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[–] Hayashimo 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I switched a few months ago, and it was one of the best things I've ever done computer wise.

I won't lie and say it was a flawless transition or that there haven't been problems with Mint, but overall I'd definitely consider it better than anything Windows can offer nowadays.

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[–] SpecialtyPizza 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

Yep, fuck micro$oft. Not going back to windows.

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[–] jokersmild 4 points 9 points (+13|-4) ago 

Current releases of Linux Mint are infected with systemd.

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

Agree with this an all it implies but it's still better than Windows.

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[–] k_digi 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Damn i clicked open the inevitable 50 replies that were going to {have} to be variants of "sysD isn't a backdoor it's fine"


The helpful people from the INTERNET informed be about Devuan which turns out to be a 'int' (non SysD) fork of Debian basically.

i'm not saying it's 'secure' by any fairytale but it's not sysD and you can switch / load Debian Repositories i.e .deb binaries.

so it's basically 'xubuntu' without SysD. (the ubuntu versions that use to work kind of properly) (oh if you want to run and test it the pass is 'toor' or 'Toor' for the live versions)

  • Void runs RPM (and thier own packet manager xbps) and is great if you are a little more advanced.

  • PClinuxOs is a great general use also.

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[–] Br0sephusMaximus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Honestly, the vast majority of Linux distros are a better option. Personally, I prefer Fedora for the documentation available.

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[–] oftotc 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

And stop deleting my personally recorded .wav and .mp3 files because you couldn't find DRM info for them when you connected to the Internet and checked to see if i had "stolen" any media! FUCKERS!!!

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

Wow fuck that, it is almost like they want Windows 10 to fail.

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

wait, what?

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[–] oftotc 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I record stuff with MuseScore and Audacity. If I leave those files on my HDD, Windows deletes them after a few days. Same goes for any .mp3 conversions from YT or whatever even if it's not protected material. I keep them somewhere else now.

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

Lolwut? It actually does that?!

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

What the fuck???

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[–] skidmark-steve [S] 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago  (edited ago)

We warned people that these things would happen. But they didn't listen. Windows 10 was "free" for a reason. And even if you clicked the red X for nearly a year to make it go away, it was still "free" whether you wanted it or not. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DChm2CpWr0U

And what's worse is, the more that people tolerate this shit, the worse it will continue to get.

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[–] sir_andy_of_bad 1 points 29 points (+30|-1) ago 

I work as a network admin. All of our workstations require domain access. Windows 7 started asking if we'd like to update, we had to go to each individual workstation and click no. Eventually one night the notification timed down and when we got there in the morning every single fucking workstation (hundreds) had "updated" to 10. Guess what? The nominal version of 10 that it updates to does not allow domain access. You have to have a license for pro or enterprise. Fucking Microsoft, took about an entire week to re-image all of them, since the downgrade would corrupt most of the VMs that are required where I work. So we had to back alllll that shit up and image. Windows 10, as you stated, is "free" for a reason. The info they harvest is far more valuable to them than the nominal payment they'd get if it required it.

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[–] MichaelObamasPenis 4 points 3 points (+7|-4) ago 

Using Microshit on a large network is asking for it.

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[–] v8rumble 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Why are you bad at admin? They gave out all kinds of ways to keep that from happening. I still have several Windows 7 machines on our network for specific tasks, we turned off the update notification and that went away. Were your windows 7 machines Win7 Home? Cause it upgrades to the licenses level that it had before. You really need to investigate the tools to properly manage a network if you were walking around to "hundreds" of workstations and clicking "no" on the upgrade.

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[–] 11931099 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

And they downloaded it to millions of computers without any warning or permission. All 6 Gb of it.

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[–] Br0sephusMaximus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If you aren't paying for a product, you ARE the product

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

It's an allegory for government.

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[–] strange_69 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

LOL, your computer???? LOL Silly sheep.

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[–] Master_Foo 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

Here's what happened, dude. You invited Microsoft into your house and Microsoft spit on your carpet. The solution isn't to tell Microsoft not to spit on your carpet, because it's clear from the fact that Microsoft already did it that Microsoft doesn't respect you in the first place.

The solution is to kick Microsoft out of your house by the most drastic means possible. Format all of your computers and install an OS which respects you and your property.

If you continue to allow Windows on your machine, you are admitting to being a beta cuck and you get exactly what you deserve.

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[–] Br0sephusMaximus 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

While I agree completely, the everyday user is sadly not willing to put in the time and effort to become familiar with anything better (Linux). That is a problem with us as a society that Microsoft is exploiting. That being said, kicking Microsoft out of my household was a glorious day.

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

While you're correct on all counts, average IQ is a bitch.

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[–] vastrightwing 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

Asking Microsoft to stop installing crapware on our PCs is like asking Nigerians to stop emailing us letters.

Windows is malware.

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[–] notYOURfriend 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

The best windows was 2000. Stable, no fluff, no fancy animation effects, enough DirectX to allow gaming with normal games (no physics engines or other stupid shit). What happened? People fell in love with fluffy Windows XP, games were restricting themselves to a DirectX version only available for WinXP and so Win2k died, unfortunately.

Now, during the few times I build machines for friends, if they're not gaming, I'll suggest a nice Linux Mint Mate install. If they absoltely have to have a form of Windows due to some obscure native program or other, I'll install Win7 for them in a VM, but with all updates and stupid animations switched off. Never had a complaint yet.

If you use Win10 willingly you either know no better or want to be treated like shit. Either way, you'll end up treated like shit.

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[–] MichaelObamasPenis 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Didn't they get sued for this kind of shit already?

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