Ubuntu users?

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  1. Shizzle

    Shizzle New Member

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    How many of you guys use Ubuntu, or any Linux flavor on your desktop? Here's mine, on my laptop - Ubuntu 9.10, on a Gateway MX6030.

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    Windows 7 here ;)

    I've tried and I've tried, but I just can't get myself to use it.
     
  3. Shizzle

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    Yeah, it takes a little getting used to. It grew on me when I worked in an all-mac shop. I can't stand OSX, so I put Ubuntu on my imac and used that. Also, Gateway's winxp driver downloads don't seem to work for this laptop, so I just run ubuntu on it instead.
     
  4. Swerve

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    I made a flash drive installation of 9.10NBR last night and boy it run's slow compared to 9.04.

    Sexah looking though.

    I used Unetbootin to make it, it has a menu and you can select which distro you want installing, and it pulls it all straight down off the net.

    Gonna buy a few more pen drives to mess around with now it's that simple.
     
  5. Shizzle

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    Yeah, you can do some tweaking and get it to run better. My laptop is only a Celeron 1.4, so I'm in the same boat. Try disabling desktop effects, and font smoothing, that seemed to help quite a bit for me.
     
  6. Swerve

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    Nice one I will.

    The pic at the top looks nice.
     
  7. CodeX

    CodeX Guest

    dot.

    *"it" being any flavor of linux.
     
  8. HabibMarwan

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    Just switched to Ubuntu a couple days ago. My computer's a little slow, but I've got a newer graphics card, so the visual effects work without a hitch. The one thing that I loved right away was how useful it was right out of a fresh install. And to think, I almost got Windows 7.:rofl:
     
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    I switched once I read that it plays WoW easily. Installed the latest version, WINE, and proprietary drivers... up and running in a couple hours. :)
     
  10. GOGZILLA

    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    i've been running it for over a year now. really enjoy it. only beefs are the flaky 64 bit flash plugin, they really need to release an official 10.1 for 64-bit linux
     
  11. Swerve

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    It's still shaky?

    Daymn.
     
  12. CodeX

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    You're an idiot.

    Windows 7 is the best OS ever made.
     
  13. Fase

    Fase Your Face, In A Pickle Jar.

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    No gaming = no Linux.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I love Windows 7. The thing is, though, my computer is about six years old and cost $200 when I bought it, so you can imagine how slow it is. It just wouldn't have been worth it to get Windows 7, I wouldn't be able to use it to its full potential. I'm definitely getting Windows 7 for my next computer, which I'll be getting in June. That's the plan, anyway.
     
  15. CodeX

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    Oh, my mistake... :o
     
  16. Shizzle

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    Yeah, I still avoid the 64 bit version, there are other issues with things too. I've had trouble getting stuff to compile from source on it, like ffmpeg, or other stuff I use for work.
     
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    I run Ubuntu on my netbook and made a SATA power switch for my redneck dual boot setup on my desktop thats running Kubuntu 32 bit. Kubuntu might be the best OS I've used.

    Anyone tried the Enlightenment desktop enviroment?

    http://www.enlightenment.org/
     
  18. CodeX

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    How many people in this thread are considering only the GUI when talking about "Operating Systems"?
     
  19. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    I have a USB drive with Ubuntu on it and I tend to go in phases where I'll only use it for awhile but I always seem to return to Win.

    It has a lot to do with gaming, I love my Windows gaming so it's hard for me to stay permanently away from Windows.
     
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    i just setup a 32bit install in a vm for compiling stuff like android, etc.
     
  21. Shizzle

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    Yeah, my main desktop computer is still windows, due to games, and photoshop. It's possible to get most games working under wine, but it's more of a pain in the ass than it's worth to me. Photoshop can also run under wine, but it's slow as butt - and gimp is pretty crappy when you're used to PS. Still, for just coding and surfing the web, I think I'm at the point where I actually prefer it to windows.
     
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    kubuntu is amazing I love it. I have one of those budget lap tops that were like 400 bux at best buy. Its decent for web surfing and all the basic shit you use a computer for but when I installed windows 7 to give it a try it ran like shit on it.

    I jumped over to ubuntu once again and im pretty happy with it.
     
  23. Sailor Jerry

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    Every six months or so I get bored and run Ubuntu or soem other random flavor of Linux for a few weeks. Always end up back on Windows, though.
     

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