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D0pamine



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:51 pm    Post subject: GNU/Linux distributions Reply with quote

There are many of these available for free to download on the internet and are free to modify and re-release by users. Not only are they free to use and free to re-distribute but they are far more reliable than commercial operating sytems!

If you should choose to use one of these distributions you can usually run your windows programs via a program called wine which is also free to use and modify however the programs available for gnu/linux distributions are usually better and ofcourse free to use, free to modify and free to re-distribute.

some of the most popular distributions are -


http://www.debian.org/
Debian is a stable and robust operating system which many other distributions are based on

http://www.ubuntu.com/

Ubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on debian with commercial support available from canoical

http://www.gentoo.org/

Gentoo is a source based distribution which can be configured for almost any application but is not for the new to GNU/Linux

How is all this wonderful software available for free you ask? well rather than being a business it is a science and ofcourse many companies charge for technical support and education


Happy malware free computing to all \o/ - if not you must be using a microsoft product Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that's very informative. Unfortunately it was in 'Klingon' language so absolutely useless to me. Shocked Rolling Eyes Very Happy
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D0pamine



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.gnu.org/fry/

perhaps mr fry can explain better than i..
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D0pamine



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if anyone would like help or advice setting up or free software solutions feel free to PM me Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has always been a favorite of mine. Easy to install and use, works right out of the box PCLinuxOS http://www.pclinuxos.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm currently experimenting with Lubuntu. You have to install one or two things to get everything working (flash player, mp3s, DVDs, etc) but it's easy enough to do. It's very fast compared to Windows 7 on this PC.

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D0pamine



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone needs any help or advice - please feel free to ask, I'm quite knowledgeable when it comes to GNU/Linux systems
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