Advantages of Using Linux

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  1. Fred

    Fred New Member

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    I am Linux person in heart, and by no doubt support Linux.That's why let me talk about my Advantages of Using Linux.


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  2. lucasbytegenius

    lucasbytegenius New Member

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    These are all great advantages, but one of the main problems people mention is the fact that it's hard or impossible to get Windows programs running in Linux. Because of that, a lot of people dump Linux and go back to Windows.
  3. enhu

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    There are always alternative programs for every windows programs. It might not be that great such as CAD programs but there are more high end and number crunching programs in linux than in windows. The only great about them is that they can install popular games.

    some people that go back to windows usually don't know file system.
  4. lucasbytegenius

    lucasbytegenius New Member

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    There aren't in my case. There's no alternative to TF2, Portal 2, or any of the Valve games, and it's damn hard to get them running right with Wine and PlayOnLinux.
    And what do you mean by people who go back to Windows don't know the filesystem? The filesystem is very similar.
  5. enhu

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    Its a game. of course you knew linux isn't mostly for games.
  6. lucasbytegenius

    lucasbytegenius New Member

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    Neither is Windows. The point is that there isn't an alternative to every program, like you said in your post.
  7. enhu

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    lol why are you looking for alternative in that game in linux when it doesn't even work in windows
  8. lucasbytegenius

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    TF2 works fine in Windows. And I wasn't looking for an alternative as there are none, I was simply trying to get it working.
  9. Victor Leigh

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    The main reason I migrated from Windows to Linux was because I got fed-up of having to re-install my os every once in a few months due to virus infection. Since I migrated to Linux, I have yet to see any viruses. That is one of the advantages of using Linux. Not the only one but one of the most important, for me.
  10. Remp

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    I think linux is for programmers, and for work. If you wanna play games, buy a gaming PC and use it only for gaming, or just set up dual boot, just like me, and play your favorite games when you need a break from work :) For instance, I really like that Google lets workers choose between whether they wanna work with Linux or Macintosh.
  11. kreso93

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    I find Linux a great substitute for Windows, because it's free and a lot of the stuff are automated, unlike on Windows where you have to manually install every single thing (like drivers, programs etc.).

    But I find it frustrating when I can't play some of my favorite games, that are made Windows only, and that makes me go back to Windows every time.
  12. Remp

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    As I just said in my previous post, try Dual Booting! It's really easy to set up with GRUB, and this way you can enjoy Linux and play your favorite games too :)
    Here is a decent guide on Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot
  13. lucasbytegenius

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    I actually used to use Linux for web browsing and some website work. It was fast and it fit my needs for that.
    But eventually I got sick of dual booting Windows and I don't use Linux that often anymore.
    However, once I get a faster computer I think dual-booting won't be a problem for me.

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