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I use Windows XP Pro on my desktop, mostly because I play a lot of games. I used to dual boot WinXP and Slackware, but I found that I was always logging into Windows (to play games) and not Slack.

2 laptops: 1 runs Slackware, the other OS X.

My server runs Slackware.
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Neither. I prefer Mac. :wink:

If I really had to choose between Linux & Windows I would go with Linux.
I've had some bad experiences with Windows.
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Windows XP Pro SP2 or Pro x64 on all my desktops and laptops, and Windows Server 2003 SP1 on my servers. I like Windows :D
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I use Ubuntu (Breezy Bdger) and Win XP Pro.

I'e also used a KNOPPIX Live CD.

So yah, I like Debian. 8)
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Post by bcs10 »

linux or windows?

i would say if you are an advanced pc user to use linux... if you are a newer user who just want a User Friendly interface should use Windows and have a virus scanner that also scans for spyware and malware
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Linux: Because to be used as a server or if your doing important work that you don't want to risk losing... its so much more stable than Windows.
Windows: Simply for gaming...And experimenting with new apps (and uninstalling them later), I do fresh re-installs ever two years or so, keep it running smoothly (seriously)

I currently have a MAC (Awesome for work purposes) and another computer with a split hard drive with Linux (SuSE) and Windows installed on it. If only there were more games for Linux... but thats changing soon (or so it seems).
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Every 2 years? Lucky you..I am forced to reinstall every 6 months (then spend TWO DAYS getting all my settings, registry edits and other settings).

I install and test so much stuff it just starts corrupting windows after 6 months.
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starfoxtj wrote: Every 2 years? Lucky you..I am forced to reinstall every 6 months (then spend TWO DAYS getting all my settings, registry edits and other settings).

I install and test so much stuff it just starts corrupting windows after 6 months.

Every 4 months here, even though thier is nothing wrong, it gives me something to do when I am bored. Plus I have a full reinstall and application/data restoreation down to 2 hours :)
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starfoxtj wrote: Every 2 years? Lucky you..I am forced to reinstall every 6 months (then spend TWO DAYS getting all my settings, registry edits and other settings).

I install and test so much stuff it just starts corrupting windows after 6 months.


6 months.... I wouldn't do that... only because it takes me forever to do the windows updates (I believe there are over 150 or even more updates to be done when you re-install (or fresh install) your windows, for XP Pro at least).
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I dont use windows update because I have had WAY to many systems get fubared from them.

I install specified updates, then well over 120 programs. (Thats why it takes 2 days, about 16 hours to get my system back up and running)
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I only reformat whenever I get some type of virus... (with my idiot sister, who's laptop is using year-old virus definitions, the whole network of four computers goes down about once a year. This PC that I'm on right now (my server... offline at the moment) takes about 40 hours to get back up to speed.
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p3980 wrote: who's laptop is using year-old virus definitions, the whole network of four computers goes down about once a year.

Ouch dude...ouch. 8O

I would steal that comp away from her, update the av software and install firefore. Then put it back where I found it. :P
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starfoxtj wrote:
p3980 wrote:who's laptop is using year-old virus definitions, the whole network of four computers goes down about once a year.

Ouch dude...ouch. 8O

I would steal that comp away from her, update the av software and install firefore. Then put it back where I found it. :P

Tried. She's got is passworded, and I never have time to dig out her floppy drive (USB) to be able to add a Password Cracker I wrote to the boot files so I can try and crack it :D
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LMAO that is toooo funny! :lol:

Even the admin account has a password though? That is very rare...most users dont even know it exists.
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starfoxtj wrote: LMAO that is toooo funny! :lol:

Even the admin account has a password though? That is very rare...most users dont even know it exists.

Yes, because I passworded it. She has since changed the password somehow. Unfortunatley, the laptop is passworded, so you can't access BIOS or start the booting without entering the password.
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