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[Completed] iSwitched from Windows to Linux for 30 days

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Why elementaryOS?


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Why elementaryOS?

Because it is based of Ubuntu and as far as I'm aware it is the most commercially known distribution with the most applications for it. I've picked Elementary OS mainly because prefer the way it looks over Ubuntu xD

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Is this on a laptop or a desktop?


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This is my personal review/daily blog that is presenting you with my personal experiences as well as comparisons/observations that I have made

as a noob when it comes to Linux compared to Windows. I have used Windows ever since I've got a computer and now I have decided to give

Linux a go. I've been inspired to do this because of a unit that I have to do for my college course and since I always wanted to give a really

good go at Linux, now seemed like an appropriate time.

As you can see in the image above I will be switching from Windows 8 to Elementary OS Luna. I will report back each day with all of the things

that I have found out and compare as well as give pros and cons about different aspects that I will be faced with once using Elementary OS.

I hope you will enjoy your lecture for the following 30 days :D Make sure to follow this topic so that you get the updates!

 

 

Coming soon!

 

 

You aren't much of a gamer, are you? Switching to Linux basically destroys your rig's capabilities as far as gaming goes because there aren't many games that could utilize your gaming rig on Linux side of things. Here's hoping Valve can change this with SteamOS, Steam Machines and all that noise. :D


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You aren't much of a gamer, are you? Switching to Linux basically destroys your rig's capabilities as far as gaming goes because there aren't many games that could utilize your gaming rig on Linux side of things. Here's hoping Valve can change this with SteamOS, Steam Machines and all that noise. :D

 

Are you installing it alongside windows, or is it in a virtual machine?

Edited the introduction, check it again and it should answer your questions  :P

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Are you installing it alongside windows, or is it in a virtual machine?

 

nvm, its in the intro now


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I don't think you should switch back to windows for games. It won't be a true "iSwitched".

Try using wine, or running native games for linux, like SuperTuxKart or java and flash based games, like Minecraft.

And TF2 via steam for linux.


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I don't think you should switch back to windows for games. It won't be a true "iSwitched".

Try using wine, or running native games for linux, like SuperTuxKart or java and flash based games, like Minecraft.

And TF2 via steam for linux.

 

To be fair, Linus still used his iP4 during the Android iSwitched.


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I don't think you should switch back to windows for games. It won't be a true "iSwitched".

Try using wine, or running native games for linux, like SuperTuxKart or java and flash based games, like Minecraft.

And TF2 via steam for linux.

 

I somewhat agree.

In the sense of, try and do everything you can first to get something running on Linux. Run wine, run anything to try and get it working on Linux.

Than if it doesn't you can use Windows and report that you either had low/higher performance while running it in linux, it was extremely difficult to get running, or wouldn't run. That way people can get a batter idea of the troubles and benefits of using Linux over Windows.


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I use linux on my laptop :) God speed!


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I somewhat agree.

In the sense of, try and do everything you can first to get something running on Linux. Run wine, run anything to try and get it working on Linux.

Than if it doesn't you can use Windows and report that you either had low/higher performance while running it in linux, it was extremely difficult to get running, or wouldn't run. That way people can get a batter idea of the troubles and benefits of using Linux over Windows.

Absolutely will! I will definitely want to install my Office 2013 and some smaller applications so I will keep in mind to include them and how hard it was for me to get them running :P I guess including guides that I potentially will use would be helpful for some so I will do that too.

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I don't see a point in making this post because everybody knows what Linux is currently capable of and yes its a more powerful OS under the hood but software is not always widely available. until gaming makes it way to Linux and it becomes mainstream Linux is always going to be a crappy OS. Not to say that Linux doesn't have its advantages but right now like 90% of PC users are running Windows so there is always going to be more software written for Windows. one more people start running Linux I will consider doing something like this but SteamOS hasn't come out and driver support on Linux is not that great.

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I don't see a point in making this post because everybody knows what Linux is currently capable of and yes its a more powerful OS under the hood but software is not always widely available. until gaming makes it way to Linux and it becomes mainstream Linux is always going to be a crappy OS. Not to say that Linux doesn't have its advantages but right now like 90% of PC users are running Windows so there is always going to be more software written for Windows. one more people start running Linux I will consider doing something like this but SteamOS hasn't come out and driver support on Linux is not that great.

 

I disagree, not everyone knows a lot about tech. Some people are new, and some people find this forum just by googeling a question. This is a way for people who haven't tried Linux because they hear it is bad to get a better understanding of why and in what ways.

This will bring people to the site and inform a lot of people.


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I don't see a point in making this post because everybody knows what Linux is currently capable of and yes its a more powerful OS under the hood but software is not always widely available. until gaming makes it way to Linux and it becomes mainstream Linux is always going to be a crappy OS. Not to say that Linux doesn't have its advantages but right now like 90% of PC users are running Windows so there is always going to be more software written for Windows. one more people start running Linux I will consider doing something like this but SteamOS hasn't come out and driver support on Linux is not that great.

To be perfectly honest I'm doing this to challenge myself and to see if I can 'survive' without the operating system and the applications that I've been used to. One way or the other I will need to make a report of some kind for my college unit so I asked a question earlier today if people would want to read this and a lot of people wanted to so I made this thread. One way or the other I would be doing this so I might as well share my experience as a noob when it comes to Linux.
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I disagree, not everyone knows a lot about tech. Some people are new, and some people find this forum just by googeling a question. This is a way for people who haven't tried Linux because they hear it is bad to get a better understanding of why and in what ways.

This will bring people to the site and inform a lot of people.

True that it might bring people to the site but I was saying from the end user who is actually switching to the Linux distro it might not be worth it.

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I don't see a point in making this post because everybody knows what Linux is currently capable of and yes its a more powerful OS under the hood but software is not always widely available. until gaming makes it way to Linux and it becomes mainstream Linux is always going to be a crappy OS. Not to say that Linux doesn't have its advantages but right now like 90% of PC users are running Windows so there is always going to be more software written for Windows. one more people start running Linux I will consider doing something like this but SteamOS hasn't come out and driver support on Linux is not that great.

I actually don't know squat about Linux, what its limitations are, and why its much more powerful "under the hood". I am interested in this iSwitched because the OP is also a Linux noob and will educate us all on what Linux is like to a newcomer. However your point is also valid, most PC's run Windows and i really don't see Linux being too prominent in the near future. No reason not to try it though!


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This looks promising, I'm interested. I second those who said it would be interesting if you tried gaming onLinux, be it with Wine or native games, to see what your experience is. Which isn't to say you shouldn't go play windows games if it doesn't turn out great :)


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This looks promising, I'm interested. I second those who said it would be interesting if you tried gaming onLinux, be it with Wine or native games, to see what your experience is. Which isn't to say you shouldn't go play windows games if it doesn't turn out great :)

Well we'll see how it goes I'm going to play around with it now and tomorrow give some feedback on things I did.

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Because it is based of Ubuntu and as far as I'm aware it is the most commercially known distribution with the most applications for it. I've picked Elementary OS mainly because prefer the way it looks over Ubuntu.

You can customize and 'Linux' distro to look however you want it, but okay..

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Dude, you still need to watch Death Note?

Shame on you!


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