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February 5, 2012 3:01:35 PM

Hi, this is my first ever build and I am basically ready to go, only thing is, I don't have an OS yet.
I was considering Windows 7, as anyone would, but I just simply don't have the money! Are there any other OS's that are cheaper and on par with Windows 7?

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February 5, 2012 3:09:17 PM

Depends on what you are doing. If you are going to only use your build for web browsing, video watching, and occasional word use then yes. If you're going to be playing video games such as MW3, BF3, Skyrim, SWTOR, then No.

If you aren't using your computer for a windows only application, then Linux is right for you. Ubuntu linux is a great Linux distro and has a sweet GUI. Ubuntu has lots of features such as Chrome, Firefox, Libreoffice, and Java, which means you can play minecraft :D  .
http://www.ubuntu.com/
February 5, 2012 3:31:29 PM

Yay! :D 
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February 5, 2012 3:33:14 PM

Yay? I'm assuming you found your answer? If so, don't forget to close the thread by picking the best answer
February 5, 2012 4:18:22 PM

I was being a little sarcastic :p  But Thanks, yes you solved the problem, and how do you do that? I'm in an iPhone.
February 5, 2012 5:56:55 PM

Oh well, there's a button if you're on a computer.
Anyways, if you work at a college or is a student, you can get Win7 for cheap (like $40), so that's an option
February 5, 2012 8:34:56 PM

Ok, I suppose I could do that as I'm leaving school this year, so yeah thanks!
February 5, 2012 8:42:37 PM

CharlieeG said:
Hi, this is my first ever build and I am basically ready to go, only thing is, I don't have an OS yet.
I was considering Windows 7, as anyone would, but I just simply don't have the money! Are there any other OS's that are cheaper and on par with Windows 7?


You can play Skyrim and other games as well on Ubunto when you install Wine 1.3.28. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1881389

February 5, 2012 8:45:34 PM

Yeah my college offers windows 7 for $10
February 5, 2012 8:52:29 PM

thor220 said:
Yeah my college offers windows 7 for $10

send me one pl0x...JK, yeah, colleges offer Win7 cheap and Office cheap for students for academic work but I personally include gaming in academic work as a "stress reliever"
February 6, 2012 1:34:02 AM

You can always pick up windows 8 beta. You said your leaving this year right? By the time it goes out of beta you will be out of school.
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