OEM Adoption Of Ubuntu Linux Is Ramping Up: Record Shipments, Dell XPS13 Variant In The Works

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keno

Left the windows Operating system starting January 2012. loaded Linux on one of my 6 home computers. Following a short time of learning, I removed windows from my home computers.

Enjoyed the ride with MS but they have cut so much out of their operating system it will not operate my programming equipment. Linux is much like the old days of DOS.

keno

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QuadraQ

I think Windows 8 may represent an opportunity for Linux. Some people that are super turned off by the WinRT stuff in Win8, may be tempted to give Linux a try. Plus Linux has reached a level of maturity in which if you just need a workstation for typical tasks, it's a great and inexpensive choice.

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ApathyCurve

They'll need some more streamlining of app and driver installation. It's much better than it used to be, but you still have to dip to the command line interface on a more frequent basis than the average off-the-shelf user will be comfortable with -- or even capable of.

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Engelsstaub

"My love for Ubuntu and Linux. / My hatred for Dell."

...I'm conflicted :P

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maxeeemum

If Project Sputnik removes "Unity" it could have some success. Just like with Windows 8 Metro Canonical has lost its way and is losing many users in its new direction.

Dell would probably do better with Linux Mint.

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maxeeemum

Good Luck to you! Could not disagree more!

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JohnP

But does it play Crysis?

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chop_slap

I play Crysis 2 regularly on Ubuntu with PlayOnLinux (WINE). Here is a list of supported games:

http://www.playonlinux.com/repository/?cat=1&type=0

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Eagle70ss

Yes,

if you have Win 7 running on Virtual Machine inside Ubuntu. But I'm pretty sure the performance will be garbage.

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bganse

I do believe there is a program called playonlinux that allows you to install games like crysis cod etc.

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DocBogus

Ubu is the natural choice. Best support, Largest community. A solid company behind it. My grampa bought an eeepc with it last week, with a nice orange sticker, preloaded with Ubu 10.04 (?). Had to upgrade it to 12.04. And he's a very happy customer [please, MaxPcTeam, check the spam on this page]

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mattman059

1%, really?....okay, i feel special

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loozer

Out of all the different distros--ubuntu
That's probably a bad choice....

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USraging

i prefer fedora to ubuntu, ubuntu feels like its trying to be like windows but its not.

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0ly1r3m@1ns

Sorry to say this but I have done ALOT of distro hoping and Ubuntu/Ubuntu based distros tend to be the most stable, easy to use and user friendly. they are just as fast as any other distro. Also Ubuntu 12.04 has been the fastest OS I have EVER used its fairly stable but still needs a few bug fixes here and there (nothing serious) so I feel this is a good choice

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