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    What Os, are you using and why?

    i was wondering What Os, is everyone using and why. also why do they love the one they have or say ones they have....
    me im using ubuntu gnome hardy 64bit....
    i use it for everyday things surf the net and play games and music.
    Feisty was my virgin breaker for me. was my very first open source distro. "god bless you feisty"

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    Re: What Os, are you using and why?

    Ubuntu 8.04 it's fast, secure, customizable, and just freakin' sweet overall
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    Re: What Os, are you using and why?

    I love Ubuntu, also started with Feisty and have now installed Hardy. Linux allows you to do so much more with the way you setup / configure your system. Once you get into Linux you realise that Linux does things simply and windows makes things look simple.
    The only things that Linux is missing for me are GoogleTalk and SharpDevelop.

    I still like Windows XP though, I have mine registered in VirtualBox now.

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    Re: What Os, are you using and why?

    I'm using hardy on my desktop, and gutsy on my laptop (haven't gotten around to upgrade or fresh install yet on there). I started with Dapper. I hardly remember actually starting with Linux, really, even though it was just a year ago. I don't remember the struggles with the command line (if any at all) or any sort of trouble whatsoever. I guess I got off lucky

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    Re: What Os, are you using and why?

    ubuntu 8.04 Hardy

    This article pretty much explains the 'Why?'.

    http://linux.sys-con.com/read/382946.htm
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    Re: What Os, are you using and why?

    Surely you realize the responses are going to be a bit skewed.

    I use Ubuntu Hardy 64-bit. I use it for web, email, web development, graphics design, instant messaging, and a variety of other interesting things.

    Like you, Feisty was my first exposure to Ubuntu (and things have improved even since then). However, my first experiences with Linux came much earlier than 2007.

    On my desktop, I use Windows XP Professional for PC gaming. Up until 2007, I've almost exclusively used Microsoft operating systems.
    Acer Aspire 5050-5554 w/ 4GB RAM upgrade. Ubuntu Aug 07 - Dec 08; Arch Linux Dec 08 - July 2011; Ubuntu again since July 2011.
    "Triclops": Home-built AMD Athlon II X2 250, 4GB RAM, Radeon 6570, 500GB HDD. Ubuntu/Windows-XP duo since Jun 2010.

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    Re: What Os, are you using and why?

    Fedora 8 and Windows Vista
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    Re: What Os, are you using and why?

    Dual booting ubuntu 8.04 Hardy and XP,
    considering going back to 7.04 tho as 8.04 wont change the
    gfx setting properly like 7.04 did. Seems to be buggy and slow in my opinion, even firefox has issues with this build.

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    Re: What Os, are you using and why?

    Arch
    Website | Blog | The Arch Hurd Project

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    Re: What Os, are you using and why?

    Debian Etch - stability/reliability.
    Last edited by zcal; May 2nd, 2008 at 10:00 PM. Reason: forgot the "why"

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