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    Goodbye Windows ..... Hello Ubuntu !

    Had a problem with my PC with malware, could not get it shifted...
    (wasn't porn related, but a misguided 'stvplayer' that I thought was genuine )
    Luckily though it came with a 'Recovery DVD'...Yay !

    FAIL - useless frisbee....allegedly wrote files, but failed to boot...So....

    Installed Ubuntu linux, nice looking interface, most likely to be immune from virus/malware attacks unless I visit really really dodgy sites so I'm told !

    ...and it's free !


    Anyone else use it ?
    Stories, good/bad ?

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    You're massively less at risk running any form of AIX/Unix/Linux, not because it's better but purely because there are less viruses written to attack such systems, Windows is most popular so most target that!

    Not bad tho Ubuntu, I've used it a bit and yeah,
    Seems ok!
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    Ubuntu is a great distro

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    I used it for a bit on a laptop. Its ok for free, but would rather pay for windows TBH

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    its quite good for hacking purposes, especially wireless networks
    Kept me amused during the summer holidays when I was younger

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    Not on Ubuntu, but im on opensuse, also not using gnome, I use KDE. Welcome to the world of microsoft free

    Oh, you might get p**sed off that alot of programs that you used on windows dont exist, but just install wine and you will be all good for a few most windows apps Oh and you will need to familiarize yourself with the CLI

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    I'm on Ubuntu too. Windows XP is old. My PC old too and combined with Windows XP is slow. With Ubuntu it's flying.
    And old hardware means no problems with the drivers.

    6 years ago I bought AMD64 X2 3800+, GeForce 7900GTX 512MB, WD Raptor 74GB, 2GB DDR400, SB X-FI Fatality and I had no drivers for those to use with Linux, but it's not the case now. Problems with the drivers was the only reason I was staying with Windows.

    Windows won't be missed. I used to use GIMP, Tux Paint (for my son), Firefox, Open Office on MS Windows for a long time. Ubuntu has all of them.
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    If they get MS Office running natively under Linux I'd be tempted, but I rely on it too much at work. Then add in Zune to sync my mobile, Office Communicator...the list goes on

    Not that I dislike Linux, but it doesn't suit everyone.

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    I tried it a few years back (Linux, don't know what distro) but found it quite confusing & frustrating that I couldn't use it how I wanted to. In the end I just went back to windows, I'm quite happy with windows 7 at the mo.
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    S-T-F-U.. I know what you mean. But new Ubuntu is nothing like that. It's much more user friendly and refined than Debian, SuSE, Mandrake, Red Hat I used before. And none of them made me leave Windows 98 and XP later. Ubuntu has done it.

    I have never had Vista nor 7 on any of my PCs. I tried Vista at my cousin's PC but didn't like it.
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