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Old 11-13-2019, 10:07 PM   #16
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I have 16 GB of RAM.
What do you think, is that enough?
 
Old 11-14-2019, 02:26 AM   #17
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^ Yes.

Just recently I nuked another fully functional (and legal, afaics) Win10 install.
It gives me a weird satisfaction to throw it away, when some might consider that maybe it's still worth something...

Linux all the way!
 
Old 11-14-2019, 03:02 AM   #18
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Pen guin,

Dual-booting is hazardous for the unwary.

Your much safer option is to install VirtualBox:
https://www.lifewire.com/install-ubu...-steps-2202108

I have 16GB of memory and I allocate 8GB to VBox.

I also allocate 50GB of disk space to a Fixed VDI.

It is a good idea to deal with VBox Guest Additions later like this on Ubuntu, Mint etc:
https://www.tecmint.com/install-virt...ons-in-ubuntu/

I did the following using Linux Mint 19 MATE 64-bit:

Devices > Insert Guest Additions CD image.

Code:
sudo /media/username/VBox_GAs_6.0.14/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
reboot
 
Old 11-15-2019, 12:13 AM   #19
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I've decided to run MX Linux in my VB until I have at least working knowledge of the Linux Terminal, and OS overall. So, when the time comes to switch to a Systemd based distro, I'll be able to do so with ease.

Thanks guys for all your help.

Pen guin
 
Old 11-15-2019, 09:52 AM   #20
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ondoho,

Quote:
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Just recently I nuked another fully functional (and legal, afaics) Win10 install.
It gives me a weird satisfaction to throw it away, when some might consider that maybe it's still worth something...

Linux all the way!
I fully endorse your sentiments about W10.

I was forced to wipe a drive after a so-called W10 “update” (v.1809 to v.1903 = totally new OS) caused massive corruption.

Before installing Linux on a W10 machine, I would have found the W10 product key and given it away, or sold it cheaply elsewhere, subject to local legislation of course.

ProduKey:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

Belarc Advisor:
https://www.belarc.com/products_belarc_advisor

Transfer W10 license/product key:
https://www.groovypost.com/howto/tra...icense-new-pc/
 
Old 11-16-2019, 04:25 AM   #21
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Before installing Linux on a W10 machine, I would have found the W10 product key and given it away, or sold it cheaply elsewhere, subject to local legislation of course.

ProduKey:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

Belarc Advisor:
https://www.belarc.com/products_belarc_advisor

Transfer W10 license/product key:
https://www.groovypost.com/howto/tra...icense-new-pc/
Thanks, I have to remember that.
It would've lessened the weird satisfaction, but interesting to see if someone would actually buy it.

The way it's now: one less Windows machine in this world!
 
  


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