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Linux is starting to become very appealing to me, seen a few computers running it and they seemed to work faster than windows. It has an ever growing line of apps becoming available for it also. I think Gates has got enough of my money....:mad:
 

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I switched to linux almost a year ago and have been very pleased with it.

It's still a bit of a tweakers OS; when things go wrong you may have to get your hands dirty on the command line but those instances are becoming few and far between. I've certainly not had any more trouble with linux than I had with windows.

One of the big advantages of linux is the lack of DRM and product activation hassles. If you want to add or swap out hardware you don't have to call MS and ask for permission.

Another advantage are the software repositories. There are literally thousands of programs ready to be installed at the click of a button. If the program you want isn't in the repositories, you can often download the appropriate packages from the web and install it or, if you're so inclined, compile and install from source.

I'd encourage anyone even remotely curious about linux to download one of the many live cd distributions and, when you've got some spare time, give it a whirl. Simply burn the CD or DVD image, reboot (perhaps setting the BIOS to boot from CD), and play around for a while. When you're done, reboot and remove the disk from the drive and you'll be back in windows. The live CD's don't affect your existing OS install in any way.
 

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GuitarsCanada said:
I moved over to Vista on my main machine. Works great. I am having trouble finding a driver for my Epson printer though.
Home premium? If so get your media center set up and then have your Xbox 360 as an extender. You can watch and listen to everything on your computer right on your main entertainment system through your 360.


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I did some work on the 360 and Vista, got the media center running through my TV... it's great for viewing the pics and vids. With the 1080p 48" TV it's GREAT.
Absolutely! It's the original reason I bought my first gaming console the Xbox 360. I use it for listening to my music collection mostly. I have everything ripped at 192kbit so the quality is decent as well.
 

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Well I got Vista Ultimate or whatever the bullsit is called, running. I actually have to run two systems side by side because Im running into lots of "features." I dont think I have ever run into anything with this many "features" before. Its appauling that they would release this in this state. It is pretty though, and some of the changes they made are great. One thing that makes me wonder though, is since you need all this power just to run your O/S, are Microsoft trying to force people to buy a new computer? Vista sure is a pig..............
 

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Well I got Vista Ultimate or whatever the bullsit is called, running. I actually have to run two systems side by side because Im running into lots of "features." I dont think I have ever run into anything with this many "features" before. Its appauling that they would release this in this state. It is pretty though, and some of the changes they made are great. One thing that makes me wonder though, is since you need all this power just to run your O/S, are Microsoft trying to force people to buy a new computer? Vista sure is a pig..............

She does run heavy. Though I still find it snappier then XP on the same machine.
 
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