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basic question. If i made ubuntu my main os will i still be able to run msn messenger, malware bytes, avast, realplayer stuff like that from there?

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basic question. If i made ubuntu my main os will i still be able to run msn messenger, malware bytes, avast, realplayer stuff like that from there?

 

Note i haven't used these alternatives but a quick Google found:

 

msn : http://kmess.org/

realplayer : http://www.real.com/linux

avg: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-fo...ux-edition.html

 

Other alternatives:

http://alternativeto.net/desktop

 

Though there are not many reasons to install an av on linux.

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wow this is pretty cool guys. but how do I actually install ubuntu. I already tried and it had only about 500-800mb of storage room to work with? how can i change that i was looking and my vista c drive is holding all the storage room thats free and ubuntu only has around 800mb which is nothing

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Perhaps you could have a look here at this which explains about how to dual boot with vista and ubuntu

 

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_wi...alled_first.htm

 

Read everything first.

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Perhaps you could have a look here at this which explains about how to dual boot with vista and ubuntu

 

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_wi...alled_first.htm

 

Read everything first.

I'd also backup anything important too just in case, I tried to dual boot with Ubuntu, and lost everything through my own stupidity, harsh lesson learned.

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is it even possible to get a virus through ubuntu

Malware authors will try to infect anything so I think it's possible otherwise antivirus vendors wouldn't be making Linux based antivirus software, and don't forget about MP3's and other media files with exploits in the Metadata.

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Here is a good topic on linux security if your interested:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=510812

 

You don't need linux antiviruses unless your concerned about passing viruses on over to windows machines. Windows viruses do not work on linux and there are not any real viruses in the wild for linux.

 

The biggest problem your likely to face with linux is getting all your hardware working. (graphics cards, wifi, ect) its gotten better and I can get ubuntu installed on most of my computers but some of them take a lot of work.

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so i take it that if i was browsing the net if i used opera which is a linux program on vista i would be more save than firefox? or no?

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Perhaps you could have a look here at this which explains about how to dual boot with vista and ubuntu

 

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_wi...alled_first.htm

 

Read everything first.

 

thanks, but i need to get into windows vista to do that but i cant get into vista to resize the partition

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so i take it that if i was browsing the net if i used opera which is a linux program on vista i would be more save than firefox? or no?

 

Opera is on windows and linux so its not really a "linux program". The safety of linux comes from the OS itself, its less popular so no one is really bothering to write malware for it and on top of that it requires a password to alter system files(similar to why mac osx is considered pretty safe).

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u know i think having opera instead of explorer or firefox is saver after what you said because why does everyone say don't go on explorer because too much people go on it so its unsafe so with that wouldnt opera be safer than firefox for surfing the web or am i wrong

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Opera and FF are safe browsers.

 

However it is all about safe usage of the internet. IE with the right setup can be safe too.

I agree 100%. If your going to use IE though use IE7 because 8 isn't so hot(on xp anyway).

 

You may also want to consider that sometimes stuff is used the least because its not as good as the alternatives...

Sorry opera users. :P

 

I prefer firefox because of its extensions and interface, the difference between the two is just personal preference.

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I guess browser choice is one of those subjects rridgely that will always generate ''discussions'' :)

 

I use Opera as default as you know, but also have IE8 running here on xp as smooth as silk and very fast.

 

It's really odd how some can use IE8 without issues and others cannot.

 

That's computers for you.

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I use Opera as default as you know, but also have IE8 running here on xp as smooth as silk and very fast.

 

It's really odd how some can use IE8 without issues and others cannot.

I wish I could use IE8 just for the fact of it being updated, however the severe slowdown it causes on my system just isn't worth trouble even if not having it makes the system more vulnerable.

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IE8 was really slow on both computers I put it on so I dumped it.

 

I've never liked operas browser but now I don't like the company either. They will be blamed for the screwed up version of Windows 7 that Europe will be getting. Its supposedly not going to have IE in it. I cant wait for the outrage... HOW DO I GET TO GOOGLE? AHHH WHERE IS THE INTERNET. :P

I hope MS decides to preinstall Firefox just to spite them. :lol:

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I wish I could use IE8 just for the fact of it being updated, however the severe slowdown it causes on my system just isn't worth trouble even if not having it makes the system more vulnerable.

I wish I could upgrade to IE8 too. I don't understand this. This severe slowdown issue has been around for months now, and Microsoft hasn't come out with a fix yet? Let me get this straight...Microsoft's browser SEVERELY slows down THEIR OWN operating system, but browsers from other developers work great on the same OS? How crappy is that? This makes me think that Microsoft truly deserves their reputation for poorly engineered software.

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Here is a good topic on linux security if your interested:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=510812

 

You don't need linux antiviruses unless your concerned about passing viruses on over to windows machines. Windows viruses do not work on linux and there are not any real viruses in the wild for linux.

 

The biggest problem your likely to face with linux is getting all your hardware working. (graphics cards, wifi, ect) its gotten better and I can get ubuntu installed on most of my computers but some of them take a lot of work.

 

Actually, the biggest problem with linux these days is people copy-pasting commands. :<

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