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Ok, here is the deal.

I am pretty good at maintaining my computer and unlike most, I really do like windows. I am very good with it and actually can successfully maintain it and keep it squeaky clean for years). That being said, however, I am thinking of reformatting my comp and running linux, or at least partitioning the hd and running linux on one of them.


Yes I know how to Google search etc, but I want tto here from some of the first hand users on here the pros and cons and what they would do.

Why do you like one over the other, or what can you do in one that you like more than the other.



Also, If I do this I am going to need to delete everything off my computer, and I have not done this in over 4 years. What are the best programs out there now so I can keep all of my programs, music, movies, apps, settings,etc?

Or if you have an idea you think would better suit me, I am open to all ideas ideas!!

Thanks in advance!!

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Windows -
Pros
Most commercial applications
Gaming
Ease of use
Cons
Huge Customer Base / Huge amount of malware
Cache/Temp/Registry Corruption upon long term use

Linux -
Pros
Huge base of open source software
Less virus activity
Smaller footprint (size/memory/etc...)
Cons
Higher learning curve
Limited Windows application support

If you run linux, most of the windows applications will not run. You can run a program call WINE, that will emulate windows; but it has limited support for newer windows apps. There are also several gaming specific programs built on the WINE engine.

Otherwise, I would copy your music, movies, pictures, documents, etc. to a flash drive or external drive; so that you can replace them on the new OS. The best way to accomplish this, is to install another hard drive and install the new OS on the new drive. That way you do not lose your data.
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Windows -
Pros
Most commercial applications
Gaming
Ease of use
Cons
Huge Customer Base / Huge amount of malware
Cache/Temp/Registry Corruption upon long term use

Linux -
Pros
Huge base of open source software
Less virus activity
Smaller footprint (size/memory/etc...)
Cons
Higher learning curve
Limited Windows application support

If you run linux, most of the windows applications will not run. You can run a program call WINE, that will emulate windows; but it has limited support for newer windows apps. There are also several gaming specific programs built on the WINE engine.

Otherwise, I would copy your music, movies, pictures, documents, etc. to a flash drive or external drive; so that you can replace them on the new OS. The best way to accomplish this, is to install another hard drive and install the new OS on the new drive. That way you do not lose your data.
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Awesome man, thanks!!
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Eh, in my opinion Windows is far greater for a client than Linux.
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It really depends on how you want to use your machine. Alot of things will run in WINE on linux. But if you are a big gamer, stick with Windows. You can install Linux into a virtual machine with Virtual Box and try it out for awhile, so you don't have to partition/format.
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Just multi boot and try them all.
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Before you wipe everything go to here [link to www.safer-networking.org] and download spybot search and destroy, it's free and will help you clean and immunize your PC.
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Ok, here is the deal.

I am pretty good at maintaining my computer and unlike most, I really do like windows. I am very good with it and actually can successfully maintain it and keep it squeaky clean for years). That being said, however, I am thinking of reformatting my comp and running linux, or at least partitioning the hd and running linux on one of them.


Yes I know how to Google search etc, but I want tto here from some of the first hand users on here the pros and cons and what they would do.

Why do you like one over the other, or what can you do in one that you like more than the other.



Also, If I do this I am going to need to delete everything off my computer, and I have not done this in over 4 years. What are the best programs out there now so I can keep all of my programs, music, movies, apps, settings,etc?

Or if you have an idea you think would better suit me, I am open to all ideas ideas!!

Thanks in advance!!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


Removable drives.....each loaded with a separate O/S.
One for Linux .... one for Windows.

You can partition it too....but I don't like having all the eggs in one basket.

[link to www.newegg.com]
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It really depends on how you want to use your machine. Alot of things will run in WINE on linux. But if you are a big gamer, stick with Windows. You can install Linux into a virtual machine with Virtual Box and try it out for awhile, so you don't have to partition/format.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27245495


I do everything but game, lol


I need to be able to use lots of "internet" apps, and not being as familiar with linux, i am not sure how hey would work


I love the deep web, tor, etc.. I spend my spre time on hackthissite.org and shit like that just for fun and to learn

I need to be able to use many programs related to things of that nature.. proxifer, etc...

I watch lots of tv and movies on the net, but not really any gaming. I am not a huge gamer, but I use my ps3 when I do.

