I am running Windos7 now and have bin trying to switch to Ubuntu for several years and I have both systems installed on my dual boot desktop. With each new release I upgrade and hope that I will be able to completely switch to Ubuntu. I did not like the Dash but I got used to it. My problem is always to find the right drivers for the hardware that I have. Widows 7 goes out and automatically finds all the drivers that I need. Furthermore, some of the simplest things to get accomplished in Window takes a lot of extra work in Ubuntu. One example is copying a section of a picture. In Window I just use a tool to select a square and do Ctrl C and Ctrl P into my application. In Ubuntu I have to go from point to point to select the four sides and then it may not be square. I also have problems with Mail Merge. I have to search for everything in Ubuntu (maybe I am still on a learning curve) but in Windows I can get things done in a few minutes where it would take me half an hour or more in Ubuntu to do the same thing (Except Thunderbird and Firefox - I use both in Windows and Ubuntu). I have also been with computers since the days of CP/M and BBS'S and I do not like Microsoft and their hard-nosed ways (the likes of the former IBM dominant computer giant) and would love to get away from Windows entirely. I even tried some of the programs to run Windows programs from within Ubuntu but always there are several that I cannot run. Sometimes I have problems with Firefox where some sites will not display or run everything on the site and I have to use Explorer to get don what I want.
I do think though, that eventually the Linux based Ubuntu will replace Windows the way that Microsoft replaced IBM as the dominant computer operating system and Microsoft will go the way of IBM.
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