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hi all
i`m new to OSs i`v just heard about this Ubuntu so can someone answer these questions for me please

1-is it recommended to run Ubuntu along side within WIN or each one must be alone

2-can i run WIN apps in Ubuntu i would say Media tools and PC Games)

3-does it need internet for daily use (i have only 25kbs download speed)

4-what about the Hardware drivers?

5-what is the suitable version of Ubuntu to install on my rig (listed down)

any help would be appreciated (+rep)
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hi all
i`m new to OSs i`v just heard about this Ubuntu so can someone answer these questions for me please

1-is it recommended to run Ubuntu along side within WIN or each one must be alone

2-can i run WIN apps in Ubuntu i would say Media tools and PC Games)

3-does it need internet for daily use (i have only 25kbs download speed)

4-what about the Hardware drivers?

5-what is the suitable version of Ubuntu to install on my rig (listed down)

any help would be appreciated (+rep)
1. i would suggest running it on a seperate partition as a native install, and not in wubi or a virtual machine.

2. you can run some windows apps and games thru wine, but don't expect windows performance on everything, even if it runs, but there are plenty of native linux apps that can easily replace windows apps, but games are limited.

3. only for browsing and the updates when they come out, which varies, but for the most part, no y ou don't need a constant internet connection.

4. you seem to have pretty standard hardware, so you shouldn't worry about drivers, as most of the generic kernels that come with most distro's will have them.

5. i would say ubuntu 10.10 or 11.04.

goodluck.
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1. i would suggest running it on a seperate partition as a native install, and not in wubi or a virtual machine.

2. you can run some windows apps and games thru wine, but don't expect windows performance on everything, even if it runs, but there are plenty of native linux apps that can easily replace windows apps, but games are limited.

3. only for browsing and the updates when they come out, which varies, but for the most part, no y ou don't need a constant internet connection.

4. you seem to have pretty standard hardware, so you shouldn't worry about drivers, as most of the generic kernels that come with most distro's will have them.

5. i would say ubuntu 10.10 or 11.04.

goodluck.
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if you are running dual boot (windows and ubuntu side by side), install windows first, because the grub bootloader for the ubuntu install is easier to work with. also create your partition in windows in disk tools, shrink your partition, and leave the empty space for your ubuntu installation. the 11.04 live install disk is easy to work with. also 11.04 has k10 temp which will allow you to check your temperatures with sensors. (I wouldn't recommend 10.10). also 11.04 has better driver support.

you will need to connect to the internet after intial install to activate the AMD/ATI propietary drivers.

there are very few games that run in ubuntu (aside from games like solitare, bejeweled, flash games, etc)

outside of what ive mentioned, you shouldnt have any problems..
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If you have an ATI card, you will hate gaming on Linux. The Catalyst driver has absolutely horrible 3D performance on Linux. Do yourself a favor and switch back to NVIDIA. (The way it's meant to be played.) Its 3D performance is quite comparable to Windows.

Also, on Linux, you should almost always use 64-bit if you have a 64-bit capable CPU, which you do. (Linux has been 64-bit for almost as long as Windows has been 32-bit.) So make sure you choose the 64-bit download option.

Wubi is some goofy method of "installing" Ubuntu from within Windows. It doesn't work very well and you're pretty much guaranteed to have a bad experience with it. Install the normal way.
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If you have an ATI card, you will hate gaming on Linux. The Catalyst driver has absolutely horrible 3D performance on Linux. Do yourself a favor and switch back to NVIDIA. (The way it's meant to be played.) Its 3D performance is quite comparable to Windows.

Also, on Linux, you should almost always use 64-bit if you have a 64-bit capable CPU, which you do. (Linux has been 64-bit for almost as long as Windows has been 32-bit.) So make sure you choose the 64-bit download option.

Wubi is some goofy method of "installing" Ubuntu from within Windows. It doesn't work very well and you're pretty much guaranteed to have a bad experience with it. Install the normal way.
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If you have an ATI card, you will hate gaming on Linux. The Catalyst driver has absolutely horrible 3D performance on Linux. Do yourself a favor and switch back to NVIDIA. (The way it's meant to be played.) Its 3D performance is quite comparable to Windows.

Also, on Linux, you should almost always use 64-bit if you have a 64-bit capable CPU, which you do. (Linux has been 64-bit for almost as long as Windows has been 32-bit.) So make sure you choose the 64-bit download option.

Wubi is some goofy method of "installing" Ubuntu from within Windows. It doesn't work very well and you're pretty much guaranteed to have a bad experience with it. Install the normal way.
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ok thats fine i think i`ll keep gaming to WIN 7
so every thing that is for Linux can work in Ubuntu

and one more little stupid clumsy question
in little words........Why Ubuntu?


thanks all
excuse me for the stupid questions i`m noob in OS
    
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ubuntu is lighter and faster in everyday use, imo. no bloated overhead or memory leaks. and its free. the ati drivers (as previously mentioned arent optimized for 3d, but it does well with video).
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and one more little stupid clumsy question
in little words........Why Ubuntu?
It has a reputation for being noob-friendly. Personally I can't stand it, but I've been using Linux for over 15 years.
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