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Thread: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

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    what made you decide to use ubuntu?

    just curious about the reasons people switched to or have used a linux distro from the beginning--for fun, out of necessity for work/school, disliked other major OSs, strong feelings about open source/free software?

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    Re: what made you decide to use ubuntu?

    Got fed up with the amount of time and energy needed to keep an on line Windows machine operational and safe. Installed 6.04 and have never looked back. Gone through 3 physical hardware upgrades and right now running 12.04. And everything is smooth.

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    Re: what made you decide to use ubuntu?

    Windows 8. When they openly admitted to include spyware in windows 8. I then started to look around for alternative OS. Came across ubuntu, and I really love it. I will never go back to windows.

    This was right after 12.04 was released. So I installed that one, I really like unity. And for the supposedly likeness to mac, so not true. While ubuntu is very customizable, mac is closed. When I used mac there was always trouble with them. And the best part is, you cannot fix it yourself. You have to pay a huge amount of money to an expensive workshop. You can't upgrade mac hardware, you have to buy a new one to an outrages price.

    Ok, enough ranting. Got carried away
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    Re: what made you decide to use ubuntu?

    Fun.

    It was only after installing it and running it for a while that I realized it(linux systems in general) could be highly useful and usable.

    Haven't look back since.

    And it's still fun.
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    Re: what made you decide to use ubuntu?

    My trek to Ubuntu was made before ubuntu was even a thing.
    I started using linux after Windows XP started giving me issues especially after a failed update to service pack 2.
    XP was a miserable experience for me, I considered buying a mac but they like now were way too pricey.
    So Linux, but back then options were small.
    Mandriva was still the big one back then as was Linspire (Lindows at the time) but both were heavily priced.
    The free ones offered little, but eventually something came along that would make me use linux more regularly.
    It wasnt Ubuntu it was another debian based distro called Mepis (and its still around today) and its what got me started.
    Eventually it switched over to a ubuntu base and I used it and then used ubuntu.
    Been on ubuntu since then going off and on but always coming back

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    Re: what made you decide to use ubuntu?

    Vista

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    Re: what made you decide to use ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by arkark View Post
    just curious about the reasons people switched to or have used a linux distro from the beginning--for fun, out of necessity for work/school, disliked other major OSs, strong feelings about open source/free software?
    Fun, ability to adjust everything to my liking...and it's FAST! I still don't understand why people are still using windows? It is really a mystery.

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    Re: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

    Merged two similar threads.

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    Re: what made you decide to use ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by arkark View Post
    just curious about the reasons people switched to or have used a linux distro from the beginning--for fun, out of necessity for work/school, disliked other major OSs, strong feelings about open source/free software?
    I started off in around 2003 because my Windows 8 was aging and I couldn't afford a Mac. Once I got into Linux there was no turning back...
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    Re: what made you decide to use ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Warprunner View Post
    I still don't understand why people are still using windows? It is really a mystery.
    Because on Linux flash videos @480p can eat 100% of a dual-core CPU and still stutter. Mystery solved?

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