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Posting from Ubuntu!

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by CheesyD, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. CheesyD

    CheesyD Nyet to Marxism

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    I hauled my old desktop out of the basement and installed Ubuntu 8.10 on it. Pretty slick operating system. I had trouble getting the wireless connection going until I popped in a different (cheaper) brand of PCI wireless card. Ubuntu detected the new one right off.

    Anyone who is slightly curious about Linux should check out Ubuntu. It's my only exposure so far but it seems fairly easy. I've got this desktop set up to dual-boot either Ubuntu or XP.
     
  2. thejellster05

    thejellster05

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    Hey welcome to the club! It's pretty awesome. The more time you use with it, the more you will realize the potential. :cool:
     


  3. dotsun

    dotsun Shark Stomper

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    I dual boot xp and OpenSuse, but I spend the majority of my time in Suse. I get withdrawals when I have to use Windows too much.
     
  4. JoleBole

    JoleBole Mr.Glock

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    I dual boot Ubuntu and Vista. Ubuntu is great distribution. As time goes by you will learn more and more new stuff.There are milions of ubuntu docs and tutorials on the internet. You should see my linux bookmarks....:supergrin:
     
  5. IndyGunFreak

    IndyGunFreak

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    I've moved on from my Ubuntu days, and now use a straight Debian install, but Ubuntu is a fantastic version of Linux for newbies. I always recommend when folks ask me what's a good version to try.

    Hope it all continues to work out for you(by the way, 9.04 comes out in about 10 days..lol)

    IGF
     
  6. JK-linux

    JK-linux

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    I have a MacBook Pro running Parallels. I'm very happy with the Ubuntu 8.10 VM I installed as well as the openSUSE 11.1 VM as well. Mostly just for fun, but they are both very potent distros. I like SUSE a bit more as it's a bit more AIX-like in structure. If I couldn't run Mac OS, it would definitely be one of those two distros over Windows. Congrats on the successful installation!
     
  7. Linux3

    Linux3

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    I kind of bounce around between Ubuntu and <fill in the blank>. Currently it's Fedora 10.
    I like that Ubuntu is easy to set up and configure and one site has all the extras you would need.
    http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Intrepid

    Then I kind of get tired of all the weird things they do, like dash being linked to /bin/sh rather than bash and I wipe and install something else.

    It's all about choices.