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So I tried Linux, finally. It was a harrowing experience getting my wireless card to work with Ubuntu 8.10, but, I prevailed! I suppose, it would make more sense to buy one of the Ubuntu machines with it pre-installed, some really awesome deals at System 76 and Za Reason, even Dell is offering Ubuntu machines now. The former are honestly smashing competition I should say, decent prices, good features, and nice looking machines. Anyway, enough wandering, it's been pretty decent thus far, and honestly, I don't miss windows at all. Literally, it has everything covered. Unless you are a serious gamer etc., maybe you will have a bit of trouble, but the support forums are pretty reliable, and if you buy a preinstalled machine you have all the ubuntu community support in addition to the place you bought it from. I'm pretty well sold I think :D Though, I'm not 100% either, still doubting here and there. It's a lot of money to buy a new notebook, so, we shall see... anyone else have some interesting experiences with Linux? :v2_dizzy_happy:
05-03-09, 05:25 PM
I'm not sure about interesting stories, but I've been running linux full time for nearly 3 years now; started with Breezy. There've been some ups and downs, but I've never run into any really serious trouble.
The big brick wall for me with linux is theres nothing for Flash editing, even the Flash Player isn't that good (well it wasn't last time I tried)
I got a Vista machine just over a year ago, and I can see why people would be steered away from MS, it sucks, the only reason it hasn't been thrown out of the window is because it know dual boots XP, I've never known a more paranoid, system hogging peice of cr*p before, at one point my old office computer was proving better
I really liked Linux, if I wasn't so tied to stuff that only works on Windows I'd change tomorrow
06-03-09, 12:14 AM
That's interesting. I've been running Vista since '07 and since the first big update never had any problems with it (It's installed on two computers I have). I like it much better then XP which gave me plenty of headaches back in the day and I'm never going back.
Never tried Linux myself because I have no need to. Currently I have machines and emulators running dos, win 3.1, 98 se, xp and vista, but no linux.
I'm in the minority, and prefer vista over xp. I triple boot xp,vista and windows 7 beta (dizzyage works fine in that btw). xp takes an age to boot up to a useable point. vista is useable while it's still loading in the background.
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