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    Lightbulb What do you use Ubuntu for?

    I use Ubuntu on my laptop mainly as a web browsing system, but also for email, office work, light gaming, etc.

    What do you use Ubuntu for? Any very strange uses out there?

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    Re: What do you use Ubuntu for?

    Home server, programing, work, electronic hacks, check ubuntuforums.org, ...
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    Re: What do you use Ubuntu for?

    Almost everything. The only thing I use Windows for is my unsupported Canon scanner.

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    Re: What do you use Ubuntu for?

    Much the same as cariboo, I use Ubuntu for nearly everything. I don't currently have a Windows machine, though I would get one if I needed it for work.
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    Re: What do you use Ubuntu for?

    Cool, I only really use Windows for Gaming and video editing, also for BBC Iplayer downloads. That's it *Wish BBC would make a linux downloader*

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    Re: What do you use Ubuntu for?

    Just about everything but music composition. Need Windows for that. But a day is coming when I will be able to ditch Windows even for that. The DAW, Reaper, is currently working on Linux capability. Although I currently use a different DAW, Sonar, I will gladly switch in order to be done with Microshaft.

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    Re: What do you use Ubuntu for?

    I remember a thread with the exact same title that was around for years. Anyway, I use it for everything, plain and simple. It does everything I need.

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    Re: What do you use Ubuntu for?

    I used Windows (the annoying, buggy Windows) strictly for gaming until the Steam Linux library got big enough that I deleted that partition and haven't used it since, nor do I plan to. I bought a cheap little Toshiba Windows 8 laptop, "upgraded" to Windows 10, and found its GUI just as annoying as 8's was. Trying anyway to dual-boot, I just threw up my hands and installed Ubuntu MATE 16.04 with no Windows. Now at least I have a usable laptop with the GUI I want.

    I drink my Ubuntu black, no sugar.
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    Re: What do you use Ubuntu for?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldrocker99 View Post
    I used Windows (the annoying, buggy Windows) strictly for gaming until the Steam Linux library got big enough that I deleted that partition and haven't used it since, nor do I plan to. I bought a cheap little Toshiba Windows 8 laptop, "upgraded" to Windows 10, and found its GUI just as annoying as 8's was. Trying anyway to dual-boot, I just threw up my hands and installed Ubuntu MATE 16.04 with no Windows. Now at least I have a usable laptop with the GUI I want.
    Nice, I had the same thing when I got a Windows 8 notebook, as soon as the warranty was out. I put Ubuntu on it

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    Re: What do you use Ubuntu for?

    Mainly for my photography. I use GIMP, LightZone, AfterShot Pro, and Darktable as my editors. I single boot Ubuntu since 95 and no longer have windows installed on any of our home computers, with one exception. When my grandkids visit they have Window 10 on the Laptops.
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