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Topic: The adventures of an Windows Knight at the Wild-Lands of Linux (Read 6815 times)

  • Belfrager
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The adventures of an Windows Knight at the Wild-Lands of Linux
The alternative title would be: Everything you always wanted to know about Linux but always were afraid to ask...

So, as you can see bellow my avatar, I'm posting under Linux. :)

Well, not entirely exact... I'm just experiencing Linux, I didn't installed it yet.
That's a good thing Linux has. You can see it "working" before install it.

Not only you can get a feeling about what this thing is but you can also see the kind of trouble you're in... :)
First thing I noticed is that I can connect to the Internet. Nice.
The second one is that I have no sound...

But first things first.
Linux comes in a seemingly endless variety of "distributions" (the natives calls it "distros") and "flavours".
Don't worry, they're basically the same just wrapped into different appearances to better catch us, the Windows Knights.

I've chosen a particularly attractive specimen that goes by the name of "Ubuntu Mate". She told me that she would be very light on consuming my old laptop resources so I kept her... besides "mating" was something that seemed to me interesting.

Now, for the scientific part. You have three options for the most of these distributions.
1. Install it. (no more windows)
2. Dual boot. (you'll have a screen asking you each time you open the pc what operative system you want to use)
3. What I've done so far. See how it works.

The third option will allow you to, if you want, jump to the second. Not my plan, I intend to jump directly into the enemy's territory... :)

To be continued... (depending on my mood... and survival :) )
A matter of attitude.

  • Frenzie
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Re: The adventures of an Windows Knight at the Wild-Lands of Linux
Reply #75
Good, good. :) Security and stability upgrades mostly, I assume.

  • Macallan
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Reply #76

The other, Otter, fails to keep cookies, what forces me to login every time I enter DnD and other sites. No patience.


That one might be webkit and not the browser itself - I have the same problem with Midori.
Also, Midori has the annoying habit of stopping to run scripts on pages that have been in the background for a while ( no, I don't want them to run in background tabs but they sure should run when the tab comes back to the foreground ). And lastly, it doesn't reliably save the open tabs on exit. When it starts back up it sure opens all tabs but at various points in their history, not necessarily where they were when exiting the browser.

  • Belfrager
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Re: The adventures of an Windows Knight at the Wild-Lands of Linux
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After a few months adventuring myself alone and fearless into the Linux magical woods:

Caminante que no hay camino, tu mismo lo haces al caminar...*
And I will not return back... :)

* Spanish saying about the "Way to Santiago". Walker there is no path, the path is made by your own walking...

A matter of attitude.

  • Frenzie
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Re: The adventures of an Windows Knight at the Wild-Lands of Linux
Reply #78
Cool. :)

  • Frenzie
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  • ersi
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And both are Buntuers. Makes me think that Ubuntu is already the next MS Apple. At least I felt quite limited when on Ubuntu Unity. Moving to Manjaro Xfce was rather liberating, a similar leap like from Vista to Unity. Openbox and OpenRC provided further discoveries.

  • Frenzie
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Re: The adventures of an Windows Knight at the Wild-Lands of Linux
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That's nothing inherent about Ubuntu. The one guy explicitly talks about how much better he thinks KDE (i.e. Kubuntu) is than Unity, and if I were to recommend Linux to a random person I'd probably tell them to give Xubuntu a try. But yes, Manjaro has certainly risen up these past few years.

  • ersi
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Admittedly, I also exclusively install and recommend Buntus to random people, inasmuch as Mint is really a Buntu and so is Linux Lite OS. Buntu provides the widest selection of desktops, hardware support and it stays comfy even when unmaintained. Nobody in my circle of acquaintances and friends likes to get dirty with Linux, except myself.

  • krake
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Re: The adventures of an Windows Knight at the Wild-Lands of Linux
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Quite balanced and informative, I keep it among my bookmarks since ages: DistroWatch
However, IMO there is no silver bullet distro. Each one has its pros and cons.

  • ersi
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Re: The adventures of an Windows Knight at the Wild-Lands of Linux
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Ubuntu and Mint are pretty close to the silver bullet for newcomers to Linux. Newcomers normally don't know about different desktop environments and such, so the plainest choices fit them best for the time being. The first step made, they can familiarise themselves with more options and begin to make more informed choices.

  • Belfrager
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Newcomers normally don't know about different desktop environments and such, so the plainest choices fit them best for the time being.

Yes and no.
Newcomers aren't all equal.

Ubuntu is fine for Microsoft migrants because it offers a similar graphical interface,a lot of "comodities", but what those migrants seeks is more than that in my opinion. I see Ubuntu as a nice entrance door to Linux, an initial step.

Soon I'll install other Linux distros so I can opiniate better about it. I find Ubuntu (Mate) too much "barbie thingy" to my particular taste and not too much stable.
I need something between Ubuntu and some "only terminal command" distro.
But now I'm busy with other (real) things so computers will have to wait.
A matter of attitude.

  • Belfrager
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Re: The adventures of an Windows Knight at the Wild-Lands of Linux
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I have no more enthusiam for computers.
This thread will be no more suported by me. Thank you.
A matter of attitude.

  • ersi
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Re: The adventures of an Windows Knight at the Wild-Lands of Linux
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As long as you stay on Linux, adventures never end. Keep learning and make the best of it.


  • Sparta
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well,  rather live usb you can install it at usb.

just make a partition at usb,  then use virtual box to install linux  at usb flash disk.

nor use two usb,  one  to install,  one is the destination.

i oftenly  using linux nor hiren with gparted  to troubleshoot,  fix or maintenance windows system.


you do not want to have usb windows to fix windows with tons of virus.

coz it will just infect it sobad.