http://www.linux.org/ Other guys here will explain Linux much better than I can...Wood'nCoal wrote:Exactly what is Linux?
Dann757 wrote:http://www.linux.org/ Other guys here will explain Linux much better than I can...Wood'nCoal wrote:Exactly what is Linux?
I built both my PC's but I'm very behind on most new stuff. I have problems with my cd burner and other cd drive, sent for a reasonably priced Sony only to find it is SATA and needs a new kind of cable. Now I have to find the adapter cable. Same with the video card, PCI is obsolete, had to get PCIE, which meant had to get new MB.
I installed Norton utilities, which I heard is a resource hog. It will clean the registry and other things, but it has made my boot up time ridiculously long. It catches bad websites from time to time. Also have AVG free installed, that will scan the whole pc, but takes quite a long time.
The others have explained what Linux is. If you are infected to the point that the infection has hidden itself via a root kit, you can't remove it when you boot from your infected OS. By putting your drive into a clean computer or booting it from another OS (linux) and cleaning it that way, you have a better chance of finding the infection and removing it. As an added precaution, I'll take an image of the infected drive before I start in case things go really wrong. Good point about not installing multiple AV products. This weekend I cleaned a SLOW Vista Home Premium system that had Norton, McAfee & Trend Miro installed and it was infected as well. I removed them all and installed MS Security Essentials.Wood'nCoal wrote:Thank you, I'm going to do that.
My problem is a time issue, I get aggravated when the PC runs slow but I never can find the free time to work on it (gives me something to complain about!).
Exactly what is Linux?
As far as linux goes you can download something like Knoppix to give it try, it boots from CD. Download it and burn to disc, restart your computer with the disc in the drive. If it doesn't boot and windows loads you need to change the order of what drives boot in your BIOS. Actually quite handy to have around if Windows has a melt down as an emergency OS. I know Yanche uses it for security purposes because it doesn't save anything to the HDD unless you specifically save it. It's like having fresh install of OS on every boot too.
The first thing I look for if I have immediate slow down or problem with computer was what I installed last. I just got a new DVD burner a few weeks ago and I installed the Nero software that came with it against my better judgment and I should have went with my instinct. My account worked fine and limited accounts work fine but any subsequent accounts set up as administrator were unusable.