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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:49 PM

I'm rapidly running out of reasons not to abandon Windows.

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I just put the latest version of Kubuntu on my system, and it's working great!

And now, Netflix works, see here! http://www.iheartubuntu.com/2012/11/ppa-for-netflix-desktop-app.html

Wine also runs lots of my games...

And Steam's getting a Linux native client - right now in beta, but we're going to see native Valve games! With better performance than their Windows versions!

And I might add that Kubuntu is much snappier than Windows 7 on my system.

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Reply I'm rapidly running out of reasons not to abandon Windows. (Original post)
backscatter712 Nov 2012 OP
uriel1972 Nov 2012 #1
backscatter712 Nov 2012 #2
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #3
Occulus Dec 2012 #10
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #12
Adelante Nov 2012 #4
phantom power Nov 2012 #5
backscatter712 Nov 2012 #6
phantom power Nov 2012 #7
backscatter712 Nov 2012 #8
Occulus Dec 2012 #11
backscatter712 Dec 2012 #13
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #9

Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:18 PM

1. Shouldn't there be a "not" in your title

it reads the opposite of your post. Sorry for the word police action.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:52 PM

2. D'oh! Fixed. n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 06:27 PM

3. Linux is SO nice to have.

I kept my Windows machine for a year, sitting, collecting dust, "just in case" there was something on it that I might need after I switched to Linux.
I am not a gamer, so that aspect of the change did not bother me.
After a year, I could find no reason to keep Windows around at all.

i love the way Linux "cleans itself" so there are no zillion copies of the same file hogging resources.
And Mr. Dixie, in an effort to tempt to change to Linux ( I can be a bit stubborn at times) built me a machine that has
500 GB of memory.
so nice to be free of Gates World.

Regrettably, cannot stream Netflix even on the new app, my ISP is unpredictable.


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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:10 AM

10. Now that Netflix is there, all I need is for

Steam to get released for linux and I can probably leave Windows entirely.

I signed up for the beta, of course. Valve intends their entire library to be there eventually. How they're managing to do it, I don't know but the blog claims the following:

Submitted by keynight on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 17:37

NVIDIA today announced the latest NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ drivers -- R310 -- double the performance(1) and dramatically reduce game loading times for those gaming on the Linux operating system. The result of almost a year of development by NVIDIA, Valve and other game developers, the new GeForce R310 drivers are designed to give GeForce customers the best possible Linux-based PC gaming experience -- and showcase the enormous potential of the world's biggest open-source operating system...

<snip>

(1) Comparing 304.51 driver performance of 142.7 fps versus 310.14 driver performance of 301.4 fps in beta build of Left for Dead 2. All tests run on the same system using Intel Core i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz with 8 GB memory, GeForce GTX 680 and Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. Source


Three hundred and one frames per second.

Jesus. Jesus Christ.



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Response to Occulus (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:47 AM

12. ohhh..thanks for pointing that out!

I gotta show Mr. D.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:23 AM

4. Second for latest Kubuntu

Kubuntu has become truly good with the 12.10 version. I initially installed it because I wanted to try out the Razor-Qt DE, which I liked a lot, actually, after configuring it. But I soon found myself settling comfortably into Kubuntu's KDE desktop instead. Very nice job they did with this release.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:14 AM

5. join us... don't be afraid

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Response to phantom power (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 06:39 PM

6. Here's what I'm running now!

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:23 AM

7. shiny...

my screen shots never look so shiny. just some emacs windows and firefox and shit.

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Response to phantom power (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:53 PM

8. I had some fun with KDE's theming features and plasmoids.

The desktop theme, color scheme and window theme is called Ghost, after Ghost in the Shell. I decided I wanted a cyberpunkish look.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:11 AM

11. I see Steam

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Response to Occulus (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:55 PM

13. That screenshot has the Windows version.

Mostly works in WINE.

But today, Valve just let me into the Linux beta!!!

Currently downloading Team Fortress 2!

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 12:29 PM

9. K&R !!! n/t

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