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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2019, 12:06:08 am »
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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2019, 03:02:30 am »
@PCNetSpec
That was really good to know  :-*

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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2019, 03:23:52 am »
BTW, snaps even have the advantage to show that a software came from a registered and trusted developer (for example, the Plex snap comes from the plex developers). There's no such a thing for flatpacks.

Canonical will improve snaps and soon we will all be cornered.

Who 'labels' the dev 'trusted' and why?

Your pick  ;)

I won't use it!
I'm already running BSD, just in case  ;) ...and because it has no systemd!
Actually, it doesn't NEED work arounds. Linux distros running without systemd need quite some engineering.
Look what a mess, systemd did  :o

But, right now I'm happy with PCNetSpec answer  :D
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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2019, 08:19:59 am »
BTW, snaps even have the advantage to show that a software came from a registered and trusted developer (for example, the Plex snap comes from the plex developers).

So do .deb's (digital signing), .debs also insist that to get into the default repos (or be compiled on launchpad for PPA's) the source code MUST be available for peer review and buildable against included (and therefore themselves peer reviewable) libraries.

From what I gather the plan is for snaps not to make this insistence .. that's the part I disagree with, not the technology itself.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2019, 08:26:34 am by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2019, 12:39:34 pm »
I must had foresight, I removed the Asus updater from my wife and son's sytems.

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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2019, 06:06:39 pm »
I must had foresight, I removed the Asus updater from my wife and son's sytems.

Good call. It sounds like something that's dangerous to have on there, from reading that article.

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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2019, 06:45:42 am »
Bloatware ::)
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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2019, 07:07:43 am »
Bloatware ::)

That too. I bought an ASUS budget laptop once that had a bunch of utilities preinstalled to speed it up. All they did was slow it down. Taking them off sped it up a lot. Switching to Peppermint sped it up a lot more.

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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2019, 07:45:17 am »
ASUS have always been one of the worse bloatware offenders.
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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2019, 03:54:25 pm »
I don't know about nowadays, but Toshiba used to be the worst.

Legend has it, that Toshiba made more money off installing the cruft than the machines themselves.

Around 2008, I was in a crunch and needed a laptop, like immediately. So, I went to Best Buys and bought a new Toshiba.

The salesman asked if I'd like to have their service department remove the 'ad-ware'. He said it cost $30,00 USD.

I asked how long it takes, He said, about 30 minutes. I said, no, that's okay. I'm in a hurry, and I'll do it myself.

Three (3) days later, I finally got the last of the cruft purged from my shiny new lappy.

If I'd known what was involved, I would have gladly paid the $30 ransom, with a kiss.

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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2019, 05:23:09 pm »
I dunno why the OEM's don't offer that...

Option 1 - $30 cheaper because it's subsidised by ad-ware bloat.

Option 2 - Full price.

Then instead of the shop getting the money for removal, the OEM would get it (for not putting it on in the first place) .. and I'm fairly sure customers would respond well to the honesty.
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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2019, 05:55:24 pm »
Yeah, I heard back in the day that Toshiba was bad at bloatware. HP and Compaq (even before HP bought them) were bad for bloatware too. I'd imagine HP still is. I guess those companies pay them to install all that crap on there. ::)

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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2019, 08:46:37 pm »
I have a several-yeat-old Toshiba that I  inherited from my late Father, Which bloatware programs should I do away with?

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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2019, 08:54:53 pm »
I have a several-yeat-old Toshiba that I  inherited from my late Father, Which bloatware programs should I do away with?

My Toshiba came with Vista. I'm still running it... LoL  ;D





If you're running winders, you should get rid of all the bloatware.

The only difference between winders and a virus is... a virus works every time.

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Re: Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2019, 11:10:52 pm »
If you're planning to use Windows, a fresh install using regular Microsoft installation media is the best. With most of those older computers, they have the activation code for that copy of Windows on the bottom. Once you install the OS, you'll just have to install any needed drivers and updates, and any software you want, and the computer should run faster just because you're running an OTB copy of Windows with none of the "extras" that those OEMs like to install.