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I have terrible trouble with libreoffice when opening pptx files. Font troubles. The last time I used it I cussed it out a considerable bit. :P

 

One bit of advice I can add is, don't give up. I have had tons of problems with linux all the way up until Ubuntu 12.04, after trying many versions over the years. This has been pretty much the first install that everything has worked on.

 

Interesting.  Is this the general consensus, or just your own personal experience?

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Come to think of it, I did this to run Secure Erase.  So at least this wouldn't be too foreign to me.

http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Works pretty good for me the few times I don't have access to linux. Just be careful, and as always take precaution and back up anything on your USB stick ( or make sure there's a separate partition for the install ).
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http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Works pretty good for me the few times I don't have access to linux. Just be careful, and as always take precaution and back up anything on your USB stick ( or make sure there's a separate partition for the install ).

 

Oh hey, this reminds me of the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool.

 

Thank you,Shrak!

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Interesting.  Is this the general consensus, or just your own personal experience?


Personal experience for me, others might have no problems. Like said, I like google docs the best, it can correct even the worst of my spelling.

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http://rufus.akeo.ie/


Works pretty good for me the few times I don't have access to linux. Just be careful, and as always take precaution and back up anything on your USB stick ( or make sure there's a separate partition for the install ).

Oh hey, this reminds me of the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool.

Thank you,Shrak!

The iLo crap or w/e? I never understood exactly what that was
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As someone who dualboots I can tell you once you get your OC sorted out and don't need to troubleshoot stuff, there's very little reason to boot into Windows for mundane stuff like Word processing, videos, pdfs, etc. You can also get a fast USB drive to boot Linux off of.
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I use CPU-Z, Real Temp, Prime95, Core Temp, IBT, LinX, etc.

You'll only be able to run some of those in WINE.

There's Phoronix Test suite and benchmarks like hardinfo (http://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/hardinfo).

There's stress tests like cpuburn, Mersenne Prime (GIMPS), SuperPi. Linpack/ Prime95 has a Linux version. smile.gif

Linux has system monitors but you're relying on the support of sensors-detect and lm-sensors. If your board's SuperI/O doesn't have support, don't bother: http://www.lm-sensors.org/wiki/Devices
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because all I really use my computer for is internet and e-mail, DVD movies, MP3s, and Microsoft Word 2003.
You won't miss Windows much ;p

If you want everything to pretty much work out of the box, go with Linux Mint

also Beryl is Compiz fusion these days.
Edited by AlphaC - 2/21/13 at 5:36pm
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Personal experience for me, others might have no problems. Like said, I like google docs the best, it can correct even the worst of my spelling.

 

If I can't get Word 2003 to work, then what I would miss is being able to check my grammar in some ways I didn't even know about.  Word 2003 alone has improved my English skills.  lol

 

I also use Word 2003 for simpler things like giving me the "Statistics", particularly an accurate character count with and without spaces.  I've used this a number of times to carefully type something up that's to be posted in a little box that has a low character limit without having to feel trapped in the box. lol

 

It sounds like LibreOffice is what I'd be using.  Of course, I know I'll be checking out Google Docs too since it's getting such high praise in here.

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The iLo crap or w/e? I never understood exactly what that was

 

It's just another tool like Rufus.  They look nearly identical to me in many ways (but others, not so much).

 

 

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As someone who dualboots I can tell you once you get your OC sorted out and don't need to troubleshoot stuff, there's very little reason to boot into Windows for mundane stuff like Word processing, videos, pdfs, etc. You can also get a fast USB drive to boot Linux off of.
You'll only be able to run some of those in WINE.

There's Phoronix Test suite and benchmarks like hardinfo (http://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/hardinfo).

There's stress tests like cpuburn, Mersenne Prime (GIMPS), SuperPi. Linpack/ Prime95 has a Linux version. smile.gif

Linux has system monitors but you're relying on the support of sensors-detect and lm-sensors. If your board's SuperI/O doesn't have support, don't bother: http://www.lm-sensors.org/wiki/Devices

also Beryl is Compiz fusion these days.

 

Aw, and Beryl was such a simple name.  I did a Beryl roll when I saw the video demonstration.  :)  I know, I scraped the bottom of my barrel for that joke.  It was the last one.

 

Anyway, thank you very much!

 

 

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You won't miss Windows much ;p

 

That's what I was thinking when I made this thread.  :)

 

 

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If you want everything to pretty much work out of the box, go with Linux Mint

 

Oh, that sounds more and more like it would be a great way to start.  It's been recommended a lot.


Edited by TwoCables - 2/21/13 at 5:39pm
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I forgot to tell you, TRIM is on ext4 fileystems only (for Linux filesystems)

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/trim-working-linux-29092.html

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/14/html/Storage_Administration_Guide/newmds-ssdtuning.html

 

Omg, thank you.  Whew.  lol  :)

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