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Why I came to use Ubuntu

Posted 11-16-2008 at 05:32 PM by Avoura
Updated 11-16-2008 at 05:38 PM by Avoura

I started using Linux back in the late 1990s. Back then it was dialup on Windows 95, and I was getting fed up with Windows 95 and its constant crashing and other problems, so I read about Linux somewhere, and downloaded Red Hat Linux, and installed that.

However, there were a number of problems with that, including no support for my Creative soundcard nor the modem, and it did not automount the hard drive partitions other than root, and I did not know how to fix that. So I gave up...
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Open Source Software

Posted 08-14-2008 at 05:15 AM by Avoura
Updated 11-16-2008 at 05:41 PM by Avoura

I got fed up with Microsoft and Windows constantly crashing, programs failing to work, and all the broken promises by Microsoft that each new software version was going to fix all the problems of the past.

Then I tried Linux (originally back in the late 1990s) and more recently after getting annoyed with Windows XP.

I have so far found that open source software (OSS) can certainly be of a high enough quality to compete with paid-for software from the likes of Microsoft...
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