Originally Posted by Lizzy Belle
I switched to Ubuntu
a couple of years ago and never looked back.
Ubuntu is just one of the popular mainstream Linux distributions, but I like it so I haven't really checked out other distributions recently.
I do have to work with Windows every now and again, which usually results in a serious case of TRA (Technology Related Anger) within half an hour
+1 for ubuntu. I've been running dual boot ubuntu and winxp, vista, 7 and 8 for more than 10 years now.
Windows 7 and 8 are far more stable than vista or xp. That being said Ubuntu is far more stable and is not the resource hog that windows is. Win 8 and i suspect win10 have dropped support for a lot of older drivers. You'll need to ensure you have local copies of important drivers.
Good to see some positives on win10. If you dont disable, cripple or turn off everything not required then it will be the biggest wifi
Is anyone running airmail, opencpn
and other sailing workloads on win10?
We avoid Apple products like the plague. Good hardware
and its well integrated with Osx of course. *nix terminal is great but we dont want to be locked into the apple world.
Macs are much buggier these days and dont work well with enterprise byod and mdm integrations. As client machines they are fine but expensive. (15 years using macs, win and linux side by side in tech industry).
We run open source software
predominantly. Gimp, inkscape, software dev tools, engineering analysis tools, etc. The only proprietary software we run is 3D CAD and video editing because there are no viable open source options.
As to linux mint. That uses a lot of deprecated library versions and is now severely compromised. I would get rid of it completely.
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