1 Year Linux Challenge: Contemplation Edition

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I use Linux for more then 10 years now (use as in main). In specific Fedora. Think its one of the few OS that just do what you expect from a OS. With the option to go deeper into code if you want to but you don't need to. Fedora has done a exceptional job in creating a good structured organisation to deliver a good OS every 6 months with new improved ways to work with you Computer.

New is not always better but i enjoy that Fedora tries to keep things fresh and in most of the them the improvement that they do are good improvements. Not Like Windows that fucks up the entire GUI so you have to click 10 times more to switch on or of an option!

In my experience Linux in general does what you expect from a real computer and not lock you up in some kind of VTECH experience (APPLE!!!!) You can look and manipulate you own computer if you want to. You can just see WHAT THING does WHAT and WHY does it WHAT it needs to and WHY it does it on a specific TIME.

BSD Distro's (Dragonfly/NetBSD/FreeBSD (i use)) is a good alternative but it feels like they are couple years behind Fedora. They are well structured but boring in my eyes and they aren't as FREE and Open as Linux is.

Just think this is my experience after years of Linux.
It's how i look @ it. Your experience may vary.

@Eden.... For freedom!


this post is about moving people onto linux and getting them into the mindset the linux is more than just a windows replacement. Windows programs do not work natively but wine can be a pain in the ass to get working

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I have been using Linux for the past 4 years in all my personal systems. I use windows only for my office work (which is a company owned hp laptop).

Here's mine!


I helped out with Fedora Users questions on the Tek Syndicate original thread.
Would be happy to help here. Been a daily Linux user for 4 years now. Work in Open Source in IT. Just do not ask Ubuntu questions!

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What's that distro by canonical called? I have a few things I need cleared up about it and you said you were keen to help


** Goes to get *Unsupported stick. *** :grin:

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But my good buddy Mark S. told me it was the one to go with.

What's an init system? is that like mir?

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IDK Sir, I have never installed GNU/LINUX.

GNU? is that like unity?

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Will do mine here soon just dont know what do to it about.
Might do mine about how linux made me understand the importance of open source and how it made linux successful


You probably know this by now, but GNU stands for "GNU is Not Unix". It's a recursive acronym. The GNU project is the Linux project. Essentially.

Looking forward to it.

I've been using Linux since about the middle of last year, so I guess I'm nearing the 1 year Linux Challenge's end this Summer.

I started with Arch linux and still use it over most other distros today, although my workstation at work is on Fedora for ease of use reasons. Not really sure if I'll write about my experience although I feel like I do have some notable things to mention that I've learned.

ive used like 5-6 years so no clue on what to do it

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I used pure Linux for about a year out of necessity. I was 14 years old, just finished building my budget Gaming PC but realized that I didn't have enough cash for Windows 7. I installed a version of Ubuntu GNOME LTS on my pure AMD gaming rig and installed as many compatible games as possible. There was a struggle with driver issues, but I eventually figured it out and had no issues being completely open-source. It also gave me some nice bragging rights to my nerdy friends. I eventually replaced it with Windows 10 for gaming but still dual boot with Ubuntu GNOME to this day.

I think one of my proudest achievements during that year of Linux gaming was after months of head bashing and blind key pressing, I finally figured out how to turn on the LED's on my keyboard (I wasn't the smartest 14-year-old.)

I think one of the issues that still hasn't been fixed is the awful drivers for AMD GPUs in Ubuntu, I spent months struggling to get my 7970 to run games at a fair FPS and still occasionally run into bugs.

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It's a joke bruv read the thread

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Ooga Booga, where the forum badges at?

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Hi, my name is SudoWolf and I'm a Linux user. Its been over 18 months and it has ruined my life and affected my family. I'm bitter toward windows users, propose everyone use with me and make bad jokes against naysayers.

TS and this forum was my catalyst to migrate away from windows. I tested many distributions and desktops to find Ubuntu Gnome to suit me best. I'm fine with using proprietary drivers and software if I have the freedom of choose alternatives. I prefer the system to be feature full and not make me or my better half struggle to watch Netflix/Hulu/prime.

Things I love:
-I have never experienced a BSOD.
-I have not experienced a system hault or kernel panic.
-Simple until I want to make things complex.
-Options abundant.

Things I hate:
-Explaining why Its better.
-Hardware incompatibilities.

I used to get flustered about lack of OEM software and games support, but I really don't care anymore. Companies build for windows because their demographic uses windows. I am no longer part of that, by choice.

Choice is the reason I use Linux.