About to go fully Ubuntu


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ichi

It doesn't break packages, one package's update source can't interfere with another's,

It would be funny if it did (well it's actually funny because it does, see below), considering it can only update the OS, drivers and a couple of apps.

you don't have to hunt everywhere for PPAs and have to choose between different versions of each,

Sure you don't, since it doesn't update anything but the OS, drivers and a couple of apps.

and most important of all: it actually works, and doesn't leave your system weeks or months out of date even though the updater tells you that you're "completely updated".

Except when it doesn't work:

http://social.techne...1-5316a96f9567/

http://www.zdnet.com...en-reports/5250

http://www.<< spam >...ows-update.html

http://www.vistax64....ate-driver.html

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Kreuger
Sure, you can do everything you need in Ubuntu, except that the same is true for Windows as well
Something that wasn't a part of my intital switch but has become something <i enjoy is just the fact that I can do it elsewhere and I get the freedom to do it how I want to. If I start my son out on Linux and he can do everything the same as Windows then I have no need for Windows either. Right? Your point is a bit moot. All I'm saying is that some people enjoy the challenge.

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XIII

At one point in time, I was decisive about going full Linux but I couldn't because of compatibility issues. Most of my colleagues were making presentations and prepare documents in Office 2010 and when I opened it with Open Office in Ubuntu, the formats were completely off. Tried installing Office 2007 in Wine (office 2010 is not fully supported yet) but the damn programs kept on crashing. I went back to Windows shortly afterward :(...

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Yusuf M.

Thread Cleaned

Please stay on topic.

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gadean

If Ubuntu does what you need, use it. I wish you the best of luck. It is a good OS. I prefer Mint, but there's not enough difference to argue about. :)

+1

I use Linux Mint 10 as my primary OS and couldn't be happier!

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cork1958

Ubuntu is great for new beginners but do not expect to act 100% free of problems, specially with wifi drivers and some sound cards. It still a pain in the ass in Ubuntu 10.10.

That, IMO, is the only good thing about Ubuntu. It's for beginners!!

Ubuntu Linux is what AOL is for Windows!! Baby sitting, hand held, bloated junk!!

If you REALLY want to go straight Linux, get a REAL distro, aka Slackware, Red Hat or even try my favorite Zenwalk, (Slackware based) http://zenwalk.org/

I DO wish you the best of luck though!! :)

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Flawed

That, IMO, is the only good thing about Ubuntu. It's for beginners!!

Ubuntu Linux is what AOL is for Windows!! Baby sitting, hand held, bloated junk!!

You do know that Linus, the guy who wrote the original Linux kernel, uses Ubuntu right? I guess kernel hackers are beginners then according to your logic lol.

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Gerowen

Well, I've been using Ubuntu for a while now. There are still a few very sFirefoxmall minor niggles I have, but not enough for me to not use it. I was only really using Windows for iTunes, but as I said, I now have an HTC Hero with Android so no need for it now.

I used Firefox in Win7, of which I also use in Ubuntu.

I used AceMoney in Win7, of which I also use in Ubuntu via Wine.

I used Dropbox in Win7, of which I also use in Ubuntu.

I used WLM with Facebook chat in Win7, now I use Empathy in Ubuntu.

For music I used to use winamp in Win7, and use various ones in Ubuntu. (Still havent quite found anything to beat winamp.)

I used VLC for videos in Win7, of which I also use in Ubuntu.

so as you see, there is no real reason now to keep a duel boot anymore. :)

If you only use Windows Live Messenger, I would recommend a program in the repos called emesene. It's a WLM clone with a pretty clean interface, status messages that actually update properly, user pictures that work, and a couple other neat features. Kind of like a cleaner version of the old aMSN.

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Stonkwell Bogtrotter

Been 2 weeks now, and loving it. (Y)

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simonlang

If you only use Windows Live Messenger, I would recommend a program in the repos called emesene. It's a WLM clone with a pretty clean interface, status messages that actually update properly, user pictures that work, and a couple other neat features. Kind of like a cleaner version of the old aMSN.

emesene is awesome. supports everything, also webcam and these messenger-plus color codes. and there is no need to patch the ad banners away as there arent any. :cool:

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.bin

When I used Linux, the emesene project back in the day was the only one I used. I hated the buggy GUI that aMSN caused. Mind you, I had emesene on linux back in the first few versions, and let me tell you, installing Python dependancy's was a b*tch.

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Kreuger
emesene is awesome. supports everything, also webcam and
What? They removed support a while ago and it's not supposed to return until emesene2
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ichi

What? They removed support a while ago and it's not supposed to return until emesene2

It's not in the repository builds, but you can use a PPA (ppa:bjfs/ppa) or build it yourself from svn with webcam support.

I haven't tried it myself since I don't use MSN, but apparently it works.

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Kreuger
but you can use a PPA (ppa:bjfs/ppa)
I have that repo and I just tried it last week. It doesnt work. Unless there's something you need to enable? I tried sending mine and my cousin didnt get the request and when she sent hers, same thing.
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kevpan815

I love Ubuntu as well! Way 2 Go Bro!

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simonlang

What? They removed support a while ago and it's not supposed to return until emesene2

the last time i tried webcam it was working. not so long ago. but ive got another problem these days. when i log in and start a convo, after some times all messages i write i get an error back that "message could not delivered".

have to log out and log in again to make it work.

seems like a bug to me.

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