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Whoops apocalypse (nearly)... Officially now a Linuxian
« on: October 07, 2017, 09:06:01 AM »
 

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Hi, all,

Well, I have officially made the switch to Linux Lite from Windows 10 this afternoon.

I had planned to switch anyway, testing the water with the option to fail back to Windows 10 for the time-being should any major problems arise...

...but Microsoft being a major "problem" (or some other word), my Windows 10 laptop has decided it doesn't want to update now.  Which is, I suppose, at least a less unpleasant change from wanting to update whenever it does, rather than when I'm ready to.

Having tested LL for the past week, I have this old familiar feeling again - like I'm flying the aeroplane... rather than some faceless corporation is flying "my" aeroplane, making me pay through the nose for the privilege, and not taking me where I want to go either.

Only three or four minor issues found, which I may post on the forum if I cannot find any work-arounds.  None of the serious (yay!)  :)  Then again, the work-arounds may be helpful for someone anyway if I can find them.

Anyone else fallen in love with LL after years of a, er, troubled marriage with Windows?

Hmmm... is this an affair?  No, I'm definitely wanting to leave my "wife".  I want a divorce, Microsoft!  ;D

Thanks again for all of you making me feel welcome.

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Re: Whoops apocalypse (nearly)... Officially now a Linuxian
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 11:13:41 AM »
 

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Re: Whoops apocalypse (nearly)... Officially now a Linuxian
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 11:58:48 AM »
 

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Congrats on your newly found freedom Ian :)



 
 

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 12:25:43 PM »
 

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Nice one Ian.


Welcome to the Community  :)
 

Re: Whoops apocalypse (nearly)... Officially now a Linuxian
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 01:49:37 PM »
 

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It is possible to leave MS completely, you have to have an iron will. Make them need you, not the other way around. Jocklad is paving the way.
 

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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 02:12:53 PM »
 

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You'll survive without the "Mothership" hovering overhead. There hasn't been a Windows PC in my home for over 12 or 13 years, and that includes my wife. I personally haven't used a Windows box for well over 15 years. Kinda wish I had marked the occasion a bit better so I knew for sure how long it really has been. And I have converted many friends, relatives, and just good neighbors to Linux as well.

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Re: Whoops apocalypse (nearly)... Officially now a Linuxian
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 02:26:27 PM »
 

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It is possible to leave MS completely, you have to have an iron will. Make them need you, not the other way around. Jocklad is paving the way.

I, and I'm sure others, would love to leave MS completely (still have Windows OS on setups 1 & 4 in sig), but the sad reality is that not all hardware utilities come with linux drivers, and some things are either very difficult or impossible to do with Linux, e.g. flashing BIOS, reconfiguring routers, etc...
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2017 - Raspberry pi 3B (4cores) ~ Arm710@1.2GHz - LibreElec, used for upgrading our Samsung TV (excellent for the task)  
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2011 - Samsung NP-N145 Plus (1core; 2threads) ~ Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz - LL 3.8 32-bit (64-bit too 'laggy')
2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel T3200@2.0GHz - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel T7100@1.8GHz - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 

Re: Whoops apocalypse (nearly)... Officially now a Linuxian
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 03:14:49 AM »
 

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Thanks, everyone.   :)

As usual, I have tried to click each thank button - and apologies to anyone I missed.

I would dearly love to leave Windows behind altogether.  I only have two applications I need Windows for - though one of those might run in Wine; the other almost certainly won't.

I am tempted to wipe the Windows 10 laptop and install LL on that too.  But won't just yet anyway.

I am, however, very very impressed so far with LL.  It is just fantastic!  I've managed to solve nearly every problem quickly; and so far those have only been minor things.  It's running absolutely smoothly on two new laptops I originally bought for Ubuntu-Unity as well as a 7 year old laptop I use for testing now.  Hardware spec uploads pending...

Having LL up and running has just saved me a week or more loss of work while I take the Win 10 laptop back to the shop (2 hours to get back up and running if LL need reinstalling vs 1 week+ at the shop...)

I guess LL is really a labour of love for all involved (as is most open source software, I guess)?  Consider me already loving it!

Take care,
Ian
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 03:51:52 AM »
 

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Nice feedback, thank you Ian :)
 

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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2017, 05:58:49 AM »
 

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"Linuxian," LOL.  I'm gonna steal that and put in those forms you fill out for college and employment applications under "race," or "gender," or even "species."

I've been a Linuxian for a few years now, having completely ditched Windows - at first by mistake because I didn't know how to dual-boot, but everything I needed was there anyway in Linux.  I've done all of my college coursework so far in LibreOffice even though my school insists on "Microsoft format" in all term papers and assignments!  here's how I did it.

I'm sure the folks here can help you with breaking whatever strings still bind you to Microsoft. 

Proud to be a Linuxian!
 

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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2017, 08:07:13 AM »
 

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Aaaaaand the same USB problem I was having in Ubuntu/Unity resurfaces on LL/Thunar.  (Posted in Support/Hardware).

Luckily, given I've now had to fail-over to LL from Win-cough-dows 10 I'm lucking that the DVD-RW writes and reads back on other laptops successfully.  Trying to avoid cloud storage or having to set up NAS...

Apocalypse one step closer.  Referring to USB drive error here, not current affairs.  ;)
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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2017, 01:41:48 PM »
 

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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2017, 08:26:51 AM »
 

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 ;D

Love it!

I'm just going to have one, four letter word on mine...  :)
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