#1
Hey UG

I've been kinda looking into other operating systems and I heard quite some good stories about Ubuntu. Now I'm thinking of formatting my second hard disk and installing ubuntu on that one. Any of you have experience with Ubuntu ?
#2
It's cool as long as you plan on never doing anything productive.
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#3
It's nice, but a bitch to work.
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#4
Well, to be honest, I'm looking for a new OS because my windows is totally f*cked and I don't have acces to any type of windows in the near future. Basicly, all I do is MSN, internet, listen to music and from time to time some schoolwork. Nothing to serious. Worth a try ?
#5
Meh, nothing spectacular... I've had problems with every single linux installation I've ever done, which is just multiple attempts of Mandrake, openSUSE (currently have and like), and ubuntu. Ubuntu was my least favorite of those distros
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Well, to be honest, I'm looking for a new OS because my windows is totally f*cked and I don't have acces to any type of windows in the near future. Basicly, all I do is MSN, internet, listen to music and from time to time some schoolwork. Nothing to serious. Worth a try ?


No.

For the things you mentioned, linux is not the right OS for you
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Well, to be honest, I'm looking for a new OS because my windows is totally f*cked and I don't have acces to any type of windows in the near future. Basicly, all I do is MSN, internet, listen to music and from time to time some schoolwork. Nothing to serious. Worth a try ?


If this is all you're doing whats wrong with good ol' XP?

I don't think it's quite obsolete yet.
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If this is all you're doing whats wrong with good ol' XP?

I don't think it's quite obsolete yet.


Yeah, seriously.. Just get/stick with XP.

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If this is all you're doing whats wrong with good ol' XP?

I don't think it's quite obsolete yet.



It's no where near obsolete

Been thinking about getting a linux distro meself, need to upgrade a bit first though
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#10
Im using it right now. Its ok, its got open source apps for almost everything you would need, but you cant run windows apps in it very easily, so if you use any specialty apps then it sucks. and it can be hard to install things if you dont know how. fun to play with but productivity wise its a bit of a pain in the ass.
#11
lrn2torrent.
but yeah, for the things you mentioned, just download ubuntu. i personally prefer kubuntu, which is the same but with KDE rather than GNOME desktop manager.
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but yeah, for the things you mentioned, just download ubuntu. i personally prefer kubuntu, which is the same but with KDE rather than GNOME desktop manager.


Oh yeah totally.
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#13
as long as you have a license key for window, look on your computer case, your local computer store should burn you a copy of the windows disc for next to nothing
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#14
Get Linux Mint instead

basically the same thing but you don't have to hunt around for flash and codecs, I've never had an issue running it and for music, msn, internet etc it would be great and completely stable.
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No.

For the things you mentioned, linux is not the right OS for you


Wrong, I have openSuse and I do all those things and more. For MSN use KMess (only downside is that you can't send messages to people who are offline), for music I use banshee, but there's also amarok which is good and for the interwebz you have firefox as the default browser, but I use opera on it anyway. I still keep windows though just for games. Unless you use a lot of windows-only apps, linux is worth trying out.
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Get Linux Mint instead

basically the same thing but you don't have to hunt around for flash and codecs, I've never had an issue running it and for music, msn, internet etc it would be great and completely stable.

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#17
I have Ubuntu and I think it does what you want well. But it's not very pleasant to use and you'll find yourself confused as to why your tray icons disappear more often than not.

On the plus side, it has a great nack for detecting drivers needed and installing them without much effort.

You can get a CD version which you don't have to install. Just pop the cd in and play. Nice way to test it out.
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#18
Ubuntu is pretty nice, I've never really had any problems with it. I'm actually reinstalling it today! It works perfectly (and better then windows) for work, music and shizzle, unless you want photoshop and itunes.

I do however, suggest you have a look into Linux Mint. It's more of a drop in replacement of windows in the way it's set out. Plus, I think it works a tiny bit better, if you're a first time user of linux.


EDIT:

Download a program called Unetbootin. It will let you mount an installable version of loads of linux distros on a usb drive. That way, you can have a go with a few before you install.
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#19
yeah get linux mint it comes with a gui interface witch mean you dont have to use the so called "terminal"
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