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Of course this is purely ignorant, but why learn Linux?
Is it something that could be possible for in a career for software development or hardware? Is it just for having fun learning another OS? Would it be beneficial for me to learn since I am aiming for a career in CCIE and CISSP certifications or anything Oracle database?

Please enlighten me as I have an interest in Linux.
Because aside from game Linux is just a superior OS
post #32 of 117
Knowing Linux will give you an edge in the real world that others may not have, it could be the difference between getting hired or not getting hired.
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I made the jump, I figured I start off with Ubuntu 10.10 and erased Windows since having it on the SSD will make me likely to jump back. Figure just running Linux 24/7 will get me into faster than having a dual-boot setup,

Not into gaming as much as I was younger, guessed the fever went down over time so the DirectX implementation and Wine emulation on gaming isn't much of a problem.

However, how does Coreal Painter and Adobe products run on the OS as far as nativity? I do like making my Wacom Intuos sweat.

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Because aside from game Linux is just a superior OS
Unbiased much?
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Tell me you didn't put the swap partition on your SSD.

Also, AK-47 is right. Aside from gaming, Linux is a superior OS.
    
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Tell me you didn't put the swap partition on your SSD.

Also, AK-47 is right. Aside from gaming, Linux is a superior OS.
Did my research, and I put into a secondary HDD for the swap. OS is on my Intel-25M SSD not on my Crucials which still hold my CS5, Coreal, and Steam games.
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Good for you. You're the kind of Linux user I like to see. If you want to learn, you have to show initiative and do your homework like this. Some people want to be spoon-fed answers and it doesn't work out. Nice work.
    
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Adobe Photoshop:
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...ication&iId=17

Corel Painter, installer fails. You might get it to work by copying from windows but doubt it.

There are a lot of solutions for video editing, native and other.
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I don't have any data to back this up but I think most PC users do not play games at all. At least not the kind discussed here. According to Google the only app the majority of PC users use and need now is just a web browser - hence their Chrome OS design.
Well we're talking about this crowd right? How many of this crowd (that would even be asking about linux) plays games? If it weren't for PC tweakers, I doubt linux for the desktop would even exist. Seeing as how no one could be bothered to mess with it.
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I got into linux because I was sick and tired of Window's BS. It took me 5 hours yesterday to do a fresh install of XP. It started with SP2. 5 hours of updates. That's nonsense.

The worst part was the Dell disk did not contain drivers for the wireless card or the ethernet card. I had to use a linux live disk to find out what the hardware was actually called and then use my linux machine to download those drivers and put them on a thumb drive.

Even being an Arch n00b, it takes me less time to do a full install with every program I want and all my personal files from backup.
    
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Well we're talking about this crowd right? How many of this crowd (that would even be asking about linux) plays games? If it weren't for PC tweakers, I doubt linux for the desktop would even exist. Seeing as how no one could be bothered to mess with it.
I got the impression you were addressing all users. I think Linux is desktop ready for them in the sense that most users could have their desktop replaced by a similar looking Linux distro and would probably not even notice that it is a different OS. Getting the software loaded and setup on their boxes is a whole different issue and you're right - most people won't do it.

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Even being an Arch n00b, it takes me less time to do a full install with every program I want and all my personal files from backup.
One of my favorites aspects of Linux is being able to take a generic install image and passing it on to all of my machines. I save time not needing to do full installs - I just copy a template and make a few changes. Windows has a much harder time going from one motherboard to another.
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