Ubuntu 16.04 vs Windows 10

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by EthanAddict, Nov 17, 2016.

?

Ubuntu 16.04 or Windows 10

  1. Ubuntu!!!

  2. Windows 4 Ever!!!

  3. I don't have a pc...

  4. I never tried any of those...

Results are only viewable after voting.
  1. EthanAddict
    OP

    EthanAddict Founder of Skiddon't-ism

    Member
    433
    1,928
    Nov 12, 2016
    Greece
    Haha, the classic question Linux or Windows. Kinda looks like "pizza vs burger" or "3ds vs psvita", it is a personal preference. Well write which one you like best and why example "I prefer Ubuntu because its a stable and secure os, while windows is the biggest malware target". Which one will win?
     


  2. Raylight

    Raylight Paranoid Temper

    Member
    984
    359
    May 10, 2014
    United States
    Who wants to know?
    Windows since wine has issues still
     
  3. EthanAddict
    OP

    EthanAddict Founder of Skiddon't-ism

    Member
    433
    1,928
    Nov 12, 2016
    Greece
    True, but I still use Wine HQ to play Kerbal Space Program 1.1.2 without any issues(performance and stability) also It is good to mention that its faster(meaning it doesn't lag and stuff) than Windows 10 because of the core of Ubuntu. It is very nice to see such an app to grow.
     
    Last edited by EthanAddict, Nov 17, 2016
  4. 6adget

    6adget Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    82
    90
    Sep 12, 2016
    United States
    Sacramento, Ca.
    I run both on just about all of my laptops and desktops. The biggest argument for running windows over linux is not being able to run PC games on linux. As the prior person posted, Wine does not run well enough to run winblows games on Linux. But now that Steam is available on linux, and their game library has been growing by quit a bit, I think linux has becoming more and more a viable choice. Also Ubuntu is not the only linux choice. There are many different flavors of linux. A lot of people really like Mint with the cinnamon desktop. It resembles windows more than other versions of linux. It's also free. like free free. For those who have always wanted to try it, you can install a live version on a DVD, or a USB thumb drive and run it without actually installing it. If you end up really liking it you can install it on your PC so that you can dual boot between windows or linux. There are a lot of really nice alternatives for windows software. and just about everything in the app store is free. Also, linux runs better on newer hardware than older. Every once in a while you might have an issue where there is no linux driver for say your wifi, or bluetooth cards. But it has been a while sinse I have ran into that problem. All in all, Linux is a really nice, dope ass alternative.
     
    SagaP likes this.
  5. q9p

    q9p GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    145
    74
    Aug 14, 2015
    United States
    Pensacola, FL
    Consider installing a Debian based distribution other than Ubuntu, that has Amazon bloatware installed.

    Anyways, argument is unnecessary. If someone wants to use a GNU/Linux distribution, they'll find the needs for them to use it - or use an operating system of their choice.
     
  6. PagaN

    PagaN GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    163
    62
    Sep 13, 2009
    Cuba
    use Linux at home it means not all okay with the head.
     
  7. EthanAddict
    OP

    EthanAddict Founder of Skiddon't-ism

    Member
    433
    1,928
    Nov 12, 2016
    Greece
    Me too, I run Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 on my laptop(It is the shittiest you can buy) with dual boot and GRUB. With wine I can run almost everything in my computer and I am just installing Team Fortress 2 on Steam. The other distros as well are equally good such as Rasbian(Debian for Raspberry Pi), Ubuntu Mate and The Mint, but I prefer Ubuntu because for aesthetic purposes(pict below) and the support the community offers. Great Work Canonical. Screenshot from 2016-11-17 11-46-46.png

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    I found a way to stop the from spying me, in settings , or just be offline...
     
    6adget likes this.
  8. TVL

    TVL #|

    Member
    470
    210
    Feb 17, 2004
    World -1
    I have no reason to install any Linux distro on my computer... Some days I forget to be grateful about that.
     
  9. hobbledehoy899

    hobbledehoy899 Conniption Master

    Member
    2,649
    4,283
    Nov 13, 2015
    United States
    Kernel Version: Linux 4.13.3-1-zen
    I mean, Linux Mint 18 is based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, so...
     
