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A benefit of the *buntu distros is also wubi. This software lets you install linux as an application in windows, instead of on a new partition. I enjoy it because if I need to get rid of linux for some reason, I don't have to go through the hassle of fixing the master boot record on my windows install.
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i'm using ubuntu i386 right now, i have it installed with a dual boot with vista. i need to learn the console more, but the GUI is pretty easy to get use to though. so gl with your linux install and configuration.
Go 64-bit. Linux 64-bit is much more mature and better supported than Windows 64-bit.

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Ubuntu is my personal favorite distro (writing this in it right now!). It is very user-friendly assuming you have a bit of dedication to learning the new layout and file system. Make sure to become competent in using the terminal as a superuser and it will become OS's most powerful application.

Ubuntu is an absolute dream for media. The GIMP is one of the best pieces of photo/image manipulation software I have ever used. Pair it up with Inkscape and you've got a powerful, and free! creative suite. Also my favorite Windows media player, VLC, runs like a charm on almost any Linux distro.

Ubuntu is follow closely by Fedora. Fedora may have some networking advantages over Ubuntu. I had to compile a LAMP server from source for a project a couple weeks ago and it's actually not too difficult at all in Fedora.
Very astute observation. The command line, once you learn it, is where the real power lies in a Linux box. You'll never throw away your mouse, to be sure, but the command line makes possible things that either can't be done, or can't be done easily, with a GUI.

I should also note that it isn't necessary to "compile" LAMP on Linux, whether Ubuntu or Fedora. (Unless your instructor is a complete idiot and makes you do it that way.) Just install the relevant packages.

Fedora is a little better at running services than Ubuntu and has more enterprise-grade features so if you're thinking about making money with Linux then you definitely want to try out Fedora.
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reps handed out again!

anyone have any skinned shots of ubuntu? i want to make mine look raddddd :]
all i need now is to go buy some blank cds!
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Heres one:

Found on Google
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[quote=Swiftes;5098583]Heres one:

mmm that's sexy +thanks!
Edited by phospholipid - 12/14/08 at 2:28pm
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reps handed out again!

anyone have any skinned shots of ubuntu? i want to make mine look raddddd :]
all i need now is to go buy some blank cds!
get Ultimate Ubuntu
has a bunch(moar) apps installed from the start.

http://ultimateedition.info/

also fun with compiz
    
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reps handed out again!

anyone have any skinned shots of ubuntu? i want to make mine look raddddd :]
all i need now is to go buy some blank cds!
No need for those if you have a decent sized USB drive around.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick
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reps handed out again!

anyone have any skinned shots of ubuntu? i want to make mine look raddddd :]
all i need now is to go buy some blank cds!

That was my friend's layout. I think it looks pretty cool.

Wine Will help you run some Windows programs on better on Linux. I'm not that strong with Linux so correct me if I'm wrong here.
Also, if you aren't sure how your programs will run, you can check this database.
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omg they have UU 2.0 green D:

    
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As a fellow audiophile and linux user, i will give you some insight on linux.

I was using ubuntu intrepid Ibex.

Pros:
1. It's really great, you can customize pretty much everything visually and non-visually.
2. X-FI Support, just recently they came out with a driver that actually works.
3. stunningly ascetic if you configure it correctly
4. Window effects, like wobbly windows and that is just great and fun

Cons:
1. Say goodbye to foobar2000
2. Getting into the ubuntu habit


can't think of anything else, but yeah... go for it dude!
But since i've gotten my Prelude, i've gone back to windows.
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