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Thread: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

  1. #9661
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I have been 100% switched to Ubuntu Linux since 4th June 2012 when I set up my new Toshiba Protege Z835 laptop with single partition containing Ubuntu after completely wiping Windows. (I wish there was a workable way of buying good Toshiba laptops without having to pay for Windows). Prior to that I'd had another dual boot laptop for three years but found I was never needing to boot-up the Windows side. I've never for one moment regretted dumping Windows and wonder why on earth friends struggle to switch to the Windows 8 interface.

    I'm a full on power business user plus GIMP and Inkscape but not a gamer. I'm thankful that Libre Office is slowly becoming more compatible with Microsoft office, but as far as possible exchange send documents in pdf format and collaborate with people using shared cloud documents.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    been using lubuntu for nearly a week. in a word, awesome. already said my goodbyes to windows 8.1

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

    I switched on May 15 of 2014.
    I am still on a dual boot Win XP || Ubuntu 14.04 though.
    But I only use an untethered Windoze (i.e. not connected to the network) to sync my Thunderbird contacts and my Lightning calendars with my Android mobile phone, using BirdieSync. For the rest, Windows could as well not exist as far as I am concerned.

    I worked both in business and academic environments, using as much the desktop gui as bash in the terminal window. I have had only few problems, the latest being to configure the driver of a recalcitrant HP Laserjet 4 Plus printer.

    By the way if somebody knows what I could use to sync directly my contacts and calendars from Thunderbird under Ubuntu with my Android phone , WITHOUT resorting to the cloud or Google, I would be very interested.
    -ced.
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    Dual Boot Win XP SP3- Lx Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) Desktop Ed.
    on Intel T9300 Duo Core 2.5GHz - 4GB RAM - 64 bits

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Switched in April. Still have a Windows 7 computer for "Just In Case" I'm a beginner so still have a long way to go. Using Windows almost NOT AT ALL.

    Joedokes2

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I would like to drop MS-XP/Win7 but I can find no satisfactory audio multi-simultaneous commercial radio stream-packet capture that auto-schedules, segments, converts to MP3, tags and auto saves. I have two Ubuntu boxes and two working MS machines. I just upgraded to 14.04 on the main front-room Ubu entertainment system. A perfectly successful on-line upgrade to an old reliable Intel C2D 4400-775 DG33FB. An HD "truck" of a system w/ no leaking capacitors. Thank You Canonical! Yes I know there may be some tools that can manually record a single analog out, but nothing like what is available from Applian. What is worse; Applian now RENTS current and future upgrade versions of Radio AV software (annual extortion threat of annulment), which prompts an even greater incentive to dump them. Yes it is true, boys and girls, 99% of the ads touting miraculous superior features for radio stream recording software are farcical frauds that simply record a single analog out from the sound card, and are mainly aimed at adolescent music pirates. If I win the lotto I will finance an open source project to remedy this situation. Yes WINE might eventually work but I would still have to buy the application every year from you-know-who.

  6. #9666
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Laptop is switched to latest LTS, feels refreshing and fast
    Contact

    fredrikfritte [at] gmail.com
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/frittexxx

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

    I bought a new Asus system in June, 2014 with Windoze 8.1, it's terrible. The first update made the metro app links not work. I had Linux Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a USB 160MB Toshiba HD. It wouldn't boot so I had to change the UEFI settings and got it to boot. I haven't used Windows since June. I would do a clean install of Ubuntu on the PC's HD but it would void my warranty. So Maybe in a year or so I will go all the way Linux Ubuntu on my Asus 1TB HD. I don't miss Windoze at all.
    Last edited by rickm1945; August 18th, 2014 at 10:43 AM.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    @rickm1945: actually you can do a clean install of ubuntu and have it totally replace windows and not void your warranty as long as you make the windows restore discs first so you can put it back on again if the need arises...i do that every time i buy a new windows computer...make the restore discs and then it's bye bye windows

    Of course, it is always wise to back your important data on an external drive or a cloud service (i use a usb flash drive for that purpose)...
    Last edited by craig10x; August 18th, 2014 at 04:50 PM.

  9. #9669
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I use us flash drive for back up also. Only thing I have to back up is Docs and photos. I have a recovery usb already for win8.1. Thanks for the information, much appreciated. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is much better than Windoze.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I have NEVER used Windows. I went from my Atari ST running MiNT (a Multitasking OS for the Atari based on Unix) to Linux (with some AT&T 3b2 in between). I've had dual-boot ability, but I don't even bother with that. What do people use WIndows for other than to get pissed off?

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