Please Don't Download This... (Wubuntu)

SomeOrdinaryGamers
5 Mar 202420:58

Summary

TLDRIn this witty and informative video, content creator Muta examines the controversial 'wuntu' Linux distribution, which aims to mimic the look and functionality of Microsoft Windows 11. He delves into the shady practices of the Brazilian developers, including potential data harvesting, falsified metrics, and the dubious sale of a paid 'professional' version despite the open-source nature of Linux. Muta humorously deconstructs the project, highlighting its flaws while advocating for more reputable Linux distros that prioritize user trust and adherence to open-source principles. With his trademark blend of tech insights and comedic flair, he cautions viewers against falling for such gimmicks and encourages a genuine exploration of Linux's potential.

Takeaways

  • 😲 Wuntu Linux is a controversial operating system that closely mimics the appearance and functionality of Microsoft Windows 11, potentially violating intellectual property rights.
  • 🤥 Wuntu's developers misrepresent basic metrics like download numbers, raising concerns about their trustworthiness and motives.
  • 🔐 There are potential security risks associated with using Wuntu, as its source code is not publicly available, and it may contain undisclosed spyware or malicious features.
  • 💰 Wuntu charges $35 for a 'professional' key, which is problematic as it essentially commercializes and monetizes free, open-source software.
  • 🤔 Using Wuntu may lead to a poor understanding of Linux, as it masks the true nature of the operating system behind a Windows-like interface.
  • ⚖️ Microsoft has previously sued companies for creating Windows-like operating systems, and Wuntu may be at risk of legal action.
  • 💻 There are many reputable, open-source Linux distributions available, such as Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Arch Linux, which offer a better and safer experience.
  • 🎮 While Wuntu allows running Windows applications and games through Wine, this approach is often suboptimal compared to using native Linux alternatives.
  • 🔍 Projects like ReactOS and Temple OS offer a more interesting and legitimate way to explore open-source alternatives to Windows without infringing on intellectual property rights.
  • ⚠️ The video strongly discourages using Wuntu due to its questionable origins, potential legal issues, and the availability of better, more trustworthy Linux alternatives.

Q & A

  • What is Wuntu?

    -Wuntu is a Linux distribution that replicates the appearance and functionality of Microsoft Windows, particularly Windows 11. It is designed to provide a Windows-like experience on a Linux-based operating system.

  • Is Wuntu a legitimate or legal project?

    -According to the video, there are concerns about the legality of Wuntu. It appears to be violating the GPL agreement by not revealing its source code, and it is selling a $35 key, which is considered a violation. The video suggests that Wuntu is playing with fire and could face potential legal action from Microsoft.

  • What is the relationship between Wuntu and Linux FX?

    -Wuntu is based on Linux FX, a Brazilian software company that creates a Windows 11 clone called Linux FX. The video suggests that Wuntu is essentially a rebranded version of Linux FX with a different theme applied.

  • What are the concerns raised about Linux FX?

    -The video highlights several concerns about Linux FX, including lying about basic metrics like the number of users, potentially spying on users through the activation client, and selling a $35 professional key without providing the source code as required by open-source licenses.

  • Why is Wuntu considered potentially unsafe or untrustworthy?

    -The video suggests that Wuntu is unsafe and untrustworthy for several reasons: its connection to Linux FX, which has been accused of unethical practices; the lack of transparency regarding the source code; and the potential for user data collection or spying through the activation client.

  • What alternatives does the video suggest for users interested in a Linux-based operating system?

    -The video recommends using more reputable Linux distributions like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Manjaro, or Arch Linux instead of Wuntu. These distributions are open-source, have active development communities, and are generally considered safer and more trustworthy.

  • What is the purpose of projects like ReactOS mentioned in the video?

    -ReactOS is mentioned as an example of a more interesting and ethical project aimed at reverse-engineering a Windows-like experience without using any proprietary code from Microsoft. It's presented as a better alternative for those interested in an open-source, Windows-like operating system.

  • What is the video's overall stance on Wuntu?

    -The video strongly discourages the use of Wuntu, giving it a rating of 1 out of 10. It suggests that Wuntu is unsafe, untrustworthy, and potentially a grift or scam. The video recommends avoiding Wuntu and opting for more reputable and transparent Linux distributions.

  • What is the significance of the lindos/linspire case mentioned in the video?

