Try it again with the latest version.I liked it as well, used it on an old IBM thinkpad laptop, although I never was able to sort out it connecting to the internet, might have to dig it out and have another look
thats the irony, its actually easier to install than windows xp. Stick the CD in and boot up off that, it asks you some questions, then click install and off you go. Come back 20 minutes later after having a brew or fitting some mods and its done. Off you go :rock:Many peeps are afraid or not knowledgeable enough to go to it. I would have been one of them.
I always carry an emergency ubuntu stick around with me just in case, as it has the most up to date kernel and therefore boots and gets on the network usually without incident...Ubuntu provides a great source of revival for some of my old laptops. The only issues I run into are some drivers (lack thereof) for the integrated stuff. ,
I prefer my OS to be somewhat stripped-down. I continue to use Slackware on my server (no real reason to change it), but no longer on my desktop. Usually I'm fine with compiling everything manually, but when there's a zillion dependencies (i.e. Kino) or a pain-in-the-rear dependency (like libFOX), the stress isn't worth it, and I want more/better packages.nghhh, is there anyone left on slackware ? RH/Centos or opensolaris ftw...
Even for a business user I don't see much if any advantage to windows these days. When I was in school for IT, most students who knew what they were doing were using linux or mac (alot of people were using a mac laptop and a linux workstation). Even on windows and macs I generally use the non-microsoft office alternatives such as openoffice and abiword.Been using it for a couple years. As long as you are mainly doing surfing its great. IO think if you are doing a lot of business stuff (Microsoft) you might want to have a duel boot. I don't bc I'm retired.
I finally upgraded to 9.10 a couple weeks ago. Big improvement. As you pointed out Ubuntu/Firefox = no anti-virus programs...for now. That will probably change as more peeps start using it.
Well..that's why I use it. Not bc I know what I am doing but my son graduated in Computer Engineering in 1998 and he has been using it forever. He works for a large computing/IT company and he says most use it on their machines. Otherwise I would never in a million years use it probably.Even for a business user I don't see much if any advantage to windows these days. When I was in school for IT, most students who knew what they were doing were using linux
Exactly my situation as of about a year ago. I started by running it from a flash drive, figuring that I'd finally succeed at bringing Windows back up on the eee, but recently I made a full install. It does just what I need when I'm on the road. Open Office does fine with the major Microsoft formats.Windows XP finally crapped the bed on my Asus Eee netbook, so I downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 and installed it last night. So far, I am thoroughly impressed with the GUI and ease of use.