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    Default Re: Linux: an alternative to Windows 10

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    That's a point ! . . . can I still access NTFS or Fat32 external hard drives from Linux ? I think not.
    The Linux kernel understands both NTFS and FAT32 file systems; both can be mounted and accessed.
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    Paul you are a treasure.
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    Im promoting Linux mint rather than knocking Windows.
    To credit Windows it took us out of having to use DOS to be user friendly.
    The first version were good.
    Ive just had a Windows upgrade --that took over 30minutes to download and install
    How come Linux upgrades take little time?

    If its affordable, I would suggest two machines--one dedicated to Linux, the other to Windows.

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    Windows just did a long upgrade and now the software Addictive drums 2 does not work even though i tried reinstalling.
    Its a paramount software to what I do.
    Im in touch with the maker of AD2 to see what they recommend --it is never possible to get a person at Mirosoft to personally deal with anything.
    Another reason for using an alternative OS

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    now the software Addictive drums 2 does not work even though i tried reinstalling.
    Its a paramount software to what I do
    dang .

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    How To Connect To The FREE INTERNET And Live As A CRYPTO LIFER with FREOS

    Nothing to do with Linux but interesting.
    Maybe some who know about these things could comment.
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    Default Re: Linux: an alternative to Windows 10

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    How To Connect To The FREE INTERNET And Live As A CRYPTO LIFER with FREOS

    Nothing to do with Linux but interesting.
    Maybe some who know about these things could comment.
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    His USB stick in a red pill is a tails live boot distribution ... with an unusual package and an over hyped sales pitch.

    One thing I recommend NOT doing is attaching any USB stick that I got at a conference to any computer that I cared the slightest about. If I want to run a tails distribution (that uses TOR, which most likely is an NSA compromised tool), then I'd download tails from a trusted site and check the MD5 checksum of the resulting image before putting it on a USB stick.

    By "over hyped" I refer to his bold claim that every computer is compromised, before offering his red pill remedy. The compromises are various, and their relevance depends on what you're doing and what threats you're worried about. Using tails is only the right answer in certain use cases, and to defend against certain threats. He is skipping right past all that essential security basics and selling fear.

    I gave up listening to him a few seconds into his second sales pitch, at about the 3 minute mark, when he starting pitching cryptocurrencies over fiat currency, with a similarly overstated fear pitch.

    I did not listen long enough to determine what his motivation is, but I presume he's selling something or some such.

    P.S. -- His website appears to be http://www.freosglobal.com/, which has the same sales pitch, almost verbatim. It has no obvious clues, at least not on the front page, as to the underlying motive ... the actual "business model".
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    Your input greatly appreciated Paul.
    I cant form an opinion as I dont have the necessary knowledge experience etc.- but you do.
    Perhaps I should remove the video--I dont want to be seen to promote this.

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    Your input greatly appreciated Paul.
    I cant form an opinion as I dont have the necessary knowledge experience etc.- but you do.
    Perhaps I should remove the video--I dont want to be seen to promote this.

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    No need to remove - it's harmless. I doubt that his sales pitch will distract many.
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    Default Re: Linux: an alternative to Windows 10

    well, I found myself a usb stick with 9 gig spare space and turned it into a bootable drive with linux mint cinnamon using 'etcher'
    little did I expect that it would get rid of all the files on that drive... I guess that I didnt need them in the future... hopefully..

    now, I dont seem to find the keys to press on boot up to get to linus boot from that usb stick. I have an Acer one cloudbook..
    tried delete, esc, f10,f12.. any ideas?

