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Posted 11/6/11

Cecilthedarkknight234 wrote:

true, true I know that feeling all to well. now I know how to use any version of windows like the back of my hand but if you don't mind me asking what version of linux/ubuntu whould you recommend for say and old sony vaio laptop with 11gigs of hard drive space and 340megs of ram.


Try Fluxbuntu (my pic), Lubuntu (looks like WindowsXP) or Puppy Linux (flies on my old Pentium 2, I can even use flash).
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Posted 11/6/11
it doesnt have a strong driver support, so be very careful if you are planning on using hardware that do not have driver supports.

my wacom table intous3, had problems with it for a while.
Posted 11/7/11

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Dave1004 wrote:

Ubuntu is awesome, and it's not as difficult as people say. I knew nothing of it, but when my laptop refused to boot up anymore, I put Ubuntu on it. Bam, thing works like a charm, a literal ten-second boot time (Involves logging in, and all programs loaded.) My only qualm is that my wireless internet stopped working when I installed it. Eh, well, always got my desktop. I'd rather have a working PC w/o internet than a dead one.


true, true I know that feeling all to well. now I know how to use any version of windows like the back of my hand but if you don't mind me asking what version of linux/ubuntu whould you recommend for say and old sony vaio laptop with 11gigs of hard drive space and 340megs of ram.


Er, I just use 10.04. You might want to get an older version, back when Ubuntu was part of the whole "Linux Distro" thing, before they made their own thing. I may be updating mine soon, it depends. You could use that laptop, but don't expect miracles. I had a laptop with a 30 GB hard drive and 512 RAM, and it worked well for small (small) games and movies. I'm no expert, you'd be better off asking the intelligent people.
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Posted 11/7/11

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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.....


sexy as in the looks and speed. like a sexy car, appealing design, slim, and fast. same thing applies to computer and slim by how much space it takes up on desktop/ startup bar/ menus.
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Posted 11/7/11

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... brings back memories XD. It's not difficult to install. However, you must pay extra attention to the steps you need to take in the installation. [I'm sure they are clearly outlined somewhere out there] I'm not very sure how it goes now, but 2 years ago [in my Linux childhood] , I had serious trouble with Ubuntu because I had some problems with the installation of grub. Apparently, you needed to specify the destination manually . I didn't and it all turned into a debacle.

Unlike Windows, Linux distros require you to think before clicking 'next', whether it's a simple installation or some commands you found on the internet. I personally think that this is great, as you can learn a lot from even the simplest things. And the best thing, is that if you're not sure of something, the community is always there for you.

I myself use Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu. I think it's more elegant and I've never had trouble with it. You can try a number of distributions with the live cd-s [they're free] and then choose the one you like best.

I wish you the best in your Linux endeavors!


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Ubuntu went down the drain when they started using Unity. At first it was easily removed but in 11.10 it seems to be a lot harder to do so.
In the end I just ended up permanently switching to Mint which is free from that Unity crap.
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Posted 11/7/11 , edited 11/7/11
If you`re interested in Linux Mint I recommend reading the user guide it has some good information for a new users.
http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation.php
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Posted 11/7/11 , edited 11/7/11

Shihen wrote:

Ubuntu went down the drain when they started using Unity. At first it was easily removed but in 11.10 it seems to be a lot harder to do so.
In the end I just ended up permanently switching to Mint which is free from that Unity crap.


Wait for Linux Mint 12, it looks like a horrifying mess of Gnome 2 + Gnome 3 combined into a single shell. I doubt you will use Mint again when you see this.

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Posted 11/7/11 , edited 11/7/11
If that happens I will switch to XFCE
I have been experimenting with Xubuntu 11.10 and XFCE is starting to look like a good option.
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Posted 11/8/11
Ubuntu...I'm going to learn...Ubuntu?
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Posted 11/10/11

JeeKTan wrote:


Shihen wrote:

Ubuntu went down the drain when they started using Unity. At first it was easily removed but in 11.10 it seems to be a lot harder to do so.
In the end I just ended up permanently switching to Mint which is free from that Unity crap.


