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    Question What is LINUX?

    I know I probably sound lame, but could someone please explain to me what Linux is. I see it a lot in this forums and I have no idea what people talking about

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    Hello, Its a name, a name for a collection of "alternative" OS, with open source code, and the OS is generally free of charge..

    So in other words, it does the same things that windows does (roughly), but no Mircosoft involvement..............

    I hope my answer served you..

    Picture showing" Linus/x" Torvalds, the founder of the Linux core/kernel>

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    Could you be a little bit more specific? What are the pros of this Linux OP?

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    Was not yesterday i ran LINUX myself, so i think other members got more updated info about that question..


    15 years ago i used Mandrake (Linux)..

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    The main advantage of the Linux OS, as far as I can tell, is to enhance your forum cred as a cool loner geek who knows the dark arts of alternative OS management and is a Microsoft counter revolutionary and friend of the oppressed MS PC user.

    Basically it's yet another ploy to pull grungy alternative chicks.

    Main advantages include non-compatability with all programs and peripherals ever invented

    *Zygo and Nodens are going to kill me*

    http://techroadies.com/adv-and-dis-of-linux/

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    Thank you, so its basically windows but free. I take it that it runs faster because it does not take as much processes as windows?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Saknussemm View Post
    The main advantage of the Linux OS, as far as I can tell, is to enhance your forum cred as a cool loner geek who knows the dark arts of alternative OS management and is a Microsoft counter revolutionary and friend of the oppressed MS PC user.

    Basically it's yet another ploy to pull grungy alternative chicks.

    Main advantages include non-compatability with all programs and peripherals ever invented

    *Zygo and Nodens are going to kill me*

    http://techroadies.com/adv-and-dis-of-linux/

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    if your not into programming, i think you are going to run into compatibility issues with apps and stuff, in the past it wasnt too user friendly, if you went from Windows -> Linux... Things might have changed over time, i leave that unspoken

    Its good looking, and working great, but may not hand you the easy solutions that windows does..

    Linux = Geek OS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Saknussemm View Post
    The main advantage of the Linux OS, as far as I can tell, is to enhance your forum cred as a cool loner geek who knows the dark arts of alternative OS management and is a Microsoft counter revolutionary and friend of the oppressed MS PC user.

    Basically it's yet another ploy to pull grungy alternative chicks.

    Main advantages include non-compatability with all programs and peripherals ever invented

    *Zygo and Nodens are going to kill me*

    http://techroadies.com/adv-and-dis-of-linux/
    hahhaahahhahhaaaa ha.

    The perfect tweak for the geek whose windows machine runs without flaw.
    [.. said with the greatest of respect to said geek .. lol.] .c.

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    Bring back memories, i started working on "windows" before Mr Gates did i think..

    But some years later the Windows came, and many of us got lazy, and dropped the programming..

    (No internet at that time), i was 12-13 years old back then, and glued to the monitor, 30 years ago

    More fun back then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Saknussemm View Post
    The main advantage of the Linux OS, as far as I can tell, is to enhance your forum cred as a cool loner geek who knows the dark arts of alternative OS management and is a Microsoft counter revolutionary and friend of the oppressed MS PC user.

    Basically it's yet another ploy to pull grungy alternative chicks.

    Main advantages include non-compatability with all programs and peripherals ever invented

    *Zygo and Nodens are going to kill me*

    http://techroadies.com/adv-and-dis-of-linux/
    Are you trying to tick us all off? Actually, using LINUX can drive the girls away at times too. They think you're really nerdy - too nerdy. Actually, as to compatibility, I was running a PC game from 1998 (16+32 bit) on a 64-bit LINUX installation, when Windows wouldn't run it (WINE is freakin' AWESOME). So yes, it has some compatibility issues, but no, it's not that bad.

    I would recommend that you try it, since the average LINUX user actually cares about a nice (usable) desktop environment (unlike Windows 8), so the real desktop metaphor is still in force. Also, it's really, really fast.
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    LINUX Users, we have a group!
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