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    Windows 10 unveiled: All the new features and changes from Windows 8

    Windows 8 Sucks


    http://www.extremetech.com/computing...we-know-so-far

    The Start menu returns. After a few years of claiming that the Metro-style Start screen was just as good for mouse-and-keyboard use as touchscreen use, Microsoft has finally backed down. Windows 10 will have a Start menu on the Desktop; the left side will look a lot like the standard Windows 7 Start menu, but the right side will have the option of being populated with Metro-style live tiles. The left side of the menu will adopt a new Metro-like look, too — though you may be able to configure it to look like the good ol’ Windows 7 Start menu.
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    Windows 9 must have really been a dog. Skip right over it and go straight to 10.

    Ya just gotta love it. If you are ultimately going to sell a bazillion copies no matter what, how good and bug free does it really need to be? The countdown to the new second service pack now begins.

    Microsoft has recently gotten pretty rude about getting me off my beloved Windows XP Pro and pushing the upgrade to Windows 8.

    Well now that sure ain't gonna happen.

    Google, Windows 10 link bomb, INCOMING: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...23.I0OvrSpc6fE
    Last edited by Ronin Truth; 09-30-2014 at 11:32 PM.

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    $#@! MS. 8.1 is painful enough as it is. They're going to lose me to Linnux at this rate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    $#@! MS. 8.1 is painful enough as it is. They're going to lose me to Linnux at this rate.
    I think I've heard of that. Does Facebook work on Linux?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bxm042 View Post
    I think I've heard of that. Does Facebook work on Linux?
    It does when I open it in a Linux browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bxm042 View Post
    I think I've heard of that. Does Facebook work on Linux?
    Yes. Just about everything works on Linux. New laptops are a pain to dual boot under Linux but after trial and error I figured out how to do that too.
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    Now with 25% more NSA for free!




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    As far as Windows goes...I'm sticking with 7 for many more years. It's the best thing they've ever done. No reason to switch.

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    8 years no windoze and counting

    linux ftw

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    Quote Originally Posted by presence View Post
    8 years no windoze and counting

    linux ftw
    41 years no winblows and counting.

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    Is this microsofts way of getting around the "every other OS" wisdom when coming to using their OS? If so, they got it wrong.
    Windows 9 was suppose to be the good one. Windows 10 was the one you were suppose to skip.
    I don't know what to do now... I guess I'll play around with Steam OS until this numbering system gets figured out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pessimist View Post
    As far as Windows goes...I'm sticking with 7 for many more years. It's the best thing they've ever done. No reason to switch.
    As long as you are at least SP1, you have security update support until April 2020.
    I'd suggest running it in a VM environment or Deepfreeze it and douche once a month.
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    also heard rumors that windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade for people currently suffering from previous windows experiences. no kidding.
    rewritten history with armies of their crooks - invented memories, did burn all the books... Mark Knopfler

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    Quote Originally Posted by presence View Post
    8 years no windoze and counting

    linux ftw
    What distro?

    I'm a gentoo guy but I dig arch too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torchbearer View Post
    As long as you are at least SP1, you have security update support until April 2020.
    I'd suggest running it in a VM environment or Deepfreeze it and douche once a month.
    I use my own custom version of Windows- I strip all the bloat and garbage and most native apps before making my own ISO

    I have never used windows update, it is not even on my system. I don't use anti-virus/malware protection, etc. My setup is highly idiosyncratic.



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    I am a former gamer- I have never been anti-Windows for that reason. I love Windows 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyFreedom View Post
    It does when I open it in a Linux browser.
    Is it true Linnux can be run from a CD? I would like to try it when mine gets back from teh shop. Link to a tutorial if you have a moment too, plz. Thnx. ~hugs~
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
    Hear/buy my music here "government is the enemy of liberty"-RP Support me on Patreon here Ephesians 6:12

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    Is it true Linnux can be run from a CD? I would like to try it when mine gets back from teh shop. Link to a tutorial if you have a moment too, plz. Thnx. ~hugs~

    Yes, you can run distros from a Live CD. In fact you can make your own.

