Linked by Nathan J. Hill on Tue 24th Oct 2006 10:43 UTC
Linspire In the midst of the busy semester here at school, my fiancee's laptop, running Windows XP SP2, picked up some friends - adware, trojans, etc. It was a pretty nasty sight. I worked on it for at least two hours every couple of days, wiping it clean, doing my best to lock it down, and so on. Avast! and Ad-Aware had their limits it seemed, for only a day or so after I cleaned it, pop-ups and weird stuff would show up again. She was getting sick of it. I was getting sick of cleaning it, so I suggested, offhand, installing a different operating system that is a bit more impervious to those nasties. To my surprise, she agreed.
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RE: banal
by bolomkxxviii on Tue 24th Oct 2006 15:31 UTC in reply to "banal"
bolomkxxviii
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2006-05-19

I like PCLinuxOS too, but as for the "it WORKS" statement, try installing additional software (even if it is just from their own repository). You will quickly run into dependancy conflicts. I should know, I have been using it for 2 years on a daily basis.

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