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    Default Anybody else running Linux?

    Just installed the free version of Ubuntu. Better than XP, no longer need to bother with Vista.
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    i'm running ubuntu/xp pro dual boot

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    Um, aside from the systems not being booted right now, I'm running two different versions of Mandrake, an older version of Ubuntu, a copy of Red Hat and just for good measure two laptops running UNIX, one is Solaris 9 X86 and the other is Solaris 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phasearray View Post
    Just installed the free version of Ubuntu. Better than XP, no longer need to bother with Vista.
    We run it on a few machines at work. I'm curious what it is you find better than XP?

    I have never found any need for Vista.

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    I run XP and Ubuntu on my older laptops.
    Vista Ultimate x64 on my main desktop.
    On any older systems I rehab for others I use XP. If they're willing I'll put on Ubuntu.
    I use Fedore Core, Red Hat and Solaris (Sun and Intel) at work.
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    Ubuntu, several years now.
    on 8.1 ATM
    "If the global crisis continues, by the end of the year Only two Banks will be operational, the Blood Bank and the Sperm Bank. Then these 2 banks will merge and it will be called 'The Bloody ****ing Bank'"

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    ive been using freeBSD for years..
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    I run it on a couple of my secondary machines, been using Mandrake for years now.

    I run Vista on my primary machine because virtually none of the programs and gaves I have are available for Linux.
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    At the moment Solaris 10, Fedora Core, Ubuntu.

    At any point in time I might have Gentoo, FreeBSD, OpenSUSE installed.

    Been using Solaris (SunOS) since 1986, Linux since around 92, and FreeBSD since 96

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    The wife's machine is running Ubuntu.The other four in the house are
    XP. I hope other operating systems catch fire with consumers.
    MS needs competition to keep their edge. For the most part,
    all they have done is cloned features of other add on programs.
    And if those other guys hadn't of come along, we still wouldn't have built in
    disk utilities, web browsers, etc.for free.
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    i dual boot ubuntu and xp pro
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpenter View Post
    Ubuntu, several years now.
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    You woudln't happen to know how to fix the No sound when Running with Firefox problem woudl ya? I know at least Youtube doesn't work
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    Main Desktop is XP only but used Linux (Slackware) since 1998 and SCO Unix, Solaris, HP UX and all sorts of Unix Variants since then. Tried Multiple Linux Flavors from time to time. Currently, running HP UX on dual Itanium 2 CPUs based ZX6000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phasearray View Post
    You woudln't happen to know how to fix the No sound when Running with Firefox problem woudl ya? I know at least Youtube doesn't work

    Actually, I have no such problem. :o
    I upgraded the disto from 8.04, via the update manager, and the upgrade
    went pretty smoothly.
    "If the global crisis continues, by the end of the year Only two Banks will be operational, the Blood Bank and the Sperm Bank. Then these 2 banks will merge and it will be called 'The Bloody ****ing Bank'"

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    i just loaded the latest ubuntu image and i am really diggin it so far..
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    Running Fedora 7 on one box, Fedora 9 on another and fixin' up update the 9 to the latest version of 10 and check it out.

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    I've been running 10 for a week or two now. One big change, if you use virtualization, is this is the next big step on the road to the dropping of Xen and the implementation of it's replacement.

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    CentOS for me mainly, have a few boxes running Ubuntu as well but since I have used RedHat at work I am more familiar with setting up CentOS.

    Webserver (runs also ASP pages thanks to Mono), mail server, files server, domain server...what is there not to like. Only reason I still have Windows machine is because of games, unfortunately PS3 is not ready to replace that yet but maybe in the future. Although I can run games through wine, I'd rather not.

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    Ubuntu for two years on a dell inspiron P3 laptop with 250mb of ram - no problems - it is the only machine I go online with - I do run XP on a desktop that I use for work so it needs AutoCAD, StudioMAX and adobe creative suit 3 to run on it.......

    Long live Ubuntu!!!!!!!

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    Lightbulb Knoppix for Starters ... or Data Rescue!

    I tried Knoppix a few years ago, on my old laptop. Knoppix is CD/DVD based, so you can boot the O.S. from a CD without modifying your current Windows install if your BIOS accepts booting from that drive. In fact, that also means that you can boot from the CD even if your hard drive and/or installed O.S. is dead. Some people also use it to retrieve old files from the hard drive if the installed O.S. is not working.

    http://knoppix.com/
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    http://www.shockfamily.net/cedric/knoppix/ (data rescue tips - not sure if it's any good)

    I did not have any problems running it, and it includes the usual Firefox browser as well as the Open Office suite. You just need to figure out some of the startup commands (cheat codes), regarding the keyboard setting and screen settings etc., if needed, and off you go. I did not go any further at the time because my wireless card had no available driver so it was not of use to me at the time (wired ethernet internet is native, so that always works).

    I would really love to figure it out again though, because even XP is just too buggy IMO, especially slower and slower start up and shut down wait times ... and for security concerns (I could use the Linux machine for all banking activities). I like W2K, since it has been extremely stable and reliable on my machines, but would prefer a dual XP boot with Ubuntu or something similar, since some recent applications will not work with W2K. It just takes a lot of time to figure out all the drivers needed, and a full install of Linux is a bit more involved than Knoppix, so it's not really an "impulse" thing.

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    Kex, the newest distros are pretty much insert CD, select what you want to install and then run. You might have to configure your wireless card but they do now have prebuilt modules for many of them. Check if your card is supported, and if not, go buy a $10 wireless card that is. Advanced things like servers still need configuring but even those come with preset defaults that might only require minor tweaking.

    I thin it took me about 4 hours to install a system from scratch with Apache (webserver), postfix/dovecot/squirrelmail (mail server + webmail), Samba/kerberos (file, domain server) and Mono (for .NET support). I can access it from work, and run GUI's (not VNC) as well as command line (something you can't do with Windows). Oh, and I did also install MediaTomb, haven't tried it yet how it works with PS3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sami View Post
    Kex, the newest distros are pretty much insert CD, select what you want to install and then run. You might have to configure your wireless card but they do now have prebuilt modules for many of them. Check if your card is supported, and if not, go buy a $10 wireless card that is. Advanced things like servers still need configuring but even those come with preset defaults that might only require minor tweaking. ...
    It sounds as though a lot has changed in a few years! My new laptop wireless card is probably supported, but it also has a fingerprint reader which may not be, especially the Omnipass software (I love it, unforunately, for storing login ID's and passwords). In any case, it sounds as though I should try Ubuntu on the old laptop again, which uses an PC card wireless device anyway, so replacing that would not be difficult, to say the least. Thanks for the heads up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzy View Post
    I've been running 10 for a week or two now. One big change, if you use virtualization, is this is the next big step on the road to the dropping of Xen and the implementation of it's replacement.

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    Fedora 10 doesn't work with my onboard video, it does not install and locks... that's weird and most unexpected.

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