Who is running Ubuntu OS?

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poikaa

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I gave up on most of my Windows machines and installed Ubuntu, have not looked back! Though I have kept my lap top with Windows Vista and a second one with Win7 just so I can keep iTunes.
No problems so far with blue screens and virii! I use Fire Fox borwser most of the time....

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I've been running Linux Mint (a derivative of Ubuntu) on one of my systems, and my wife's laptop for a couple years now. It works great!
 

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I use ubuntu to run Zoneminder on a laptop for IP security cams. I also run a feed on a Raspberri Pi.
Love Linux.
 

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For anyone thinking about running Linux, you can download it for free, legally. If you want to test-drive it, you can make a bootable DVD, and run it directly from there, prior to committing to a full image installation.

Or install it on an old computer you're no longer using. Use it as a test/learning platform!

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have any of you ever tried Smoothwall? it is Linux Based.... i know about IPFire, Smoothwall is more than a firewall though. its a stand alone routing ( Network Operating System ) comes with a Software SPI Firewall, and many many more features. including one i find intriguing.

lets say someone decides to DDOS you or any kind of attack..... you can set Smoothwall to "return" the favor back to them. :)

when it does return, it will lock down any LAN>WAN/WAN>LAN Traffic preventing any exploits from going out or getting in. its only momentary while it returns the favor, and they will be like huh?

you can also use disk enc for logs relating to any traffic. i have a couple log files on some people that wish i didnt have them.
 

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All this Linux talk made me think, it had been awhile since I updated the wife's Sony VAIO laptop. I updated it today from Linux Mint 13 (Maya), to Mint 17 (Qiana). While it looks almost the same, the update was worth the effort. Performance increased substantially!

I also bought her a new HP All-In-One DeskJet 2450 at OfficeMax for $69. The printer & flat-bed scanner were automatically recognized, and work great!
 
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