Wasn't that Xandros? which is where I started with linux in the early 2000's. I use linux for everything (almost - do have win7 in a VM for those odd sites that insist on IE and for word and excel).I began with Corel Linux
I know it's an old post but to set things straight... for older than t430 use tp-smapi, for t430 and newer use acpi-call
Work - Win7/X230T BunsenLabs 9.5 T60p
Everything you do and more Leave your digital handcuffs behind and join us on the other side
//long time Debian user
ThinkPad X230: i5-3320M CPU 3.3GHz - 8GB RAM 1600 MHz - SSD 860 EVO 500GB - Debian - ME_cleaned
As my career has grown as a network technician, I find myself using CLI network utilities to sniff networks, test connections and remote into different devices. Mostly because I can do that ALL within Bash. I know that Windows implemented support for Bash but it's terrible. I have had issues trying to use apt commands if I needed to install modules.
There are also penetration testing utilities that are available for me to run the occasional security audit.
Linux also consumes less battery than Windows while on the desktop. Battery life is important if I have to keep moving around.
I really want to be able to do a full dive into Arch Linux. Start with nothing but a CLI and do a build-my-own-Linux
Apps that I use on Kubuntu:
* Firefox - because I can do almost everything online these days, including editing documents saved to the cloud, watching videos, and listening to music
* Google Play Music Desktop - This is a freeware program made by a college student that works on Windows and Linux! It did not work from the download on the website, had to use this command to install:
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sudo snap google-play-music-desktop
* Notepadqq - I use Notepad++ on the Windows side (I tend to stay away from needing WINE to run an application).
I would consider Davinci Resolve if I wanted to get into serious video editing on Linux. But the i5 processors in my laptops would rather commit suicide than video edit.
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