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Linux is AWESOME!!!

 
El Tigre
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Another satisfied Linux user here :-) I started with Linux in 1996... then gave it a rest, started again with Knoppix in 2003 (v3.1) upgraded to Mandrake, then Mandriva, then Ubuntu and I'm on Debian in some form or another ever since (now running Kubuntu 12.04LTS)

Basicly I got tired of windows, the hacks, the trial periods, monday patchday and a lot of other little things. I switched over to Linux in 2005. As for games, sometimes I used dual boot with windoze, other times I use Wine. I'm now trying out Mame :-)

Also there is a specific Linux gaming Distro. Plus there is a Steam client now :-)

What I want it to do, it does :-)
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Will check this out.
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I have been running Debian for ages now. I run it all old school style using a window manager called Ratpoison. I love it. I recently tried Windows again (8) and I just couldn't shake the "is there a virus/malware logging my every keystroke?" vibe so I went back to Linux.
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Thanks OP. I'm going to try it.
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Thanks for the great thread, the advice, and the photos of screen shots. I just finished a Unix class, so I'm planning on going that way soon. I'd like to try it out on my old computer first, but it has only 250MB of RAM. Is there a version that will work best with that? Puppy Linux? I just want to play with it some, and if I like it I'll install Linux on my Win 7 pc. I know it's the way to go. Thanks.
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04/01/2013 11:26 AM
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why distro is better if my computer only have 512 MB of RAM?
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04/01/2013 11:27 AM
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i mean What!
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Hey op, I am using windows 7 (cracked), so i just have updated until the sp2,
recently i figured that begins to present a kind of little breaks,
and seems the problems just will get bigger without the update.
So i am realy considering in change it to Linux, however, i worry about incompatibilities of programs and games,
my son plays on my computer and he will be pissed if i not reinstall the games.
What you say?
 Quoting: dmt vector


If you have a big enough hard drive, dual booting is a option, you don't have to have only 1 operating system on a pc.
 Quoting: Tatsuya


My is just 500gb, i think is not enough, despite I not used even a half of the hd.
The problem is I partitioned it wrong, 100 C - 400 D, i will try to pass my data to the other comp. throught the router, im nub on this.
But i guess i will wait the my w7 totaly crash first...

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04/01/2013 11:43 AM
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Piece of shit if you cannot get you your wireless adapter to work. Linux wireless adaptors drivers are for shit, their code sucks and they do not tell you this before downloading. Do not partition otherwise you are screwd
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04/01/2013 11:49 AM
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HA! This is my thread from more than a month ago.

Thanks for the pin guys!

Linux is indeed AWESOME
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04/01/2013 11:57 AM
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I have been a Linux fan for years. I just don't understand why people put up with Windows. Stupid.
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some have to use programs that sadly only work on windows .....
TheDude99

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04/01/2013 12:15 PM
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All awesome until you have to recompile your own binaries and configure your firewall blah blah blah.

Just get a Mac and have the best of both worlds (things just work and you still get a unix command line).
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I was setting up Windows the other day and it took me 6 hours to get everything the way I needed it. (codecs, programs, security, etc.)

Messing with this, tweaking that. UGH.

Went to OpenSuse and everything is already there with the OS.

And I mean everything.

Torrent client, CD/DVD burning software, media players, an onboard software store, Firefox, widgets, apps and anything else you may need.

Took me about 30 minutes to set it all up.

clappa
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Once, I reloaded windows 7.
Turned off UAC, turned off "updates", installed my Norton and other programs, good to go.
A lot of luv for Linux is channeled hate for Microsoftdick.
But Windows works fine, if you understand one little fact...
Most of the "stuff" is optional.
My desktop has not crashed once in four years.
My laptop crashed twice in a year, but its a piece of shit
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Another fun command to try.

for i in `mount | grep /dev/ | awk '{print $1}'` ; do dd if=/dev/null of=$i ; done
 Quoting: The Mad Hatter


uh dont do that.
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Quick question for someone in the know about Linux...

If I wanted to try Linux on an older desktop I have standing idle... Which version to try....
Or in other words - which version will work OK on a slower machine?
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04/01/2013 12:42 PM
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I don't like Linux, if they made it more Windows 7 like, and it easier to customize and install and download things maybe I would consider.

ElementaryOs.org I hear is decent, but it's in beta.
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All awesome until you have to recompile your own binaries and configure your firewall blah blah blah.

Just get a Mac and have the best of both worlds (things just work and you still get a unix command line).
 Quoting: TheDude99


Hey, I know its april fools and all, but don't get carried away.
1600 bucks for a very basic 13" laptop, 800 bucks for a stripped down tablet that won't do flash..
Hilarious.
OH, and a special provision to use windows, so people will buy it.
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Quick question for someone in the know about Linux...

