Have you tried using LINUX?

@zandi458 (27952)
Malaysia
January 30, 2009 1:27am CST
I have switched from using windowsXP to linux (Ubuntu). I find linux is faster compared to windowsXP. I am only on my 2nd day with linux and so far am happy with the performance. What I understand is Linux do not easily get virus attack so I have not installed any antivirus. Anyone who is using linux here? If you are, I wish to know what are the good things about Linux besides the speed? Are you using any antivirus? Since they say it has the immunity and should be able to shield any virus attack. Please share.
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@darksorrow (4671)
• Bangladesh
30 Jan 09
Hmmmm. Linux. I used the Red hat Linux when i was a child.lol But could not Get used to it because i played games at that time. ANd also softwares for linux are difficult to find. So i left it after 3 days of installation.lol
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• India
30 Jan 09
hey thanks for telling that linux is not interactive when we play games
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 09
Maybe there are so many version of LINUX and as mine is linux (ubuntu), I have no problem playing games from the net. I tried playing games yesterday and it just as fine as windows. Am not sure about softwares as am still new to this.
• United States
8 Feb 09
You was just reading my mind, I'm using Ubuntu from long time ago but, I was using it for Doing Websites, Not for desktop, I use it for doing PHP and I use it with another pc. Keep going Ubuntu Is A Good desktop but its dose not have games or in some ways lot of software could not run in Linux. there are many purposes for using Linux.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
8 Feb 09
I am still on trail usage of linux. I hope I can familiarize with all its facilities. I am not into games so am not unduly worried that I can't use linux for games.
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• United States
9 Feb 09
Yes, I have tried to make my friends use it, but they said to me, Games not working in linux and some software... I'm not into games also, I use Linux to do programming in PHP.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Jan 09
HAvent tried it so I would like to know too and did you have to take windows off or just add this one?
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 09
I am new to linux and I am getting good feedback from the responses here. Since I have two computers, I only use linux in one computer while the other is still using windows. I think it is better to only use one system in one computer then we can maintain the speed and the beauty of linux is that it has the immunity to virus attack.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Feb 09
sounds good .
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
2 Feb 09
I've been using Ubuntu for over a year and I love it. I haven't had any antivirus in that time, but I'm sure someday, down the road, some cretin will decide that Ubuntu's getting too popular and will begin to create viruses to attack it. It's pretty well protected just from the way they created it, but there are people out there who love the challenge of bypassing security systems of any kind. Still, I have no immediate fears that anything will harm my computer, other than age itself since it has rather small memory and storage capacity. Ubuntu's office suite is fantastic - I can read and create any document necessary for others to read, whether they have MSWord or WordPerfect or excel or whatever. It will format it according to your needs. And, the best thing of all is that it is all ENTIRELY FREE!!! It is compatible with FireFox, so that is what I'm using for a browser. I love MicroSoft, but I simply can't afford them or their upgrades, so I'm staying with what I can afford.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
8 Feb 09
Now with your experience in using ubuntu I have more confident in my usage of it without antivirus. Yes, I agree with you that it is compatible with firefox and now I experience less crashing unlike windows where firefox is sensitive though still can be mobilized. The beauty of course lies in the FOC.
• Singapore
31 Jan 09
Hi zandi, Sure I have tried using LINUX. It was okay but I prefer Windows though. Many programs are not compatible with LINUX and while there are alternative for some basis ones, I still prefer Windows. A pity Windows doesn't come free lol. As for the virus thing, well, windows or linux, I survived fine for donkey years. Just fire up your protection.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 09
Hi Lord, thanks for the info. I am not quite clear on the compatibility with linux and that am yet to come across. That is what I like free of charge.
@DarkDancer (1012)
• Dayton, Ohio
31 Jan 09
I am an Ubuntu user, almost exclusively. I actually dual boot with XP, but I only go in there for games. In Windows, of course, I am anti-virused to the hilt. I have never really bothered with it in Ubuntu however. I probably should throw Clam A/V on here, it would really just be for the convenience of my friends who use Windows though.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 09
This is a good feedback on linux. Sure it is quite alright not to install antivirus in Ubuntu.
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@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
31 Jan 09
I have no plans to use Linux. I don't want to use this operating system and it's new for me. It will need some time for me to learn it and adjust to it. And besides, not many softwares and games support this operating system. This is why I just like to use Windows operating system. I love China
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 09
I see your point but we all start from scratch and I am on trail basis. But so far linux is compatible to me.
• Canada
30 Jan 09
Yeah, I used to use Linux for a while. But I was too impatient to figure everything out and a lot of software wasn't compatible with it. IMO stick to Windows if you're not computer-savvy. Or you could install both on a dual boot partition and use both.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 09
I am no computer savvy but linux seems to upgrade my proficiency in computer usage.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
30 Jan 09
hi zandi,well my hubby had linux but he did not like it.he said worst than explorer.yes i have Avast anti virus and since i am using fire fox it works fine.i dont have problem anymore.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 09
Well I am using firefox with linux as the gateway to the internet.
