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  1. hammer

    hammer Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if anyone else out there uses Ubuntu on their PCs?

    Been giving it a solid run here and it's been surprisingly painless?

    No viruses, reliable, easy to use, automatic updates etc...

    It's free too.

    Linux has come a looooong way....

    No good if you rely on dedicated windows apps, but if you're web based it's a definite contender...
     
  2. Touristy

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    Yea love it. No one believes till they try it. Unfortunately Photoshop and light room are essential to my business so forced into win10. But admittedly win10 is much better then previous windows IMHO and I think they took a few features from Ubuntu, linux etc. Good on MS for adapting and listening though
     
  3. Nick Valsamis

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    It is quite good but in the end it will always be a niche OS because it will never hit the OEM market at any scale for adoption.
     
  4. Dan Donoghue

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    I use a Linux distro on my Raspberry Pi's but not on my main machine, most of my dev work is done in VS so I need the Windows environment.

    One of my Pi's is running Windows 10 IoT core, it's pretty cool being able to develop VB.NET for a Pi :).
     
  5. Perthguy

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    I do. And on a server too.

    I had a couple of very minor issues. Less issues than windows though :p

    It really has. I tried the latest desktop (unity?). I did not like :(

    I have windows for windows games. For the rest, I was not web based and really liked the open office apps. I found them less fussy than the MS versions.

    For me it was a winner. It booted faster and ran faster and more reliably than windows. I use both now. Best of both worlds :)
     
  6. hammer

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    You're right about open/libre office. They used to just be "ok". Nowadays they are great in their own right.
     
  7. Casteller

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    Switched to Ubuntu 18 months ago haven't looked back, works great, starts up in under a minute.
    Much better than windows which is a pain when I have to go and use it, especially the newer versions.
     
  8. D.T.

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    nerds :)
     
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  9. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    I installed it on my laptop to learn Hadoop... But never touched it. I need my MS Excel!
     
  10. datto

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    Will it fit on my 386?
     
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  11. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    As long as your 386 has 700 MHz processor with 512 MB RAM and 5 GB of HD :)
     
  12. datto

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    Hmmm, wonder if it will fit on a floppy disk.
     
  13. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    Sure... Bring about 3657 floppy disks to fit 5G.
     
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    Microsoft announced recently that the Redstone update for Windows 10 due later this year will have a bash shell available as an addon. Won't run a desktop but native grep would be nice.

    @datto , haven't you stolen something better than a 386 yet?
     
  15. LibGS

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    Redhat for me. But that's mainly because it's what I use at work.
     
  16. gman65

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    I prefer Mint.
     
  17. datto

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    No, but I was tempted to get my hands on a 486 at a Vinnies store. Apparently running Win 95 lol...and a 15 inch monitor!
     
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