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Old 05-26-2007, 01:22 AM   #1
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I know most people use windows or mac, but i was thinking.... what if i do a dual boot with linux. Well first of all umm i have no idea what the best distribution is.... but maybe someone will have some good ones in mind (dont know if i want to go red hat,etc)

Try and give a good ------ technical reason why its good and nothing like windows/mac pwns linux without any strong FACTS just opinions
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Old 05-26-2007, 02:46 AM   #2
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they're good because linux based operating systems are [usually] very efficient and have a well made microkernel and the operating systems based on such said kernel are modular in design.

Ideally, we'de all be running on linux.
in the real world though, M$ has game support(and decent driver support) and OSx has stoners and fanboys who like to look at a pretty bar while praising a multibilliondollar corporation for being different.


for the record, I tri boot ubuntu linux(AMD64) Windows Xp --- x64 and Windows XP ---.
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Old 05-26-2007, 04:35 AM   #3
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I heard that Linux uses less resources than Windows so it lags less.

And what's this about game support? Does that mean Linux can't support games?
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Old 05-26-2007, 08:11 AM   #4
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I have used SuSE 10.2 for a very short time. I couldn't get it pick-up my wireless connection and 90% of my activities on the PC involve the internet, so I went back to Windows
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:45 PM   #5
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Originally posted by LostUchiha@May 26 2007, 12:05 PM
I heard that Linux uses less resources than Windows so it lags less.

And what's this about game support? Does that mean Linux can't support games?
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no it can it's just that in most DirectX games performance is not as good compared to windows and is usually a hassle to setup.
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Old 05-26-2007, 08:43 PM   #6
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xelink i know linux as a whole is a great OS but there are MANY versions of it since its an open source thing..... i want to know what is one of the better versions of it
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Old 05-26-2007, 08:57 PM   #7
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He said ubuntu....
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:02 PM   #8
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Originally posted by Mr.Phate@May 26 2007, 07:57 PM
He said ubuntu....
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he said for the record he uses ubuntu. he didnt say it was the best.
i would use kubuntu instead cause it uses kde and it looks pretty =]
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Old 05-27-2007, 12:01 AM   #9
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Originally posted by homeboy9+May 27 2007, 04:13 AM-->
xelink i know linux as a whole is a great OS but there are MANY versions of it since its an open source thing..... i want to know what is one of the better versions of it
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depends on the user.

for people just starting out though I'd recomend ubuntu since it has a great community and a really easy configuration. learnign curve si a bit steeper than a few other OSes but initial setup(which is usually the most frustrating part) is very automated.

Automatix
easy ubuntu

there you go.

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he said for the record he uses ubuntu. he didnt say it was the best.
i would use kubuntu instead cause it uses kde and it looks pretty =]
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I just use gnome, seems easier, lower learning curve...

beside after you install beryl eyecandy no longer becomes an issue
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:46 AM   #10
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yea i had beryl on my ubuntu system too but the 3d desktop didnt work and i didnt feel like working on it more so i played with kubuntu

but yes ubuntu has a good community and is easy
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:29 PM   #11
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Or just download the Ubuntu Live CD and test it before you install it, Ive used the live cd a few times, Just boot the disk and away you go, Although it can lag a bit but it definatly works
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:35 PM   #12
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Ubuntu is great, easy to use and has a very helpful community,you can always try the live cd before installing to see if everything works. It comes with 3d desktop effects which you can enable with the click of a buttons after you install nvidia drivers, which is also very simple, just enable it in the restricted drivers manager and it will automatically install them.
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Originally posted by ViperAFK@May 27 2007, 09:05 PM
Ubuntu is great, easy to use and has a very helpful community,you can always try the live cd before installing to see if everything works. It comes with 3d desktop effects which you can enable with the click of a buttons after you install nvidia drivers, which is also very simple, just enable it in the restricted drivers manager and it will automatically install them.
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FYI he might not have an nVidia card, not everyone does...
on another note I could never really get decorations to work through that. I just installed beryl the manual way, worked better for me.
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:02 PM   #14
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beryl is a lil confusing to install if you dont know much about linux but its worth it

and you could also order live cds for free here https://shipit.ubuntu.com/
i did that and now i have ubuntu and kubuntu cds all over my floor =]
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:08 PM   #15
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thanks for the help i will give ubuntu a try, it was either that for fandora(sp?) or openSuSE from what i could tell(btw i do use an Nvidia only a 6200 but theres not many options left for agp users need new pc soon)
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