just installed xubuntu on my laptop...

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  1. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    1.6ghz P4, 512mb ram, 30gb hd

    runs like a champ

    11ty billion times faster than any version of windows ever was or aspired to be

    pretty easy to configure and set up, and it looks purdy too:wiggle:

    i'd recommend it for anyone looking to get more mileage out of an older system
     
  2. Conrad Metcalf

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    :wiggle:Excellent! Another Ubuntu/kubuntu/Xubuntu user joins the club!

    Have any problems with setting up wireless access? Some people
    posting here have said they had problems getting wi-fi to work.
    Check the Ubuntu/Kubuntu forums if any problems arise.

    You won't look back....
     
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    Linux in general is good for getting some more mileage out of older systems, I have a 733 at home that is my JukeBox and runs like a champ!
     
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    i'm plugged in right now. i get home tomorow....i expect the wireless problems to start then. i have knetworkmanager and kwifimanager...hopefully those can help me get things to work. but i expect to spend lots of time on the ubuntuforums.org
     
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    I had a crappy integrated wireless card. Ubuntu picked it up and worked like a champ.
     
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    Hope you have better luck getting your wireless card to function than I did.
     
  7. deusexaethera

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    I'm using Kubuntu. (You think Xubuntu is pretty? Check out Kubuntu -- I think you can just install the "kubuntu-desktop" package using the Synaptic package manager.) I have a Cisco Systems wireless card that never worked with anything without installing the driver manually, and Kubuntu picked it up on the first try.
     
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    xubuntu > kubuntu

    xfce4life
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd: KDE <= Windows.

    I use OpenBox myself, but XFCE is nice.
     
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    I havent played around with any of the other versions of Ubuntu yet.... i'm still messing around with plain old Ubuntu for now. I've seen some screens of Kubuntu, and it looks pretty nice.

    I'm honestly not sure what the difference is, other than that its jsut different GUIs. Anyone care to explain it to a Linux noob?
     
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    Different desktop environment - different GUI, file manager, different applications.

    But the applications will operate outside their native DE. Like, I use k3b (CD burner, the best ever imo), kate (text editor, the best ever imo) and Amarok (audio player/manager, the best ever imo) which are all KDE apps but I use them in GNOME, all the time.

    I tried to switch to KDE today, but ugh. I prefer the GNOME environment, with a lot of KDE apps (because, I think, they're much more powerful, and I play with things I'd never think of doing (like internet radio) and then I start considering them necessities, just so handy).
     
  12. deusexaethera

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    Tell you what, you can go get that on a prison tat, and I'll stand over here and laugh at it.

    Kubuntu runs faster on my old 300MHz Gateway laptop than Xubuntu did. Don't ask me why, I don't understand it -- all I can guess is that KDE is somehow more efficient than GTK. Xubuntu used to lag when I did so much as type, like when writing this post, but Kubuntu keeps up very nicely.
     
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    Can't wait to see what KDE 4 performance will be like, ported to Qt 4, will give 20-30% performance improvements or something like that.

    Hopefully also KDE 4 won't be something I can bear to use.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KDE4
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    Wait...what? You hope you won't like it?

    Also, I'm pretty sure Kubuntu 7.04 (the version I have) uses KDE4.
     
  15. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    The latest stable version is 3.5.7, so that would be negatory.
     
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    yea, I remember when the release of KDE3 was a big-deal... so KDE4 hasn't come out yet.

    XFCE is version 4, so perhaps he was thinking out that?
     
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    Oops, I hope it won't be something I CAN'T bear to use.
    No, KDE 4 is in Alpha. It'll be released around October, see the wikipedia page, it has some very interesting new ideas.
     
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    hey whaddya know? i'm having wireless issues....

    i have the d-link dwl650 which WAS a plug-n-play device basically on the previous version, but there are tons of problems getting it to work on 7.04

    i've tried EVERYTHING that i've searched about and NOTHING works.
     
  19. opS)n.

    opS)n. Who are you to me?

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    kde4 looks to be awesome and i'm a gnome guy
     
  20. deusexaethera

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    Nah, I was thinking of KDE4. I remembered reading on kubuntu.org that they were working on integrating a prerelease of KDE4 into a future release of Kubuntu and I guess I somehow concluded "a future release" meant "the upcoming release".
     

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