Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by domtyler, 1 Nov 2007.

  1. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop. After a couple of enthusiastic weeks where it was going to blow Windows away and mean that I would be free of the Microsoft curse forever more, I am ashamed to admit that this weekend I will be reverting to Windows XP and most likely be purchasing a copy of Vista. :blush:
  2. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I've been using Vista now for about 4 months and am very happy with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. longers

    longers Veteran

    I don't know what I'm using but it seems ok.
  5. OP

    domtyler Über Member

    Yeah, 7.10

    Hi Keith, how you doing?

    Longers, you're onto a winner mate!

    I am going to give it [Ubuntu] a go upstairs on the main PC which is top of the range components to see if that makes a difference, but as for the laptop. It's going.
  6. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    So why are you hacked off with Ubantu? I thought it was the answer to everything, easy to install and use with none of the MS problems.

    I have heard that Vista can be a pig with older programmes.
  7. OP

    domtyler Über Member

    Ubuntu was pretty easy to install and get up and running but it is not as slick as Windows. As an example, if you hover over directory icons in Windows it tells you the properties, in Ubuntu it doesn't. Also, sometimes after being suspended by shutting the lid and then opened, the network connection is shagged and you need to reboot. Another thing is plugging in USB sticks, it doesn't work properly in Ubuntu.

    Essentially for free software it's great, but I want more.
  8. KitsuneAndy

    KitsuneAndy New Member

    Windows isn't free? :blush::thumbsup::biggrin:
  9. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    What the heck is ubuntu:wacko:
  10. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    USB sticks weren't great with Windoze until 2000. I've had problems with Ubuntu and display settings. Getting high def to play in linux has it's pros and cons too.
  11. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Have you tried red hat linux?
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    or leopard/tiger?
  13. Well as far as I'm concerned it's a cultural value in sub-saharan Africa which is all about community, negotiation, social interaction, reciprocity etc.
  14. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Birmingham, UK
    About two years ago I made the switch to using linux as my main operating system. I prefer the KDE desktop environment (Kubuntu) to Gnome (Ubuntu) as it just seems slicker. To be honest I like the politics of free open source software, so for that reason Mac System X doesn't cut it for me - despite being BSD based.

    I think if I were using k/ubuntu on a laptop I'd buy linux preinstalled (e.g. Dell) because the driver support for extended features can be a pain otherwise. Never had a problem with USB sticks, they just seem to mount automatically and offer me a range of 'open with' options (much the same as XP).
  15. Van Nick

    Van Nick New Member

    It's a computer operating system used by people with long beards and leather patches on the elbows of their jackets.
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