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post #1711 of 1718 (permalink) Old 01-17-2014, 06:24 PM
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Just went cold turkey with 13.10 Ubuntu. So far its all smooth sailing and I love the speed :thumb:


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This is great idea, I'll admit, this is kind of how i converted myself, although it was only a personal challenge that was forced on me when windows broke one day, so I pulled out a Ubuntu live USB id created a sometime before that to TRY, but I didnt give it a chance, so it would up in the draw of junk, and thankfully I still had it, I only intended on Booting, in, downloading a windows ISO, and then going back to windows, however an unplanned ISP outtage during said task forced me into actually using it for a few days, and after a few days, I re-formatted, Installed windows, then Ubuntu as dual boot, and have been using Ubuntu as my main OS ever since, about 2010 I think it was. I want to try arch, but I want to wait untill I have enough for another SSD to put it on, just so I can try it under the conditions I would be using it, instead of installing it on a partition on one of my slow mech drives, and then not being happy with the performance of it.
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I plan on giving this a try tomorrow, I read the whole article and will be using Linux for my everyday tasks I hope. The original and main reason I am doing this is not because I really want to like Linux (although I would like to) but it is for better performance while folding.

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I am forced to use it every day ay school, and used it for years all the way up to and including 7. I can honestly say I've had 10X more problems in windows then linux.

Personally I think the biggest risk/problem factor was and still is the user for most problems

Nice anecdotal experience from work: I rather have clueless female behind a PC rather then a man.

Female: I don't understand this, PANIC MODE, call IT support.
Male: I don't understand this, "Must investigate and adjust this myself and break stuff because I actually have no idea *** I'm doing" - MODE, call IT support when everything is completely FUBAR.

As far as Windows goes, if used by someone who knows what he is doing, ever since Windows 7, is rather good imo and Windows 8 (leaving the new Metro menu out of it) is even better resource wise.

Though I've dabbled with Linux (XUbuntu)at work lately and I'm amazed at how it can still run fairly decently on even the crappiest machines. But alas I still play way to much games atm. If directx ever dies a cold bloody death and everything goes openGL I might consider a switch though.

The only OS I truely hate is OSX lol but that's a bit of a personal matter. I just can't wrap my head around Apple products. I wanted to set up some network stuff for an Apple product and I couldn't figure it out because... it was so userfriendly. It's so userfriendly but at the same time so illogical for technical people imo.

The first time I used a Linux distro I had no clue were to start but I got everything up and running faster then on an Apple product because I had control over stuff, all I had to do was some research and the stuff I was doing actually MADE SENSE from my point of view.

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My 2 cents : with the recent build, I decided to move immediately to Linux (the old machine had run for 2 weeks in linux mode prior to the build in a dualboot) without installing Windows(not that I found it bad, ever since 7 I liked it, but the saving of the addtional cost was welcome). So here I was a pretty complete noob to the linux environment. Having installed thunderbird/firefox as portable on the windows machine allowed me to take the harddrive out of it, and point the profiles in linux install to the folders, easy peasy if you do some lookup work. The wife's happy using it now, getting slowly to find her way about a bit. For normal use, I find linux not very much different to windows. Getting down to business does require some work now and again. Had some work to get a cardreader installed for reading my electronic ID and even had to install a driver to get fancontrol/pwmconfig to see the fans.

So for normal day to day work, mail/internet/the odd picture management/standard office tasks/music linux is definitely on par with windows and should not bother windows users when switching over, just a few weeks of adjustment.

Exotic wishes in terms of hardware, more in-depth-tuning/tweaking/fiddling, specific software(gaming, specialized software,..) might give users a lot more headaches smile.gif . Some things might even not be doable under linux.

One important lesson I've learnt, get help, go on forums, google like hell, usually a solution or workaround is there in the vast internet world.
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My 2 cents : with the recent build, I decided to move immediately to Linux (the old machine had run for 2 weeks in linux mode prior to the build in a dualboot) without installing Windows(not that I found it bad, ever since 7 I liked it, but the saving of the addtional cost was welcome). So here I was a pretty complete noob to the linux environment. Having installed thunderbird/firefox as portable on the windows machine allowed me to take the harddrive out of it, and point the profiles in linux install to the folders, easy peasy if you do some lookup work. The wife's happy using it now, getting slowly to find her way about a bit. For normal use, I find linux not very much different to windows. Getting down to business does require some work now and again. Had some work to get a cardreader installed for reading my electronic ID and even had to install a driver to get fancontrol/pwmconfig to see the fans.

So for normal day to day work, mail/internet/the odd picture management/standard office tasks/music linux is definitely on par with windows and should not bother windows users when switching over, just a few weeks of adjustment.

Exotic wishes in terms of hardware, more in-depth-tuning/tweaking/fiddling, specific software(gaming, specialized software,..) might give users a lot more headaches smile.gif . Some things might even not be doable under linux.

One important lesson I've learnt, get help, go on forums, google like hell, usually a solution or workaround is there in the vast internet world.

That's the great thing about Firefox and Thunderbird, they're multi-platform, so you can share your user profiles between Windows & Linux.

As for tweaking, you can do a lot more in Linux, but it's more technical. On the plus side, in Linux you don't need to hunt down drivers, everything is included in the kernel or installable from a secure Package Manager. And.... no viruses!
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Sorry to say, these drivers I did have to search for, had to get a package from elsewhere, specifically the nct6791 . Well maybe it was available through the Package Manager, but I didn't readily find it that way. For the cardreader several packages were available but it took some time figuring out which one I really needed, some contradictory solutions out there (it is to say, very different solutions smile.gif )
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I did Latty's Linux Challenge and I now run Linux!

I didn't even bother to dual boot. I'm not going back.
The only thing I can't do is run EA's Star Wars Battlefront, which is a fun game on ORIGIN.

Mint has made it easy. If you haven't tried linux, now's the time.

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