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Hello from Germany / What I think about Linux (long post)
« on: April 13, 2014, 01:32:02 PM »
Hello, my name is Jan and I'm an 18 years old student from (western) Germany (sorry if my english is unusual/bad/strange :D). I use Linux for about a year now and that is the time I watch Spat's videos.
I used many different (*buntu-) distros and since 2-3 months manjaro, which is ABSOLUTELY my favorite distro. It's impressive how fast and easy it is.

That's practically it, but I now go further into detail just in case somebody is interested in an user-experience thing from a former windows-user.
As I already mentioned, it's about a year ago, that I first installed Ubuntu next to Windows 7. It just blew my mind, what was possible with Ubuntu, although, I now find it's a quite closed-distro compared to others (What I mean is: Unity isn't very customizable). I used Ubuntu much more than Windows 7 at that time, although I was (and still am) a Gamer. I soon switched to Linux Mint, but made a big mistake while installing: I didn't chose "install alongside Windows 7", but "erase HDD". However, it wasn't that big of a deal for me, as I liked Linux more anyways, most of my games/programs ran in wine (or had a native alternative) and I previously backed up all my important data.
I distro-hopped for a while and 2-3 months ago I discovered Manjaro and it quickly became my favorite distro.
Also today, I think it was a "good accident" when my windows partition got wiped, as it encouraged me learning more about Linux. I didn't regret the decision trying it out and I'm happy to be part of this community now.
What I really like about Linux is that I can tweak ANYTHING until I really like it. Tired of my desktop? Well, I just install another one. Also, it uses much less resources than windows 7 did, so the performance of my machine increased dramatically (well, I use LXDE so this was to be expected). As many Programs and Games are multiplatform now (steadily increasing), I hardly use WINE anymore. I find it quite amazing, that so many Linux-Programs are free of costs and/or open-source. That isn't a thing I know from the Windows world. (I'm not hating against Windows... Linux just suits me more. If it's not for you: Go ahead, use whatever you like)
Another thing I like about it is the way you install programs. When you use Windows, you google what you need, find out the name of a program, then go to a website you trust and download it. Under *butu it wasn't actually that different, as you have to find a PPA for it in most cases. And that's the thing that amazed me the most about ARCH-based distros. You just search in the repos/AUR for a program, all within your terminal and you exactly know: It's only what you want. You won't get a stupid toolbar alongside.
I'm sure there is more that I forgot to mention now, but those are the things that came to my mind now...
With that said:

Hello Linux-World, here I am (:
« Last Edit: April 13, 2014, 07:25:41 PM by JayVii »

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Re: Hello from Germany / What I think about Linux (long post)
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 01:34:34 PM »
welcome to the Spatry's cup of linux forum JayVii, hope you enjoy your stay here ;)
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Re: Hello from Germany / What I think about Linux (long post)
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 02:29:57 PM »
Welcome to the community JayVii! Manjaro is a magnificent choice! I have to give you credit, your English was easy for me to understand. Thanks for sharing your story with us! We are happy to have you here!
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Re: Hello from Germany / What I think about Linux (long post)
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2014, 02:32:31 PM »
Thanks you two for the warm words (: I really love to be part of this comunity

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Re: Hello from Germany / What I think about Linux (long post)
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 06:14:42 PM »
hello and welcome to the cup of linux forum jayvii we all hope you enjoy your stay with us
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Re: Hello from Germany / What I think about Linux (long post)
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 03:46:42 AM »
8)  hi and wellcome to sparty's cup of linux, i hope that you will have a great time here, i liked your story

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Re: Hello from Germany / What I think about Linux (long post)
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2014, 06:36:38 AM »
THANKS! :D
It's really cool to get reactions on an introduction.

I'm glad I could entertain someone (:

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Re: Hello from Germany / What I think about Linux (long post)
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2014, 07:35:05 PM »
Welcome to Spatry's Cup Of Linux! Drop by the chatroom for all day Linux talk!
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Re: Hello from Germany / What I think about Linux (long post)
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 12:51:18 AM »
Welcome aboard!  I already talked with you in the chatroom, but after reading this just thought I'd mention that Spatry has a lot of Europen/ESL posters, so don't worry about it.  It's a great community for sure, and your English is better than a lot of Americans I know.  :)