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    Tracey is thinking of getting a lap top as she can never get on here because of me The one she wants runs on Linux which I have zero experience of. She mainly uses it chat using MSN, yahoo etc and just general browsing. Is there any difficulties with security software etc.

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    Linux is awesome to be honest, quite different but really good. she wont be able to get msn messenger to work on it easily.

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    will struggle to get windows mediaplayer to work too

    i had linux once just couldn't get my head round it.

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    Is she looking at the Asus eee pc? If so it has skype, web browser and msn etc pre installed.

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    If it's the Asus Eee their is allready a new one on the market.
    The Asus Eee PC 900 comes with either Linux or Windows. They are not cheap at 350 quid. It's much better than the one before with the 4 or 8gb SSD.
    A few of my mates have the older one and they love it, No issues with Linux.
    I'm not sure about sercurity software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leviathan View Post
    Linux is awesome to be honest, quite different but really good. she wont be able to get msn messenger to work on it easily.
    Yes she will (GAIM)

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    will struggle to get windows mediaplayer to work too

    i had linux once just couldn't get my head round it.
    You wont need media player, it has it's own media software (Xine, Mplayer rhythmbox etc) and you wont need to download every codec under the sun to get it them work.

    For what she wants Linux will be fine.

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    PS GAIM is now called Pidgin??

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