I should've ditched Windows a LONG time ago...

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  1. violator

    violator New Member

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    recently made the switch to Ubuntu...

    zomg!!!!1!!!


    the initial setup was tedious at first, but i've fallen in love with apt-get/synaptic... only app i miss from Windows is uTorrent, so I'm using azureus... I know i can just use wine... but whatever


    still can't figure out how to run multiple videos in VLC or totem though :wtc:
     
  2. samm

    samm Next in Line

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    congrats on switching
     
  3. violator

    violator New Member

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    doubt it...

    only real reason i could see to switch back to Windows would be for the games, but i don't play any... so... yeah

    i like how ubuntu has a big community, i like how GNOME isn't messing around, i like apt-get / Synaptic, and just the idea of free, community maintained software
     
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    Doubtful... Most people never go back.
     
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    :bigthumb:

    I just deleted my XP partition.
     
  6. Balzak

    Balzak New Member

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    Can someone tell me where i can look up more info on Ubuntu?
     
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  8. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i ordered a mac cd, a 32 bit pc cd, and a 64 bit pc cd
    i wonder when they will arrive. ordered them a few days ago.
    downloading the iso now
     
  9. Balzak

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    Thanks, downloading now :)

    Are there compatibility issues? Can I expect to be able to instal all the programs that I have in windows, here?
     
  10. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    They're only taking a few weeks right now. I ordered a box of 45 and they came in a few weeks. Right after the new release comes out, it takes about 6 or 8 weeks, but it's been a while since Breezy came out, so they're nice and quick.
     
  11. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Windows programs won't work on Linux. However, there are equivalent (or better) programs for almost everything. The only things I can think of that there aren't equivalents for on Linux are games.
     
  12. Balzak

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    Is there a Linux equivalent of SolidWorks 2006? I need this for drawing parts and assemblies

    Where would I go to find these software titles? It just seems to me that everything is windows
     
  13. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    just used the 64 bit live cd on my computer...damn cool. i always had trouble loading any linux cds on this computer (amd athlon 64 3000+)

    it loaded fine, obviously taking a little time because it's all off a cd. everything worked. i could even browse a windows network
     
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    photoshop>gimp
     
  15. happyrobots

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    I am also wondering this. Where can you find the equivalent to windows programs?

    I know nothing about linux but want to give it a try, so which linux is best for newbies as well?
    And everytime I need an app (say ftp manager), just google "linux ftp" or what? As asked above, any sites for linux programs?
     
  16. Wolfden

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    ftp I use gftp in linux

    check out this site to see what is available for what - scroll down to the table, you will be suprised how many choices you have
    http://albertwhite.com/pub/linux/windows-linux.html
     
  17. urbanride

    urbanride Vodka Powered

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    i use different oses for what they are good at

    main box = windows.sp2.corp.xp
    laptop = windows.sp2.corp.xp
    tvbox = ubuntu
    dedicated shell 1 = debian
    dedicated shell 2 = debian
    dedicated webserve = debian
     
  18. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Hm, stuff like SolidWorks is pretty specific and it's tougher to find Linux eqivalents for those types of things. For common applications (office stuff, internet stuff, etc), it's easy.

    If you're using a good Linux distro, you'll have a package manager (apt on Debian/Ubuntu) that tracks down and installs software for you. On Ubuntu, if you're looking for something, you just open up Synaptic, search for what you want, then hit install and it downloads, installs and configures it for you. Way nicer than finding and installing software on Windows (IMO at least).
     

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