Wait for Linux Mint 12, it looks like a horrifying mess of Gnome 2 + Gnome 3 combined into a single shell. I doubt you will use Mint again when you see this.



Doesn't look too bad, apart from the applications menu to say the least.
Should be able to change that anyway - I hope.
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Posted 11/10/11

JeeKTan wrote:


Shihen wrote:

Ubuntu went down the drain when they started using Unity. At first it was easily removed but in 11.10 it seems to be a lot harder to do so.
In the end I just ended up permanently switching to Mint which is free from that Unity crap.


Wait for Linux Mint 12, it looks like a horrifying mess of Gnome 2 + Gnome 3 combined into a single shell. I doubt you will use Mint again when you see this.



Does that picture include the MATE project or is that separate?
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Posted 11/10/11 , edited 11/10/11

canisl wrote:


JeeKTan wrote:


Shihen wrote:

Ubuntu went down the drain when they started using Unity. At first it was easily removed but in 11.10 it seems to be a lot harder to do so.
In the end I just ended up permanently switching to Mint which is free from that Unity crap.


Wait for Linux Mint 12, it looks like a horrifying mess of Gnome 2 + Gnome 3 combined into a single shell. I doubt you will use Mint again when you see this.



Does that picture include the MATE project or is that separate?


MATE is a separate project and may be included in the DVD version when Linux Mint 12 is released. It is under heavy development currently as there is still conflict issues with GTK3 and I doubt it will be released on time. The screenshot that I posted is actually Gnome 3 running MGSE (Mint Gnome Shell Extensions), a Gnome 3 extension that adds some traditional desktop elements like menu, window list, system icons and etc. So far, it looks worse than Gnome-Shell and I have doubts it can run on older systems especially the ones without 3D acceleration. However, there are plans for Gnome-Shell to run without the need of graphic card in another 6 months. Until then, I may have to hold back upgrading my Mint until 3D acceleration is not needed to run Gnome-Shell or MATE comes in, whichever first.
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I definitely recommend Linux as I have been using it for 14 years now on my PC and it perfectly suits my needs. But it might not be for everyone.

In my opinion the most important feature of Linux-based operating systems is the license: Most of the software is completely free open source.

In theory, if you are not happy how a software works you can fix it yourself. It's usually impossible to do that on Windows or Mac, but entirely possible on Linux. Or if you are not willing to do the customization yourself you can ask or pay someone else to do it. In case it's a good new feature everyone benefits from it. This is software freedom.

However in practice, unless you are a programmer, you won't be editing the software directly. But there is still a whole lot you can do: you can select every single software component that runs after the Linux kernel. The kernel itself does not do anything that is visible. For example if you find out that some background process hogs too many resources you could simple disable it or switch to an alternative implementation. Or if you don't like the general outlook of your desktop just switch to something different. What you see on screen is completely up to you.

If you don't care about this at all and simply want something that works: Linux might not be for you, but you could still try various Linux-based distributions with their default settings and see if you find something that suits your needs. It usually won't cost you anything. There are hundreds of Linux variations to choose from. Just to name a few in random order: Debian, Fedora, various Ubuntu including Mint, Slackware, Gentoo, openSUSE, Android (Google phones), OpenSUSE...

It's also possible you are already using Linux, but just unaware of it: embedded Linux devices are everywhere. Android was just one example.



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Finding and installing programs is way easier than Windows or Mac because Linux has always had an built in "App Store". We call it a package manager, open the program and you have nearly 40,000 programs to choose from no Internet hunting.

New games can take a while to be supported on Wine but if you lean how to tweak it you can run most anything.

If you want to learn more about computers it's the best way to get into it as you can have complete control of every aspect of your PC if your willing to learn the tools.

I agree 100%.
Posted 11/10/11
Might try this sometime...
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