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What's the best alternative to Windows 8?
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What is the best Windows 8 alternative?
Linux Mint
19%
 19%  [ 4 ]
Ubuntu
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Fedora
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Puppy
42%
 42%  [ 9 ]
Debian
9%
 9%  [ 2 ]
openSUSE
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
PCLinuxOS
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Kubuntu
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Mageia
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
OS X
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Other, please state below
23%
 23%  [ 5 ]
Total Votes : 21

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darry1966

Joined: 26 Feb 2012
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Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue 01 Oct 2013, 19:05    Post subject: Linux Lite  

Hi guys,

How about Linux Lite. Also has anybody watched Spatry's Cup Of Linux on Youtube.
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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct 2013, 00:20    Post subject:  

Well if JB will release FatDog64-630 already.... It would be the fastest 64bit distro EVER Exclamation !!,

He has a new mode for running programs that is about 10x faster then possible in current version, I asked if it would be the default boot mode so the jaws would drop from day one, but he ain't ready to drop that big of a change on the linux world. Shocked So look for a command line setting for that mode... Wink
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nooby

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct 2013, 02:26    Post subject:  

JB should be short for use name JamesBond then Smile

wow sounds interesting indeed especially considering
they solved the UEFI thing? So encourage him to share
his dev thoughts on what to expect.

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nooby

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct 2013, 02:28    Post subject:  

My naive alternative is to keep all my Win XP
and Win Vista and Win 7 machines and put a frugal
install of Puppy on them.
that is my version of " What's the best alternative to Windows 8?"


To never buy a machine that has win 8 on it unless given for free?

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infromthepound

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct 2013, 06:34    Post subject:  

Anything.
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starhawk

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct 2013, 11:22    Post subject:  

@nooby -- Windows XP support ends April of next year. My understanding (which may be wrong) is that when that happens you will no longer be able to activate XP.
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct 2013, 12:12    Post subject:  

starhawk wrote:
@nooby -- Windows XP support ends April of next year. My understanding (which may be wrong) is that when that happens you will no longer be able to activate XP.


Oh that would mean disaster then for some of my computers.
But the win Vista and Win 7 will still work for a while then?

Would they program this time into the code when I go online next time then.

I mean for how long have they had that time limit coded into the boot up?

If one never go online could I not use the programs or do a restore
to earlier time point?

sorry for going derail a bit.

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darrelljon


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PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct 2013, 13:48    Post subject:  

I read that Microsoft will release an activation key that does not require the servers.
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nubc


Joined: 23 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Oct 2013, 23:08    Post subject:  

Attn: Fatdog users
In response to the recommendation of Fatdog for 64-bit computer, I am downloading 6.21, 6.11, 6.01, and 5.21. Does this selection cover Fatdog, or is there another particular version that works better?
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dancytron

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Oct 2013, 23:13    Post subject:  

starhawk wrote:
@nooby -- Windows XP support ends April of next year. My understanding (which may be wrong) is that when that happens you will no longer be able to activate XP.


XP activation has been well hacked. You don't need Microsoft to activate it (and it wouldn't be illegal/immoral if you already own it).
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starhawk

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Oct 2013, 10:52    Post subject:  

But if you don't already own it...

Also, I really wouldn't anticipate it being terribly much fun to explain to a local cop why I (hypothetically) hacked my WinXP install even tho I already had a perfectly good COA. I don't think the PD would understand...

Yeah, I know the "...if you don't get caught..." argument, and I don't agree with it at all. Maybe my morals are too strong for the time I'm in, though, since a lot of people seem to think it's cool to throw a grownup temper tantrum and shut down governments to try and remove a law that they don't like but everyone else does. Talk about playground politics... geez...

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dancytron

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Oct 2013, 22:43    Post subject:  

If you don't own it, then it isn't right to hack it.

I am thinking of the scenario where you have a computer with the XP COA sticker on it or have the licensed Windows XP disks. Your hard drive blows up. If Windows doesn't support activating anymore (or for that matter if it is just more convenient), there is no good reason not to use a hacked version or hack it yourself.

As far as the local cops, they have better things to do and wouldn't waste their time with such foolishness.
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Bligh

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Oct 2013, 22:17    Post subject:  

If you have cloned your win install, and keep data on a separate partition, not a problem. I don't have any plans to purchase win8.
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