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Caprica-Six

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#1 8 years ago

Are there any people here using OS's other than Windows?

I was using a build of Ubuntu quite recently and was very impressed with how far the compatibility has come...I was using Linux Mint 8.. Mint 9 however has just been released..

If anyone is using it can you tell me how it compares?

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#2 8 years ago

I played with Linux for a while...it's neat, but not really for me.




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#3 8 years ago

I had used Linux since around the time of the second service pack for Windows XP, perhaps a tad before, courtesy of Sheepeep turning me on to Mandrake. The bastard.

It was my main OS up until Windows 7 came out, then, I started getting interested.

The fact of the matter is I got tired of my time spent on the computer having to fix the damn thing, as opposed to actually using it. About three months ago I trashed my SuSE partition, converted my media drive to NTFS and haven't looked back.

Don't get me wrong, it's a good OS if you like getting your hands dirty, but honestly, I just want to use my computer these days.




Caprica-Six

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#4 8 years ago

Yeah i agree, its come a long way but its still got a ways to go...im currently running an apple machine so thats unix based and works really well... apart from the occasion when i have do mess about a little in terminal installing kext 's




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#5 8 years ago

I am Using Both Operating System.Both Woks Good but Ubuntu Provide More Security then the Window 7.I like the Some Ubuntu Features Such as Security,No[COLOR=Black] [COLOR=White]Open Ports,PassWord Hashing,Syn Cookies.[/COLOR][/COLOR]




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#6 8 years ago

I used to run some linux on my HD for a daily OS, but I guess I just lost interest in it and went back to windows.




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#7 8 years ago

@The OP.

I doubt too many people here will be able to give a testimonial on Mint 9, but if you are curious, I suggest just download the ISO and installing it. In most cases, a new version usually isn't any worse than the previous.

Though, being Linux, it will still be broken regardless. =p




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#8 8 years ago

I tried Ubuntu a couple times. All I can say is, it's ok for your basic use, but as far as video driver compatibility, that was a pain the ass. Plus, I can't play my games on Ubuntu.


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#9 8 years ago

I run Fedora 13 on my laptop. I like it a lot, but its just not compatible enough for use on my main rig, which is mostly used for gaming. In my opinion: Fedora > Ubuntu. I also use Mac OS X a good bit as well, though not as much lately since my old G4 1.25Ghz Power Mac is getting too outdated to run new programs well.

Honestly if i could game on it the same way i can Windows, didn't need a Mac, and if it was a as widely supported by new hardware, i would be running OS X all the time no question.




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#10 8 years ago

Out of laziness as much as convenience, I run Windows 7 on my desktop, which has really become my LAN rig. Somewhere I've got a couple drives with Ubuntu installed and configured for the desktop, though. I think I also have it installed on one of my extra rigs in storage, but that one is obviously not in use...

Most of my time now is spent in OS X, by virtue of the fact that most of my time now is spent in the library, reading law. Insofar as we are required to have laptops here, Apple's physical design on the Macbook (Pro) is vastly superior to anything I've seen anyone else do, for the most part.

Going back to Linux briefly, it's fun, but in the end more of a toy than a permanent OS for many. At least it is for me: I play around with installations enough to break them on a fairly regular basis.




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