Reasons why Linux is better then Windows and 10 distros to try out for beginners

Ralph Bromley

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#21
can you even making flash movies using html5 tho ? im guessing no in which case.........
I mainly mean as a plugin, its being phased out and will continue to do so with the rise of mobile.
 


#22
ah cheers also say you save documents , text files and video files to the default save location the files will be gone altogether next time ?
 


Ralph Bromley

Honorable Member
#23
ah cheers also say you save documents , text files and video files to the default save location the files will be gone altogether next time ?
Yes if you are on a live image, on a actual or virtual drive everything you make will stick.
Unless you wipe the drive or erase your virtual drive.
 


#24
k cheers reson i ask is because the first time i booted i had about 8 gigs of space by default now when i boot up it says like 6. something ....
 


Ralph Bromley

Honorable Member
#25
Well its possible to run the entire OS just off a USB disk without installing, if you have a large enough USB thumb drive it can be done with ease.
(I have actually seen a 128 GB USB drive that was only $60 US.
But why do that, I have seen 1TB external drives as low as $70 witch you can install and boot linux from with no issue.)
There is persistent mode though, that can keep your linux based data on a USB each time on bootup as long as you have space on it.
 


badrobot

Senior Member
#26
A linux mint 15 installer is only about 1GB, Netrunner OS around 1.6GB, Ubuntu 0.8GB, Zorin OS 1.6GB, etc.. You don't need a large capacity USB to run a linux. A 4GB USB flashdrive ($5) is more than enough (assuming you are not going to load videos and music on it). I did it already with NetRunner OS.

Cheers!
 


Ralph Bromley

Honorable Member
#27
A linux mint 15 installer is only about 1GB, Netrunner OS around 1.6GB, Ubuntu 0.8GB, Zorin OS 1.6GB, etc.. You don't need a large capacity USB to run a linux. A 4GB USB flashdrive ($5) is more than enough (assuming you are not going to load videos and music on it). I did it already with NetRunner OS.

Cheers!
True, though if you wanted to you could run the entire OS just off the USB disk.
But I have played with the notion of just running linux in its own drive outside of my machine to try new distros out in a better way then risk wrecking my system.
 


badrobot

Senior Member
#28
yeah, I do the same too. I just recently bought a hot swappable hard drive rack for that purpose. I can take the SSD main OS drive while leaving the test hard drive for running other OSes.

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Below, main hard drive pulled out:




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I also have a Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 running on my test hard drive:



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Mac OS X running on Windows PC:


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My 1TB data/storage drive is permanently running inside.




Cheers!

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Ralph Bromley

Honorable Member
#29
Yeah I too have a swap drive port on my machine, but I dont think I will use it for that.
Most likely it will be a card reader spot
 


#30
woh woh hold the phone , i just ment the first time i ran my live cd it said
8 gigs of well alccated space for that - now every time i load it up its around like 7 or 6 iv installed nothing
 


Ralph Bromley

Honorable Member
#31
woh woh hold the phone , i just ment the first time i ran my live cd it said
8 gigs of well alccated space for that - now every time i load it up its around like 7 or 6 iv installed nothing
No I got your meaning.
Its all okay, nothing should be happening if you are just using the live.
 


badrobot

Senior Member
#32
Just recently updated to Linux Mint 16 Petra (dual boot with Vista) and dressed it up a little bit. My old and sluggish laptop never ran this fast before. Liking it a lot!


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