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littlegreenhobbit
Hi all,

I'm thinking about switching over to Linux or MacOS for my HYIP / surf activities. Is there anyone that also uses those OS's ? I would like to know if this is possible without any compatibility problems.

thx !

Voke.
That is such a great trouble to go through. Hahaha. It is definitely possible though. If you are using Linux, you are most likely to be browsing the web with Firefox.

toopy
That is such a great trouble to go through. Hahaha. It is definitely possible though. If you are using Linux, you are most likely to be browsing the web with Firefox.

Bare in mind that Linux is'nt easy to learn so unless u already know the basics your probably better off
securing your windows machine better! and linux is still hackable just harder to do!

Ideally you want a firewall that boots up before windows, that way if u have a keylogger on your
machine it can't connect to the net before your firewall is in place and the firewall should warn u
that another program is attempting to logon 2 the net and u can then deny this action.

Im no PC expert by the way but i do have a very 'in the know' work colleague :thumbsup:

kyteflyer
I use OSX exclusively at home (at work, of course its a PC, GRR, but I take the iBook in from time to time and work on that instead, just to have a rest). Its wonderful not to have to fret over viruses and trojans etc.

No compatibility problems really, because you have enough sense to get Firefox (although I have now switched to Camino (http://www.caminobrowser.org/), another gecko based browser, because it doesnt eat resources like FF does) or Opera.

Safari (the built in browser) is also good for surfing, it wont let it take over your entire screen. There are a few probs with a few sites (eg I cannot use Safari on the Wired Surf forum.. no idea why, it works just fine everywhere else)

I would recommend OSX (http://www.apple.com/macosx/) HIGHLY. Get a Mac Mini (http://www.apple.com/macmini/) and use your existing monitor, keyboard etc, its the cheapest way to get into OSX. Also, with the existence of Bootcamp (public beta at this stage) (http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/) , you can now dual boot with windows on the same box... if you MUST (probably good if you are a gamer. there are heaps of games ported over to Mac but many Win users who switch retain their computers for gaming, but nothing more serious than that).

If you have anxieties about how it would be to change from Windows, go and read Switch (http://www.apple.com/switch/)

Can you tell I love my Macs? (I have two now) I was a Windows user until just over two years ago. I couldnt get rid of the PC for ages. Kept it just in case... then 6 months later I realised I had not switched it on for 4 months. Got rid of it and never looked back.

If you want to USE your computer and not have to worry about security... OSX is secure out of the box. Its based on BSD and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Do it!

warlord
as for me ,the best os for surfing in unternet is windoz

kyteflyer
as for me ,the best os for surfing in unternet is windoz

which begs the question: have you ever actually used anything else?

I have used OSX (which I do all the time) Linux (RedHat, Mandrake and Ubuntu), OS/2 v3 (Warp and Merlin), *and* all varieties of Windows since v3.

OSX is the most secure out of the box, hands down.

jordon
I have windows 98 and windows XP ( yeah i know i am outdated :D) i use win 98 for internet browsing and all other online works where as Xp is for personal works

mastergenuise
Bare in mind that Linux is'nt easy to learn so unless u already know the basics your probably better off
securing your windows machine better! and linux is still hackable just harder to do!


I am not agreed with your opinions. I think it is very easy now to use Linux. Try UBUNTU, it is very graphical and easy. We don;t have that damn dlls to be hacked at least.

qaswer
I am not agreed with your opinions. I think it is very easy now to use Linux. Try UBUNTU, it is very graphical and easy. We don;t have that damn dlls to be hacked at least.
UBUNTU will be very complex if you will be going through some problem but I like UBUNTU overall. It is good OS. Which version you are using?