help with a dumb?

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  1. Dumb_Old_Fart

    Dumb_Old_Fart Infrequent Poster

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    ok since 8086 dos i have been and learned pc dos batch sys reg all that(hated and fought tooth and nail going from my rock solid xp to this new crap)

    i never got to linux

    everyone says so simple

    i get so confused so many names versions linux unix and lots others

    then you have even more versions of the desktop os types

    i lost count, anyway i like the security like apple mac almost no infections ever

    but linux whatever always takes the programming knowledge for problems or hardware that wont install lots of cases

    never as plug and run as they brag that is last i knew

    plus i have 20 gig or more of software now useless

    i dont want to pay for all new software

    am i way off and outdated or is this still true?
     
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    if you looking for linux for security reasons and ease of use than go for ubuntu (default)

    try to download ubuntu iso from site and use it ubuntu from usb or dvd as a live experience

    check sound ......etc just work with system for a while and see

    flash plugin, and vlc you have to manually install from ubuntu software center you can install them on live dvd or usb mode and play see check things like playing video.....etc....

    to install google chrome you have go to google chrome site and download and double click and install .deb

    https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/chrome/browser/

    please check 32/64 bit according to your iso

    if you want chromium instead of google chrome its by default within ubuntu software center

    you can also see youtube videos and get idea of ubuntu linux
     
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    in linux 90% software are free unless you need games or something special and you find them within ubuntu software center no need to look outside.
     
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    Dumb_Old_Fart Infrequent Poster

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    thank you all this helps and i will start checking because im real tired of windows since pcs started forcing vista then 7 then 7 64 now its probably up to 8 or a new pc wont run

    and all these versions get worse and crap i was nailed first time in my life after i was forced to win 7

    yea you can fight the machine or get custom made but thats allot of driver searching

    and thanks to your answers and software being free i may definitely go this route and learn it

    thanks again does it pick up drivers good i looked years ago and tried one on those try before install cds tons of driver issues

    is that fixed because thats what scares me having to try to program or fight drivers

    sorry so many ? just want to be sure and ready for what im jumping into

    thanks
     
  6. mack_guy911

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    it would be more kind if you specify your hardware video card etc

    as far normal drivers they are almost reloaded you dont have to install sound video.....etc the only problem comes with some times graphics card of Nvidia or ATI Radeon

    i recommend you to try default with default open source drivers they are not as good as patent ones but if you are not gamer they are pretty smooth and installed by default so you can check the on live dvd or usb without installing anything on disk it give you idea

    just run on usb check everything on live mode if it work good on your hardware sound video...............etc give it a shot..........
     
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    thanks allot i will try usb

    my hardware i got one of those stupid all in the monitor

    in my eyes a laptop most parts are laptop

    wife wanted the thing no me

    its a hp e2 vision amd and amd dual core processor

    come to think it may not work this is one of those different fancy displays it dims after a few of inactive

    and other hp driver only functions

    here is the model hp omni 120

    o well try the usb any way

    thanks for all the answers and ideas
     
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