Windows or Linux?

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Hi, I was just wondering the what the difference was between Linux and
Windows? I also wanted to know which one was better and why?:)
 
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cool, I have always used windows since I got my first computer, but my friend said that Linux was less susceptible to viruses.
 
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It is, but its not for everyone.

I would say get a live DVD or USB and give it ago before deleting windows or farting about with a dual boot.
 
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Also there are lots of different flavours ( Versions) of Linux , so have a look about and do some googleing about

there used to be an installer called Wubi whereby you could install and Un-install Linux as you would any other program ...But i think it was only for Ubuntu and Linux Mint ....as far as I recall
 
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In my opinion, Linux is easily better for most users who use their computer for just browsing, word processing, listening to music, watching videos - stuff like that. When you get into more serious gaming or need some specialist software then it gets more complicated. What a lot of gamers do is dual boot both.

If you're interested then i'd recommend giving Linux Mint a go, great for beginners:

http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2216
 
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I personally use both...Windows for photoshop & sometimes gaming, and Linux for web coding etc. I've always found Linux (Gentoo with Gnome 3) to be more reliable, but saying that I've been fairly impressed with Windows 8 so far. It's much faster than other Windows...not too keen on how the settings are all hidden though and even finding the shut down button was a mission
 
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I made the switch, mainly to stop myself gaming before exams.

Happy I did in a way, however I miss some of the applications I used on Windows.
 
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I made the switch, mainly to stop myself gaming before exams.

Happy I did in a way, however I miss some of the applications I used on Windows.

What applications? So many of them either have alternatives which are as good as or better, or can be ran in WINE.
 
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There are three versions in the gold/silver list in WINEs AppDB - CS4 is supported pretty well, I use GIMP in the rare case I ever need to do any image manipulation, it's a pretty powerful product.

I would try Photoshop in WINE unless you fancy trying out GIMP.
 
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If Linux Supported all the games I play (Hoping One Day That Happens) I would make the switch right away.
Its the games and support that is keeping me with Windows. Linux just needs the support from Game/software Devs and I think it deserves it.
 
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