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Anyone Uses Linux and ONLY Linux?

Herbert Maosa
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Joined: May 03, 2000
Posts: 289
I am just wondering if anyone on this forum uses Linux exclusively. I am trying to make the switch from windows to Linux, but I should say I have not yet been conviced why I would need to do that , apart from just the adventure.
I have just installed Fedora Core, which I should admit is quite lovely. I have another PC with Suse Linux. But, for both these systems, I do not have adequate support for my hardware. SO I still need to go to windows to print for example, because none of these distros is supporting my printer. And Sound Card is not detected by Fedora Core, so I can not play music either. No DVD software, which would not make sense without sound anyway.
The only thing I am appreciating at the moment is the internet experience. This is really very stable and popup free. Other than that, somebody tell me, why should I replace windows??
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24199

You might check out this thread.

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I agree. Here's the link:
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