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Posted 11/15/11


That's cus a virus has a short time frame to work with... :/
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I have been using Linux for a long time and Ubuntu and Debian (What Ubuntu is based off of.) are the 2 greatest operating systems ever created. Windows people WINE will run your windows games and programs (except iTunes and one ot 2 others but Linux has a replacement for them). On another note, in my experience with working with Ubuntu always use the LTS, there much more stable, hence the term Long Term Stable [Release]. Don't forget there is a software center and playdeb.net.
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Posted 11/15/11

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.




hmm is this new? Cloud computing isn't new and neither is this OS

It is the most popular/user friendly Linux. They gave it an interesting face lift though. I am not sure people should be going in the same direction as Windows (look at windows 8 screenshots). I haven't installed the latest version but I have installed previous ones, it's fine nothing stellar or out of this world. The OS is like Linux for beginners or something like that. So it should be easy.
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Posted 11/15/11

lalouse wrote:

The difference between Microsoft and a virus is that the virus rarely fails.


lol, what?

About Linux gaming: I just read that the Desura Linux Client will be going open source (GPLv3). I wasn't interested in it before, but since it's being GPLed perhaps we will finally get a truly cross-platform content distribution system. If it's any good Linux distributions could include it by default.

Source: http://www.desura.com/groups/desura/forum/thread/open-sourcing-desura
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Posted 11/15/11

nyou wrote:


lalouse wrote:

The difference between Microsoft and a virus is that the virus rarely fails.


lol, what?

About Linux gaming: I just read that the Desura Linux Client will be going open source (GPLv3). I wasn't interested in it before, but since it's being GPLed perhaps we will finally get a truly cross-platform content distribution system. If it's any good Linux distributions could include it by default.

Source: http://www.desura.com/groups/desura/forum/thread/open-sourcing-desura


Don't forget, Valve may be creating a Linux version of Steam in the near future....
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Posted 11/16/11

JeeKTan wrote:

Don't forget, Valve may be creating a Linux version of Steam in the near future....


Steam would be great for many people, but an alternative open source implementation still has some advantages:

1. People can contribute to the code and make sure it's not doing some stupid shit
2. The license could allow it to be included in any Linux distribution which could make it very easily available for everyone
3. Desura targets independent game developers instead of just large commercial companies

Unless Steam opens up and becomes available for everyone (unlikely) there is some room for an alternative. I have no idea if that alternative is Desura, but I'll at least take a peek at the source code to see if there is any potential.
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it does look cool, but im happy with mine.
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Posted 11/16/11
Mum thinks it's cool. As for me, it's good, but is never good enough to make me change my vista.
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mangosky wrote:

Mum thinks it's cool. As for me, it's good, but is never good enough to make me change my vista.


Vista is way worse than Ubuntu BTW. Vista cause my machine to freeze and nearly overheat and I managed to bring it alive by installing Ubuntu without modifying the hardware. Also, my PC rarely hangs when I use Ubuntu compared to Vista which hangs every 10 mins.
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JeeKTan wrote:

Vista is way worse than Ubuntu BTW. Vista cause my machine to freeze and nearly overheat and I managed to bring it alive by installing Ubuntu without modifying the hardware. Also, my PC rarely hangs when I use Ubuntu compared to Vista which hangs every 10 mins.


It could still be some kind of hardware problem.

I also recently revived an Apple iBook G4 (PowerPC) by installing Linux on it. It was fun.
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Posted 11/17/11

nyou wrote:


JeeKTan wrote:

Vista is way worse than Ubuntu BTW. Vista cause my machine to freeze and nearly overheat and I managed to bring it alive by installing Ubuntu without modifying the hardware. Also, my PC rarely hangs when I use Ubuntu compared to Vista which hangs every 10 mins.


It could still be some kind of hardware problem.

I also recently revived an Apple iBook G4 (PowerPC) by installing Linux on it. It was fun.


Yeah, my Nvidia graphic card keeps on overheated for no reason and freezes the PC. Probably should have gone with ATI (But I don't know how good the driver support is since Nvidia's one pretty sucked since after 270 drivers came out.)
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Posted 11/17/11 , edited 11/17/11

Fezik wrote:

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.



WINE is not a windows emulator. WINE is a compatibility layer that allow for non-native support of windows software components. Which dose not mean emulator.

its set up to attempt to allow something to work within another environment. its not like say a game system emulator that emulates hardware function inside the program. Like VirtualBOX. It don't create a virtual system within a system.


also i think Ubuntu from my view anyway hitting allot of stupid walls. core wise anyways. why i switched to LinuxMINT. and then i might not stay with them ether. but there new LinuxMint 12 RC looking nice. it offers simpleness but slickness. worthy of taking place of offering a distro so someone that hasn't tried one outside of Windows.


