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Warning to new Linux users - 5 Stages of Addiction


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#1 Naught McNoone

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 11:28 AM

If you are considering a move to the Linux operating system, then you should be aware of the 5 stages of addiction.

 

:step1: Awareness and Consideration
Users are aware of Linux, and curiosity results in downloading a Live CD to see what it is.
 
:step2:  Exploration
Casual and infrequent use of a Live CD.  Often caused because KPatience is not available on Windows!
 
:step3:  Social Use
Frequent use of the Live CD, including a collection of different distro's such as Knoppix, Ubuntu, Mandriva, etc.  Primarily caused by a frustration with Windows.  May result in a dual boot system.
 
:step4:  Habitual Use
A full permanent install on you PC, quite often with Linux as the default boot OS.  May also result in a single boot system with Window limited to occasional use through a virtual machine.
 
:step5:  Complete Withdrawal from other OS's
If it doesn't run in Linux, then I don't want it or need it!
 
Cheers!  :wink:
 
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Posted 21 May 2015 - 01:05 PM

I like that list. Thanks for the giggles.


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 01:15 PM

Currently at step 4 for a dual boot XP + Ubuntu system. Partitioned to include a separate home partition. I'm glad I finally rid myself of the  :flamethrower:   Registry.



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Posted 21 May 2015 - 03:40 PM

If it doesn't run in Linux, then I don't want it or need it!



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Posted 22 May 2015 - 05:34 AM

:step6:  :  Discover FreeBSD or OpenBSD and repartition Linux machine to a BSD one.

 

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 10:45 AM


 
:step5:  Complete Withdrawal from other OS's
If it doesn't run in Linux, then I don't want it or need it!
 
Cheers!  :wink:
 
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That's brilliant N McN ! :hysterical:

 

LMAO!! The "YOUR BROWSER HAS BEEN BLOCKED" trojan won't run in linux, so I don't want or need it!! :thumbup2: :thumbup2: :thumbup2: :thumbup2:

 

Maybe this is why I don't have a smartphone yet. :bubbles:



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Posted 22 May 2015 - 11:25 PM

Been at step 5 and 6 for 13 years and have loved every minute of it. Just remember, WINE is cheating. :P


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Posted 22 May 2015 - 11:47 PM

But I love a nice glass of red after dinner.

 

 

Oh that WINE.



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Posted 23 May 2015 - 02:16 AM

Is it bad if I have Ten Stages already?


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Posted 27 May 2015 - 07:49 PM

Love your play on words there NickAu haha. 


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Posted 07 June 2015 - 03:47 PM

I first new that I was in love with Linux when I started to prefer mount points to letter drives.



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 02:36 AM

After over 6 years of running Linux, the last year for the most part, I'm still at Stage 4, am a 90% Linux & 10% Windows user, other than Patch Tuesday. 

 

Was 50/50 Linux/Windows until last year, and then all of these 'crypto' threats emerged, that has greatly motivated me to use Linux more & more. Have also learned more about Linux in the last year to 18 months, which has made the increased usage a better experience. Thanks to the knowledgeable folks here, I was able to get things done that I otherwise couldn't, didn't even know of the simple way to implement the ufw Firewall on every boot before arriving here. May have read of it, yet didn't hear others speak of it until it was being mentioned (& usually still is daily) on this site. 

 

Like hollowface bring up above, I prefer mount points to lettering of drives, which can get quite messy with several drives on my main PC & a couple in two computers. 

 

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 06:32 AM

I've been at stage 5 for almost a decade. :thumbup2:

 

I went over to Linux yonks ago after my PC was rendered useless for internet by some hijack malarkey.

:smash: .

 

At the time, I had no clue what to do, (still mostly don't) and had been sent some Linux CDs to try, by a dude on car a forum. (I still miss my V6 Cavalier)

 

I've have been mostly using Ubuntu for all of that time. With excursions to Puppy, Fedora, Solus, Mint and others.

 

I did use Windows for a short while in the midst of that lot, but that was when I bought this current PC with it installed and no system disk supplied. That lasted a couple of months before it got wiped and fed a fresh Ubuntu meal!

 

Looking to but a Ubuntu phone next.



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 11:00 AM

I've been hovering between stages 4 and 5 for a long while. I run an all-Puppy system.....bit I do occasionally 'cheat' with WINE..!

 

(I still can't bring myself to dump my trusty Photoshop CS2...  :P )

 

 

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 07:03 PM

I have been dual booting for a long time. Still can't completely switch to Linux do to a good portion of the AAA title games don't run on it yet. Though, even that is getting better.


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