Thanks for all the input friends!!
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Before you wipe everything go to here [link to www.safer-networking.org] and download spybot search and destroy, it's free and will help you clean and immunize your PC.
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Jesus, s&d is still around?

Thanks tho!
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Ok, here is the deal.

I am pretty good at maintaining my computer and unlike most, I really do like windows. I am very good with it and actually can successfully maintain it and keep it squeaky clean for years). That being said, however, I am thinking of reformatting my comp and running linux, or at least partitioning the hd and running linux on one of them.


Yes I know how to Google search etc, but I want tto here from some of the first hand users on here the pros and cons and what they would do.

Why do you like one over the other, or what can you do in one that you like more than the other.



Also, If I do this I am going to need to delete everything off my computer, and I have not done this in over 4 years. What are the best programs out there now so I can keep all of my programs, music, movies, apps, settings,etc?

Or if you have an idea you think would better suit me, I am open to all ideas ideas!!

Thanks in advance!!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


Removable drives.....each loaded with a separate O/S.
One for Linux .... one for Windows.

You can partition it too....but I don't like having all the eggs in one basket.

[link to www.newegg.com]
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Nice! I like the way you think!! TY
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It really depends on how you want to use your machine. Alot of things will run in WINE on linux. But if you are a big gamer, stick with Windows. You can install Linux into a virtual machine with Virtual Box and try it out for awhile, so you don't have to partition/format.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27245495


I do everything but game, lol


I need to be able to use lots of "internet" apps, and not being as familiar with linux, i am not sure how hey would work


I love the deep web, tor, etc.. I spend my spre time on hackthissite.org and shit like that just for fun and to learn

I need to be able to use many programs related to things of that nature.. proxifer, etc...

I watch lots of tv and movies on the net, but not really any gaming. I am not a huge gamer, but I use my ps3 when I do.

Thanks for all the input friends!!
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Than may I recommend [link to tails.boum.org (secure)]
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It really depends on how you want to use your machine. Alot of things will run in WINE on linux. But if you are a big gamer, stick with Windows. You can install Linux into a virtual machine with Virtual Box and try it out for awhile, so you don't have to partition/format.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27245495


I do everything but game, lol


I need to be able to use lots of "internet" apps, and not being as familiar with linux, i am not sure how hey would work


I love the deep web, tor, etc.. I spend my spre time on hackthissite.org and shit like that just for fun and to learn

I need to be able to use many programs related to things of that nature.. proxifer, etc...

I watch lots of tv and movies on the net, but not really any gaming. I am not a huge gamer, but I use my ps3 when I do.

Thanks for all the input friends!!
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Than may I recommend [link to tails.boum.org (secure)]
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I have never tried this, thanks!!
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It really depends on how you want to use your machine. Alot of things will run in WINE on linux. But if you are a big gamer, stick with Windows. You can install Linux into a virtual machine with Virtual Box and try it out for awhile, so you don't have to partition/format.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27245495


I do everything but game, lol


I need to be able to use lots of "internet" apps, and not being as familiar with linux, i am not sure how hey would work


I love the deep web, tor, etc.. I spend my spre time on hackthissite.org and shit like that just for fun and to learn

I need to be able to use many programs related to things of that nature.. proxifer, etc...

I watch lots of tv and movies on the net, but not really any gaming. I am not a huge gamer, but I use my ps3 when I do.

Thanks for all the input friends!!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


I think Linux would be a good fit! Anything internet related works exactly the same. You may not be able to find ALL the same programs you use, but will almost definitely find open source alternatives to them. You can dual boot Windows and Linux without having to repartition anything. Just decide which distro you want and there are instructions on how to do a dual boot install. Also, almost all distros have a live cd version you can use to test things out before installing. Just download and burn to a CD or to a flash drive and reboot. Have fun!
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Let me also add. I just wan to learn something new, and Linux is an OS, i think would be fun to learn and get great at. That is one of the main reasons I want to do this. So if that raises any new ideas in people's heads, please share!
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Just a tip from a true computer geek:

If you dual boot, you'll almost always end up using one OS, or the other, but never both.

Save yourself some time, choose one and jump in head first, you can always grab another.