    If you're a novice, I would recommend linux mint or ubuntu. Do you have any experience burning an ISO?

    EDIT: do you have a flash drive? That would probably be your best option.
    Last edited by pessimist; 10-04-2014 at 09:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    Is it true Linnux can be run from a CD? I would like to try it when mine gets back from teh shop. Link to a tutorial if you have a moment too, plz. Thnx. ~hugs~
    Well first of all, I've seen you talk about Linux several times, and you always spell it "Linnux"

    I don't know what Linnux is (maybe a residential HVAC company?), but Linux is a computer operating system.

    And yes, Linux can be run from a live CD or a thumb drive. The thumb drive, IMHO is a better option than the live CD.

    My alternate is not Linux, it is NetBSD, which is likewise POSIX-Compliant, but it is not Linux. If you are looking for a Linux distro and instructions for it, you will probably do better asking someone else. Having only ever poked around at Linux, I am not in a position to recommend one distro over another. I do know that Ubuntu Linux is the most user friendly, but apparently it ships with some kind of spyware (which, for the record, you can apparently turn off), which makes me refrain from recommending it to anybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyFreedom View Post
    It does when I open it in a Linux browser.
    ^^ I said it this way even though I use NetBSD, because the browsers are essentially identical, and I felt no need to add extra confusion at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyFreedom View Post
    Well first of all, I've seen you talk about Linux several times, and you always spell it "Linnux"

    I don't know what Linnux is (maybe a residential HVAC company?), but Linux is a computer operating system.

    And yes, Linux can be run from a live CD or a thumb drive. The thumb drive, IMHO is a better option than the live CD.

    My alternate is not Linux, it is NetBSD, which is likewise POSIX-Compliant, but it is not Linux. If you are looking for a Linux distro and instructions for it, you will probably do better asking someone else. Having only ever poked around at Linux, I am not in a position to recommend one distro over another. I do know that Ubuntu Linux is the most user friendly, but apparently it ships with some kind of spyware (which, for the record, you can apparently turn off), which makes me refrain from recommending it to anybody.
    I ran mint in a VM a few years ago, it was very user-friendly. I would recommend that over ubuntu (which I never used or tested but apparently it's the most popular and user friendly distro)

    And I agree about installing on a flash drive rather than running from a live cd.

    For those interested: http://www.linuxmint.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyFreedom View Post
    Well first of all, I've seen you talk about Linux several times, and you always spell it "Linnux"

    I don't know what Linnux is (maybe a residential HVAC company?), but Linux is a computer operating system.

    And yes, Linux can be run from a live CD or a thumb drive. The thumb drive, IMHO is a better option than the live CD.

    My alternate is not Linux, it is NetBSD, which is likewise POSIX-Compliant, but it is not Linux. If you are looking for a Linux distro and instructions for it, you will probably do better asking someone else. Having only ever poked around at Linux, I am not in a position to recommend one distro over another. I do know that Ubuntu Linux is the most user friendly, but apparently it ships with some kind of spyware (which, for the record, you can apparently turn off), which makes me refrain from recommending it to anybody.
    Just a typo, comrade. Sorry. ~hugs~
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
    Hear/buy my music here "government is the enemy of liberty"-RP Support me on Patreon here Ephesians 6:12

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    Quote Originally Posted by pessimist View Post
    Yes, you can run distros from a Live CD. In fact you can make your own.

    If you're a novice, I would recommend linux mint or ubuntu. Do you have any experience burning an ISO?

