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Anyone use it as their primary OS? I just started messin with it today and it's pretty slick.





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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 07:34 PM
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I've been using it for a little over a year now (release 7). Just updated my work computer to 8.10 today. Have you loaded all the Compiz desktop stuff? Not a lot of practical use, but it's fun to play with.
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I set it up as dual boot on my old laptop and couldnt get past getting all the drivers setup and gave up.
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I've been using it for a little over a year now (release 7). Just updated my work computer to 8.10 today. Have you loaded all the Compiz desktop stuff? Not a lot of practical use, but it's fun to play with.
Nah, I was running it off the disk. I'm scared I'll hose my Winblows partition if I try to dual boot it. I'll partition the disk @ some point and try it though after a new image of the current install.





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First post from Ubuntu. I got it dual booting on my XP Pro lappy. I must say, THIS ROCKS!





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I inherited an HP DV9000 17" laptop (Vista Ultimate, 4 Gb RAM, dual 250 Gb hard drives and an nVidia 256Gb card) from the CEO with an apparently hosed video card. Reinstalled Vista a few times, reloaded the drivers a few times, still no joy. As a last resort, I loaded Ubuntu on it (8.0.4) and it works like a charm. Makes for a pretty bad ass Linux rig. Recognized everything, including the wireless card, right out of the gate.
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I inherited an HP DV9000 17" laptop (Vista Ultimate, 4 Gb RAM, dual 250 Gb hard drives and an nVidia 256Gb card) from the CEO with an apparently hosed video card. Reinstalled Vista a few times, reloaded the drivers a few times, still no joy. As a last resort, I loaded Ubuntu on it (8.0.4) and it works like a charm. Makes for a pretty bad ass Linux rig. Recognized everything, including the wireless card, right out of the gate.
Thats badass....why cant I get a deal like that?
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That's certainly a nice rig for Ubuntu. This one is basic very basic compared to that. Maybe it's my imagination, but Linux flys compared to Windows.





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That's it, I'm SOLD!

I wish I had tried this before, It's exponentially easier than any Winblows OS I've ever tried using!

Consider me a convert.





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That's certainly a nice rig for Ubuntu. This one is basic very basic compared to that. Maybe it's my imagination, but Linux flys compared to Windows.
Definitely not your imagination

I had Ubuntu 5.10 & 6.04 running as my sole OS for about 6 months around 2-3 years ago. Only reason I came back to Windows with my tail tucked between my legs was some new hotness in Photoshop that wasn't compatible with WINE at the time. Then Apple switched to Intel, and I happily converted to OSX.

I've been following Ubuntu ever since though, and I'm about ready to switch my parents over (at least my mom), and grandparents. Especially my grandparents! Half the year (no joke!) their computer is in the shop getting viruses cleaned off, and wiping / reinstalling. They probably wouldn't even notice it wasn't Windows anymore, just use it for web surfing, and email.

My mom, on the other hand, needs a few accounting programs to work. I figure I can get her set up with Windows running in a VM until we're sure her accounting software is properly running with WINE.

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That's certainly a nice rig for Ubuntu. This one is basic very basic compared to that. Maybe it's my imagination, but Linux flys compared to Windows.
It's not your imagination, it's reality and it's wonderful.

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If you boot from the disk, can you view the files on the HD created under the Windows OS?

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i purchased and EEE pc and made a dual boot to EEEbuntu.
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If you boot from the disk, can you view the files on the HD created under the Windows OS?
In linux you can in fact view windows file systems.

From the boot disk you would just need to mount the windows partition, it probably won't do it for you.
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If you boot from the disk, can you view the files on the HD created under the Windows OS?
I would recommend running it from the cd first to get a feel for it. Just boot from the cd rom.





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I have been a linux user for about 12 years. My primary desktop at work and at home has been linux for the last two years. I prefer Fedora over Ubuntu though. Only reason probably is I have to work on Redhat Enterprise servers all day and Fedora has the same layout.
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I have been a linux user for about 12 years. My primary desktop at work and at home has been linux for the last two years. I prefer Fedora over Ubuntu though. Only reason probably is I have to work on Redhat Enterprise servers all day and Fedora has the same layout.
Assuming you went to linux from windows, how long did the command line aspect of it take you to 'master'?





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