Which version of Linux do you use?
30 May 08
I am just about to change one of my older computers over to Linux, to see what all the fuss is about, as deep down I am not a windows/microsoft fan but don't want to jump ship totally, not yet anyway. I am thinking of using Ubunta Linux, but with so many variations around, is there really any difference between them. Does anyone also know if any linux software will work with any linux distribution, or do you have to stay within certain makes.
6 Jun 08
To start with it feels difficult to leave windows all of a sudden, But ubuntu is definitely the best distribution for new users. Its very user-friendly and the online community ubuntuforums.org is there to help you out in all your troubles. Different versions of ubuntu (kubuntu, edubuntu , xubuntu) are just different desktop environments. Ubuntu uses Gnome desktop, Kubuntu has KDE desktop. Xubuntu works on Xfse file file system. You can go for xubuntu if you are very low in terms of resources (memory etc.). Though ubuntu requires very less resources in comparision to windows. The latest edition of ubuntu, "hardy heron" (i.e. ubuntu 8.04) requires only 256 mb ram unlike vista which don't run well till you have 1Gb of ram. And those who believe that vista excellent visual effects must have a look at the graphics and visual effects of ubuntu. All linux software are open-source and free and can be used on any linux distribution. I have found a substitute to every windows software on linux and even better. You will only be disappointed if you are a big time gaming buff, as nothing much has been done on this front. Have a go for ubuntu, and you will leave windows for ever.
7 Jun 08
Well I took the plunge and cleared my spare computer of Windows XP and installed Linux Ubunta. After 24 hours, I was starting to rethink. My computer was running really slow and couldn't seem to be able to handle the Linux installation, and I thought that Linux was for the older computers ? Well after 24 hours and determined not to give up, I did a bit more surfing to find out more info and to try and see if the forums had an answer, which by the way, the Ubunta forum is excellent. Any way after reading several different reviews, i decided to try gOS, downloaded it, but then found out that the download is about 50MB to much to be written onto a CD to make a Live CD and installation. So, back to the drawing board, and I then downloaded PCLinuxOS 2007 and Mint Linux. I quite fancied either of them, but after reading some good reviews, decided on trying the Live Cd of PCLinuxOS and wow, a fantastic easy to use system. The Live CD worked as if it was already installed, the layout and colours were good, and after just a few minutes of deciding, installed it straight away. All I can say, is it seems to me a lot better than Ubunta, all the codecs are already installed, and is a lot better solution for newbies and is more complete. I would certainly recommend it.
23 May 08
Once i installed Redhat linux in my pc,but i installed it due to driver problem.The sound is not detecting by the os.I think the main problem with linux operating system is installing drivers.It is very difficult to detect printer and sound drivers.
23 May 08
Yes,linux does have some special features over windows,but there are still some probs for it,one of them is that it is difficult for us to install and configure.I am now using ubuntu7.04,it seems to be easier to be installed relatively.But there are still some probs with it such as detect printer and sound driver.Now, I can see videos on Youtube,but cannot hear anything!Hope that linux will become easier to be be used.