@BlueGoblin (1833)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Yes, I tried Linux but I was too retarded to figure it out. I'm sure Linux has gotten better since I tried it back in 2002. I'll stick with Windows because I don't have to use my brain.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 09
LOL, I think linix is more simplified and not much brain cell is needed to operate it.
@user_786 (1338)
30 Jan 09
I have not installed Unix at home PC but have used many times at work, etc. Unix is probably faster than XP but i haven't noted that. Unix seem to be running faster probably becasue it doesn't require lot of PC resources such as RAM, CPU as compared to XP. XP obviously needs lot of RAM to run eficienty becasue it is totally graphical. Apart from speed, Unix is reliable becasue it crashes much less often than XP. Not sure about antivirus is absolutely required or not but obviously there are many antivirus software available for Unix. It implies that Unix does get virus, etc so it would be better to install an antivirus sofware too.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 09
I have not heard of Unix. What I am implying here is Linux which is one of the upcoming internet provider that is having a stiff competition with windows.
• India
30 Jan 09
Hi friend I am not using Linux but i am using window XP as well as Window vista. When i want to use Vista then i change from window xp to vista. AS i think everybody knows that we can use more than one operating system in one pc or laptop. If anybody use more than one operating system then speed will be less.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 09
Your right speed is greatly reduced when one uses multiple operating system. For now I find I can work well with linux.
• India
30 Jan 09
i used linux before one year and it is good for its low cost, security and it is freedom of control every aspect of its action.., then it has it power of stability., the other operating systems such as windows has less security and performance. we can choose any operating systems in linux and i prefer redhat linux.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 09
Good to have you sharing the beauty of using linux as I think most people are still unaware of the existence of this net provider.
@ufocoder (72)
• Bangladesh
30 Jan 09
I installed my first Linux in my PC on 1999. It's long time ago and my fault was I tried with a non-popular Linux distribution. It's was Win-linux and faced problem after installation. Anyway, my first successful Linux installation was Redhat 9. Then I used Fedora 1,2 and also Debian for few months. Though I don't use it now, but I still use it as web server.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 09
The one am using Ubuntu is quite easy to operate especially for new users.
• India
30 Jan 09
I am using linux from last 4-5 months. Even i too use Ubuntu linux. First of all i dont think there is need of any antivirus. If you want to try special effect in what Vista claims and calls Areo feel, you can install Compiz from your systems panel you can have feel a really reach GUI. This is one of the feature i like most. Plus one more benefit is you dont need many softwares to install as it has default zip software which supports all the formats, cd writing software, software to make images of cd or read an .iso file. Just install Compiz and feel the difference. If you want to know more about it, you search in YouTube and get many videos. Welcome to world of LINUX!!! :)
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 09
Thanks for this great information on linux. I am yet to explore the features available in linux.
@SaviourV (258)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 09
Saviour-V teleports in... Tried out Fedora 10 (another flavour of Linux) on a few PCs here at my workplace. Still trying to learn the ropes. Also, a warning. While you may be fooled into a false sense of security (because you don't need to install an antivirus program on a Linux system), it's advisable to do some research into creating your own protection measures. According to some of the sources I've been through, you'll need a bit of programming knowledge and Linux knowledge to set things up, but once you get it going, it shouldn't be too hard to keep intruders out. Thing is, though, a lot of us are still slaves of Microsoft...^_^;; Still haven't reprogrammed my teleportation device with a good Linux OS yet. Saviour-V activates his teleportation device, but doesn't manage to teleport out this time... WHAT THE?! Oh, dear...looks like the BSOD has just struck again... Rats. Looks like I'll have to reboot its internal system again... Saviour-V pushes a small red "RESET" button on his teleportation device, and waits a few minutes while the system warms up... Hmmmm. Thankfully, it's only a basic version of Windows Mobile. Satisfied that the teleportation program is now operational again, Saviour-V re-activates his device, and teleports out properly....
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 09
I guess I need to learn more about the features available in Linux. My son who installed this linux in my computer told me that his office is using linux and they do not use any antivirus program. Let see how far this goes.
• India
30 Jan 09
hey i have never tried linux during my life time i am using XP and was using 98 and 2000 earlier found them very good
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 09
Actually my son recommended me using linux as his office is using it too and which I am growing to like linux more than XP.
@josephb (219)
• Malta
30 Jan 09
Well I used linux once but I didn't like it , I like to use many softwares like photoshop and virtual dj and all those stuff for my work and as a hobbie and all those stuff aren't good with Linux so now I'm on windows Vista and Windows Xp
• Singapore
31 Jan 09
Yup, too few choices for LINUX unfortunately.