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Linux Rules!

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posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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Dump MS like I did a week ago. I'm still learning but I am so happy to be using Linux Mint. It took a lot or reading and I will need to continue my education but it seems far more stable than MS and the community is really there for you. It's like having a dedicated team to support your every move.

Not to mention the 30,000 free applications you can access from their software manager. No more downloading questionable software that fell off the back of a truck somewhere. Not that I ever did that.




posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:41 PM
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I got the chance to test Ubuntu and since then...I fell in love with it!

*sighs in contentment*



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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reply to post by BlackPoison94
 

I've been wanting to switch to linux for a while now.
I have heard some good reviews on Ubuntu, but is it user friendly?
I don't want to have to read 10 books just to get started.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:45 PM
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Just do it.

I suggest installing Linux to an alternate hard drive, so you don't bjork your windows.

User friendly? Yes. There are always snags though........Just saying........
edit on 3-5-2011 by sixswornsermon because: edited for clarity



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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Think of linux like a well made car, you will find it easy to drive from the first time you "turn the key"
and the best bit is, that if you ever want to tweak the engine, you just need to open the hood (command line)..
andas the OP said , its like having a whole team of mechanics to help keep your ride going ...



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:49 PM
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reply to post by sprocket2cog
 

I don't know how to drive....



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by BlackPoison94
I got the chance to test Ubuntu and since then...I fell in love with it!

*sighs in contentment*



I tried Ubuntu but my net wont work with it for some reason.


Deebo



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:52 PM
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I would use Linux all the time if it wasn't for software compatibility issues.
My life would be complete if my studio components would work with Linux.
at MS



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:52 PM
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reply to post by Deebo
 


Ahh. one of those snags.

Using wireless I take it?



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by PoopDawg
reply to post by BlackPoison94
 

I've been wanting to switch to linux for a while now.
I have heard some good reviews on Ubuntu, but is it user friendly?
I don't want to have to read 10 books just to get started.


Yes, Ubuntu is the most user friendly distribution of Linux.
I can highly recommend it.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:53 PM
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reply to post by prolific
 


I would be quite happy with a *nix version of Cubase.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:54 PM
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But surely you understand the metaphor?


why not try a live distro of ubuntu? you can try it from a cd or memory stick without installing it, and if you like it, then you can install it along side windows first so you can always go back to MS if you want to.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:58 PM
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Herd good thing about Linux is it easy to install and set up? doi install then remove windows?



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:58 PM
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Glad to hear has worked out well for you, KL. Had wondered how was going since your last post on this...

Linux:
Leaner? Check.
Faster? Check.
Free? Check.
Not microsoft? Check.
Community support? Check.
Open source? Check.

Is there a Church of Linux out there? Sometimes it really makes me want to go door-to-door with handouts or something.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 03:59 PM
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I thought Ubuntu is great, either the 64 or 32 bit. Prefer the 64, of course.

Once someone comes up with a good broadcast encoder for it, I'll be on it full time. Until then, 7x64 is still my poison of choice.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 04:50 PM
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Yeah man it's going good and not as difficult a switch as I initially thought. Mint is really friendly and like you said the community is really supportive. I do have a couple kinks to workout but it's nothing I cant overcome. It's well worth the learning curve IMO.



