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  1.    26 Jan 2014 #81
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    With these guys it was easy to get into trouble. They seem to have a thin skin. On another Linux forum I was once reprimanded by a moderator because I did not say 'please'. But now they banned that moderator. Anything can happen.
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  2.    26 Jan 2014 #82
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
    Posts : 493
    Windows 7/64 Professional

    Damn; are all the Linux sites that up tight.
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  3.    26 Jan 2014 #83
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    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    There are a lot of nice and helpful people. But some are real fanatics. Nevertheless, I got a lot of help from them when I started with Linux. I am still on 3 forums.
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  4.    27 Jan 2014 #84

    Quote Originally Posted by Layback Bear, post: 12647, member: 23
    Damn; are all the Linux sites that up tight.
    In my experience, yes. There are some really helpful users but for the most part they seem to be a bit on the fanatical side. I find it quite off-putting...
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  5.    02 Feb 2014 #85
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 372
    Windows 10

    On the subject of a cloud os, that would be an absolute deal breaker for me. I would never accept that, not even free of charge, never, no how no way....
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  6.    02 Feb 2014 #86
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by bigseb, post: 12664, member: 98
    In my experience, yes. There are some really helpful users but for the most part they seem to be a bit on the fanatical side. I find it quite off-putting...
    But,, but,, isn’t Linux free and full of love?? Free, yes.. love.. NO!!
    I just can’t deal with Linux.. in any distro! It works but I just prefer Windows… Hell I would use Vista over Linux..



    Jeff
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  7.    02 Feb 2014 #87
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    Most of the time I usae Mint Mate. It is a fine system. But since there are a few Windows programs that I need, I cannot go Mint 100%.

    I also use Zorin at times. That is a preconfigured system where you really have to do nothing to run it. I never touch the command line except for activating the VMware tools. But that is a special case.

    Here are some links if you want to have a closer look.

    Mint Mate Tutorials

    [media=youtube]zxu6iYnLR-k[/media]
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  8.    02 Feb 2014 #88
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,382
    W10 Pro, W10 Home

    I have Mint Mate installed on a separate SSD instead of running it in VM. No problems setting it up and I haven't needed the command line yet, thank goodness! Like whs mentioned, I have Windows programs that I use quite a bit, so I can't run Mint exclusively.
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  9.    02 Feb 2014 #89
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    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7

    I have to say that the Linux command line grows on you. At first it is scary but once you have a little collection of canned commands, you can do a lot with it - and often easier than with the UI - sometimes it is the only way to do unusual things. Just don't try to learn it bottom up - that would be frustrating.
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  10.    02 Feb 2014 #90
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,382
    W10 Pro, W10 Home

    I once new a few "sudo" commands, when I was running Ubuntu 9.04, but that was quite a while ago.
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