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This vista is for the freakin birds! Should I bite the Linux Bullet?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by turbopugsleylx, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. turbopugsleylx

    turbopugsleylx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys....

    After spending nearly all day trying to fix stupid Vista thats acting dumb I am considering biting the Linux bug...but I know nothing about Linux or Programming...

    My biggest concern is the huge amount of BH tools I have on Vista anmd being able to use them on a linux system (without doing a virtual PC window type deal)....

    I do love the Mac(ish) look of Vista and the bling factor of Vista...

    Any ideas, suggestions or opinions on Linux would be appreciated!
     
  2. WizGizmo

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    Hey Turbo:

    I've heard Windows 7 is much better. Haven't tried it yet, but I have seen good reviews.
     
  3. Rudyzplace

    Rudyzplace Regular Member

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    installed it on my laptop, highly recommend it.
    works like a charm, fast and does not crash (even with XRummer running on 400 threads)
     
  4. TinyHulk

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    Try Macintosh for the easy learning curve and ofcourse the lovely user interface. Linux is for the diehard computer geeks ;)
     
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    Try cool linux you can run a redhAT platform from cd so best of both worlds
     
  6. plunge

    plunge BANNED BANNED

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    w7 is great, and if you use any sort of obscure windows apps for marketing, you're not going to want to run linux.

    really i wouldn't recommend running linux on a desktop period unless you know enough to fix it. i run it on one of my boxes, its not for everyone..
     
  7. turbopugsleylx

    turbopugsleylx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have been reading Ubuntu is really user friendly...you think my BH apps will run well on this?
     
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    mmm if you are going to use ubuntu but still want to run your BH apps u have 2 options:

    1. Run Wine or a linux proggy that emulates a windows environment to run those programs into
    2. Avoid emulation problems by running a virtual box which guarantees your apps will run 100% as they should.

    You can do something like this:

    Get Ubuntu 9.10 and then get Suns Virtualbox and install tinyxp or win7 or XP on it. DON'T INSTALL VISTA ON IT unless u are planning to tackle the same problems you have been dealing with all over again.

    Also since u don't know much about linux/ubuntu u better go to youtube .. type in Ubuntu 9.10 and start watching those videos so that you won't be lost wen u finally get that OS going...

    That should get u going...
     
  9. turbopugsleylx

    turbopugsleylx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have heard Ubuntu is lightnin fast as well...is this correct? I have a AMD Athlon X2 2.7GHz Dual core and 3 mb of DDR2....Also would it be possible to run a 64 bit version of Ubuntu and have a 32 bit xp running (or something else to run my BH apps) on the same PC?
     
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    Win 7 is great runs really fast and no crashes
     
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    windows 7 is great and you can upgrade to it, it'll keep your present tools intact.

    If you have a 32 bit windows upgrade to 32 bit windows 7 and for 64 go 64

    Download the compatibility check aplication from microsoft's site, it'll help you determine which software will run and which will not.

    Hope you like the answer
     
  12. cagefighter

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    Yeah upgrade to windows 7.. Problems solved..
     
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    Windows 7 works flawless. I upgraded my 1 year old vista system and everything went perfect, so don't be scared.
     
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    try 'win7' first, and if you still have problems then try 'mint linux'
     
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    you will not be able to use MOST (if not all) your BH tools on Linux. Furthermore, if you are a total Linux newb i wouldnt touch it...Linux is only for older people with a beard who like Pink Floyd and have lice :) But seriously, you might want to check out Win7, its much more leight-weight than vista.
     
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    i'm running Windows 7 64bit and i love it
    i have a Linux on a laptop its more like a hobby i learned some cool stuff like cracking WEP/WPA and i have lots of people in the city that are i need of internet they like my services ;)

    Get windows 7
     
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    Well guys I bit the bullet and installed ubuntu.....

    I still have vista on my pc for now while I get everything switched over...

    I must say that Ubuntu is easy as pie to use.....Its like they took the versatility and user friendliness of a Mac OS and made it jive with a PC....its great! I am digging it....

    I am gonna try that sun systems virtual box and see how my apps function in it...question is its not in the software download center where do I get it...

    Maybe switching to Linux cold turlkey was a drastic measure...but I got so fed up with windows and Vista and how overcomplicated that crap was....I spent 24 hours trying to get the stupid thing from popping up with the "you need to restart the pc to finish your updates" and they updates never got installed....literally 24 hours spent coming from every angle trying to get it working without a fresh install and couldnt do it...I said screw it and went to unbuntu and it looks promising....its fast as crap as well....I watched a vid on youtube of two nearly identical PC's booting one was W7 and one was Ubuntu...and the Ubuntu PC had a slightly slower processor and it booted up a full 25 seconds faster than W7....I watched some vids and was impressed...

    Switching cold turkey was born out of frustration in the whole matter...I have heard Linux is complicated...but Ubuntu is sh*t simple.....and it has great support and updates system behind it....also it is the epitome of customization....

    Any ideas on where to get that Suns Virtual program thru the Linux channels?

    Check out this video of Ubuntu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC5uEe5OzNQ