Introduction, or Hi.

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  1. eek

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    I am new to Elementary OS but not to UNIX and UNIX like operating systems. I'm looking for a desktop OS replacement (please don't bother offering suggestions I can find them myself). For me this means:
    • I don't have to open a command line every time I want to do routine system tasks (install, backup, restore, manage wifi, manage installed software, all the quick and easy things you find in Windows or OS X).
    • It runs on consumer hardware that I can pick up easily.
    • There is a good selection of "normal" productivity software that is easy to use. For me we are good here, I prefer LibreOffice, Firefox. I haven't found email or PIM tools that I like.
    • It updates itself, and preferably the installed software.
    • Syncs Dropbox properly.
    I've been messing around with Elementary OS (installed on a USB 3 flash drive) and I like the look of it.

    My home servers are all FreeBSD but I find there is too much effort getting it to be a desktop. Although, I did run FreeBSD as my main desktop for about 6 years. I've got a couple of VPSes that run Debian and I used to run a large cluster of Fedora (about 150 servers). Point being, I'm reasonably familiar with the command line stuff, I just don't want to need to use it on my desktop normally.

    I would like very much to be able to drop Windows 10 completely but I'm not sure that I will still be able to run the games I've got (mostly through Steam). I'm okay with using Wine or some other Win32 library to get that work but I haven't even tried Wine since the late 1990s.

    That is me as it relates to elementary OS.
     
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  2. Artificial Intelligence

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    Welcome to the boards :)
    I myself like to game, but I made the priority to only buy games that runs on Linux. Sure the selection isn't as great as windows but I get along just fine. I pick and choose from the selection that are available.
     
  3. eek

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    I'm not exactly a gamer in that I don't rush out and by the latest games or upgrade my computer every year to be able to play the latest. But I do enjoy some MMOs that don't have native Linux binaries (I don't think). Although, looking at the wine-hq software compatibility database, it looks like my current favourite (Dungeons & Dragons Online) works pretty well through wine.
     
  4. Upsilum

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    Hi, coming from the other side of the Windows! I have used linux before and have decided to try it again.
     
  5. netgooroo

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    Hey guys. I'm new to EOS as well but, have been on board with Ubuntu, Mint, and the like for many years now. I am obtaining a Lenovo YOGA very soon, and have been wondering if I will be able to use EOS on it without any issues.

    My hope is that I will have a positive experience, and be able to use EOS without any issues. Considering the YOGA has an SSD HDD and a touch screen in addition to being a notebook. I love the look of EOS and have downloaded LOKI but, have yet to burn it to disk or access the ISO.

    Any information about anyone else using EOS on a YOGA notebook, or anything similar, would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Net
     

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