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#1
I'm tired of Vista, I don't want the hassle of downgrading to XP, and I'm too poor for a Mac.

Is Ubuntu (Linux) a good solution?
#2
Yes.
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#3
It depends what you want to do. I don't know to what extent programs like Sonar, Ableton Live etc - or any games - would be compatible with it.
#4
I recommend downgrading to XP rather than switching to Linux. My PC crashed and my XP was an illegal copy so im now on Ubuntu, its really limited and is soo hard to use if your not very good at computers, also i find it terribly difficult to navigate the program files in my computer as they arent labeled as well as they are on Windows. You cant really play games either, and i couldnt find any decent video editing software for it either...

its a bit pants, but its good considering its free
#5
I guess it depends what you want it for.
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#7
Linux is better for a lot of things if you know how to use it, if you don't know how to use it, it will be a major pain in the ass. you can use WINE to run most windows programs, but quite a few sound and video cards don't work quite right with it.
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I recommend downgrading to XP rather than switching to Linux. My PC crashed and my XP was an illegal copy so im now on Ubuntu, its really limited and is soo hard to use if your not very good at computers, also i find it terribly difficult to navigate the program files in my computer as they arent labeled as well as they are on Windows. You cant really play games either, and i couldnt find any decent video editing software for it either...

its a bit pants, but its good considering its free


I just want to get rid of Vista.

And I want to run file-sharing programs so I don't want the risk of getting viruses since most viruses target XP.
#9
ubuntu wont work on my computer with vista. i wanted to just look at in on the computer without replacing vista, and it just wouldnt work.

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ubuntu wont work on my computer with vista. i wanted to just look at in on the computer without replacing vista, and it just wouldnt work.



You have to set it up to be dual booting. Which means you need a new BIOS most likely, or a boot loader.
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#11
It is quite similar to good, yes.
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#12
oh to TS, i have heard that kubuntu runs just like windows, only uses less ram. my friend has it on his computer and loves it.

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oh to TS, i have heard that kubuntu runs just like windows, only uses less ram. my friend has it on his computer and loves it.


Yeah.


And to everyone who says if you don't know how to use it, you'll hate it, well, I'm good with computers so I'll probably pick it up quickly.
#14
downgrading to XP would be much less hassle as there will be almost zero compatibility issues compared to going from Windows to Linux.
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#15
I think there are like hardware/driver issues when downgrading some PCs/Laptops from Vista to XP. Something about the hardware being made specifically to work with vista and not XP.

May want to look into that.
#16
im thinking of downgrading to XP.

Since Vista is too damn slow -_-
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im thinking of downgrading to XP.

Since Vista is too damn slow -_-


How much RAM do you have? Unless you have at least 1GB, you shouldn't even consider running Vista.
#18
if u want to get rid of vista, u have to turn off SATA and RAID on ur harddrive props in bios, or else it wont let u install another OS.

linux is good, just takes some getting used to. get WINE to use windows programs without using windows.
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#19
It's fine if you don't game.
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#20
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How much RAM do you have? Unless you have at least 1GB, you shouldn't even consider running Vista.


I have a gig.

And its still slow as hell.
#22
If you know how to use it and can get it to work well, then it's superb.

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#23
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If you know how to use it and can get it to work well, then it's superb.


So is any operating system..
#24
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I have a gig.

And its still slow as hell.


hell yeah, ubuntu can run with 128 Mb, 1 gig e perfect.
try it
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#25
I just switched from Ubuntu to Mandriva, and I must say I love Mandriva. Ubuntu is great for beginners, but it was time for me to switch.


So to answer your question; Yes. Linux is amazing.
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I just switched from Ubuntu to Mandriva, and I must say I love Mandriva. Ubuntu is great for beginners, but it was time for me to switch.


So to answer your question; Yes. Linux is amazing.

Word. Mandriva is phenomenal. It's also a lot more cooperative than Ubuntu when you're trying to boot from CD, which I've had to do several times when my XP boot has failed me and I need my files.

If you decide to go with Linux and you actually know what you're getting into, Mandriva would be my pick. As soon as I finish exams at the end of April I'm giving XP the boot once and for all and installing it instead.
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Is Linux like...good?


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#28
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I just want to get rid of Vista.

And I want to run file-sharing programs so I don't want the risk of getting viruses since most viruses target retards.


Fixed.

Seriously, you should upgrade to XP and consider this:

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#29
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Word. Mandriva is phenomenal. It's also a lot more cooperative than Ubuntu when you're trying to boot from CD, which I've had to do several times when my XP boot has failed me and I need my files.

If you decide to go with Linux and you actually know what you're getting into, Mandriva would be my pick. As soon as I finish exams at the end of April I'm giving XP the boot once and for all and installing it instead.

A fellow Mandriva user! I don't know anyone else that uses this beauty of an operating system. It was so easy to set up!
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#30
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Fixed.

Seriously, you should upgrade to XP and consider this:


Hell yeah! Imagebanana! I love that OS!

Seriously, though. It all depends on what its for. Certain operating systems are better suited for certain tasks.
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#31
linux takes work. its not nearly as easy to do as windows, but ultimately you can do more. that said, the compatability for games and such nonsense may be limited. for stealing music you should be fine. it just matters what you want the computer for. for a more casual user windows will probably be better. if you are willing to put in some effort linux is better.
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#32
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You have to set it up to be dual booting. Which means you need a new BIOS most likely, or a boot loader.

Stop talking.
Every computer supports live CDs and dual booting, and every PC has a boot loader.

Ubuntu and other Linux distros are good, if you're a system admin, or just want raw power. It's administrative performance is the best you can buy, it's security is as impressive as its price, and you can find many alternatives to commonly used Windows programs, however... Gaming will not take place, and you'll be using a command prompt very, very often. If you're not up for a challenge, don't use it.
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linux takes work. its not nearly as easy to do as windows, but ultimately you can do more. that said, the compatability for games and such nonsense may be limited. for stealing music you should be fine. it just matters what you want the computer for. for a more casual user windows will probably be better. if you are willing to put in some effort linux is better.

I could forgive the typo had you not used it twice. It's "Linux." It's an amalgamation of Linus (the creator of Linux being Linus Torvalds) and UNIX.
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I could forgive the typo had you not used it twice. It's "Linux." It's an amalgamation of Linus (the creator of Linux being Linus Torvalds) and UNIX.
haha you didnt even catch it before i changed it.
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every PC has a boot loader.

O RLY?



Edit: I suppose you're going to counter with the "IBM PC was the first real PC" argument, so just realize that I'm kidding.

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haha you didnt even catch it before i changed it.

You're still a moron.
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#36
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You're still a moron.
yes, but could you prove it? i think not. the internet rules in my favor.
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#37
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yes, but could you prove it? i think not. the internet rules in my favor.

You're on the Internet rather than going outside and enjoying the fresh air. I win.

Not to say I'm not a moron for arguing with you on the Interwebz, though.
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#38
Or try open suze, it's quite good too.
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#39
Would installing Linux over my XP wipe all the files, like in My Documents etc.?
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#40
from what i saw, ubuntu was pretty cool.

pretty stable and decently user friendly. its a hassle to run any windows games tho.

if you're not a gamer, then you have nothing to worry about.
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