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Discussion on: 5 Reasons to Use Ubuntu Instead of Windows

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Sloan, the sloth mascot
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Majumder-Subhanu

It is not like that, Linux users have the complete authority over what softwares are being downloaded by the system too. For example, I may not like some parts of a software and want to replace it with another part doing the same work, I can do that in Linux not in windows.

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Mark Vassilevskiy Author

Yeah, as I said you can easily do whatever you want with the software. Install, Configure, or even create an additionals yourself

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Mark Vassilevskiy Author

Yeah, like it's just an alternative operating system and usually is running on 86x, so you can easily install free software. However, because of linux politics, you can't use such apps like Adobe Photoshop

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Nefo Fortressia

Actually, Adobe programs use a DRM system, which doesn't work when being run in Wine. So you can't use it.

This is also the same case with Office.

However, there are Linux native replacement apps for them. The GNOME Project developed GIMP, which you can use instead of Photoshop, then the KDE Project developed Krita, which is a drawing software, and Kdenlive, which is a video editor. The Document Foundation also have LibreOffice, which you can use instead of Office.

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Giorgos Athanassopoulos

Can you not read?It clearly states that Linux users have the freedom to choose what runs on their system.For example services, apps.You can do whatever you want.Even kill your own os if u want to.In windows you can't delete Microsoft apps, nor can you disable telemetry and other spying services Stay mad :)

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Sloan, the sloth mascot
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out0

Please do not repeat this kind of misinformation. Linux desktop experience do not work as YOU want. Since you're not in charge of this system, it is not going to be like you want ever

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Sloan, the sloth mascot
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out0 • Edited on

Again, its a matter of opinion. Having someone given his/her opinion on a website doesn't make it true or false.

I personally dislike windows interface, specially the win-10 version. People hated the win-8 version but Iiked it.

All of this is just what is is: a matter of opinion.

You could argue that Linux has some trouble with comercial software support like adobe, or it has some issues with new hardware which vendors are lazy enough to miss a huge market by missing a driver. Ok. Agreed

But to say that Linux has problems because it doesnt follow windows design pathway is misinformation, I'm sorry.

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Sloan, the sloth mascot
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I was mentioning the windows interface as an example of something that could be considered an opinion not a fact. I wasn't assuming neither I wrote that you are a windows user, fanatic or anything of such.

All of those problems you are mentioning are problems related to anything that is made by a widespread community. They're not specific linux problems.

I was trying to open your head for another perspective, to you to be able to take another look and maybe understand WHY things are the way they are.

I wasn't defending linux. I use a lot of OS, a lot of plaforms in my personal and professional lives. I could care less about any of them.

But, if you're not prepared to understand why, so by all means, just ignore it. Don't be offended, it wasn't the intention here, ok?

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Derinko

Exactly 🤣🤣

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Nikki

The point here is that Linux doesn't force you to use specific software on your system and is very modular, so you can replace EVERYTHING. From desktop environment, window manager, web browser, file manager, to init system, compiler, even the Linux kernel itself. Don't like GNU system utilities? You can install Busybox or Plan9. Are you one of the people who don't like systemd doing everything? Slap sysvinit or openrc on your system instead. Are you a desktop user who could do with some optimizations for gaming? You would probably want to install linux-zen instead of the standard linux kernel package. Really, really dislike proprietary software? Replace everything that isn't FSF-approved and all binary blobs in your system with the free as in free speech alternatives. What makes Linux so great and popular is not just a huge selection of software, it's also giving power to the user to do anything they want.

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squigglybob

As long as you know what you are doing 😅