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Old 06-13-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default I guess that I'm going to download ubuntu...

I like the sound f it, and I like the fact that I can change it and re ditro it. Thats pretty kewl! So I'm already downloading it! I can't wait until it finishes! ^_^
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its alot of funny, also try beryl or soe of the other linux addons /version you like teh vist a look it think

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i've thrown Ubuntu onto a couple of work lappies that came with Windows Pishta pre-installed. They run quicker and do everything asked of them.
Nice O/S, no more Pishta induced driver BSOD's
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Ubuntu is a great first step into the world of linux. The gui is clean and understandable, and everything is easy for a beginner to understand. Check out this website for a lot of good information on Moving from WIndows.

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i like ubuntu linux, i tried it once, though u cant run games on it it still cool
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hamid14, you most certainly can run games on linux. There are two programs one is WINE. The other one is crossover. These are both programs that can emulate a windows environment and install windows games. Just don't expect to be playing crysis unless you have a really high end system.

Also, there are a lot of cool games out there that can be run on Linux. A lot of the FPS's run on the Quake 3 engine, and there are games in every category imaginable.

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I Tried ubuntu and didn't really like it. I had it on an older lappy I have that windows is slow on, and Didn't see any improvement. I had touch-pad driver issues but I half expected driver problems. I was just looking for a speed boost, but didn't get it.
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Celegorm, how old is your laptop. I might recommend something like Xubuntu or one of the other "small" distros to install on it. Ubuntu takes up a lot of hdd space compared to Xubuntu, or DSL. Plus ram usage can be quite high at time.

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Celegorm, how old is your laptop. I might recommend something like Xubuntu or one of the other "small" distros to install on it. Ubuntu takes up a lot of hdd space compared to Xubuntu, or DSL. Plus ram usage can be quite high at time.

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Not too bad. It's socket 478 P4 1.4Ghz 3xx mb of RAM. I tried Xubuntu first and it was the same thing. I think Ubuntu ran better on it, but not by much.
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You might want to try to try Damn Small Linux it has worked on just about everything that I have installed it on.

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