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Thread: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

  1. #9521
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I recently (about 3 months ago) started using Linux entirely. I had a dual boot machine, but I kept having problems with it, so I reinstalled Linux exclusively. As far as gaming goes, I have steam, onlive and minecraft. I usually play more games on my playstation. My computers are mostly for web browsing and programming. All in all, I am really happy with the decision to switch completely to Linux.

    The only problem I am experiencing is that I can't access my iTunes without having a virtual machine. I have an iPhone so that's kind of important, but I've gotten along without it so far.

  2. #9522
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    Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by craig10x View Post
    If you need the licensed version of java..this is one of the best and easiest ways to get it (from this very popular linux website) they have a pre-compiled deb file for it and even add a ppa to your software sources so you get automatic updates for it!
    http://www.webupd8.org/2012/01/insta...buntu-via.html

    For the latest flash, yeah you have to run Chrome (personally i love Chrome so that aspect doesn't bother me at all...i would be using it anyway)...
    That is because adobe no longer makes flash for linux and the version we get on ubuntu restricted extras is over 2 years old and just gets security updates....
    Adobe has an agreement with Chrome to supply the latest flash for Chrome's pepperflash plug in on ALL platforms including linux....

    Hope that helps...
    In order to get your purchased Apple movies and DRM protected DVD's to work, you need to go to the following website and follow the instructions to add the Libdvdcss package to your system.

    http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvdcss.html

  3. #9523
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I switched, or rather dumped, Windows 3 years ago. One too many "invalid license" messages on a Windows XP SP3 OS that had been working fine for the previous year.

    There are plenty of free games to play, a few to pay for, and my only missing wish is for playback of Blu-ray DVDs. I wonder if Ubuntu 13.10 finally has the drivers in it?

  4. #9524
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    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Something like 10 years ago I decided that dual boot is only interesting if you want to try a new distribution. For my purposes, Linux and more specific Ubuntu suffice. But I'm not fanatic and furthermore if one buys new hardware the MS taxation is something one pays anyhow. Do we throw that money away on principle? A complete switch to Linux is mostly on older machines, where the OS is so slow that the change to Linux is a relief. Some system builders let you have a machine without OS. In my experience at the same price as with Windows installed...

  5. #9525
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by gerowen View Post
    I don't have a BluRay drive, but apparently VLC supports them on Linux out of the box,
    Out the box? Every Blue Ray I've tried even with the Quidstv (youtube channel) scripts; they still won't play

  6. #9526
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I always have Windowz because of the pc warranty, otherwise, for games I use my ps2/ps3
    no other better way to go about games!

  7. #9527
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Eventhough Ubuntu is my major OS, I still use windows 7 for the following reasons

    1) iTunes support for my iPod
    2) Sony PC Companion for my mobile phone
    3) Samsung Keys for my wife's mobile phone
    4) Converting formats of vidoes(I use software Freemake in Windows for that)

    If I can have alternatives for these, I wish I could discard windows completely..

  8. #9528
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    Xubuntu

    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    100% linux since 1999.

    It all happened by chance, really.
    My then boyfriend installed - with my consent - Linux (Debian version) during Fall 1999, after that my next boyfriend was also into Linux (more a Ubuntu type, though) and he showed me the basics. so I've been using linux for almost 15 yrs now.

    I recently realized that all that time, I had a windows system as backup somewhere in my computer - but never felt the need to go back to PreHistory, ever!

  9. #9529
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I am still running both. My issues with Ubantu are:
    1. poor touch pad interface, no dynamic zooming, etc
    2. The vertical and horizontal slide bars are difficult to use.
    3. Lacking printer driver for Brother MFC-J435W (Wireless)
    4. poor USB interface to my Nexus 7 Tablet.
    5. Still lacking apps

  10. #9530
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Switched completely, happy, Ubuntu Gnome Rocks!

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