I Like Linux

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    Loving Linux More And More

    The more I use Mint Linux the less inclined I am to go back to Windows.
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    1 Response Nov 28, 2012


    One of the things that kept me shy about switching to Linux was lies that my friends used to tell me about it. My first experience with Linux, was with Linux Educacional, a KDE-based system developed by brazilian government to run in schools. I didn't saw much difference between...
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    3 Responses Sep 6, 2011

    You See, You See

    the Kernel you can build with gcc! And if you ever find a bug, the source code is not hidden under a rug, unlike that of the Microsoft OS thugs. Unix has heritage that only come with age command line has power, I can bash script in the shower. vi is old, but like a mold, it is...
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    Nov 20, 2013

    Vicious Cycle

    My linux experience goes something like this: Install distro a, can't get something to work, search and search and search and fail Install distro b, can't get something to work, search and search and search and fail Install distro c, can't get something to work, search and...
    fascad3 fascad3
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Sep 14, 2009

    Linux Fan

    I got happy when my X's computer windows shut down so I could try out linux, I was excited but, she did not share my enthusiasm. And when she got the chance she went back to windows and I had told her if did not at least have some security she was gonna have serious problems...
    underdogblogger underdogblogger
    41-45, M
    Apr 2, 2012

    How I Got Started In Linux

    My first experience with Linux was with Mandrake in 2003.  I've tried Redhat, Suse, and over the past year stuck with Ubuntu.  Until I upgraded my motherboard, the only thing that could take the full DV quality from my video camera was Linux.  I still dual-boot...
    ricemark20 ricemark20
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Dec 16, 2008

    Linux Rules!

    Linux has been my Operating System of choice for a long, long time now and it probably will remain so for a long time. Linux is a great platform to run a computer on. For one, it's extremely modular. That means that the kernel isn't filled with rubbish that I will never use...
    HereticSafiya HereticSafiya
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 25, 2011

    Just Love Linux

    Hi everybody, 4 years ago our home computer (windows xp) crashed for the 3rd time in 2 year. we didnt know what to do but then our computer expert started talking about a FREE / OPEN SOURCE operating system called Ubuntu linux. so we tryed it out and after using it for only one...
    live4hardstyle live4hardstyle
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jan 16, 2013

    I Like People Who Like Linux More :)

    I do ! I actually am more comfortable with people who like linux more. I had seen this message a long time ago on my friends system which was shutting down "system is going down for system halt now" and I absolutely loved it. It reminded of all those movies where...
    thisismylife thisismylife
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 24, 2008

    Have Tried Some Versions, Sticked to Ubuntu Since Then

    After I heard from a very smart guy at work that he partitioned his new PC immediately after he bought it in order to install Linux besides Windows on one of the partitions I thought why I should  not also try? After playing around with several live CD I decided to buy a new...
    findtruth findtruth
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 21, 2008

    Oh Yes, The Stability And Security...

    ...the cost and the configurability. Anything else just isn't.
    bordendazed bordendazed
    1 Response Jun 4, 2011

    Linux And Me

    I have used Linux on and off for many years. Linux has extended the life of several computers through the years. Currently, I am running Linux Mint 13 MATE on my netbook and loving it!
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    1 Response Nov 27, 2012

    I bet you also like linux,

    even if you don't know what it is. Do you like Google? Google runs on Linux! :D
    JVarhol JVarhol
    22-25, M
    Jan 16, 2016

    My experience with Linux began about 10yrs ago.

    The Windows on my main computer crashed for the millionth time so I began looking for alternatives. Ubuntu was the first distro I ever experimented with. It grew from there. I began accumulating different flavors. I keep Puppy and Backtrack (Kali) for all my diagnostics and...
    aulaLaine aulaLaine
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2014

    Learning Is Free!

    I had a job where I did several jobs as part of my job. One was a System administrator For a network of computers using HPUX. My company sent me to school at HP in San Jose to learn about HPUX a version of Unix that ran on HP computers. Meanwhile at home I was running a 286...
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    1 Response Feb 3, 2011

    It Works For Me And...

