Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?
In my home there are 5 working computers - my wife has XP, my son has XP and I have 2 machines running Ubuntu - one is a laptop and the other is a file-server running hardy, sharing all for our family. I also have a 3rd - a desktop running Xp but I rarely turn it on. Only if my wife requires some assistance with her projects ... ie Photoshop or MS Office stuff.
I made the switch to Ubuntu with Dapper on a dual boot config a few years ago. With Fiesty I felt confident enough in my abilities (ie CLI ... ) to go solely with Ubuntu. When Gutsy came around I added the file server and then bought a laptop and wiped the hdd clean and installed Ubuntu.
Ubuntu/Linux is great - a great learning experience. I attribute much of that positive experience to THIS forum. Without the help of the many, many folks using Ubuntu Forums I would have caved to the 'click and go' mentality of windows and returned to complacent peace of that Big Boring OS. Ubuntu/Linux has been an incredible learning/social experience for me and I owe much to the Ubuntu Forums community for all it has given me.
My daughter is 3 and I have already introduced her to Linux. She loves Tux Racer and has fun typing with Open Office Writer.
I have one small issue though ... GIMP. My experience with Photoshop has made me somewhat hesitant to fully embrace it. GIMPshop has eased the transition but WINE has afforded me the luxury of enjoying the comforts of Photoshop
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