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windows 8.1 vs ubuntu 14.04

  1. #61


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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by noelbeth55 View Post
    thanks. as i am at the bottom of the learning ladder do you mind if i ask how i do that
    broe23
    It depends on which one. You would have to use Synaptic Package Manager to load the one that you are wishing to use. Xubuntu uses the XFCE Gui.

    There are plenty of resources out there, in how to install the different interfaces. This one explains how to install Gnome. How To Install GNOME 3.12 On Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Trusty Tahr | LinuxG.net

    I chose Xubuntu, because I wanted a light weight interface. But also installed the gnome & kde components, so I can run apps for those two environments as I need to.

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  2. #62


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    xubuntu loaded nice and worked right off, but I only do a bit of web browsing and my little bit here on this site,burn the odd iso file ,and listen to some music , so ill stick with windows .
    All I use Xubuntu for, is mainly web browsing, and emails. All in Google Chrome.

    If I want to listen to music, I use my iPhone. If I want to read something in Kindle. I use my Google Nexus 7, or the Kindle app in Chrome.
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  5. #65


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    I had a hard time on the Ubuntu forum. The guys there were not very friendly. I recommend the Linux Forums - a lot nicer people.
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  6. #66


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    xubuntu loaded nice and worked right off, but I only do a bit of web browsing and my little bit here on this site,burn the odd iso file ,and listen to some music , so ill stick with windows .
    All I use Xubuntu for, is mainly web browsing, and emails. All in Google Chrome.

    If I want to listen to music, I use my iPhone. If I want to read something in Kindle. I use my Google Nexus 7, or the Kindle app in Chrome.
    I don't read much,im still old school for mobile music I still use a ipod 4gig ,i figured it out years ago, if I want to have expensive toys I would have to work for them ,and I hate work ,so, I go with out ,
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    You may wanna check this one out as well (Non-Debian editions of Mint are supported by Ubuntu repositories) - it has nice tutorials etc...

    Well supported as well (Total posts 843540 • Total topics 152599 • Total members 116988)
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  8. #68


    after trying ubuntu 14.04 which i loved i have gone to and will be keeping lubuntu 14.04. amazing os. i feel microsofts days at the top are numbered. i know it will take a while but linux will take the top spot eventually. all i can say is try lubuntu. you will be suprised.
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  9. #69


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by noelbeth55 View Post
    after trying ubuntu 14.04 which i loved i have gone to and will be keeping lubuntu 14.04. amazing os. i feel microsofts days at the top are numbered. i know it will take a while but linux will take the top spot eventually. all i can say is try lubuntu. you will be suprised.
    its a good os for sure ,but its a long way to the top ,wishing them luck
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    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by noelbeth55 View Post
    after trying ubuntu 14.04 which i loved i have gone to and will be keeping lubuntu 14.04. amazing os. i feel microsofts days at the top are numbered. i know it will take a while but linux will take the top spot eventually. all i can say is try lubuntu. you will be suprised.
    That is a very optimistic view. I love my Mint Mate too, but it will have to go a long way before it can compete with Windows.

    The biggest inhibitor for all Linux distros is the number of distros on the market. If they could agree on 2 or 3 systems, they might make some headway. But the way it is, any potential average user will leave the scene in disgust because of the total confusion.
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