bye bye MS !!

i said those words one day that i started to install Linux

i had a fear that i go back to windows a day or more after i install it, but now i dont think that i’m going back to windows ๐Ÿ˜€

i can feel that my computer feels democracy ๐Ÿ˜€

every time i look on the requirments for a software , game or windows i look on the minimum requirments section to see if my PC will handle it or not as i know that the recommended requirments will be not in my PC ๐Ÿ˜€

with linux i saw the minimum , recommended and searched for any other requirments to see

this is the recomended requirments published on Ubuntu official website

  • 700 MHz x86 processor
  • 384 MB of system memory (RAM)
  • 8 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 1024×768 resolution
  • Sound card

  • A network or Internet connection

lol, i feel that i can run this OS on a gameboy and it will run smoothly

let’s see some features that i found in Ubuntu

1-Disk Space

i’ve been working on Ubuntu for 2 weeks now with alot of programs installed

1557 installed program as the software manager says

i’ve made the root drive ( C:/ ) 19 GB for it

now i have 12 GB Free ๐Ÿ˜€

on windows i get Low Dosk space after 1 week

2-Synaptic Package Manager

i doubt that one day there will be something like this in windows

this manager is configured on repositories eg a store on the Internet where software package sources exist

u just search for the program or what the program does and it will get u some for u

u just check and install

i remember i once used something like it on windows from the add/remove programs but the repository was on a local network

nothing was online

in addition to synaptic gets u all the programs open source, free or non free according to the repositories

3-compiz ๐Ÿ˜€

in the posts i wrote about vista i said i liked the effects, now i can’t say that vista had effects at all ๐Ÿ˜€

in Ubuntu i enabled the effects to see what they have and i found all those effects

note: this is not my video i found it on youtube but all those effects are working very smoothly in my PC

go and check for other videos there

4-Booting and shutting down

when i shut down my computer thats because i want to leave the computer ๐Ÿ˜€

so when i press shutdown i don’t want to wait 1 or 2 minuets watching windows dying ๐Ÿ˜€

in ubuntu it shuts down in less that 30 seconds

and loads in the same time or less also

in Vista i used to wait for more than 1 minuit to hibernate the PC

now ubuntu also hibernates in the 30 seconds

5-The Community

every single problem i faced with the drivers,software packages , themes or evenย  the desktop wall papers i found them on the ubuntu forums

and even there is an unsolvable bug in the OS u’ll find someone posting a workasound there

6-No Virus can affect me (almost)

i donot have to care about using antivirus as viruses can not affect my OS

but also i insert the USB disks in my PC and delete the viruses manualy ( Torturing them ๐Ÿ˜€ )

so why don’t u try it

here are some motivations that affected me

1-Ubuntu Interpid Ibex can deal with NTFS file system so u wont lose or have to move ur data or format ur disk

2-if u r coding C# u can install “monodevelop” project and program C# , ASP.Net , till now they support up to framework 2 and Linq

3-there are programs that are exe and u want to run them on linux ( as linux doesn’t run exe files )

there is a software named “wine” that runs EXEs on linux

it even runs games as warcraft and programs as photoshop

4-there are a variety of software packages which can be installed that does very cool things

5-openoffice 3.0 can open and edit all what Microsoft office does

and the most important thing that u’ll feel ur PC’s Powers ๐Ÿ˜€

to be honest the only problem i faced here till now is the mail client

i used to use Windows live mail to manage all my mails including my hotmail mail

where my account is free one and to manage it as POP3 i have to pay some

but windows live mail manages it as HTTP mail

i found some solutions but they are not working effectively

i hope i find a solution soon ๐Ÿ™‚

and i’m sure i will isA

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