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View Poll Results: Which one do you prefer?
I run Windows and would never switch. 5 45.45%
I run Mac and would never switch. 0 0%
I run Linux and would never switch. 1 9.09%
I want to run Windows. 0 0%
I want to run Mac. 0 0%
I want to run Linux. 0 0%
I run Windows and Linux at the same time. 1 9.09%
I want to run Windows and Linux at the same time andrunWindows. 3 27.27%
I want to run Windows and Linux at the same time and run Linux. 1 9.09%
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Old 17-07-2005, 04:17 PM   #1
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I'm kinda half between Windows and Linux. Major Dilemma! I wanna run both! New option.
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Old 17-07-2005, 04:25 PM   #2
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I run Windows and find it bloody annoying, but unfortunately I'm too dumb for Linux. From what I hear you need at least some computer skills for it - which I don't have.
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Old 17-07-2005, 04:31 PM   #3
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I'm with Raffles in that Windows is annoying occasionally but Linux seems a lot of hassle to switch to. Also, lots of my games will probably refuse to work.
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Old 17-07-2005, 09:11 PM   #4
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I run Windows and find it bloody annoying, but unfortunately I'm too dumb for Linux. From what I hear you need at least some computer skills for it - which I don't have.
You could give Ubuntu a try. It's completely free of cost and is considered one of the easier distributions to get running. Others that are just as easy as Windows to run are Xandros and Linspire, but they aren't free of cost. No matter what you choose there will be a more or less painful switch since you'll have to learn how Linux works. It's closer to MacOS than Windows...

This article about Debian pretty much sums up the issues I had with switching from Windows. It's not hard, but you will have to learn some new stuff.

On topic: I run both Windows and Linux. Gentoo for school stuff and Windows for games. Most games here on Abandonia works in Linux though since DOSBox and ScummVM are cross platform.
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Old 17-07-2005, 09:34 PM   #5
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Well, the thing is that I know hardly anything about computers, really, so I'm afraid I might take a long time getting used to a completely different type of OS. And unless I'm very much mistaken, most computers are built to be much more favourably disposed to Windows than to Linux, so you'd have to know how to fight that as well. A friend of mine runs Linux and swears by it, though, so I suppose I could try asking him to show me the basics sometime...
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Old 18-07-2005, 03:44 AM   #6
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I don't really "like" Windows....but I am really good with it. It doesn't annoy me or bother me...I guess when you know what you are doing it really helps.

I never have any crashing or other issues with windows at all...
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Old 18-07-2005, 07:40 AM   #7
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Well, the thing is that I know hardly anything about computers, really, so I'm afraid I might take a long time getting used to a completely different type of OS. And unless I'm very much mistaken, most computers are built to be much more favourably disposed to Windows than to Linux, so you'd have to know how to fight that as well. A friend of mine runs Linux and swears by it, though, so I suppose I could try asking him to show me the basics sometime...
Some odd hardware might not have drivers in Linux, but it has to be really oddhardware then. Still, if you feel that it might be too much hassle for you, you're probably right
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