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Its linux, Linux that actually gives away free cds instead of being forced to download, as if it mattered. Anyways I had it installed on my pc for a while. Its descent, I didnt have any problems with it, they are trying to make linux windows easy, its close. I decided to stick with Fedora for now mainly because I actually have stuff on that partition and Ubuntu partition didnt have much.

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Ah ok.. I have RedHat Linux that I bought a couple of years ago. I only used it a couple of times

and it was really confusing to me so I removed it. Is Ubuntu more user-friendly? Or are they

pretty much all the same...

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if you want to make it more fun and if you have a good graphics card try installing beryl desktop....better than vista effects..

ht!p://youtube.com/watch?v=xC5uEe5OzNQ

h!tp://youtube.com/watch?v=vykigxsd0oo

just thinking about people who take there time off to write open source software so that everybody can use free of cost. hats off to them

cheers

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I have RedHat Linux that I bought a couple of years ago.

A couple of years ago? They have upgraded the user friendlyness a lot over the past couple years, as little command line as possible. And I guess if you were going to go linux and you have never used linux before, you might as well go ubuntu, its suppose to be the os your grandma can use. They are trying real hard to make a os that can challenge Microsoft. Rylisa is right, linux is awesome because the desktop environments you can run. Make it look like XP, old and new Mac, Vista, your own custom settings.

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I agree, I've been using Ubuntu on and off since it was first released. And I love it :)

The reason I've been using it on and off is the small incompatibleness with Win Games. hehe

Other than that I love it :)

+ You can order free distro cd's off their site, come with print and all and are 100% free, no shipping or anything :P

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WOW! Those videos are great. I will install this on my backup PC and see what its like.

@ante0

Which games are incompatible? This is on major issue why its hard for me to completely switch

to a linux os..

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WOW! Those videos are great. I will install this on my backup PC and see what its like.

@ante0

Which games are incompatible? This is on major issue why its hard for me to completely switch

to a linux os..

Depends on what you use... Wine can run about anything that doesn't use Direct X. I've heard you can copy direct x files to it and make it run Direct X software. Wine is freeware though. Then there's Cedega which comes with direct x compabilaty, and which is focused on gaming only (Wine is focused on applications, but can run games too :) ).

Check out http://www.transgaming.com/ for Cedega

and http://www.winehq.org/ for Wine.

Edit: Cedega is not freeware.

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I love me some wine. Been running Blizzard games and CS, off the Linux side of my harddrive. Most everything for linux is free, except those companies that want some extra money from the linux market so they just make their app compatible for linux.

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Well there is so many Linux Distros out their its not even funny, although based on like 5 main builds. Here is a website with info about them all, choose your build. _http://distrowatch.com/ Woot Fedora is in 4th place.

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Yea, and most of them look alike too..

If you want a fun to build distro you could get Gentoo ;)

I never even got it installed, too complicated. lol

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Lol check out Ubuntu's number one bug. _https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1

And if your looking for advanced linux you might want to check out Slackware. Command line from hell on the install, lol, well when I checked it out about a year ago.

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I use backtrack for security related stuff (just off the live CD) and Fedora Core for more general Linux based stuff.

Rarely use either outside penetration testing and security related stuff though. For reversing and occassional game playing XP is great for me.

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There is also a negative part about Ubuntu, when I had it I could not change the resolution, it was stucked on the lowest res. But, also when you order it you'll get 5 packages (install cd + live cd), I think they do it so you can give it away. Its pretty good except the res problem.

@EclpiTic, I would give it a try if I where you because you have nothing to lose. When I got the cd's in my mailbox, it was like 3 months later, I even forgot that I ordered them.

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There is also a negative part about Ubuntu, when I had it I could not change the resolution, it was stucked on the lowest res. But, also when you order it you'll get 5 packages (install cd + live cd), I think they do it so you can give it away. Its pretty good except the res problem.

@EclpiTic, I would give it a try if I where you because you have nothing to lose. When I got the cd's in my mailbox, it was like 3 months later, I even forgot that I ordered them.

I think it's because it doesn't support all Gfx cards.

I had the same problem at first, then I downloaded some other version (Breezy or something), and it found my graphic card.

Most Linux drivers (if not all?) are open source, so making your own shouldn't be too much trouble if you know what you're doing ;)

And about the cd ordering, it all depends on where you're living. The second time I ordered they got stuck at some countrys border. lol, but I got them, after they'd made a new version alregy. lol

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I'm using ubuntu since 2002 and i'm very satisfied. I like that i can download any or just the program that i want to use and all are free. It's a great and userfrienldy distro. I recommand for everyone.

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Wow, that's a lot more info than I expected to get :P

I think I'll try out Ubuntu and/or Freespire just to see what they are like.

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actually i too haD tried Ubuntu after it said to be the "MOST "HUMAN" linux version EVER"

thou it was not the latest version 7.10 as they shipped the old version.

One can select how many cds one wants and they send it for free , thou it takes time if u r in far away places and non metros.

one just has 2 signup (for free) and request from here from herehttps://shipit.ubuntu.com/login

there u can also select accordingly as per ur machine x32 or x62 bit versions.

Frankly speaking , i too was a newbie a linux at time and found it difficult getting oriented to it

but with time it is off my system may be due compatibilty issues and some novice knowledge.

May be one can try , as Teddy said,

www.freespire.org

Looks a nice preperation already :P

Thanks

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If you want something fun and cutting edge go for Sabayon, Like freespire its upto date with new cutting edge stuff but also has compiz-fusion (knowen as berly before they merged) which will give you those cool looking 3D desktops straight out of the box, compiz-fusion has sabayon to be its main OS.

As for Ubuntu, there latest version also now ships with compiz-fusion (so I hear but have'nt tryed latest version). But there lack of codecs straight out of the box is what I found lacking with Ubuntu, But I am yet to try the latest version ;o)

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