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During our work at Centrologic company and at home, we are using Ubuntu Linux almost all the time. This website is just our acknowledgement for the wonderfull piece of software we've got. Thank You!
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Who is using Ubuntu?
Check out who and why is using Ubuntu Linux. Read the stories below.
I've been a fairly long-time Linux-user. My first contact with it was back in 1994, and from 1998 to around 2000 I used nothing but Linux. In my case the Red Hat flavor.
After that it was back to Windows. Most of it laziness, some of it requirement for various things.
But in early 2007 I felt tired with that system. I was always annoyed, frustrated and irritated with the shortcomings of Windows. I never really felt much joy come from my computer, since it was heavily associated with all the annoyances of Windows - constantly having to fight the computer rather than use it. Always feeling trapped by a faceless corporations decision as to what I should be allowed to do with my machine. Constantly having to work around things which I felt was artificially introduced limitations.
So in an attempt to restore my sanity I decided to try Ubuntu. This was not my first time, I had tried earlier versions but never got hooked. The version I tried was Edgy Eft.
And for the first time in a lot of years my computer was fun again. Sure, there were some things which needed tweaking - but that's me. I push my computer to the limit and want things "my way". I got excellent help from the forums, and the Ubuntu wiki. I could also rely on my long-time experience with Debian servers to help me get used to running Linux on my desktop-machine as well. In fact, Debian is probably the reason I chose Ubuntu since I was already comfortable with that distribution on servers. Ubuntu felt like the natural choice on the desktop.
So, I played around with Edgy. And the more I played with it, the less I needed Windows. I felt like a junkie finally kicking his habit. I felt like I could breathe again.
Thanks to Ubuntu, I once again started enjoying my computing experience.
Since then I've been loyal to Ubuntu on my desktop. The server runs Debian, but my desktop gets upgraded every six months when a new version of Ubuntu comes out. I don't even have Windows installed any longer (deleted that partition more than a year ago) and I've even converted my girlfriend to Ubuntu. At first she was skeptical, but now she's a die-hard convert and gets nauseous whenever she has to use a Windows-machine.
Ron Schreiner, Biometric Security
It's been a long road since I started computing at age 12 in 1978 - 32 years and counting. I've used every version of Windows ever made (including server versions), Mac System 6-9, Mac OS X, UNIX, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, SlackWare, Red Hat, CentOS, and a few others as well; but my favorite operating system is Linux; and my favorite distribution of it is Ubuntu.
I can geek-out and compile with the best of them; but it's more about time and convenience because I don't have to compile from source for a simple desktop system. I've taken it a bit further by adding other programs, wallpapers, configurations, etc to Ubuntu; then by using remastersys, I have my own distribution of it which I can install on all of my PCs as well as those of anyone who may be looking for an easy alternative to other operating systems on their PC.
Abhishek Vashisth (INDIA), Engineer - Networking (NETGEAR)
I started using UBUNTU about 4 years back. Its fabulous to use, but i found hard times getting its application softwares and still face issues while installing them. Its desktop animation features are great. Lightening fast speed on internet, great virus protection (as compared to damm gate's WINDOWS), network stability, etc are its wonderful features... hmmm... Lots of thing are there to share, but don've time enough to do. Meanwhile, THANKKSGIVING to "Team UBUNTU". GREAT JOB GUYS...
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