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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.
Gaurav Galia, Linux Administrator
I am using ubuntu for doing my system administration job.
Along with that I have replaced my home windows XP machine since a long and dont realize why I have used for this much amount of time.
I am really feeling satisfy that I am not paying anymore to anything that I want to do .. even I can do more and more quickly with Ubuntu.
The community is excelent in supporting the newbies as well as professionals to get in to it.
Thanks a lot Canonical for such a wonderfull road ahead.
I switched to Ubuntu right before Vista was released, after having some bad experience with Linux before. I was surprised to see everything working right out of the box, except for the video card which was ridiculously easy to install. Ever since I switched, I have never used Windows on any of my machines and when I have to use Windows on other machines, it feels endlessly sluggish and slow no matter how fast that PC is. Switch to some flavor of Linux now, you Windows users reading this! 8)
Dave, Small Business IT Support
A little over a year ago, I took over IT support for a small company. I'm not exactly a "professional", but I'm a geek, the company belongs to some friends, and I couldn't really turn them down.
The machines I "inherited" were a real mess - my clients had no appreciation for licensing or copyright laws. (Neither do I, really, but this is a Business environment, and with the livelihoods of several people on the line, I couldn't afford to take too many chances)
I think they had one legitimate copy of Win2K, several legitimate installed copies of WinXP (Pre-installed - no installation disks) and various "evaluation" copies of Win2K Server and Win2K3 (If you didn't get "Pirated" from that euphemism, there's no hope for you)
The sum total of my linux experience was about 10 minutes using a Knoppix LiveCD, and I wasn't thrilled with abandoning a system I "knew" for one that I had no idea about.
With Windows Vista looming on the horizon and a client-expressed desire to upgrade, and knowing that P-III were not going to cut it, my options were to either help them break copyright law, abandon them entirely, bill them a fortune for new equipment and licenses, or find some less expensive option.
My Linux experience started out pretty rough. After trying to install 4 different distros on what turned out to be a marginal hard disk, I had actually given up and started reinstalling XP. It wasn't until XP crashed on install that I new I had other problems. When I tried again, Dapper Drake was on the top of my stack of distros, it installed quickly, and gave me very few issues.
In 2 weeks, I was confident enough to press a Dapper server in to cover the minor functions of their primary server (A win2k box), and over the next two months, I slowly pulled every function off the old server, boxed up its hard drive for a fail-back.
That original server has been upgraded every 6 months, about a month after I've used the distro on my own machines. I've never done a "clean" install since Dapper - and it's running great now on Hardy. (Its backup has had clean installs after each distro)
A few weeks back, my sister was talking about purchasing a point-of-sale system for her restaurant. Thanks to my experience with Ubuntu, I think I can build the whole system for a tiny fraction of the costs she was expecting to pay.
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