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I'd wholeheartedly recommend Linux for anyone who only uses their computer for web browsing and listening to music, etc. It's also important to note that if you have any hardware that requires drivers, it's harder to find those drivers for Linux if the hardware isn't that popular.
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I don't understand why it is prefeered Linux to surf the web and why you need linux for music.

With windows you can do the same. Equallly or better.

Someoen enlight me.
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post #23 of 91
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I don't understand why it is prefeered Linux to surf the web and why you need linux for music.

With windows you can do the same. Equallly or better.

Someoen enlight me.
It's just that much better to use in general. Customisable to whatever you want it to be, and it suits everyone. You need to try it out personally to see what I mean.

Plus, everyone enjoys a change every once in a while.
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I don't understand why it is prefeered Linux to surf the web and why you need linux for music.

With windows you can do the same. Equallly or better.

Someoen enlight me.
In my experience Linux is a tad more stable and reliable. It's also usually less resource intensive than Windows. In my opinion though, the main reasons people should use linux are the price, a desire for more 'tweaking' ability, or better development of certain types of software (Assembly and pure c are easier to write on Linux for example I believe).
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I don't understand why it is prefeered Linux to surf the web and why you need linux for music.

With windows you can do the same. Equallly or better.

Someoen enlight me.
It is really subjective; the word better I mean. But if it cost you nothing to try it out why not?

To me any front end to mplayer combined with a bluray mkv is better than anything I've seen in windows.

Audacious (just an example) gives you sample rate and bit depth output control that people should look into. I prefer the sound quality through that.

Ultimately, it's up to the individual. That's the whole point. YOU are in as much control over Linux as you want to be. There is nothing but you standing in your way of that with Linux. You do not have that with windows or macs. It is FREEDOM on your computer.

Just remember that freedom comes with its trade offs.
     
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It's also important to note that if you have any hardware that requires drivers, it's harder to find those drivers for Linux if the hardware isn't that popular.
same is true about any OS, people just point it out more for linux as "con" against it most of the time.

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I don't understand why it is prefeered Linux to surf the web and why you need linux for music.

With windows you can do the same. Equallly or better.

Someoen enlight me.
i can give you hundreds of reasons, but you and i have been here before so i wont bother, go troll somewhere else!
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same is true about any OS, people just point it out more for linux as "con" against it most of the time.
Windows being the popular choice amongst OS's, for any hardware a Windows driver seems to be a priority. Not as though the Linux driver is less important, but rarer hardware drivers tend not to be natively available.

I didn't mean that as an insult.

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i can give you hundreds of reasons, but you and i have been here before so i wont bother, go troll somewhere else!
He's simply asking for reasoning. Don't be so sure to assume he's a "troll", like the rest of this forum seems to have been doing for the past few months.
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same is true about any OS, people just point it out more for linux as "con" against it most of the time.



i can give you hundreds of reasons, but you and i have been here before so i wont bother, go troll somewhere else!
I see that you are a huge linux fan, but please don't let that make you a jerk. It is easier to find drivers on Windows than linux. Aslo, he wasn't trolling. Windows can do the things he said just as well as linux.

This coming from someone who runs linux on one laptop, mac OSX on another, and windows on my desktop.

P.S. KDE IMO is the worst De availible I hate iiittt!
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What type of music and movie files were you trying to play? Or better question what year and what distro were you using?
im not always online at my house, so i couldn't always download the codecs. i was trying to play just regular mp3, and avi. just mounted my windows partition and opened the files from within Ubuntu 9.10. i haven't tried the newest ubuntu yet, but having a 9.10 live cd laying around has saved me more times than i can count.
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Windows being the popular choice amongst OS's, for any hardware a Windows driver seems to be a priority. Not as though the Linux driver is less important, but rarer hardware drivers tend not to be natively available.

I didn't mean that as an insult.



He's simply asking for reasoning. Don't be so sure to assume he's a "troll", like the rest of this forum seems to have been doing for the past few months.

trust me he's a troll, he's in all the "linux" news articles when they pop up, and occasionally comes in the linux section to feed.

i have plenty of hardware i can use as an example of having no windows 7 support (only being a few years old.), but have drivers in linux, and some of them are quite obscure...you'd be surprise what linux supports now days, i'm always happy when plugging in a new device (either OS) and not having to go search for drivers for it
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