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Thread: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

  1. #9151
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I am more or less new to ubuntu. In most things I don't want to use windows any more but with MS office I could write VB code but how to do that with LibreOffice I just cant do it. I have taken 2 quarters of Java, and VB but how to do this?????

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I theoretically have Windows 7 dual booting on my laptop, but I don't think I've booted into it in ~6 months. (It's on there exclusively for gaming, but most of the games I really enjoy either work well enough in WINE or have a Linux version). I've gotten very far away from Windows in my personal life, and as most of my work computers are going Linux, I'm getting pretty far away from Windows in my professional life as well.

    There was a time when I, like many other people on this forum, was just starting out with Linux. I found myself using WINE almost exclusively, to run things like Microsoft Office, Trillian Instant Messenger, etc.

    Then, I realized one day that I was just using Linux to run Windows programs, and this wasn't doing me any good. So, I went back to Windows.

    Eventually, I came up with a reasonably good solution. I really wanted to like Linux, but I was too attached to my traditions in Windows. There were some things in Linux that I really liked, for example as a web developing hobbyist, I enjoyed the ability to mount SFTP locations and edit my files in Gedit with awesome syntax highlighting.

    So I found an application called Syngery, (keyboard and mouse sharing across multiple computers) and I set up a 3 monitor desk. 2 monitors for Windows 7, 1 for my new Linux box, and I used Synergy to enable me to have 1 keyboard and mouse for both.

    Eventually, what I found was I was doing more and more things over on my Linux screen... so I made 2 screens for the Linux computer, and 1 for the Windows computer.

    After a few more months of this, I found I was hardly ever using Windows for anything and that screen would be better suited to running Linux..... so I unplugged my Windows box completely, and upgraded my graphics on the Linux machine to support 3 monitors.

    I haven't really looked back. I am still dual booting Windows 7 on my ThinkPad, but I never use it anymore as I said earlier. I am about as converted as I'll ever be. I have no regrets.

    Looking back on the experience, I feel like I quite literally freed myself from the shackles of Windows, and I think my life is better as a result. I enjoy helping newcomers on the Ubuntu Forums solve their problems, because if I can help them keep their minds open to Linux, maybe they'll eventually be able to see things the way I do, and will keep using Linux.
    Last edited by Kirk Schnable; December 23rd, 2012 at 05:12 AM.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I have almost completely switched to linux, like you, I am a gamer at heart too, and the games on windows I play are too fun to give up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Danw12 View Post
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    Once again my setup has changed, I have two routers running DD-WRT linux which perform various server tasks in my home,

    I have my main PC dual-booted (Ubuntu/Win7) and my laptop is windows but has several linux virtual machines which I regularly use. (This includes multiple instances of Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and CentOS).

    I have recently fitted a new server in the company which I work - running Ubuntu. The company also have a couple of VPS which are CentOS based (I manage these).

    I also have been fiddling with my Virgin Media VBox HD - I'll edit this post with a link to more info at a later date, but these run Linux too!

    I have a VPS of my own running Fedora also, and my Samsung Galaxy S3 running Android JellyBean, so linux has stepped back in to my life, and is pushing windows out once again! (That's the way it should be!)

    Have a great Xmas and happy new year all!
    - Dan
    Daniel Wilson, Managing Director, Dan's Computer Services.
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    Registered Linux user number #477108. Machine registration number #385379. Registered Ubuntu User Number #23849.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    If I could get Aion to work on Ubuntu I would completely get rid of Windows. My laptop is completely Linux but Windows 7 is on my desktop

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

    I have completely wiped out Windows 3 years ago and never looked back. In this year I also gave a try to OSX as I replaced the PCs with MACs, but Ubuntu is just better for me (I can read it's fonts much better). So now I'm writing this from an iMac running Ubuntu 12.10. OSX is however almost equally as good.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Me I have. Even threw out my windows 7 disks when de cluttering the other day that's how confident i won't be going back anytime soon.
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I haven't (theoretically) used windows since I installed 8.04, but it keeps coming back. Like a bad coin

    Im on a Dell right now and it came with an infested copy of XP so it got wiped without regret.

    My server Had nothing on it from the start so no problem there, its been pure ubuntu since 8o4.

    But now Santa brought me a laptop with win7 on it and even if I don't use it, I can't see just throwing it away so its dual boot for it.

    Its like a bad coin I tell ya

    Oh yes, and my little android netbook (7"). Handy at the local internet cafe, but spends the rest of its time in the desk drawer.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    One laptop running Ubuntu 10.something, and another laptop and a netbook running Lubuntu (which I like a lot!).

    I've partitioned two of 'em to keep Windows available. Sometimes need Windows to edit complex msdos .doc or .docx documents originating on colleague's machines; completely abandoning Windows isn't really an option.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I'm a dual guy myself. I have a few programs that either have a garbage rating on WINE, do not run well, or have no well-done Linux alternative imo. Those are mostly games, however, with the announcement of Steam on Linux, I may as well go full-out Linux soon.

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