My Year With Linux

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My Year With Linux

#1 Postby KBD » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:44 am

I don't mind telling you guys I would have saved myself a lot of frustration on my desktop computer if I had just stayed with Mepis, leaving it on there, but inquiring minds and all that :-)
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Re: My Year With Linux

#2 Postby Jerry3904 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:07 am

Good blog post.
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Re: My Year With Linux

#3 Postby Adrian » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:03 am

Hardware is by far the biggest issue/problem with Linux. If you find a Linux operating system that works perfectly on your machine you should drop to your knees and thank the good Lord above.

I'm not religious, but I have obviously need to start to believe that somebody up above loves me because I don't have any hardware problems with 6 different type of computers, any top 20 distros work just fine on them.

What hardware problems did you have?

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Re: My Year With Linux

#4 Postby zeeone » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:36 am

I still belive in the old school of Linux, if it works for you, use it.
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Re: My Year With Linux

#5 Postby uncle mark » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:43 am

Adrian wrote:I'm not religious, but I have obviously need to start to believe that somebody up above loves me because I don't have any hardware problems with 6 different type of computers, any top 20 distros work just fine on them.


Pretty much my experience too. My laptops are old (but not too old), and my desktops are built with standard off-the-shelf second-generation components. My miserly ways have served me well.
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Re: My Year With Linux

#6 Postby KBD » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:45 am

Jerry3904 wrote:Good blog post.


Thanks Jerry!

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#7 Postby malspa » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:46 am

Adrian wrote:I'm not religious, but I have obviously need to start to believe that somebody up above loves me because I don't have any hardware problems with 6 different type of computers, any top 20 distros work just fine on them.


Thinking along the same lines when I read the blog post. I don't use wireless, so I can't say anything about that. Haven't encountered the "major freezing problem" with Ubuntu 12.04 on the two installations here. Suspend, hasn't been a real issue. Fedora 14, 15, 16, and 17, all great here. Not sure what's meant by "this distro was crap, that distro was lousy," not enough info. A desktop pc and two notebooks here, with a bunch of different distros. I'm incredibly lucky, I suppose.

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Re: My Year With Linux

#8 Postby KBD » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:49 am

Adrian wrote:I'm not religious, but I have obviously need to start to believe that somebody up above loves me because I don't have any hardware problems with 6 different type of computers, any top 20 distros work just fine on them.

What hardware problems did you have?


You are a very lucky person :-) I've had numerous problems from wireless not working to the computer overheating, from freezing up, video issues, to problems with suspend. Sometimes an OS will not boot up at all. I've had the best luck with Mepis and SolusOS across my computers, as mentioned, Ubuntu has been a crap shoot.

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Re: My Year With Linux

#9 Postby KBD » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:51 am

zeeone wrote:I still belive in the old school of Linux, if it works for you, use it.


Yeah, that has pretty much been my conclusion :-)

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Re: My Year With Linux

#10 Postby malspa » Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:52 am

SolusOS -- does sound pretty nice, for folks who want that GNOME 2 experience. Glad to see a few more distros out there besides Mepis that are based on Debian Stable, at least to some degree. Another nice one, at least here, Saline OS, for those who prefer Xfce.


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