Another pro tip:

Have a partition at the end of the HDD to store all of your personal files, so you don't have to constantly move them around when you decide to switch OSs.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

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It really depends on how you want to use your machine. Alot of things will run in WINE on linux. But if you are a big gamer, stick with Windows. You can install Linux into a virtual machine with Virtual Box and try it out for awhile, so you don't have to partition/format.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27245495


I do everything but game, lol


I need to be able to use lots of "internet" apps, and not being as familiar with linux, i am not sure how hey would work


I love the deep web, tor, etc.. I spend my spre time on hackthissite.org and shit like that just for fun and to learn

I need to be able to use many programs related to things of that nature.. proxifer, etc...

I watch lots of tv and movies on the net, but not really any gaming. I am not a huge gamer, but I use my ps3 when I do.

Thanks for all the input friends!!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


I think Linux would be a good fit! Anything internet related works exactly the same. You may not be able to find ALL the same programs you use, but will almost definitely find open source alternatives to them. You can dual boot Windows and Linux without having to repartition anything. Just decide which distro you want and there are instructions on how to do a dual boot install. Also, almost all distros have a live cd version you can use to test things out before installing. Just download and burn to a CD or to a flash drive and reboot. Have fun!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27245495


Awesome, thanks!

And I would just like to add before people get the wrong Idea... Yes I love the internet and learn from al of the info on it.. everywhere. but as far as the "hacking" type nonsense is concerned, I am not a hacker. I just like picking up new tricks for fun and also knowing how people do what they do so I know how to defend or get around it.
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It really depends on how you want to use your machine. Alot of things will run in WINE on linux. But if you are a big gamer, stick with Windows. You can install Linux into a virtual machine with Virtual Box and try it out for awhile, so you don't have to partition/format.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27245495


I do everything but game, lol


I need to be able to use lots of "internet" apps, and not being as familiar with linux, i am not sure how hey would work


I love the deep web, tor, etc.. I spend my spre time on hackthissite.org and shit like that just for fun and to learn

I need to be able to use many programs related to things of that nature.. proxifer, etc...

I watch lots of tv and movies on the net, but not really any gaming. I am not a huge gamer, but I use my ps3 when I do.

Thanks for all the input friends!!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


Than may I recommend [link to tails.boum.org (secure)]
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I have never tried this, thanks!!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


Tails is an absolute shit OS to install, don't bother.

It is meant to be used as a live OS, for browsing anonymously on the tor network, not installed.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

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It really depends on how you want to use your machine. Alot of things will run in WINE on linux. But if you are a big gamer, stick with Windows. You can install Linux into a virtual machine with Virtual Box and try it out for awhile, so you don't have to partition/format.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27245495


I do everything but game, lol


I need to be able to use lots of "internet" apps, and not being as familiar with linux, i am not sure how hey would work


I love the deep web, tor, etc.. I spend my spre time on hackthissite.org and shit like that just for fun and to learn

I need to be able to use many programs related to things of that nature.. proxifer, etc...

I watch lots of tv and movies on the net, but not really any gaming. I am not a huge gamer, but I use my ps3 when I do.

Thanks for all the input friends!!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


I think Linux would be a good fit! Anything internet related works exactly the same. You may not be able to find ALL the same programs you use, but will almost definitely find open source alternatives to them. You can dual boot Windows and Linux without having to repartition anything. Just decide which distro you want and there are instructions on how to do a dual boot install. Also, almost all distros have a live cd version you can use to test things out before installing. Just download and burn to a CD or to a flash drive and reboot. Have fun!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27245495


Awesome, thanks!

And I would just like to add before people get the wrong Idea... Yes I love the internet and learn from al of the info on it.. everywhere. but as far as the "hacking" type nonsense is concerned, I am not a hacker. I just like picking up new tricks for fun and also knowing how people do what they do so I know how to defend or get around it.
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If you ever decide to expand your mind in computer/networking technology, try this:

[link to www.backtrack-linux.org]
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

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Just a tip from a true computer geek:

If you dual boot, you'll almost always end up using one OS, or the other, but never both.

Save yourself some time, choose one and jump in head first, you can always grab another.

