Discussion in 'General Linux' started by mozco, Aug 20, 2013.
I have a lot of issues with Windows OS, can I ditch the whole lot once I have installed Linux ?.
Well, are there any programs on Windows you can't live without?
Most people can switch to Linux without problems. Linux offers every type of program from office suites, spreadsheets, web browsers, games, game emulators (like SNES and MAME among others), email clients, etc.
Thank you ryanvade and Devyn for your response.
I keep getting this message …..
‘’You are about to be logged off.
Windows has encountered a critical problem and will re-start automatically in one minute. Please save your work now’’
Pc then shuts down and restarts, MS community are no help, never answering the Q and asking other ‘geeky’ questions that confuse me even further.
Once Linux is installed will it completely override Windows or will Windows ‘interfere’, hence my original Q as to whether I should dump Windows OS altogether.
You can choose to dual boot - meaning, when you boot up your computer you can choose to start windows OR linux.. Once in either windows or linux, the other won't interfere at all...
Or - you can choose to replace windows with linux, thus getting rid of windows forever.
Thank you Rob, answered all my questions.
Sounds like it could be MalWare.
You may want to use Ultimate Boot CD DBAN option to wipe the hard drive before installing Linux.
And/or scan your Windows System with a Spyware/Adware detector such as Spybot S&D and/or Malwarebytes, Bitdefender, etc. particularly if you plan on keeping Windows.
Thank you SLW210.
Yes, It is a great idea, You can always get rid of gross ol' winders and get linux, A great place to start (Sorry I cant post links) is elementary os, just look it up.
Wipe your drive and make a nice fresh install of the distro of your choice. DBAN is a great way to wipe your drive, and even if you have a windows program you really need, you can use WINE, or boot up a windows virtual machine with VirtualBox or VMware.
Oops, I revived an old thread, think I did this a few times today without realizing it, this isn't a very active forum is it?
I sense that necromancy is not considered a capital sin in here...
Don't worry, we are all guilty of that, um ,"sin". However, from a new member's point of view, it's a great way to read "back" post, that have gotten buried.
I need to remind myself to swallow coffee first before reading your posts...
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