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It has a reputation for being noob-friendly. Personally I can't stand it, but I've been using Linux for over 15 years.
ah, i read it as "im going to continue windows",,, why should i switch to (linux) ubuntu... but yeah ubuntu is the most user friendly distro, imo.
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hmmmm.........i got it

i`m really sorry for maybe going off topic but what does the partition separations means ?
is it like having Windows on C drive and Ubuntu on D drive or what?

thanks you again you really helped
    
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hmmmm.........i got it

i`m really sorry for maybe going off topic but what does the partition separations means ?
is it like having Windows on C drive and Ubuntu on D drive or what?

thanks you again you really helped
its dividing the space on one physical drive to be two separate drives.
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i would say do not use ubuntu for gaming although there is wine app to run windows programs and games it is horrid to try and use even with all the info and database
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i would say do not use ubuntu for gaming although there is wine app to run windows programs and games it is horrid to try and use even with all the info and database
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mint > ubuntu for newer users
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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)
Here yah are:

1: I use WUBI (a windows architecture based Ubuntu that easily allows you to dual boot) and I do just fine with great startup and shutdown speeds.

2: No, ubuntu can not run windows based programs. Only Linux programs can run on Linux. Same with windows.

3: Usually I only use Ubuntu for fast internet browsing (Facebook, email, etc.) and it usually updates itself but that is basically it.

4: Only drivers that Ubuntu really needs will need to be installed (Only the ATI catalyst drivers needed to be installed on my computer). So chipset, audio, so on do not...

5: Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04 are the best in my opinion they are very refined and aesthetically suitable for you system.

Hope that helps
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Here yah are:

1: I use WUBI (a windows architecture based Ubuntu that easily allows you to dual boot) and I do just fine with great startup and shutdown speeds.

2: No, ubuntu can not run windows based programs. Only Linux programs can run on Linux. Same with windows.

3: Usually I only use Ubuntu for fast internet browsing (Facebook, email, etc.) and it usually updates itself but that is basically it.

4: Only drivers that Ubuntu really needs will need to be installed (Only the ATI catalyst drivers needed to be installed on my computer). So chipset, audio, so on do not...

5: Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04 are the best in my opinion they are very refined and aesthetically suitable for you system.

Hope that helps
1. wubi is garbage if you ahve the drive space always go with a dedicated partition in a proper duel boot... the ntfs file system is inferior and lacks security stability and speed youd get with a dedicated ext4 file system

2. you can theoretically MAKE anything run on linux... youd be quite surprised how many programs run great in wine however, if there is a native linux version you should always use that as wine is NOT an end all, but to say that you flat out cant? thats just a lie

3. no system should ever "update itself" you have to at least click ok and put in your password... so with long breaks without internet shouldnt cause any problems

4. unless you need the video performance, there is no need to even really bother with installing drivers for your video... the default drivers set up on install with most distros will work jsut fine, if they dont give you the performance you want though, i suggest buying an nvidia card or a bottle of tylenol your choice

5. again, mint is just flat out better for newer users...
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1. wubi is garbage if you ahve the drive space always go with a dedicated partition in a proper duel boot... the ntfs file system is inferior and lacks security stability and speed youd get with a dedicated ext4 file system

2. you can theoretically MAKE anything run on linux... youd be quite surprised how many programs run great in wine however, if there is a native linux version you should always use that as wine is NOT an end all, but to say that you flat out cant? thats just a lie

3. no system should ever "update itself" you have to at least click ok and put in your password... so with long breaks without internet shouldnt cause any problems

4. unless you need the video performance, there is no need to even really bother with installing drivers for your video... the default drivers set up on install with most distros will work jsut fine, if they dont give you the performance you want though, i suggest buying an nvidia card or a bottle of tylenol your choice

5. again, mint is just flat out better for newer users...
Ok. I run dual 20" monitors and I do like the aesthetic features of Ubuntu at its max.

I suggested WUBI because it is simple and easy, me personally; I used it for the quick boot times and to test on systems that I do not wish to use Ubuntu on permanently.

Thirdly the ATI drivers were very simple to install and only took a small bit of time to install and set up correctly.

Now if you would like to jump to conclusions and give partially false data please be my guest. But save the forum some time. InerTia*

Also to add, somebody new to Ubuntu and Linux in common would not know that modifications and different virtual emulators can run windows programs. Just bare freshly installed programs will not run.
Edited by InerTia* - 5/31/11 at 12:01am
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hmmmm.........i got it

i`m really sorry for maybe going off topic but what does the partition separations means ?
is it like having Windows on C drive and Ubuntu on D drive or what?

thanks you again you really helped
Err, kind of. It's really complicated to explain, but basically yes, C drive is one partition, D drive is another.

In reality, these are "mount points" rather than the partitions themselves. This is an important concept in Linux, and you need to be careful or else you can wipe/damage your Windows partition. That said, Linux Mint & Ubuntu (and other GUI-based distros - more on that in a minute) have a very nice partitioning tool, so it's a lot harder to make a mistake as it's nicely displayed in front of you.

Distros (or distributions, as they should be known), are different "flavours" of Linux. Linux, in its stricted form, is just the kernel (the bit of software that interacts with the hardware, and provides a platform for everything else). However, the kernel is useless by itself. Distros package the kernel up with a selection of other software to provide an operating system suited to certain needs or philosophies. Some distros want to provide everything for the user, some want to be minimal, some want to be stable and rock-solid, some want to be cutting edge with the latest techonology, some have specific missions like being a file/music server or network hacking tool, etc. There are thousands of distros, just see this

The last thing to note, is that the main 'noob' distros like Ubuntu and Mint, are what are called "LiveCDs". This means, that you can boot your computer with the CD in the drive, and it will load Linux instead of Windows, without installing anything. This also means you can't save anything (or at least, it's difficult and I wouldn't recommend it), but you can use it freely without affecting your Windows install at all. Kinda like a "try before you buy"

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mint > ubuntu for newer users
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