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Postby Toby B. » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:03 pm

Uggg, linux here I come... :roll: I no longer have a windows disk and I can afford one. Hence my dilema. Get this crap fixed once and for all or switch. The only problem I know of with linux would be getting World of warcraft to function..
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Postby Toby B. » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:00 pm

Well, it seems I had more crap on my pc then known. Search engines were getting redirected. I could enter something in the search box(es) but could not click the links and go to the site(s), I had to copy and paste the path into my address bar...

http://forums.techguy.org/malware-remov ... ccker.html

PDT_Armataz_01_03

We shall see..
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Postby evasive » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:55 am

Some parts of that antivirus2009 thingy will download other crap which in turn will download viruses and trojans/rootkits that completely take over your PC to the extent it turns into a zombie. I tell you, you want a reinstall...
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Postby Toby B. » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:46 am

Uggg in order to reinstall windows I need a second/better paying job. $150 for a new disk... PDT_Armataz_01_02

Is it worth it to go the Linux route? How susseptible (sp?) to viruses is that type of OS? Is there one version thats better than others at playing with Windows based programs?
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Postby Mr T » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:22 am

Ubuntu is free and user friendly....
I have been programming on computers since the ZX81.
I am an apprentice trained Electronics Engineer with qualifications to back it up.
I have been repairing computers since 1996.
Yet to some people I still know nothing...
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Postby Toby B. » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:22 am

Mr T wrote:Ubuntu is free and user friendly....
hmm worth a try.. thanks
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Postby evasive » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:50 pm

These days you can install it inside windows. nice for a 3-way boot on the macbook (macos/windows/linux) without virtualizing things.
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Postby AmEv » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:20 pm

I second Ubuntu. "Me likey." Current one is 9.04, as of 8/22. 9.10 is coming in October, so expect it soon in your system updates.
I'm gonna get my new hardware. And my worklog here.
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