Linux

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Milo, 10 Aug 2012.

  1. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Having recently just given Ubuntu a try I must say i have been won over by using Linux. I'm still stuck with having to duel boot in windows for gaming but to be honest given the choice I would fully convert as it just feels so much more faster and pleasant to use. Admittedly it does have issues in relation to drivers etc but i still find it more pleasant and now use by default for web browsing and the like. So any others users out there and what distros are you using?
     
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  2. Octet

    Octet Über Member

    Hello, dual booting on the laptop with Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 and my server is running Ubuntu Server 12.04.
    I'm happy with Linux, it's a good development environment however Windows is still my main OS.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    I duel boot on my main pc with with windows 7 but on my laptop which now mostly just get used for internet and word processing Idecided to reformat and just use ubuntu. However I am having problems with the way it manages power and it does seem to run hotter than it did under windows hopefully this is something that will improve in future updates. In addition to this ati drivers under Linux are frankly awful in contrast to Nvidia and it required a fair bit of fiddling to get hd video to playback properly.
     
  4. terry_gardener

    terry_gardener Über Member

    Location:
    stockton on tees
    i have used ubuntu since 7,04 i still windows around for the odd time when i cant do something in ubuntu

    i now use the dev release 12.10
     
  5. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    Ubuntu 10.04, my first use of Ubuntu was 8.04, within a few months of that I had moved away from Windows.
     
  6. ushills

    ushills Senior Member

    Been using ubuntu since 6.04, xubuntu now 12.04 on all 3 PC's.

    It's improved a lot and now works out of the box. 12.04 was a big leap with xubuntu, I don't use ubuntu anymore as I can't stand Unity.
     
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  7. dave r

    dave r Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    Yes I had a look at unity, I wasn't overly impressed, I do like gnome though.
     
  8. newfhouse

    newfhouse Elitist lefty

    Location:
    CR8
    Redhat->Ubuntu->Mint->Debian. No Windows at home since 2007, and only at work on the corporate system :angel:
     
  9. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    Mint/ KDE / Unbutu/ Windows/ Opensuse/ Snow Lepord.
    Only becuase i was really, really bored that week....and pretty tipsy.
    Not all the drivers work with the snow lepord (touchpad and 5.1 suround sound) I just
    wanted to see if i could, i can't be botherd removing it.
     
  10. dharma66

    dharma66 Regular

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Been using Linux since before 'distros' were invented (had to compile everything from scratch yourself).

    Now using Mountain Lion, iOS and NetBSD.
     
  11. The Brewer

    The Brewer Shed Dweller

    Location:
    Wrexham
    Reluctantly I loaded Mint about three years back, best thing i ever did for my computers, still need a PC for Mrs B's photography work though :sad:
     
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