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Thread: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

  1. #8881
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    For several years I had a dual-boot setup, because I'm a gamer, and I couldn't play World of Warcraft on my PS3, so when I bought a new laptop last year, I kept Windows 7 for gaming.

    But when I quit WoW, there was really no reason for me to keep Windows anymore, and I was having trouble with my OpenSUSE installation, so I came back to Ubuntu, and now that there's a Linux native Steam client coming out this year, I can't imagine that there'd ever be a reason for me to go back to Windows.

  2. #8882
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Switched to Ubuntu back when there was a version 5.xx. Computer repair friends turned me on to Ubuntu, they just handed me a disc and said "here, try this on that old desktop of yours". I asked "how much" and he said "free, here try it, you don't need much memory or hard drive space". I've been with Ubuntu ever since, through ups and downs. I've got 2 laptops w/Ubuntu and 1 desktop w/Ubuntu only and 1 w/Ubuntu and XP for old games the wife likes to play.

  3. #8883
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I completely switched to Ubuntu a few days ago because a) Windows 7 kept throwing me the bluescreen, and no matter how many updates I did it would not work right. I couldn't put it into hibernate mode or else when it woke up it would bluescreen. And b) when I decided to restore my laptop to factory settings in hopes that it would fix the problem, it erased the boot data. Seriously, it wouldn't start up again to finish the restore process.

    So I was given two options:
    1. Shell out more money to buy 7 again, and hopes that it will work this time.
    or
    2. Switch to Ubuntu which I KNOW will work and is free.

    Honestly, I wanted to do that the very first time I got this computer, but decided not too because I thought configuring it would take time that I didn't have.

    So while I've been house sitting for a friend, I've been tricking out my little laptop to do everything I ever wanted it to do and more. I'm currently trying to figure out if I can install a beats audio driver/program since the laptop originally came with it. And not too be offensive or anything, but my current audio is a hot mess.

    ~Stardust

  4. #8884
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I have windows and linux dualboot system, but the last time I used windows was long time ago. As it is the latest partition (with windows) on my hard drive, so it is time to delete it.
    Acer Extensa 5220 and Prestigio PC

  5. #8885
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    The day SolidWorks runs reliably on Linux (I'll even take Wine) I'm gone from Windows.

  6. #8886
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I wanted to awhile back, but like OP, I'm a gamer. Can't just ditch Windows.

  7. #8887
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Windows 7 runs quicker on one of my older desktops than Ubuntu does for some reason. Older versions of Ubuntu used to run faster than Windows, but sadly I've found that to have changed over the last few years.

    I run Ubuntu on my cheap netbooks, but I wont run it on my expensive laptop. I've experienced overheating issues in the past with Ubuntu and don't want to risk damaging my hardware prematurely.

    Also, in the school where I work I need to use Windows with the big screen, because Ubuntu doesn't work well with the usb to DVI video adapter I need to use. It's a mess changing the resolution to fit on the screen.

    I also do some sound recording and radio/video shows. Ubuntu doesn't work too well with alot of audio/video processing tasks (which is why Jono Bacon does alot of his community Q&A sessions using Windows). I have a mixer hooked up to my main desktop and it's easier to get things right on Windows. Also, I use the Winamp DSP plugin for broadcasting live from my mixer to my shoutcast server. IDJC is ok for this sometimes but it breaks quite easily and takes more work to configure.

  8. #8888
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    The last Windows version I used (at home), was 3.11. Refused to upgrade it to Windows 95. Started with Linux in 1997, with Red Hat 5.1. Linux has come a long way since!

    Current OS situation: desktop with Kubuntu 12.04 64 bit, Acer Aspire One netbook with Ubuntu 12.04 32bit, EEE PC with Xandros , bridging router running dd-wrt, primary router runs Fritz!OS (is or wasn't that Linux based?), Philips TV PFL7606 runs Linux, four Android phones in the household, gf owns MacBook Air with OS X, one sad old WinXP laptop somewhere in a closet that's never really used anymore. A nearly Microsoft-free household Thinking of getting a Raspberry Pi to run xbmc on.

  9. #8889
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by ranger1021994 View Post
    Well i feel 10.04 is the best...12.04 is kind of disappointing but still its awesome
    Windows for Games
    I must admit, I hated the unity interface immediately in 12.04. However, I since discovered how to log in to the classic gnome interface and, after further installing some tweaks for it, it now feels just like 10.04, which is what I used before. Also, the added advantage of 12.04 is that it picked up my peripherals a lot better than 10.04.

    So, it's all good....

  10. #8890
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I have been trying to migrate to linux for a few years but due to the problem of video calling in MSN, I switched back to Win many times. This time I will do my best as I ahve erased win7 but I have xp in virtualbox just in case and for a few language programmes etc.
    I started by using Freeinspire in the beginning and later Ubuntu. My first linux experince was Knoppix, I was fascinated by the live CD thing of Knoppix and I decided to use linux starting by Freeinspire, which I have used for a few months. Later I tried a lot of distroes but ended up in fortunately in Ubuntu.
    I hope the video calling will be solved in linux so that I will forget Win...
    I have learned a lot and still learn everyday and I have customized my ubutnu to my taste, yeah I have crashed my OS I mean linuxes and Windowses but I have learned through that as well...
    I like games and Playdeb has a lot to offer to gamers, I like Nexuiz most!
    Cheers!!!

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