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  1.    30 Mar 2015 #41
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    Many things can happen in a few months. If MS is NOT listening to their users they will fail. They are betting the farm on Windows 10 and if it turns out to be another Windows ME many users will flock to Linux, an OS that for the most part is free with no strings attached. I really do not want to get an OS and jump through all kind of hoops trying to get it to look like I want. I have that now in Windows 7 and I am happy with it. I will try 10 but if does it doesd not get better I will stay with 7. I suppose that one has a full year to decide.
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  2.    30 Mar 2015 #42
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    @Gary I don't know how many times I've heard that people will switch to Linux.. but in the end they just don't. Linux is something that most users just don't understand enough or know which distribution to select.
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  3.    30 Mar 2015 #43
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    I used Linux for years about 10 years ago PClinuxOS is so easy to use a caveman can use it. Some are harder than others but you are right many people don't want to learn something new. I learned from The Master may he rest in peace.

    Tips for Linux Explorers
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  4.    30 Mar 2015 #44
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    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    I used Linux for years about 10 years ago PClinuxOS is so easy to use a caveman can use it. Some are harder than others but you are right many people don't want to learn something new. I learned from The Master may he rest in peace.

    Tips for Linux Explorers
    I've used Linux before as well but I really don't think that the majority of PC users will even upgrade an OS or go to Linux. Some will go to Linux but the vast majority just say they will and eventually don't.
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  5.    30 Mar 2015 #45
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    Toronto
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    I fully understand what Wenda is saying about Win 10 and I agree on most of it. But this is what really caught my attention...

    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    ....restoring a full image of my 8.1.1 setup (150+gb) takes over three hours on my huge but slow c: drive.

    That should not be the case. Image restoration is meant to be an easy task to do. Much easier than clean installation. It is supposed to be an easy and quick fix for acting up OSes. It should only take between 15 and 30mins. Something is definitely not right.

    Personal data should be separate to begin with. It should be backep up separately. If that 150GB image gets corrupted. End of the story. I hope you do have a separate data backup.
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  6.    30 Mar 2015 #46
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    I am Linux amateur and love my Mint Mate systems and also Zorin. I can do most anything with Mint that I do in Windows. There are a few Windows programs though that I need. Maybe a virtual Windows running under Linux would be the solution. I know a few people who run like that. But if you show a webpage like this to the uninitiated Linux newcomer, no wonder they get scared, LOL.
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  7.    30 Mar 2015 #47
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    So true.. Linux can seem daunting for many and that's a huge determinant.
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  8.    30 Mar 2015 #48
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    Land of 10,000 lakes
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I am Linux amateur and love my Mint Mate systems and also Zorin. I can do most anything with Mint that I do in Windows. There are a few Windows programs though that I need. Maybe a virtual Windows running under Linux would be the solution. I know a few people who run like that. But if you show a webpage like this to the uninitiated Linux newcomer, no wonder they get scared, LOL.
    Hi whs. A question for you. What do you like about MATE over the other the other editions, like Cinnamon, or KDE, or Xfce?
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  9.    30 Mar 2015 #49
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    What I like about mate is that I can easily customize it. There are more possibilities and it is easy. See here. And also here.
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  10.    30 Mar 2015 #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    What I like about mate is that I can easily customize it. There are more possibilities and it is easy. See here. And also here.
    Thanks! I will check it out.
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