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    Re: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

    I'm sure it's been stated many times before, "because I can". We still do have some freedom to make our own choices.

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    Re: If you have Windows XP, why do you use linux?

    Steam is well know by a lot of hardcore gamers, and its now available in the Software Centre for download.
    Since 2005 Ubuntu has evolved quite well... and is a great alternative to XP witch is no longer supported by Microsoft, witch is a bit of a problem if your a hardcore gamer using steam.
    Not only that surfing the net using microsoft its a bit of a land mine experience.

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    Re: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

    While Ubuntu is a great alternative to Windows XP, but the competition is now against Windows 7 and Windows 8. Before discounting Windows 8, remember that Ubuntu is moving in much the same fashion with Unity and the work on mobile and touch devices.
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    Re: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

    I don't want to pay money to be abandoned ... ever heard of Microsoft Money?? Years of using it and keeping it upgraded and then it just vanashed - OK they made a deal with Quicken - but how about us end users.

    At least when I'm using free software I don't feel like I've been totally shafted when the company stops support!
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    Re: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by pfeiffep View Post
    I don't want to pay money to be abandoned ... ever heard of Microsoft Money?? Years of using it and keeping it upgraded and then it just vanashed - OK they made a deal with Quicken - but how about us end users.

    At least when I'm using free software I don't feel like I've been totally shafted when the company stops support!
    Good idea because even Cloud is not a guarantee. I'm still bummed by Google Reader and still waiting for Google Drive for Linux.
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    Re: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    While Ubuntu is a great alternative to Windows XP, but the competition is now against Windows 7 and Windows 8. Before discounting Windows 8, remember that Ubuntu is moving in much the same fashion with Unity and the work on mobile and touch devices.
    Ubuntu isn't just Unity there are several other desktops available.

    Windows 8 is horrible right now because it's made major changes to the user interface and I can't find what I'm looking for. No doubt in time I'll get used to it and it will annoy me less.

    Why do I choose Ubuntu over Windows?

    1. No viruses

    2. Easier to keep up to date.

    3. I can choose a desktop I like: gnome-session-flashback

    4. All the software I want is free (as in liberty and beer)

    5. If a program doesn't do what I want it to I can get the source code and modify it.

    The only reason I have a Windows PC at home is to update the Maps on my Sat Nav. It gets used two or three times a year.

    Should Ubuntu change anything


    Make the Amazon and other dash plug-ins an option you can install then enable rather than one you can disable / remove.


    Other than that I'm pretty happy.

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    Re: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Hill View Post
    5. If a program doesn't do what I want it to I can get the source code and modify it.
    Have you actually done that?
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    Re: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    Good idea because even Cloud is not a guarantee. I'm still bummed by Google Reader and still waiting for Google Drive for Linux.
    Grive and Insynch offer reasonable Google Drive solutions
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    Re: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by pfeiffep View Post
    Grive and Insynch offer reasonable Google Drive solutions
    Alternatives, but Google promised and have yet to deliver.

    Meanwhile, it means there is little difference, file sync-wise, between Google Drive and other services.
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    Re: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonbite View Post
    Have you actually done that?
    Yes

    but then again I'm a developer as a Job so it shouldn't be too much of a surprise.

    I've also submitted patches for bugs in Ubuntu. They haven't all been accepted but a few have.

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