30 Days With Linux

Linux TuxThe folks at [H] Consumer have recently spent 30 days with Linux to see what the open-source OS currently has to offer to average PC users. Is Linux a viable alternative to Windows for Mr. and Mrs. Everybody? The [H] team has its own take on the subject, but I’d be curious to read what you guys have to say about it too.

Many people, daunted by Vista’s hardware requirements and product activation issues, claim on various boards how they plan to “switch to Linux.” We spend 30 days using nothing but Ubuntu Linux to find out if this is truly a viable alternative for the consumer.

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3 Responses to 30 Days With Linux

  1. My favourite OS :D For that matter, I’m using it right now, though he used 6.10, I think (read it the other day), and I’m using the alpha of 7.04. 7.04 will have the wobbly window effects courtesy of Compiz installed by default, though they have to be enabled through the System > Preferences menu. He only tested desktops, as well, so he doesn’t know about the wireless. As of 6.10 setting up wireless is still a bit annoying, but 7.04 has wireless roaming installed and enabled by default to make it install-and-go much faster. The last improvement that comes readily to mind is the presence of a metapackage in the Add/Remove screen which installs all the proprietary codecs so you don’t have to use ubuntuguide or hunt around for all the necessary parts.

  2. My favourite OS :D For that matter, I'm using it right now, though he used 6.10, I think (read it the other day), and I'm using the alpha of 7.04. 7.04 will have the wobbly window effects courtesy of Compiz installed by default, though they have to be enabled through the System > Preferences menu. He only tested desktops, as well, so he doesn't know about the wireless. As of 6.10 setting up wireless is still a bit annoying, but 7.04 has wireless roaming installed and enabled by default to make it install-and-go much faster. The last improvement that comes readily to mind is the presence of a metapackage in the Add/Remove screen which installs all the proprietary codecs so you don't have to use ubuntuguide or hunt around for all the necessary parts.

  3. I have using Ubuntu 10.10 since it came out and will never go back to Windows. I tried previous versions and 10.04 and 10.10 did it for me. I love Linux.

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