    -The lindos/linspire case is mentioned as an example of a previous legal battle between Microsoft and a Linux distribution that aimed to mimic the Windows interface and branding. It highlights the potential legal risks faced by projects like Wuntu that attempt to closely replicate Microsoft's proprietary products.

  • What is the video's advice regarding using a different operating system?

    -The video advises that if users desire to use a particular operating system (e.g., Windows or macOS), they should use the official version instead of trying to transition or mimic it with a different operating system. It suggests that attempting to make one operating system look and behave like another can lead to confusion and a suboptimal experience.

Outlines

00:00

🖥️ Introducing wuntu: A Controversial Linux Distro Mimicking Windows 11

The video introduces wuntu, a Linux distribution that aims to reproduce the appearance and functionality of Microsoft Windows 11. It's a Linux-based operating system designed to look and feel like Windows, including features like the new AI co-pilot, Microsoft Edge, OneDrive, PowerShell, Teams, and more. The narrator expresses concerns about wuntu's legality, as it appears to be violating Microsoft's intellectual property rights and spreading its cheeks for a potential lawsuit.

05:01

🐧 Exploring wuntu: A Closer Look at the Windows-Like Linux Experience

The narrator dives deeper into wuntu, showcasing its uncanny resemblance to Windows 11. He demonstrates the installation process, which is simpler than Windows, and navigates through the various components like the file manager, settings, and compatibility with Windows applications through Wine. However, he highlights concerns about potential malware or spyware, as wuntu appears to be affiliated with a shady Brazilian software company called Linux FX, which has been accused of lying about user metrics and engaging in questionable practices.

10:02

🕵️ The Shady Side of wuntu: Unraveling the Linux FX Connection

This section delves into the shady aspects of wuntu's connection with Linux FX. The narrator discusses a report that found Linux FX to be collecting user data, including IP addresses, without proper disclosure. He also highlights the company's claims of having over a million users, which contradicts the actual data found in their database. Additionally, the video reveals that wuntu's developers have a direct association with Linux FX, raising further concerns about the trustworthiness of the project.

15:03

⚠️ Warnings and Recommendations: Steer Clear of wuntu

The narrator strongly advises against using wuntu, citing concerns over potential data theft, privacy violations, and a lack of transparency from the developers. He compares wuntu to previous instances where Microsoft took legal action against projects that infringed on their trademarks and intellectual property. Instead, he recommends exploring more reputable and open-source Linux distributions like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Manjaro, or Arch Linux, which provide a safer and more ethical Linux experience without the risks associated with wuntu.

20:03

🚫 Final Verdict: wuntu Receives a Resounding Thumbs Down

In the concluding remarks, the narrator firmly declares wuntu as an unsafe and untrustworthy Linux distribution, giving it a rating of 1 out of 10. He emphasizes that users should avoid wuntu altogether and instead opt for legitimate Windows or Linux operating systems from reputable sources. The video ends by suggesting more interesting alternatives like ReactOS, a reverse-engineered open-source project that emulates the Windows experience, as a safer and more ethical option for exploration.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Linux

Linux is an open-source operating system that serves as an alternative to Windows and macOS. In the video, Linux is presented as a less popular choice for desktop computers (less than 1% market share) but is widely used for servers. The video discusses various Linux distributions (flavors) such as Ubuntu, Manjaro, and Arch Linux, and how they differ from the proprietary Windows operating system in terms of appearance, functionality, and user experience.

💡Windows Clone

A Windows clone refers to an operating system that attempts to replicate the look, feel, and functionality of Microsoft's Windows operating system. In the video, the distribution 'wuntu' is criticized as a Linux-based operating system that closely mimics the appearance and features of Windows 11, including the user interface, control panel, and even bundling Microsoft applications like Teams and Edge. The video argues that such clones can lead to legal issues and confusion for users who may not fully understand the differences between Linux and Windows.

💡Open Source

Open source refers to software whose source code is freely available for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. The video highlights the principles of open source software and criticizes 'wuntu' for not making its source code readily available, despite being based on Linux (which is open source). The video suggests that reputable Linux distributions adhere to open source principles and provide their source code, unlike 'wuntu' which appears to be a closed-source product.

💡Wine

Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is a compatibility layer that allows Linux users to run Windows applications on their Linux systems. The video explains that 'wuntu' includes Wine, enabling users to run Windows executable files (.exe) and applications like Steam on the Linux-based operating system. However, the video cautions that this approach may not work well for resource-intensive applications like video editing software.

