Linux


#1

So I’ve been hearing from a lot of people that linux is the ****.
What I take of it,
is that linux needs to make a more user friendly…everything…
I’ve had ubuntu on my laptop before, and I’ve gotta say, it was hard to do anything.

What are the ups and downs of linux?


#2

Most of the people who say linux is the best are techies.

pros: FREE; fast; not usually bloated with much of the crapware that Windows comes preinstalled with; a lot of community support; a lot of extensions/customizations available; techie friendly, can tweak it a lot; good environment for setting up your own web server, ftp server, mail server, etc.

cons: your favorite application might not be available for it, so you may have to look for an alternative; configuration is often via configuration files, specifying options that are documented somewhere if you know where to look (vs. point and clicky wizards in Windows); some hardware devices might not be supported, but that has gotten a lot better over the years; learning curve if you’ve never used it before.

My advice: make a list of your must have applications and devices, and see if they’re supported before making the leap.


(VincentD) #3

I really want to try Ubuntu, but the lack of any real video editing software has turned me off.


(JM) #4

If you need access to your windows only programs then just make a partition and have two OS on your computer. It’s really easy to use and Ubuntu actually can do it for you.