Anyone on here use Ubuntu operating system on their desktop PC?? Currently I have got Window XP, which is ok but I have cut my install right back to make it as fast as possible and I only ever use
Windows media player
Word and Excel
And a couple of other apps for image re-sizing etc.
I mentioned today that still my PC is a little slow, but currently I canít warrant buying a new machine just to make it boot up and respond a little quicker.
This was when Ubuntu was suggested to me, I have been told that it is a lot quicker to boot than windows, a lot more efficient and is virus proof. Not quite sure I believe its virus proof but I have been told that due to its secure nature there is no need to have a virus scanner (which is by far the biggest overhead on my current windows setup). Are the above statements true? Is it as good as I have been lead to believe?
Are there any hardware driver compatibility issues that I should be aware of?
Anyone tried Ubuntu and not liked it? Anyone on here tried it and wondered why they had waited so long before trying it?
Interested to hear your thoughts, views and opinions?