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post #21 of 28
I just kinda putts around in Linux, no true reason for it. Main use it for Torrent files and most media which is then shared between xp and Ubuntu. However as I go I learn new things about it, plus its always a benefit to know Terminal/Command Line.

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Originally Posted by christian_piper
It's stable,
is easier to use than windows,
Makes more sense than windows,
Xgl+Beryl is COOL,
Useful features like virtual desktops,
Software runs better and faster on it.. (Blender)
Better software- (AmaroK p0wns wmp)
Customizeable
free (Xp Home upgrade I own- A gift from 3 years ago)
FAST development.. (Look at how OLD Xp is!)


I wouldn't give it up for windows if you PAID me
Please eplain how your find Linux easyer to use then Windows. In my experiance, it takes me 5 times as long to do anything in Linux as it does in Windows. Maybe I'm just not doing it right
post #23 of 28
I tried it once, but the 5th CD didn't burn, and I wasn't patient enough to format my hard drive anyway. Also, I did it for the interface I saw where you essentially have 6 desktops in a cube, and that was sweet.
    
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Also, I did it for the interface I saw where you essentially have 6 desktops in a cube, and that was sweet.
yes indeedy
    
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Please eplain how your find Linux easyer to use then Windows. In my experiance, it takes me 5 times as long to do anything in Linux as it does in Windows. Maybe I'm just not doing it right
WELL.. I don't know? Windows is SLOOWW to do ANYTHING in for me.. Can only install ONE thing at a time, Needs antivirus, Only ONE workspace :eek
(Workspaces ROCK )

Mmm..

The windows start menu is TERRIBLE.. It is usless IMHO.. So disorganized.. In this respect Linux TOTALLY 's windows..

You cant set up winows to how you like it very easily..

One thing- I have used linux for a few YEARS

And then you get to know the terminal.. Which blows ANY GUI out of the water in speed and capability.. I figure you are more on the GUI side of things at the moment though...
post #26 of 28
The number one killer, Virtual Memory. To me, all of the unnecessary garbage that windows loads up, not only slows down, but puts your hardware under more stress too. (an obvious given ) The GUI capabilities of linux are far beyond that of windows, but most stick to a minimal GUI complexity. That alone is why almost all webservers are hosted on linux distros. With minimal GUI, the more work that actually NEEDS to be done, can be done. Without the GUI eating up the memory and virtual memory, tasks can be performed smoother. My folding machines all sit on gentoo linux because its not up in arms like fedora core and SuSE. Although Fedora core and SuSE are linux distros, they have grown to be more GUI based.

As for programming, compiling can sometimes take a while depending upon the actually complexity of the program. But what's dragging you down in windows? GUI and background processes that windows will load up automatically.

Some people say that linux tends to be more stable when it comes to viruses as well. Most people who make viruses, target them at the windows community due to the obvious fact that most house hold PC's come with pre-installed Windows.

Just some of the stuff I think...

Only problem is, a lot of programs/games are targeted at the "Windows Community." All that means is, have a backup windows PC if you plan on gaming, etc. OR... Find a stable emulator
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Please eplain how your find Linux easyer to use then Windows. In my experiance, it takes me 5 times as long to do anything in Linux as it does in Windows. Maybe I'm just not doing it right
Once you learn more and learn to make use of the terminal, then things are fast. Typing out a few commands is faster than the point and click approch.

I love Linux because of the speed in everything you do. Multi-task great, multiple workspaces if great, "the Cube" is sweet and helps manage your opened windows. Mahjongg, supertux(kart), and Amarok rock. Its stable, you really notice that if you run a server.
Linux is about choices too. I can choose what I want to do, without erstrictions. Its highly customizable. I can choose what icons/themes/Desktop environment/window manager I want to use.
The filesystem layout is so much better than windows and much easier to navigate through. A new version comes out about very 6-8 months, I'd like to see Microsoft do that!! Next to no virii compared to Windows.
Plus its free, yes I own windows but I hardly boot in to it. It also has given me a better understanding of Operating Systems and how they work (or should work). I also find it better to program with. gedit rocks. Only use an IDE for Java.
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post #28 of 28
My reasons:
1. I'm bored
2. I like to learn new stuff
3. It's a free alternative to Windows
4. It runs better than Windows
5. I'm bored

I still keep Windows mainly because of games (and some apps. that won't run on Linux or don't have a direct Linux counterpart), and I'm a stubborn Lexmark fanboy.
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