fed up with windows altogether
I recently upgraded to windows vista ultimate x64 and was happy with it at first. But the security measures are just too much. UAC was really annoying, and I immediately disabled that. But anything in the /windows folder basically I have no access to, even with me being the one and only system admin.
For example, I tried to change the startup sound (which is harder to do than in XP) and ran into some trouble. I used ResourceHacker to edit some dll files (imageres in particular), but could not save the new file with the replaced .wav file. The message was that I don't have permission, which is total BS IMHO. Anyway, I had to move the imageres.dll to my desktop, rename, and then save-as the original file name and movie it back into /system32 to get it to work. But now, I can't delete the original file still on my desktop because 'I don't have permission', so it's there forever. I am fed up.
These security problems are not even probably the problems many other people have with vista, and I really doubt they will be removed in 7. So I'm wanting to explore a new OS.
My questions are: How compatible are programs with, say, Ubuntu? Are there 64 bit versions of Linux distros? Will I run into any problems similar to these in Linux? What is a good distro to use that's not "basic" or "lite" (I am willing to learn)?
I just want a stable OS that can run things and won't hassle me...if said OS exists. I'm even considering a hackintosh. Feedback appreciated. Thanks!
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