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i dual-boot ubuntu and xp. I use xp for games but ubuntu for everything else.
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post #12 of 24
short answer, yes.

long answer, yyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssss.



its always worth giving something a try, especially something as awesome as Linux.
    
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post #13 of 24
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Thanks, still not sure yet, but I might do it...
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post #14 of 24
I would, I like to game a lot, and it allows me to use my second hard drive for something as well. Linux is secure and since servers use it, I am taking the time to learn it.

The reason I do it is for media and security. I won't go into more details, but I would recommend it it you want to give up the space.
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post #15 of 24
I'd say if your gaming stick to Windows 7.
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post #16 of 24
I'd say this thread is 4 months old...
post #17 of 24
If your into music, id say go for it....there are tons of good music programs.

but if all you do is game, don't.
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post #18 of 24
I used to dual boot ubuntu and vista on my laptop, but honesty, i found vista to be snappier.

Granted, ubuntu was just the stock install of wubi, while Vista was quite optimized (only 42 process load on start up!).
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by TEntel View Post
I used to dual boot ubuntu and vista on my laptop, but honesty, i found vista to be snappier.

Granted, ubuntu was just the stock install of wubi, while Vista was quite optimized (only 42 process load on start up!).
You can't expect Ubuntu to perform up to its potential if you're running it inside Windows.
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post #20 of 24
I just can't imagine Vista snappier...

Maybe I'm just biased (and I am *very* biased) but whenever I work on the one install of Windows I have (Vista 64) which is a very clean install if I may add (because I never boot it) on a respectively specced machine of E6420@3.2GHz, 4GB of DDR2 800 and a GTX260 (216) video card I feel I am spending a LOT of time watching that spinning blue donut for something as simple as opening firefox. Is it just me?
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