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I finally installed Ubuntu on an old laptop and I have to say . . . why have I waited so long?

It's faster than windows. User friendly.

and I've had none of the driver issues that older/other versions had.

So it's official, you don't have to wait any longer. Get yourself some Ubuntu!
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It seems in recent years that Ubuntu has become the best free Linux desktop. I used to be a Red Hat fan (I taught classes for them, so I knew their setup with my eyes closed), but a few years back I was getting frustrated, tried Ubuntu, and I've never regretted it.

Well, I regret it every time I need to deal with packages; I found rpm+yum to be much better than the Debian/Ubuntu set of tools, but that's something I do just once in a while, and I can live with it. In more important ways, like support for different hardware and nice system tools, Ubuntu wins.
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wmshub wrote:
It seems in recent years that Ubuntu has become the best free Linux desktop. I used to be a Red Hat fan (I taught classes for them, so I knew their setup with my eyes closed), but a few years back I was getting frustrated, tried Ubuntu, and I've never regretted it.

Well, I regret it every time I need to deal with packages; I found rpm+yum to be much better than the Debian/Ubuntu set of tools, but that's something I do just once in a while, and I can live with it. In more important ways, like support for different hardware and nice system tools, Ubuntu wins.


I find it odd that you found exception with Ubuntu's packaging tools. I always thought the Debian way of doing package mangement was the best.
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The biggest problem I've had with Ubuntu (and I use it at home almost exclusively) is that it doesn't run Windows-native stuff very well. At least not the stuff that I'd want it to. Sure, there's Wine, but I've not had very good experiences with it - it seems to be a resource hog and runs everything very slow. But since the main things I run on Windows are my games, and I don't have the time to play them like I once did, it's not a big factor.

Some minor problems I've had is I can't get it to recognize my scanner (I have an all-in-one printer; it prints fine, but it won't detect the scanner, even though I'm pretty sure I installed the drivers). Also, when I try to plug my MP3 player into my computer using a USB cable, it can detect it for reading purposes, but can't write to it, because it doesn't seem to "mount" it correctly as a file system.


That all being said, I have a hard time going into my windows anymore. Compared to how fast Ubuntu boots up, Windows seems painfully slow. And if I do need to access a file (usually pictures) that is on my Windows partition, Ubuntu makes it very easy to mount it. (Whereas Windows seems to be reluctant to let me try and "mount" my Ubuntu partition; I haven't found an easy way to do that, not that I've had a burning desire).
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I need to get around to doing this. I don't play video games anymore, just some browser board games. I do stuff in Open Office and some image editors, all of which are available for linux. It would certainly help easy my mind on the virus front.
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sigmazero13 wrote:
The biggest problem I've had with Ubuntu (and I use it at home almost exclusively) is that it doesn't run Windows-native stuff very well. At least not the stuff that I'd want it to. Sure, there's Wine, but I've not had very good experiences with it - it seems to be a resource hog and runs everything very slow.


Wow, the WINE team have been busy. It runs *just* like Windows now.
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SybotCB wrote:
apt get for the win.

I think you're confused. apt get is for the linux.
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CrankyPants wrote:
SybotCB wrote:
apt get for the win.

I think you're confused. apt get is for the linux.


I always used debian. And everything installed with apt-get. I never installed anything with Ubuntu, actually I've never installed Ubuntu. So maybe it's different, but I thought Ubuntu was built on Debian.
 
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SybotCB wrote:
CrankyPants wrote:
SybotCB wrote:
apt get for the win.

I think you're confused. apt get is for the linux.


I always used debian. And everything installed with apt-get. I never installed anything with Ubuntu, actually I've never installed Ubuntu. So maybe it's different, but I thought Ubuntu was built on Debian.

I think you're still confused. Chit Chat reply is for the lulz.
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