Another pro tip:

Have a partition at the end of the HDD to store all of your personal files, so you don't have to constantly move them around when you decide to switch OSs.
 Quoting: S0L4RN1GHTM4R3


Thank you! I used to do this on my last 2 comps : (

I really just want to learn how to use linux, if it i worth it, but also still use my bread and butter. Thanks!

I am a HUGE internet geek, but not soo much a comp geek.

I let you guys write my programs, I just use them : ) TY for that btw!
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I do everything but game, lol


I need to be able to use lots of "internet" apps, and not being as familiar with linux, i am not sure how hey would work


I love the deep web, tor, etc.. I spend my spre time on hackthissite.org and shit like that just for fun and to learn

I need to be able to use many programs related to things of that nature.. proxifer, etc...

I watch lots of tv and movies on the net, but not really any gaming. I am not a huge gamer, but I use my ps3 when I do.

Thanks for all the input friends!!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


I think Linux would be a good fit! Anything internet related works exactly the same. You may not be able to find ALL the same programs you use, but will almost definitely find open source alternatives to them. You can dual boot Windows and Linux without having to repartition anything. Just decide which distro you want and there are instructions on how to do a dual boot install. Also, almost all distros have a live cd version you can use to test things out before installing. Just download and burn to a CD or to a flash drive and reboot. Have fun!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27245495


Awesome, thanks!

And I would just like to add before people get the wrong Idea... Yes I love the internet and learn from al of the info on it.. everywhere. but as far as the "hacking" type nonsense is concerned, I am not a hacker. I just like picking up new tricks for fun and also knowing how people do what they do so I know how to defend or get around it.
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


If you ever decide to expand your mind in computer/networking technology, try this:

[link to www.backtrack-linux.org]
 Quoting: S0L4RN1GHTM4R3


Awesome, thanks!

Yeah, the net is a hobby of mind. I am a geek, but Physics, Bio and Chem, not tech.
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Just a tip from a true computer geek:

If you dual boot, you'll almost always end up using one OS, or the other, but never both.

Save yourself some time, choose one and jump in head first, you can always grab another.

Another pro tip:

Have a partition at the end of the HDD to store all of your personal files, so you don't have to constantly move them around when you decide to switch OSs.
 Quoting: S0L4RN1GHTM4R3


Thank you! I used to do this on my last 2 comps : (

I really just want to learn how to use linux, if it i worth it, but also still use my bread and butter. Thanks!

I am a HUGE internet geek, but not soo much a comp geek.

I let you guys write my programs, I just use them : ) TY for that btw!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


No problem.

By the way, if you're wanting to learn, definitely go with either:

[link to www.ubuntu.com]

or

[link to linuxmint.com]

By far the best linux distros for 'noobs'. Stable and fast as lightening. (I prefer Linux Mint)
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

John F. Kennedy
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Another thought I just had... I am kind of TGWIGWC, and might just buy someone's year old "fucked" lap top cheap, fix it in an hour, then just have one for both... I hadn' thought of that yet.

What is everyone's feelings on windows 8?

Also feel free to post some of your favorite programs. You can never have too many goodies in your arsenal!

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Just a tip from a true computer geek:

If you dual boot, you'll almost always end up using one OS, or the other, but never both.

Save yourself some time, choose one and jump in head first, you can always grab another.

Another pro tip:

Have a partition at the end of the HDD to store all of your personal files, so you don't have to constantly move them around when you decide to switch OSs.
 Quoting: S0L4RN1GHTM4R3


Thank you! I used to do this on my last 2 comps : (

I really just want to learn how to use linux, if it i worth it, but also still use my bread and butter. Thanks!

I am a HUGE internet geek, but not soo much a comp geek.

I let you guys write my programs, I just use them : ) TY for that btw!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


No problem.

By the way, if you're wanting to learn, definitely go with either:

[link to www.ubuntu.com]

or

[link to linuxmint.com]

By far the best linux distros for 'noobs'. Stable and fast as lightening. (I prefer Linux Mint)
 Quoting: S0L4RN1GHTM4R3


Thanks again man, I really am. Now that it is Christmas break, I will use most of my time reading, rosetta stone, working out, and teaching myself something with computers that is still up in the air and kind of what I am trying to figure out now.1 Seriously thanks!
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Just a tip from a true computer geek:

If you dual boot, you'll almost always end up using one OS, or the other, but never both.

