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Old 06-06-10, 12:18 PM   #97
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The point was, the majority of vulnerabilities are the fault of users and any OS is exploitable.
True but both OS X and Windows are much bigger targets.
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The point was, the majority of vulnerabilities are the fault of users and any OS is exploitable.
True, which is my main concern. I just don't go to sites/click on any brightly flashing object etc.

My girls and their friends on the house computer however....They make malwarebytes cry like a little girl.
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True, which is my main concern. I just don't go to sites/click on any brightly flashing object etc.

My girls and their friends on the house computer however....They make malwarebytes cry like a little girl.
Lol. I've always wanted to get the wifey on Ubuntu but fortunately ill be getting her a Macbook Pro soon! Ill be getting her old laptop (which is an upgrade from my crappy work issued lappy) and guess what will be going on there?

Its not like the wifey clicks on any and everything. She has maybe had 1 virus but nothing that i had to really work on for a long time.

I'm reinstalling Ubuntu on my desktop right now.
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Lol. I've always wanted to get the wifey on Ubuntu but fortunately ill be getting her a Macbook Pro soon! Ill be getting her old laptop (which is an upgrade from my crappy work issued lappy) and guess what will be going on there?

Its not like the wifey clicks on any and everything. She has maybe had 1 virus but nothing that i had to really work on for a long time.

I'm reinstalling Ubuntu on my desktop right now.
My girls have one rule.

Pretty/flashy/shiney = teh funz!

Not for me it doesn't..grrrrr.
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Old 06-06-10, 02:09 PM   #101
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This is a pretty good site for Ubuntu users http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/

There are lots of goodies as well.
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My girls have one rule.

Pretty/flashy/shiney = teh funz!

Not for me it doesn't..grrrrr.
My clients at work have the same rule! How odd!

Just got done installing/updating/editing Ubuntu on my desktop and I'm just blazing when it comes to just about anything.

I did want to share my little software checklist with you guys. This is the checklist I've had since late 06 and it's still not completely checked off:

* Microsoft Office - Check. I haven't read up about Office 2010 yet but I'm sure it's in the works. 2007 will do for now if I have to.

* Adobe Photoshop CS3 - Not checked. I'm a PS addict and if I have to edit pics, I use it because I think I'm pretty good at it. I can get stuff done quick too.

* Gaming - I'm trying real hard to lay low on the gaming stuff for a while. I recently realized how much time I'm wasting playing games, but I'm not going to quit cold turkey. I still want to enjoy some of my games.

* Compatibility with my iPod Touch - Non checked. Songbird used to play nice until the plug-in devs quit working on it. Any hints?

I've still got some customization I want to. I'll post a screenie later.
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My clients at work have the same rule! How odd!

Just got done installing/updating/editing Ubuntu on my desktop and I'm just blazing when it comes to just about anything.

I did want to share my little software checklist with you guys. This is the checklist I've had since late 06 and it's still not completely checked off:

* Microsoft Office - Check. I haven't read up about Office 2010 yet but I'm sure it's in the works. 2007 will do for now if I have to.

* Adobe Photoshop CS3 - Not checked. I'm a PS addict and if I have to edit pics, I use it because I think I'm pretty good at it. I can get stuff done quick too.

* Gaming - I'm trying real hard to lay low on the gaming stuff for a while. I recently realized how much time I'm wasting playing games, but I'm not going to quit cold turkey. I still want to enjoy some of my games.

* Compatibility with my iPod Touch - Non checked. Songbird used to play nice until the plug-in devs quit working on it. Any hints?

I've still got some customization I want to. I'll post a screenie later.
Try The GIMP or if you really need to, PS CS2 will work just fine using WINE. You might want to try Banshee in regard to your iPod.
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Try The GIMP or if you really need to, PS CS2 will work just fine using WINE. You might want to try Banshee in regard to your iPod.
GIMP is ok, I guess I'm just used to PS. I've got CS3 but I'll have to dig around for CS2.

Banshee is still around? I'll have to check it out.
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Rhythmbox doesn't pick up your iPod?

I got CS2 working in WINE ages ago, Oct 2008. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhFQhv54tYw

If all else fails, just use Virtualbox and install Windows in it.
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Rhythmbox doesn't pick up your iPod?

I got CS2 working in WINE ages ago, Oct 2008. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhFQhv54tYw

If all else fails, just use Virtualbox and install Windows in it.
RB wouldn't transfer my music at all but that was with 10.04 beta. Maybe the latest updates will fix it.

In the past, I've had an XP VM with CS3 installed. May just do that for now.

I've been playing Guild Wars for a little bit on Ubuntu. Runs great!

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good job man. love seeing GW running.

as for your list. parts of that are fixed in some ways with ubuntu, just depends on how far you can get from your windows dependancy.

gaming - cant help that. it is what it is.

PS - you can either use PS2 or VMWare and use Unity mode and have it be skinned in windows VM to look like ubuntu.

i hate ipods.

Office works 100% with Crossover Linux and i can even offer you a lisence for it since i have an extra.

Get away from windows.

i agree most problems are user related but there is a peace of mind, for a computer guy at home, to know that when m y wifey is using her PC - nothing is infecting it. be it OSX or ubuntu, i dont have to fret about "whats this thing popping up with Windows starts" and stuff like that. I dont have to care about 10000 windows updates. or.. the dreaded "i want to print off these coupons" type stuff. It's true i have a Windows XP and Windows 7 VM, but they sit dormant most of the time unless I 100% cannot find a way to accomplish something in osx. hell, i even have a ubuntu VM that i will use first before I power on a windows VM.
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good job man. love seeing GW running.

as for your list. parts of that are fixed in some ways with ubuntu, just depends on how far you can get from your windows dependancy.

gaming - cant help that. it is what it is.

PS - you can either use PS2 or VMWare and use Unity mode and have it be skinned in windows VM to look like ubuntu.

i hate ipods.

Office works 100% with Crossover Linux and i can even offer you a lisence for it since i have an extra.

Get away from windows.

i agree most problems are user related but there is a peace of mind, for a computer guy at home, to know that when m y wifey is using her PC - nothing is infecting it. be it OSX or ubuntu, i dont have to fret about "whats this thing popping up with Windows starts" and stuff like that. I dont have to care about 10000 windows updates. or.. the dreaded "i want to print off these coupons" type stuff. It's true i have a Windows XP and Windows 7 VM, but they sit dormant most of the time unless I 100% cannot find a way to accomplish something in osx. hell, i even have a ubuntu VM that i will use first before I power on a windows VM.
LOL. Ubuntu still has a ton of updates remember?

I really can't wait until the wife has her Macbook Pro. Her friend got one and the wife loves it.
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