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just got another laptop and think i'll load it with linux

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  1. stinky_boy

    stinky_boy Junior Member

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    I just bought another laptop and am going to use linux as the os. i have used linux before and know how, but have been out of the game to know the best resources for drivers and things like that. the last os i had was suse and i thought it was really cool in that i didn't have to do a lot of searching.

    wondered what your thoughts are?
     
  2. spaceinvader

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    you could have a dual booting setup? windows and linux.. ive not tried linux for years but last time i did i couldnt get used to it, im brainwashed by windows :)
     
  3. Gandalf's Mate

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    Debian, really, Debian. We have 7 PC's at home, all on linux. 2 on a Fedora derivative, 1 on a custom rolled system, and the rest on Debian.

    It's really nice and well worth trying out.

    p.s. We haven't had a virus in years. ;)

    eta: If you need a windows machine have a look at VirtualBox. It's an open source virtual machine simulator. Very good too.
     
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  4. proxyprincess

    proxyprincess Newbie

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    I use ubuntu intrepid ibex I LOVE IT . My son duel boots windows and ibex ,my daughter uses Ibex and she is 3 ;) .
     
  5. aмillionaírе

    aмillionaírе Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Another Ibex host/ Windows Guest user! You can always dual boot too if your computer capacity is decent.
     
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  6. Gandalf's Mate

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    Yep, Ubuntu is brill too. I've got it on the kids' machines. It's a debian derivative, but much prettier, and slightly different packaging.

    Easier installations too.
     
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    blackmagiquellc BANNED BANNED

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    .....I am in love with macs for designing and surfing


    .....Nothing beats a linux PC or windows to code programs
     
  9. cashcow

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    btw, what distro can boot up in a short time like 10-15 sec?
     
  10. blackmagiquellc

    blackmagiquellc BANNED BANNED

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    what kind of laptop?

    if I may ask
     
  11. Bertik

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    Ubuntu here and "sometime" windows as virtual machine running under linux host.
    I was trying linux every like 2 years and I think it was not ready for average user back then.
    It changed recently - I have installed Ubuntu like 2 months ago and I just love it! I haven't run against a wall with it (drivers, something not working......) yet, it just keep running.
     
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    hey, what type of laptop and how did you pay for it.looking to get one.
     
  13. marttali

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    Kubuntu at home, used it for years now. You most likely don't have any drivers problems, linux supports way more hardware than windows. If you do there are 2 general problematic drivers- video and audio
     
  14. s0phia

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    http://archlinux.org <- if u wanna get linux skills that is, otherwise go for ubuntu, it does everything out of the box..
     
  15. K1w12k3

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    I'll add a vote for Ubuntu - absolutely awesome OS. Simple enough to use, lots of power and runs like a dream on even a low-specced machine.
     
  16. Whookidive

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    I ran Windows Vista + Ubuntu on dual boot for a few weeks and I must say that it works perfectly!
     
  17. clitorisfactory

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    if you use vmware u could run os,windows from there depending on your choice.
    or buy 2 notebooks have one that could booth windows and linux and the other on
    Os X. In that way u can use most software available
     
  18. the_demon

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    I had a dual boot with Vistax64 ultimate and ubuntu (latest version at time). Thank god.... because, when Vista some how imploded. Ubunut was there and I was able to rescue my files and redo my laptop... Though I did have to blank my hdd. (LONG STORY) and start over... This story could quite literally take hours so i'll stop here.

    While the graphics drivers had issues when I tried dual screening. Most things were ok. Had an issue with the wireless though. Everything else was super easy and I love the one click installs and no need for rebooting.*most of the time. Unlike windows. It is seriously lacking as are all linux in having many of the same windows applications easily accessible. For example, adobe brand software that we all love :). They do have Gimp but the GUI is so inflexible and hard to manage as compared to photoshop or fireworks. IMHO. I keep trying to give GIMP a try but, for me it's just not yet able to meet my needs. They do have some good php/text editors. But, alass most of their web editors are inflexible as well compared to Dream Weaver or Microsoft Expression.

    Overall: I say linux is good to have, fun to play with, but, still needs a lot of work to meet my and my businesses needs. I've also tried over 10 distros and I like ubuntu the best. BTW


    PS: Gaming also sucks hardcore. :( ... There's hardly any supported games. Though, I guess we can blame the vendors as well.
     
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  19. olivier

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    I also haven't any and i just don't use any antivirus. I don't need them.

    Sry for little OT.