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1st Gen

New member
Location
Vancouver WA
Car(s)
2013 GTI, Wolfsburg
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MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
Works with incognito mode. Go figure
 

yeahforbes

Ready to race!
Location
NJ
Car(s)
2017 Golf R DSG
Hooray, a cert was created approximately 5 hours ago :D
 

snobrdrdan

former GTI owner
So, pages aren't loading for me on Firefox if there are attachments posted on/in them.
It loads the top, and then scrolls to nothing (infinitely)

Anyone else?
 
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Thumper

Autocross Newbie
Location
Sedalia, MO
Car(s)
2018 Audi TTRS
Well it's the only browser that works on my 12+ year old laptop running Windows Vista

Um........................seriously?

You need to load Linux (Mint is a good distro for non-technical folk) on that thing. Seriously, touching the internet with that is like visiting a $5 whore on half price Wed, bareback.......after giving yourself papercuts on the ol chap.
 

snobrdrdan

former GTI owner
Um........................seriously?

You need to load Linux (Mint is a good distro for non-technical folk) on that thing. Seriously, touching the internet with that is like visiting a $5 whore on half price Wed, bareback.......after giving yourself papercuts on the ol chap.

I just browse on it while at work, that's all. I'm sure it's still susceptible to whatever though.
Once it dies, it'll get pitched...but it keeps on ticking. The battery life is all but gone and needs to be plugged in to function, lol.

So what is Linux Mint?
Replaces Windows or something? (I have no clue)
ANY advice/help would be appreciated!
 
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Thumper

Autocross Newbie
Location
Sedalia, MO
Car(s)
2018 Audi TTRS
Linux is a free, open source and extremely stable OS that is a great alternative to Windows. Mint is a specific version built on Linux, there are dozens upon dozens of versions of Linux but I usually recommend Mint for the most "Windows-like" experience and menus, except it doesn't crash or hog resources.

Mint itself has a few versions and for hardware as old as yours I would recommend the MATE version while it misses a few features, mostly in appearance, it is more lightweight so it will run faster on older tech. It uses a Software Manager which is basically like Win10s "app store", but they were doing it about 10 years ago or so, so finding and installing Linux specific versions of programs is easier than it was 10-20 years ago. Sometimes specific software still requires some work but especially if you're just browsing with it, you'll have no issues.

https://linuxmint.com/


Use this to make an install USB

https://www.fosslinux.com/274/how-to-create-linux-mint-live-usb-drive-on-windows.htm

You can actually run the entire OS off the USB without installing to try it out, when you power off though all changes will be lost unless you make it persistent but that is harder and more advanced. It will be slower than normal running off the USB but it's a good way to see it and play with it first.

Linux is not immune to viruses and attacks but it is more secure, partly because it's not mainstream so there's no payoff for hackers.

All the cool kids use Linux.
 
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