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Old 16-02-2013, 21:32
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At the moment I have W7HP with Linux Mint also installed. I am thinking about moving away from W7 completely as Mint seems to do all I need. Any use Linux as there main operating system?
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Old 16-02-2013, 21:47
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Ubuntu 12.04 - at least 90%. Dual boot with XP for when I have to (not very often).
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Old 16-02-2013, 21:49
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Old 16-02-2013, 22:15
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Could anyone help me with this, I installed Mint with the Windows installer, it only has a 30gb partition which is the maximum, I'd like to copy my windows files over to mint IE my documents and photos etc and increase the partition, is this possible?
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Old 16-02-2013, 22:17
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Linux Mint (currently Nadia) for several years.
W7 very occasionally as Linux doesn't get on with my Creative Zen mp3 player, although Archos is no problem.
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Old 16-02-2013, 23:06
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Yes I mainly use Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) mate version. It's set up as dual boot with windows 7 which I rarely use.
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Old 16-02-2013, 23:51
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I have a crappy old laptop that is running Mint 13 Xfce. Unlike most of the other distros I tried this one picked up all the hardware correctly without any fuss. Overall impression is that it is very good, a massive improvement on my past experiences with Linux. I don't really have a particular use for it though, basically just looking to have a mess about and learn some new tricks.
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Old 17-02-2013, 00:12
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Most of my computers have Linux as secondary operating systems, and that'll probably continue as long as Microsoft sells Windows at a discount (Windows 7 for 40, Windows 8 for 25).

Only an 11 year old Dell has Linux as the main OS. Xubuntu and Crunchbang (openbox).
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Old 17-02-2013, 02:22
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Most of my computers have Linux as secondary operating systems, and that'll probably continue
as long as Microsoft sells Windows at a discount (Windows 7 for 40, Windows 8 for 25).
The promotional discounts for Windows 8 Pro officially ended on 31st January, although some outlets might have some
(very limited) promotional priced stock available. Once they're gone, the Windows 8 Pro Upgrades will go up to 189.99.

The only exception to this would be separate promotional pricing for students.
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Old 17-02-2013, 02:35
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I don't but I have a friend who uses Ubuntu all the time. She wiped Windows from her laptop completely (it originally came with the dreaded Vista). She has no problem with it and it does everything she wants it to do. She's not a gamer and she doesn't use any Windows-only software.
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Old 17-02-2013, 12:18
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All of us here use Linux as a main OS. Missus has Ubuntu 12.04 on her laptop (soon to be openSUSE 12.3), and I use Kubuntu. I have W7 as a secondary OS, purely because I picked it up cheap at launch, and the missus has W7 too as it came on the laptop. Youngest used Mint until recently when her laptop hard drive collapsed, and now just uses either our stuff for now, or her Nexus 7.

None of us have had any problems running Linux as a main OS for many years. It's not perfect, but then neither is Windows.
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Old 17-02-2013, 12:27
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The steam gaming platform is on linux now too. Not that there are many games compared to windows though.
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Old 17-02-2013, 13:50
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Yes, Linux is our main one.
Got Win7 but only used that for Office and Games.
But hardly game any more (must be a age thing ), and just use works lappy for office.
Think last time i used Win7 drive was Sep 2012.

Youngest used Mint until recently when her laptop hard drive collapsed, and now just uses either our stuff for now, or her Nexus 7.
Several people i know have also bought tablets, instead of new laptops.
They are a great bit of technology, getting cheaper and better.
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