Debianrulz Posted January 3, 2009 Share Posted January 3, 2009 I have been waiting for desktop Linux to "arrive" since 1999. In 2001 I tried desperately to live on it but it wasn't quite ready yet so I bought an iBook with OSX because it was a desktop 'nix that was usable. In late 2006 I installed Debian 4 on my desktop and never looked back, in the summer of 2008 I sold my iBook and bought a Toshiba satellite L305. I really, really tried to like Vista. The Toshiba has 3 gigs of ram and a 2 ghz dual core so Vistas requirements were more than met but explorer (shell not browser) crashed routinely and the cdrom drive liked to disappear and the sound liked to stop working from time to time. After a few system restores I gave up on Vista and tried to install Debian 4 but it was too old to support the hardware on the new laptop. I had to ive with Ubuntu 8.04 until Debian 5 was installable which was around august, I think. Once I got Debian 5 installed I had to live without power management until I got up the nerve to install kernel 27. Now everything works better than ever and I am happy. If I were an Ubuntu user I would have been happy in June with Ubuntu 8.04 but I wanted Debian so I had to wait a bit longer. I do everything on my systems that I did in windows, I game (a lot) multimedia works perfectly, I have a great office package that I depend on and use regularly, I surf the web, watch DVD's and listen to music. I stream internet radio and enjoy multimedia of all kinds. I was able to do all of this on my desktop since late 2006 and I did not ever have to write a single line of code or edit configuration files (with the exception of sources.list) anymore than a windows user has to edit the registry or their startup programs in msconfig unless I wanted to. So the truth is I don't need windows, no one does, and all of the "extra work" I did with Linux was my own doing, not the systems. In fact I suffer less in Linux and spend less time tweaking and nursing my system than I did with Windows or Mac OSX. The truth is Linux is ready, and the big scary monster, Debian Linux, is ready. Are you? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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