💡GPL

GPL stands for the GNU General Public License, a widely used open-source software license. The video mentions that 'wuntu' violates the GPL agreement by not revealing its source code, despite being based on Linux (which is licensed under the GPL). This is presented as a potential legal issue, as the GPL requires the distribution of source code for any derivative works based on GPL-licensed software.

💡Proprietary

Proprietary software refers to software that is owned and controlled by an individual or company, with restrictions on its use, modification, and distribution. The video criticizes 'wuntu' for selling a 'professional key' for $35, which goes against the principles of open-source software like Linux. The video suggests that users should avoid proprietary Linux distributions and instead opt for reputable, free, and open-source options.

💡Grift

A 'grift' refers to a confidence game, swindle, or fraudulent scheme. The video uses this term to describe 'wuntu' as a potential grift, implying that the distribution may be a deceptive or untrustworthy product. The video cites concerns such as the lack of source code availability, charging for a 'professional key,' and making dubious claims about user numbers as reasons for this characterization.

💡Linux Mint

Linux Mint is a popular and user-friendly Linux distribution based on Ubuntu. The video recommends Linux Mint as a more reputable and trustworthy alternative to 'wuntu' for users who want to try Linux. Linux Mint is presented as an easier option for transitioning from Windows to Linux, without compromising on the principles of open-source software or leading to potential legal issues.

💡Spyware

Spyware refers to malicious software that secretly collects and transmits personal information or data from a user's computer. The video mentions that 'wuntu' (or its underlying project 'Linux FX') includes spyware features, similar to those found in Microsoft Windows. This is presented as a significant privacy concern, as the distribution may be covertly gathering and transmitting user data without consent.

💡Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is the process of analyzing and understanding an existing system or product to recreate or replicate its functionality. The video briefly discusses 'ReactOS,' a project that reverse-engineers the Windows operating system by creating an open-source implementation without using any of Microsoft's proprietary code. This is presented as a more interesting and legally sound approach compared to 'wuntu,' which appears to be a direct clone of Windows.

Highlights

Linux users will always identify themselves and take any opportunity to promote their preferred operating system, even in inappropriate situations.

Wuntu is a Linux distribution that replicates the appearance and functionality of Microsoft Windows, including features like the new AI co-pilot, Microsoft Edge, OneDrive, PowerShell, and Teams.

Wuntu does not require TPM, Secure Boot, or any of the hardware requirements that Windows 11 has, making it potentially useful for running on older hardware.

Wuntu claims to be compatible with Windows applications, fast, secure, and free from viruses and crashes, although the speaker argues that these claims are not entirely true.

Wuntu has suspiciously high download numbers compared to the number of reviews, suggesting potential bot activity.

The installation process for Wuntu is simple, similar to other Linux distributions like Manjaro.

Wuntu's user interface closely resembles Windows 11, including the Windows button, wallpapers, and settings screens.

Wuntu is based on Ubuntu and uses the KDE Plasma desktop environment, but with extensive theming to make it look like Windows.

Wuntu comes bundled with Wine, allowing users to run Windows applications within the Linux environment.

Wuntu includes a co-pilot feature that is a web page mirroring Microsoft's co-pilot AI, rather than being fully integrated into the operating system.

Wuntu is developed by Linux FX, a Brazilian company that has been accused of lying about their user numbers and potentially engaging in shady practices.

Linux FX's database was found to contain metadata, including IP addresses, of only around 20,000 installations, contradicting their claimed 1 million users.

Linux FX sells a professional key for $35, despite not providing the source code as required by the GPL agreement, which the speaker considers a violation.

The speaker suggests using more reputable Linux distributions like Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Manjaro, or Arch Linux instead of Wuntu for a better overall experience.

Projects like Wuntu that closely mimic proprietary operating systems often face legal challenges from companies like Microsoft, as exemplified by the Lindows case in the early 2000s.

