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Is it wrong that after a few months of Ubuntu, I just want windows back.

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  • 10
    Especially sense Ubuntu just REFUSES to accept the idea that wifi exists. For some reason, Ubuntu can't connect to the wifi router.
    Now I know how my grandma feels.
  • 0
    (don't bother advice. I'm sick and tired of this os...)
  • 3
    Linux isn't great at workstations. It never has been. Osx has pretty much all the same advantages.
  • 0
    @ninjatini
    Yeah...I had to learn the hard way that linux is not good for game development.
  • 0
    @Torbuntu not me, but I haven't been on for long
  • 0
    @Torbuntu not me, but I haven't been on for long
  • 1
    @Torbuntu well, Raspbian (yes, I know, it's pretty much debian) on my raspberry pi, and Ubuntu in a VM to learn assembly and hopefully create an OS.
  • 0
    @Torbuntu thanks! What have you done with your pi?
  • 3
    All distros give me hell during setup. I'm talking days of frustration but once it's up, it's up forever. Until someone or something breaks it (I'm looking at you Win10).

    Win10 updates wrecked my secondary Fedora install. I'd fix it but each time Win10 does a major update it'll just break it again. I can't live in grub like that and I'm too lazy to clone to a new disk.
  • 0
    @Torbuntu nice! All I've done with it is mostly some python and a testing web server, but soon I want to make it load my own operating system. I know I've accomplished something if I can make a GUI!
  • 0
    @Torbuntu yes.
  • 0
    @Atari my windows connects but then in the middle of a download it says fuck off and drops the connection.... That's not much better
  • 1
    I've bounced between Windows 7 and 10, Mint, and osx the past two years, and Windows 10 has won out (especially with wsl).

    osx was a close second, but I can't reprogram myself (or the key bindings) to use command.

    Mint would've been in first but it didn't work with all of my hardware.
  • 1
    If the WiFi you have problems with are enterprise, then you need the cert or tell it to ignore it. This is not the fault of your os, but the network admin.
    But apart from this, I never had any issue that wasn't caused by myself or windows.
  • 0
    @Torbuntu Literally I never had one. Never. But somehow I Always managed to create some for me :P
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    @Atari
    Is it your personal wifi? If so it's just the drivers, if it's your college's wifi than all you (probably) have to do is configure it like you'd configure your android on it.
    Seems like you're just being stubborn and lazy imo, first time I installed Linux on my Asus the WiFi didn't work and I spent hours and hours figuring out the problem.
    Turns out it was just a drivers issue as no Linux distro can natively support my Wi-Fi card. From there on I knew how to fix it and had to learn to live with it.

    One thing is for sure, it is not impossible to make it work, you just have to learn how.
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    @Atari
    As always I would recommend you try OpenSUSE, Antergos, or Korora. They are much better than Ubuntu and are based in different distros, which means that there's going to be slightly different hardware support.

    Don't give up on Linux quite yet please!!
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    @jAsE uhhm well if you say so ...
    i'm happy with my penguin shaped god!
  • 0
    With that hideous unity desktop, I don't blame you.
  • 0
    @Torbuntu Yes, you may be the only one because they always mess up drivers. I am also thinking of moving back to windows after using Ubuntu for more than 4 years.
  • 0
    I was using windows only when i wanted to play some games, but since i play csgo mostly now, fedora is doing great for me, still learning all the commands and stuff but its really fun!
  • 0
    I never had any problem with any Linux distro. Everything works just perfect.there are two types of people who say windows is good for development .
    1) never done anything other than JavaScript or web dev
    2) just ignorant like fuck people who created Linux I am good with windows attitude.they end up never learning anything.
  • 0
    @anekix It's works best on certain devices but driver support is pathetic and also there are many bugs. For me Bluetooth won't work because it doesn't support Bluetooth for the series I am using, WiFi reception is not as good as windows, headphone will make an irritating sound if left idle for a few minutes, using Nvidia driver completely messed up my system, Kodi 17 freezes after changing volume etc.
  • 0
    @abskpr did you report this or generate an issue to the devs of the distro that you are using? I mean those are people like us sitting and working so hard to get everything right the best we can do is report it to them if we can't fix it.
  • 0
    @anekix I think you have some messed up configurations. Make a clean install with Ubuntu and I say Ubuntu because it's easy to get up and running quickly later when you become familiar to Linux commands and general usage switch if you like
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    @anekix It is f##dup on some devices man. It has been more than 4 years using Ubuntu but time to say goodbye.
  • 1
    oneofus oneofus oneofus oneofus
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    @AptFox install win7
  • 0
    Well.. No it's not.. Ubuntu kinda sucks..
  • 0
    No worries... Welcome back home, windows users and OS don't argue if you wanted try something else
  • 1
    @Torbuntu i could say the same with Windows, since Windows 7 (till now with 10) not a single problem/freeze...except once, but was faulty ram
  • 0
    Only problem I faced with windows was that sometimes the trackpad freezes
  • 0
    @abskpr these kind of problems are mainly related to the OEM drivers and not Windows ;(
  • 2
    One of the things I enjoy about using Linux is the fact that it makes me a better programmer. Yes, there were times I wanted to get normal things done and had to spend a couple of hours to figure it out (I'm looking at you, wireless printer), but the fact that everything is scriptable and open-source makes it a real pleasure to work with... after a while. Also, using Unix makes you part of 50 years of computer wisdom and tradition. After spending most of my life with Windows, switching to Linux has been the best move I've made in my computer life.
  • 0
    @ninjatini It is great for workstations, if you dont like it, fair enough though! @Torbuntu exactly, same here!
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    @Neftas how exactly an os can make you a better programmer? magic?
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    @Neftas and the problem with wifi printer, don't you think is driver related and not os related? (sorry for double post but I prefer to use the browser and cannot edit from it)
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    @Torbuntu exactly - ut really just depends on what you want to work with, and ultimately how much freedom you want with coding
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    @dontbeevil no not magic but it's called understanding of underlying systems. Can you tell me how linker and loader of your windows os works?How does it do it's virtualization?Swap space ?Virtual file systems? How do you even write a reactor based aysnc webserver rahte can handle million connections? You have to know about OS like which interface your server uses poll or select or kqueue? Or which libraries used by os provides interfaces for those? Libevent or Libuv? This is a drop of knowledge you can get from the vast ocean if you use Linux and m sure it makes you a better programrer. I can go on but yeah I won't because ignorant people would never listen so it's wise to stop here only.
  • 0
    // linux mint (serena) iso downloading noises //
  • 2
    @anekix we're all friends here pal, feel free to share your knowledge :0 if people wanna be ignorant, let them; someone else can benefit from what you share
  • 0
    @Torbuntu of course you do 😂 lots of people do, which is why windows just dosen't have enough elbow room for some people
  • 1
    @Torbuntu I agree environment play a huge role and as I prefer GUI over terminal, because I'm faster and typo free, I went for Windows... But you feel free to use whatever you feel better for you, I don't judge and I'd like not be judged
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    I still got a lot of experience trying to fix my computer. (I had to do everything from either the bios or system repair.) Of course puppy doesn't boot on USB for me. So, after a few weeks of little progress, managed to get DSL to work, (because that was harder than it should've) and eventually Ubuntu. I considered mint and OpenSuse, possibly a more customized version, using suse studio.
    I'm not giving up on Linux, though! I'm going to install windows on my much beefier pc, (with Ubuntu on it) and install something else on my notebook.
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