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I'm actually running it right now and thus far, I'm very much enjoying it. First time starting it up this morning, I was planning on windows 7 to pop up and seen all this text on the screen and i'm wondering if that was Ubuntu, surely enough it was and once logged in and updating a few drivers, I actually find it more appealing to me than windows at the moment.

First time running a non windows system but so far, it's great.
    
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Welcome to Linux!

On another note, I'm glad to hear you've got internet access down there in Jackson.
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Welcome to Linux!

On another note, I'm glad to hear you've got internet access down there in Jackson.
haha, A semi local?! or least one knowing the surrounding area? I only know a few people over the years whom were into PCs since living here. Speeds for internet could be better down here for the price paid sadly, but we make due.

I just done an install for my Nvidia Driver that it recommended and will be restarting so should you reply again and I don't respond hastily, that will be why.
    
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I ran Ubuntu over summer off a CD because my hard drive on my laptop crashed... It was pretty good, but I am sure that I wasn't able to grasp the full possibilities available to me due to the fact that it was off a CD. I would like to try it out again on my desktop, permitting that I am able to still play SC2 and Valve games
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I just put Ubuntu on my old 1.8Ghz Cely laptop. It works pretty good. It is a little sluggish but I figure just about anything would be. I really just use it for web browsing and teamviewer on my folding computer when I am downstairs.

I agree with you though, I love the look and feel of it. It's always nice to try something new. I have tried Linus several times before and I think once I play around with it more I think I might daul boot my folding box to linux and see if I can get a boost in PPD.

Which version of Ubuntu did you install?
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I ran Ubuntu over summer off a CD because my hard drive on my laptop crashed... It was pretty good, but I am sure that I wasn't able to grasp the full possibilities available to me due to the fact that it was off a CD. I would like to try it out again on my desktop, permitting that I am able to still play SC2 and Valve games
yea the gaming area is where I am only concerned really, may have to boot into windows in order to run them, I am unsure on this aspect as of yet. I just bought starcraft2 the other day so when it comes in, it will be played one way or another

Loving ubuntu thus far,
    
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yea the gaming area is where I am only concerned really, may have to boot into windows in order to run them, I am unsure on this aspect as of yet. I just bought starcraft2 the other day so when it comes in, it will be played one way or another

Loving ubuntu thus far,
I think you will have to use WINE... However, I had a little trouble getting LoL to work with it, but that more had to do with the CD limitations once again...
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Welcome to Linux

Ubuntu will make a good starting place for a new user.

Hope you enjoy your time with it. If you run into any problems stick with it usually the problems can be resolved with a bit of Googling. If you still need help posting on forums will likely lead you to a solution fairly quickly. Ubuntuforums.org, usually is a great resource of knowledge.

---Edit---

On the gaming front, Linux isnt that great. A lot of progress has been made with applications such as Wine providing the Windows layer within Linux, but performance generally is hampered. Here is a good place to start in regards to running games in Linux (http://appdb.winehq.org/).

In my personal opinion though, dual booting will probably be best. Albeit, slightly annoying having to reboot just to game.
Edited by 5nak3 - 11/5/11 at 6:52am
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I just put Ubuntu on my old 1.8Ghz Cely laptop. It works pretty good. It is a little sluggish but I figure just about anything would be. I really just use it for web browsing and teamviewer on my folding computer when I am downstairs.

I agree with you though, I love the look and feel of it. It's always nice to try something new. I have tried Linus several times before and I think once I play around with it more I think I might daul boot my folding box to linux and see if I can get a boost in PPD.

Which version of Ubuntu did you install?
I done it in the late hours last night and while i'm still newer to navigating through it, I think it was 11.10.

I'm going to recommend this to most my family actually, I can see my younger relatives liking this more than windows. I know this sounds odd but this is actually seeming a lot more simple to me than windows in certain areas. Just how it does things, I'm considering making this my main OS on my amd setup with windows the second boot OS. It's snagged me thus far
    
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Welcome to Linux

Ubuntu will make a good starting place for a new user.

Hope you enjoy your time with it. If you run into any problems stick with it usually the problems can be resolved with a bit of Googling. If you still need help posting on forums will likely lead you to a solution fairly quickly. Ubuntuforums.org, usually is a great resource of knowledge.
Thank you much, enjoying it thus far in all aspects. I am waiting for the girlfriend to awake so I can show her. I normally don't get that excited over an OS that I recall haha
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