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How Linux was Built for the non-techie

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    This is a great video about Linux and how it was created by the Linux Foundation.

    For those of you that have heard of Linux, but don't know a whole lot about it. This is a good video to watch. Actually, it's just a great video for anyone that has interest in Linux or Android.

    [youtube]yVpbFMhOAwE[/youtube]
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Pretty nicely done video there. Somehow I knew Linus would end up in there somehow :)
  3. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    While getting my degree in computer networking, they strongly supported using Linux. And when you talked with the instructors, the passion over using it came out, and it was inspiring. Well, years later(not in the field now), I would like to use it, but I use computers to surf the net, and play online games with friends, and Linux is not really set up for the gaming, so there really is no use. If they supported gaming, then there would be a reason for me to use a PC with Linux on it.
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Dual boot or if you are using Windows 7 you can install Linux using Windows Virtual PC.
  5. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    I know this, I was just saying, for me to actually use the OS, it has to have stuff I use. IE music, movies, games, ect.
  6. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    It has music, games, movies, and a whole lot more.

    While Netflix doesn't work on say Ubuntu, others do. Check this page out.

    Now, not all games you may play on Windows exist on Linux, but that doesn't mean Linux doesn't have games. It actually has a lot of games and many of them are free.
  7. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't referring to pogo.com games, I meant like MMOs. If Linux supports those types of games, I might look into it.
  8. Zaxor

    Zaxor Virtus Mille Scuta

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    I've been using Linux mint now for a few months and for the most part I am very pleased with it
  9. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    I have used and supported UNIX since 1996. I have used Linux since 2000 and supported it since 2002. So I'm not your typical *NIX user. IMO Linux is not for the average home user that just wants to surf the net, email, do their taxes and buy stuff online. Applying patches, compiling code and or installing RPMs is not what the typical home user wants to do. Especially when it comes to troubleshooting. Now for the techie it is great :)
  10. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    I've got a couple of older laptops that I run the most recent version of Edubuntu on (Ubuntu with extra games and educational software) and let my kids use. They like it fine and being kids, the different interface doesn't throw them. They still prefer to use the iMac though, probably because it's newer/faster/has a 27" screen.
  11. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    http://www.desura.com/
  12. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    You should check out some of the latest desktop distributions. (Ubuntu and other like distros) Updates are simple as pie. There is no required patching and compiling. Hell, it's easier than Windows. You want new software? Open your software manager. It has thousands of programs and games to choose from. All you have to do is check a box and it will downloads them and installs them without you doing anything else. Windows and Macs don't install software that easy.

    Hell, most cases it has your 3D drivers too, like Nvidia drivers. With Windows you have to go to Nvidia's site and download the driver. In Ubuntu, you just click enable driver and boom, it installs and enables it.
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Screen whore! :laugh2:

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