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    Thanks Norman--he makes sense.
    Microsoft seems like kids playing with matches then surprised when there is a fire.

    There is no responsibility.
    Is there actually some one there as it seems all automatic response to any question.

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    For put u tube concerts on DVD I use Bombono DVD which is free software included.
    You have to go to software manager then when the selection comes up type in the search bar Bombono
    It converts formats to PAL or the other one.
    Its the most efficient one I have found.
    Its open source software so typing in any search engine should find it.

    Mint is due for an upgrade in November/December (free)

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    I never thought this subject would get so much attention and positive input.
    An education.
    Thanks again to all contributors.

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    Default Re: Linux: an alternative to Windows 10

    A couple of articles that might be of interest to those enjoying this thread:The first of these articles is a new article recommending MX Linux for those looking for a Linux distribution that looks and feels close to Windows, and the second of these articles (written back in April 2018) describes several of the various major Linux distributions and what uses they are each best suited for.
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    refurbished lenova t480 laptop delivered and very happy with it, thought of dual boot with windows but running into problem dealing with secure boot thing and can't dual boot, end up get rid of windows for good and very happy with it. I love virtual machine and can't live without it...alot of people running VirtualBox and considering using it it on laptop, for some reason having issue so running everything on VMWARE.

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    A Look at Linux Mint 19.1 "Tessa"

    "This is the upgrade now available.
    I have done this and its good!!
    Took a fraction of the time that a major windows upgrade does.
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    Apostles of Linux are doing the Lord's work, Greybeard, Paul, and the rest of you guys. Thank you.

    It took a buddy of mine a couple of years to convert me, but I'm very happy now.


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    refurbished lenova t480 laptop delivered and very happy with it, thought of dual boot with windows but running into problem dealing with secure boot thing and can't dual boot, end up get rid of windows for good and very happy with it. I love virtual machine and can't live without it...alot of people running VirtualBox and considering using it it on laptop, for some reason having issue so running everything on VMWARE.
    Same. I managed to get dual-boot to work for a while, until one of those forced Windows updates screwed everything up again. So I found great satisfaction in nuking Windows, and it's VirualBox for me, if I need Windows for anything (which isn't much, basically only Adobe InDesign).

    If I do have to boot Windows in VM though, I can pick from Windows 98, Windows XP, or Windows 7, and have it booted in no time.

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    I've been on the Linux bandwagon for a few years now. My old PC ran Ubuntu. I avoid all things Microsoft like the plague. Somewhat of a shame, I used to be a fanboy.

    Nowadays I don't really have a PC. I use a Raspberry Pi for whatever I need.
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    Default Re: Linux: an alternative to Windows 10

    I am a keen user of Xubuntu, but unfortunately there are one or two things about the Linux community that are unsettling to me and the Linux community does seem to be in some denial about the reasons for the continued Ubiquity of Windows.

    The things that techies value are not the same as in the wider world and we are a small minority. Those who see Linux zealots as Jeff Albertson sanctimonious bores are not always that far wrong. A different attitude and approach is needed.

    I'd love Linux to do better in the world but the supercilious Jeff Albertson attitude and the total delusion is seriously holding it back - some of the Linux world in my experience has been less than friendly and pretty condescending.

    As a rule non-Linux users are not interested in open source and free choice and superior architecture. They just want to get on and get their work done.

    I am not a advocate of any one operating system over another. I use all three main desktop options daily, interchangeably .

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    Hi happyuk
    I just dont integrate or even see the need to mingle with the Linux community
    To quote an expression, "It works straight out of the box"
    Only once ever I asked for help that was for "Ubuntu" the help was instant helpful and understandable to a non expert.
    That was years ago.

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