    EDIT: do you have a flash drive? That would probably be your best option.
    No ISO burning experience. I tried to run Linux from a CD once, but I reckon I did it wrong. It didn't work for me at all. I'll try the flash drive ASAP when my 'puter gets back from teh repair shop. Thnx. ~hugs~
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
    Hear/buy my music here "government is the enemy of liberty"-RP Support me on Patreon here Ephesians 6:12



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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    No ISO burning experience. I tried to run Linux from a CD once, but I reckon I did it wrong. It didn't work for me at all. I'll try the flash drive ASAP when my 'puter gets back from teh repair shop. Thnx. ~hugs~
    Maybe you did like me the first time I tried to burn an iso and boot from it. I burned the actual file.iso to the cd. At the time I had only booted from floppy disks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    No ISO burning experience. I tried to run Linux from a CD once, but I reckon I did it wrong. It didn't work for me at all. I'll try the flash drive ASAP when my 'puter gets back from teh repair shop. Thnx. ~hugs~
    Computer repair shop? Yikes! I take it you're not too experienced with computers?

    Installing on a flash drive, while the better way, is probably the bit more difficult one (you'd need a walk through). Burning an iso to a cd/dvd is really easy. You probably just didn't make it bootable.

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    www.distrowatch.com

    HB, you're splashing around in a pretty big ocean.
    Every year or so I go to this site and burn 5 or 6 distros from this page. It's usually necessary, because the likelihood that ANY operating system is going to load perfectly on any and all hardware is exactly zero. E.g., I just downgraded a Win8 machine to Win7, and remembered that I have never, not once, had Windows automatically connect to the internet after I loaded it.
    I've also burned discs of a lot of dud linux distributions. The norm is that it seems like everything is going to work, and then it locks up on part of the install.
    I'm gonna guess the failure rate I have on a particular piece of hardware is around 25%.

    If you get it installed, odds are everything is going to work well enough to get you going. However, you might also have a negative reaction to the way it's laid out. Just try out a different distro and move on.

    Once you get a version you like, you'll find at some point is that all Linux is the same, and the only significant differences are
    1) the repository that's used, and
    2) the window manager/ desktop environment which is used

    The window manager/ desktop env is the graphical interface. This whole conversation was started by the fact that Metro is a useless piece of $#@!, and it stems from the fact that it's a totally different desktop environment from traditional Win95 layout. If you ever used 3.1, you'll remember it was really different, too.
    Well, Linux has a smorgasbord of GUIs available. They're also really easily swappable. For instance, Linux Mint comes with a couple different desktop environments available, but I run Mint with Englightenment, which I downloaded with the package manager.

    Which brings us to the package management problem. Think about Google Play or the Apple App Store. They have centralized places where you go to get software. Well, with desktop Linux, there are app repositories that are kind of the same idea. But there are a couple competing package systems.
    The two most popular are Debian's .deb packages and Red Hat's .rpm packages. Arch has been mentioned and IIRC it uses something totally different, as does Gentoo. But the top downloads on DistroWatch generally tend to be builds that use one of the above two package systems, or else a totally bespoke build that gets distributed for a particular purpose (like Puppy, which tries to be as small as it can and still functional and so skips the package management altogether).

    So if you go for it, I'd suggest you find a couple different distros that use either Red Hat or Debian package management. That will tie you into one of the biggest "app marketplaces". Just about everything else about any particular distro can be made to look like any other distro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pessimist View Post
    Computer repair shop? Yikes! I take it you're not too experienced with computers?

    Installing on a flash drive, while the better way, is probably the bit more difficult one (you'd need a walk through). Burning an iso to a cd/dvd is really easy. You probably just didn't make it bootable.
    I have experience. The only reason I took it to teh shop was because I could figure out why I was getting teh blue screen of death no matter what I did. :/ The guy at the shop had the tools to track down the problem (a virus that got past Norton anti-virus and the various other protectionz).
    Last edited by heavenlyboy34; 10-04-2014 at 10:46 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
    Hear/buy my music here "government is the enemy of liberty"-RP Support me on Patreon here Ephesians 6:12

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    Quote Originally Posted by pessimist View Post
    What distro?

    I'm a gentoo guy but I dig arch too.
    Running Arch on my Netbook. Works great.

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