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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfwC1XAy3Sc

Not my video, but it worked before Microsoft changed the exe.
Way cool!!!

Check this out: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...light=intruder
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I am glad that Vista IS an intelligent operating system. I mean... it can tell you what's making things slow.


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post #34 of 62
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I am glad that Vista IS an intelligent operating system. I mean... it can tell you what's making things slow.


IF ONLY, it could FIX itself...

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post #35 of 62
Linux is a pretty pratical OS for everyday use. You just have to remember that its more focused at servers than the desktop. A few distros are changing that however.

Linux can allow you to make use of older hardware that would be much slower or not usable if it were running say windows. Its a stable OS that you have 100% control over. It's great if you are interested in learning how an OS works. Its also a very nice OS for programming. Projects like Eclipse and Netbeans are mainly developted on Linux, and if you pay attention to the plugins they offer, they usually are out only for linux first, or work better on linux at first. Thats just two projects and there are thousands.

You can change and customize your desktop to what ever you like, the sky really is the limit, and you can do it without the need for a lot of computing power.

Everyone has an OS that fits their needs the best, and its up to that user to decide that. For me, I liked the challange of learning a new OS, and fell in love with it. Plus it fits better than any other OS for the coding languages I use (Java, C++, Perl, Python, Ruby). Plus theres ton of software, and if a feature is missing that you'd like, if you spend some time, you can add it in yourself. I've used Linux for nearly two years now and you can do a lot on it, just give it some time. Think about how long it took you to get good with windows, just have to give linux a fair chance too.

Linux started out as a hobbiest OS, and thats still kind of how I see it today.

Beryl is dead too. THey merged with compiz, and its all now called compiz fusion and it looks nices.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Fbk52Mk1w
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post #36 of 62
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From my experience, Linux is better at frustrating me.
Linux programmers dont have a 200 billion budget to work on. There will always be imperfections. Linux is just quick and cool to expirement with for me.
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Linux programmers dont have a 200 billion budget to work on. There will always be imperfections. Linux is just quick and cool to expirement with for me.
And Microsoft, with it's budget, can't do any better.
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post #38 of 62
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I want to install a dual boot setup of Ubuntu with my existing XP.
I have played with ubuntu VERY slightly in VMWare.

What is linux truly good for in everyday situations, like, what generally makes it better and for what?

Honestly, I know I am very new.
I like the idea of a new OS, something clean.

So the basic questions are:
  • What can a nub like me, do in linux?
  • I already have a drive area partitioned for music, but I will move it and change it for ubuntu- is that doable?
  • How easy is it to setup grub? (thats the boot selector right?)
  • What can I do easily, that will make it worth playing around with?
I understand I have the right distro, that ubuntu seems to be the most popular especially with the nubs

So really, what makes Linux worthwhile?
I am only asking this as my assumptions lead me to believe gaming is very tough to do... But generally I just use the net, email, and that's the extent unless I want to game.

Thanks for any input I hope you aren't angry with me for being a nub and not researching this, I just don't know where to start.
  1. daily stuff
  2. you require unpartitioned space
  3. a tiny bit harder than setting up NTBL
  4. Make a beautiful desktop, update your driver and xorg.conf, and install beryl
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basically it makes your everyday life harder, makes you a non-conformist, makes the Linux Gods happy. So, your not gaining anything by switching to another OS if you already have a Superior one such as windows. Yes I said superior, to all you linux fans out there... No matter how much you hate windows, it still makes life so much easier.
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basically it makes your everyday life harder, makes you a non-conformist, makes the Linux Gods happy. So, your not gaining anything by switching to another OS if you already have a Superior one such as windows. Yes I said superior, to all you linux fans out there... No matter how much you hate windows, it still makes life so much easier.
Easier != better

It's easier to buy a dell than put together a comp - so is your next purchase gonna be a dell?
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