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    Never Going Back to Windows

    After the latest install of Ubuntu, I'm never going to go back to using Windoze.
    The installation was quick, easy, and my PC never ran this fast before.
    Every piece of hardware was supported by this distro, I didn't have to hunt down drivers for a change.
    What I did before the switch is still available on Ubuntu, plus a bunch of others I was unaware of.
    Ubuntu is much better than anything Windoze has to offer, it's faster, well organized, and best of all - it's free.

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    Re: Never Going Back to Windoze

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    Re: Never Going Back to Windoze

    I thought just like you when I wiped my laptop clean and installed Ubuntu; now I wish I could go back to Windows. The fan is a lot louder than Windows 7. Plus, I can never find a theme that fits my taste; Greybird xfce is the best I found. Plus, encountering bugs is so annoying; why can't everything just work like Windows? Plus, more programs are compatible with Windows. So my advice is to stick with Windows. However, at the same time, Ubuntu is awesome because it's free and I learned a lot about how operating systems work in general.

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    Re: Never Going Back to Windoze

    @dalpi the thing is almost all programs have bugs and yes more programs are compatible with windows cause programmers most made software for windows cause of its popularity but now if you noticed times changed and you see support for mac and linux alot now i really like windows but linux is much safer on the other hand and freeeeeeee

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    Re: Never Going Back to Windoze

    Thats right Ubuntu is free and big thing is that its secure, its for people by people so everything is getting on track slowly, on the other hand, for windows you have to pay a lot of money and still there are bugs. Most of the servers are linux based not windows based. If you like Mac OSX lion theme you can make it happen on ubuntu i did it. there are so many options one can use.
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    Re: Never Going Back to Windoze

    There's nothing says you have to use ALL one or ALL the other. I use *buntu 99% of the time but there is the occasion, usually hardware related where *buntu simply doesn't work. Things like navigation systems come to mind. I have a smallish Windows install that is booted infrequently, usually just to update. But here is an example of why it's handy to have the Win partition. I have one desktop system that if I format a USB drive to FAT32 using Gparted then install a live OS, i get a message. "Boot Error" or similar and it just stops. If I format the same USB drive to FAT32 using Windows then create a live install, it boots fine. Why? I have no idea. The partition created by gparted looks the same as the partition created by Windows but this one BIOS sees some difference.

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    Re: Never Going Back to Windoze

    There are still some areas where Windows wins: high end games for example.

    This is purely down to market share; but Linux is growing and as a result support is getting much better. I don't use Windows at home any more but there are still some Windows only applications I need for work.

    There is nothing wrong with using more than one OS. Best tool for the job and all that.

    I don't play games with a PC I use a dedicated games machine PS3 and Wii in my case.

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    Re: Never Going Back to Windows

    @warren did you know steam developed a dedicated client for linux so its a short while before we get those games

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    Re: Never Going Back to Windows

    Never say never. I love Ubuntu as well but you might start missing features (or rather applications) from Windows sooner or later if you use Ubuntu exclusively (I did that for a while).
    Last edited by Erik1984; April 18th, 2013 at 11:37 PM.
    "I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee." --Flash Rosenberg

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    Re: Never Going Back to Windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Euroman View Post
    Never say never. I love Ubuntu as well but you might start missing features (or rather applications) from Windows sooner or later if you use Ubuntu exclusively (I did that for a while).
    I like his spirit. Why try to pour a cold bucket of water on him? I have been using Ubuntu and Fedora exclusively for two years now and never miss anything in WIndows except for a few piece of software which can be handled between Wine and virtualbox.

    Some people cannot throw WInodws out of the window because of hardware, but that can be avoided wih some research before buying, now that the OP is aware of Ubuntu and Linux.
    Last edited by monkeybrain2012; April 19th, 2013 at 03:19 AM.

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