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Windows 7: Any linux users hiding out here? :)

12 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Any linux users hiding out here? :)

I know this is a windows oriented forum but I was wondering if any of you guys / girls also use Linux I myself have been a Linux user since kernel 1.0 days....so it's been a while. I am not one of those *fanboy* types and I equally enjoy Windows and Linux and IOS. I have not had the pleasure of using OSX yet but I am sure it would suit some of my tastes....but their prices I was wondering if any of you compile your own from scratch instead of using distros such as sabayon, debian, gentoo. It would really be great if Linux had the hardware support that Windows has...but I guess the majority of the market goes to Microsoft. For now I am using Windows 7 on my main desktop and I recently installed Sabayon_64 on my i3 Toshiba laptop. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about that my friend was telling me. I must compliment one thing, wifi worked right out of the box...I did not have to spend weeks trying to compile drivers from scratch.
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12 Mar 2013   #2

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

I used to use PClos and Suse many years ago but found it way to tedious to install a program that was not in their program depository. I played around with it for about a year. It is differant but I am getting way to old to try it again. A person named Bruno helped me out with it. Sadly he has since passed.
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14 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

There are quite a few linux users here and I'm pretty sure they are not hiding
Been using Ubuntu for quite a long time and planning to switch to Mint now.

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14 Mar 2013   #4
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Aaah, I spent the most time with Ubuntu 10.04 than any other Ubuntu distro. As for all Linux distros, I've spent the most time with Linux Mint 14. But, yep, I use Linux! My original screen name here was "ubunturules".... I admit, I was mad at Windows when I signed up.
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15 Mar 2013   #5

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Hi.. I was using Ubuntu 12.04 on an old machine.. while I saved money to get this new computer . Just joined the Window seven forums.. I am Yard Dog from Vista forums..
I enjoy using the Linux OS and found some nice tutorials on how to use the Terminal.. If I ever have issues with this Win 7 OS.. I will not hesitate to use my emergency computer .
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15 Mar 2013   #6

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I used to use Ubuntu 10.04.then switched to Zorin which i use at present but am thinking of trying Mint Mate have heard its pretty good.
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15 Mar 2013   #7

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Welcome to SF Yard Dog
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15 Mar 2013   #8

Win7 Pro SP1 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yard Dog View Post
Hi.. I was using Ubuntu 12.04 on an old machine.. while I saved money to get this new computer . Just joined the Window seven forums.. I am Yard Dog from Vista forums..
I enjoy using the Linux OS and found some nice tutorials on how to use the Terminal.. If I ever have issues with this Win 7 OS.. I will not hesitate to use my emergency computer .
Welcome, what a small Avatar.
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15 Mar 2013   #9

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Thanks.. I have a request in to Howling Wolves already.. as he did my Vista Yard dog and sig..
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15 Mar 2013   #10
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Power user aleady!? Wow! Welcome, I see you've contributed quite a bit a VF.
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