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manuleka

Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:36 PM

If you are a standard Windows users, you can install almost nothing.
So, giving only windows standard-user password limits such problems.


indeed, but i was more referring to ease of use and familiarness with the OS... my nephews don't like Linux and are put off with it being there... so they hardly touch it no more

yes Windows can be set with passwords and guest accounts etc... but i prefer one account on my pc

yordan

Posted 08 June 2011 - 11:48 AM

i was more referring to downloading whatever they want and install it on my machine... so easy in Windows (unless altered of-course to behave in certain ways)

If you are a standard Windows users, you can install almost nothing.
So, giving only windows standard-user password limits such problems.

manuleka

Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:31 AM

I don't see why.
With a Linux computer running a gnome graphic interface, a standard user can start browsing the disk files and start deleting, copying, moving files while surfing the internet.
So, a standard, non-root user, will mess the Linux machine exactly as a non-admin Windows user will mess a Windows machine.
I mean, if you think that a Linux standard user cannot do anything dangerous on a Linux machine, you should also think that a standard Windows user cannot do anything dangerous on a Windows Machine.
The only problem is that, as a Windows user, you want to be admin of your own PC. And then you start to behave dangerously.


the Gnome interface looks a bit different and i was more referring to downloading whatever they want and install it on my machine... so easy in Windows (unless altered of-course to behave in certain ways)

yordan

Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:28 AM

i still use Windows only for Gaming... I switch to Linux because everyone i know uses Windows or Mac... and also because i want to Learn Linux and hopefully be a Linux Guru someday lol...

i also like the idea of open source which i find is quite common with a lot (or most) of the Linux Software Packages

another reason is that, with a computer running Linux my little nephews and nieces wouldn't mess with my machines as often as they use to when it's running Windows ;)

I don't see why.
With a Linux computer running a gnome graphic interface, a standard user can start browsing the disk files and start deleting, copying, moving files while surfing the internet.
So, a standard, non-root user, will mess the Linux machine exactly as a non-admin Windows user will mess a Windows machine.
I mean, if you think that a Linux standard user cannot do anything dangerous on a Linux machine, you should also think that a standard Windows user cannot do anything dangerous on a Windows Machine.
The only problem is that, as a Windows user, you want to be admin of your own PC. And then you start to behave dangerously.
On my Unix machine I want to be root, the Unix super-user. And then, I am very dangerous for my computer. But I'm aware of that, I know it's my fault, I am the only guilty guy, Microsoft is not guilty if I behave stupidly on my computer.

manuleka

Posted 08 June 2011 - 05:39 AM

i still use Windows only for Gaming... I switch to Linux because everyone i know uses Windows or Mac... and also because i want to Learn Linux and hopefully be a Linux Guru someday lol...

i also like the idea of open source which i find is quite common with a lot (or most) of the Linux Software Packages

another reason is that, with a computer running Linux my little nephews and nieces wouldn't mess with my machines as often as they use to when it's running Windows ;)

Xarex

Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:30 PM

I was a Windows user. But was actually forced to switch to Mac and fell in love with Mac. But Mac provided something that I just never could seem to get or understand how to do with Windows: dual booting and Virtual Machine.

I had dual booted Windows XP and Mac but also had been able to install Virtual Machine software, and discovered something free and filled with seemingly endless possibilities.. Linux.

And the choices of the different Linux OS's are endless too.. so many. I decided to go with the most popular and what people were using.. simply because it was for beginners and also had a lot of support: Ubuntu 10. Installed it off a CD I burned it on to. Very small and took up very little space.

And wow.. I must say, it was fast loading and very simple with lots and lots of utilities I would soon add. Although I'm probably a Mac User for life, I would definitely consider getting a very cheap Netbook and installing only Linux on there. So while I'm not quite converted yet.. Linux is not too far from my mind. Also allows me to feel like I'm a part of some cool crowd that has went beyond Microsoft Windows to something far more interesting.

Glad I gave Linux a chance. Fast. Seems like it's virus free and wouldn't even know how to run spyware even if it set foot on the platform (a good thing) and I'm quite glad that Linux works well with Virtual Machines, as you can install many more Linux OS's and test them out.

FurryHead

Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:12 PM

I switched to linux because my hard drive got fried, and I had to use a tiny 1.5GB hard drive. Since, I've gotten more disk space (primarily by using my REALLY old laptop as a storage server) but even if I could switch to windows, I wouldn't.

I first used Puppy Linux 4.3.1, booting from a USB drive (thank god that computer had supported USB-booting natively), and eventually installed it into my hard drive. Shortly after that came the fatal hard-drive-failure.

I am still a avid puppy linux user, now running 5.2 - Ubuntu binary compatible \o/ - though if I had the choice, I'd be running debian lenny minimal install.

Just my 2 cents. ;)

ysNoi

Posted 08 September 2010 - 11:53 AM

I got what you mean.

Maybe I got mistyped my words...Maybe the rigth description is this:

I don't want to install drivers one by one (Depending on Distros and Hardware) please correct me if I'm wrong.

I used Linux Mint 9.

yordan

Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:36 AM

I think you have quoted the wrong number on the reason that I posted.

Well, you can check on your Hardware Drivers to configure third-party and proprietary drivers for your Ethernet Adapter and see if it will work.

By the way, what distro are you using?

You are right, I quoted the wrong part. I wanted to quote the following one :

3. I don't want to install drivers one by one after installing the system.

And, of course, "see if it will work" is different from "I don't want to install drivers one by one".
The distros I am talking about are mainly RedHat and Mandrake/Mandriva.
And, of course, when I go to a shop and buy a disk drive, I don't automatically get the concerned Linux Third Party Drivers.
That's why I meant that obtaining functional drivers for Linux is not always easier than obtaining the drivers for the Microsoft Windows version I am using.

ysNoi

Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:27 AM

I think you have quoted the wrong number on the reason that I posted.

Well, you can check on your Hardware Drivers to configure third-party and proprietary drivers for your Ethernet Adapter and see if it will work.

By the way, what distro are you using?

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