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    Quote Originally Posted by BNaughty View Post
    It's based on Ubuntu, just it's more user-friendly... Kind of like a sick of Windows try this distro...

    Check out Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon

    I loved it, and would natively run it, but the iwlwifi module has issues with my card and the 5Ghz...
    I like Linux mint, I currently have Mint PPC installed on a I-mac G4. I think its the only alternative for a power pc other than leopard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baastrup View Post
    I hope this will bring more games to linux so I can totally skip M$.
    Yes, this...one day I hope for a microsft-free pc. So far I've let go of everything except Excel. Love it too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorphic View Post
    Please avoid Ubuntu because of the "phone home" for amazon and the high numbers of bugs.
    I did some reading about this tonight, and all I gotta say is "wow". That level of privacy invasion is a new level of desperation for any company to take to drum up revenue; I would expect this sort of breaking of trust by microsoft, but the fact that a linux distro is pioneering this is just disgusting. Linux is about freedom from the monopoly of windows, but ubuntu just wants to be just like big brother bill, and take that freedom away. Sheesh.

    I second @Zygo's suggestion: avoid ubuntu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fostert View Post
    I did some reading about this tonight, and all I gotta say is "wow". That level of privacy invasion is a new level of desperation for any company to take to drum up revenue; I would expect this sort of breaking of trust by microsoft, but the fact that a linux distro is pioneering this is just disgusting. Linux is about freedom from the monopoly of windows, but ubuntu just wants to be just like big brother bill, and take that freedom away. Sheesh.

    I second @Zygo's suggestion: avoid ubuntu.
    Correction...they want to be like A****. Said company is worse than MS, and is trying to take over every portion of technology and enslave users to the almighty "keeping up with the jobses..."
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
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    Yeah; I try to keep all a**le software **OFF** my wife's N53SN, because once its on there it infects the win7 registry to such an extent that getting it totally uninstalled is impossible. A manual search of the registry (using regedit) after removing itunes revealled hundreds of keys with variant of itunes, ipod,iphone, and other ithings, as well as a**le. Its vermin-ware, perfect for the non-secure OS like windows, where it can get into every corner and hide.
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    If you are looking for an OS where you choose what it offers look into slackware

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    Quote Originally Posted by boofsterb View Post
    If you are looking for an OS where you choose what it offers look into slackware
    Interesting, never tried that distro before. Debian would be another distro where you can add a lot of packages. Maybe not to the same level of customization as slackware, but the package management system is amazing, as @fostert can tell you.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
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    Quote Originally Posted by boofsterb View Post
    If you are looking for an OS where you choose what it offers look into slackware
    My very first linux distro back in 1995 was Slackware 3.0, with the barely-out-of-beta Linux kernel 1.2.13. It was the only one for sale in my local computer shop on a CD ($5), but I needed linux to run some unix software that had just been ported. This was before the days of redhat, ubuntu, mandrake, etc....all the big-box distros had yet to come out. Slack was great but you to live close to the hardware: if you had hardware that wasn't recognized, you recompiled the kernel to try and add that support (there were no insertable kernel modules then), or you wrote the device driver yourself. Today of course its alot less primitive because the community is thousands of times larger, but slack really still is a hacker's distro - not something to recommend to the linux newcomer.
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    @fostert, I may add slackware to my list of distros to play with in a VM.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    Quote Originally Posted by fostert View Post
    My very first linux distro back in 1995 was Slackware 3.0, with the barely-out-of-beta Linux kernel 1.2.13. It was the only one for sale in my local computer shop on a CD ($5), but I needed linux to run some unix software that had just been ported. This was before the days of redhat, ubuntu, mandrake, etc....all the big-box distros had yet to come out. Slack was great but you to live close to the hardware: if you had hardware that wasn't recognized, you recompiled the kernel to try and add that support (there were no insertable kernel modules then), or you wrote the device driver yourself. Today of course its alot less primitive because the community is thousands of times larger, but slack really still is a hacker's distro - not something to recommend to the linux newcomer.
    I'm not trying to be rude but I'm not new to the Linux community. I would say slackware is more of a utilitarian type of distro where as for Pentesting (Hacking) I would say Backtrack is more that flavor.

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