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Ubuntu 13.1 -Brilliant!

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:37 pm Post subject: No icon Ubuntu 13.1 -Brilliant! Reply with quote

Just nuked an XP machine that I was using as a basic web browsing/Internet machine due to EOL of the O/S and installed Ubuntu 13.1 to see where things were these days with all things Linux.

Last time I visited anything Linux flavoured was about 3 years ago. Tried 5 or 6 differents distros and though the experience was OK, it wasn't anything I would have foisted on anyone not even approaching a good level of tech savvy.

Installed Ubuntu 13.1 today and WOW. Things have certainly come on a bit! I would happily install this for my gran or really anyone just wanting an O/S to browse the web, do general office stuff etc.

I've got LibreOffice, Google Docs and all of Google's apps obviously available, Chromium browser, VLC, Steam! (though CS:Go isn't available as a Linux game yet though CS:Source and TF2 and others are Very Happy ), Gimp for Photo related gubbins, Pidgin doing messaging duties. Everything I need for a basic yet fully functioning setup and all for free!

Could not be happier with it and recommend a look if you need to setup a basic computer for a family member or non tech savvy friend on a budget.

Brilliant!

Gonna try 14.04 on another box now!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:47 pm Post subject: No icon Re: Ubuntu 13.1 -Brilliant! Reply with quote

Indeed it's come on a long way since the early days! I still want to go into the terminal though (and cmd window all the time in Windows Smile )

When you think about Android tablets they all run on a Linux base install so no wonder full blown Ubuntu has moved on a long way as well!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:16 am Post subject: No icon Re: Ubuntu 13.1 -Brilliant! Reply with quote

Yes, got to agree.  I've tried it on an old WinXP laptop and it makes it....fly...... Laughing    As you say, it's brilliant.

I'm presently building a file/web server and that will go Ubuntu too.  I think you can pay for a version with regular automatic (security) updates so I might go for that.

I must admit, I'm really impressed with it.....just need to check if I need a Smoothwall firewall as well as any AV software.

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Do report your findings back here ref sec/AV updates and anything else interesting you discover on your Linus based travels and I shall do the same.

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Upgraded to 14.04 today. So far so good Smile

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