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Old 10-04-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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I installed Ubuntu linux on one of my guest boxes the other day and I have to say, baby, you've come a long way.

While Linux still lacks apps, for a basic machine that allows you to own a free office suite, email, word processing, spread sheets, games, chat clients, and a fairly decent array of multimedia applications (where they have been lagging) I must admit, I may consider going completely Linux.

I, like many, have fallen into that cycle of bigger, better, faster, and being geekish, I do like my toys, and I like them to run efficient and when possible, free.

If anyone else has used this distro, let me know what you think about it as I am really impressed with the gui. I think the more various distro's of linux migrate to the point and click realm of the mega desktop, they will slowly attract a growing following. I still have some complaints but I think this is more from being a slave of Gatus of Borg for so many years and I am familiar with the oar I am forced to use to row.

If anyone is interested in looking into it, there is a download that will allow you to use the operating system without having to install it on your pc to give you an idea.

Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu


ps, they have some stellar desktop themes and eye candy these days!
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Lived Large in Parsippany NJ - Lived Larger in Livingston, NJ -- Now Living Huge in Bethlehem PA
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Default Ubuntu

Hahaha....welcome aboard - ubuntu is the best I have seen so far...and I love it.

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I installed Ubuntu linux on one of my guest boxes the other day and I have to say, baby, you've come a long way.

While Linux still lacks apps, for a basic machine that allows you to own a free office suite, email, word processing, spread sheets, games, chat clients, and a fairly decent array of multimedia applications (where they have been lagging) I must admit, I may consider going completely Linux.

I, like many, have fallen into that cycle of bigger, better, faster, and being geekish, I do like my toys, and I like them to run efficient and when possible, free.

If anyone else has used this distro, let me know what you think about it as I am really impressed with the gui. I think the more various distro's of linux migrate to the point and click realm of the mega desktop, they will slowly attract a growing following. I still have some complaints but I think this is more from being a slave of Gatus of Borg for so many years and I am familiar with the oar I am forced to use to row.

If anyone is interested in looking into it, there is a download that will allow you to use the operating system without having to install it on your pc to give you an idea.

Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu


ps, they have some stellar desktop themes and eye candy these days!
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:57 PM
 
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Rock on! So there is at least one person out there using this. I am curious if you have used the 64 bit version or the 32? I have read a little on it and like even Win based PC's there are still lingering issues of the 64 bit migration to contend with.



Now I know who to bug if I have any questions
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Agreed we use that, too, but mostly SuSe.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:45 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I installed Ubuntu 7.04 a few months ago on my aging Dell 600m laptop, and it runs great. Previously I had an older installation of Gentoo Linux on it and have all kinds of problems getting the ethernet hardware to work.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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I use SuSe but cant get the wireless to work on the laptop.
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Old 10-05-2007, 05:28 PM
 
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The only issue I have had as far as drivers or hardware is my Lexmark All in One. However, I don't believe this is due to lousy drivers or too few drivers by Linux coders but the fact that Lexmark sucks bog water and never worked that well with my Win system.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Between a nook-a-ler reactor and a dump, North Cackalacky
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I've been using Ubuntu since 5.10 came out, and now running 7.04. Agreed it is amazing how easy, complete, and organic everything is now.

If you feel it's lacking anything, post up here or on the Ubuntu Forums. We use it as our primary machine and find it lacks nothing for our needs; and offers so much more than M$ in terms of apps.

It truly is a pleasure to use. I can't remember the last time I thought that about Windows.

<edit>The one thing that is lacking is games, which is why some people stay on Windows. I'm not a gamer, so this is not an issue.</edit>
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Lived Large in Parsippany NJ - Lived Larger in Livingston, NJ -- Now Living Huge in Bethlehem PA
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Default Not yet but soon enough

Actually I was going to install the 64bit Ubuntu on my current workstation running two 3.6 Xeon processors but I chickened out and used it as a personal home server instead by ripping all my DVDs plus CDs and saving it on there so I can easily access them anywhere in the house.

I will be building another workstation pretty soon and that will definitely be running the 64bit Ubuntu along with MS Vista ~ I am just waiting for MS to come out with the first service pack before I make that leap because I have had way too many issues on my other pc's with Vista.

Currently using the 32bit Ubuntu on my personal laptop along with Win XP Pro and one of my other pc's just has only Ubuntu installed on it and nothing else.

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Rock on! So there is at least one person out there using this. I am curious if you have used the 64 bit version or the 32? I have read a little on it and like even Win based PC's there are still lingering issues of the 64 bit migration to contend with.



Now I know who to bug if I have any questions
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:00 PM
 
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I'm using Ubuntu and love it. I've used many different distro's over the years and find Ubuntu to be the best both technically and philosophically. Mark Shuttleworth gets it. Best of all, he's bringing people like Michael Dell around, too. The last Windows I used was Win 95 and I'm very glad that it was.
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