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post #1 of 19 Old 01-06-2010, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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I've had it with Windows!

Ok, windows XP just made my computer take a crap for the 3rd time! I am done with any microsoft product for the rest of my life!

I had been looking at Mac's for a while, but I can't afford to drop $1300 right now. A friend of mine told me to look into running Ubuntu operating system. It is linux based, and supposedly very stable.

Does anyone on here have any experience with it?

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post #2 of 19 Old 01-06-2010, 01:08 PM
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yes, ubuntu is currently (IMO) the most user friendly linux distro available.

windows didn't make your computer crappy, just FYI.

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Nope but XP has done me great for many years now thats why I havent updated to windows 7 or vista.I did try windows 7 but it was a pain so I went back to XP.Good luck with what ever you do.
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ubuntu is an awsome operating system, i use it on a few of my computers. Lots of cool little programs you can download with it as well.

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Ok, is there a big learning curve with ubuntu? I am pretty good with computers, but my wife is not.

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Ubuntu and Fedora are probably the best Linux distros to start out with because there is such a large support base for both. You can d/l and burn live CDs for both. With those, you can boot the OS from the CD and try it out before actually installing it.

FWIW, most of the problems people think they have with Windows aren't caused by the OS at all.
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I use Fedora 11. Linux is the way to go anymore IMO. Linux has a slight learning curve depending on how much you know about computers. Have you used the command line before? You might want to start looking into UNIX commands and whatnot. Here's a good site for general info: The Linux Home Page at Linux Online and remember Google is your friend if you get stuck with something.

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FWIW, most of the problems people think they have with Windows aren't caused by the OS at all.
when he says most, he means 99% of 'windows is du werst' complaints have nothing to do with windows.

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I use Fedora 11. Linux is the way to go anymore IMO. Linux has a slight learning curve depending on how much you know about computers. Have you used the command line before? You might want to start looking into UNIX commands and whatnot. Here's a good site for general info: The Linux Home Page at Linux Online and remember Google is your friend if you get stuck with something.
He can learn about command line somewhere down the line, if it interests him, he doesn't need it right off the bat. Ubuntu is amazing when it comes to install/GUI. Use the live cd as suggested so you know how it will look and feel before you actually install it. You may not like it, but might love it.

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Thanks guys for all the info. I'm downloading it right now, and I'll play with it tonight and let you know. Thanks so much

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did you have a stranger wash your windows for you? is that what's wrong?

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I had been looking at Mac's for a while, but I can't afford to drop $1300 right now.
$1300??

You can get a refurbed Macbook (from Apple, one year warranty) for $750
MacBook - Apple Store (U.S.)

You can get new Mac Mini for $600:
Mac mini - Apple Store (U.S.)

You can get a lot cheaper if you get something used too. No need to spend anything close to $1300.

FWIW, I have a 1st generation Mini that I use for a development and web/email/database server. Works great. Very small and quiet too.
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Ive never had any problem with windows that wasnt my own fault.
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Windows is a pain, you are correct!!

I want to go back to my mac but I need a new battery.

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I've never had a problem with Windows that I didn't cause. I was also able to fix them on my own. 99.99% of reported Windows problems are, in all reality, user caused problems and not the fault of the OS.

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A Mac Mini is way less than the price you listed & a good option unless you are a Gamer,We have 2 Mac Mini's they are Amazingly fast & Reliable,Coming from Windows you should have a Monitor that you can use with a mini & you would need a USB Keyboard& Mouse.
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