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  • NT - Yes

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  • NT - No, but I have considered

    14 18.18%
  • NT - No

    9 11.69%
  • NF - Yes

    21 27.27%
  • NF - No, but I have considered

    7 9.09%
  • NF - No

    2 2.60%
  • SP - Yes

    4 5.19%
  • SP - No, but I have considered

    0 0%
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    3 3.90%
  • SJ - Yes

    0 0%
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    Quote Originally Posted by nolla View Post
    But I am paranoid, since I'm not geeky enough to know what they can and cant do...
    Answer...Nothing! Two things, and you'll be set...Turn automatic updates to "Notify but don't download or install". Download whatever updates you want, except "WGA Notifications." There's your updates with a cracked copy of windows. (There are ways to use normal "Windows Update", but it requires more effort.)

    If you try to access the windows update site and your windows isn't "genuine", all that happens is that it says "Windows is not genuine." There is no penalty, or other problem.

    I use Windows for my main machines. Linux is on my router and server, along with my netbook. (Small, cheap laptop)
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    Not recently. I've tried it on two or three occasions over the years, and although it wasn't bad, and there were a ton of options, it got to be just too much work to get the "simple" things to work correctly, if I could get them to work at all. Now it has been a few years since I last tried it, and I know that there have been improvements, but I decided to get a Mac this spring, and I've been pretty happy with it, so I doubt I'll be looking at Linux again, at least for a few years.

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    Ubuntu!
    It's a Zulu word!
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    Exactly what do people do with Linux? There is considerably less software that supports the operating system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Exactly what do people do with Linux? There is considerably less software that supports the operating system.
    I do the normal stuff. Browse the net, and so on.. Plus graphics. Vectors, digipainting with wacom. Lately I have been trying to learn use a 3d software. All works for me. The things I cant get on ubuntu are:

    1) Good video edit software. (the ones I found have some very essential stuff missing)

    2) Compositing software (to replace after effects)

    The absence of compositing software is real problem for me so I have to keep windows installed even if I dont use it for anything else.

    The main reason "why" I use it is because it is free and because I like the "philosophy" that people all around the world collaborate in making it better all the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by kelric View Post
    Not recently. I've tried it on two or three occasions over the years, and although it wasn't bad, and there were a ton of options, it got to be just too much work to get the "simple" things to work correctly, if I could get them to work at all. Now it has been a few years since I last tried it, and I know that there have been improvements, but I decided to get a Mac this spring, and I've been pretty happy with it, so I doubt I'll be looking at Linux again, at least for a few years.
    I also tried red hat something like five years ago. I was so frustrated I quit. But when I tried Ubuntu two years ago, it worked. After that I have slowly moved in more and more and at the moment I have no actual need for windows (other than the after effects). And during just these two years, Ubuntu has improved A LOT.

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    I've used it on some of my computers for a long time now. Although I still use Windows on one of them.

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    I had linux at one point- I hated it (all except for Super Tux- who can't love a rip off of Super Mario Bros. w/ a penguin?).

    I kicked it's ass to the curb and went right back to the loving embrace of windows.
    “Oh, we're always alright. You remember that. We happen to other people.” -Terry Pratchett

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    yep, i jumped on board not long ago. i just get sick with windows. they are dirty, dirty businessmen trying to rip you off with a product that does not look out for your best interest. windows works wonders when you first get it, but sooner or later it gets destroyed by viruses, spyware and whatnot. those updates piss me off too. more often than not they just slow things down and fuck things up.

    linux on the other hand is free from the chains of capitalism. it is open source and it's free. software will become bigger than businesses trying to make a quick buck, it should be a sharing, mutual gain concept. go e-marxism!

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    Quote Originally Posted by animenagai View Post
    go e-marxism!
    yay!

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    <3 linux, been using it since... 1997? All my computers at home run it (Ubuntu), although I dual boot windows XP on my workstation in my room (and have XP running on a virtual machine on the downstairs linux router/server). It helps that I deal primarily with Linux at my workplace... (thus my work laptop also runs linux )

    I personally hate Windows and everything Microsoft stands for with a passion. Microsoft could die and I would only cheer. Any software I've ever written has been released under the GPL.
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