Transcripts

00:00

hello guys and gals me mudahar how do

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you identify a Linux user don't worry

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they'll tell you okay you could be at a

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funeral and and and a Linux user will

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come up in the most like inopportune

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time be like you know he wouldn't have

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died in the car accident had he been

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using Arch Linux for crying out loud now

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of course ladies and gentlemen this is

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wuntu Linux with Windows and of course

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uh it says wuntu also known as Windows

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auntu is an operating system that

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reproduces all the appearance and

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functionality of Microsoft Windows now

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if you're looking at these screenshots

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whoa that looks

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very dangerously close to Windows 11 I

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mean one would say you know if you squit

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your eyes a little bit you did the

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squint test it it pretty much is Windows

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for crying out loud now what's

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interesting is this is a Linux

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distribution that per the GPL agreement

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has not revealed its source code where I

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can find it readily available and also

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they're selling a key for like

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$35 which uh is a pretty big no no now

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again ladies and gentlemen I don't know

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how these people haven't actually been

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looked at by Microsoft this is like

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basically spreading your cheeks for a

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lawsuit okay like this is literally

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getting up and just going yo Microsoft

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right here right between the Cheeks baby

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that's just pretty much how this works

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okay so obviously crft display aside

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let's get into wuntu now this is the

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real auntu over here which is abun

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to.com now obviously Linux for people

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who don't know comes in various

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different shapes and sizes

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at the end of the day this is an

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operating system and an operating system

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is basically the underlying software you

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use to run your video games your

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applications so on and so forth so if

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you're watching this video on your

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gaming computer right now you're

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probably using Windows right you're

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using Windows 10 Windows 11 God forbid

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maybe you're you're old school and you

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might be using Windows XP or something

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right that could be a thing now if you

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don't really game and you just want to

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you know browse something in the coffee

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shop you're on your Mac OS system okay

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you're just chilling vibing having a

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good time now if you're somebody that is

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part of less than like around 1% of the

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market share maybe you're playing on

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your steam deck maybe you're like

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somebody like me a little bit of a

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masochist you're on Linux so there are

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three massive operating systems uh Linux

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plus well uh what is it Linux uh plus

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ganu all right let let me be like very

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very matter a fact here okay it pisses

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off a lot of redditors and then you've

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got Windows you've got Mac OS so three

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massive oper operating systems now Linux

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is by far used everywhere in like

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servers okay but for desktop computers

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not a whole lot of people use it I wish

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more people did and maybe that'll change

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as time goes on but for now Windows is

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about the most def facto system you can

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use so what has happened is this little

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organization has come by and made Linux

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but with a Windows look and feel so

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obviously for somebody that wants to

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maybe switch around try Linux and

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they're like oh [ __ ] this stuff is too

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confusing I mean I've seen the memes

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installing a web browser makes it you

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have to be hacker man to do so not

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necessarily the case but this kind of

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stuff probably appeals to somebody who's

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like I want to try Linux but maybe I

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want to you know have it look like

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something that I know which is Windows a

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lot of people use it it's entrenched

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it's going to be here forever but of

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course if you look inside the situation

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it says this has all the functionality

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including the new AI co-pilot Microsoft

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Edge one drive Powershell teams and

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everything

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and it does not require TPM secure boot

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or any of the hardware requirements that

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Windows 11 has and that's actually true

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Windows 11 has actual requirements that

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can leave some computers pretty obsolete

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so if you're somebody with an older

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computer or you don't have certain

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things then this might actually be the

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only way you can kind of use Windows 11

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like on your system so of course you can

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download a free edition and it's got

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like a video file too and of course uh

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what it says is compatible with Windows

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applications it has all the Microsoft

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ecosystem and it's safe and very fast

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wuntu is fast secure very secure no more

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worries about viruses and crashes which

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uh is not true if anybody tells you my

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computer doesn't get a virus they're

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lying to you okay and this is not

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necessarily very secure there's actually

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a really shady part about this uh one

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that I'll get into just a little bit let

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me just read through the rest you've got

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KDE Plasma in it's high optimized not

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highly just High optimized okay meaning

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that you know you got your bong right

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here you've got your computer it's

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optimized ready to go you've got Windows

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11 cinnamon which is like Ultra

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optimized so if you have an even weaker

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system you can run a simpler user

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interface and then of course the

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features that it gives you it looks

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literally like Windows like if you look

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at that that's the windows control panel

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these are windows dialogues I mean it's

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got one drive it's got even Android

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support it's got like crazy things built

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into it so this sounds like a pretty

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cool thing to go by and of course it's

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got like a little Forum page you can get

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into and if you start here there's

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actually like people talking about the

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situation now where it gets into a bit

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of shadiness is how many people have

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downloaded this 488,000 people

