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Old 04-09-2017   #1
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How Many of You Use Linux?

Just wondering ...

I gave up with Windows about 12 years ago and have been using Linux (Ubuntu) ever since.
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Re: How Many of You Use Linux?

I've used various flavours of Linux. I'm using Lubuntu as my MacBook is slow on mint and Ubuntu.
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I haven't liked Windows since it went over to 8.1 and 10.
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Re: How Many of You Use Linux?

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I haven't liked Windows since it went over to 8.1 and 10.
I have used Linux since 10.04
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Re: How Many of You Use Linux?

Various distros, mostly Slackware and Debian since about 1999/2000, about the time we went from 2.0.x to 2.2.x

Currently trying to abuse Windows 10 into behaving the way an operating system should.

What's Ubuntu?
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Re: How Many of You Use Linux?

I've tried it a couple of times in the past, but there's always been a hardware barrier which prevented me from getting on with it (weirdly, usually network controller/s). As a gamer as well, I struggle to make the change to Linux when you (generally) have to use wine to make games work, and it usually involves effort. Win8.1/10 is awful but at least it's simple for what I use it for, and it works...
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Re: How Many of You Use Linux?

Tried it a few times - keep running into network issues.


Tbh I find nothing wrong with Windows 10. I've beaten it into behaving and looking exactly how I want - old start menus and beautiful themes. I'm happy as anything.
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Re: How Many of You Use Linux?

Currently trying to get it to stop replacing a file in "Program Files" with it's stored version "for my safety" every time I try to overwrite it.

I understand the logic behind what it's doing, but as this is the tooling file for a CNC machine, it's rather annoying.


Linux (or any proper Unix) just gets out of the way and does what it's told when you show sufficent credentials.

Previous CNC machines were running OS-9, which was beautiful, if a bit outdated.


I like computers that are simple and just do what I tell them.
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Re: How Many of You Use Linux?

Ubuntu and Mint, just works and if not solution is usually just a Google away !
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Re: How Many of You Use Linux?

Recently stopped using linux and got back to windows. Before using linux that is in 2012, I had win 7 and now 10.
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