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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    Can Windows 11 Home join a domain? Last I checked it couldn't. Therefore there's every chance that running the latest OOBE you have no option but to create a Microsoft account under Windows 10 Home, unless you resort to third party hacks via your chosen image writing software. Which won't help...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    i must say, with the latest round of updates Konsole under KDE Neon really is fully featured. There's even the ability to add all of your frequently used (or easily forgotten) commands in the terminal software itself:
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    The clue is in the .deb download, it's called 'ipscan'. You should also be able to open terminal and enter 'sudo apt install ipscan'.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I also did an 'apt-cache search ipscan' and it's available in the Ubuntu repositories to be installed via apt.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Apt will be pulling updated libraries and dependencies as well as the actual software directly from the Ubuntu repositories or the PPA that was added at the time the software was installed using apt. Deb is software that's actually packaged into a convenient installer, generally software...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    No, apt is another form of package management. Essentially another method of software installation.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    There's nothing wrong with a .deb, don't listen to the purists. A .deb is no different to a .msi under Windows or a .dmg under MacOS and is still installed using the operating system's package manager.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Just installed the .deb of Angry IP Scanner on the Pi400 not a problem in the world. Download the .deb installer, open the .deb installer, the package manager does the rest no different to Windows:
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Is it really that hard to install a .deb? You can do it via the GUI and it's still managed by the package manager:
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    They're installed along side each other as various applications use differing .NET dependencies.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I have no problem with applications being installed in their correct hierarchy under Linux. Games are under 'Games', multimedia applications are under 'Multimedia', tools are under 'Tools', etc. Furthermore, software can be shifted around regarding categories after installation. However, the...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Winget is a great idea, the problem is: How many people actively use it? How many people even know it exists and how populated are the repositories? If people start installing software under Windows via a shell interface, can they stop bitching about using terminal under Linux to install...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    The context is pretty clear. If you implied something else I'd love to know just what it was you implied, as I'm not seeing it:
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    The last time it happened, I believe it was Norton AV products that were using client machines to mine bitcoin.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    And this is a weakness of Windows from a security perspective, as evidenced by the fact that Android is the most popular OS globally and suffers a miniscule amount of infection in comparison to Windows due mostly to the fact that software is downloaded from a central curated repository.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I've never had a problem installing a .deb via the GUI, and there's nothing hard about adding a PPA. Having said that, I don't use vanilla Ubuntu, that's possibly about the only time you'll have a problem installing a .deb via the GUI due to the fact Canonical are pushing Snaps. This 100%.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Expanding on a point is not over thinking anything. Like Windows, modern Linux has a number of versatile implementations allowing people to install/remove software quickly and easily - There's nothing wrong with stating this. A great example of the official repositories not always being ideal...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I have no idea just what you're trying to say. The software in the official repo's can be out of date as they're aimed at stable LTS releases. Therefore, users have the option of just downloading the .deb directly from the developer and installing via the GUI, no different to Windows. As...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Roblox runs on Linux using Wine, it has for quite some time now as far as I'm aware. As for Fortnite, I'd say your chances are slim to none. EAC is now supported under Linux, but Epic Games are doing their best to be difficult, while Valve do their best to create an ecosystem that works for...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I've actually encountered dependency issues under Windows regarding .NET versions.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Libre Office, Steam and Google Earth are packaged as .deb installers and can therefore be installed via the GUI no different to Windows. Everything else is downloadable via the Snap store either via the GUI or by copy/pasting a single command into terminal. Blender is actually downloadable via...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Windows installs multiple dependencies per software package, not Linux. The only time Linux installs multiple dependencies per software package is when using Flatpak/Snap. As stated, it's not uncommon to see multiple versions of .NET installed under Windows machines. Double clicking a .deb via...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Every software package ever made relies on dependencies. Microsoft's .NET is a perfect example. The idea of dependency hell is a relic when it comes to modern package managers under Linux.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Well as stated I can just run up the street and buy a Pi400 at a cost that's not much higher than pre chip shortage prices and not all software needs to be compiled, most software is all now available in the official repo's and installed simply and easily using apt. I run a number of uncommon...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I've got a gated joystick for Mame type games, for everything else I just use a Logitech D-Pad type controller.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    The best advice I can give is to install TwisterOS and use it as another desktop, TwisterOS craps all over Raspberry Pi OS and is a far more fully featured OS. I use my Pi400 every day to either browse the web, chat via IRC, connect to BBS's using SyncTERM, check email, download NZB's, play...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    It's really not that hard, I build software on the Pi so software will run under ARM all the time. Having said that, under x64 the need to compile software is extremely rare. - sudo apt install build-essential - on GitHub click 'code' and copy the HTTPS download location - sudo git clone...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    If I had have run Linux in a VM, I'd probably still be using Windows to this day, as there's no chance I would have used the OS as much as I found myself using it installed on a separate machine as opposed to a VM. Essentially, once the method of software installation clicked and I'd become...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    This 100%. Once you get used to package managers and trusted repo's, the idea of installing software from anywhere found using a Google search seems ass backwards - Essentially the internet is just one huge insecure software repository, you really have no idea what you're introducing to your OS...
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    Feeling the itch for a change....

    Bear in mind that KDE Neon is made by the KDE developers themselves, it's not really comparable to Kubuntu. In comparison KDE Neon receives DE updates faster than Kubuntu, including bugfixes. Furthermore while KDE Neon is based on Ubuntu LTS, there are actually slight differences under the hood...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    My LG OLED TV didn't come with a manual and it cost me a fortune. As far as Linux is concerned, the rapid increase in the popularity of Raspberry Pi devices is resulting in a vast number of people learning Linux that otherwise wouldn't have considered so much as touching the OS before. Sure...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Not interested dude. Just more wasted space with no actual contribution to the thread in any way whatsoever. Essentially, your posts are a magnitude of fail that are in your own words nothing more than an attempt to crap on Linux users. As far as I'm aware, I haven't been rude to you at all...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I have to make another post to cover certain edits made by a certain member, as claiming that: While claiming not long after in the exact same post: Literally wreaks of hypocrisy. I mean...My God. And your comments weren't dismissed out of hand, they were maliciously analyzed and destroyed...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Another generalization with no citation. ClamAV is mainly used on servers as they're predominately the most attacked Linux platform, but Linux servers run the exact same LTS (or equivalent) OS as their desktop counterparts, the only real difference is servers have no need for a DE - Hence the...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I'm honestly quite happy with the current state of Linux. Truth be told, convenience is one of the reasons Windows is so open to infections and attacks. The future is some form of curated repository regarding software installation, the problem is Microsoft users seem outwardly against the idea -...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    If you want convenience, get an iPad. I don't feel in any way inconvenienced using Linux, in fact I don't even think of the OS I'm running.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    The upgrade command updates the OS, any software installed via apt, and the firmware of any devices with updates available. This is also the case regarding UEFI firmware under x86/64.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    You can with the latest firmware, which you should automatically have assuming you keep it updated. Do a 'sudo apt update' followed by 'sudo apt upgrade' to make sure the firmware is updated.
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