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downloaded wuntu in the LA this week and

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it's only got six reviews man I mean I'm

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ain't going to say that's botted but

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that sounds botted as [ __ ] homie godamn

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anyways I actually installed it the

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installation is about as simple as you

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can expect it doesn't install like

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Windows it's actually far simpler it's

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like the mangaro installer you click

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next a few times enter your username you

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let it automatically partition and Bam

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you're ready to go so here I've got

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wuntu not not on my native system I got

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it running in a virtual machine ain't no

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[ __ ] way we're running this thing on

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an actual hard machine and we'll get to

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why exactly in a bit let's look through

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this actual system so so I installed

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wuntu I got it all set to go and if

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you're looking at it right now boys and

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girls this looks like dangerously close

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to Windows it's insane like the

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wallpaper not even that I mean the

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wallpaper is a wallpaper anybody can do

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that but the actual like Windows button

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the user interface I mean this is by far

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like about as great as it gets I mean

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it's got like the perfect theming in

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everything you've got like chat

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applications I mean let's open up the

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let's open up the file manager you've

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got Microsoft teams is basically loading

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up and unfortunately it's just a little

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bit slow because of the emulation I'm

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not giving it a whole bunch of uh

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assists and I'll get to exactly why in a

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bit too so this is the actual like uh

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setting screen and you can actually

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change it to different like like it is

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by far as close to like the actual like

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uh Windows 11 operating system one can

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expect did the actual setting screen

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crash Jesus Christ okay so you're in

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like the modifications it's got like all

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the windows 11 wallpapers just ripped

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and distributed basically for free and

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in the paid version as part of this tool

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which I'm pretty sure is not actually

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legal and of course obviously it's got

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something known as Linux FX which is

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interesting and we'll get to why

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remember this name right over here and

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obviously that's basically the system in

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of itself right here and uh it is just

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ungodly slow like it keeps firing up

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Microsoft teams which I don't need I

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don't want that I'm not asking for it

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obviously and of course like if we just

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it's like so it's ungodly slow for some

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reason but of course when you open up

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some of the actual system settings the

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actual like uis uh at some point

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resemble KD plasma which is the actual

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like um display manager that I use

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underneath Linux anyway so the cracks

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only go so far yeah like this is like a

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specially like branded version of the uh

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system settings right over here which

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obviously it reflects the actual like

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they kind of have it matching as close

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to the control panel but obviously if

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you click on any of these things instead

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of actually going to a different page in

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this specific section it opens up a

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corresponding like settings tab in the

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KDE manager so again it only goes so far

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it's something known as power toys which

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I guess is like a UI thing they've

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designed to make it match as close to

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Windows as possible so of course over

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here in the settings I mean this is like

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if you showed this to somebody random

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they probably think yeah God damn this

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is like Windows 11 but it's not it's

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just lunix when you neo fetch which they

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built in it's Windows auntu like it

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literally has Windows and everything

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attached to it it's like it's so un it's

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so weirdly faithful it's not even funny

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now of course you can see that it's

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running on the 5.15 Linux kernel and

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obviously it uses the app system so it

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is pretty much just a buntu in of itself

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obviously with the flavor of wuntu

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Applied on top of it now the problem

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with an operating system like this is

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ultimately it leads to bad understanding

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of Linux Linux is a different operating

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system than Windows what somebody's

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going to do is they're going to open up

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something like if they want to download

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say the brave browser right they're

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going to go to Brave download they're

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going to go to download for free over

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here get Brave and of course it's going

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to lead to Linux so somebody may not

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understand how this stuff necessarily

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works but again to show you an idea what

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they've done with this actual operating

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system is they have bundled something

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known as wine within it which is the uh

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compatibility layer that allows you to

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run Windows exe files so to give you

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guys like that rough idea I've got a few

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installs like exe files and again to

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show you because it comes bundled with

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wine all you have to do is click the exe

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file and it builds the directory first

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and it starts whine so again you have to

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only do this like once for an installer

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and most Windows applications generally

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work underneath this now obviously if

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you're using something like Premiere Pro

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or like some massive software

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that probably won't fly by real well but

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obviously in a general sense it'll work

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relatively well and obviously you can

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fire up things like steam as well too so

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give it a minute just so it downloads

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and prepares this look at that it's

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actually installing like the windows

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version and of course like you can

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install like the windows version of like

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steam right over here finish that and

