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  •  I've been long waiting for the day when (2+ / 0-)
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    Lisa Lockwood, catwho

    I could cut the cord with Windows.  However, I'm addicted to games.  I fear that switching to another operating system means that one of my games (Like Sims 3 or GTA 4 or Far Cry) will stop working or become glitchy.

    •  I dual-boot. (1+ / 0-)
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      Lisa Lockwood

      I boot into Windows to game and use a couple of proprietary programs, use Linux for everything else. Admittedly rebooting does get old sometimes, though.

    •  The latest version of Ubuntu, (0+ / 0-)

      13.xx claims fantastic gaming resources. I'm not a gamer so you may have to look into it more before deciding whether it is going to work for you.

      There's a page HERE that gives an overview with links on the right for various options and how-tos.

      This page talks about the first things to do/adjust after loading Ubuntu for the first time, or if possible (better) during installation.

      One of the best options about Ubuntu (or Linux in general) is the privacy features:

      To speed up your workflow the Unity Dash offers you an overview of your recent application and file activity. Handy, for sure, but there might be files, folders or activities that you don’t want tracked.

      Along with an “Off” switch, the Privacy options available in the System Settings lets you choose what content is logged and what isn’t. Further more it offers up buttons to ‘clear’ data from given periods.

      Information is power. But; like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. Aaron Swartz ~1986-2013~

      by Lisa Lockwood on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 07:08:40 AM PDT

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