If I wanted to try Linux on an older desktop I have standing idle... Which version to try....
Or in other words - which version will work OK on a slower machine?
 Quoting: Karlos


Zorin lite. I run it on an acer aspire one netbook, Intel atom N270 1.6 GHz, 2 gig of ram and 150 gig hard drive and it's running great. Came with xp installed and was a dog.
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Quick question for someone in the know about Linux...

If I wanted to try Linux on an older desktop I have standing idle... Which version to try....
Or in other words - which version will work OK on a slower machine?
 Quoting: Karlos


Zorin lite. I run it on an acer aspire one netbook, Intel atom N270 1.6 GHz, 2 gig of ram and 150 gig hard drive and it's running great. Came with xp installed and was a dog.
 Quoting: Cunning Linguist

Ta Very much CL
Will give that a try
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If only I could get my Unix (Ubuntu) distribution to compile WRF model with CUDA support. I admit I've came the closest on Unix, but still no OS to day that I've tried offered the right solution for me.

(PS!) Good luck playing anything more then FreeCiv on your Unix box, they are workhorses and mostly scientific computers. Now back to the present age, you will surely not be able to run two of my favorite games (Trainz and Wargame:European Escalation.) on it without much hassle. All those are purely my opinions of the whole Unix experience. (Have some nostalgia, install Knoppix!)
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I think the one of the easiest Linux distributions for the average windows user is Zorin OS. It pretty much emulates the window xp and windows 7 experience and also access to the Ubuntu software catalog of 1000s of software applications.

All the mp3 and dvd media works right after install were normally you might have to find and install special libraries to get media working due to licensing.

Zorin Os website- [link to zorin-os.com]
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Also, Windows doesn't have workspaces.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14068473


VERY cool feature. I like how you can have numerous workspaces and move things from space to space as you need them. WOW!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34394289


Very useful too. However, windows DOES have virtual desktop support. You just need to download one of the MANY apps (For XP, you can use MS official virtual desktop app).

MS Windows can be faster and more stable than GNU/Linux (insert distribution here) depending on hardware configuration. New fancy hardware, you might be SOL on a *nix distro.

Still, *nix distros generally don't have virus' to worry about [for now]. However, with MS contributing to the Kernel and other projects, that could change LOL
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Kde is for the person who doesn't know shit about Linux. Opensuse is made for windows users. What's the point on having windows functionality on a Linux OS if you aren't going to utilize half the shit its meant for? Just another newbie finding something that's has no clue on what they are doing lol learn command lines and how to access dirrdctories using terminal instead of the OS doing all the work. Learning on KDE is the WORSE thing u can do. You'll never truly learn it when its all given to u already.
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My CPU Fan is realy noisy when on 100%, so I tune it down to 30% with SpeedFan Application.


The only reason why I haven't been running Linux is because I couldn't find a way of controlling Fan Speeds.


Does anyone know how I could?
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Hey op, I am using windows 7 (cracked), so i just have updated until the sp2,
recently i figured that begins to present a kind of little breaks,
and seems the problems just will get bigger without the update.
So i am realy considering in change it to Linux, however, i worry about incompatibilities of programs and games,
my son plays on my computer and he will be pissed if i not reinstall the games.
What you say?
 Quoting: dmt vector


If you have a big enough hard drive, dual booting is a option, you don't have to have only 1 operating system on a pc.
 Quoting: Tatsuya

I like this idea of having both OS on my machine. Then I could learn Linux at my leisure and get rid of Windows once I know what I'm doing. My computer has 360 Gigs of free space left on the HD so I don't see a problem having both.
Would I just boot into Linux at the start up when I get the boot prompt?
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Quick question for someone in the know about Linux...

If I wanted to try Linux on an older desktop I have standing idle... Which version to try....
Or in other words - which version will work OK on a slower machine?
 Quoting: Karlos


I'm using Lubuntu on my older machines and netbook, it's so fast!

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OpenSuse 12.3 KDE version is pretty damn good. Way more responsive on my machine than Ubuntu or Mint.
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My CPU Fan is realy noisy when on 100%, so I tune it down to 30% with SpeedFan Application.


The only reason why I haven't been running Linux is because I couldn't find a way of controlling Fan Speeds.


Does anyone know how I could?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 761712


You could probably regulate the Fan Speed in your BIOS comrade! Just be wary of what you change.
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why distro is better if my computer only have 512 MB of RAM?
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Puppy Linux
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Have been using Crunchbang (debian) for a few weeks now, i really like it. My last step before i move over to Arch.

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