Why I like Linux better then Windows

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Why I like Linux better then Windows

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Hi Everybody

I don't know really why I like Linux better than Windows. I think it is because Linux is a better system. Because I rather use Linux then Windows. Might be because Windows is bad. Every time they release a new update something goes wrong. While Linux has better updates and is a better system. I use both Linux Mint and ElementaryOS, but I like Linux mint best. The only time I had problem with Linux was when I use Linux Kernel 5.8.0 because my laptop lost sound with it. So I went back to Linux Kernel 5.4.0 and sound came back. Is there someone who knows if any other Linux Kernel has problem to play sound if one has a Dell Latitude E6420 with PulseAudio sound drivers? Because Kernel 5.8.0 couldn't be use since it seams that it lost the sound drivers for the sound card my laptop has. If I understand correct 5.8.0 is not a LTS kernel. While 5.4.0 is a LTS kernel. So as long as I don't know if this problem with 5.8.0 I will not update the kernel to it.

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Re: Why I like Linux better then Windows

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wike1970 wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 7:19 am
Is there someone who knows if any other Linux Kernel has problem to play sound if one has a Dell Latitude E6420 with PulseAudio sound drivers?
I would suggest that you ask this valid question in the section about sound, multimedia and codecs. It will be easier to find and attract more attention, especially if you give it a clear, descriptive title. Your question is now buried in what is otherwise a chatty topic, which is fine, but doesn't help in getting answers.
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Hello Christer,
Welcome to linux Mint.
Hope you will enjoy the distro for many years.
if the 5.4 kernel works there is no need to upgrade to 5.8 at this time 5.4 is long term supported kernel and will continue to receive security updates until 2025.
So I would not upgrade if your hardware is working well on 5.4.
Enjoy!
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First off,
Welcome to the forums! :) Secondly, I am glad your like me as we both are Linux users who love the system.
Sincerely,
Jesse

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For me Windows is not even an option I can consider any more with all the spying going on there, reporting back home, online account needed etc. It also seems they make the desktop experience worse with every new release. I'm very much a traditional desktop user so Mint is perfect for me. Tried a number of Linux distros over the years but settled on Mint as the best mix of the things I want. I just wish the standard repos had more software in them and newer versions of things, but that is pretty minor all things considered.
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I don't know really why I like Linux better than Windows.
Mainly because Linux is waiting for me, while I am always waiting on windows.
Linux works faster than I work.
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I know very well the reason why I like practically any current system better than any Windows: it's called Windows File Explorer.
Even if everything that Microsoft is accused of would be dropped, there would still be this weird piece of software that is a reason for divorce - malicious attack on the user's mind - or something like that.
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The day that Microsoft makes a product that doesn't suck is the day that they make a vacuum cleaner. I found that from Reddit. I try to recommend Linux as much as possible.
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I'm still have some Windows PCs available,
as some folks think that I'm some sort of Tech Dude,
& are able to fix an Windows System . .
thus I've an need to be somewhat across, just how bad that system, actually is.
:roll:
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Re: Why I like Linux better then Windows

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I don't think anyone likes Windows. We just tolerate it. :wink:
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Michael_Hathaway wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:08 am
I don't think anyone likes Windows. We just tolerate it. :wink:
Possibly the best answer.
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