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mk  ·  3057 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Microsoft no longer lets you opt-out of a Windows 10 upgrade

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

user-inactivated  ·  3057 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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

Magnnus  ·  3053 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Also this tool to suggest a linux distro.

nonapus  ·  3057 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  ·  3057 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  ·  3055 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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