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    Windows user, wanna try Linux? Checklist.

    Windows user, wanna try Linux? Checklist.
    By Dedoimedo

    http://netrunner-mag.com/windows-use...nux-checklist/

    Are you a Windows user who has heard of Linux and is considering trying this new operating system? Very good. You have made a very wise decision. Not the test itself, although it may be a pleasant experience, but the very fact that you have opened up your mind to new possibilities. That in itself is worth its weight in gold.

    But before you do anything, let me dampen your mojo a little. Your Linux experience will be inversely proportional to your expectations, as well as your level of preparedness. So, if you want to test Linux, maybe even move to it one day, you should make sure you approach the adventure with a solid dose of soberness and reality. To wit, this article.

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    Utopic Unicorn (14.10) is Open for Business

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/001097.html

    It isn't really. If you go to the daily build page, it still has the Trusty Tahr build from March 17 there.

    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/

    But if you wait a couple of days, you might find a Utopic Unicorn build there.

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    "Your Linux experience will be inversely proportional to your expectations, as well as your level of preparedness."

    So for a great Linux experience one should prepare as little as possible?

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    I saw that. I don't think that's what he meant to say, but it is what he said. Otherwise I think it's a pretty good article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prescott View Post
    Utopic Unicorn (14.10) is Open for Business

    https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ub...il/001097.html

    It isn't really. If you go to the daily build page, it still has the Trusty Tahr build from March 17 there.

    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/

    But if you wait a couple of days, you might find a Utopic Unicorn build there.
    Utopic Unicorn is on the daily build page now

    http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/

    Of course at this point it is pre-alpha, and you may not get a usable version.

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    This is one of the most sensible articles on this topic that I have seen and I agree with the writer's concept.

    Most people buy computers to perform tasks. They are not going to delve deeply into the inner workings of the system. They just want to read their emails, surf the web, write documents, play games, and do their jobs. If they switched off their computers and went to bed, and while they were asleep their OS was changed from Windows to Linux, and when they turned them on again, they could still do these things they probably would not care or object.

    Under the present state of the art, this cannot be done.It's not hard to make a Linux desktop look and feel like a Windows desktop. But if they could not do what they had been doing, the howls of protest would drown out a rock concert.

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    Linus won't survive long if it does not get a phone. What people used to have to use a computer for was summed up like this:

    Most people buy computers to perform tasks. They are not going to delve deeply into the inner workings of the system. They just want to read their emails, surf the web, write documents, play games, and do their jobs. If they switched off their computers and went to bed, and while they were asleep their OS was changed from Windows to Linux, and when they turned them on again, they could still do these things they probably would not care or object.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate01pa View Post
    Most people buy computers to perform tasks. They are not going to delve deeply into the inner workings of the system. They just want to read their emails, surf the web, write documents, play games, and do their jobs.
    If this is true (and I think it is largely) then all they need is a tablet of some sort. And it seems a lot of people have realised this, which is probably why desktop d and laptop sales are dropping. Just my 2 pennyworth....

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    OpenMandriva Lx (Phosphorus) was released on May 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burger2227 View Post
    Linus won't survive long if it does not get a phone. What people used to have to use a computer for was summed up like this:
    Ubuntu is working on a phone interface. They have two partners who will build the phones, and you will probably be able to install it on a Nexus 7.

    http://www.ubuntu.com/phone

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