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Thread: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

  1. #9461
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Pure Linux/Ubuntu for a year now, and it still feels like our first date. I even got my 76 year old mother to switch over and she loves it, that's saying something because mom hates everything.

    Once I was able to get BF2 working under wine, I (two minutes later) wiped my Windows partition and put all my microsoft discs on craigslist. I got $20 for each one except vista, I paid some guy $10 to take that one.

    Anyway, I love the versatility, the control, the community spirit, and of course......the price.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I really like Ubuntu on my dual-drive system, and have parsed out all the work-flow I can where being away from Windows is okay. I keep using Windows for Netflix and for gaming. Steam has some Linux stuff, but the games are not Far Cry 3, Starcraft 2, or Skyrim, or Diablo 3, or Dishonored, or, ah, if I was really rich I'd start a Linux gaming company hellbent on creating a game so awesome that gamers would dual-boot Linux to run it!
    Dell Mini 9: Atom 1.6GHz/32GB SSD/2GB RAM: Jolicloud 1.1
    Dell XPS 9100 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS/Win7

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    still not but spend 95% uptime with ubuntu.

  4. #9464
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I'm trying to, but currently qtwebkit in 13.04 is bugged. There goes Mendeley Desktop until it is fixed. Till then, I have to log in to Windows to write my works.

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

    We switched about 3 years ago, when I found lots of exe files downloaded by my 2 children's innocence and keen experimental behaviour. The anti-virus could not coop. I like the linux approach to home folders and the ability to make my home folder read-only to them. The bi-annual upgrade is also attactive, although the 12.10 upgrade caused problems for both laptop (slow) and desktop (initial graphics problems). My wife still uses a windows based laptop.

    Ubuntu was the easiest to start and pick up. It was a dual boot system for 1 year or so, but then Windows developed booting problems and I've not launched it for a year or so. My children are fluent on Unity and use windows at school.

  6. #9466
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Still dual boot: Ubuntu Studio n Win8...
    but hav forgotten the Win8 password...

    Ubuntu is the way of life, i like it...

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    My (ex) boyfriend installed Linux on my computer some 15 yrs ago. I have never looked back since then!

    I still have windows out there somewhere in my system y'konw just in case - but never, ever use it!

    Actually, I can't quite understand why on Earth would anyone want to use bad products such as those sold by Microsoft? They don't work properly, they're expensive, they're the result of heavy advertising and marketing (brain-washing, really), not to mention their big, big privacy issues (think; the recent PRISM scandal).

    Microsoft actively particpates in a massive US based spying program (targeting non-US residents), literally gathering your personal online data and willingly handing it to the US authorities - do you really want to pay them for anything now?

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beautymist View Post
    My (ex) boyfriend installed Linux on my computer some 15 yrs ago. I have never looked back since then!
    I installed Linux on my girlfriend's machine 7 years ago and she's hardly looked back, too!
    Quote Originally Posted by Beautymist View Post
    I still have windows out there somewhere in my system y'know just in case - but never, ever use it!
    Yes, I only use it for the rare case when I have to run software made to run on it. The most recent time was about six months ago when I used a cheap ($7.99) video-capture card to make a DVD from someone's VHS home video recording.
    Quote Originally Posted by Beautymist View Post
    I can't quite understand why on Earth would anyone want to use bad products such as those sold by Microsoft? They don't work properly, they're expensive, they're the result of heavy advertising and marketing (brain-washing, really), not to mention their big, big privacy issues (think; the recent PRISM scandal).
    I don't know what PRISM is, but sometimes Microsoft Windows has a way of being the easy/best way to do a particular task. Like play some game bought at Fred Meyer or use something like Office '97

    Quote Originally Posted by Beautymist View Post
    Microsoft actively particpates in a massive US based spying program (targeting non-US residents)
    Which one?

  9. #9469
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    hello there,
    passing by I thought I should say I've installed lubuntu 13.04 on two machines here and so far so good family members are sold on it.
    No Windows OS in our home for now.

  10. #9470
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    i inswtalled 12.04 on 1 laptop about 1 wk ago still messin with it. It seem pretty good so far but like i said still trying to tweak it so it works for me.

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