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The best soloution is to dual boot. Use Linux for most things and windows for games or anything else that is not ideal for Linux. Wine is not a windows replacement and I really don't see any reason not to dual boot. Big hdd's are cheap now and it's not hard to setup. That way you can run everything in it's ideal environment.
so should I run it linux with a partition or in a virtual machine
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so should I run it linux with a partition or in a virtual machine
I say try it out first in a VM, to see if you even like the UI. If you do, then I guess try dual boot. I dual booting ubuntu and windows but found it pointless since most of what I do is in windows.

Maybe on a laptop with an intel GMA or weak GPU that can't play games then it's worth it to be your main OS imo.
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I say try it out first in a VM, to see if you even like the UI. If you do, then I guess try dual boot. I dual booting ubuntu and windows but found it pointless since most of what I do is in windows.

Maybe on a laptop with an intel GMA or weak GPU that can't play games then it's worth it to be your main OS imo.
word, I basically have a laptop for storage, media and portable internet; and a desktop specifically for gaming. And basically I have a stripped down win7 to get the best performance in gaming, but if linux or ubuntu cant run games than there is no point for me really.

but my laptop is a different story would you suggest ubuntu or linux on that?

its got 2ghz Turian dual core 64 bit
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I`d vote for VM too. You got 4GB this should be more than enough to try it.
Also like others said go for ubuntu (maybe with kde desktop).
I don`t like virtual box but that just my opinion, any VM will do it.
So please be so kind try it and give linux a chance. (Not for gaming of course)
Good luck!
Edit : ubuntu is a linux "version" (distribution)
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but my laptop is a different stroy would you suggest ubuntu or linux on that?
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whats the dif between linux and ubuntu?
you cannot just install linux unless you want a pure "text based" OS. you will want a linux distro such as fedora or ubuntu.

Popular Linux distros

the reason i don't use linux myself is poor application support. i was very aggrivated that whenever i needed to listen to music, or watch a movie, it had to download a new codec. i really wish it would have them built in. even vlc doesn't have them all built in.
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the reason i don't use linux myself is poor application support. i was very aggrivated that whenever i needed to listen to music, or watch a movie, it had to download a new codec. i really wish it would have them built in. even vlc doesn't have them all built in.
if you want everything built in don't run Linux. Even ubuntu will require a bit more work.

I prefer trying things by installing vs a vm but if you don't want to go through all that a vm is a good way to just test it out.
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Hey. He's got at least the interest in it. I guess that's enough these days right?

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you cannot just install linux unless you want a pure "text based" OS. you will want a linux distro such as fedora or ubuntu.

Popular Linux distros

the reason i don't use linux myself is poor application support. i was very aggrivated that whenever i needed to listen to music, or watch a movie, it had to download a new codec. i really wish it would have them built in. even vlc doesn't have them all built in.

What type of music and movie files were you trying to play? Or better question what year and what distro were you using?
     
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Dual booottt! wheeeeee!
I'll also suggest you try it in VM first to see. Or a live CD if you will. I'm dual booting (Win7/ubuntu) cos I prefer to program in ubuntu .... and I can't live without compiz ^_^.

Even if you instantly fall in love with your chosen linux distro ( and want to leave your parents/partner for it), I'll say the furthest you should go for now will be to dual boot.
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but my laptop is a different story would you suggest ubuntu or linux on that?


sorry guys, I was pretty "influenced".

I'm going to try ubuntu with VB on my desktop. if I like the feel of it after doing somethings, I'm going to try to dual boot it on my lappy.

thanks for all the help guys
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