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Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:20 am

I'll have room for a partition and a multiple boot option when I get the big machine fixed. But why should I install Linux?
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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by Animavore » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:24 am

The main reason I use it is that due to it not running tons of background crap like Windows does it's way faster. You also don't have to worry about viruses so you've no anti-virus slowing you down either.
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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:40 am

Animavore wrote:The main reason I use it is that due to it not running tons of background crap like Windows does it's way faster. You also don't have to worry about viruses so you've no anti-virus slowing you down either.
Faster at what?
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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by pErvinalia » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:40 am

Why would you want to install it? If you were mad, perhaps. Or a geek. That's about it.
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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:40 am

rEvolutionist wrote:Why would you want to install it? If you were mad, perhaps. Or a geek. That's about it.
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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by pErvinalia » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:42 am

There's simply no need to do a dual boot. If you were poor and didn't want to get windows, then you could use linux as a free alternative. But if you've got windows already, there's simply no reason to use Linux unless you are a geek. Although, there are some good free linux games about. I think they are better than the free stuff for windows, but can't be 100% sure about that.
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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by Clinton Huxley » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:45 am

Worth putting on an old computer that is chugging under windows. Made Lady H's old netbook usable.
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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by Animavore » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:45 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Animavore wrote:The main reason I use it is that due to it not running tons of background crap like Windows does it's way faster. You also don't have to worry about viruses so you've no anti-virus slowing you down either.
Faster at what?
Starting up for a start. And starting up programs. Probably a moot point if you've a souped up machine. If you've a ten year-old computer which originally ran XP Linux is going to serve better than Windows 7.
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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by pErvinalia » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:47 am

I turn all the unnecessary shit off in my windows installs. Runs heaps faster without all the bloatware.
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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:47 am

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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:48 am

rEvolutionist wrote:I turn all the unnecessary shit off in my windows installs. Runs heaps faster without all the bloatware.
Yeah, going through a machine early on saves a lot of trouble later.
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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by PsychoSerenity » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:49 am

Not sure to be honest, not as a dual boot on a big machine, unless you were developing something for linux.

I use it on my netbook because it's smaller and makes better use of the tiny old system than XP could.
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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:52 am

PsychoSerenity wrote:Not sure to be honest, not as a dual boot on a big machine, unless you were developing something for linux.

I use it on my netbook because it's smaller and makes better use of the tiny old system than XP could.
So, for surfing, etc.? Ayaan has a netbook that's still useful, but may need help in the future.
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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by PsychoSerenity » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:00 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
PsychoSerenity wrote:Not sure to be honest, not as a dual boot on a big machine, unless you were developing something for linux.

I use it on my netbook because it's smaller and makes better use of the tiny old system than XP could.
So, for surfing, etc.? Ayaan has a netbook that's still useful, but may need help in the future.
Yeah, I mainly use it to get on ratz at times when I can't use my PC, but also Skype and having a small computer I can carry around, read pdf's on etc. It can handle most of the basic stuff.
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Re: Why would I want to install Linux?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:02 pm

PsychoSerenity wrote:
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PsychoSerenity wrote:Not sure to be honest, not as a dual boot on a big machine, unless you were developing something for linux.

I use it on my netbook because it's smaller and makes better use of the tiny old system than XP could.
So, for surfing, etc.? Ayaan has a netbook that's still useful, but may need help in the future.
Yeah, I mainly use it to get on ratz at times when I can't use my PC, but also Skype and having a small computer I can carry around, read pdf's on etc. It can handle most of the basic stuff.
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