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29 / M / BluOni Conventions
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Posted 8/6/14
Just the One.
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Posted 1/22/15
Just one. I'd go for a virtual machine, but I'm unsure if it'd be costly.
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Posted 1/22/15 , edited 1/22/15
4 across 3 laptops.
3 I use daily.

Win 8 is on my current work machine (and the newest).

Win 7 and Linux Mint (Cinnamon) dual boot setup on my old work machine (bumped down to personal machine). I use Win 7 the most on it due to Netflix not playing on Linux.

Lubuntu (LXDE) on the old personal computer, which had a harddrive crash, and was revived with a swap from an even older machine.I use that pretty much for stuff to look up while watching a video on the other, or to watch hulu on when I don't feel like screwing with cords.

Oh and one of my bosses does apple, so I have to be familiar with OS X as well... Though, honestly, it's not like I'm popping under the hood on any of them.

I kinda want to piece together a desktop computer strictly for storage and burning to disk. Hard drives crash often for me, so I like having hard copies and backups.

What's more important though probably is getting a roku box or something and a TV and start streaming so I can stop using a computer for it

EDIT: The Win 8 system has 12 gigs of ram. If it wasn't new, and destined for the "I need an upgrade" pile, like most windows machines eventually get to as the OS and crap gets laggy and slow (thanks to the updates and changes) I'd be tempted to throw lubuntu on that and see how it flies.

As it is I max out the ram on the other two frequently as I have video playing and a bajillion tabs open usually.

Also, the one thing I'm hating about linux is that it's treated like the bastard stepchild (or preferred system for pirates) to everything else, I mean the widevine plugin specifiically left out of chromium, the lack of flash and other plugins... It's irritating.. And all the god damned updates. It reminds me of the old days of having to use firefox and every damned time you opened it there where MORE updates to install.

Also, WINE needs some serious love.
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Posted 1/22/15

animegirl2222 wrote:

Just one. I'd go for a virtual machine, but I'm unsure if it'd be costly.


O.o

It's free... If it's linux anyway. If you're on a mac and you want windows, you'll have to pay whatever Parallels would cost.

a virtual machine is basically where your run an operating system as a program inside another operating system.
dual boot is where you tell the computer to partition your hard drive, (basically "act like there's two or more hard drives") and then Linux will create and install a program that asks you which partition you want to work with before it automatically defaults to the linux side.


(basically to do all this though, which I haven't said is that you need to have windows on your machine first, do the partition through windows, download and create a linux live disk, and then go into your BIOS (by restarting your computer and the first screen that pops up, it usually has some key arrangement you have to press for "setup"), set whatever drive your live disk will be on to load before your hard drive, and then restart.... And if you have an HP like my friend did, you're kinda fucked... Or rather things just get a little more tricky because HP puts an additional partition on your hard drive of its own, in addition to window's own recovery and system drives, making you total 4 partitions already on there, and linux can only recognize a certain number of partitions... It all sounds complicated but it's super easy).
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Posted 1/22/15 , edited 1/22/15
2, XP and Windows 7. Used to mainly use XP until they finally dropped the last updates and I switched over to 7 full time, but I've got a new computer I need to migrate too now and that's Windows 7 and 8.

Also had an Ubuntu VM on it I used for some schoolwork but don't use it now.
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Posted 1/23/15
I've never understood the appeal of Virtual Machine. When you're running a virtual machine isn't the hardware in a sense running two separate operating systems at the same time and therefore using resources it could dedicate to only running one operating system? If you want to use the operating system you like using then JUST USE that operating system.

I'm fine with dual operating systems because there's stuff I think works better on Linux and other stuff I get value added if I run it on Windows because I have it licensed.
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Posted 1/23/15
well I have image files that I used in class, I have windows 8.1 on my laptop and the OS files that I can boot with virturabox are Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Fedora, Ubuntu, Mint, and a Linux server (I can't remember which one )
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Posted 1/23/15
Just Vista. I probably should look into upgrading, but I have it set just the way I want it.
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Posted 1/23/15

JustineKo2 wrote:

I've never understood the appeal of Virtual Machine. When you're running a virtual machine isn't the hardware in a sense running two separate operating systems at the same time and therefore using resources it could dedicate to only running one operating system? If you want to use the operating system you like using then JUST USE that operating system.

I'm fine with dual operating systems because there's stuff I think works better on Linux and other stuff I get value added if I run it on Windows because I have it licensed.


Totally agree if it's linux/windows that you're running. If you're doing something with wondows/mac, however, it makes more sense. (I can't think of anyone that has dualbooted OS X and any flavor of windows.. they all pretty much run parallels)

perhaps they might also be useful if you work from a thumbdrive a lot.
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Posted 1/23/15
This is not something I would brag about.
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Posted 1/27/15
Only one OS on my comp. I use Linux.
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Posted 1/27/15
I go between just having Windows 8 and dualbooting with some Linux flavor.
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Posted 1/27/15 , edited 1/27/15
I've got Windows Vista and Windows 8 on my desktop. Dont ask lol
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