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Re: When did you come to Linux?

Post by MurphCID » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:34 am

Great point about Libre Office. I have it on all my computers: this one, the Macbook Pro, my Winders desktop, the Dell G7 Gaming computer, and it works well. I use it regularly when my daughters school sends home homework using MS Publisher (I refuse to spend $100 on Publisher), so I use Libre Office to open and edit those files. I have not used Libre Office as much since it was updated to 6.x, but so far I like it, other than the standard ugly linux fonts and icons.

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Re: When did you come to Linux?

Post by SpectreOl » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:44 am

+1

A little makeover would be nice.. Main thing is that its functional, no watermarks and does what you want, without emptying your pocket book..

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Re: When did you come to Linux?

Post by BG405 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:58 pm

lsemmens wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:02 am
And Linux isn't???? With Windoze you have to purchase useful apps like Orifice, Photoshop and the like. With Linux, most are pre-installed and FREE!!!!
That's the point, really. With Windows you pay for lots of incluided stuff without being able to "build your own package". They (MS) would not get away with charging so much if the OS were more bare-bones or customizable as to the packages you wanted. Then you have to fork out extra for the really useful stuff i.e. Office. Even the Bluetooth stack had to be paid for. :x

I personally didn't like them adding all these programs for stuff I had my own choice of software for (such as Nero), knowing that this was all included in the licence fee whether I wanted it or not. It also hurts independant software houses.

In Linux you may get a good range of software included in a distro, but at least it doesn't empty your wallet in the process. :mrgreen:
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Re: When did you come to Linux?

Post by MurphCID » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:44 pm

SpectreOl wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:44 am
+1

A little makeover would be nice.. Main thing is that its functional, no watermarks and does what you want, without emptying your pocket book..
I agree, I use it all the time. I have MS office on my wife's machine because that is what she is used to, and she does not want to change. The kids machines all have Libre Office as well as the MS Office.

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Re: When did you come to Linux?

Post by Alpha_sh » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:31 am

i started using linux only a couple of months ago (march-april 2018) and it started with experimenting with virtual machines running linux, and i began comparing different distros through virtual machines, and i liked linux mint compared to many of the other distros i tried (ubuntu, manjaro, debian, fedora are some i tried) in user experience, i eventually thought "i have an extra hard drive im not using in my system, why not install linux on that to get the full experience" and began to install and use mint 18.3 (eventually installed mint 19 after it came out). i eventually started to use it more often than windows, and i decided to install all of my games on it and ended up gradually switching for good (i still have windows installed, but only use it when i need to use a program that doesnt work in linux or WINE)
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Re: When did you come to Linux?

Post by MurphCID » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:10 am

I don't see what the issue would be to make iTunes work on Linux since it works on the Mac O/S which is based on BSD. It should not be terribly hard to port it to Linux if anyone cared to do it at Apple.

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Re: When did you come to Linux?

Post by BG405 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:00 am

MurphCID wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:10 am
It should not be terribly hard to port it to Linux if anyone cared to do it at Apple.
It could be a licensing issue, it is Apple after all. :roll:
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Re: When did you come to Linux?

Post by rui no onna » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:30 pm

Around early this month or maybe late last month (via LiveUSB)? Now, I'm ready to actually install. I just need to find how to get multiboot with btrfs subvolumes working (currently on my 6th try, thread here if anyone wants to help). I'm still kinda undecided between Mint Cinnamon, Mint KDE (yeah, I know up to 2023 only), Manjaro KDE, Kubuntu and KDE Neon hence will be multibooting for now.

Tried Linux a few times over the years.
  1. Red Hat, Mandrake and Slackware in early 2000: all fail install.
  2. Ubuntu/Kubuntu (Breezy) in 2005 via the free CDs: couldn't get wifi working and even Ubuntu forums tell you to RTFM or to search Google, except there's no solution to be found via either.
  3. Kubuntu (Hardy) again in 2008: multiboot with Windows and Hackintosh so it didn't end up getting used much.
This time, I'm installing on a dedicated laptop. I dread going to Windows 10 and Macs are expensive so really hoping one of the Linux distros stick.

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