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  Is anybody out there running Linux?

 

  I get the feeling that most of the people around here are WIMPs ( windows icon mouse pushers ). I used to be a ClUB ( command line user bigot ), but now I'm just LIMP ( Linux icon mouse pusher ). :<)>

 

  Shortly after MS pulled the plug on XP, I switched to Linux Mint and fell in love with it. It's free, comes with a ton of free software. You don't need a anti-virus program, a registry cleaner, a defragger, or any of that other junk that seems to be necessary to keep Windoze from either crashing or slowing down to a crawl.

Plus, there's a huge Linux community on the net. On those very rare occasions where I've had a problem, I've always found help, many times with a bash script I could copy and paste into a terminal to fix it.

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maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Linux

I run Linux on one of my laptops. I have Mint and love it.  

debbie.jean.bro
Advanced Tutor

Re: Linux

Hi gaines_wright!

I think there's quite a few Linux users on this forum. I myself haven't taken the plunge; I guess I'm a WIMP, lol! I've been lucky with Windows thus far; even Vista ran great for me. I'm not a tech expert like GabeU, BirdDog, GWalk900, Maratsade, El Dorado, et al., I've just had good luck. But my son, an MIT grad and programmer, swears by Linux and has had it for many years.
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MarkJFine
Professor

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I too swore off MS after xp was EOL'd. I went to Mac primarily because the hardware was built like a brick you-know-what and was Linux-based. Bottom line, I run Linux on it in two ways:
1. Not 100% technically pure Linux, but macOS is basically a Cocoa GUI on FreeBSD (Darwin 17.6.0 kernel), and all basic CLI ops are *nix. I also regularly update the Homebrew library sets that allow me to build and run gtk-based applications like Pan natively on a MacBook Plus. It also allows me to add and update the parts of Linux that Apple left out or did't particularly update properly (like php - go figure).

2. I also use Parallels, which allows me to run Fedora 28 (now that v13 is compatible with the latest kernel 4.17.x) in a virtual machine.

 

Parallels also allows me to run Win10 Home in a VM, but that's just for completeness, software compatibiltiy testing, and potentially for Xbox One-level games (still only have a 360)... Had originally wanted to get Arkham Knight and Assassin's Creed Origins but I see games are like 36GB to download now, so that's a non-starter. Other than that, not really a fan.


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@debbie.jean.bro wrote:
Hi gaines_wright!

I think there's quite a few Linux users on this forum. I myself haven't taken the plunge;
 
  It's not really that much of a  plunge.  You can actually install Linux on an existing Windoze machine and run both.  When you boot up your system runs "grub"   ( grand unified boot loader ( Love that Linux humor )) , and choose either OS

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@MarkJFine wrote:

I too swore off MS after xp was EOL'd. I went to Mac primarily because the hardware was built like a brick you-know-what and was Linux-based. ,,,,,,,:

 

 Never wanted to spend that much money to buy a Mac.  A lot of people love them though.

 

 I had read that the Apple OS was basically Linux, also that most smart phones and super computers run a form of Linux.

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@maratsade wrote:

I run Linux on one of my laptops. I have Mint and love it.  

 

Linux will conquer the world!  :<)>


      Hey that's an idea.   I'll end every post here with those words.  Sort of like Appius Claudius who ended all his speeches with :"and I think Carthage should be destroyed".

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Linux

I've dabbled in Linux Mint on my desktop and my Rasperry Pi 3 B+ has Raspbian, which is a lite Linux distro.  I'm going to try Ubuntu MATE when I get another micro SD card.  

 

It takes a bit of getting used to (using the terminal), but I'm getting better at it.  

 

One thing is for sure, and that is that it is getting more user friendly, and the more user friendly it gets the more people will use it.  I don't know that it is going to threaten MS as much as everyone thinks or wishes, but it's definitely growning.  

 

I've tried Ubuntu in the past, including on a USB flash drive, but I liked Linux Mint much more.    


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@GabeU wrote:

It takes a bit of getting used to (using the terminal), but I'm getting better at it.  

 

  Just think, you too could become a CLUB!  Smiley Embarassed)>

 

  And, I think Windoze should be destroyed,

debbie.jean.bro
Advanced Tutor

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Well, Carthage eventually was destroyed, so Claudius' tactic worked, ha! Who was it who, much much later said, "The HRE is neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire."? Maybe another tag line could be, "MS OS is neither operating nor a system!" 😜