Save yourself some time, choose one and jump in head first, you can always grab another.

Another pro tip:

Have a partition at the end of the HDD to store all of your personal files, so you don't have to constantly move them around when you decide to switch OSs.
 Quoting: S0L4RN1GHTM4R3


Thank you! I used to do this on my last 2 comps : (

I really just want to learn how to use linux, if it i worth it, but also still use my bread and butter. Thanks!

I am a HUGE internet geek, but not soo much a comp geek.

I let you guys write my programs, I just use them : ) TY for that btw!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


No problem.

By the way, if you're wanting to learn, definitely go with either:

[link to www.ubuntu.com]

or

[link to linuxmint.com]

By far the best linux distros for 'noobs'. Stable and fast as lightening. (I prefer Linux Mint)
 Quoting: S0L4RN1GHTM4R3


Yes, I agree with this! Linux Mint is great, definitely recommend you give it a try.
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Another thought I just had... I am kind of TGWIGWC, and might just buy someone's year old "fucked" lap top cheap, fix it in an hour, then just have one for both... I hadn' thought of that yet.

What is everyone's feelings on windows 8?

Also feel free to post some of your favorite programs. You can never have too many goodies in your arsenal!
 Quoting: Patrick Bateman


I've been using it for about 3-4 months and I love it, that coming from a hardcore linux geek. It is far superior to Windows 7, because it's fast and I've had absolutely no BSOD, or any errors for that matter. Some people dislike the 'metro' style, which was considered best suited for touch screens, but you still have an average desktop, so it all works out.

I dual boot Backtrack though, so I can get down and dirty when needed. Have been considering reinstalling Windows XP Black Edition, but that's just because I'm a fanboy.

Windows XP Black Edition - November 2012:

[link to thepiratebay.se]

Windows 8 Pro 86 & 64 + Activator:

[link to thepiratebay.se]
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

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12/14/2012 06:48 PM

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Re: ? for the computer gurus in here.. Also, Let's share some of our favorite programs!!
Just a tip from a true computer geek:

If you dual boot, you'll almost always end up using one OS, or the other, but never both.

Save yourself some time, choose one and jump in head first, you can always grab another.

Another pro tip:

Have a partition at the end of the HDD to store all of your personal files, so you don't have to constantly move them around when you decide to switch OSs.
 Quoting: S0L4RN1GHTM4R3


Thank you! I used to do this on my last 2 comps : (

I really just want to learn how to use linux, if it i worth it, but also still use my bread and butter. Thanks!

I am a HUGE internet geek, but not soo much a comp geek.

I let you guys write my programs, I just use them : ) TY for that btw!
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No problem.

By the way, if you're wanting to learn, definitely go with either:

[link to www.ubuntu.com]

or

[link to linuxmint.com]

By far the best linux distros for 'noobs'. Stable and fast as lightening. (I prefer Linux Mint)
 Quoting: S0L4RN1GHTM4R3


Thanks again man, I really am. Now that it is Christmas break, I will use most of my time reading, rosetta stone, working out, and teaching myself something with computers that is still up in the air and kind of what I am trying to figure out now.1 Seriously thanks!
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Not a problem bud, been there, done that. It's always nice to have an experienced opinion.
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12/14/2012 07:11 PM
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Re: ? for the computer gurus in here.. Also, Let's share some of our favorite programs!!
ive used puppy linux for a few years. i use a live cd and it loads complete into ram so its pretty fast. puppy has a good following and user forum.
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12/14/2012 07:14 PM
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Re: ? for the computer gurus in here.. Also, Let's share some of our favorite programs!!
two words:
virtual machines
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12/14/2012 07:32 PM

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two words:
virtual machines
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Yes, this.
Download Vmware Player and you can even download already configured Linux VMs.

Also try Linux on a stick. Just install it on a thumb drive and boot into it.
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12/14/2012 07:36 PM
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Re: ? for the computer gurus in here.. Also, Let's share some of our favorite programs!!
two words:
virtual machines
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Yes, this.
Download Vmware Player and you can even download already configured Linux VMs.

Also try Linux on a stick. Just install it on a thumb drive and boot into it.
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Ohh nice, good call. Thanks guys!

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