APCMag has gone through all the trouble of trying out an Ubuntu Linux installation and replacing everything they normally use Microsoft Windows for.
The upside is obviously the open-source and free aspects of Linux, but are their other clear benefits?
And what about the areas Ubuntu excelled? All the important ones — all the key applications were there and worked wonderfully for me to use it as a working desktop, ie. to actually do my business with. The bundled applications including Firefox, Office, printing and the necessary media players for me to watch my Anime means I had everything at finger tips, once they were properly setup. All the issues aside, and after the myriad issues I discovered were fixed, the desktop served me well.
It’s a very in-depth tutorial that should serve well for anyone thinking of making the switch – or just adding another OS to their repertoire.
SUPERGUIDE: The Open Source Challenge. How to replace Windows completely with Ubuntu. – [APCMag]