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Windows 7: Even Linux is not safe any more

06 Jan 2014   #11
Bluesan

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I run all my Linux distros and Windows 8.1 in virtual under VMware Player from an external 256GB SSD. A LOT easier than dual boot and I can run side by side with my host systems which are all Windows 7.

When I go to another machine, I just put my SSD into the caddy and I have all my systems available. One install and one update effort for all my PCs - can't have it any easier. I still have to do maintenance on all those Windows 7s, but all the other OS installations are 'bundled' on the SSD.
That's pretty cool.


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07 Jan 2014   #12
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

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haters gotta hate
I am certainly not in that class. I run Windows 7 and 8.1 side by side with Mint and Zorin. I used to also have Ubuntu but since they came out with the Unity UI and Gnome 3, I gave it up. The only system I really don't like any more is Fedora - too much terminal work. That is too tiresome for an old man, LOL.
I've come to the same conclusion about Ununtu and I have given up on Fedora. I use Mint some of the time but mostly Zorin and openSUSE. I didn't care for openSUSE when I first used it but it's starting to grow on me, I'd read it was difficult but I'm finding it pretty easy to use and very fast.

Linux OS's have been virus free because it had such a small market share, hackers didn't waste time making a virus that nobody would contract. As the Linux market share grows, so does the possibilities of virus's being created to infect users.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bluesan
Unless, of course, all of this has less to do with lions and tigers and trojans (oh my), and more to do with the fact that haters gotta hate. I see a lot of that in the Windows forums against Linux, and in the Linux forums against Windows, and all things Microsoft.

Oh well.
You find the haters in every aspect of life, from politics to the caliber of ammunition you prefer.

One thing I have noticed about Linux forums in general is the harsh attitude toward new users, especialy when they do not use the correct terminology. You find OS fan boys and "brand" fan boys on every forum from computers and cars to guns and gardening.

One of the best Windows forums is right here, very friendly group that can disagree without resulting in name calling.
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07 Jan 2014   #13
Bluesan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
haters gotta hate
I am certainly not in that class. I run Windows 7 and 8.1 side by side with Mint and Zorin. I used to also have Ubuntu but since they came out with the Unity UI and Gnome 3, I gave it up. The only system I really don't like any more is Fedora - too much terminal work. That is too tiresome for an old man, LOL.
I've come to the same conclusion about Ununtu and I have given up on Fedora. I use Mint some of the time but mostly Zorin and openSUSE. I didn't care for openSUSE when I first used it but it's starting to grow on me, I'd read it was difficult but I'm finding it pretty easy to use and very fast.

Linux OS's have been virus free because it had such a small market share, hackers didn't waste time making a virus that nobody would contract. As the Linux market share grows, so does the possibilities of virus's being created to infect users.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bluesan
Unless, of course, all of this has less to do with lions and tigers and trojans (oh my), and more to do with the fact that haters gotta hate. I see a lot of that in the Windows forums against Linux, and in the Linux forums against Windows, and all things Microsoft.

Oh well.
You find the haters in every aspect of life, from politics to the caliber of ammunition you prefer.

One thing I have noticed about Linux forums in general is the harsh attitude toward new users, especialy when they do not use the correct terminology. You find OS fan boys and "brand" fan boys on every forum from computers and cars to guns and gardening.

One of the best Windows forums is right here, very friendly group that can disagree without resulting in name calling.
I'm sorry you've had that impression/experience, and I'm sad to say, that sometimes that's very true.

I've mentioned a couple of times here, that I use a different nick and email address on every forum I belong to, so, without letting the cat completely out of the bag, I'm a moderator on a Linux forum, and a global moderator with the admin panel, on another forum, that is not Linux, but is computer related.

I think I speak for most of my colleagues on both forums, when I say that I take a very dim view of anyone who answers a question with any of the multiple ways of telling the poster to RTFM. I warn once, modify the post if need be, and if it happens again, I smack them with the ban hammer.

My philosophy in forums, has always been to use kindergarten rules. In other words, take turns, and play nice. Though, of course, that doesn't mean, that when attacked by some idiot, you can't defend yourself - that's when hockey rules come into play. If it's a good fight, I usually let it go on until it looks like someone's going to get hurt.

Not much different than here on these forums, I would expect.
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