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Best Operating System, Tell meeee!

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  1. graphicnut

    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    I need a change guys, XP seems so boring now!!

    I did not long ago try Ubuntu - Linux. Although i really liked it ( Very sexy ) It was a pain with programs installing etc as i prefer the click and install not all this typing commands into consoles balls lol !!

    Whats Vista like against XP??

    Any other choices?

    Let me know!!!!!
     
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    Os2 warp forevahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
     
  4. graphicnut

    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    Pimp, many apps available like windows??

    Ubuntu was good with the live cd so u could test it, does this have it?


    Also Smack whats Os2 Warp?
     
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  6. graphicnut

    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    lol, im a new user to linux so which would be the best and easiest for installations.
    I did like Unbuntu!
     
  7. WickednDivine

    WickednDivine Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Ubuntu is the easiest. I dont know why people think you can only install stuff from the command line (even though the command line is about 30002349237423987428934 times more useful than this "point and click" nonsense.)

    Its called synaptic package manager...point, click, install.
     
  8. graphicnut

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    Cheers poll, im going to install it now, be back in 15 mins. Most of what i need is already there anyway :)
     
  9. wakkaoaka

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    Windows Millenium Edition, hands down. :p
     
  10. Entrepreneur

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    Stick with XP if you don't like Linux. Vista is computer aids. It's slow and very fucking annoying. At least with XP you can tweak the arse out of it and make it fast.

    Why not just get a flash theme for XP? You can do that can't you?
     
  11. bhnoobz

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    lol
    xp sucks donkey balls.
    ubuntu does have a 'point and click' package manager, it's called synaptic..
    i prefer apt-get though :D
     
  12. graphicnut

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    Well i´m on Ubuntu now, so sexeh !! :p
     
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    graphicnut Supreme Member

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    Sorry to bother you lot again, coz for some reason i love msn, dont ask me why just a preference. Whats the best msn app on linux?
     
  14. ernesthemingway

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    i use win 95 it crashes a lot but its great.
    if you liked XP and like Vista bcoz of looks and all then go with Ubuntu, its 10x better than Vista, its free, it has lots of good features, its easy to learn, there r tons of tutorials on it, you can have all kinda visual effects on it with Compiz and further its way secure than vista, you aint gonna have virus or get hacked that easily.

    vista sucks if u just want changes then install VMWare and install all different operating systems and see which one you like and then use one of them.

    I like damn small linux as well, 50mb pretty cool and does almost everything for ya..

    hope this helped you.
     
  15. graphicnut

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    yes thanks =]]] im on ubuntu now =]] wats that compiz????
     
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    PCLOS has quite a few apps, but you can always run wine (emulate) or you can partition your hdd and have both windows and linux. just install 'grub' and you can dual-boot at startup.

    yes, it runs via live cd so you can test before you install it.
    installation takes about 8 minutes start to finish.

    some of my fave apps are:

    1. kaffeine -- plays *every* type of file that you can name.
    avi, mpg, mp3, ram, mp4, wmv, wma.

    2. avi demux -- a basic movie file editor, similar to audacity.
    i'm using it to clip skits from saturday night live shows.

    3. amarok -- mp3 player.

    3. ktorrent -- torrent downloader.

    4. azureus -- torrent downloader.

    5. frostwire -- torrent downloader.

    6. easy tag -- edit mp3 comments.

    7. kopete -- for yim and msn im.

    pclos uses kde, not gnome. so you can have a
    dozen desktops and each one can have it's own
    wallpaper. or you can set each one to 'slide show'
    and your wallpaper will change every 10,15,20,30, or
    60 minutes.

    kinda neat... :D

    btw, if you like ubuntu, try kubuntu... it's much more
    powerful.


    tsp
     
  17. ernesthemingway

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    If you have latest nvidia drivers than you can enable advance desktop features, which is basically you can do stuff like this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC5uEe5OzNQ

    ubuntu 8 comes with compiz, go to terminal and type compiz to enable it and then it loads if it doesnt load just start it with system-->prefernces-->advance desktop features.

    you will have to download some nvidia drivers.

    google --> ubuntu 8 compiz

    remember you cannot enable Ubuntu advance features within VMware unless you have Fusion version, because vmware doesnt use all the 3d features.

    to use these features you must have a good gfx card and must install ubuntu.

    Ubuntu is probably the easiest nix version to install, you can install it from windows and it does everything. All you do is click and click, the installation is easier than XP and Ubuntu runs a lot faster compared to windows box because you don't need to install antivirus or firewall.

    hope that helps...
     
  18. 3kings

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    Vista is not a different operating system, it's just another flavor of Windows. You basically have three options, Windows, Linux and MacOS, all other operating system are not recommended for serious work, more like experimenting and trying out new things.

    If you have enough of Windows I'd strongly recommend to try some Linux distro. Head over to DistroWatch and find something that suits you best. You don't have to download and install, you can first download a LiveCD and try it out without any threats to your current operating system. Ubuntu, SUSE, Fedora and Debian have a huge list of packages so you can install software with a single click, no terminal hacking.

    If you're looking for more control over your system, go for Linux, if you want everything to work with your system, go for Windows and if you're lazy person and don't want nothing but point&click, go for Leopard.
     
  19. dvdcowboy

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    I am running Ubuntu on all my boxes and lappies.
    Couldn't be happier.
     
  20. DutchRebel

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    UbuntU for me.

    if you get the hang of it, you don`t want windows anymore for anything.