Thread Lap Dances for next school year

Rollout

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How about your moms lap?

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I thought we were over this...
 

gee

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Buy a ~$300, AMD-based asus, lenovo, or whatever laptop isn't too shitty and is on sale at best buy/staples/wherever. Don't let them scam you on the warranty. Also buy a half decent SSD - crucial M4, etc.

Pull the HDD from the laptop right away, and keep it in the laptop box. Shove in the SSD, and install a mexican version of windows 7.
 

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Buy a ~$300, AMD-based asus, lenovo, or whatever laptop isn't too shitty and is on sale at best buy/staples/wherever. Don't let them scam you on the warranty. Also buy a half decent SSD - crucial M4, etc.

Pull the HDD from the laptop right away, and keep it in the laptop box. Shove in the SSD, and install a mexican version of windows 7.

This seems like a lot of work for....some reason.
 

my little brony

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I can't remember the last time I used optical media to install an OS on a non-government machine

install from a thumbdrive
 

Domon

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because loonix.

also, never leave your moms basement.

because you're 14 if you think thats a good idea.
 

gee

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tsrh

Linux desktop is awesome for people who force the words out of their mouths.
Or people who want to run shit that works well under linux, but not windows. I use a Fedora desktop for embedded system development, because running gcc/eclipse/gdb/etc under windows is an exercise in frustration.
 

JAXvillain

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Access to a proper *nix shell for those who work in it professionally. We have tons. But yeah, they're all generally pasty and awkward.
 

gee

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Seriously speaking though, ubuntu/fedora are usable for a desktop. Maybe not for your grandma, but they're not that bad.

The problems you'll run into are:

- certain specialized software packages are only available for windows, and won't work under Wine correctly (eg, Pro Tools), and there's really no open source alternative for many of those tools.
- less-than-intuitive installation process for installing some specialized software that is available (bring up console, figure out where the OS mounted the CD you stuffed in, sudo bash install-this-shit.sh, add shortcuts manually) since not every software vendor wants to package their product into .deb, .rpm, etc
- drivers for printers/scanners/whatnot (ironically, I boot my home PC into fedora so I can use my scanner, which doesn't have win7 x64 drivers)
- lack of "ask your relatives" help with the OS, unlike windows - you need to browse forums for help with things sometimes, and invariably the forum posts with the info you need have 5 different things get suggested followed by a huge argument.
- Free shit being different than paid shit. Sometimes the subtle differences between MS Office and Open/LibreOffice, or Photoshop/Gimp, can piss you off.