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About steezemageeze

  • Title
    I should stop pretending I know what I'm talking about
  • Birthday Jan 04, 2000

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  • Interests
    Tech, programming, skateboarding
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    AMD Athlon X4 860K @ 4.1GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-DH3
  • RAM
    8 GB Kingston HyperX Fury White 1866MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked
  • Case
    Rosewill SRM-01
  • Storage
    2x WD Blue 1TB
  • PSU
    EVGA W1 500 Watt 80+
  • Display(s)
    HP Pavillion 23cw 1920x1080
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper T4
  • Keyboard
    Cooler Master CM Storm Rapid Cherry MX Blues
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402
  • Sound
    Creative Labs A250 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10/Fedora dualboot
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  1. I have a similar one (forget the model number), i thought it felt pretty great when I picked it up but I realized it was pretty meh when I compared it to the blues in my QFR. I still use it occasionally though
  2. Have you tried Lubuntu or Xubuntu? Both are very lightweight distros, good for a low spec laptop like that one (Lubuntu is lighter though). If you have and they didn't work, I can suggest a couple others. EDIT: Lubuntu Xubuntu
  3. You're right, I guess most people wouldn't need to touch the terminal, they'll probably install OpenOffice and Google Chrome and call it a day. I like to fiddle and tweak, so I guess my view is kind of skewed on that.
  4. I know, I'm typing this from an Ubuntu machine as we speak, so I know what you mean, but it's not always that simple. That "not always" is what I think really holds Linux back from becoming mainstream.
  5. Wait, it's seriously called the Portal? It (the white one at least) looks eerily similar to the sentry bots from Portal, that name can't be a coincidence...
  6. Sure, but that's a little out of context. zMeul was talking about pirating Windows. Even in that situation they'd be dealing with either buying a key, hoping Jack has a couple spare keys, or leaving it inactivated (which yes, is still usable, but it isn't a perfect situation). I think the conversation would be more like, "Hey Jack, I just bought this cheap computer and I can't get Norton to install! And Windows looks real strange, they changed everything!" "...please tell me the wallpaper isn't orange?" "Yeah it is, why? Do I have a virus?" "No, Tim, you bought a lap
  7. I have the Athlon badge, Powered By EVGA badge, and the HyperX badge on the front of my PC, but my case was already ugly so it didn't matter. My laptop has all of them removed because they annoy me much much more
  8. The majority of people wouldn't know how to do that though. Sure, you do, and so do most of us on this forum, but for the most part anyone who buys a machine with Linux because it's cheaper is going to be in for a shock when they boot it up and are greeted by the Ubuntu logo. Most consumers are extremely poorly informed. Remember this video? Ubuntu Causes Girl To Drop Out Of College . I'm all for Linux coming on pre-builts, but I'm afraid that this is what will happen, and that it'll hurt us (the Linux community) more than help us
  9. That wouldn't make any sense at all, even if the device was cheaper with Linux, they'd still have to buy a Windows licence after the fact and it would be just as/more expensive? Unless you're saying they would just blindly buy it because it's cheaper and have to buy a Windows license because they don't understand Linux and end up paying more (which definitely has happened), then forget everything I said. I'd love to see more Linux pre-builts, but sadly I think this is what would happen all too often.
  10. Hotline Miami A Story About My Uncle Audiosurf The Stanley Parable Portal/Portal 2 Postal 2 Those are the games in my library that I play when I don't want to play anything too stressful/just want to chill
  11. Bebian? Hannah Montana Linux? Rebecca Black OS? Ubuntu Christian/Satanic Edition?
  12. This is what I usually use. OP, type "shred -v /dev/sda" and it should write zeros over everything on the disk 3 times by default. All you would need to do is burn an Arch Linux ISO to a USB drive, and type that command when you load the system.
  13. I'm going to give Arch one more try, then if that doesn't work I'll give Tiny Core a shot. Thanks!