Anyone else running Linux?

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Hi,

Just a small question: How Many of you run or use Linux as a Desktop enviroment? I've just install Ubuntu and it's a lot better than Windows, the command line is really powerful and it just seems more real; it also boots 5X quicker than windows and I don't even have an SSD.

Thanks

Also, it boosts productivity.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbyte
    Big fan of Linux, but I have stuck with Windows for my desktops/laptops. The software I use works best on Windows.
    I use Linux for my servers though...as most do
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    • Profile picture of the author simplybeastz
      Originally Posted by jbyte View Post

      Big fan of Linux, but I have stuck with Windows for my desktops/laptops. The software I use works best on Windows.
      I use Linux for my servers though...as most do
      You can't beat Linux for server oriented work, nothing beats it. One huge benefit is,.. It's free. Nearly every Tech firm runs a Linux server too.

      I encourage all of you to install Linux and give it a whirl.
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  • Profile picture of the author HonestCoder
    I'm running Linux Mint KDE, mostly based on Ubuntu/Debian. This year is the first time I've switched fully to Linux and stayed with it. I have almost no reason to ever use Windows now (to test things in IE) but when I do I hate it I put 4Gb ram and a fast SSD in my laptop and it runs better than most expensive Windows machines. As someone who develops open source software I think it was inevitable that one day I would leave Windows behind.

    I also have Lion on my Mac which is great too and also Unix-based.
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    • Profile picture of the author simplybeastz
      Originally Posted by HonestCoder View Post

      I'm running Linux Mint KDE, mostly based on Ubuntu/Debian. This year is the first time I've switched fully to Linux and stayed with it. I have almost no reason to ever use Windows now (to test things in IE) but when I do I hate it I put 4Gb ram and a fast SSD in my laptop and it runs better than most expensive Windows machines. As someone who develops open source software I think it was inevitable that one day I would leave Windows behind.

      I also have Lion on my Mac which is great too and also Unix-based.
      I run Ubuntu Unity. I still have Windows installed for games but, 85% of my desktop time is spent in Linux - it's great for coding and compiling source code. If games were available on Linux I would wipe Windows from my life.
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      • Profile picture of the author quicklynx
        Ubuntu is awesome! I'm still attached to some applications and games that require Windows so it's a battle at the boot-up grub screen for me
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  • Profile picture of the author aussiecopy
    Yep, Ubuntu.

    Took some thinking to get the net to work, winwrap and all that, but now good. Solved some space problems for me on my old Acer.

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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Hancox
    Ubuntu is awesome, although I'm not quite so keen on the latest version with its Unity desktop and Zeitgeist logging everything you do on your computer. Think I'll stick with 10.04 for now.

    It's a good idea to burn a boot CD or USB of Ubuntu, (1) for backup, and (2) for productivity. If you want to clear your desktop of clutter, just insert the boot CD and it's like having a fresh, uncluttered computer!
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    • Profile picture of the author simplybeastz
      Originally Posted by Paul Hancox View Post

      Ubuntu is awesome, although I'm not quite so keen on the latest version with its Unity desktop and Zeitgeist logging everything you do on your computer. Think I'll stick with 10.04 for now.

      It's a good idea to burn a boot CD or USB of Ubuntu, (1) for backup, and (2) for productivity. If you want to clear your desktop of clutter, just insert the boot CD and it's like having a fresh, uncluttered computer!
      Unity is fine for me, it gives it a better look IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    I've used Ubuntu for years.
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      I have used Ubuntu for many years and I absolutely love Linux. I do use Windows 7 as my main operating system however and use Linux for "fun". I do have less problems with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author akmal85
    I still stuck with win 7 for most of the programs and games. I have Ubuntu for my dev work only. Somehow netbean work faster there.
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  • Profile picture of the author iliana
    I have linux for a few months now and still then I am thinking why I used Windows for so long...
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