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eagleswing
I don't know if anyone uses Ubuntu, but I love it. If you Enjoy Mac, and if you enjoy Windows, get Ubuntu. It even comes with a boot disk available at: www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download. I personally believe that everyone that loves doing graphics, and also enjoys games and other "Stuff" to get Ubuntu.
Blazole
I installed ubuntu on a spare machine i have. I started to use it for the fun of it to see what its like. Ive never gone back to windows on my other computer ever. Ubuntu is so fun, as everything of all the operating systems together. So much more reliable.
mehulved
eagleswing wrote:
I don't know if anyone uses Ubuntu, but I love it. If you Enjoy Mac, and if you enjoy Windows, get Ubuntu. It even comes with a boot disk available at: www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download. I personally believe that everyone that loves doing graphics, and also enjoys games and other "Stuff" to get Ubuntu.

No explanations, no reasons, no examples. Nothing whatsoever! Why would someone want to migrate to Ubuntu after reading your post? It makes no sense to waste time on posting such a thing if you aren't even going to make a difference to a single person. I am sure you should be able to add a lot more to it, which will help people make their decision whether they need to try Ubuntu or not.
Hoping for a good follow up post with concrete content.
Skye001
Another ubuntu post?

If you are a generic computer user (email, web and documents) go ahead use ubuntu.

But I wouldnt recommend to gamers, graphic designers, anyone who is a specialist at what they do.

Linux is slowly getting drivers better, but I wont be migrating across till they fix dual monitor support (x.org is tooooo old now)

And why ubuntu? have you tried opensuse? fedora?

What makes you choose ubuntu?

Opensuse I believe is far better and the support aint too shabby from the community. But then again all linux distro's are = kernel.
AftershockVibe
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Linux is slowly getting drivers better, but I wont be migrating across till they fix dual monitor support (x.org is tooooo old now)


I agree that there are too many "omg use ubuntu" posts. However, dual monitors (well, dual output in my case - monitor + projector) is much improved since whenever it was you used it. If you make sure you get modern drivers from NVidia (proprietary) and it works wonderfully! I would assume that ATI aren't too far behind either.
Agent ME
Skye001 wrote:
But then again all linux distro's are = kernel.

Distro's are like everything but the kernel. All distros use more-or-less the same linux kernel, what makes the distro unique is all the software put on top of it, such as the package manager, window manager, configurations, etc.
Studio Madcrow
I've always been partial to openSUSE myself, but I've heard good things about Ubuntu. If you're new to Linux and haven't yet developed any partiality to any istro yet, then I'd certainly try it.
toxictux
i have been a long time user of redhat/fedora. i have used Redhat linux since version 4 or so. so always feel comfortable with fedora as it follows the similar conventions. i have tried to use Ubuntu multiple times. but i keep going back to Fedora.

i have also used OpenSuSe. it is great. it is the best highly polished distro. in my opinion ubuntu comes after suse. if you are very new to linux, Ubuntu is the best choice. because in ubuntu everything "Just works". no tinkering with low level files.

i always like to go in low level details and customize the way i like it. (using the same old file structure i know). so i continue using Fedora.

of course my bias to fedora also comes from the fact that i work with Red hat Enterprise linux everyday as a part of my job( i am RHCE).

just my opinion
Skye001
I think the first initial post was so he can get 5 posts and get free hosting lol, but im tempted to stray to the linux side either opensuse (very polished but a bit bloated), ubuntu (great support) or fedora (because of its rh background) but I think I might stay on XP till Windows 7 comes out.

But heres a thought for you all, do you think installing applications will soon become a thing of the past, I mean you dont need outlook you got gmail, hotmail and etc
you dont need microsoft word, google has their own web based document writer...

alot of apps are becoming web based and windows 7 is heading that direction, less clutter on the desktop more on the web. Obviously not all apps can be web-based run but its the direction the big boys are heading.
c'tair
Then, when a rat chews through your lines, your router fries, the cables goes out, you will surely miss a word processor on your own machine.

Having everything online sure is handy, having access to it everywhere, but I think it's still safest and most private to have it on your own machine.
tsuvik
I installed it recently and have fallen in love with it.
KHO
Skye001 wrote:
Another ubuntu post?

If you are a generic computer user (email, web and documents) go ahead use ubuntu.

But I wouldnt recommend to gamers, graphic designers, anyone who is a specialist at what they do.

Linux is slowly getting drivers better, but I wont be migrating across till they fix dual monitor support (x.org is tooooo old now)

And why ubuntu? have you tried opensuse? fedora?

What makes you choose ubuntu?

Opensuse I believe is far better and the support aint too shabby from the community. But then again all linux distro's are = kernel.


Opensuse is too klunky in my experience. It's driver support was way behind ubuntu's, too many things had to be compiled rather then having 1 click install packages, and too often it crashed (ubuntu has never crashed for me, but opensuse crashed daily)

Ubuntu has an amazing community, I have never before seen so many knowledgeable users willing to help newbies. I had a handful of problems on my first install and posted probably 10 separate threads, each one had a working answer within 5 minutes!!!
Skye001
Do Agree with you KHO that the ubuntu community is huge and very supportive but the fact is if I raise a question on ubuntu forums for help, it rarely matters which distro you are on because the baseline is the same (the kernel). Ive run several distro's and you could go onto any distro forum to try and solve the problem.

Distro = Packages and various managers - its what seperates different distrubtions but
Baseline = 1 Kernel <-- their all the same in theory
Arnie
Ubutnu, I like that. We already came up with Ubantu and Unbuntu, but this has potential.

Some interesting reads.
http://www.qdb.us/50168
http://www.qdb.us/176439
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=16845
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