Do you actually need to use Linux?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by mood, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    Yes and so many people think they are legit licenses. YouTubers get ****** at me when I comment on their videos promoting cheap Windows 10 licenses and point out that you can still legally upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 for free, rather than actually paying for a license that is not legit and may get blacklisted.
     
  2. reasonablePrivacy

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    It doesn't matter. People have a right to use different browser without being harassed.
     
  3. Azure Phoenix

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    People can use whatever browser they want, that's fine. I simply don't feel harrass by a small notification.
     
  4. chrisretusn

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    I need to use Linux, in fact for me it must be Slackware Linux. I've tried other distributions before and always migrate back to Slackware. I got a new laptop last year, it came with Windows 10. I tried to working with it, about two months later I made a Windows Recover USB and an image backup of the disk. Wiped and installed Slackware on it. No more frustrations with Windows, except for the Windows 7 install I have in VirtualBox.

    Agree with this to a degree. I've never had issues with codecs in Linux, I have in Windows. I don't do Netflix, but I have friends who do with using Linux and no complaints. On the CLI, with my chosen distribution Slackware, a lot of things are done at the CLI, in fact I boot to that and manual start my graphical one. Most of the popular Linux distributions to not require you to do task in the command line at all. Everything can be accomplished using the graphical interface. I have converted a few not tech-savvy friends over to Linux on such distributions.

    I agree with this mostly. I guess it depends on what games you like to play. I actually prefer playing games on a console anyway. I have a few games I play on Steam. With Steam Play you can opt to play Windows games that have not been verified as Steam Supported. Only one game I have tried with this enable failed to play. My NVIDIA card (a newly declared legacy card) so far has no issues with any of the games I play both with and without the NVIDIA drivers (I currently use the NVIDIA drivers)

    On this point I am in full agreement. I am not a developer, but I do write bash scripts to download, compile and create a Slackware package for program I use that are not part of the Slackware distribution.

    I pick what DTE I want to use, I can decide what distribution programs to install or not install. I normally just do a Full Install. Out of the box I can download third party programs, compile them and install them. I don't like Windows 10 layout, I was partial to the Windows 7 type layout, which was more customizable than Window 10. The most annoying thing about Windows is having to reboot after just about everything. Or you go to shutdown and must wait for it to finish installing updates, and why does Windows not give you the option to reboot, why is it always shutdown when it comes to updates. With Linux, I decide when and what to update. Most updates do not require a reboot. Zero updates require a shutdown. While typing this I just ran an update to Slackware without rebooting. This update included a kernel update, I choose not to install that yet. Try that with Windows.

    Well I have not had a kernel panic in ... I can't remember how long ago. I use the "beta" version of Slackware called -current, it is quite stable. Not many issues for me at least.

    I moved away a long time ago, but privacy was not my number one reason.

    Well said, I use Slackware Linux because I am comfortable with it.
     
  5. Gringo95

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    A lot of users fail to understand they do not own their copy of Windows. All they`ve purchased is a license to use the software. This means Microsoft can do pretty much what they like including forcing users to endure a full in your face advertisement for their browser plus related commercial links. Say you buy a car fitted with Michelin tyres you don`t expect a banner suggesting you use Bridgestone to appear on your garage door every time you back out.
     
  6. Daveski17

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    This is so true. M$ would regularly change my updating settings. Canonical wouldn't do this.
     
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Daveski, and this is home/pro version?
    Mrk
     
  8. SuperSapien

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    Well I don't trust surfing the web from Windows to much ransomeware. I prefer the security of Linux. And as games are concerned I mainly play simulator games and Cities Skylines is available for Linux but for non-Linux games I dual boot with Windows.
     
  9. Osaban

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    I couldn't agree more, and ever since Win 10 was released all upgrades (IMO too many) were free, perhaps due to income generated by these apps in the store and the sale of new computers.
     
  10. shmu26

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    If you use a modern and updated browser such as Chrome or Firefox, and you don't click on drive-by downloads, you are safe from ransomware attacks (and other malware attacks) while browsing, on any supported OS. Your file system will not be infected just from visiting random websites.
     
  11. roger_m

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    :thumb:
     
  12. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    If you get infected then restoring partition images will allow full recovery. Even with Rootkits/Bootkits.
     
  13. xxJackxx

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    You mean like how when you go to google.com or youtube.com, etc, with anything but Chrome? :D
     
  14. Daveski17

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    It was Win 7 Home Premium.
     
  15. Beyonder

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    I paid €15 for my Windows 10 Pro N. I've never seen an ad by the OS, but if they start showing up I'd honestly be fine with it considering the massive benefits of using Windows 10 over Parrot (Which I'm writing this from inside Virtualbox) or any other Linux OS, like being able to play any game I want at any time I want.
    By all means, tell me more in a PM.
     
  16. reasonablePrivacy

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    I don't like unsolicited ads made by Google on their services. I would understand some ads about Chrome if user's browser would be outdated (old version of Firefox etc) or would not support modern HTML5 features, but that's it.
     
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