***UBUNTU*** Escaping the Microsoft "Kool Aide" ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by noeettica, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    Anyone here running Ubuntu ?

    I have been running the 64 bit version off a thumb drive Firefox runs GREAT !
    and I can go to ALL the sites I normally go to :)

    The 10 Commercials make me want to VOMIT !!! I feel sorry for those
    that just can't wait to buy into the Microsoft Corporate HOOPLAH

    I have several Windows machines and on one of them I am
    in a Urine Slinging Contest with Microsoft :-(

    So I need to purchase a new hard drive and Load a New OS
    all the data is fine

    Since Ubuntu can run from a Thumb Drive AND run FireFox ,
    my plan is to Go ahead and load Ubuntu on a hard drive

    Any one with half a brain knows about IP Tracking and Why
    separate machines are needed ...

    In a perfect world we could do it all on one machine ...

    Since that machine is solely for surfing with Firefox ... Why not Ubuntu ?
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Xubuntu, Mint, Puppy, Fedora, depending on which machine I'm rebuilding.
    All work but need to be fit to the age of the machine to be installed on.
    Older machines with slow processors and minimal ram, Puppy functions well.
     

  3. suvtillerdriver

    suvtillerdriver 2015 SUV 17

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    Hey Brett, If have 2 old desktops and a laptop, if I give you the specs can you tell me which version of Linux will work the best. Right now they are collecting dust. One of them might even have Windows 95 still. LOL.
     
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Try Puppy Linux just for fun.
    Miniscule footprint, can be run from a usb drive.
    Original versions of xubuntu 12.4 or older will run well on laptops and towers.
    You can test run from a cd to see if compatible with the system.
    Mint will run on 64 bit systems, windows feel to it.
     
  5. topnative2

    topnative2 Well-Known Member

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    firefox and kaspersky= no ads
     
  6. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    And just to make things interesting, been testing the Windows 10 upgrade.
    Downloaded and burned the 64 bit iso to a dvd, then spent an hour doing the install.
    Then 30 minutes more deleting/uninstalling unwanted apps and internet bloatware.
    Configured almost all of my legacy software related to cadd, office, ballistics, full function.
    Had fun installing printers, configuring the network and turning off unwanted startup programs.
    Final configuration boots fast, loads and runs AutoCad as well as the old XP setup,
     
  7. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    Just got the Ubuntu on the new hard drive

    Install was very easy ... and it is running Great !

    More than likely i will play with 10 in a few months

    I have some Tech challenged acquaintances that are never going to be Tech Savy

    I will make them a big pitcher of Cool Aide But they Just won't get it ... LOL


     
  8. RunningOnEmpty

    RunningOnEmpty I Love microskiff.com!

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    You can dual boot both from a single HD. Linux has some really cool things and everything is always free. I also use Linux for doing data recovery off of virus ridden drives. I've tried doing Linux only, but I just can't do it.
     
  9. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    Another reason to stay away from 10 !!!

    http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/