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Old 09. Jun 2016, 01:45 PM   #41 (permalink)
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In my neck of the woods, just a few seconds can make a huge difference!
With tornadoes, thunder and lightning being frequent, unpredictable events, to be able to load and shutdown a computer in between storms is a huge asset.
If you get your hard disk burnt once, you don't want to do that again.
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In my neck of the woods, just a few seconds can make a huge difference!
With tornadoes, thunder and lightning being frequent, unpredictable events, to be able to load and shutdown a computer in between storms is a huge asset.
If you get your hard disk burnt once, you don't want to do that again.
There can't be very many places worse than where we live for storms and often close strikes will bleed into the power network and cause surges. Every main electrical item we have in the house is connected through a separate breaker to prevent burning. The laptop doesn't figure because the worst that can happen is I lose the charger. The main PC though is connected through a UPS that is capable of withstanding a surge so I'm under no pressure to switch off as soon as a storm erupts although I do need to take the internet cable out of the router to stop that getting fried.
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Still admire ChaletOS dev for making a distro that boots and closes almost as fast as a Mac!
Why can't the major league players do likewise?
Not enough money or devs?
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Still admire ChaletOS dev for making a distro that boots and closes almost as fast as a Mac!
Why can't the major league players do likewise?
Not enough money or devs?
At the end of the day it all comes down to marketing or the ability to do so which restricts many single devs to media such as Distrowatch and the various Linux forums. This by itself reduces the amount of exposure they are likely to get substantially.

This is the first chance I've had to look at 16.04 and I really do like it. So many "look" changes possible direct from the settings without installing additional components and surely one of them must suit.

I actually made a full install with this on a desktop already containing Maui and PCLinuxOS. Having experienced the speed of ChaletOS I always wonder why folks still want to crawl along with Windows.

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The folks at ChaletOS.info would be glad to hear your appreciation MC!

Think if people don't adopt Linux it's because they have so much familiarity and financial investments in Windows (or other). There are of course so many other reasons. I for example, prefer Word over any other word processor (free or not).
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