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isaccasi

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#1
IOS 10.3.2 is here:D
 

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  • OS
    windows 8.1
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    acer apire v5 E5-521-46P1
    Memory
    6 gb ram
    Sound Card
    Bongiovi DPS FULL
    Screen Resolution
    hd
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    500 gb internal +500+1000gb External
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    300/50mb
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    pale moon and google chrome
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    Bitdefender 2018
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nt62

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#2
Almost a year since ...

Had a nice run with Windows.
Like most here - been dabbling with Microsoft since DOS.

Windows 7 is / was great - I used to love Windows 95 / 98
Used NT4 for years.
Never had issues with 8 that others had.
Big fan of the start screen.

Windows 10 is what it is. Insider Previews build mania is what it is.
For this thread, I would say that I have had enough of ISO building and clean installations.

I made the break - just do not need a Microsoft operating system.
Installed Linux MATE 18.3 on my Alienware 17R3 - works great!
My Chromebook is still useful.

And changed teams to all iMac / Apple desktops.
Bought an iMac 27" all-in-one / fusion (hybrid) drive / Retina display @ 5k (5120x2880).

Never going back to Microsoft.

imac doc.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    server 2012
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    self assembled
    CPU
    3770k
    Motherboard
    Asrock
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    hdmi tv to external sound system
    Monitor(s) Displays
    led
    Hard Drives
    Addonics Quad mSATA PCIe SSD - various SSD
    Browser
    Opera

mrjimphelps

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#3
Never going back to Microsoft.
Not even in a virtual machine?

Are you able to do everything you need / want to do without ever going to Windows?

I'm getting there, but I'm not quite there yet.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
    Browser
    Firefox, Opera
    Antivirus
    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
    Other Info
    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.

nt62

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#4
Not even in a virtual machine?

Are you able to do everything you need / want to do without ever going to Windows?

I'm getting there, but I'm not quite there yet.
Yep. I don't do much anyway.
Not going to do anything like bootcamp, because I have no use for Windows.
Very simple stuff like internet browsing - email - graphics - video / multimedia editing / conversions
System customizations - office work - streaming video - mapping / geography / statistical research

Not a fan of cloud activity or device synchronizations.

Been off of MS for a month and no withdrawal symptoms.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    server 2012
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    self assembled
    CPU
    3770k
    Motherboard
    Asrock
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    hdmi tv to external sound system
    Monitor(s) Displays
    led
    Hard Drives
    Addonics Quad mSATA PCIe SSD - various SSD
    Browser
    Opera

mrjimphelps

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#5
Anytime I can't do something in Linux, I usually put extra effort into figuring out how, rather than resorting to doing it in Windows. This approach has resulted in my figuring out how to do just about everything in Linux.

About the only time I run Windows is to install the current batch of Windows updates.

The main thing I just can't do in Linux that works very nicely in Windows is Microsoft Movie Maker. I haven't been able to find a good Linux replacement for Movie Maker.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
    Browser
    Firefox, Opera
    Antivirus
    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
    Other Info
    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.

nt62

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#6
I was surprised how Linux worked so well on my Alienware.
Used to be that, it was very difficult to get audio video working.

Now even though the Alienware has a creative sound blaster recon3d card,
Linux automatically downloaded what was necessary to play audio.

This particular lappy also has an Nvidia card - dual intel / Nvidia.
Checking the activity monitor shows everything is working.
I haven't seen any "event viewer" type issues.

Installed VLC of course, and that works too!
I am getting over using Windows media player classic.
Creating playlists instead of "play next in folder" is easy to do.

Of course Linux is free and there is no "evaluation / trial / preview" time limit.
No activation keys required.

As for movie maker - well - hesitate to say this -
in the Apple Store there are dozens of movie makers available if you don't mind paying for them.

I cannot speak to those that always seek free stuff.
The Microsoft Store probably has some but I cannot remember, never looked.
There are programs in Windows that I might miss like Paint Shop Pro,
I am getting used to living without them.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    server 2012
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    self assembled
    CPU
    3770k
    Motherboard
    Asrock
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    hdmi tv to external sound system
    Monitor(s) Displays
    led
    Hard Drives
    Addonics Quad mSATA PCIe SSD - various SSD
    Browser
    Opera

mrjimphelps

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Posts
148
#7
Would a product available in the Apple store work in Linux Mint?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
    Browser
    Firefox, Opera
    Antivirus
    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
    Other Info
    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.

nt62

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#8
Would a product available in the Apple store work in Linux Mint?
Probably no way even to get there.
Linux is open source.
Apple is proprietary.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    server 2012
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    self assembled
    CPU
    3770k
    Motherboard
    Asrock
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    hdmi tv to external sound system
    Monitor(s) Displays
    led
    Hard Drives
    Addonics Quad mSATA PCIe SSD - various SSD
    Browser
    Opera

nt62

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#9
For the one or two that might read this post,
you might find this funny. :)

I struck out with imac. (do not have an iPhone)
Reformatted the fusion drive to the APFS system.
Guess what !! The Apple drive got broken.
Was going for a RESET of the OS and that failed.
Reformatted back to MAC Journal Extended and the system crashed.
The iMac 27" all-in-one cannot be opened.

Tried repairs using the "disk utility" but the "disk utility" said the drive was damaged.
Brought the device to an iMac repair shop.
The iMac repair shop's report was that the drive was unrepairable.
They told me it would need to be taken to another state for dispensation and replacement.

In 30 years, I never had this much trouble with a Microsoft device.
I quit. Sold the iMac to the repair shop.
Have returned to Windows :)

o_O
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    server 2012
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    self assembled
    CPU
    3770k
    Motherboard
    Asrock
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    hdmi tv to external sound system
    Monitor(s) Displays
    led
    Hard Drives
    Addonics Quad mSATA PCIe SSD - various SSD
    Browser
    Opera