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View Poll Results: What Linux Distro do you Use?
Ubuntu 34 43.59%
Kubuntu 1 1.28%
Fedora 5 6.41%
Open Suse 2 2.56%
Debian 0 0%
Mandriva/Linux Mint/PCLinuxOS/other 6 7.69%
Stop Posting Stupid Polls!!!!!!!!! 9 11.54%
I used to like Linux but it destroyed my whole computer 1 1.28%
I don't Like Penguins 18 23.08%
I pretend to hate Linux but i am secretly jealous of it because it is so much better then windows 2 2.56%
Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll

17 May 2010   #31
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bummpr View Post
I have wasted way too many days over the past 2 decades in trying to "get" Linux. I still don't "get" it...my last install of Ubuntu lasted the longest but eventually it blew itself up too.

Linux is so exhausting with nothing of substance in return.
I'm sorry to hear that your journey and experiences have been disappointing with the product.

My experiences, especially those over the last 5 years have been very positive and solid. It's helped that I have also had laptops with very cooperative wireless network chipsets as well. My desktops with NIC cards themselves have been a piece of cake. I'm pretty much as comfortable setting up a Linux desktop as a Windows desktop these years. And once the Linux box is running, there is very, very little in terms of ongoing maintenance to keep it running that way.

I usually have 1 gaming type more powerful machine at home running Windows that I can use for my tricky hardware. For my other 2-3 boxes...they usually just run Linux as it's free, stable, fast, nearly bulletproof and pretty light on resources.
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17 May 2010   #32
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

I use Ubuntu, Open SUSE, Linux Mint, Red Hat, Kubuntu...

Geez, I just use 'em all, I guess.
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17 May 2010   #33
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Actually, a few days ago I was reading another forum. Some kid was getting grumps at "why there are so many different versions of linux??", and why the developers "cant make up their minds and just stick to one!!"
I went through a hectic registration process just so I could reply... then as I was doing so, I realised the post was from 2006...
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17 May 2010   #34
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Actually, a few days ago I was reading another forum. Some kid was getting grumps at "why there are so many different versions of linux??", and why the developers "cant make up their minds and just stick to one!!"
I went through a hectic registration process just so I could reply... then as I was doing so, I realised the post was from 2006...


Oli
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17 May 2010   #35
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Actually, a few days ago I was reading another forum. Some kid was getting grumps at "why there are so many different versions of linux??", and why the developers "cant make up their minds and just stick to one!!"
I went through a hectic registration process just so I could reply... then as I was doing so, I realised the post was from 2006...
I've met several people that has the same idea as that person few weeks ago... Back then, I'd preach'em... now, I'm like "whatever... ". Because I know, Distro X can be made to run like Distro Y, they are essentially the same... Just packed differently..

zzz2496
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18 May 2010   #36
ctt1wbw

OS X Snow Leopard, Windows 7 Pro on the MacBook.
 
 

I have used Ubuntu since version 4.10. It's gotten so good lately, it's amazing.

Let's see:

OS X Snow Leopard full install $30.
Windows 7 Professional full install $300
Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Fedora/et al full install $FREE.

Gotta love that.
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18 May 2010   #37
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
I have used Ubuntu since version 4.10. It's gotten so good lately, it's amazing.

Let's see:

OS X Snow Leopard full install $30.
Windows 7 Professional full install $300
Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Fedora/et al full install $FREE.

Gotta love that.
That price of $30 for Snow Leopard is a bit misleading. If you didn't have any copy yet of Apple and had to go retail, it's $169 for the Mac Box Set...that's the full install.

The Windows 7 Professional Upgrade price is $199.
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18 May 2010   #38
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
I have used Ubuntu since version 4.10. It's gotten so good lately, it's amazing.

Let's see:

OS X Snow Leopard full install $30.
Windows 7 Professional full install $300
Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Fedora/et al full install $FREE.

Gotta love that.
That price of $30 for Snow Leopard is a bit misleading. If you didn't have any copy yet of Apple and had to go retail, it's $169 for the Mac Box Set...that's the full install.

The Windows 7 Professional Upgrade price is $199.
Of course that $169 price tag does get you extra software as well and is only aimed at 10.4 Tiger users.

Apple don't want you to know this but the $30 and the $169 disks are identical (bar iLife and iWork which come on separate disks anyway) and you can in fact (but you're not supposed to) upgrade from Tiger straight to Snow Leopard for 30 bucks.

Because there is no product key on these products an upgrade and a full version are just titles and mean absolutely nothing.

And of course you never would need to buy a full copy of OS X in theory (unless your hard drive crashes or you upgrade your HDD) because all Macs come with it preinstalled.

Oli
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18 May 2010   #39
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Price of a new MacBook Pro: $2199.
Price of a new Satellite L450: $430.
Being able to recover data from both hard drives when they both crash: priceless.
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18 May 2010   #40
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattRainier View Post
Price of a new MacBook Pro: $2199.
Price of a new Satellite L450: $430.
Being able to recover data from both hard drives when they both crash: priceless.
Only when You buy it from Mastercard.
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