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  1. #10011
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    December 2007


    Was happy with OS/2 however then IBM advised it was to end... so went to MS-W for work, regular problems witth MS-W, when an MS-W upgrade reformatted my hard drive decided was time to try linux... IMHO was one of my best ever decisions.


    My long term brain injury provides frustrating challenges, while using Terminal soon educated me how to keep things running, upgraded, installing and uninstalling.


    If you do not know what to do, using terminal is best approach to learn





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  2. #10012
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by leunam12 View Post
    I switched to Ubuntu two years ago; the learning curve was steep, but I feel comfortable now doing pretty much anything. I still keep ******* 7 on my Desktop and ******* 8 on my laptop, but I rarely use them. I still use ******* programs under wine like MS Word (sorry, but I still don't feel comfortable with LibreOffice, I will give it another try soon, but last time I used it chocked with a simple 250 page document), TheWord (Bible software), e-Sword (another Bible software... I wish there was a decent Bible application for Linux.), and Photoshop (I wish it was a little less buggy on wine, but it works most of the time for what I use it at home).
    Your post is over 10yrs old but i wanted to share how I have installed E-Sword on two computers running Linux Mint. Here are the steps i followed:



    1. See "How to Install Virtualbox 7 on Linux and Create a Windows 11 Virtual Machine" follow video instructions

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf-v...l&index=1&t=3s


    Be sure to press “enter” when this shows up to boot from the iso


    (might need to do step 6 https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspo...irtualbox.html if windows does not install.)




    2. Shut windows down then do steps 6-11 from

    https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspo...irtualbox.html

    ( if step 9 does not work, read below)


    Quick note: the guest additions is the package that contains all the virtualbox drivers to allow the operating system to work correctly in the virtual environment. (https://pureinfotech.com/install-windows-11-virtualbox )

    You can experience true 3d acceleration, screen size selection, and many of the other great benefits that come with using virtualbox guest additions, like shared clipboards and file sharing from host to guest and back.

    ( https://www.maketecheasier.com/insta...rtualbox-linux

    See also https://www.thewindowsclub.com/how-t...ons-on-windows




    Other guides:

    https://docs.oracle.com/en/virtualiz...eate-vm-wizard

    https://www.intowindows.com/how-to-b...in-virtualbox/

    https://www.maketecheasier.com/insta...tualbox-linux/

    https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html

    https://www.thewindowsclub.com/open-...re-workstation


    3. Add shared folders, clipboard, drag and drop

    Shared clipboard and drag and drop

    Enable “bidirectional”


    See

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1466...re-ubuntu-22-0

    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/transf...guest-host-pc/



    Transferring files from linux to windows 11

    https://www.maketecheasier.com/insta...#linux-windows




    4. Change screen size

    View > virtual screen

    https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch...-resize-window
    Last edited by peter161; January 9th, 2024 at 01:56 AM.

  3. #10013
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Switched to Linux 100% about 15 years ago. No regrets, never looked back. MacOS just doesn't cut it and not even worth mentioning W.

    When there was no accounting software I used a hosted service, for 3D modelling I found ways. I'm a senior engineer and in mho there's nothing better. This is the way.


    xian555

  4. #10014
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I did already some years ago. My knowledge of Ubuntu is shallow but just enough to use it on a daily basis as the only system to do all my work at home.
    I have still a copy of windows that I can use as secundary system just for a game that I like to play and in order to be able to use an old version of Photoshop .

  5. #10015
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I'm in the process of completely switching. I've been in & out of Linux for more than ten years, but after being forced to use Windows 11 last year, and what MS is now doing to their users, and what Win12 is going to be... I'm done. It's Ubuntu for me all the way. I expect to have everything completely switched over by the end of the week.

    BTW, I'm seriously liking the Ubuntu experience so far. I shouldn't have waited so long.

  6. #10016
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Because I receive hand-me-down laptops from my wife when she upgrades to a new work laptop, been using GNU/Linux for years. Wipe the machine and install GNU/Linux and get a fresh fast responsive OS

    The hardware (recent years) is Lenovo and works great with GNU/Linux. I do have an (over a decade) old Toshiba laptop, that I upgraded the hardware - and that machine is fast and just won't quit

    I currently have two GNU/Linux machines going (note signature) and they are amazing fast and responsive. I add Google Chrome for online work and all else is done with GNU/Linux applications
    Ubuntu 24.04 LTS | Toshiba Satellite C655 | i3 2.3Ghz | Intel HD Graphics 3000 | 8GB RAM | 65GB SSD
    Fedora 40 | Lenovo Edge 15 | i5 1.7Ghz | Intel HD Graphics 4400 | 6GB RAM | 1TB HDD

  7. #10017
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I'm pretty much switched over from Windows, I still have it installed but I haven't used it since I got Ubuntu. I only installed Ubuntu because I found a spare HDD in a junk drawer and decided that I would use it to experiment with Linux. Now I want to install Ubuntu on my faster SSD and demote Windows to the junk drawer hard drive.

  8. #10018
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    This week, I ran into serious issues of usability/stability with Windows 11 after it forced me to do its updates. I reformatted my C:\ drive and installed ubuntu, and I don't have any plans of returning to that OS platform.

    Linux is like 50k Legos, you can build great things, or just have a pile of bricks. Let my building begin...

  9. #10019
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I started dual booting Ubuntu and Windows right out of high school back in 2008 and completely switched over to Ubuntu in 2016. Other than a few hiccups and bumps along the way, it's worked beautifully for me. Linux does a much better job of staying out of the way and just letting me work than Windows ever did. There's also a good amount of games available natively and through services like proton, although now I'm old enough that I don't play too many computer games anymore. And in the last few years especially, I've noticed a lot of newer programs with simple guis that have been developed to make things easier for people who aren't very tech savvy. (Me) Overall, a great experience.

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