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Thread: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

  1. #9421
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by peyre View Post
    . But I am continually frustrated by each new release breaking sh*t that worked just fine in the previous version (or which I had managed to get working somehow in the previous version).
    That is exactly why I'm sticking with 12.04. I finally have the system set up just the way I want it (again). I decided no more rides on the merry-go-round.

    I have a Windows 7 laptop that the office issued for me to use. It gathers dust. (OK, I use it when I have to make a PDF since Acrobat is installed and a few people have had problems with PDFs I've made on my Ubuntu machine.)

    I like to think of the Windows machine as a car I am forced to drive once in a while, while my Ubuntu machine is the one I like to joy ride in.
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by peyre View Post
    But I am continually frustrated by each new release breaking sh*t that worked just fine in the previous version
    I'm always a little leery when there is an update. On my HP laptop, the blue wifi light started blinking right after an update and has never stopped. I finally put a piece of electrical tape over it. And I've noticed that it takes longer to boot now. When I first installed Lubuntu about a year & a half ago it was super fast. Don't get me wrong though, Linux is a much better system.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I have used Linux since 2000 when I used to work in IT area. In 2004 I have switched my laptop to Ubuntu and never had any problemwith it. just keep getting new version everytime. At work, i need the kids OS (Win7) because of the franchise work for. even then, i have my Ubuntu in Laptop and working great.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I switched from Windows NT / 98 / 2000 some years ago due to the many problems that M$-Stuff gave me. I started with installing SuSe, used it for a couple of years, then tried out BSD-Unix, tried out Yellow-Dog on a mac and ended up running BSD, SuSe, Mint, Ubuntu and currently Gentoo on different machines.
    I must say i rarely have to reinstall linux, just only when i made a mistake which i knew it could be risky. My uptime ist in years range...
    I love linux for the freedom and the onboard tools you can use when rescuing files or the overall design which prvents data loss and the possibility to fire up linux from runlevel 1 when troubles are found and corrected. thanks to linus and the community!

  5. #9425
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I am trying to move to Ubuntu. I am a diabetic and the Bayer software I need. I am hoping to get wine to work with this and then I can move from Windows 7

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by larrychisholm View Post
    I am trying to move to Ubuntu. I am a diabetic and the Bayer software I need. I am hoping to get wine to work with this and then I can move from Windows 7
    @larrychisholm If WINE doesn't work out, you could set up a virtual machine and run it through that.
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  7. #9427
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    GG right now I am using Virtual
    Box to run Ubuntu. works ok. I could also set up a xp machine to run the meter.
    I have run Bayer Glucofacts thru wine and get almost there. it has problems with Java I think.
    using a trial of another wine type to see if it will work better but struggling with tar files and how to put them into ubuntu and getting the right location.
    keeps me off the street.
    Larry

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by larrychisholm View Post
    GG right now I am using Virtual
    Box to run Ubuntu. works ok. I could also set up a xp machine to run the meter.
    I have run Bayer Glucofacts thru wine and get almost there. it has problems with Java I think.
    using a trial of another wine type to see if it will work better but struggling with tar files and how to put them into ubuntu and getting the right location.
    keeps me off the street.
    Larry
    I think he means using vbox to run Windows in Ubuntu so you can use your Windows software, not the other way around. Sorry if I misunderstand, based on your descriptions it sounds like you are doing Windows -> Ubuntu in vbox inside WIndows -> your software with WINE inside Ubuntu which is installed in vbox inside WIndows.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    echo 2. I switched to Ubuntu as soon as I became aware that it could be installed without possessing an advanced Computer Science degree. I was tired of all the work needed to secure my system with an MS OS. Not to mention the cost, the fact that it never really worked properly. But now I am seeing issues with Ubuntu. Number 11 broke my way of using a PC. For about a decade I have been able to play a game on one screen while watching a movie on another. It's called seperate X screens. I went to Mate 13. But Mate 14 has the same problem. I can find no solutions online. No discussions of the problem and what's being done to fix it. When I complain I am told that 'Unity is the future!' basically I'm being told to grow up and get over it. Very, very insulting. I don't like MS 8 but if as my primary use for a computer is degraded by loss of functionality which is most bizzarly referred to as moving into the future then I must reconsider. I have reasons for using my PC. I will use the OS that most allows me to do what I want to do on the system that I paid for. FOSS is a great idea. I believe it is the future but irresponsible, ill considered changes for change's sake are never the future. They are the lessons from the past unlearned coming back to haunt a new generation.
    Last edited by VietCanada; May 6th, 2013 at 11:02 AM.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    give me star trek online and league of legends on linux and i will stop using windows altogheter..

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