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Well, running a system with 4 Gb of memory and 2.1 GHz processor, I've had no slowdown in Vista. Also, I've never had a problem with security on Windows, especially with Vista. It's never crashed.
I would love to use Linux though because I like the software choices better and the amount of customization. I think I'm going to try to install Fedora 9 32 bit version later tonight. If it doesn't work, I am going to keep trying, but I don't have a lot of free time right now to work on my computer with all the homework I have to do, so I'd like to have more trouble-free (it really is) operating system right now. And it would be stupid to use an operating system that genuinely doesn't work well on my computer, when I have one that works extremely well already.
Sort of funny side note: I just tried to open OpenOffice and it took about 7 seconds to start up, whereas it only took Powerpoint about a second to open and start up in Vista.
I tried installing OpenSuse 11.0 and couldn't get past the first piece of text (IsoLinux 3.3 something, copyright by someone)
It was the 64 bit version (maybe I need to stick with 32 bit). I checked the hash using md5sum and it matched. I burned it as a .iso image file. How is it possible that I can never seem to get past installation in almost all of these distributions? Is it that my set up is so unique that no distrubution can support even an install?