Originally Posted by jtaylor991
I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 now and like it so far, hopefully I'll get the hang of it and really start to reap in the benefits of Linux ;)
I put it on my laptop and it has horrible compatibility but at least it works I guess.
Edit: Can anyone help with my DAC?
Depending on how you look at it, there may be no benefits from using Linux. As for your DAC, if you get sound from it you shouldn't worry. It usually means it works, and since the conversion to analog signal is done outside of your computer, there shouldn't be any degradation of sound quality.
Personally, I have given Windows 8 some time now. No matter how I look at it, I just can't seem to get along with Metro (or whatever it's called since they had to change the name). I've given a fair chance, and to be honest, there are some aspects I like more about Windows 8 than I did with Windows 7. However, I can't get over the fact that there is a whole part of my OS that isn't being used as it should because I can't roll with Metro, and have installed classic start menu instead. So, I'm left with, what I think is, an inferior looking desktop belonging to an OS that I can't utilize to the fullest. What's even worse is that I am a .Net/Windows forms-developer - meaning that I should embrace the new style. Maybe I should just start relearning Java and go that route instead? Maybe stick to Windows 7 and keep developing for it (well, my job is actually to develop for the Windows 7, as where I work we won't be migrating)? Maybe I should just jump on the Linux ship again?
If I were to choose the latter, and relearn Java (or Mono, since I work with C#), what's the best distribution again? I used to have Ubuntu, but I can't stand Unity either however slick the rest of Ubuntu is. How friendly is it to downgrade to Gnome 2 on Ubuntu 12+? I used to like crunchbang and archbang... but I think I want to go with Gnome 2. Mint with Kate?
Edited by Coq de Combat - 1/1/13 at 10:39pm