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Old 07-29-2020, 11:12 PM   #1
alex4buba
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Just had enough of Windows...


Hello new friends,

Decided and executed... Installed Ubunto 20.04
Learning the tricks as I go...
A lot of things...
Hope to find some help here.

Thanks
Alex
 
Old 07-29-2020, 11:40 PM   #2
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Welcome Alex,

I'm sure you'll have lots of pleasure exploring Ubuntu
 
Old 07-30-2020, 10:45 AM   #3
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Hi Alex,

Can definitely relate here.

From using Windows in school and working with the servers, I just think the CLI-focused and transparent nature of Linux seems to just be an overall better experience, ESPECIALLY in the server realm of things. Your experience with Linux should go a long way!

**sarcasm** ...Not that I don't like the back-and-forth of Microsoft support **sarcasm**
 
Old 07-30-2020, 01:49 PM   #4
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Greetings, Alex, and welcome to LQ!
 
Old 08-01-2020, 01:35 AM   #5
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Hello Alex and welcome to the LQ forum. As with you, a lot of us are fed up with MS and their shenanigans (I am being overly polite).
 
Old 08-01-2020, 01:59 AM   #6
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Thanks good people, I have a long way to learn all the new terminology, after working with DOS / Windows for the past 30+ years...
Yes, I am a 75 years "Young" IT retired guy...

Cheers
Alex
 
Old 08-02-2020, 07:47 PM   #7
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Welcome. New member here but I've been doing it (running linux) for a while. Ubuntu should be able to replace your Windows unless you are doing serious gaming. Other than that, you should be be able to find a package/solution for just about everything in there. SO much stuff works "out of the box" these days.
 
Old 08-02-2020, 08:42 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by cipherjones View Post
Welcome. New member here but I've been doing it (running linux) for a while. Ubuntu should be able to replace your Windows unless you are doing serious gaming. Other than that, you should be be able to find a package/solution for just about everything in there. SO much stuff works "out of the box" these days.
As more people welcome me here, I am happy... Thanks
I am a retired c++ programmer and website developer, not doing any games...

I am using a video conferencing package called LifeSize, but just found out that unlike Zoom, it doesn't offer a Linux version and using it through the browser, is missing the Screen-sharing option... I installed Wine, but it doesn't like the Windows app. Obviously, Wine has a list of apps it currently supports and LifeSize is not one of them.

My previous problem was with transferring my Outlook emails to it, but I figured it out and it works fine using Evolution. I may consider using VirtualBox for the LifeSize app, but it will be slow (from previous experience).

Cheers
Alex
 
Old 08-02-2020, 09:35 PM   #9
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Welcome to LQ.

If you are an old DOSsie, like me, you should be comfortable with the command line. The command line is your friend.

Linux is not hard. It's just different.
 
Old 08-02-2020, 10:44 PM   #10
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I am an old Dossie as you call it, but
1) after 30 years in Windows, with much less command line interaction, I got out of this mode.
2) The main disturbing fact for me at this stage is in the following:
a) not having a defined application base, I am looking for an app, or ask a question explicitly on Ubuntu 20.04 but get most referrences to other versions and when trying to use, I get blocked because they are for older versions of Ubuntu.
2) installing new apps, bombs out in many cases because of prerequisites, which my machine doesn't have, nor are those prerequisites mentioned ahead...
3) Many versions of Linux, makes it harder too.

Is there in the one central place to find the correct solution for any of my above comments?

Cheers
Alex
 
  


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