Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Frank, Apr 22, 2012.
I always feel like I should attempt Linux, but I just don't have the skills.
I have the skills, not the time. PC costs are already nosediving while Windows is coming bundled with more useful software -- there is little incentive to deal with Linux.
If you work in a network environment, it doesn't hurt to keep a copy of Knoppix (a version of Linux that boots from CD/ROM) around for emergency use. Be sure to burn the CD as a bootable CD.
Just wait until Micro$oft crams Windows 8 down your throat. I've seen the disaster. So has my cube neighbor, who has forgotten more about IT than I ever learned. (20% of the system software code run by Unisys mainframes/Enterprise Servers still has his name on it) He's buying an iMac.
Windows 8 will have PC users longing for the days of Vista. It's that bad. Micro$soft tried to write an OS for both tablet and PC and this was an Epic Fail at both.
Knoppix has been very useful when ive had a machine take nose dive.
even though PC/windows is cheaper, the time and extra hardware needed to keep the bloatware (aero interface) running is beyond stupid. Im coming up on time to replace 2 laptops, 3 towers and im tempted to just switch to mac as for video/photo/retouch work
At work we use Winblows 7 enterprise and while its nice looking when I have everything up and running (CAD, ProQa, DeLorme, Google Earth) it gets dirt dog slow.
I'm loving Ubuntu right now. I'm thinking of putting it on my laptop as well.
If you want to see your hardware fly like nobody's business, LFS or Gentoo are the only way to go.
Of course, you also have to be okay with install times measured in hours if not days.
I don't much care what brand of OS I run as long as it does what I want.
I'm probably like most users, light graphics, light document creation, ability to save and play back music and video files, some photo editing capability and of course networking so I can attach to my home network.
I know others use higher end software products and probably have the skills to configure their systems but all I need is a basic reliable computer for personal use. Now my work system, that's a whole different ball game.
Separate names with a comma.