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    ah, found it .. f2 key
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    well, I found myself a usb stick with 9 gig spare space and turned it into a bootable drive with linux mint cinnamon using 'etcher'
    little did I expect that it would get rid of all the files on that drive... I guess that I didnt need them in the future... hopefully..

    now, I dont seem to find the keys to press on boot up to get to linus boot from that usb stick. I have an Acer one cloudbook..
    tried delete, esc, f10,f12.. any ideas?
    As I think you know the BIOS has to be able to boot from a USB stick
    Some laptops will only boot from a cd.
    Yes when you put ISO on a stick it re-formats the stick--seems you cant have anything on the the stick but the ISO
    Im not an expert you might find online how to access your laptop so that it will accept boot up from the USB
    I have LENOVO and there is a tiny hole left side where you can insert a pin --needle and that leads you to where you can change boot up options.
    All laptops different--may be someone who has a similar laptop to yours would know.
    Some need the correct key to be pressed repeatedly as you do a boot up to access.
    Good luck
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    well, I found myself a usb stick with 9 gig spare space and turned it into a bootable drive with linux mint cinnamon using 'etcher'
    little did I expect that it would get rid of all the files on that drive... I guess that I didnt need them in the future... hopefully..

    now, I dont seem to find the keys to press on boot up to get to linus boot from that usb stick. I have an Acer one cloudbook..
    tried delete, esc, f10,f12.. any ideas?
    Try pressing the DEL key or the F2 key during the first boot logo screen.

    If that gets you into the BIOS setup page, you have to find the boot options section and make USB the first boot option.
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    Default Re: Linux: an alternative to Windows 10

    thanks guys, f2 got me there...

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    Great let us know how you get on

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    Default Re: Linux: an alternative to Windows 10

    EMERGENCY VIDEO: Latest Windows Update May DELETE ALL YOUR FILES
    Speaking of deleting




    The Windows 10 upgrade has caused massive problems for some--files being deleted.
    It has stopped my "Addictive Drums 2" from working not only that every song that is in the Studio one now has no working drums.
    An error code came up which I sent to XLN Audio via screen shot the supplier--they sent suggestions which have not worked--that was two days ago I @ them to say their advice did not work--no response as yet.
    Normally they are quick to respond.

    I have uninstalled and reinstalled--same error message.
    I can only thiink that the ubgrade has changed the system and it keeps AD2 in a non working state.
    Big Sigh.

    If only Linux operated with the DAW--no wonder for everything else I stay well clear of windows
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    Default Re: Linux: an alternative to Windows 10

    Win 10 doesn't feel like an operating system should feel. It's more like a specialised corporate internal system that controls it's employees.

    Personal sovereignty is obviously not in the plan Microsoft is following.

    First principles are long gone. It's now in the realm of "get with our program" or p**s off.

    But, this isn't a Windows knocking thread, is it Chris
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    Win 10 doesn't feel like an operating system should feel. It's more like a specialised corporate internal system that controls it's employees.

    Personal sovereignty is obviously not in the plan Microsoft is following.

    First principles are long gone. It's now in the realm of "get with our program" or p**s off.

    But, this isn't a Windows knocking thread, is it Chris
    Ha ha
    It wasn't intended to be then "update" happened.
    I agree with your comments--W is a money making machine unfortunately most software uses that system or MAC
    Im sorry Idid not get MAC for the DAW but MAC is expensive and that may no be problem free I dont know.
    My son swears by it and he is a commercial artist--a lot of musicians use it.
    No matte all will be well.
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    ah, found it .. f2 key
    Sometimes (for some PC's) it's F2, and for some it's DEL (aka 'Delete').

    So my habit is to tap the DEL key with my right hand, while tapping the F2 key with my left, during early boot, if I want to enter the BIOS screens (for things like choosing an alternative boot or for adjusting voltages and frequencies for manual overclocking).
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    I had to reinstall Windows and even though I had a back up I also had to reinstall the Studio one DAW and all associated software.
    The backed up files would no work with reinstalled software --sigh
    Microsoft of course does not accept any responsibility for anything.
    They are like kids playing with matches.
    Just as well I know what im doing but many are new to the Microsoft game--heaven help them.

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    Default Re: Linux: an alternative to Windows 10

    ok guys, I like really mint running of the usb stick, so persued with the wipe of windows 10 and installed mint on the pc.
    now it wont boot from the pc, telling me 'no boot device'.. I booted of the usb again and reinstalled a few times.. same thing.
    in bios the boot section is whitend out and the arrows wont let me change the boot order... the other bios sections are changable but not the boot section..
    any ideas? do I need to reinstall bios? if so, how does that work?

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