Ubuntu Users!!

@jeneias (608)
United States
September 7, 2009 10:15am CST
How many are out there? I just recently switched from XP/Vista to Ubuntu, and am loving it so far. I don't really miss Windows, and have pretty much found replacements for all my Windows programs. Ubuntu seems a lot cleaner and faster. It's more responsive than XP/Vista. The only thing I really had a problem with in the beginning was the Terminal, because it seemed like a lot of the installation/uninstallations happen there. I'm still getting used to it but I can at least install/uninstall stuff through the terminal without Googling how. Anyway, Ubuntu isn't very popular in the normal computer world...so I'm wondering, how many MyLot users here have made the switch to Ubuntu? Do you like it? Have you switched back to Windows? Do you PLAN on switching back to Windows, or could you not live without Ubuntu now that you've had a taste of it?
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@voldrox (7200)
• India
7 Sep 09
Hi jeneias well i have both vista and linux installed in my computer but i don't much use linux coz i have to use some of the programs that are there in the windows, well but linux is definitely better i have to say... much better looking and faster and yeah but i don't know much of the commands for the terminal otherwise linux would have been a huge hit, that is one of the reasons why linux is not so popular. . . . have a nice day jeneias
@jeneias (608)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Yes I agree I was a little turned off by the Terminal, at first, but then I started to like it. It reminds me of Star Trek (and I love Star Trek!). Plus, once you type a command a few times, you'll remember it and it'll be like second nature.
@Asylum (47988)
• Manchester, England
7 Sep 09
There are so many programs and features that can be used without the need for a Terminal that it should not be a great deterrent. You can use Linux in the same way as Windows and gradually accustom yourself with the terminology required. Even Windows requires the use of Command Prompt for several sources of information, but many people just ignore it and continue with the Graphical User Interface.
@jeneias (608)
• United States
7 Sep 09
I agree. And I'm used to the Terminal now, it just took a while. And about Windows..well, there is nothing that "requires" the Command Prompt, since Windows babied all their users with the Graphical Interface. You can use the COmmand Prompt, but it's not needed. Ever. I've never used it and I've used Windows for YEARS now.
@Asylum (47988)
• Manchester, England
7 Sep 09
I am still running Windows but I will not give up Linux either. I currently have a live install of Ubuntu on a 16 Gb flash drive, so I can use this to boot into Ubuntu on any machine whatsoever. I have installed Crossover Office and Microsoft Office because I am not a lover of Openoffice. Nevertheless, I am perfectly happy with all other features and do not intend using any Windows software apart from office in Ubuntu.
@jeneias (608)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Hey I've heard that the Live Install is a bit slower than the real install. Not sure if this is true! Glad to know you've made the switch (somewhat). You do know that in Ubuntu, you can use OpenOffice, and it opens all Windows documents files too? Just saying. If you're using Windows just for that, you don't need it. Thanks for your response!
@Asylum (47988)
• Manchester, England
8 Sep 09
Yes, the live install is much slower at loading, but that is not a problem to me. As for openoffice, I have used it in the past and agree that it is a very good office suite, although the features available in Microsoft Excel make it a must have program.
@aurerm (371)
• Switzerland
12 Sep 09
I have Ubuntu on my netbook. Quite nice. I am also amazed how good Ubuntu recognizes hardware in laptops. Still, my main machine is on Windows 7, my home server is Win 2003 Server Enterprise. But on the Windows server there are 2 Virutal Machines Linux. One is Suse, one is Ubuntu. I must say, for a consumer, Ubuntu is really great!
• Indonesia
9 Sep 09
Linux is so interest for me. Beside simple i can get it without money. I use linux in 4 years ago when i still high school. But i use windows vista too. Vista use for my work. There's Office 2007 which can be utilized anything. I prefer Linux and was dropped with me for learn about programming and my first program i made from dos in linux. I always follow linux update starting second grade high school until now. The installation is so simple and quickly. When I use windows is too many different on which i found it. I have spend much money to get it.
@jeneias (608)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I agree, nothing is better than free. Also, you can use OpenOffice in Ubuntu to replace Office. :)
@EliteUser (3966)
• Australia
8 Sep 09
Hey, I haven't really got the chance to switch to Ubuntu, but according to some of my classmates, they really enjoyed Ubuntu, but for some reason they enjoyed Windows a little more than Ubuntu, maybe since they have grown up with it. Have a great day, happy Lotting!
@jeneias (608)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I think it just takes time to get used to. I'm sure that's how it was when Windows first came out. But, to each their own, right? :)
@wolf2999 (213)
• China
8 Sep 09
I am still running Windows.Ubuntu support chinese not enough.