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fleamailman

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hi, just asking if I am the only one using dual boot windows/linux, do you also find it great not to worry about malware anymore, one can surf and email on linux, but I still have my windows for game playing, Well if I am not alone do let me know which linux you are using, Me, I am using kubuntu but I am always interested in which distro other people are using,
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There is a few of us(i'm sure you already know most of us that do flea). Anyhoo ive never had one piece of malware on windows and it was at least partly intentional so i dont worry either way i use ubuntu for programming mostly my wireless doesnt play nice with it so i cant get the internet on linux most of the time so malware isnt much of a concern i use it for its free compilers and better text editors and the media apps are much better too.
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hi scot, true I haven't had malware but at same time I haven't need to those scans and things running in the background, but I guess what hooked me was when I added up the cost, I mean I have paid for each system since windows98 till windows XP, I used to pay for protection, I also paid for office, and I still pay for the broadband, now I only pay for broadband. Agreed drivers are the real problem with linux so I either change parts or swap the distro. Oh, and the command line thingy needs learning, so I am not thinking that it is for everyone, but for the Internet and open office I am really pleased with it. Oh, and linux is useless for games.
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