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[–] Freeflyin 3 points 34 points (+37|-3) ago 

In other news, Linux Mint 17.3 just came out. Though you wouldn't know it unless you checked (or the requisite linux fanboy tells you) because they don't do this retarded bullshit.

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[–] 3503713 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Mint 17.3 also added window thumbnail views to solidify their UI likeness to Windows 7. It couldn't be an easier time for Windows refugees to transfer.

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

Sadly, 99% of work computers require MS Office or MS Access - and to use with Linux usually requires buying a Windows license anyways.

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

Can I run IA and PSD with Linux?

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[–] Freeflyin 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Sure, I used to do it. Then I kicked Adobe to the curb because I don't support companies that refuse to support Linux.

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

Not the most recent versions. So if you have paying customers who require delivery of adobe files, Linux won't solve your problem. Arguably, neither will MacOS X. Because many third-party plugins are only release for Windows.

In this situation, I think your best bet would be to run Windows in a virtual box and quarantine network access.

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

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[–] Chaotix 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

Any company that is this forceful with their product makes me completely terrified. Sure, Windows 10 is a good OS and all (minus the spyware), but to push this onto people is comparable to a street thug pushing crack onto unsuspecting passer-bys.

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[–] geovoat 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago 

DO you not know microsoft's whole history is forcing computer sellers to include Windows on every machine? Its what they were convicted for!

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[–] LardOn4Bacon 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Sadly times changed and that won't happen again.

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

Its what they were convicted for!

Sort of... Microsoft was found liable (anti-trust matter) in the EU for its shipping of IE with its OS.

We really need laws against licensing an OS by how many computers an OEM makes so that OEMs only have to pay for whatever computers actually include Windows.

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

They also got in trouble in Europe for forcing IE and Windows Media player on people.

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[–] Loumedia 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I like how they put, "Windows 10, free for a limited time!"

Yeah right, fuckheads. We know you are colluding with the shadow gov. Eat ten dicks!

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[–] arrggg 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

There are a ton of updates and services to avoid now, this guy on voat created an open source script that will uninstall and block them.

Script for Win 7/8 to block all telemetry updates and Windows 10 upgrade components

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

You're the man! Thanks for all the work on it.

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

Big ups, @atko can we pin this?

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

Do you really think Microsoft cares if you old pc can run it or not?

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

Don't verify you edition of windows.

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

I'm glad this script exists, but it seems to me to strike a blow at the notion that Windows is easier to maintain than Linux.

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[–] BobBelcher 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Keep digging Microsoft, keep digging.

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[–] skidmark-steve 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

More secure, my butt. By default, it sends every keystroke to Bing that you type in the start menu. Hint: If I wanted to search the web, I would open a web browser. Then there's the creepy forced-collection of data that you can't turn off and the updates that get installed whether you like it or not, unless you pay for an Enterprise version.

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[–] goodluvin 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Reject? I just close the box.
Hint: Upper right corner [x]

I do this about 20 times a day. Fucking hate is real.

Upside: My patience is getting a workout and getting very strong.

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[–] Voater69 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thank you.

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

Great advice, thank you! Very easy :)

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

Do I have to do a clean install and then block updates?

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

My laptop is stuck in and endless loop of trying to force the update and then the update getting an error code. Screw you microsoft. I'm going to linux.

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[–] 3dk 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

To get you started, here's a guide on how to dual Boot Linux Mint from windows 8. You can delete windows later, if you want, after transferring your files.

Your computer will boot straight to windows 8 after installing Mint, don't worry, you just have to change your boot order.

Read the user intro before installing, if you don't want to be completely clueless about what Mint is.

I switched a couple weeks ago and surprisingly for the most part, everything just works.

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

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

Genuine kek

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