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Making the switch from Windows to Linux

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by Prime Time, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. LesBaker

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    I'd like to hear more about Ubuntu......I played with it years ago and it was OK........whats it like now?
     
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    I plug the bass and guitars, acoustic and electric, along with microphones directly into the pc. There are synths, pianos, drums and other instruments that I program in my DAW, FL Studio 10, which are then mixed into stereo.
     
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    Linux mint is where it is at my friend.
     
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    Linux Mint
     
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    Windows 8 is awful. 7 is good though. If they would ditch that bullcrap tablet stuff they're doing with 8 (or at least make it optional) it would be so much better. The problem is despite consumers loudly stating their displeasure (sale of PCs have dropped since the release) they're still trying to force it. Which sucks
     
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    7 isn't bad, but I've always preferred XP and thought it was their best effort. After suffering through ME though Microsoft owes me a better version of 8, I agree with you the PC version needs to be a bit different from the tablet and phone version. For the life of me I don't know why they don't get that, all they have to do is look at what Apple did.
     
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    My work PC is a Lenovo Helix with Win-8 and I love it.

    I think Win-8 wouldn't be as good, however, without a touch screen.
     
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    And the Apple folks would call you too stubborn to know what you are talking about. :sneaky:

    I am a self proclaimed tech geek. I buy and sell tech gear constantly.
    • I used to build and sell (for fun) PCs
    • I have used every version of windows since 3.1
    • I have owned Windows laptops and tablets
    • I have owned and installed custom Android ROMS, from the Dell Streak thru each of the Galaxy Note series.
    Again, constantly buying and selling.

    Initially when outfitting my family with laptops, I tried Toshiba, Sony, and Dell... But constantly had "to fix problems" related to virus, bad software installs or updates, etc.

    The last 3 years; it been 100% Apple into my household for personal computers. Here's why; they just work. And... They last.

    My days of being the household IT guy is gone!

    That said, I got my eye on what Windows is doing with the Surface. I think they might win the laptop/tablet hybrid race.
     
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    #33 Stranger, Apr 20, 2014
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    For me, it's IBM/Lenovo. They consistently are the best rated consumer machines. Unfortunately, most of the rating systems don't include Lenovo, which is how Apple gets to the top.

    Bottom line, I guess I don't like company's that steal virtually all of their major innovations and then pass them off as their own to the public. Microsoft is no better. However, Jobs' arrogance always rubbed me the wrong way.

    The following was 1968, yes, I did not mistype that, I said 1968...

     
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    Douglas Engelbart, a lot of us didn't know about him.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Engelbart

    I agree on Lenovo. They'd be #1 in my book right now.

    I'd say they are really pushing the hybrid space with devices like the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix (which I've been using at work) and to a lesser degree the Yoga line. But they are getting really creative and it's awesome!
     
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    bunch of nerds.
     
  15. Stranger

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    pot
     
  16. Stranger

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    they started that project in 1962. this was way before Xerox Parc, where Jobs and Gates were handed all the tech for free.
     
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    Have you seen the movie "Jobs"? It was a good watch.

    I'm not sure how historically accurate it was, but he certainly took a lot of risks and was insane in the pursuit of his vision for Apple.
     
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    Naw, I'm not very good at watching fictional accounts
     
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    Saved everything in the HD to a 16 gb Sandisk. Burned the ISO file to a DVR but the Dell pc doesn't acknowledge that it's even there. Dumbass! What's next, boot the Linux Mint from the Sandisk?