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Thread: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

  1. #9211
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Last year I installed a SSD in my laptop and the only OS I installed on it was Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity DE. I started out with 12.04 and have not used Windows since that release. The only thing I kept windows around for was Netflix but now I have a Nook, Asus Transformer Tablet, Bluray DVD player and a Roku box for that so I don't use or need Windows for anything any more. I am totally MS free.
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I go back and forth only because I use adobe products such as photoshop and illustrator. I don't think that I can make the whole move until I have those two on a Linux distro.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by randi2kewl View Post
    I go back and forth only because I use adobe products such as photoshop and illustrator. I don't think that I can make the whole move until I have those two on a Linux distro.
    That's the problem if you are stuck with a software package you can live without. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Some people thing that running anything but Linux is a sin or something. I paid for all my MS products and if I need them I would use them. I just find now that I am retired I just don't need them any more. It seem that my hobby has become Linux and I love it.
    To be honest I like Ubuntu and Android and use them both.
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  4. #9214
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I am 100% Ubuntu in my house (besides my wife's iStuff). The only iffy area is VirtualBox with WinXP for some Lotis Notes documents from the Air Force. Other than that, I use my card reader with Firefox in Ubuntu to access the Air Force Portal and if I run into something that doesn't work I either find a way to make it work, or avoid that area (One of my banks had a portion of their site that never worked; so I closed my account).

    I gave up gaming on my desktop (and I've got a screamin' desktop machine), came to grips with the fact that my OS of choice isn't "popular" enough to justify some things I wish it would do automatically.

    I also use Ubuntu Server 12.04 for my Web server, media server (Mediatomb) and most recently Ubuntu Server 10.04.4 on a 200mhz Pentium MMX, 256mb PC100 ram, 10, 16 & 2gig hard drive with a few USB HDD connected back up box (Had to install 10.04.4 to get it to work, 12.04 doesn't support the Pentium MMX cpu - no pae).
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    i did and it really didn't affect me all that much. almost all of the games i play on a normal basis are supported by playonlinux. it works with wine to install alot of games as well as several other programs. like the itunes i unfortunately cannot live without

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I've switched to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the main house PC and Lubuntu on the netbook and laptop. I use Virtualbox on the PC and laptop because I'm a defense contractor and found that Virtualbox Windows 7 works better than Wine and allows complete compatibility for documents, spreadsheets and programs that are solely Windows based or need to look right on the customer's box. My only beef with Ubuntu/Lubuntu is when I change hardware and have to dig around for fixes to problems and to compatibility issues.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I cut myself free of Windows completely after about a year of messing with various versions of Linux. Ubuntu has so far proven to be the easiest to install on my system and I hope to stick with it long term but right now I am a little frustrated with the changes after 10.10. Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 are excellent operating systems and I hope someone will bifurcate from there instead of dropping what are clearly well liked and reliable releases. Let Unity become its own branch, or just another desktop option, in the Linux tree and keep supporting Lynx and Meerkat. I would offer to take the project on myself but I am not that deep. Still if I can encourage the supporters of 10.04 and 10.10 to seek refinements within the envelope of those offerings. There is no need, and little wisdom, in letting community entropy either keep us stuck at 10.10 or insist everyone must love unity or perish.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I rememebr the times when I switched back to Windows because something I thought I need was not working on Linux. I now use Linux for a couple of years without even have any Windows machine in our household and there is not anything I miss. I have to say that I know a lot of guys who love to game on a pc and I believe they have no other choice at the moment to have at least one Windows machine at home but that means not that they cannot have an linux machine for daily stuff.

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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Used Dos/Windows primarily from 1981 to 2008

    Since then I have been mostly on Ubuntu but forced to use XP on virtualbox for Quicken

    I finally cut the cord this month. Transferred 23 years of Quicken data to Moneydance which supports Linux. How sweet it is not to hear that Windows start up jingle!

    For all those stuck with Windows just for Quicken, I find Moneydance to be just as capable with an easier user interface and no bloat or ads. My data file decreased from 100 mb on Quicken to 13 mb on Moneydance. It is proprietary and actually runs on Java, but not overpriced and has a very reasonable license. Could not be happier.

  10. #9220
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by jajodo View Post
    Used Dos/Windows primarily from 1981 to 2008

    Since then I have been mostly on Ubuntu but forced to use XP on virtualbox for Quicken

    I finally cut the cord this month. Transferred 23 years of Quicken data to Moneydance which supports Linux. How sweet it is not to hear that Windows start up jingle!

    For all those stuck with Windows just for Quicken, I find Moneydance to be just as capable with an easier user interface and no bloat or ads. My data file decreased from 100 mb on Quicken to 13 mb on Moneydance. It is proprietary and actually runs on Java, but not overpriced and has a very reasonable license. Could not be happier.
    Years ago I was a Quicken user and I was getting tired of upgrading all the time. Finely my bank got online banking and I use there tools to keep track of my money and where it all goes, and boy does it go. Now I do every thing online and can download anything I need. After years of not using Quicken, I don't even miss it. I exported all my data from it, but have never needed to refer it as of yet.
    It really feels good to be free of Windows and all those programs I had to keep updating. And that included virus software.
    Information on my Main laptop. Information on my small laptop Dell 11 3000
    Using a Asus 3632QM laptop with 8gig RAM, 250 SSD.
    Machine Registered 366271, 366273, 366275.
    Registered Ubuntu user number 18630. Registered Linux user number 458093.

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