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    Had any one used Ubuntu. I was thinking of installing this on my Laptop. I heard that it is very good and stable Operating System and as i use my Laptop for only finance related things and also for stock trading i would like to go with it. I just wanted your reviews it is a good OS and shall i go with it.

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    In my opinion any opensource operating system including Ubuntu is for those people who have got nothing to do and like to boast about their operating system. If you have any better things to do then surfing the net all day long to find Ubuntu compatible softwares and hardware drives then just go for Windows or Mac if you like to be different.

    I am not opposed to open source .. Just look at it this way : if Ubuntu was really so much better then Microsoft would have shut their shop long ago and the billion dollar company would have been history by now. So I will keep using windows till that happens and this is going to save me a lot of my precious time which would be wasted by using Ubuntu.

    Guys sitting at Microsoft are not idiots.. they have been running their business very successfully and are on top of the OS market which can only be achieved by providing the best of the best and thats what they have been doing till now.

    So Microsoft it is for me Go pick up an Ubuntu CD if you like to fiddle around and waste your time.. I would rather be making money

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    Well i am also planing to move to Ubuntu. It is a good operating system and admin as of the compatability then people who want to use there Pc for certain thing can get those working very easily and more over it is very much safe UNLIKE Windows.

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    Yes you can get things to work but for things to work you first need to do some work whereas in windows you just click your way through and every new script or software is compatible with windows and some with mac.. you would hardly find any commercial software which would specify that it is compatible with Ubuntu. My point here is that it takes up so much of your time. Why not stick with something which has been proven to work very well over so many years and has such massive support behind it. Report an issue to Microsoft and they will get their entire machinery to get it sorted out asap.

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    I too agree with admin that Microsoft scores over the linux in terms of easy usability and other features, although security wise there is a flaw with microsoft, but they are plugging up all the flaws and improving everyday, after all they are the ones who made our lives easy to use the computers with their easy to use windows os! I too vote for microsoft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Yes you can get things to work but for things to work you first need to do some work whereas in windows you just click your way through and every new script or software is compatible with windows and some with mac.. you would hardly find any commercial software which would specify that it is compatible with Ubuntu. My point here is that it takes up so much of your time. Why not stick with something which has been proven to work very well over so many years and has such massive support behind it. Report an issue to Microsoft and they will get their entire machinery to get it sorted out asap.
    Admin... no offences... but till date they havn't been able to build up a stable operating system which does not crash... how come they would be able to handle so many different errors?

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    I have heard a lotof things about Ubuntu and the best thing i like in it is that we ca have 4 virtual desktop and more over this Operating system does not need that much of a system resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Message View Post
    I have heard a lotof things about Ubuntu and the best thing i like in it is that we ca have 4 virtual desktop and more over this Operating system does not need that much of a system resources.
    Well it is eating less system resources because it does no have that much compatable programes and when there would be the same number of compatable progr. as on windows then you would see it would also consume the same system resources.

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    I have two computers and i have installed Ubuntu on one and Window XP on other system but for any finance related thing i like to use my Ubuntu system as they are more stable and more over they are also very much more reliable.

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    I have downloaded Ubuntu many times from there website but i am always facing problem as it does not work. Can any one tell me from where i can get a working ubutu.

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    After Dell started admiring Ubuntu, there was nothing but bliss. I had WindowsXP Home Edition with MS Office 2003. It was nothing but a bunch of bad software bundled together and slammed on my face and my Inspiron6400 was nothing but trash. At one time, I had almost 243 viruses through my pen-drive wriggling into my system and dozens of spywares. It was pathetic. Windows simply gave me sleepless nights as mostly I have to do market research and my IE7 was nothing but a piece of bad code gone worse. Then, came the big bang Vista, and Dell offered me the same at a nice priceline. I was driven into it. And got further into trouble. Vista, spoiled all I had. Dell did a good job of upgrading but then they didn't tell me that Vista is the real Devil in garb of the Abominated Monster WindowsXP. It had no virus problems, but nothing ran. Kudos to Microsoft. They have done great to deal with viruses, "Simply make your software totally incompatible!". My Docs,PPTs,XLSs all went haywire.
    Then after almost a month of toiling I contacted Dell again. My money was gone, MS had robbed me. But they gave me a solution-- "Ubuntu". I started with Edgy Eft, then upgraded to Fiesty Fawn and now have Gutsy Gibbon. Thus, it has been almost 1.5 years I have been using Ubuntu, and to tell the truth it keeps improving my experience. I recently bought a pack of the Ultimate Edition. It is superb. The Vista can't even think of the graphical genius that Compiz has developed.
    For me it is safe (no viruses or spywares), easy to use (Gnome is so cute and easy to use), easy to upgrade, easy to maintain, easy to find softwares of choice with nominal prices from communities (not the exorbitant prices as of MS... guys I am an Indian and I do not have those deep pockets, and I hate pirated software, they compromise security), easy to find help at nominal prices.... Dell is giving a nice support backbone for Ubuntu.
    And I know that soon other manufacturers will follow suit as a Vista Lappy costs $1100 base and Ubuntu Lappy costs $685 base with one year support and YoY support for $29.99.
    Thus, make your choice, I have long left Windows behind. They are bunch of robbers selling a Re.1 stuff for $100.
    Thanks

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