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October 19, 2012, 03:23:47 PM
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You could learn how to use Windows instead though.  Then it'd not be a pain in the ass.  I've never had a virus ever.  I've never had it crash ever.  That's because I know what I'm doing.  Linux is not user friendly but if you want to take user unfriendliness to the next level, just go on a Linux forum and ask a question.

Same here.  I don't get viruses, don't even have firewall or anti-virus installed!



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October 19, 2012, 05:00:43 PM
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Agreed, running without any AV or firewall is crazy.  They're free and simple to install, so there's no excuse not to have one.
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October 19, 2012, 05:05:06 PM
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If you want to use it part of the time as a gaming machine, while you mine on one card and sometimes mine on both, use Windows.

If it's a dedicated mining machine use Linux as it saves you having to buy windows and a hard drive.

Linux doesn't have to be hard, you can use something like LinuxCoin running from a USB stick with everything pre-installed.



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October 19, 2012, 05:44:31 PM
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You could learn how to use Windows instead though.  Then it'd not be a pain in the ass.  I've never had a virus ever.  I've never had it crash ever.  That's because I know what I'm doing.  Linux is not user friendly but if you want to take user unfriendliness to the next level, just go on a Linux forum and ask a question.

Linux is user-friendly!  It's just picky about who its friends are. :-)

(Most of my computers run Linux (more specifically, Gentoo), including my mining rig...about the only machine I work with daily that uses Windows is in my office at work.)

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October 20, 2012, 01:02:01 AM
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Windows make's the setup more easy for miner's

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October 20, 2012, 07:47:11 PM
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I dunno, getting linux mint set up in a VM and running BTC and Devcoin clients up and running was a snap.

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