Sunday, January 16, 2011

Issues with Ubuntu….but still love it.

Ok so after a long stint of using ONLY Ubuntu Linux I can honestly say that I love it but it still has a bit to go before it can honestly over take Windows for the title of “Primary OS’.  Now I didn’t just run it on a virtual machine for an hour.  I ran it as my main OS for over six months.  During this time, I have compiled a list of points both good and bad.

First and foremost is the factor that Linux(depending on which distribution you use) requires a lot of setup of components, ie: sound card, dvd playback, and audio playback.  Though with a little patience, and some help from the forums. 

The next thing that I noticed is that the flash plugin did not perform as it did on Windows, considering that Windows is a paid software, this is to be expected.  However while navigating various sites I found it to be choppy.  The games on facebook were very choppy also.

On the other side of the coin, All of the software is completely free.  The whole operating system is much faster than Windows.  I would say that it is about 30-40% faster.  It feels much more confortable to work around in.  For now that is all I have for you guys.  Im going to keep  writing about this, and keep you updated in the future.

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