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Thread: Why change from Windows 10 on a fast desktop ?

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    Re: Why change from Windows 10 on a fast desktop ?

    Recently, I purchased a PC with preloaded Win-10 on it. The system ran as expected and games loaded, as expected. The reason, though, that I wiped the the entire HD and refreshed it with Ubuntu was for the challenge of learning something new and advancing my skills.

    While using Windows, though, I did find it kind of fun to download Ubuntu on the Windows system (since it is offered). It was just kind of strange feeling since it was kind of weird having Ubuntu & Bash running on a Windows Box.

    Another reason why I left the Windows World for Linux-Ubuntu was the more secure sense I feel with Linux over the more exposed Windows systems. The draw back, currently, since I am a gamer and not knowing Linux well enough makes this tough, is that I am not able to game right from the get go. But, with patience I will gather the experience needed, over time.

    To your points made, though, I do agree that Windows 10 (MS corp) has done a pretty good job with modernizing their system to run more efficiently and effectively. I am optimistic they will do better if they keep moving towards a more smoother and cleaner build focus.

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    Re: Why change from Windows 10 on a fast desktop ?

    For me W10 updates are a real nightmare keeping my PC useless for hours
    and downloading Gb of stuff without any result.
    Also there are some stupid limitations like opening PDF with anything else than Edge.
    Or formatting in FAT32 a 64Gb dongle or SDcard.
    It keeps "updating" working DVBT drivers with 2 years older useless ones.
    Some of my USB stuff are unsupported but OK with ubuntu.
    Ubuntu-19.04 on a Beelink KT3pro mini PC.

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    Re: Why change from Windows 10 on a fast desktop ?

    If you like it, you like it . . . . I would **strongly** suggest doing a search for "Windows 10 install top things" and you will find many articles on what you should do immediately if you haven't already.

    The biggest "concern" with Windows 10 is in respect (or its disrespect) for privacy. The search above will list out a lot of programs (or apps, or whatever) that do a "phone home" every time you run them.

    I went for the free trial way back when. The final stroke for me was the most simple thing, the calculator. After spending a lot of time turning things off, disabling other things, just when I thought I had it under control I launched the calculator. At the top it said

    "Connecting . . . ."

    Connecting . . . to what, and why, for a simple calculator app? I guess for most users it boils down to trust. That, and being forced to use an online account if you need to reset your password (to be fair, this has been in place [at least] since Windows 8.)

    Since I've gone over to Ubuntu I almost never boot into Windows, I can even access all my old Windows files from the desktop.

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    Re: Why change from Windows 10 on a fast desktop ?

    Yeah, Windows has been doing a fantastic job. I also love their Office suite. Far less bugs than before.

    I think for everyday personal usage, you can use either Windows or Ubuntu, and there's very little difference.

    But in the business setting, if everyone around you uses PowerPoint, then it's best to use Windows so you can use the same version of PowerPoint to not mess up the formatting. And if you're on the coding side where you work with servers, then it's best to use Ubuntu so you can keep the development and production environment aligned.

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    Re: Why change from Windows 10 on a fast desktop ?

    Quote Originally Posted by xavierbaez View Post
    I changed because of Docker.
    You do know you can run Docker on Mac and PC as well, correct? I work with a company that is largely based in Macintosh, but there are Windows machines there as well. Everything runs through docker. This is implemented with make.

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    Re: Why change from Windows 10 on a fast desktop ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sdsurfer View Post
    You do know you can run Docker on Mac and PC as well, correct? I work with a company that is largely based in Macintosh, but there are Windows machines there as well. Everything runs through docker. This is implemented with make.
    The user went on to say...
    ...so I switched to Linux when I am programming.

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    Re: Why change from Windows 10 on a fast desktop ?

    Has anyone else noticed how sweet Linux will run with win10 as host?

    Glitchy touchpad problems disappear. Bluetooth just works. Video...

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    Re: Why change from Windows 10 on a fast desktop ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gargarr View Post
    Recently, I purchased a PC with preloaded Win-10 on it. The system ran as expected and games loaded, as expected. The reason, though, that I wiped the the entire HD and refreshed it with Ubuntu was for the challenge of learning something new and advancing my skills.
    you can do that in virtual machines. in fact there you can easily load different OS. And the PC doesn't have to be to strong. i mean, if i could do it on my 15 year old single core PC with winxp installed...
    i had centOS loaded, Opensuse. Xubuntu, a few GUI server distributions, test server...
    Easy to understand Ubuntu manual with lots of pics: http://ubuntu-manual.org/
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
    Disk backup (works on newer PC): Clonezilla

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