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LOWEBIGJON
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I have been using Linux for a few years now, there are many Linux distro's out there, it not hard to use and most of all it's free and you don't get virus with this operating system. This is the easiest way to run Linux:

https://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/ ... -installer
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jdbassin2003
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My laptop is set up too run either ubuntu or windows. I generally use windows but I really enjoy Linux and opensource programming.

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Canoeman
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I havent messed with Linux (any flavor) for along time. When i did i was heavy into Redhat distro.. easy to configure and use..

I have a couple old laptops sitting around..I might give Ubuntu a try..

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I have dual boot with windows and ubuntu also, really love the ubuntu

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breachless
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Ubuntu is great. If I didn't play games, I would probably have this on all my PC's for home use. Really well done. I keep it installed on my laptop I use in the field for work and it has come in quite handy at times...

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Ubuntu since Warty on both home laptops. It's come a long way from the old late 90's Slackware/Redhat releases.
Keepin' the wet side down.

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We use Ubuntu 11.1 on our laptop here at home. My wife is NOT tech oriented so it makes a great system for us. She likes not having to worry about clicking on an evil link and causing her email to send out spam to others. She did when we were using Windows. She was totally red-faced when she supposedly sent a Viagra advertisement to her mother.

I love the operating system because it is fast and simple to maintain. I do not miss having to delete temporary files, cleaning the registry, and then defragmenting. Ubuntu does not seem to need an antivirus program. Because we are not gamers, we have been able to do everything we want to do on the computer and are very pleased with the vast array of free software available to us. We have no desire to go back to Windows or buy a Mac.

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When I retired 5+ years ago I had no reason to run Windows so I went to all Linux machines. Coundn't tell you how many different distros I have tried. Still try something new from time to time but for the most part I use Linux Mint Debain Edition LMDE for short. They also have Linux Mint base on Ubuntu but without Unity.

At work I used to dual boot but somethings I had to use Windows. I ran either Linux or Novell servers. When the powers to be decided to go to Windows servers I decided it was time to move on so I retired. Never was a big MS fan.

Linux is faster, safer & cheaper than MS
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LOWEBIGJON
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This is a nice Linux OS I found:

https://pearlinux.fr/
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Mrmike
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Linux mint. I love it.

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uncndl1
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Post by uncndl1 »

My daily driver on several Panasonic Toughbooks is LMDE2 (Mint Debian), found here:
https://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php
It's fast and free and very safe also. On my older systems, what seems to work best is MX Linux found here:
https://www.mepiscommunity.org/mx
Lot's of great video tutorials on this site, and the forum is friendly.
I quit using Windows several years ago, and have never looked back since.
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I just saw this

I am using Mint 17.3 on my old Dell laptop at home, it had XP on it and now that its not supported, Linux gave it a new life.

I have also resurrected an old Sony Vaio with Ubuntu, but the Sony gave up the ghost with some failed hardware issues

I did try MX on it, but it was buggy for some reason (mouse pointer would stick and other weird problems) that no one could figure out so I tried another distro
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I have an older laptop that I no longer use. I replaced it because it was old, and I thought I might have a virus on it. How can I get Ubuntu Linux on it,....just to see how it works? thanks richg99
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richg99 wrote:I have an older laptop that I no longer use. I replaced it because it was old, and I thought I might have a virus on it. How can I get Ubuntu Linux on it,....just to see how it works? thanks richg99

https://www.ubuntu.com/download Go here and download it. It will run with Windows if you want or alone. Follow the instructions.