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it's actually going to launch the

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windows version of steam now of course

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you wouldn't want to do this because

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you're underneath Linux you want the

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Linux version of steam so you can

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install things like proton that allow

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you to play those big Linux games on

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your actual system this is not going to

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work as good as you think and obviously

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for somebody who downloads this and they

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think maybe I can get like that Windows

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gaming computer but Linux all for free

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this is not the way to do it again

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obviously I know you guys watching this

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are smarter than the average Andy but

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this is for somebody that looks at this

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and thinks it might actually be good if

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there's like an influencer that makes a

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video on this and passes it off as it's

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good and real and totally kosher that's

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never going to be okay now as all of

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that is installing the the other feature

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that this basically gave was co-pilot

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which is not the same like AI tool that

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is in Windows 11 I mean it is but what

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they've done is basically they've made

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it like a little web page that you open

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up and you can basically play around

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with Microsoft's co-pilot AI so instead

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of it like basically sliding in from the

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right it just opens up a little web page

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that you can access co-pilot and mess

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around with things on now obviously all

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of these things are tiny little Boons

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that you've been given just to like make

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this look like Windows but at the end of

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the day it is just a Linux system so

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obviously you know you've got the

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browsers installed and if we open up

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Brave browser on PC or the windows

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version of it it works pretty much fine

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underneath Linux anyways now you might

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be like muda could I actually game on

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this you absolutely can game on this if

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you wanted to uh literally it's possible

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to game underneath this it's just

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another version of Linux it's like much

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like Arch much like mangaro all you need

11:57

is steam wine the necessary applications

11:59

and you can run like games underneath

12:02

this now the at the end of the day is

12:05

this worth trusting that's a story we

12:07

need to now dive into now earlier in

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this when we were looking through its

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wallpapers I told you to remember the

12:13

name Linux FX now at this moment in time

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there was a writeup done by a website

12:18

known as kernel. euu which actually

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talked about something known as Linux FX

12:23

so dumping the customers a Windows like

12:26

Dro including the spyware and activation

12:29

Linux FS is a Brazilian software company

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run by skids or script kitties their

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primary product is an operating system

12:37

called Linux FX which is a Microsoft

12:40

Windows 11 clone that also clones the

12:42

spyware and activation features the

12:45

company claims over 1 million users

12:47

worldwide and over 15,000 downloads this

12:49

week so like I showed you the wuntu had

12:52

45,000 downloads in a week but like six

12:54

reviews makes no sense absolutely botted

12:58

so of course course what they did was

12:59

they actually started looking through

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the uh database within it and they had

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found out that basically they downloaded

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the FX Boot and then they launched and

13:07

they monitored for MySQL connections

13:10

using these terminal commands and after

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opening the Linux FX activation client

13:14

they had an activation for their

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professional $35 key they get the

13:19

following output and then of course they

13:21

had dumped what it actually happened

13:23

over here at the database and they had

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found out that the machine table

13:27

contains the metadata for all

13:28

installations that have phoned home for

13:31

the first time it contains the IP

13:33

address there's only over 20,000 entries

13:37

in this file a far cry from the 1

13:39

million number so obviously the question

13:42

here is if a company like this is lying

13:45

about very basic metrics like that then

13:48

what are they also lying about in this

13:50

situation that we don't know of and

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obviously if you go to the Linux FX page

13:54

which is still available they've got a

13:55

professional key by the way also for $35

13:59

one that I would not buy you shouldn't

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be buying Linux distributions like this

14:03

they don't even give up any of the

14:05

actual source code appropriated with it

14:07

it's just a windows clone that they've

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made to just capitalize on people that

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want that on their computer that you

14:14

know let's say somebody that wants

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Windows 11 and they don't have the

14:17

computer for it or something they have

14:19

made this like version of Windows this

14:21

Windows look alike that might fool the

14:23

average Andy but trust me I have no idea

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how they've gotten by without Act

14:28

touching a lawsuit what's even funnier

14:30

is when you go into like the wuntu like

14:32

discussion over here it's got 89 topics

14:35

so it is like actually pretty active

14:37

like there are people talking as of this

14:39

week so interestingly when somebody

14:41

known as Victor Escobar asked them about

14:44

their relationship with Linux FX listen

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to this right here what is the Project's

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relationship if any it seems like they

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cloned your website wuntu is a Linux FS

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based operating system that contains all