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Posted November 03, 2015 - 09:55 AM

http://www.pcworld.c...10-upgrade.html


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Posted November 03, 2015 - 02:01 PM

Easy fix to Window 10 issue.  Install Linux and let it wipe your drive and repartition and format it.  Problem fixed.  :D  :thumbs:


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Posted December 01, 2015 - 08:44 AM

But what if I don't want to take the time to learn a completely new operating system?  I am not that computer save to start with so the easier it is the better for me.  I have never knew anything but windows.



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Posted December 01, 2015 - 10:08 AM

A couple of the linux versions are imitations of XP. There is a learning curve, but not bad.
Bill is your best bet, but I've dabbled a couple times and been surprised how good it is.
There are two programs I have to run for work that ONLY will work on a windows PC.

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Posted December 01, 2015 - 10:21 AM

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Posted December 01, 2015 - 10:23 AM

But what if I don't want to take the time to learn a completely new operating system?  I am not that computer save to start with so the easier it is the better for me.  I have never knew anything but windows.

 

linux Mint is an easy transition if you want to explore it.  Download the image, create a bootable USB drive, and boot to the USB drive and play around with the live version.



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Posted December 01, 2015 - 11:14 AM

A couple of the linux versions are imitations of XP. There is a learning curve, but not bad.
Bill is your best bet, but I've dabbled a couple times and been surprised how good it is.
There are two programs I have to run for work that ONLY will work on a windows PC.

 

Have you conidered maybe running window in virtual mode or see if your programs will run under wine?



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Posted December 01, 2015 - 11:24 AM

But what if I don't want to take the time to learn a completely new operating system?  I am not that computer save to start with so the easier it is the better for me.  I have never knew anything but windows.

 

There are quite a few distrubutions that follow the windows design and make it easier to transition over.  Like Travis said there is Mint but there is also Zorn that has the ability to XP or Windows 7 or  Linux, LXLE, Mageia.  The nice thing, I think, about Linux is that most of the distrubutions all have forums with folks that actually use that distro and are knowledgable to help you.  Chieftan the main thing you would need to do is let them know up front that you are not computer savy. 



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Posted December 01, 2015 - 04:50 PM

Bill, have you tried PCLinuxOS?

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Posted December 01, 2015 - 06:07 PM

Bill, have you tried PCLinuxOS?

 

 

I'm using it right now and have been using it for over a year.  I have it installed on this computer, shop computer and laptop. 



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Posted December 03, 2015 - 03:23 PM

Installed the above mentioned software and it works perfect. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.  :D






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