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Offline Yautja

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Time for a dual boot
« on: December 15, 2008, 04:12:41 PM »
I've got a spare HD and Linux is going on it.
Im slowly starting to hate Windows,not one person i know with Linux,has experienced half the crap and stress i go thru with Windows.
   Ubuntu here i come.

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Re: Time for a dual boot
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 04:24:19 PM »
Never tried that, keep us posted. I've thought about it once or twice but worried about starting over and learning a completely new OS.

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Re: Time for a dual boot
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 04:36:53 PM »
finding drivers for some hardware and compatible software as an equivalent to a favorite Windoz version is usually the only holdup. Learning the OS is not really difficult. Ubuntu is a really easy flavor to learn and most of your user configurable settings can be done through the GUI. I have several installations of Linux, but to be honest, I haven't even turned them on much lately.
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Re: Time for a dual boot
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 04:56:13 PM »
Good luck Gee. 

I've been curious to try this, but so far too timid to take the plunge.
I look forward to hearing how you go with it.
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Offline Yautja

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Re: Time for a dual boot
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 07:50:28 PM »
I'll never hold down ordinary job,therefore i must learn as much as i can to go self employed.

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Re: Time for a dual boot
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 10:25:06 AM »
finding drivers for some hardware and compatible software as an equivalent to a favorite Windoz version is usually the only holdup. Learning the OS is not really difficult. Ubuntu is a really easy flavor to learn and most of your user configurable settings can be done through the GUI. I have several installations of Linux, but to be honest, I haven't even turned them on much lately.
Linux has more issues than just up to date drivers for new equipment.
One of the biggest things holding it from going mainstream is the fact that it has to emulate games to play them.
My linux instructor said it best, *nix is great as as server, but as far as comparing to ease of use, it has a long way to go to compete with windows. And this is from a self proclaiming *nix nut.

I would also argue that I have had very little trouble with XP since SP2. Vista I still have problems with fairly often. Hell 4 out of my 5 comps that run XP have not been shut off except for power or replacement parts in 18-24 months even.
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