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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi guys

I thought if I should change my OS from Windows to Linux,so I want to know which you think is better and what are the advantages of both of them. Can you help me with this?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

This is not a casual decision. You should have many reasons of your own otherwise why change.

There are thousands of reasons.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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First I need to know characteristics of both to have my own opinion.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Both are operating systems. Both work. Linux is a little bit more command line oriented. Speed is about the same for common tasks.

Now, what about dislikes...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Both are operating systems.

I knew that already.

Both work.

That,too.

Speed is about the same for common tasks.

Good to know.

Now, what about dislikes...

Why go to dislikes immediately? Tell me about Linux's capabilities in regular tasks.Does it have stuff Windows doesn't and vice versa?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Why go to dislikes immediately? Tell me about Linux's capabilities in regular tasks.Does it have stuff Windows doesn't and vice versa

I have used Slax, Puppy 421 and Ubuntu 9. They all support about the same thing as say XP ( the best Windows ). Linux has a few more utilities built in and comes with more programs built in.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I consider an advantage that it's open source.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Now you are dealing with the other things, the dislikes...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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How is that in the dislikes?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Many people dislike Windoze policy of hiding their code. They have good reason too...

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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What is that reason? And why did you spell it Windoze?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You do not know? The hackers and crackers coined that phrase. It implies that Windows is slow.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Oh,okay.What is the reason "Windoze" is hiding their code?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Linux is really the work of one man. Windoze is the work of a giant corporation with one man at the head. One guy is a billionaire, the other one is not.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Which one's the billionaire?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Gates of course. He is the CFO of Micro$loth.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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I think people here are just starting to get used to Linux.

I have started the download for Linux Ubuntu and will decide tomorrow if I want to install it. It says on the Ubuntu site that it can run alongside Windows, but I will have to get into that a little.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes it can run right along side of Windoze.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Can you tell me more about I choose which one will run?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Puppy is the easiest and smallest, around 100MB.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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How is Slax? I hope it is not like its name suggests.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I have not used it in a long time. I do not even know if they have continued it.

Ubuntu and Puppy are the leaders now. I used Suse and did not like it.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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If Puppy really is smaller I will try it first.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I think Ubuntu is a good choice.

Also make sure the programs you love to use in Windows will run under Linux, or at least have good alternatives.

Office => OpenOffice or LibreOffice

etc.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Ok,I will.Will I be able to keep all my programs on the window side?

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