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Ok, I've been looking around, trying to figure out which one I should install, on the rig in my sig, on a 10gb partition...Thanks!!<br />
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I have no idea what I'm doing, so, I figured I'd take a stab at it..
 

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The only difference between the two is the desktop environment. You can install Ubuntu(which uses GNOME) then you can install KDE which is the desktop environment that Kubuntu uses.
 

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which is better though? I looked in both stickies, but couldn't seem to find much...
 

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Only you can answer that question. Its all about your personal preference. Look at the Ubuntu site and Kubuntu sites screenshots. Really there both the samething just different desktops and a few different apps. I know you can install one and then install the others desktop environment. So really you'll be able to try both.
 

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It all comes down to KDE vs. GNOME. Each has little differences that will either convince you or turn you away. I personally prefer GNOME, but that's mostly because I have been using it more than KDE.
 

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i like kde more but i mean you can change ither of them to howevr you would liek them to look and act if you know what you are doing
 

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I can't install it on my RAID of Raptors..I don't think anyways...I tried...but I didn't want to f it up
 

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The only distros that I know that are very RAID friendly are FC and Gentoo. All distros can be made to work with RAID setups but requiere some extra work. Try the alternate install of Ubuntu/Kubuntu.
 

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yeah try gentoo out i liek it better than ubuntu myself i absolutly hate unbuntu (yes i know that is definatly not normal) <br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">yeah try gentoo out i liek it better than ubuntu myself i absolutly hate unbuntu (yes i know that is definatly not normal) <br />
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</div>You are definately not normal. An Ubuntu representative will be shortly with you and "help" you out.
 

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Another thing, is I would partition more than just 10Gig's for the Linux Distro that you choose. Remember, that you need to have a primary partition formated for the x3 file system, then you also need to format an extended partition for the swap file, which should be the same or more than double your RAM, and then if you are dual booting, another extended partition for the osshare in Fat32 to share files between Windows and Linux. Whatever size you see fit for the Fat32, as you will know the average size of your preference of files to share between the two. A plus if you dont feel like burning all your MP3's just to transfer them, and then have to re-encode from M4a. I guess what I am trying to say is, whatever size you want your Linux Partition to be, for you, add 4Gigs for the swap, and another 5Gigs or 10Gigs for the osshare. Hope I helped, if you didnt already know that.
 
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<div style="font-style:italic">Another thing, is I would partition more than just 10Gig's for the Linux Distro that you choose. Remember, that you need to have a primary partition formated for the x3 file system, then you also need to format an extended partition for the swap file, which should be the same or more than double your RAM, and then if you are dual booting, another extended partition for the osshare in Fat32 to share files between Windows and Linux. Whatever size you see fit for the Fat32, as you will know the average size of your preference of files to share between the two. A plus if you dont feel like burning all your MP3's just to transfer them, and then have to re-encode from M4a. I guess what I am trying to say is, whatever size you want your Linux Partition to be, for you, add 4Gigs for the swap, and another 5Gigs or 10Gigs for the osshare. Hope I helped, if you didnt already know that.</div>

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The only reason that I have a 10Gb partition with nothing on it, is because of the fact that I have this RAID setup and partitioned from when a little thing called Forum Wars was going on. The partition was used for strictly benching of my HDD's, and I don't use it for anything. I guess I just need to reinstall everything at some point. And reconfigure it, b/c my XP Partition actually became called E:\\ somehow, so yea, that's still pretty weird.<br />
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<div style="font-style:italic">Another thing, is I would partition more than just 10Gig's for the Linux Distro that you choose. Remember, that you need to have a primary partition formated for the x3 file system, then you also need to format an extended partition for the swap file, which should be the same or more than double your RAM, and then if you are dual booting, another extended partition for the osshare in Fat32 to share files between Windows and Linux. Whatever size you see fit for the Fat32, as you will know the average size of your preference of files to share between the two. A plus if you dont feel like burning all your MP3's just to transfer them, and then have to re-encode from M4a. I guess what I am trying to say is, whatever size you want your Linux Partition to be, for you, <b><u>add 4Gigs for the swap</u></b>, and another 5Gigs or 10Gigs for the osshare. Hope I helped, if you didnt already know that.</div>

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1024MB to 2048MB is big enough for the swap.
 

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This should come in handy. I myself am thinking of going Linux. Driver support with windows is pissin me off. Say, any linuxes come in 64-bit yet?
 

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kubuntu and ubuntu do
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This should come in handy. I myself am thinking of going Linux. Driver support with windows is pissin me off. Say, any linuxes come in 64-bit yet?</div>
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They all do (or the big distros at least). Still, 64bit Linux has the same problem 64bit Windows has; not many programs for it yet. Best you stick with 32bit.<br>
And if driver support in Windows is pissing you off, be prepared to be even more pissed off with Linux. It largely depends on how old and popular your harware is. Most hardware devices have native Linux drivers, but some requiere that you jump a few hoops with a blindfold while juggling chainsaws and offer your puppy as a blood sacrifice to get proper support.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This should come in handy. I myself am thinking of going Linux. Driver support with windows is pissin me off. Say, any linuxes come in 64-bit yet?</div>
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Linux as had 64 bit support since 2001( the first 64bit OS was Linux in 2001). It beat Windows big time.
 

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ouch. I learned somewhere that some drivers may be interchangable in linux, provided the have the same functions. is that true? would linux diagnose and see if old drivers or drivers for another device can be used succesfuly with the newer ones?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">ouch. I learned somewhere that some drivers may be interchangable in linux, provided the have the same functions. is that true? would linux diagnose and see if old drivers or drivers for another device can be used succesfuly with the newer ones?</div>
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You might be able, I'm really not sure. If I got a new video card then I would probably first check the xorg.conf file and see if it reconized the change. But I'd probably just reinstall the driver, since it only take a minute and text mode is not scary to me.
 
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