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#1 lifesagame

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:30 PM

I love windows its great .yes u get small viruses etc but if u look after your pc your safe.
 
im not programmer and Linux expects too much in order to use it.
 
will I be Safer with Linux as Im willing to do it for security and install dual boot on my pc.
 
I have installed Linux on an old pc and found it too complicated too install  3rd party programs as it requires too much coding

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:34 PM

Linux isn't that complicated anymore.  Truthfully,  I find windows 8 and 8.1 both a lot more complicated.  The new bootloaders work pretty good an most distros, and you can download tutorials if needed for installations.  I'm having a lot of trouble now with a windows 8 laptop with uefi.  Most all of it with the windows part.  Get a live disk, either download or get from someplace like osdisk, set your computer to start from either dvd or usb (depending on what you get, and play with it.  Learning to burn an iso file took me awhile, but it's really simple with the right programs.  As for installing 3rd party programs, look in their repositories first.  All you have to do is mark them and then click download install and you have them.  Third party can be confusing, and sometimes dangerous.  I'm just learning also.  O, I tried responding on windows 8, and saw this had been moved. 



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:57 PM

will I be Safer with Linux

In a word, Yes.

I have installed Linux on an old pc and found it too complicated too install  3rd party programs

Everything you need is in the repos, All you need to do is select what you want and install it. How do I install software, i hear you say.
 
Video is my work.
http://youtu.be/h_D5D8I_yqA
 
You just saw me install simple burn to my pc.
 

Third party can be confusing, and sometimes dangerous.

If I cant get it by typing sudo apt-get install XXXXX, if its not in software manager( as seen in the video I made above) or synaptics package manager, I wont put it on my PC.
 
Regardless of operating system downloading and installing 3rd party software from places like http://www.joesfreesoftware.ru is not safe. Only download from trusted sources, and even then be carefull.

Edited by NickAu1, 18 July 2014 - 08:17 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 01:04 AM

 

will I be Safer with Linux

In a word, Yes.

I have installed Linux on an old pc and found it too complicated too install  3rd party programs

Everything you need is in the repos, All you need to do is select what you want and install it. How do I install software, i hear you say.
 
Video is my work.
http://youtu.be/h_D5D8I_yqA
 
You just saw me install simple burn to my pc.
 

Third party can be confusing, and sometimes dangerous.

If I cant get it by typing sudo apt-get install XXXXX, if its not in software manager( as seen in the video I made above) or synaptics package manager, I wont put it on my PC.
 
Regardless of operating system downloading and installing 3rd party software from places like http://www.joesfreesoftware.ru is not safe. Only download from trusted sources, and even then be carefull.

You see I have to install third party apps ,its the reason I  have built this monstrostical computer else id use my tablet  .Linux app store is just as good as my fridge(empty)



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:11 AM

What's your point, OP?

As a suggestion, should you desire help here or in any forum, please include your basic hardware specs and the apropos GNU/Linux distro of concern.

 

BTW, life may appear a game, but this is an illusion (LOL)!


Edited by pane-free, 19 July 2014 - 08:12 AM.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:02 PM

I personal use linux systems and find them easy to use and understandable to install. You try out Ubuntu or LinuxMint? They are both beginner friendly and a good gateway into the linux environment I say.



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:23 AM

 


If I cant get it by typing sudo apt-get install XXXXX, if its not in software manager( as seen in the video I made above) or synaptics package manager, I wont put it on my PC.
 
Regardless of operating system downloading and installing 3rd party software from places like http://www.joesfreesoftware.ru is not safe. Only download from trusted sources, and even then be carefull.

 

 

And you know me, I actually clicked on that link  :hysterical:  to joe's free software.

 

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:26 AM

 

And you know me, I actually clicked on that link  :hysterical:  to joe's free software.

Its why I made up a site link.

 

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Edited by NickAu1, 22 July 2014 - 12:28 AM.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 03:48 AM

A 4 digit authentication eh? :lol:



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 04:32 AM

Yes. Now you guess which 4



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:44 AM

toor hehe.



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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:52 PM

linux isn't fed to you on a spoon learn to feed yourself and all will be good






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