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by slash_4600 / October 10, 2005 12:08 PM PDT

I saw a free linux program but first is it free? and how good is it and what is it used for I would like to kno bcuz I have an old acer with windows 95 and I wanted to change the operating system without paying for one so if there r free operating systems and linux isn`t plz tell me thx.

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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2005 12:17 PM PDT
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Go pick out the shiny toy of your dreams today.

Bob

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Linux is Free
by engineer331 / October 11, 2005 12:13 PM PDT
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Yes, you can freely download Linux. It has its strengths (like better stability and security) and its weaknesses (not as intuitive or easy to use), but it is defiantly worth checking out. It is a good way to get more life out of an old system because you can have a modern and secure OS that can be configured to run on a system with little resources, and it won?t hurt your wallet.

One thing I would recommend is that you get a book on Linux before you start. You could probably get along just fine without it, but it might come in handy.

Good luck.

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Why is it more "secure'?
by golfsalot / October 11, 2005 8:36 PM PDT
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What are the details of Linux that make it more secure?

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Why did you post in this thread?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2005 11:44 PM PDT

Just wondering. Your post seems like it would get better exposure as a new discussion.

Bob

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Secure?
by lilsim89 / October 12, 2005 10:23 AM PDT

Generally, Linux is considered to be much more secure than Windows because of many reasons. One major factor is that Linux is almost never run as a SuperUser, one that can make system wide changes. On the other hand, Windows is almost always ran under Administrator, giving access to almost all programs those privilages. There are also much more descriptive file permissions available under Linux.

Hope this helps

Simon

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Try this distro!
by jwscogin / October 17, 2005 1:54 PM PDT
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Xandros OCE at www.xandros.com/about/downloads.html and select the bottom one.

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