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Originally posted by sixswornsermon
reply to post by GmoS719
Yes, I love Linux, or as I've taken to calling it lately GNU/Linux .....
Using XP on my main laptop (need certain programs that don't play nice with WINE), Ubuntu on my kid's "be good" laptop, 7 on my DAW, BT installed on an old Dell Inspiron for networking utilities and python stuff, and an old Debian installation for SAN, SSH and Apache server, and of course a rooted Android device.
Damn, I think I have more computers than I know what to do with!
Originally posted by Nite_wing
I don't know much about computers but for a long time I have been cogitating over the monopoly Windows and Microsoft has on the computer market. I have long wondered how much farther we could have advanced with operating bysystem competition. Personally, I think Microsoft is holding back faster and more secure operating systems from those independents who can design them. But, like most of the planet, I am stuck with what they "allow" me to have. Or maybe I just don't know about computers and should worship Microsoft.
Originally posted by VoidHawk
I've only tried Ubuntu.
I liked the multiple desktop/workspace but apart from that it didnt offer me anything else.
The console! seems a step backwards to me.
I've tried all flavours of windows but always go back to XP SP3.
I got quad AMD and 4 gig of ram so its not realy hogging resources. Ram is so cheap these days that I'd rather buy that than a new os.
Im an avid gamer do all new 3d games work on Linux?
Can you just install them and go or do you have to do all sorts of complex messing about trying to emulate Windows and Direct X which 90% of games use?
Are there always Linux drivers for all hardware that works with windows?
Does linux come with professional technical support or do you have to be a semi expert and wade through forum posts to find answers?
Can Linux use VPN clients as well as windows? What about remote desktop and remote assistance as these are essential for businesses.