With games if there is yes WINE. but its still getting allot of rewrite code. They cant really build in every Microsoft code into there builds. SO there lots of hole and sometime you can plug them with installing certain things like CoreFonts, .NETS, etc. and the games will run ok and maybe even better without all the windows crap in the background.

So if your a gammer but wanna try linux. do it within like VirtualBox get a hang of it, and check out WINEHQ website and there appData see if what you use can work. some may be listed as working out of a fresh WINE install but some may need work arounds. you can also install linux side by side with windows. dual boot set up so you can use all your hardware instead of a virtual emulated machine.

and "but is much more user intensive" wrong......... every distro is set up differently, can be simple and easy like windows or mac. or be hard as it was in Linux's past. There still some in that past that to keep the Linux nerd's sharp to command lines. Really you can get a distro that hell if anything less user intensive. I got LinuxMInt12 on my laptop and it kicks more ass then my windows desktop. its got windows 7 and it gives me more headaches then my laptop.

I am a freelance PC Tech, and i deal with windows more then Linux out there on others computers. so one would think i deal with it enough could travel it better then finding my way to the kitchen in my house.

In the end its all about the user. what ever OS gives you what you need. me im a mix, sadly i need windows because game devs are slow in seeing what there games in Linux can do for there income. there slowly seeing it thanks to shout outs from Linux users and the push on Android (which yes uses a Linux Kernel). This is really all holding me being 100% Linux is my games. lol

Im hopeing WINE Bust a nut in a major break through with there program, or game devs see the light before i die of old age. lol






--- Some links i find useful ---
LinuxMINT : http://linuxmint.com
Possible work for steam in Linux : http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Steam_under_Linux
AppDATA From WineHQ : http://appdb.winehq.org/

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I have been using Ubuntu since 6.06 both professionally and personally (I'm a Linux Administrator). Ubuntu is the most friendly of the distributions to pick up and is fairly easy to extend into. While the command line tools are extremely powerful, you'll never have to touch them in the desktop systems being used in current generation Linux Distributions.

But as other people have said, you'll want to first verify that (1) will the applications you want work in Linux or (2) are there alternatives already in place. Plus some things that require Microsoft DRM hooks (AKA Silverlight for Netflix) will not work yet.

Plus, as a reference, almost everything that makes "MAC" sexy was taken from the Open Source community. There's nothing MAC has done that wasn't already done on Linux first, and in some cases Windows. Apple is now borrowing from the Open Source community again for their design thoroughfare as is seen in the changes in IOS 5. It borrows heavily from Android and Meego. Eventually it's going to get to the point where they're all hard to tell apart, honestly.

Plus, great strides have been made since I started using Linux. Hardware support is available on almost everything now from Wireless, to video to audio, where these used to be great struggles and endeavors where people would actually write their own drivers. I give it another 3-5 years and mostly everything will have a Linux counterpart for software.
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shairozan wrote:

I have been using Ubuntu since 6.06 both professionally and personally (I'm a Linux Administrator). Ubuntu is the most friendly of the distributions to pick up and is fairly easy to extend into. While the command line tools are extremely powerful, you'll never have to touch them in the desktop systems being used in current generation Linux Distributions.

But as other people have said, you'll want to first verify that (1) will the applications you want work in Linux or (2) are there alternatives already in place. Plus some things that require Microsoft DRM hooks (AKA Silverlight for Netflix) will not work yet.

Plus, as a reference, almost everything that makes "MAC" sexy was taken from the Open Source community. There's nothing MAC has done that wasn't already done on Linux first, and in some cases Windows. Apple is now borrowing from the Open Source community again for their design thoroughfare as is seen in the changes in IOS 5. It borrows heavily from Android and Meego. Eventually it's going to get to the point where they're all hard to tell apart, honestly.

Plus, great strides have been made since I started using Linux. Hardware support is available on almost everything now from Wireless, to video to audio, where these used to be great struggles and endeavors where people would actually write their own drivers. I give it another 3-5 years and mostly everything will have a Linux counterpart for software.


Amen... i hope the figure will also smack the game devs too within that time frame. hoping soon with possible steam client for Linux.
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Posted 11/17/11

JeeKTan wrote:Yeah, my Nvidia graphic card keeps on overheated for no reason and freezes the PC. Probably should have gone with ATI (But I don't know how good the driver support is since Nvidia's one pretty sucked since after 270 drivers came out.)


How do you know it's down to the Nvidia card? Could be down to any number of other things that can cause your machine to freeze/lock up, for example you could end up buying an ATI card and find that the same thing happens still.
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