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Ten words or less: "I don't use Linux because..."

By Jay Garmon Contributor ·
In ten words or less, complete the following sentence: "I don't use Linux because..."

I'll start with "...I'm required to use Windows for work."

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It is but the Live version

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to There never was a Ubuntu ...

Like all Live versions of Linux is slow running off a CD Drive.

Even for a Debian Deritive it's a particuarly easy Distro to play with and should work quite well for the market that it's aimed at.

Col

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It was delayed.

by nighthawk808 In reply to There never was a Ubuntu ...

The last I saw (about a month or two ago) it was officially being delayed in order to give it more time for testing. They're going to longer support cycles so they want to make sure they've got it right. Best of luck to them.

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Not use, or not install?

by ajole In reply to She

The Live CD would allow you to use Linux without doing anything to the laptop, so depending on the wording of your contract, you may be OK.
The joke they are referring to (in my take on it)is the idea that you need to save for a computer, as Linux will run on the $100 refurbs, $200 new white boxes, any box you presently have, etc. No big money costs there, and no loss of whatever OS you have now.
Good luck!

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Knoppix

by Vetch_101 In reply to She

If you boot to Knoppix - what they don't know won't hurt them....

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Try Mepis

by cbertram In reply to She

It is a kubunto distro, and it works very well as a live CD. Then you don't have to install it on the HD. I like Knoppix and BeatrIX for old hardware, but run a dual boot xp/mepis 6 beta3 on my t41.

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No it isn't!

by apotheon In reply to Try Mepis

Kubuntu is a KDE-using variant of Ubuntu. Ubuntu is based on Debian.

MEPIS is based on Debian.

MEPIS is, in fact, an older distribution than Ubuntu (and the even younger Kubuntu). The only relationship between the two is that they are both Debian-based. MEPIS is not "a kubunto[sic] distro" by any stretch!

That having been said . . .

MEPIS is excellent, as LiveCD distributions go. For those who find its default configuration to their taste, I definitely recommend it. Like many spin-off distributions, however, it's not really suited to having its configuration monkeyed with too much, so if you want something more customized for your particular tastes you might want to look into Debian itself.

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Oops, O starry one

by nighthawk808 In reply to She

Sorry. I was trying to catch up on my discussions and was posting in a bit of a hurry. I didn't realize it was you I was responding to. I'd have known better otherwise.

I hope you took it as a compliment that I thought of you as "one of the guys". You should.

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This is my first and last entry into the Linux debate.

by robax In reply to I think you missed

I don't use Linux
..because I don't need to.
..because I do my work with applications not Operating Systems
..because my OS choice is motivated by purpose and function, not ideology.
..because I don't buy into fud nor hype.
..because OSX would be the second choice.
..because I don't need Apache.
..because I have a job with performance measures.
..because my social conscience is where it belongs.. with real people in real need.
..because I can afford to choose my applications and not worry about their purchase price.
..because I don't have a 'box'.
..because my cpu is more powerful than a 386.
..because I need to learn another OS like I need to pick up z80 machine language.
..because I have better things to do with my life.
..because I have tasks, hobbies and interests other than playing with operating systems.
..and because I'd like to get on them them now.

On a side note.. I have thrice over 9 years attempted to install and use Linux. Each effort ended up in a wasted day and reaffirmed all of the above reasons.

Open source is a great method for creating software. It is not a method for creating great software. A narrow mind will confuse these things.

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Point by point?

by apotheon In reply to This is my first and last ...

I don't use Windows . . .

because I don't need to.

because I don't want my work to vanish because of my Operating System.

because my OS choice is motivated by purpose and function, not marketing.

because I don't buy into fud or hype.

because OSX would be the second choice.

because I don't need IIS.

because I have a job where performance matters.

because my social conscience is where it belongs: with real people in real need.

because I can afford to choose my applications and not worry about their corporate acceptability.

because I don't have a "PC" -- I know what they're really called.

because my cpu is more powerful than a 386, and I don't want it to act like a 386 under the weight of Redmond.

because I need to learn another OS every time Microsoft decides it wants more money like I need to pick up z80 machine language.

because I have better things to do with my life than fix mysterious magical Windows problems and chase malware.

because I have tasks, hobbies and interests other than keeping abreast of the latest bugs introduced by Windows Update.

(I decided to leave "and because I'd like to get on them them now" alone because it doesn't make any sense.)

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Bravo

by jamas In reply to Point by point?

Well said! Does anybody have the link to "Linux is not Windows"? Cause someone needs to read it...ahum Robax...ahum!

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