Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Taking the Linux Plunge: The Good and The Bad

Filed under
Linux

It’s been one week since the switch to Fedora. So Far, I’m not turning back. The Good Stuff:

* Boot up time is Quick. So quick I get frustrated at my wife’s state-of-the-art Winblows Laptop.

* Accessibility- I like KDE better than Gnome. I just think it’s more intuitive and is easier to work with.

* Applications- I miss Dragon Naturally Speaking, but just about every other Application I had I’ve found a replacement that works better.

The Good


Here’s the Bad:

* Windows Emulation- Sorry. Wine is about the worst thing I’ve ever experienced. I mentioned losing Dragon Naturally Speaking. There is a way to barely get it to work, but try to follow the programming on the Wine boards is impossible. I also lost a game I was in the middle of. I know getting Linux and then trying running Windows apps makes no sense, but once Ive made the investment in a commercial program, I don’t want to lose that investment. If something is advertised as allowing me to run these programs, it should work.

* Support- I don’t like to use the terminal.

The Bad




There is VM Ware that you

There is VM Ware that you could try for the Windows apps. From what I've read, you can run a virtual OS (Windows) right on the Linux desktop and have complete freedom to go between the two for any applications. That and they're independent of each other too.

It's a possible solution.

- Merlins Minute

Taking the Linux Plunge: The Ugly

After the Good, and the Bad, here comes the UGLY:

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

OSS Leftovers

  • DataBasin - object inspector and updates
    First, the underlying DataBasinKit framework got an important update.
  • In-demand dev skills, understanding licensing, and more open source news
  • Higher ed systems expanding access to open-source materials
    Open-source learning technology is at the core of higher education for institutions that want to reach broader audiences with very strict ideas about how convenient learning should be. But developing these initiatives does not happen quickly or easily. It requires strong leadership in information technology, expertise to determine which solutions work best for a campus, and a financial commitment to making sure the technology is sustainable.
  • Proxmark Pro Proxmark3 Standalone Open Source RFID Tester (video)
    Rysc Corp has unveiled a new open source board in the form of the Proxmark Pro which now offers a true standalone client and RFID test instrument, check out the video below to learn more. The Proxmark Pro will feature an FPGA with 5 times the logic cells of the Proxmark3 and will remove the need to switch between HF and LF bit streams during operation, to use developers.
  • ErupteD Brings Vulkan To The D Programming Language
    The D programming language is just the latest to have support for Vulkan alongside C++, Rust (via Vulkano, if you missed that project), Go, and many other modern languages getting bindings for this Khronos Group high performance graphics API. Should you not be familiar with the D language, see Wikipedia.

Leftovers: Security