Hmm. Jedi himself says "why don't you just use the windows client" when asked about use with an i7-920@4GHz. I was thinking it was the OS that was giving such a boost but now I see the cpu clock speed for a 28.00min 6901 has to be 4.5-8. So...
I will let myself down now and not be hoping for a big boost (but hopefully some) when the only action I take is a OS change. I do read that my rock solid Windows OC may not be so rock solid after an OS change. I thought a 28.00 min 6901 was to good to be true with the standard i7-920/930 4.0GHz overclock.
I will work with the idea of becomming familar with the OS as my goal, rather than hoping for a miracle. Smart money says use the Windows client and spend the time on something else.
The easiest way to install Ubuntu is to use Wubi it is the Ubuntu installer that installs it alongside Windows. If you go to the Ubuntu site the Windows Wubi installer is for 11.04. You can get the Wubi installer for 10.10 at this link if you want it. http://techie-buzz.com/foss/install-...e-windows.html