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

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  1. Ralph Bromley

    Ralph Bromley Honorable Member

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    I mainly mean as a plugin, its being phased out and will continue to do so with the rise of mobile.
     
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    mikezilla2 Senior Member

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    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 ?
     
  3. Ralph Bromley

    Ralph Bromley Honorable Member

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    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.
     
  4. mikezilla2

    mikezilla2 Senior Member

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    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 ....
     
  5. Ralph Bromley

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    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.
     
  6. badrobot

    badrobot Senior Member

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    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!
     
  7. Ralph Bromley

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    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.
     
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    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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  9. Ralph Bromley

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    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
     
  10. mikezilla2

    mikezilla2 Senior Member

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    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
     
  11. Ralph Bromley

    Ralph Bromley Honorable Member

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    No I got your meaning.
    Its all okay, nothing should be happening if you are just using the live.
     
  12. badrobot

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    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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    like!
     

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