Anyone here use Linux?

Jad3Drag0n

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With all the privacy issues and things like viruses being an issue for Windows, I am thinking of switching. From what I hear, it is easier to use and WAY safer not only from viruses but for privacy reasons. I don't like the idea of being spied on. I am a very private person. Anyone here using it? I play games so that is my one concern about switching.
 

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I haven't tried it but I'm also not really wanting to learn something new from scratch. I sort of feel like we have very little privacy these days anyway. :confused:
 

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I have not used it either, but I do know you can play a few popular games on Linux, like Minecraft, Dota 2, etc.

I've also heard that Linux is 'faster' than Windows.
 

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I use both. Linux works fine for a lot of games but some of them, you can't play so it really depends on what you play. I keep Windows for games that I can play on Linux and just dual-boot both systems.
 

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I have Ubuntu on a PC and laptop. Before that I used Kubuntu, puppy Linux and a few other smaller distributions.

I really like the user interface and the customization options.
 

Jad3Drag0n

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I use both. Linux works fine for a lot of games but some of them, you can't play so it really depends on what you play. I keep Windows for games that I can play on Linux and just dual-boot both systems.
That is a good idea actually. I mean for games that I can't play on Linux, I can just boot up Windows and problem solved! I might give this a try. I should have room to do it on my spare SSD.
 

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That is a good idea actually. I mean for games that I can't play on Linux, I can just boot up Windows and problem solved! I might give this a try. I should have room to do it on my spare SSD.
Nice. I think I may end up trying the whole dual booting thing on my next PC. I think for my next desktop I'll end up putting two SSDs in it and running Linux and Windows.
 

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Nice. I think I may end up trying the whole dual booting thing on my next PC. I think for my next desktop I'll end up putting two SSDs in it and running Linux and Windows.
It is a good move just for security reasons. Given the huge shift of technology in the last 10 years and many years to come, you have to keep yourself protected on your home computer.
 

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It is a good move just for security reasons. Given the huge shift of technology in the last 10 years and many years to come, you have to keep yourself protected on your home computer.
Good point. Keeping your computer/data secure is extremely important and it will be even more important in the future. I'll have to look into it.
 

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I'm strictly a Linux user for a few years now, Fedora is my distro of choice. It's a nice middle ground between stability and fresh software.
The only limitation for me are a couple of games that were never ported to Linux, otherwise it was an easy transition.
 

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