  10. fodder

    fodder STARMAN

    Member
    803
    287
    Aug 3, 2014
    United States
    I have Ubuntu on my laptop just so I can use adb and fastboot without any issues

    My main computer has Windows sine I didn't spend $1500 on a gaming machine for no reason

    Sent from my LG-H901 using Tapatalk
     
  11. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    555
    370
    Dec 26, 2007
    Yorkshire, UK
    It really depends on the usage scenario for me, I use Windows 10, Ubuntu 16.04 and MacOS Sierra.

    I'd personally not want to use Linux as my desktop OS, however i do think it's great for servers and single purpose devices.
    • Windows 10 is my main OS for day to day use both at home and at work
    • Ubuntu 16.04 is what i use for our web, sql and vpn services at work, i also use it on single purpose devices at home such as devices which run Kodi. I also have various Raspberry Pi's both at home and at work running Raspbian.
    • MacOS Sierra is my laptops main OS. I did like how OSX handled multiple desktops and the trackpad is so nice to use, which is why i went for a Mac laptop originally (and the 30% student discount back in the day which made it cheaper than an ultrabook). More than anything it was a chance to learn something new also.
    If you work in IT i do think it's a benefit to at least have some experience with all the major operating systems out there.
     
    Last edited by InsaneNutter, Nov 17, 2016
  12. EthanAddict
    OP

    EthanAddict Founder of Skiddon't-ism

    Member
    433
    1,928
    Nov 12, 2016
    Greece
    Woo, and my friend said they were useless...
     
  13. C0mm4nd_

    C0mm4nd_ Aspirant Wii U homebrew dev :P

    Member
    697
    337
    Oct 9, 2016
    Italy
    I run both the system (since today :P)
     
  14. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    555
    370
    Dec 26, 2007
    Yorkshire, UK
    Your friend probably expected them to run games at 4K 60fps...

    Far from usless though i think their great value for money.

    I've got one at home running homepass solution, so our 3DS's can streetpass at home.

    At work I have some running Kodi in our showroom, auto playing various videos on a loop, then some wall mounted in our offices showing various CCTV feeds from IP cameras.
     
  15. ItsKipz

    ItsKipz l33t hax0r

    Member
    1,645
    983
    Sep 9, 2016
    United States
    The C: drive
    What if I'm a rebel and I run Fedora?
     
  16. EthanAddict
    OP

    EthanAddict Founder of Skiddon't-ism

    Member
    433
    1,928
    Nov 12, 2016
    Greece
    No, my friend didn't expect to run at so high resolutions, not even pc games. It doesn't even run well at 1080p(at least my experience), but he criticized the price tag being 40 euros the RPi 2, but still useful for creating robots, surveillance cameras, AIO pcs and stuff. I would like to have another one, Zero but its low availability make it in my country 2 times the price of RPi 3. Anyway, Keep the good work Raspberry Pi Foundation!
     
  17. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ I drool on my knife

    Member
    19,755
    20,505
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
    I didn't even boot into Windows 10 when I bought this laptop. I just boot into Linux Mint and removed Windows.
    Right now I am running Solus
     
    hobbledehoy899 likes this.
  18. TheKingy34

    TheKingy34 ҉

    Member
    785
    2,467
    Feb 21, 2016
    United Kingdom
    England I guess
    OPINION INCOMING!

    I would choose Windows, but it is Windows 10, and eughhh...
    If it was Windows 7, Windows.
    If it is Windows 10 (which it is), Ubuntu.

    But anyways, that is my opinion.
     
    hobbledehoy899 likes this.
  19. EthanAddict
    OP

    EthanAddict Founder of Skiddon't-ism

    Member
    433
    1,928
    Nov 12, 2016
    Greece
    I still use windows(even sometimes) because I have all the major stuff, I can play Metallica with guitar in Guitar Rig 4, can use Citra to test the crap I've made for the 3ds(my brother updated my 3ds to 11.2.0), I can listen to [​IMG] yes I am a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu... ge fan of them, have allllllllllllll the albums, play Kerbal Space Program and Orbiter 2016 and whatever you can imagine. I can run them in Ubuntu too, but I wont run only programs, problems with WineHQ are a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuu>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ge drawback. But I like the desktop...
     
  20. grossaffe

    grossaffe GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,727
    2,098
    May 5, 2013
    United States
    I haven't moved to either Windows 10 or *buntu 16.04. I'm sticking with 14.04 for the time being, and I'm not ecstatic about Ubuntu (and most every other distro) adopting systemd. I'll have to play around with Gentoo and see if it's a viable option in my future.