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Thread: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

  1. #7911
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    My hard drive lunched itself a few days ago and I don't have any of my disks with me to install windows and my other software on my new hard drive so I am using ubuntu now.

    It has been difficult to adjust to and it has taken a lot of time to get a few simple things working and some other small things are still not working so it has been frustrating but loading windows on a new hard drive from scratch again would have been frustrating too, especially when I would have needed to pay for another copy again.

  2. #7912
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxyogi View Post
    Using only Ubuntu.

    Playing 4 Windows games under wine with negligible issues.
    Which 4 games?

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxyogi View Post
    I am playing EA Sports Cricket 2007, Tom Clansy's Hawx, NFS Most Wanted, NFS Carbon

    AFAIK Hawx is DX10 capable but DX 9 is installed at my end.
    My point is that Wine can work, and it's a great tool but usually not for the newest stuff. When games are a few years old or use older DirectX versions they might work. But nearly always there are some glitches even with games which are reported to run 'perfectly'.
    "I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee." --Flash Rosenberg

  4. #7914
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I use linux for 90% of the things I do. But I have to use windows for things like burning things to cd and dvd. Because every time I try to burn something under linux it never completes and im left with coasters

  5. #7915
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I switched a month ago after I bought a PS3. However, I have since gotten Portal2 and Fallout 3 working perfectly with Wine, so I game as well.

    I also have Dreamweaver CS5 running under Wine, so all my needs are met.

  6. #7916
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by dg_vieira View Post
    I use linux for 90% of the things I do. But I have to use windows for things like burning things to cd and dvd. Because every time I try to burn something under linux it never completes and im left with coasters

    I'm guessing this is flame, but I found this comment so completely surprising I had to gasp.

    I've never had a problem using Brasero. Surely that's not the real reason for anyone re-booting back to a windows install...

  7. #7917
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Switched about six months ago. I have played with Linux, off and on, since Caldera 1 was released, but only got serious about it about six months ago and started running a dual-boot set-up with Windows XP. I still have Windows 7 laptops to manage for other in my family.

    A few weeks ago I completed a fresh install of Ubunbtu 10.04.2 LTS to wipe Windows XP from my HD. I am also running a fresh install of Windows XP in Oracal VM VirtualBox to use as a crutch when I get stuck trying to figure out how to accomplish something new in Linux and cannot take any more time on researching. Windows XP runs super fast within VM VirtualBox.

    My system is a 2005 era AlienWare Aurora box and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS really flies on this older system.
    My basic hardware is as follows:
    AMD 64 3800 E 514KB Cache 939-PIN CPU
    Ajigo Athelon 64 Heatsink Fan MF043-044 (Rev. 2 processor)
    2 GB of "high quality" RAM
    500GB WD5000AALS-00D2B0 /dev/sda
    165 GB HDS722516VLSSA80 / dev/sdb
    BFG Nvidia GeForce 6800GT 256MB graphics processor
    GFX CK03-1225 Dual Slot Card Keeper
    Mobo Abit AV-8
    SATA Host Adapter VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller w/2 Ports
    Enermax EG-465P-VE 24P ATX 103 460Watt power supply
    Atech 10 in 1 Pro 9 Media Reader

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I made a dual boot with ubuntu natty in June this year, and after a week I was able to wipe my WinXP OS -after 15 years of MS! and expanded the Linux partition with gparted live cd. I wasn't quite to grips with the software I needed to work with but was confident I'd find the right stuff. I'm set up on 64bit now, hoping for improvements with video encoding... but still learning to use kdenlive with AVCHD.
    LibreOffice 3.4
    k3b (best cd/dvd burner in my opinion)
    krusader
    nautilus scripts
    classic menu indicator
    banshee
    ffmpeg/x264
    picasa (with symlink to storage partition for Google dir)
    gimp
    gwenview
    multimedia applications from the official Kde realease
    gnome mplayer
    vlc
    avidemux
    kdenlive
    winff
    handbrake
    kino
    dvd styler
    audacity
    ardour gtk2
    audio tag tool
    easytag
    xiphos
    pyrenamer
    gprename
    deconf-tools
    remastersys
    firestarter
    clamav
    flash/java plugins
    gnome-color
    gconf-editor
    clipit
    pdfedit
    wine
    skype
    Last edited by ppqq; July 17th, 2011 at 09:45 PM.

  9. #7919
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    on my laptop only. I am fully linux ,Ubuntu 10.04 (would have been 11.04 but start up is crap.)

    not on my desktop due to family usage and requirements .

    love it to death on my lappy, dont get me wrong its not easy being fully Ubuntu but the internet is helpful , searching for advise from any source is a must.
    yes i'm a nood



  10. #7920
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Well, I posted in this thread some years ago, and if I remember correctly I was saying how I'd switched totally to Linux. Since then I ended up with Windows 7 which I wanted for some basic gaming, but PC gaming is such a royal pain in the *** that I'm coming back round again to switching to Linux solely. I only boot into Linux anyway. I dunno, what would I get for a boxed retail W7 Home? Could be worth selling.
    AMD Phenom X4 945, 4Gb Crucial 800Mhz DDR2 RAM, 1Tb SATA III HDD, AMD Radeon R7 250X [Oibaf]

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