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@OP: On Mint now? Awesome . Do tell what you think of it! The learning curve may/may not be steep for you. But whatever it is, they're both great OSes

@All those arguing. Come on guys. People have their preferences in OSes, that's just the way it is. I love both windows and linux cos they both have their pros and cons.
I could say windows sucks cos i get a virus and have to spend time finding drivers and softwarer ... blah blah blah.
I could say linux sucks cos I have to figure out how to deal with 'weird' extensions like *.deb etc. Simply cos I moved from windows. I could cry about not being able to run Crysis 2 natively, or having all those older kernels staring at me when i'm trying to log on and having to search google to find how to clear the old ones... blah blah blah.

Let's realize that EVERY OS has its flaws. Its a matter of personal preference. The OP asked a question and some posts here are frankly not helping him.... >_<.
Ultimately, its up to him to decide whether he wants to stick to either one as his permanent OS. Let's just support whatever decision he, as well as other people have made. If you think there's a potential problem with his choice, present your view in a REASONABLE way. Bashing is a waste of everyone's time. Please.

Now, back to prepping for my exam tomorrow....
Edited by dklimitless - 4/10/11 at 1:10pm
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I installed Ubuntu just over a week ago and as a total Linux noob, I would like to say that using Ubuntu for the past week has been a pleasant dream compared to my usual windows surfing experience, browser and OS crashes ect.

Installing software is faster safer and IMO easier than answering the usual long list of prompts and agreements on windows. Just the fact that ubuntu is so much more customisable.....as little or as much as YOU want, customise it and have it your way, not "here it is, like it or not deal with it".

Don't get me wrong, I will boot into windows in a heartbeat if I want to game but that's it.
Both OS's have their strong points, I see Linux has come a long way and I think I will be kicking the "windows habit" in the future.

I read that people are now getting CO2 and WOW to run on linux with a little work, so it looks like the day when we can play our favourite games on linux may not be that far off.

Oh and don't let me forget that I did not have to shell out any of my hard earned money for all of this Open Source goodness...and when I upgrade it will still be free
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I read that people are now getting CO2 and WOW to run on linux with a little work, so it looks like the day when we can play our favourite games on linux may not be that far off.
well, its A LOT better than it was a few years ago, but really it still has a very long way to catch up. I can usually get any game to run at max settings (with varying amounts of effort), but it's never quite as smooth as windows. Even if I drop the res/aa/texture it still isn't smooth.

I almost think it's the mouse and the network card moreso than the video. But so far I haven't even found a way to measure FPS. I asked on the crossover forum but no response.

HOW can we measure FPS in wine???
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Dual boot. It's not hard to do and you'll get full performance from your Linux install that way. If you're debating on whether to use Linux on a laptop/netbook, it's a no brainer, it's Linux any day. Depending on the laptop, you may have to fiddle to get wireless working, but most of the time it will work out of the box.

For gaming, yeah, you'll want a Windows partition around somewhere.
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Dual boot. It's not hard to do and you'll get full performance from your Linux install that way. If you're debating on whether to use Linux on a laptop/netbook, it's a no brainer, it's Linux any day. Depending on the laptop, you may have to fiddle to get wireless working, but most of the time it will work out of the box.

For gaming, yeah, you'll want a Windows partition around somewhere.
Agreed. Wireless support is much, much better nowadays with the newer versions.
I will add that if one intends on running things like Compiz fusion for rather pleasant eyecandy on battery, a very long battery life shouldn't be expected on a strong GPU as they will run at higher clocks than their default 2D clocks lol. But for productivity, definitely linux (for most).
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@OP: On Mint now? Awesome . Do tell what you think of it! The learning curve may/may not be steep for you.

ehhh its ok. my first reaction was "wow, this looks like a mac version of windows."

its ok, doesn't seem that radically different than windows. regardless of how I feel about it tho, I am setting it up for a dual boot with plans of using mint as a sort of media center. Windows would work just fine, but I want to force my self to use mint so I can truly see if its worth while.

got any advice on things to do in mint? it seems pretty similar to windows, and doesnt really seem superior or more customizable like people say...
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Dual boot. It's not hard to do and you'll get full performance from your Linux install that way. If you're debating on whether to use Linux on a laptop/netbook, it's a no brainer, it's Linux any day. Depending on the laptop, you may have to fiddle to get wireless working, but most of the time it will work out of the box.

For gaming, yeah, you'll want a Windows partition around somewhere.
I cant copy the wireless drivers from windows into mint can I?
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Anyone find it cute that every Linux basher in this thread has "PC Gamer" labeled underneath their username? Shouldn't that tell you what age group you're trying to reason against?
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ehhh its ok. my first reaction was "wow, this looks like a mac version of windows."

its ok, doesn't seem that radically different than windows. regardless of how I feel about it tho, I am setting it up for a dual boot with plans of using mint as a sort of media center. Windows would work just fine, but I want to force my self to use mint so I can truly see if its worth while.

got any advice on things to do in mint? it seems pretty similar to windows, and doesnt really seem superior or more customizable like people say...
If you don't like the "MAC/Apple" look then grab KDE. But you did choose Mint which strives even more than Ubuntu to be familiar to the fresh from windows and mac worlds.

Customization comes from tearing things out and adding things in. You have a lot of reading and messing around to do before you can say you can't customize things.
     
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ok so I have another dilema. I keep getting an error (error 1) when I try to make a bootable linux usb to install from and it says the USb wont be bootable. I would burn it to a disc, but my rig doesnt have a disk drive. anyone run into this problem? is there any way to resolve this error?
any chance I could boot from a mounted image of linux?
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