<p>How many people use Linux based operating systems?</p>

<p>i do. </p>

<p>But if you want global numbers, about as many people that use Macs. Somewhere like 4-5%</p>

<p>OMG I LOVE LINUX>>>>I LOVE THIS THREAD>>>I THINK I LOVE YOU>>>>>lol, yea i use Linux a lot but i co-run it with windows</p>

<p>I just got Ubuntu loaded in addition to windows on my compute. So far I like it, but I wish I could find more information about hot it opperates to take advantage of it.</p>

<p>Ha Sheed30, with all your pro-linux talk, I seem disappointed to hear that you dual boot windows... Not so hardcore after all :P. </p>

<p>oxypunk151, check out this wiki: <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Hey all, I decided a while ago to switch exclusively to Ubuntu, but when I installed it I discovered there was no driver available for my wireless adapter, so I reverted to windows. I'm about to get a new laptop with vista, anyone know of a guide online to setting up a dual vista/ubuntu setup?</p>

<p><a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>One of the screencasts will show you how to easly dual boot your computer with Ubuntu. Worked perfectly for me.</p>

<p>I've used it before and will dual boot my laptop when I get it.</p>

<p> </p>

<p>is the place you want to learn more about ubuntu.</p>


<p>10 char</p>

<p>well linux does not have EVERY thing that i need...sooo</p>

<p>I use Ubuntu. Almost exclusively-- there is some recording software that is Windows/Mac only that I need to use occasionally, but I haven't booted into Windows in almost a year at this point.</p>

<p>FWIW-- if there exists no wireless driver, use your Windows driver by installing ndiswrapper.</p>

<p>O yea, and for some reason i never really like Ubuntu..I exclusively use only Red Hat and SuSE and also at times, Fedora...</p>

<p>I've used linux exclusively for about 3 years (even pass along bootable disks to anyone that expresses even a remote interest in Linux). I've used puppy, knoppix, and mephis quite a bit (all debian based) and I've never needed windows. Most drivers can be had if you know where to look and I always check compatibility before purchasing anyway. With wine installed you can even used a lot of software designed for windows, but in general I figure if I can't find it in the linux community I probably don't need it.</p>

<p>well right now, I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows but usually I use just Linux (during the summer obviously I have to get my video gaming fix!)</p>

<p>For you folks who are dual booting Ubuntu + XP, you can actually integrate the two. Not sure how fast it'll work for games, but it's really really cool:</p>

<p><a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I am now using PCLinux 2007 and after a few early bumps I've found it to do everything that I want. I highly recommend it to those wanting to get away from the dark side. I will run fine on a computer that doesn't have the latest processor and huge amounts of memory.</p>

<p>dual booting ubuntu and xp (only for games) right now.</p>

<p>but to what meteorain007, at my campus way more people have mac's than linux. linux is probably at about 1% or less and mac's are probably closer to 15-20%.</p>

<p>we do have a linux lab in one of the engineering buildings though.</p>

<p>linux does pretty much everything i need, but the wireless has a little trouble roaming from WPA network to WPA network here.</p>

<p>oh, and hi there fellow michiganders!</p>

<p>BUT how many guys prefer Unix?</p>

<p>windows for games, ubuntu for everything else...</p>