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[–] AxisOfWevil 2 points 36 points (+38|-2) ago 

I'm sure there will be a wave of new Linux users but I don't think it will be sustained. You'll have some users who switch to Mac as well. In my opinion and from what I've seen, new users will get frustrated and go back. The culture windows fosters is "just buy a new PC". In the Linux world its "fix it yourself or with the community". My bet is on most people do not want to fix it themselves. Don't get me wrong, I'm a Linux user and I'd love for the world to adopt Linux as the primary OS. I'm a realist too and I doubt windows 10 is going to push the world to switch, permanently.

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[–] KinkRaven 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

Mint linux is what finally pushed me over.

Steambox solves my gaming issue down the road and support in linux is pretty decent now.

I'm just tired of windows crap in general. We don't actually know what any of it does unless the source is open and vetted by trusted actors.

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[–] AxisOfWevil 1 point 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Mint is nice. It's not my favorite distribution but it is very user friendly. Just don't try to deploy it over PXE lol. There are work around for a lot of the windows needs. Like pipelight is decent for viewing silverlight sights. I hate to admit this but Office 365, the online version, is pretty good on Linux. I mean it runs in a browser. There are different camps in the Linux world and I'm sure I'll get down voats for this next comment. From experience though, I've learned to ditch some of the built in stuff like icedtea and gone with the commercial stuff (free of course). Also, when all else fails and I really need a Windows box I just start up a VM.

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[–] kaosbane 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I reckon if people used hardware that is in Ubuntu's certified list of hardware, they shouldn't really have too many problems. It's usually hardware incompatibilities that screw things up for me on my Acer laptop, but I've been able to get it to work flawlessly just by googling the problem. It's been working without issue for over 2 years now.

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[–] lbruiser 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

https://system76.com/

There are also companies that sell Ubuntu laptops.

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[–] AxisOfWevil 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

You are 100% right. Most of my Ubuntu problems are from hardware. I remember when UNR came out. Every time an update was installed I had to recompile my wireless drivers. I've recently adopted CentOS and it takes a little more configuration to get it where I need but I love it.

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[–] MarianOnEarth 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

It may cause a migration over to mac if they follow the subscription model that I think they're going for. You buy a X years subrscription and then have to buy it again when you upgrade parts or time is up. It might not though because a lot of people are very sheepy when it comes to computers.

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[–] AxisOfWevil ago 

I can see that

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[–] AxisOfWevil ago 

I hate to admit this but I have yet to try Steam on Linux. Then again I'm not much of a gamer. I just keep a VM handy when I need to test powershell.