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OK now that we're way OT and messing around....

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Originally Posted by CarlosSpiceyWeiner View Post
wow...angry Linux people
"You wouldn't like me when I'm angry" (Big Bang inspired Hulk reference)
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Originally Posted by Xenthos View Post
Yes, indeed, it scares the crap out of me..
Maybe I am reading way too much into your eyes but I seriously doubt much ever scares you, let alone mere social honesty.

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 "Only your real friends tell you when your face is dirty."
- Sicilian Proverb
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kinda felt like Penny at that moment
Maybe you should invite me to meet you at a Vienna coffehouse (or might you prefer Amsterdam?) and straighten this out You wouldn't even have to bring your laptop.
Edited by enorbet2 - 1/6/11 at 6:58am
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Are you one of the writers for "The Big Bang Theory" because I swear I've seen Sheldon making comments like this!
I can just see you as Sheldon and Xenthos as Penny...
Bahahaha
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Nah. I probably have slightly more in common with Leonard since he is less neurotic than Sheldon and actually managed to bed Penny, although I am not so stereotypically nerdy or shy around ladies. (See.... I even avoided using the word "coitus")

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yeah but you still said "bed"
Did you write for "Beavis and Butthead"? I can just see you as Butthead. "Huh huh...huh huh huh. He said tool"
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post #33 of 47
I installed fedora 7 onto my college laptop and i never looked back.

It's free, secure, and different. The best part was when the college network got infected with the conflicker virus and nobody could use a laptop apart from me.
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Originally Posted by enorbet2 View Post
Maybe I am reading way too much into your eyes but I seriously doubt much ever scares you, let alone mere social honesty.
You got that right

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Maybe you should invite me to meet you at a Vienna coffehouse (or might you prefer Amsterdam?) and straighten this out You wouldn't even have to bring your laptop.
I prefer Brussels or Hasselt actually
post #35 of 47
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I think this is the last thread I make in the Linux section; however, I got Ubuntu and am going to install once I get out of class.
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I think this is the last thread I make in the Linux section; however, I got Ubuntu and am going to install once I get out of class.
Sorry, they messed up.

I mean... I did.
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I think this is the last thread I make in the Linux section; however, I got Ubuntu and am going to install once I get out of class.
Sorry, answ3r, I was uhhh highly distracted and besides I thought you had your answer. That doesn't mean there isn't more good help forthcoming though. Here goes....

You say you have some Linux background but even so you may not be familiar with the concept of LiveCDs. They are complete Linux distros that run from an optical or usb drive and there is nothing quite like it in the Windows world due to licensing restrictions. Sure there is BartPE and it's derivatives but that is no where near a full OpSys as it depends totally on the Pre Install Environment.

Anyway there are hundreds of them out there and they require absolutely no changes or risks to your present system. You can try out as many as you like and decide what to do based on your own experiences instead of someone else's. Sweet, huh?

I could do a better job of recommending a few starter LiveCDs if I knew more about the laptop you want to install on, but basically if you find it really slow with Vista, I'd try Slax-Remix first but don't go by that screenie since this is the actual default as it is on mine.



If, OTOH, your laptop seems pretty fast (especially at first) and you have a hard drive with more than just a few Gigs of usable space you might be better off with Mint Linux since the LiveDVD and install DVD are the same and it's a pretty complete starter system.

Both come with Flash already installed so you can "go web surfing" right away. It should be noted that LiveCds are considerably slower to load initially compared to a hdd install but once loaded speeds are similar. Also Slax has the KDE desktop (although a previous version) and Mint has Gnome so you can determine which feels more intuitive to you.

There! How's that?
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Very easily.

Uninstall some software you don't need, install some drivers, reboot. Blank.

Or, remove gnome-desktop, install kde, bricked. Etc.
Those are not bricks and are easy to fix as well.

And I am not sure of what games run okay in wine.... I don't think BFBC2 will run very well at all.
Edited by Lord Xeb - 1/6/11 at 10:19am
 
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post #39 of 47
LOL those aren't bricks. Like someone else said, a brick is when you destroy hardware to where it no longer has a use other than a paperweight or a brick.

Mess up your Linux system? Pop a disk in. Do it as many times as you want. No need to register your product.
    
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How big is ur HDD? Make two partitions and dual OS.
    
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