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Remove Microsoft Windows

by tbird1938 / August 8, 2005 3:45 AM PDT

This is my third day on the phone with Microsoft (i'm on now, on hold of course) I want to remove Windows XP Pro from 2 computers and Windows XP Pro media center from 1 computer. What can i use as for and OS that would work well. Thank you

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Lots of people like...
by Dick White / August 8, 2005 3:56 AM PDT

Linux. There are a half dozen variants of it (called distributions) - Red Hat, Debian, Mandrake, etc. Other than that, there aren't any mainstream operating systems for the x86 Intel architecture.

Good luck with it.

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by Selwyn / August 8, 2005 4:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Lots of people like...

I'm one of those people :). If you're interested, I'd suggest starting with mandrake (, as it's expressly made for people new to the Linux world. From their site you can find links to a free download version in the form of three discs. If you want a reason to switch to Linux :), you can go to:

Reasons are many, including, the freedom to do what you want with the system, obviously low cost, extremely efficient with hadware, and loving the open source philosophy of it. You can also ask questions on the CNET Linux forums, or (, a great site for Mandrake in particular.

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