    Is better than Window$! What more needs to be said?
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    Apr 17, 2009

    But I Never Really Got It Working For My W-lan

    But I'm sure, that as soon as products begin to exist only for vista I'll use Linux. I simply refuse to use Vista.
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    1 Response Jan 15, 2008

    Useful Stuff

    I'm a fan of Linux ever since my dad introduced it to me. I would love to be able to master it and use it more but I'm still very unfamiliar with some of the stuff. Thankfully, there is an abundance of support in the open-source community. My biggest problem with the shell. I...
    typeyourname typeyourname
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2007

    Dual Boot Problems

    I'm trying to clone off my XP drive onto a larger drive, then install Ubuntu 7.10 on top. It seems like I can do one or the other. If I do a clean install of windows, it works, but owing to some hardware configuration garbage a la Dell, that is absolutely not an option. When I...
    pickingoutathermos pickingoutathermos
    31-35, M
    Apr 18, 2008

    Linux Saved My Laptop

    I was running Vista Home Basic on my laptop and it became infected, I eventually lost the whole OS and couldn't do anything with my laptop. I was on the verge of giving up and saving for a new one as I couldn't even wipe the hard drive but then I found a site which mentioned...
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    2 Responses Jan 1, 2012

    I'm Linux user I appreciate

    that more than 6 years, With Ubuntu
    AhmedMossaied AhmedMossaied
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 9, 2015


    I recently upgraded to 8.10. So far, so good. Hasn't given me any real trouble. Just the usual dressing it out to do what I want kinda stuff, but no huge problems. Just thought I'd mention it in case anyone is considering the upgrade. It went well, did a good job of...
    dmwinchester dmwinchester
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2008

    The Very Best

    I love linux, for both technological and ideological reasons. It's powerful, secure, easy on the resources and, if you know what you're doing, it provides a level of customization far beyond any other desktop operating system today. It's free and is a true product of human...
    MechAnnika MechAnnika
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2010

    My Attempts To Get Started And Blind Luv

    Well yeah, I'm a newbie, I started just 2-3 months ago and I still don't know things and most of them probably will stay unknown for me forever. Sad, but makes me feel more respect, let's say... Okay, so here's how I began. 2-3 moths ago I got extremely annoyed with my Windows...
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    2 Responses Dec 6, 2009

    Understanding Computers 101

    linux learn it love it live it   the words above, I heard back in 1999 from a security guru. Haven't looked back since.  I have ran a few distros...... slackware, redhat/fedora, ubuntu/kubuntu, suse, mandriva/mandrake, gentoo, dsl, hmmmmmmmm oh yeah, and how...
    MisterM MisterM
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 10, 2008

    I Like Linux

    My first experience with Linux was Red Hat 9, while I was a student. Didn't care for it too much & thus stuck with Windows for awhile longer. Then a co-worker turned me on to Ubuntu. I started with 6.10 (Edgy Effects) and like it well enough that I then upgraded to the Beta...
    dmwinchester dmwinchester
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 27, 2007

    Linux Noob

    Okay, so before this year, I had never used Linus, never cared to, never even googled it. But I've had the opportunity to install and play with a few different types of Linux in school this year. I think it's uber fascinating! I've played with SuSe, Ubuntu, and PC Linux OS. I'm...
    mimsy2 mimsy2
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Sep 13, 2008

    Another Linux Guy

    Hey all! : ) I've been using Linux since the summer of 2002. I needed to use it for a job, and at the time I'd never even heard of it before. But as I started to get used to using it, I began to become more and more intrigued. By the end of the summer, I was determined to...
    cthunter01 cthunter01
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 8, 2010

    I Like Linux Cause?

    I like it cause you customize so much and not mention not having to deal with so many viruses, of can't forget the price $0.00 but, I like it so much I would be willing to pay. windows cd's cost so much it is ridiculous!! Anyway here is the laptop below.
    linuxfreedom linuxfreedom
    41-45, M
    Nov 7, 2011

    Linux User For Almost 20 Years

    I was a mature student (25 years old) when I went to University to study Software and Information Engineering. I first was introduced to Linux while I was there. A friend of mine had bought a copy from, at the time, the only supplier in the country.  Since I had started...
    silkmaze silkmaze
    Aug 31, 2010

    Novice Linux User

    bought my first computer oct 2003. first ran linux oct 2005. bought second, third, and fourth computers early 2006. started using linux full time mar 2006. all my computers are now mac and microsoft free. i feel free. i feel clean. i love it. linux ain't so hard to learn. it...
    cybormoron cybormoron
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Oct 6, 2006

    I need help. I have a new domain,

    and hosting account registered and want to start a site. My goal is to make a site full of tutorials and news that make it easier for those without a lot of technical knowledge to better safeguard themselves against hackers, mass surveillance, privacy issues, anonymity issues...
    NullFaith NullFaith
    31-35, M
    Jan 24, 2014

    i've put Mint Linux on my laptop

    as I want to get away from microsoft. (XP goes out of support in April). It is much easier than I expected, and you don't really have to use the terminal very much either. Highs recommended - especially as it is free
    ThatGirlAlison ThatGirlAlison
    31-35, F
    Jan 14, 2014
    AhmedMossaied AhmedMossaied
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 27, 2015
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