Wowie Feb 15, 2013 @ 7:30am
I'm wondering what everyone is doing because of the new linux promo.
#1) How many people plan on a temporary linux
install that will only use it for about a day or so.

#2) How many people plan on making a temporary linux install
that will end up using it alongside their current OS.

#3) How many people plan on a temporary linux install
that will end up using it as their main OS.

#4) How many people already had a linux install, as a secondary OS.

#5) How many people already had a linux install, as their main OS.

#6) How many people will try to install linux and break their PCs.

#7) How many people can't be bothered with it and don't really care.

#8) How many people want to install linux but won't because #5 will probably happen.

#9001) Not listed here and/or there's no need to categorize everything you idiot.

For me it's #1 although it may end up being #2 if I ever get around to buying a new PC.
My current win7 PC isn't broke, and, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" seems applicable here.
We can all agree that win8 is broken, lol. No need to argue about that.

There's already a lot of #6 all over the place now, if you haven't noticed.

My reason for asking this is to see how many trolls jump into this thread to have an interesting conversation because I currently have nothing better to do at the moment.
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λ.w.t1998 Feb 15, 2013 @ 7:33am 
I'm gonna wait alittle to see what the value will be of Tux because everyone can get one. I'm actually not downloading Linux because Idk anything about it and I'm looking into it to see if it does major changes to my computer or not.
Burning Down the Mooose Feb 15, 2013 @ 7:36am 
Have a spare old PC that I only use to run DOD:S server so tried Ubuntu on that. Fairly painless I have to say. Just google a bit if you get stuck.
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Wowie Feb 15, 2013 @ 7:37am 
I just installed yesterday and I can verify that if done properly
it won't do anything bad to your current OS... if you install it properly.
poptarts Feb 15, 2013 @ 7:46am 
I'm not installing linux, mostly because I'm too lazy.

I'll probably buy it for a rec or two later.
Trippy Feb 15, 2013 @ 7:46am 
just put ubuntu onto a thumbdrive and im booting it from there. I NEED THAT PENGUIN
El Presidente Feb 15, 2013 @ 8:13am 
I have been using Kubuntu for years. Thats Ubuntu with the KDE desktop instead of the GNOME desktop that you get wirh ordinary Ubuntu. I like KDE desktop better because it looks and feels similar to Microsoft Windows. There are other desktops but those are light desktops that wouldn't have what it takes to run any decent graphics.
✝Parakoopa @ linux Feb 15, 2013 @ 8:15am 
5) Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome Shell is my main OS :3
Tim Timsen (Banned) Feb 15, 2013 @ 8:23am 
I remember using SUSE on one of my older PCs (a little IBM-like one), but after a week I only used it for playing Beneath a Steel Sky and did everything else on my Windows PC.

Ubuntu is a little iOS-ish and unnecessarily complicated here and there imho.

Conclusion: Stick to things you're used to.
Enigmantic Feb 15, 2013 @ 8:25am 
#7
Kick the Bukkit Feb 15, 2013 @ 10:33am 
had an old ubuntu on vmware... but i HATE using linux! now i'm just going to (try) make a new one and never ever touch linux again not even with a 100 yard pole -_-
Metal_Link Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:14am 
Right now it's #1 for me. But it also doesn't hurt to round out my knowledge of all three OSes. It's always fun for me to explore these things.
anandrkris Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:39am 
Option #5 - I dual-boot Linux Mint and Windows 7. I am using Linux for last 3 or 4 months and have finally become more productive with desktop after good amount of browsing various forums. Mind you, an no programmer - a pure desktop user who uses Linux for watching movies, listening to music, etc. Currently, playing TF2. I can understand frustrations of many users who're new to Linux, it does require to get system working depending on your hardware specs.
jak2 Feb 15, 2013 @ 3:02pm 
50/50 for 4 & 5 for me. I've been sitting on a installation of 7 HP x64 for the most part for work/play past few years generally, though I've gone through more than my fair share of installations (yes, I really like to tweak and poke stuff). I did have a VHD of 8 Pro x64 which I was using for a bit but that decided to bomb on me (along with my Oracle DBMS) so I got tired and just shifted to using my newly-updated-to-latest-version of Mint 14 for main. What with Uni work now I only really use the install of 7 for LFS (that's Live for Speed BTW) and TERA.
ownomics Feb 15, 2013 @ 3:06pm 
I plan on getting into compsci so I'll eventually want to migrate to Linux, most likely starting with Mint on the KDE. Having an operating system which centralizes on programming and figuring things out on a lower level will be very beneficial.
Lucky Luciano (Banned) Feb 15, 2013 @ 3:15pm 
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