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I'm going to give Ubuntu a try in the next couple of days for folding purposes, so who knows maybe I'll like it a lot!
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Thanks for the offer but I already installed Windows 7 on it.
if you ever change your mind, send me a PM

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I'm going to give Ubuntu a try in the next couple of days for folding purposes, so who knows maybe I'll like it a lot!
if you do, there is a guide here that is using 10.10 or 10.04, all the stuff in it will work for 11.10 (just the menu placements and such will be different.).
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As much as I speak down about linux, I actually enjoy fooling around with it. Using it as my main operating system is a definite no. But it would be fun to do so.
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It's good advertisement within some tech circles. I don't necessarily like the idea of cloud computing and haven't logged into my arch install in 6 months of so. Wine doesn't cut it for most games I play, and I already have plenty of cloud access. My main might morph into a fedora htpc in near future though.

People pay for this? Streaming to mobile devices blah blah.
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ubuntu on vmware, virtual box, etc. FTW
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There are still plenty of problems with the linux platform, before imho, it is ready for everyday average users.

There are still a ton of problems with the audio and video systems, not being up to par even with windows xp. there are also all the different package management tools and different package containers available, the major distro's would need to move forward to unifying some of these systems, to give it a broader reach.

But that is what ubuntu's goal is, to introduce the world of linux to the average user, and they are very successful at that. I do see this as a good thing, it would get people interested in ubuntu linux itself (just hope they aren't scarred away by unity tho )
this post is so true but some how some Linux lobbyist will frame it like your wrong.

I love Linux on everything except my desktop, I hope Ubuntu One is a success.
    
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One step closer to steam for linux.... so excited! Hopefully this wont ruin linux and make basterdize it b/c the masses use it
Wiiiiiine.
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I recently tried Ubuntu on my laptop and I can't say I liked it. Battery life was cut in half, network and graphics drivers never worked right, and it was incredibly slow compared to Windows 7. Bootup and shutdown was quicker but programs were constantly freezing and lagging.
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post #19 of 48
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I actually tried Ubuntu when 11.10 released. Liked it until I was having problems with my laptops video card not working on it. The drivers were installed but it wouldn't use it. Spent a whole day researching it and editing some .xconf file only to mess up my whole Ubuntu install. Shortly thereafter I re-installed Windows 7 on my lappy.

If it takes me a better part of a day to try and get my video card working from my lappy just to run Minecraft, I would rather stick to Windows 7.

Edit: I also tried signing up to Ubuntu One but it kept giving me an error whenever I tried to register for one. Kept saying my email was invalid.

Nothing but problems with me and Ubuntu.
You should check out Mint Linux 11. beautiful and works well with graphics cards.
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post #20 of 48
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One step closer to steam for linux.... so excited! Hopefully this wont ruin linux and make basterdize it b/c the masses use it
And that elitest attitude will ensure that Linux stays in the minority :/

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There are still plenty of problems with the linux platform, before imho, it is ready for everyday average users.

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But that is what ubuntu's goal is, to introduce the world of linux to the average user, and they are very successful at that. I do see this as a good thing, it would get people interested in ubuntu linux itself (just hope they aren't scarred away by unity tho )
Exactly. QFT.
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