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Thread: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

  1. #9861
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    It looks like I'm going to take the plunge and delete Windows from my new machine, and go with 17.10, until the upgrade 18 is ready. I have a dual boot Win10 /16.04 as of now, but never use the win side, and really don't want to. I don't trust it anymore.

  2. #9862
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    It was quite some time ago I wrote to this thread last time. I bought this computer in 2007 with Ubuntu 7.04 pre-installed. In 2015 I had Ubuntu 14.04 when I replaced almost everything in except the DVD burner, card reader and the chassis. Since then I have continued with 14.04 32 bit on my new stuff, that is now 64-bit, but last weekend I finally took the step and installed Arch Linux (64-bit) on my new SSD, and that's probably the best thing I ever did. There's one thing that puzzles me, though: With my new processor and the old 32-bit Ubuntu 14.4, 8 "processors" showed up in the system monitor thing. Now, with the same processor, but Arch (with the Mate desktop), 12 processors show up. Why is that? Did Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit not support more than 8 or was it the Linux kernel that didn't?
    Oh, and what about Windows? I still haven't had it at all since 2008 and not used it at home since 2007. However since 2016 I've used Windows 7 at work. I remember when Widnows 7 was new and everybody said it was soooo much better than earlier versions, but at least the version at work ("Enterprise" or something) sucks big time. I know it's old, but I would prefer Ubuntu 7.04 over it in any situation.

  3. #9863
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I've been a fan of ubuntu since 12.04 revitalizing several older machines along the way currently learning linux with my Toshiba Satelite l645d completely running on elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki Built on "Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS" and I am so very pleased. I am like I said "Learning Linux" and with this full switch it's been so very cool and I would like to thank the community in advance for all their generous help!

  4. #9864
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I administer two laptops, each with a dual install of Windows (Win7 & 8.1) & Ubuntu (both with 16.04). I only keep Windows to use a scanner (CanoScan 8400F) & a printer (Pro9000 Mark II). Scanners are indeed cheap, but a specialized printer is not.

    I'd like to dispense with Windows entirely, but my search for drivers, or an app with the right drivers, hasn't been successful.

  5. #9865
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I just bought an SSD to replace the 2 hard drives (primary Ubuntu, secondary Windows 7) in my main computer. I was planning on cloning the Windows drive and then do a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, but weird things just started going on with the Windows drive. The Grub shows a Windows 10 loader instead of the Windows 7 loader and the Windows drive no longer shows up in the BIOS Boot Drive Priority list even though it does show up and is correctly identified in the BIOS Hard Drives list as well as the AHCI Settings SATA port. I tried boot-repair on the Ubuntu drive as well as the Windows drive, but still same problem and Windows no longer boots. So now, I'm thinking (if I can fix the Windows drive), I'll clone it to an external drive and only do a fresh install of Ubuntu on the SSD. If I can't repair the Windows drive, then I'll reformat it and probably not even use Windows on main computer any more. If that happens, then I'll only have 1 computer left with Windows (a 10 year old laptop dual boot Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 7) and only reason I don't remove Windows from it is to run the occasional virus scan on Windows media that people give me.

    If you can help me with my Windows drive issue, the thread is here: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2379198

  6. #9866
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montserrat View Post
    I administer two laptops, each with a dual install of Windows (Win7 & 8.1) & Ubuntu (both with 16.04). I only keep Windows to use a scanner (CanoScan 8400F) & a printer (Pro9000 Mark II). Scanners are indeed cheap, but a specialized printer is not.

    Canon's lack of support for Linux is legendary. Have you looked at Turboprint. I used it to power a Canon printer a few years back and it worked as advertised. I see it supports your printer now. http://www.zedonet.com/en_p_turbopri...IXMA_Pro9000II

  7. #9867
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Haven't been on the forum for years, I've just quietly been using Linux and haven't needed to ask many questions. Almost every computer in our house runs Linux (mostly Linux Mint at present to be honest, but that's just another window into Ubuntu), otherwise Chrome or Android, we don't have a single Windows or Mac machine left (I have a Windows install on a dual-boot on one machine, haven't needed it for probably 2 years). I do all my work on Linux, kids schooling, it's brilliant. I even had my grandmother using Mint for the last year or so before her death, she found it entirely usable. Yes, there are issues with various things, particularly media stuff. But the practical benefits of keeping machines going for years past their use-by-date far exceed these inconveniences. We buy printers etc with Linux support in mind (only use Brother printers at the moment).

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    Talking Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    i Have three laptops , only one on windows (very small laptop) and i very seldom use it,
    i have 18.3 on one and kali linux on the other, keep learning every day, lol

  9. #9869
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    Smile Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Have used linux since xp was not supported. Great no problems, well perhaps a few to overcome and a learning curve of course, but in general very pleased with my Linux set up. It is Ubuntu currently. I recently bought a Garmin GPS and am trying to figure out how to download the GPX files using vbox. At present vbox not capturing USB port.

  10. #9870
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I have and I am new here, few years ago I took on Linux but we bought mac bookpro's but every year mine would crash so I had no money last December so it crashed and I said enough. Wife found this cheap cybertron evoke wit ubuntu 16 on it so here I am. I got cheap too came without cd-rom and no wifi card they said 6 expansion slots but only has 2 I bought a TBS6904 tv card and wifi card and a cheap cd-rom and I am back to learning linux again, not easy after fighting Cancer for a year, chemo & Radiation is a witch. So I'll need help learning so be easy on me my mind isn't the same after Chemo. Today I have the RNC-1900PCE wireless working finally, but the tv card is another thing, machine see's it but no worko. So my wife still has her macbook pro working. I'll be happy to get tv going. I really like Linux, it's a challenge which I need and got tried of supporting Apple and they are charging for iTunes monthly.
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