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Old 03-18-2009, 01:16 AM   #1
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I was given a second computer by an in-law. Nothing fancy just the basics. I thought what the heck why not format the drive to get rid of all the crap and make it an open source computer. In no time at all I installed Ubuntu desktop and it is off and running. No problems.
Hey, as long as I can get to this forum what else do I need a computer for?
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:20 AM   #2
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Ubuntu rocks. I run it on my home computer!
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:33 AM   #3
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ubuntu does indeed rock.
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:43 AM   #4
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Yep, Ubuntu is my linux of choice these days. I've even installed the "edubuntu" for a few lower income folks with old computers. It comes with a bit less loaded up, and performs better on slower machines. For people that just need to surf, email, pay bills it's a fantastic and free solution. Just can't wait for the day my employer says, "All right f$%k Microsoft...we're going open source!". I can dream right?
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:44 AM   #5
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I got it on a Dell Mini 9 and it works great. Not bad for $199. For portability web access it rocks.

 
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:17 AM   #6
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I use Debian but thatz because I'm a total nerd. ubuntu is fine too.

Linux has come a long way on the desktop in the last few years.
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:39 AM   #7
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I could never get use to a Debian distribution. It has always been SuSE for me. I just like YAST and how it is set up. Please don't take this the wrong way . I've read lot about Ubuntu and am convinced it is great. But I'm just use to SuSE.
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:38 PM   #8
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I use Debian but thatz because I'm a total nerd. ubuntu is fine too.

Linux has come a long way on the desktop in the last few years.
So how is it like, living back in 2005?

Just kidding, I know that if you're running the right branches of Debian that you're reasonably up to date. I ran it for a number of years myself. then Gentoo for a while, and now I've stuck with Kubuntu for the past couple of years. It's the way to go!

 
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:32 PM   #9
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we are in the process of migrating some of our application services from fedora core to the ubuntu server platform... the progress has been great so far. fedora is a nice distro, in too many occasions they tend to go overboard with including packages that aren't needed.

apt-get is a nice breath of fresh air, that's for sure
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:39 PM   #10
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I am currently on Fedora 9 on my laptop but thinking about switching back to Ubuntu when they release the new version in April. The boot time is supposed the drastically shorter in that release so it will be a good thing if they can pull it off.

Mint is a good build as well and based off Ubuntu.
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