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Posted 11/4/11
Ubuntu looks great. http://www.ubuntu.com/ Weird name for an operating system, but w/e.

Apparantly it is sexier than MAC OS, and faster than WINDOWS.

And it's free. O.O

Anyone using this? Is this difficult to install? I'd like to hear some UBUNTU feedback.

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Looks okay but no thank you.
Posted 11/4/11
My husband really digs it. I'm not really intereted.
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I'd just stick to Windows
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kenkorrupt wrote:
Apparantly it is sexier than MAC OS, and faster than WINDOWS.



It's a bit weird that someone finds operating systems sexy. Whatever floats your boat.....
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Posted 11/4/11 , edited 11/4/11
Might try it when I get a new PC. I'm not a genius when it comes to computers but I'm always willing to try something different.
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Posted 11/4/11 , edited 11/4/11
I've used it before and mostly good all round and also uses less memory than that of Windows, also it's usage in the CPU department is also low, but when it comes down to installing certain things it starts to become somewhat of a daunting task compared to Windows/MAC.

If you want to give it a try, might strongly recommend that you either use the Live CD feature (nothing is saved or written to, other than to RAM), or alternatively install it to a USB flash/external hard drive before installing to a system drive.

Also finally you can install it to a Windows drive via dual boot option and still keep using Windows, but would recommend backing up your Windows partition beforehand just in case. If you want to find out how, easy enough by doing a google search.


kenkorrupt wrote:
Is this difficult to install?


Nope pretty straight forward more or less, but then again I have used other OS's besides PC based like Amiga Workbench 3.X. So basically would say easy peasy lemon squeezy.
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Posted 11/4/11

Cod-of-War wrote:


kenkorrupt wrote:
Apparantly it is sexier than MAC OS, and faster than WINDOWS.



It's a bit weird that someone finds operating systems sexy. Whatever floats your boat.....


Well you know, OS-tans, I guess.
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Posted 11/4/11 , edited 11/4/11
I have used Linux Mint which is built on Ubuntu for the past 3 years I think it is a great OS but its not for everyone.

If your planning on switching to Ubuntu I would give it a test drive using a live disk first but it may be confusing ever since they switched to the Unity user interface if you want a more "desktop feel" try Linux Mint it has the same benefits of Ubuntu plus its a little easier to set up
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Posted 11/4/11

kenkorrupt wrote:

Ubuntu looks great. http://www.ubuntu.com/ Weird name for an operating system, but w/e.

Apparantly it is sexier than MAC OS, and faster than WINDOWS.

And it's free. O.O

Anyone using this? Is this difficult to install? I'd like to hear some UBUNTU feedback.




Ubuntu is derives from South African philosophy Ubuntu ("humanity towards others" or "I am what I am because of who we all are")
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Posted 11/4/11 , edited 11/4/11
Been using for more than 2 years now and so far, the current version pleases most Linux/ubuntu newcomers except those that has used Ubuntu for a long time thanks to the new Unity UI. It has a Mac OS X-like dock and its menu bar placement are similar to Mac OS X, on top of the desktop.
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Posted 11/5/11
I use Ubuntu, it's pretty awesome. Installing things on it is a bit harder than other OSes, but not much. I would recommend you heed Meman887's magnificently wonderful post as well as Canisl's fabulous advice.


KleinerSkollexxx wrote:


Cod-of-War wrote:


kenkorrupt wrote:
Apparantly it is sexier than MAC OS, and faster than WINDOWS.



It's a bit weird that someone finds operating systems sexy. Whatever floats your boat.....


Well you know, OS-tans, I guess.


Yeah, he might mean OS-tans. If he does, then imo he's wrong, and Mac is sexier. As for speed, well, that depends on what kind of speed he means.....
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:3 It's fairly easy to install as well as use. Candy for your eyes. As for performance it's Linux so it uses your resources better than windows and OSX. o.0 But yeah don't knock it till you try it
And Yes I am currently using Ubuntu 11.10
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Posted 11/5/11
I've tried it a few times, but I can't give up my games and such that I have on windows.
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Posted 11/5/11
Video games if you play them is something you would have to consider. Although there is Wine ( a windows emulator), from what I continue to read, newer games get pissy with it. Using Linux based OS's is fine for a lot of things, but is much more user intensive. As others have said, try the live disk first. It just involves burning a cd/dvd.

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