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After spending a day with Ubuntu, I have come to the conclusion that those who believe that any surmountable amount of non technical people would migrate from Windows to Linux due to Windows 8 are literally insane.

Try another distro - maybe Zorin is for you. Very Windows like - besides it's freeeeeeeeee. MS is not.thumb.gif
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After spending a day with Ubuntu, I have come to the conclusion that those who believe that any surmountable amount of non technical people would migrate from Windows to Linux due to Windows 8 are literally insane.


That's a polite way of putting it.
 
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After spending a day with Ubuntu, I have come to the conclusion that those who believe that any surmountable amount of non technical people would migrate from Windows to Linux due to Windows 8 are literally insane.

+1.

I'd +10 you for that post if I could.
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What's so different?
What's so difficult?

I mean...it's different. I guess that is the bane of all human brains...

You're missing my point.

Many a Windows 8 detractor sees this as a perfect opportunity for Linux to step in to "alleviate" the "problems" Windows 8 poses by being too un-Windows-ey.

Except that the distro most people are likely to turn to is just as un-Windows-ey. Even more so in fact.

It will take more time for a person to get used to Ubuntu than they would getting used to Windows 8 as a previous Windows 8 user.

Then there's all the faffing about with terminals.....which absolutely wrecks my brain when I see some Linux advocates absolutely refusing to use keyboard shortcuts in Windows 8...

Installing Steam was enough of a ride.....the whole OS also felt quite un-optimised, possibly due to missing drivers although it impressively downloaded the advanced version of my USB audio interface, which Windows has never done.

I'm just really not seeing the whole Linux as a mainstream replacement thing.

Not because I think it is impossible, not because I think its bad, but the reasons people are giving for it to need to be a replacement in the first place equate to lunacy now that I've experienced part of what that replacement is supposed to be.
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Try another distro - maybe Zorin is for you. Very Windows like - besides it's freeeeeeeeee. MS is not.thumb.gif

Honestly, if I was going for a new OS, it wouldn't be for something I already have.

The whole draw of Ubuntu for me is that it was different. I'm not part of the "it has to be 99.9% exactly the same as what i'm using now" committee.

I actually enjoyed the time I spent with Ubuntu. I like it. When I wake up tomorrow and turn on my PC, Ubuntu will be my OS, till I hot swap my W8 HD back in.

My point was just that I couldn't understand the mentality of people kind of fist pumping the air at the thought of people leaving Windows for Linux because Windows 8 was too different, when one of the most popular distros that a new Linux user would come across is so different in its own right.
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That's a polite way of putting it.

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You simply went into it with the wrong state of mind and without any guidance. If you go into it it thinking it's like Windows ( both visually and-or operationally ) you are in for a sad reality check. It isn't Windows, and should be treated as such. But you also can't go into it thinking it's going to be hard, your brain will roll the dice and land on hardmode and make you think it actually is hard.

As for terminals, a few distros such as Ubuntu and Mint ( which in itself is based on Ubuntu ) do not need a terminal opened at all. If you open a terminal for anything other than power user uses, then you're doing it wrong.

And most people that think they'll leave Windows for Linux because of an update won't. If they were coming to Linux they would have already. Just mindless bandwagon stuff when arguments like that get used. As for Steam coming to Linux, it is in no way to convince Windows users to switch. It is just another market for which they can make money in, nothing more.
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ive tried out mint 14 kde and ubuntu on two separate machines now. one has a 5800k apu and one a 5850.

the game performance is woeful. I know its in beta but unless AMD really step up their game on drivers and valve work hard on steam i cant see anyone moving frown.gif

other than that i use Linux almost full time for everything else.
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You simply went into it with the wrong state of mind and without any guidance. If you go into it it thinking it's like Windows ( both visually and-or operationally ) you are in for a sad reality check. It isn't Windows, and should be treated as such. But you also can't go into it thinking it's going to be hard, your brain will roll the dice and land on hardmode and make you think it actually is hard.

As for terminals, a few distros such as Ubuntu and Mint ( which in itself is based on Ubuntu ) do not need a terminal opened at all. If you open a terminal for anything other than power user uses, then you're doing it wrong.

And most people that think they'll leave Windows for Linux because of an update won't. If they were coming to Linux they would have already. Just mindless bandwagon stuff when arguments like that get used. As for Steam coming to Linux, it is in no way to convince Windows users to switch. It is just another market for which they can make money in, nothing more.

Correct, although I think Steam will be enough to convince a few Windows users to switch...It won't be many.
    
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I really think OSX types are more comfortable in Linux than the our Windows friends.


Maybe because the paradigm shift isn't so drastic, but change is good and change away from OSX/Windows is better.
 
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I'll move if Polytron ports Fez to Linux. It would be neater if Mark of the Ninja was ported too. smile.gif
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