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nonapus  ·  1963 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Microsoft no longer lets you opt-out of a Windows 10 upgrade

Pretty disappointed in MS. I've been dual booting Windows and OS X for a couple years and I've always preferred MS' file management to Apple's. Apple's feels very dumbed down and limited to me. I'd love to erase my Windows partition, but MS' file management is just too good.


mk  ·  1963 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I feel similarly. You might give Ubuntu a try. It's becoming an increasingly viable Windows replacement.

user-inactivated  ·  1963 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Here's a good list of distros, with pros and cons for each one and similar ones to consider.

Magnnus  ·  1959 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Also this tool to suggest a linux distro.

nonapus  ·  1963 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've tried Ubuntu in the past, but always had trouble with Apple's hardware. Probably going to look further into it again at some point to see if compatibility has improved.

user-inactivated  ·  1963 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Linux doesn't need a lot of system resources to run well. You could buy a used PC off Craigslist, pop in a new hard drive, and have a fresh Linux PC for you to tinker with.

DJWalnut  ·  1962 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Anything made in the lase ten years will do. I've ram Virtural machines with less power than that

user-inactivated  ·  1963 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I've always preferred MS' file management to Apple's.

Apple's case-insensitive filesystem is an abomination, but Windows' case-sensitive filesystem with case-insensitive interfaces takes the cake. It is entirely possible to create two files called "file" and "File" on an NTFS partition, and entirely impossible for users of almost any Windows application to read one of them.

Also it is 2015 and defrag is still a thing.