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I actually read what it entails lol
It sounds like more headaches then it is actually worth, sure you can customize it, make the things move around all fancy but woop dee doo, thatll get old in 2 minutes. Sure it is all cool and everything, but having to "emulate" almost every piece of software you buy, modify it in some way using some terminal thing, with lines and lines of code. Seems to be more of a hassle then anything. Im sure Ubuntu users will mock me for this, but it just doesnt seem worth it for a few wiggly/cool looking setup. Did I read the ubuntu forums wrong, or is it actually more simple then the 7 page beginner guide, with nothing but code and script lol
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I actually read what it entails lol
It sounds like more headaches then it is actually worth, sure you can customize it, make the things move around all fancy but woop dee doo, thatll get old in 2 minutes. Sure it is all cool and everything, but having to "emulate" almost every piece of software you buy, modify it in some way using some terminal thing, with lines and lines of code. Seems to be more of a hassle then anything. Im sure Ubuntu users will mock me for this, but it just doesnt seem worth it for a few wiggly/cool looking setup. Did I read the ubuntu forums wrong, or is it actually more simple then the 7 page beginner guide, with nothing but code and script lol
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There is much more to linux then cool looking "woop dee doo".. and its the learning experience and the mind-set that you can do everything for free and legally and not have to rely on rich corporations.
    
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It is a hassle if you're installing it for actual productive use. I installed it just for fun to mess around with things, and it is fun to mess around with all the options and the code and stuff.
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There is much more to linux then cool looking "woop dee doo".. and its the learning experience and the mind-set that you can do everything for free and legally and not have to rely on rich corporations.
Like I said I really want to use it and the "woop dee doo" seems very neat and the sort. But say I have counter strike source for example and want to install it. I cant merely put in the software and go can I? At least not according to their forums.
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Like I said I really want to use it and the "woop dee doo" seems very neat and the sort. But say I have counter strike source for example and want to install it. I cant merely put in the software and go can I? At least not according to their forums.
No you can't, you're right about that, you need to emulate it. That's why I said, if you plan to use linux for everyday use, don't. It's just fun to mess around with, but windows is still the os with all the support.
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I wish, but nah you can't.

Through emulation (not too hard at all) it works perfect, and you are still on Ubuntu. :-D

Edit: If you need help with anything linux, just ask me.
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you really can't go into using linux with the mindset that you plan on using all your windows programs and games.. and you shouldn't use it because of seeing a bunch of beryl vids on youtube. you can find lots of great resources and programs for linux (particularly ubuntu) all over the net, and its ease of use is second to none. there's virtually no learning curve, besides the curve that's required to change your mindset to that of a linux user's.

if you go into it expecting to do things exactly like you do in windows, you'll be sorely disappointed. if you go into it with an open mind, you might just be surprised.
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No you can't, you're right about that, you need to emulate it. That's why I said, if you plan to use linux for everyday use, don't. It's just fun to mess around with, but windows is still the os with all the support.
I see, thanks for that information. But what good is an OS that cant be usd daily, thats like a bike thats missing a chain I may try it on my very old laptop to see if I like it, the custimization does sound neat
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I wish, but nah you can't.

Through emulation (not too hard at all) it works perfect, and you are still on Ubuntu. :-D

Edit: If you need help with anything linux, just ask me.
I wish so to, id erase windows right now lol, and thanks if i have any questions Ill keep you in mind
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you really can't go into using linux with the mindset that you plan on using all your windows programs and games.. and you shouldn't use it because of seeing a bunch of beryl vids on youtube. you can find lots of great resources and programs for linux (particularly ubuntu) all over the net, and its ease of use is second to none. there's virtually no learning curve, besides the curve that's required to change your mindset to that of a linux user's.

if you go into it expecting to do things exactly like you do in windows, you'll be sorely disappointed. if you go into it with an open mind, you might just be surprised.
Yea that was my mindset, taking windows vista off all my machines and puting on Ubuntu, but now im very hesitant, but with the help of these forums I may just have the confidence to do it lol. If my internet still works after installing it :\\ and they have the neccissary video drivers.
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