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What would a Linux distro have to offer in order for you to switch from Windows?

#81lucarioforprezPosted 3/20/2014 5:58:30 PM
I think several people do not get the message that games, applications etc. don't support Linux. Not the other way around
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#82AlexKidd5000Posted 3/20/2014 6:01:26 PM
I would also recommend any non-linux user watch plenty of Linux distro reviews on youtube. Knowledge is power!
#83tuffguy34Posted 3/20/2014 6:43:27 PM
Less "witchcraft" fixes. Typically when I run into issues on linux it boils down to me copypasting something into the terminal that I don't understand which magically fixes it.
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#84TireseasPosted 3/20/2014 6:57:25 PM(edited)
tuffguy34 posted...
Less "witchcraft" fixes. Typically when I run into issues on linux it boils down to me copypasting something into the terminal that I don't understand which magically fixes it.


You'd rather have Windows style four Rs? Because nothings stopping you from doing them, well aside from a functioning brain. Seriously though, it's only witchcraft till you take the five mintes to educate yourself on what you're doing.

and as a gift to the google impaired http://explainshell.com/ is a fairly decent starting point.

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#85ChetyrePosted 3/20/2014 6:53:44 PM
tuffguy34 posted...
Less "witchcraft" fixes. Typically when I run into issues on linux it boils down to me copypasting something into the terminal that I don't understand which magically fixes it.


If you want to understand it just read the manpage for the command, but just knowing the answer should be enough for most. That is exactly how most people use windows.
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#86_SilverShot_Posted 3/20/2014 7:16:20 PM
I have both Mint and Windows 7 on different computers. Why switch?
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#87SetzeraPosted 3/20/2014 8:10:23 PM
I didn't mind Linux, but I also don't mind Windows 7. I guess it's not so much what Linux can do, but what Windows 9 could mess up. I'm meh for Windows 8.
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#88FL81Posted 3/20/2014 8:26:23 PM
Already dual-booting Windows 7 and Xubuntu

I don't game much, so I don't really have a use for Windows anymore.
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#89thatauthorPosted 3/20/2014 8:36:01 PM
What would a Linux distro have to offer in order for you to switch from Windows?

native support(aka not wine or whatever) for all my games. Some free exclusives wouldn't hurt.
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#90JonWood007Posted 3/20/2014 8:54:35 PM
Complete, seamless compatibility with just about every program I own.

Even with steam using it more, origin would not, uplay would not, a bunch of miscellaneous programs would not.
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