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windows 8.1 vs ubuntu 14.04

  1. #41


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Incorrect. It has all of the features that the other distros do. You can also add more if you want.
    Not incorrect. Xubuntu is xfce, a lightweight desktop environment. Other desktop environments are more feature rich. But yes, you can add in what you want. I just don't like xfce.
    Sorry, but you are incorrect. xfce is just one of the Gui's that Xubuntu uses. It also has its own gui. Maybe do your homework, then give off incorrect information pparks1.
    I'm unsure on which part I was incorrect on. As I said, xubuntu comes with xfce and you can add in what you wish.

    Unsure if you were trying to rile me up with your homework comment, but I don't get worked up over things on forums.

    I've supported Linux professionally for over almost 15 years and have been certified under Red Hat d for more than a decade. I still believe all of my comments were accurate.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xubuntu

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  2. #42


    Quote Originally Posted by noelbeth55 View Post
    There is no OS out there, that will make a decade old printer work on it. Maybe if you ran Windows 95 or 98. Then it may work.

    Even the Linux foundation has gotten smart and started to strip out drivers for very antiquated equipment.


    broe23


    how do you get decade out of 12 months old
    Sorry to inform you guys but I have an HP4L and a HP 1300 printers that windows 8 found and installed drivers for all by themselves without me even knowing. Same with "Bearpaw" scanner. I scoured HP for them without finding any drivers but got a surprise when I found them in Devices and Printers in control panel. Makes me wish they'd do that to more things. I have at least 10 year old TV card that windows keeps insisting to put their wrong driver for but I have somewhat modified drivers (from W7) that work. None of that in Linux (at least the ones I tried) but latest Mint transparently found drivers and activated few of USB 3G modems and USB WiFi devices that I had heck of a time installing and using in Win8.
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  3. #43


    For home desktop users, it's usually peripheral drivers that cause the most heartache, followed by an inability to play the games they own that drive people away from their Linux experiment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    For home desktop users, it's usually peripheral drivers that cause the most heartache, followed by an inability to play the games they own that drive people away from their Linux experiment.
    Incorrect. What drives most home users away. Is the likes of Microsoft, that try to place fear into people that their computer and other hardware will not be valid, if they do not use Windows.

    You will find that a lot more hardware works now with Linux distro's, then about four years ago. It is just finding the right distro flavor to meet your requirements. For me, Xubuntu fits that need. No problems here with anything that I have thrown at it.
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  5. #45


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    For home desktop users, it's usually peripheral drivers that cause the most heartache, followed by an inability to play the games they own that drive people away from their Linux experiment.
    Incorrect. What drives most home users away. Is the likes of Microsoft, that try to place fear into people that their computer and other hardware will not be valid, if they do not use Windows.

    You will find that a lot more hardware works now with Linux distro's, then about four years ago. It is just finding the right distro flavor to meet your requirements. For me, Xubuntu fits that need. No problems here with anything that I have thrown at it.
    Well I must have tried at least 10 or more Distros past year and none of them found those devices I mentioned but found other ones Win couldn't, so it's nice to have multiple OSs.
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  6. #46


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    For home desktop users, it's usually peripheral drivers that cause the most heartache, followed by an inability to play the games they own that drive people away from their Linux experiment.
    Incorrect. What drives most home users away. Is the likes of Microsoft, that try to place fear into people that their computer and other hardware will not be valid, if they do not use Windows.

    You will find that a lot more hardware works now with Linux distro's, then about four years ago. It is just finding the right distro flavor to meet your requirements. For me, Xubuntu fits that need. No problems here with anything that I have thrown at it.
    you could be both right ,what pparks1 said is what stops me ,I am defently not afraid of anything Microsoft might have to say about it ,maybe iam too lazy to spend the time trying to get it to pick up my network device [that was the reason I stopped try recently with Mint] ,but I will give Xubuntu a try in the near future .
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  7. #47


    Who's afraid of big bad wolf, la la la la, not me neither. All I want is something that works, be it or call it anything, windows, Linux or whatever. Would be just as or more satisfied if I didn't have to even care what OS is called. All I want is for my programs and hardware to do what they are supposed to.
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  8. #48


    It all boils down to the hardware you have. If you have a desktop computer with a wired network card, it's almost a guarantee it will work. If you have a laptop with an Intel Nic, it will likely be fine. You have a wireless and broadcom wireless, might be a bigger challenge. Also, might work just fine.

    Most hardware is made for Windows and drivers are provided for Windows. Not everything will have a native Linux driver. It all boils down to the hardware.
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  9. #49


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    for what its worth ,im gonna try xubuntu 14.04 64bit ,,will really give it a good go this time .downloading iso now ,will install it later on a separate drive after I unhook the 2 main drive in my tower
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  10. #50


    i should have added i have no intention of using mint or any other linux distro. i just wanted to try it out. as far as i am concerned nothing comes close to win 8.1
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