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Is that from the links that TPU puts up? Use a credit card or a gift credit card for that purchase??
Hi,
Yep sure was back when 11 officially came out I got that multiple activation key so I could keep my win-10 pro activations unaffected by using them with inplace upgrading just switched activation codes

Got a couple combo win-10 pro and office 2019 pro keys to
I've only used the office 2019 keys so far on those and they worked
The site has darn good support to if you have issues activating.

This is the latest deals they do this quite often
 
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Hi,
Yep sure was back when 11 officially came out I got that multiple activation key so I could keep my win-10 pro activations unaffected by using them with inplace upgrading just switched activation codes

Got a couple combo win-10 pro and office 2019 pro keys to
I've only used the office 2019 keys so far on those and they worked
The site has darn good support to if you have issues activating.

This is the latest deals they do this quite often
Checked it out. Seems pretty sketch to me lol
 
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Checked it out. Seems pretty sketchy to me lol
Hi,
About the same thing I say about linux except with a y :laugh:

Godeal24 has better support than linux to :p
 
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I have chose the Zorin OS as my gateway into fully go into Linux. So far it's okay and does have a Windows feel.

It does play my DVD's
It does play my music.
It connected to the internet with no issues so far.
It Did connect to my Xerox 8580 ColorQube Computer.
It does seems snappier than Win 10 and my Win 10 has the bloatware removed and has a Basic Win7 look. So does Zorin.

Seems to be no issues with my GPU VisionTek RX 5700 Reference... So far.

I already use Open Office and its suites so no problem there.

I really do not want Win 11 so I think I'm going to stick with this and see how far my old brain cells will dive into this newish OS to me.

Of course I'm still using Win10. BUT the nice thing about my rig is the ease of use. All I have to do is use my 5.25" drive bay IcyDock set up and swap out SSDs in front of my case and I'm on Zorin.

But I WILL have questions of this and the Linux environment and I WILL post it here since this has a Zorin Topic.

One of the things I will be doing is setting up a VM using Gnome Box since Zorin uses Gnome in the first place. I would like to put every OS that I have used into 1 box and play around with it. I HOPE things will be easy enough for me to do this.

I'll let you guys know what this old man is going to be doing on this as well as other things.

Like the "Cursed Finding" I purchased for my " Manly man, Mid Century, Manly Man Technical Shop".

I'll give you a hint. A lot of real blood is was involved with the object in question.

Cya all later.
 
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It does play my DVD's
It does play my music.
You can also try helloSystem/GhostBSD/FreeBSD/OpenBSD instead of Zorin for those tasks.

I can tell you my impressions with pulseaudio on Linux, I have used Linux for a long time on five different laptops/netbooks/desktops. A first impression I have is that the audio quality differs on Linux depending on which app and what type of connection you use (analog/HDMI/SPDIF etc.) I found the audio on Clear Linux terrible out-of- the-box on the analog (green) connection of my PC. With Ubuntu on other hardware I did an experiment with Quod Libet. You can easily get bitperfect sound through the settings of this audio player. I then compared this sound in bitperfect mode with FreeBSD's sound in bitperfect mode on the same hardware. And the sound sounded distorted on Ubuntu, quite noticeably distorted I mean. Other people could also hear this so it's not my imagination. On Arch Linux I found the audio better than on Ubuntu and Clear Linux, but not on the same level as FreeBSD either. I've used Arch Linux for a long time on several different types of hardware. In the end there is only one Linux setup where I managed to get decent sound out of Linux. This was a laptop with Fedora that I connected to the TV with HDMI, but I used an HDMI splitter that also had a SPDIF output to the 5.1 DTS Sony amp in combination with fancy Infinity speakers. Then in mpv media player I used the SPDIF passthrough option, and when I played movies that had DTS sound the sound was really impressive. But this is the only setup out of many different setups that accidentally delivered decent sound in Linux. So the overall picture is really not good, and I think windows usually has better audio than Linux.

It may be that Linux's audio is 'good enough' for you personally. But based on many other sources I can say it's not on par with FreeBSD's sound:
Why do people dislike PulseAudio?
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/6h2rvk Why is audio still so awful on linux?
https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions/comments/bxo4uk So fast forward to 2007, when PulseAudio is actually unleashed upon the computers of everyone else except Lennart and his friends as it's adopted and enabled by default in Fedora 8. To put it mildly, nothing worked anymore. Very literally -- when we installed it at the crufty place where I held a part-time job there, it broke sound on every single one of the 10-15 different configurations we had, from laptops to desktops.
Why OSS sound quality is superior vs ALSA
OSS
Open Sound System (OSS4) superior to ALSA
 
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Then I would gladly pay to eventually get something of a true windows replacement/competitor.

