[News] New GNU/Linux User Finds Migration from Windows to GNU/Linux Easy

[News] New GNU/Linux User Finds Migration from Windows to GNU/Linux Easy

Post by Roy Schest » Tue, 02 Sep 2008 08:34:52

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Interview with a new Linux user

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| Q12: It's been a few weeks since you switched to Linux. How has it been
| overall? Do you plan to stick with it long-term?
| A: Overall it's been about the same as Windows. Something about Vista still
| creeps me out, so it feels good using an OS that doesn't feel evil. I like
| being able to get pretty much any program I want free and on demand.


Other bloggers like Leif appear to be moving to GNU/Linux these days. Their
computers are still 'counted' as Windows machines, so Microsoft/IDC/Gartner
can lie.

Why Linux...? You might be surprised

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| When you begin to add the monetary costs, the time spent in updating virus
| sofware and the frustration of a system that just doesn't work right; Linux
| becomes the obvious choice. The people that volunteer to develop Linux have
| created an easy and secure system for you and I, and people are finally
| beginning to hear about it. Spend 2 weeks using it, and you will soon
| appreciate what "freedom" really is.



Moving from Mac to Ubuntu: Why I switching

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| Why I leaving Mac
| 1. *** file management.The Finder doesn work for me. No location bar
| and no tree strucure side panel makes it difficult to navigate folders and
| move files around the way I want to.
| 2. Insufficient panels & customization. In Ubuntu I can have as many
| panels I want, can put all kinds of stuff on them, and can arrange them
| however I want. In OSX You just have the dock, and you can really only put
| applications or files on them, and you can even put in a separator to
| keep them organized.
| 3. Various other annoyances. Such as:
| * program menus are glued to the top of the screen on one monitor
| only, which detaches them from the window. This is especailly
| annoying when the program youe using is on the second monitor.
| * the date/time doesn open to a navigable calendar. I often use
| this to check dates in the past or future.
| * you can see hidden files unless you run a command from the
| terminal to turn them on. Thus, hidden files are either always on
| or always off.

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