posted on May, 3 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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Anyone stating that linux takes less memory to run than windows doesn't have much experience with computers.
It's true, you CAN run linux in 64mb of RAM - what does that give you? One of the crappiest desktop operating systems imaginable.
Linux Mint MAY run fine at first - but it is not without it's quirks. I have done nearly 200 installs of linux since 1/1/11 and since then have had to revert nearly all of them back to windows.
Linux will do odd things for no apparent reason, such as forget what video driver you have OR be unable to use it. When that happens, you get a command line. Try contacting your online support for help then.
Linux has a problem using certain wireless cards...some that is does use only works partially as good as it does in windows. For example, where in windows you can connect and get 5 bars - in linux you get three bars. I've done the distance test on them to make sure it wasn't just a difference in the OS measuring the signal strength.
Your user profile can become corrupt. What happens when you can't log on? Ah, you can't get to your online support then.
The best desktop in Linux is Gnome - KDE became.....bloated when they switched to version 4. XFCE is a lightweight contender that sometimes works well.
If you're installing Linux with no prior knowledge of linux (this is not recommended), take the following note. In the event that your computer won't boot (or says something about a maintenance shell) whereas windows will automatically try to at least run chkdsk for you to rectify the solution - linux will not. It will not tell you what is wrong, nor give you any clue what to type to regain usability of your system. To 9 out of 10 people (approx) it sounds really good. When the reality hits only 2 out of 10 still want it. If that.
If you think you will be forever immune to system failures....you're wrong.
If you think that your browser won't become smitten by adware, you're wrong. (It's easily fixed though)
(To those who are fuming about this comment stating that I'm wrong, what happens is that a toolbar (forget the name) is installed into firefox and causes browser redirects - pop ups - and rogue virus software/registry warnings..which we all know is bogus)
If parsing through command lines and editing text files in a cheesy program is your idea of a great time - forge ahead.
The software for Ipods, works sometimes - other times doesn't. The cd burning programs work - then they don't, then they start again....intermittently.
My advice, and I wouldn't be saying this if I hadn't seen it hundreds of times, is that if you are wanting to do anything other than basic net surfing, office work....this isn't going to be the software for you.

Versions tested:
Suse
Ubuntu
Kubuntu
Xubuntu
Dreamlinux
PclinuxOS
PclinuxOS Gnome
Zenwalk
Fusion 14
Mandriva 2009 / 2010
Gosalia
Puppy
Red Hat
Linux Mint 6/7/8/9/10 (32 & 64bit) XFCE & KDE editions
Debian Etch
Xandros
Kanotix
Knoppix (still use this for rescue purposes)
Granular 1
Free BSD
Peppermint

To contradict what I've just stated, I installed LM 8 on my mother's PC and it has ran without a hitch for a whole year. There are probably 7 or 8 others that have ran for as long, but this is out of HUNDREDS. It's your computer, your gamble.



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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Oh boy, you've been through the ringer.

Hopefully I won't have those issues but if I throw in the towel I have an acronis disk image of the last day I had win 7 installed, no problem reverting.

So far I haven't had any issues, it's running fast and reliably.



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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Originally posted by sixswornsermon
reply to post by prolific
 


I would be quite happy with a *nix version of Cubase.


You should probably take a look at Ubuntu Studio 11.04

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu Studio official download page



posted on May, 4 2011 @ 03:30 PM
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Greetings, fellow Distro Hopper! I too have surfed the Linux OS ocean, tried all the ones you posted except Fusion 14, and Suse. I ran Fedora for years, until their Nvidia licensing problems. A few years ago, on a boring day, I downloaded PC Linux Mini Me 2008 and installed it for a test run. I fell in love with it's simplicity. then came the transition from KDE 3 to KDE 4, me liking both Gnome and KDE, but having no use for LXDE, XFE, or E-17. So back to Fedora, all that way up to Fedora 14. I was using a G-force PCI card back then. Got this new Nvidia chipset board. something I wanted for a year before splurging on one, and I was faced with a seemingly insurmountable problem of getting that Nvidia module to get with the Kernel and install right. So, I went back to PCL, Nvidia modules come already installed , and if you do a Kernel update, the modules install just like that. Wireless is no problem, in fact you can horn in on a wireless connection with some useful tools, if you know what I mean here. My wife runs PCL on here Toshiba laptop, and uses my Netgear modem feeding off my cable internet.
Now don't get me wrong, PCL has it's little quirks and problems too, and in time, you will reinstall. You can elect not to format your Home, if you use the same log in name and password.



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