Isn't the big draw of running nix being that you can drop in a windows replacement for free without any corporate strings attached? Paying for a home based nix OS seems to go completely against that.

Also Zorin costs more than a windows key from most 3rd party sites.
 
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Isn't the big draw of running nix being that you can drop in a windows replacement for free without any corporate strings attached? Paying for a home based nix OS seems to go completely against that.

Also Zorin costs more than a windows key from most 3rd party sites.
And big thing against nix is a lot of lacking support. It would be nice to have an actual true compeditor to windows...............even if that OS cost $$, at least there would be options, or at least more options than today.
 
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And big thing against nix is a lot of lacking support. It would be nice to have an actual true compeditor to windows...............even if that OS cost $$, at least there would be options, or at least more options than today.

So if you're spending more for a windows competitor that is still worse than windows (and now costs more) what's the point. Especially when there's free nix flavors out there that do just fine.
 
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And big thing against nix is a lot of lacking support. It would be nice to have an actual true compeditor to windows...............even if that OS cost $$, at least there would be options, or at least more options than today.
Fwiw, I have an older webcam sitting around. Windows won't recognize it anymore, but it works just fine under Linux.

No OS will ever be a 1:1 replacement of another. You just have to define what's important to you. And how much you're willing to learn, since some things you use may be available on another OS, but in another form.
 

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You can also try helloSystem/GhostBSD/FreeBSD/OpenBSD instead of Zorin for those tasks.

I can tell you my impressions with pulseaudio on Linux, I have used Linux for a long time on five different laptops/netbooks/desktops. A first impression I have is that the audio quality differs on Linux depending on which app and what type of connection you use (analog/HDMI/SPDIF etc.) I found the audio on Clear Linux terrible out-of- the-box on the analog (green) connection of my PC. With Ubuntu on other hardware I did an experiment with Quod Libet. You can easily get bitperfect sound through the settings of this audio player. I then compared this sound in bitperfect mode with FreeBSD's sound in bitperfect mode on the same hardware. And the sound sounded distorted on Ubuntu, quite noticeably distorted I mean. Other people could also hear this so it's not my imagination. On Arch Linux I found the audio better than on Ubuntu and Clear Linux, but not on the same level as FreeBSD either. I've used Arch Linux for a long time on several different types of hardware. In the end there is only one Linux setup where I managed to get decent sound out of Linux. This was a laptop with Fedora that I connected to the TV with HDMI, but I used an HDMI splitter that also had a SPDIF output to the 5.1 DTS Sony amp in combination with fancy Infinity speakers. Then in mpv media player I used the SPDIF passthrough option, and when I played movies that had DTS sound the sound was really impressive. But this is the only setup out of many different setups that accidentally delivered decent sound in Linux. So the overall picture is really not good, and I think windows usually has better audio than Linux.

It may be that Linux's audio is 'good enough' for you personally. But based on many other sources I can say it's not on par with FreeBSD's sound:
Why do people dislike PulseAudio?
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/6h2rvk Why is audio still so awful on linux?
https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions/comments/bxo4uk So fast forward to 2007, when PulseAudio is actually unleashed upon the computers of everyone else except Lennart and his friends as it's adopted and enabled by default in Fedora 8. To put it mildly, nothing worked anymore. Very literally -- when we installed it at the crufty place where I held a part-time job there, it broke sound on every single one of the 10-15 different configurations we had, from laptops to desktops.
Why OSS sound quality is superior vs ALSA
OSS
Open Sound System (OSS4) superior to ALSA
HAHAHAHA!!! Oh god!! I'm having flash backs in my Tech Reporting days. I've looked into FreeBSD and a few other Linux suites.
Once I am comfortable with my set up I'll delve into other suites again.

AND of course I will be asking questions as the old man here has lost a few brain cells over the years. I'm trying to avoid as much using command lines as possible.

Yup Grandpa Charlie here poking a bee hive of potential problems to get his sweet honey. :peace:
 
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Isn't the big draw of running nix being that you can drop in a windows replacement for free without any corporate strings attached? Paying for a home based nix OS seems to go completely against that.

Also Zorin costs more than a windows key from most 3rd party sites.
This. Zorin is good, but not great. Mint is better in oh so many ways.
 
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