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Thread: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

  1. #8001
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by alciono View Post
    I switched to Linux completely since 2007, starting with Ubuntu 6.10, and never looked back. Before that I tested other Linux distros such as Redhat, Mepis, and Puppy Linux. I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04, mostly to check out the Unity interface, but it does not seem to work on my machine, so I just use the classic setting.
    If you don't mind me asking how does one switch to classic? I'm thinking of upgrading from 9.04 and hate the look of 11.04.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by dumb as a stump View Post
    If you don't mind me asking how does one switch to classic? I'm thinking of upgrading from 9.04 and hate the look of 11.04.
    At the login screen, click on your username, a session box will appear on the bottom bar, choose " Gnome Ubuntu Classic" there, then login with your password. You should only have to do this the first time you use it and it will default to that session type on future logins unless you change it again later on.

    Edit: it's "Ubuntu Classic" not "Gnome Classic" , thanks Alwimo (post 8004) Think I need more coffee
    Last edited by yetiman64; August 16th, 2011 at 05:48 AM. Reason: fixed gnome to ubuntu

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I am trying to move completely Linux.. But I started using Ubuntu since I recently became a supporter of OSS. Unfortunately, I could not find a match for MS Office (at least for Word) for writing technical reports. Especially for equation editing. I am a engineering masters and need to write papers and reports with lot of complicated equations. Even though Libre and Open office support some equation editing, they are not as good as MS Word. If i could solve that problem, I will definitely move completely to Linux.

  4. #8004
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I think it says Ubuntu Classic. 11.10 won't have that, though.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I still have Windows 7 installed because my dad is a n00b when it comes to Linux... >.>
    But, if I could delete Windows, believe me I would.
    Ubuntu shall reign supreme!

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I wish I could go full-on Linux but I still need Photoshop. Blender also bonks out using non-proprietary drivers, and it's a headache getting the proprietary ones to work on anything but Ubuntu. So I still have Windows 7 and use it daily.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Wow. A 7-year-old, 800+ page thread, and still going strong.

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    I'm an IT professional and I've been using Ubuntu as my primary OS for years, but tended to keep Windows around for gaming purposes. One of my kids was surfing an art website while XP was running and managed to get nailed by a drive-by rogue antivirus program, which was pretty much the last straw.

    Upon acquiring a new laptop which shipped with Windows 7, I gave Windows a shot for the 1st six months with the understanding that Microsoft has improved their security dramatically, and grew to dislike it immensely.

    I recently acquired a 60gb SDD, put it as the primary drive and loaded only Ubuntu 11.04 on it. I boot into Ubuntu Classic (no effects) and am currently playing World of Warcraft and Minecraft using ATI proprietary drivers. It's very fast, boots in about 10 seconds, GIMP loads in 2 seconds, & everything is sweet. The laptop had an unused drive bay so I purchased the necessary caddy and attached the original 500GB drive as secondary. I still need to blow away the Windows partition and expand the EXT3 partition to the full capacity of the drive, and set it to mount automatically on startup. I'll then set up symbolic links for the Videos and Pictures folders and anything else I'll want to store there.

    Now if only I could get my employer to let me ditch Windows, I'd be free...
    I <3 my Debian + Drupal webserver: Fated to End Sometime

  9. #8009
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    90% Linux user, 10% Windows Gamer.

    Windows gets fired up whenever I feel like playing a game on my system (As my console systems are woefully ancient and need to be updated - but I don't want to update them until the newest comes out.) and nothing else.
    I am not here for your hearts and your minds - we have enough of those in stock, what we really need right now are feet and elbows...

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I've been using GNU/Linux full-time since about two months before I registered this account, my computer crashed and I just completely switched, after that I haven't touched windows, even though it was a hardware problem and the switch didn't fix it. <3

    I was quite a gamer when I used windows, so I had to completely stop playing the games I usually played, which I don't regret now really, because they were a waste of time as I see it. Now I use even longer time sitting in front of the computer, but I do useful stuff and learn about computers. I still game a little though, my favorite games are Mines from gnome games, and Tetris.

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