stuck with Windows. Other than that, there are some business uses and programs that only run on Windows. There's no other reason to stay on Windows.

If you're new, I'd recommend trying Solus. It's really easy to use and rock solid. I leave it running for weeks and it never crashes and never slows down.

If you're already into Linux, or want to try something a bit more cutting-edge but with a slightly more difficult learning curve - try MX. Man I love that distro. It's fast as fuck, and you can even run it off a USB key with session persistence.

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[–] srayzie [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

All I’ve ever known is Windows. I guess I better look into Linux. This sucks. I’m so sick of these corrupt companies closing in on us!

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[–] valk2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I would have at least one PC with Linux. While you can game on linux you can't play every game. I have a windows 8.1 box for gaming. Linux for secure/file storage/ Media Center functions.

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[–] srayzie [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well I’ve been doing everything from an IPad for a couple of years. My husband got a new laptop for work so he gave me his old one. That’s all I have. But I don’t game.

I don’t know about Linux or all that tech stuff. I’ll just go read about it and figure it out. This sucks.

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[–] vastrightwing 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The easy fix is avoid using Microsoft products. Fortunately there are many viable alternatives. In practice, they can only enforce cloud services. I personally don't use the cloud from anyone.

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[–] AndrewBlazeIt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

With that faggot penguin?

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