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New Title: How Should I setup Arch?

Its been decided now. I will be dual booting Arch with Win 7. This shall be the setup:
Win 7 gets a Spintpoint F3
Arch gets the 640
Spare drive gets a Spinpoint F3

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Old Title: Its how to Linux not to Linux or not to Linux
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As most frequenters of the Linux forums here know, Ive played around with linux some and enjoyed it while it worked. Heck I even enjoy a challenge in getting it to work sometimes. Well Im in a pickle now. I no longer have dual boot on my sig rig with Linux (should probably fix it here) after a hasty and no attention payed reformat. I also no longer have a functioning P4 rig to run it from. That all being the case, what Im wondering is this.

Should I get a nettop and install linux?
Should I build a mITX and install linux?
Should I dual boot the sigrig with linux?

Then once those are answered the other question I have is this:
Should I stick to Ubuntu for now, or venture out into the more complicated ones?
Edited by NameUnknown - 1/13/11 at 8:01pm
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Just dual boot, even better if you have multiple hard drives. =)
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I vote for dual boot, and stick with Ubuntu. 10.10 is a joy to use and I've had no trouble with it at all. Unless, of course, you're looking for more of a challenge?
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get a second monitor and run linux in vmware on the second monitor while gaming on the first monitor would almost feel like you're gaming on linux
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I say step it up to Fedora. But of course I'm the hypocrite who won't leave Fedora. Lol.
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Just dual boot, even better if you have multiple hard drives. =)
Have 3 so it wouldnt be terribly hard, but id need a fourth so i have a backup i can clone to for both OS's
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Originally Posted by jazznaz View Post
I vote for dual boot, and stick with Ubuntu. 10.10 is a joy to use and I've had no trouble with it at all. Unless, of course, you're looking for more of a challenge?
I like Ubuntu, but if i get too comfortable with it Ill never try any of the other Distros
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get a second monitor and run linux in vmware on the second monitor while gaming on the first monitor would almost feel like you're gaming on linux
Have a second monitor, its just dead atm, bad caps. Also doing that isnt really using Linux at all. If anything, id run Windows as a VM.
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I say step it up to Fedora. But of course I'm the hypocrite who won't leave Fedora. Lol.
Fedora, last time I saw that running, they were having huge toruble with it
Besides isnt Fedora business oriented?
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post #7 of 16
I think you should dual boot on your sig rig, I dual boot Linux as my main and win7 when I play games. You could try linuxmint its slightly like ubuntu, I've sampled a lot of Linux distros and for some reason I keep going back to ubuntu.
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If you're not keen on sticking with Ubuntu, then give Arch a go. Will require a lot more work but its a really great distro to work with.
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Arch is a pretty nice distro IIRC its KDE.
Edited by g137murk - 1/12/11 at 1:04pm
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Have a second monitor, its just dead atm, bad caps. Also doing that isnt really using Linux at all. If anything, id run Windows as a VM.
I just tried my suggestion and it sucked
now my question is
if you're running 7 in vmware on linux could a play a game normally on it?
Or do the the restrictions carry over through vmware and it's still just a big waste of time trying to game on linux?
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