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Thread: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

  1. #5011
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by chriswyatt View Post
    Thinking of converting my dad's laptop as all he uses it for is going on the net, emailing and watching porn . Also he tends to pick up quite a few viruses from all the dodgy sites he goes on and codec packs he downloads. I think I'll set it up for dual-booting and try to wane my dad onto Linux, but he doesn't like change.

    If you're like me and double as son/IT professional for the family then just tell him the next time it crashed due to viruses obtained through porn it will be bye bye windows and hello Linux.. Just make sure that if you don't live in the same house you set it up so that you can remote connect to it when he gets stuck on something and he can watch what you're doing.. That's why I use VNC on Windows machines, it doesn't take it to the Welcome screen for the remote connection.


    As far as using the LiveCD on my desktop machine. I have done that when it crashed once. I think I was using 8.10 though and had it installed and everything and one day it did something weird (and I can't remember what it was) so I just threw Vi$ta back on there.. I may setup 9.04 to dual boot tonight to see how it gets along with all my hardware and dual-monitor setup. I wish they had UltraMon for Ubuntu..

  2. #5012
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    im not much of a gamer, so 99.9% of usage is ubuntu.

    the ONLY time i use windows is to put mp3's on my zune, but my windows machine hasnt worked in over a month.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    With new jaunty release it was easy. Vista win explorer had slowed down to such a crawl that there was nothing but frustration. I'm a computer user with very little demands on a system. The fact that ubuntu caches all the ram for speed and puts it out on demand to running apps makes it all run at warp speed. Comparing it to my vista install is like the tortoise and the hare.

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  4. #5014
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    chriswyatt,
    I would switch him to firefox under Wx first to let him get used to it. It will also be more secure.

    Then when it croaks you can install linux and FF and he will never know the difference.
    Dell 480 XPS 3G ram Quad Core 2.40GHz, Radeon HD 2400 PRO, Audigy1, 3x320G HDD, 320G External, Debian Testing for use, Debian Squeeze for secure use, Debian Sid for FUN

  5. #5015
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Done
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    i've been using ubuntu 8.10 for like 12 months so far and i don't regret it,although i miss some games,i don't miss them that much,i recently found some really nice games such as savage2 and regnum online and also crest,and i saw on youtube this little app that i'm waiting for the guy to translate it to english ,because it's in portuguese it's called IUG (installer ubuntu games)
    this is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvpvkINVvcc

    there are other really nice games for ubuntu,really stable the only bad thing is that when i tried to installed some of the games,there are some requirements or libraries you have to download and that has messed up my other games,and some times i'm no longer to play them,but if they are in a bin file it's all good,i hope that helps you make up your mind.

  7. #5017
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I exclusively use Ubuntu on two laptops. The only issue i have is playing itunes m4p files.

  8. #5018
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I use Linux (Ubuntu 9.04) on my desktop PC, but Windows on my laptop. The reason for my laptop being Windows, is because of the ThinkVantage software (it's a Lenovo) and because I'm using it for school stuff.

    Switching over to Linux was though because of the loss of gaming, but I've kinda forgotten about gaming, as Linux can do so much more.

  9. #5019
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I found digital TV program and now I'm investigating "wine".
    It seems to have worked for DVDshrink3.2
    I like Ubuntu 8.10 better than Windows XP.
    Now I only need to access the Tom Tom Navigator.
    Ubuntu finds it as a usb device and can see the files (windows can't) but it doesn't load the Tom Tom Home program.
    I'll keep trying.

  10. #5020
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I've been a windows user for far too long, and have used linux for just the past two weeks. I've been wanting to before then but was put off by suddenly not knowing how to do things again (that, and a few bits of software). I've rgadually replaced the software (learned how to use gimp instead of PS, for example) and I've got a console for new games. TODAY! I went Windows free (after a dual boot for 2 qweeks where I didn't go back to windows ONCE in those two weeks!). In fact, I'm still moving files about & getting it all set up as I want it, but SO FAR (touches nearby knitting needle) it's gone *really* smoothly - more so than a windows restore, of course!

    I'm really excited - and just a little bit proud, too!

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