Ten reasons why not to switch to Linux

Jun 15, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Examiner.com

Anyone familiar with the wolrd of computing is probably no stranger to the Linux pitch.

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#1
Jun 17, 2011
 
A couple of valid points, but a complete miscarriage of understanding of Linux. Perhaps he shouldn't hang out with his fanboy friends to get his info.

Perhaps he should have tried Linux Mint as it is easier to use than Ubuntu.

Also I'm not sure why he's ANGRY when he doesn't get free support for a free product.(They article reads that way to me.) Using Google I've always been able to find what I want.

I've been using Linux (Mint) for over 4 years, and have spent less time wrangling with it than I ever did with MS windows.

My advice is use the software that you like. I like Linux myself and that's what I use!

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#2
Jun 17, 2011
 
Im having the same issues with ATI/AMD graphics myself.
I trolled dozens of pages looking for a solution,and Iv not found one yet.
I did try mint ,but being Ubuntu based it also failed.
I tried Fedora and was up and running with no problems with my graphics card(HIS Radeon HD 6790),thats after the first install failed,but...that gnome and KDE desktop really sucks bad,for me anyway.
Iv only had the problem using 64bit.But if I cant find a solution,one thing is going,and thats not my graphics card.
bill

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Jun 19, 2011
 
Try "Puppy Linux" it is great.

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Jun 19, 2011
 
bill wrote:
Try "Puppy Linux" it is great.
I tried it a few weeks ago,fast,but its like a cartoon.And being root at login by default is not such a good idea
ThatNoodleGuy

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Jun 27, 2011
 
You do get free tech support, and it can be found on the various Linux forums on the web. It is either:
A) The questions are too vague (My video doesn't work! Why?!!!)
B) The question has been asked 1000 times before
C) The question is frankly, stupid (Where is the any key)
D) Any combination of A-D
A is usually responded to with people telling you that you need to post more info.
B usually results in RTFM (or JFGI).
C usually results in a GTFO.
D can result in any of the above.
If you post a specific question supported with the appropriate specs and logs, and you give what you have tried, the community is exceedingly helpful.

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Jun 27, 2011
 
ThatNoodleGuy wrote:
You do get free tech support, and it can be found on the various Linux forums on the web. It is either:
A) The questions are too vague (My video doesn't work! Why?!!!)
B) The question has been asked 1000 times before
C) The question is frankly, stupid (Where is the any key)
D) Any combination of A-D
A is usually responded to with people telling you that you need to post more info.
B usually results in RTFM (or JFGI).
C usually results in a GTFO.
D can result in any of the above.
If you post a specific question supported with the appropriate specs and logs, and you give what you have tried, the community is exceedingly helpful.
Post 2#
64bit Ubuntu,Radeon HD 6790 drivers open and closed not working...32 fine..and no Im not going backwards

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Jun 27, 2011
 
And been using Ubuntu from 8.10 with no problems I could not find answers to on IRC or the net..until now
ThatNoodleGuy

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Jun 27, 2011
 
Sometimes it's like that, unfortunately. Something interesting is that I did not discover the command necessary to boot Backtrack 3 (made 2008 or so) on my laptop (got hung on some invalid interrupt requests or something) until last week on a 3rd party forum. However, given that ISO is 3 years old, I don't have any use for it now.
I'm glad you found that solution though. It sucks when you have that perfect distro minus that one thing (for me on Ubuntu, it was that suckish NetworkManager that randomly dropped my internet)
JMR

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Jul 1, 2011
 

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Article says:
"The Linux open-source operating system (OS) has rapidly spawned fanfare globally since its inception in the early 80's"

What???? Linus Torvalds didn't announce Linux until 1991, I'd like to know where the author gets that "early 80's" timeframe since the inception of Linux

Get your facts right first......
malith

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#10
Jul 9, 2011
 
it's nice but having many bugs!such as compiz manager in Ubuntu.When we change cube function in compiz manager side bar function will be lose or machine will be stack!

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#11
Jul 11, 2011
 
11. I don't want to learn anything new or different.

I dislike these types of "technical" commentaries. Ten reasons why to use X Ten reasons not to use Y. Most often the information is not relevant or useful in providing you with any type of useful information. Sort of like my response.
Robin

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#12
Jul 20, 2011
 
The better distros have hardware compatibility pages that should be investigated before installing Linux on a machine it may not be compatible with. Some Linux distributions work awesomely on my hardware, others just balked on it when I tried them out.

For me Linux does everything I used Windows for (schoolwork, music editing, web and e-mail, chat, photo editing, etc).

The author is right about gaming on Linux, but that's getting alot better these days too. An app called WINE lets you run all kindsa Windows stuff on Linux.

World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy run awesomely in WINE.
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Jul 25, 2011
 
Linux is the best free os out there I've run Ubuntu 10.10, and Puppy Linux and its been running awesome. It's equipped with everything that its compatible and I been using WINE to run some windows programs. I've been working on a project that is a ubuntu based and a puppy based linux os anyone feel free to check it out. http://www.mabuntu.co.cc/

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Jul 26, 2011
 
Meatball wrote:
Linux is the best free os out there I've run Ubuntu 10.10, and Puppy Linux and its been running awesome. It's equipped with everything that its compatible and I been using WINE to run some windows programs. I've been working on a project that is a ubuntu based and a puppy based linux os anyone feel free to check it out. http://www.mabuntu.co.cc/
Iv still yet to get my video card running on ubuntu.
HIS IceQx HD Radeon 6790.
Iv gone from 64 to 32 bit and still problems.
Iv crawled over every ubuntu/site link I can find on the subject,and still nothing.
9.04 I was using a HD 57** card and no problems...out of the box.

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