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Well, after re-installing windows 7 I forgot to install xp first so now my upgrade code wont work. Now I am ready to migrate OSs...

I tried Ubuntu 10.10 a month ago and didnt like the 3 monitor support. Is there some way to get all 3 monitors on the same desktop? Last time I tried it I hade to make it so only 2 monitors were on a desktop, and the 3rd had its own...

Ex. [monitor 1, monitor 2][monitor 3]


This annoyed me beyond belief, any solutions?

Also, I do alot of HD Video capture/rendering. Will Sony vegas and my capture software, Aver MediaCenter work in WINE?

Anything else I should know before I make the jump?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 14
Vegas, probably not. Aver isn't listed in the Wine DB so who knows.

Twinview probably won't work but you could probably set up Xinerama to work with three monitors.
    
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twinview is a nvidia thing, he has a ati card.

i'm pretty sure you can call MS and get the whole Upgrade/install problem fixed.
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LOL I completely missed it.
    
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Would I be able to run my Windows programs like Vegas and Aver MediaCenter in a virtual machine on Ubuntu?
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Would I be able to run my Windows programs like Vegas and Aver MediaCenter in a virtual machine on Ubuntu?
In principle, yes, but you must expect a big performance loss compared to running those apps under a native Windows environment.
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In principle, yes, but you must expect a big performance loss compared to running those apps under a native Windows environment.
So maby I should just try and get along with windows some more? haha
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post #8 of 14
that would prolly be best if you absolutely need these programs.
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In principle, yes, but you must expect a big performance loss compared to running those apps under a native Windows environment.
He's more likely to run into show-stopper instability than bad performance.
    
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He's more likely to run into show-stopper instability than bad performance.
I like to try and stay optimistic

OP: Best bet is to dual boot into the two operating systems
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