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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2007, 07:12:18 pm »
Linux/Windows differences

one day you wake up and think to yourself.

"What the hell does it care"

and then you go to work...


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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2007, 07:10:41 am »
'What the hell does it care', don't you mean, "does it really matter" or something similar. Whatever. You are right: windows and linux, both have their pros and cons. To be honest I am using windows at the moment but Linux can come in handy for stuff that I need to do. For example, when I need to look for dodgy stuff (don't ask, to clarify 'dodgy stuff' means programs that you usually have to pay for etc.) on the internet, using a live linux CD rather than windows on the HDD saves having to delete histories and stuff like that....... When using a live CD you turn off the computer and everything you did has miraculously disapeared (unless you save stuff to an external disk). I could carry on but I won't........ to save you from falling asleep!

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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2007, 07:19:21 am »
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'What the hell does it care', don't you mean, "does it really matter" or something similar.

don't you mean "don't you mean 'Why the hell does it matter'?"?

English is most people's second language on here (well, maybe not most now we have some new Canadiadians), so we can forgive them, sometimes ;)
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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2007, 07:58:25 am »
its my 1st. german is my second. barley.

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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2007, 12:07:51 pm »
English is my first but I also speak Greek. Does anyone else around here speak Greek?

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'What the hell does it care', don't you mean, "does it really matter" or something similar.

don't you mean "don't you mean 'Why the hell does it matter'?"?


Who cares, it's pretty much the same thing.

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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2007, 09:28:38 pm »
I'm Canadian, eh! :knight:

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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #51 on: August 29, 2007, 09:47:12 pm »
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I'm Canadian, eh!

hoo aboot that
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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2007, 12:16:51 pm »
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'dodgy stuff' means programs that you usually have to pay for etc.) on the internet, using a live linux CD rather than windows on the HDD saves having to delete histories and stuff like that.......
Uh-huh :roll:


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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2007, 05:40:48 pm »
The thing is, if your downloading pirated software you have a record on your computer anyway (unless you delete "Adobe Photoshop CS3 H4XX0R3D by K0RG" after every time), so obviously it's not piracy.

Hmmm....what other "dodgy stuff" is out there?

I still have my original Machines disks and manual....

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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #54 on: September 22, 2007, 05:08:42 pm »
Yeah, another thing is that because it is a live linux CD, viruses are unlikely to work, and even if they do, you just restart your computer and they dissappear. (because the live CD stores data in RAM). When going on 'dodgy' websites you have to be careful about what you get, obviously.


Hmmm....what other "dodgy stuff" is out there?



All sorts, however not all of it is particularly good for your PC... (you get the same kind of effect by buying Vista  :evil:...)

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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #55 on: September 22, 2007, 08:55:55 pm »
Well, almost the same effect.

AFAIK, Vista doesn't steal credit card details (yet)

I still have my original Machines disks and manual....

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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #56 on: September 23, 2007, 09:30:06 pm »
Guess what you guys? You can get all of these cool Linux Live-CD features without all the hassle of running off of a CD and storing on RAM by installing Linux! It's amazing, it works quite well.

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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #57 on: September 24, 2007, 06:19:04 am »
Yes, I can imagine.

However, the windows emulation isn't exactly ideal for gaming, and I can't be assed setting up a dual-boot.

I still have my original Machines disks and manual....

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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #58 on: September 24, 2007, 08:58:43 am »
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I can't be assed setting up a dual-boot.
You could try Cedega.

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unless you delete "Adobe Photoshop CS3 H4XX0R3D by K0RG
Even if you delete it, it's still there until the filesystem overwrites it with something new.
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Re: Machines 2: What kind of Game?
« Reply #59 on: September 24, 2007, 07:28:04 pm »
Smart guy! And even if the filesystem deletes it you can sometimes use forensic stuff to detect small magnetic fields. Although it costs $$$...

A dual boot system doesn't take long to prepare. You just install linux and shrink your NTFS partition. The bootloader is usually configured automatically for this anyway. It took me approximately 30 mins on a slow computer and it worked perfectly. Uninstalling Linux and restoring your HDD to its original config is a different matter though...

It required the use of something as normally useless as a Vista RC1 DVD. And this one was legal!! It was a free download from the Microsoft website. Completely mucked my computer up though (surprise surprise)... :evil: