Originally posted by sixswornsermon
reply to post by thehiddentruthseeker
Thanks! Im not using Gnome.
I can't keep up with the newest GUI stuff any longer.
Originally posted by autowrench
reply to post by TinFoilHatMan55
I tried Ubuntu many times in the past, and always had problems with it. Also ran Fedora for years, but they still have an Nvidia driver problem, and I have a new Azus MB with Nvidia chipset. I am not using PC Linux KDE 2010.12, Nvidia drivers installed by default and works great, PCL is stable, ultra fast, and I love it.
From what I have seen it's mostly a driver's problem, so if you have good hardware with good drivers you will never have problems.
Originally posted by sixswornsermon
1) No BSOD for ten years? I am in disbelief. XP Vista and & have made great strides, but EVERY windows product I have used has BSOD moments from time to time. I know, I know, maybe it's the user, but I don't think so (of course).
Best uptime for two Windows server 2003 servers I manage: 6 years for one and five years for the other, if I ignore power outages and hardware replacements.
4) Server 2003 running IIS serving intranet and file server - best uptime 200 days. Ubuntu 6. something running Apache serving intranet and files - 700+ days until the power turned off in the building. If I were going to build something I didn't want to fail, I would not be using Windows.
I like to know about my tools, so I learned about the one I use instead of getting a new one.
5) I'm just a geek. I tear it apart because I can, and I get paid to do so sometimes. I want the least amount of hassle possible. Linux provides me with this.
Originally posted by schuyler
Why? And that's the basic issue with Linux. All my programs work. I can download just about anything I want. It's like the old adage, "Why would you jump out of a perfectly working airplane?" Now, you'll jump up and say, "But Windows isn't perfectly working!" and my answer is, "Sure, it is!" I haven't seen a blue screen of death for a decade. Windows 7 works just fine. So did XP. "But, viruses!" and I say, "What viruses?" They've never bothered me. Take basic precautions and you'll be fine.
Now as a Linux aficionado you'll say I'll be much happier. I have to question that. I used Linux in a work environment where Linux was used in several servers. I had to work these servers and had root access, so I'm not unfamiliar with the system. For a user, though, I see no advantage. I'm never been told to "Patch the BIOS in the usual way." or "Just install this Codec." or "Pipe this file to more." I probably don't have to do that with Ubantu, but my point is that the user is a lot closer to the OS in Linux. Then you;ll say, "But it's free!" and I just shrug. I paid $500 for my last laptop, with Windows pre-installed. I don't really need "free."
The real problem here is that your asking me to do work and risk my system. I just don't have to do that. Not only will that take time, it's just not necessary. (People say the same thing about Apple, BTW) And that's why Linux will probably remain a server OS or one that a small group of geeks willing to experiment will adore to the utter bewilderment of anyone else. Linux may make it on slashdot, but nobody in the real world knows what slashdot is.
The only reason i am trying Ubuntu is, that i like change. I like to promote concurrence between developers.
I like to see an end to Microsoft's godlike status
Bill Gates-Microsoft. Starting to get involved with vaccinations etc, must end his reign
Originally posted by igigi
Ok.. well, there's always the possibility I jacked up the install.. but after successfully installing Ubuntu onto a USB drive I indeed was able to run Ubuntu (persistent, upgradeable) off the usb drive.
Problem is the install effected my disk0 boot manager; without the usb drive plugged in I would be dumped into a grub recovery prompt. I'm sure there's a simple terminal fix, but I said bunk that and decided to fix the MBR myself.
Followed the instructions here for Windows 7 and boom: I'm back in buisness with disk0, but alas, Ubuntu don't load from the usb drive anymore
Format and try again I suppose.. If I figure a fix, I'll let you know, but right now if I can't get the usb drive to act as a "independent computer" I might just nut up and .... grab one of spare hard-drives and give it a proper run.edit on 15-1-2011 by igigi because: .