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Ubuntu Linux

Jamey

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#1
If you are sick of being stuck with Windows, I personally recommend you try Ubuntu Linux. It is completely free, well-supported and fast. I use it daily for all of my needs: word processing, web surfing, emailing, burnings CDs and so on. If you are a gamer, however, you will still need Windows to play those 3D 'blockbuster' type games, simply because game developers don't make games for anything but Windows these days.

Ubuntu is great because it can't get adware, spyware, viruses, trojans, dialers, popups, worms and so on, it's completely immune. It is also far more secure, stable, fast and ethical than any version of Microsoft Windows ever released. It works on the same computers as Windows does and really does feel like a 'breath of fresh air'. I absolutely adore it, and I truely believe even the most Windows-loving geeks should give it a go. :D
 
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imported_Mike

#2
Darn right Jamey,

Ubuntu rocks. I gave one of the FREE CD'S to the college Technician and he has started using it. Hopefully he will put it all around college.

I ordered 30 more the other week, just hope customs don’t get hold of them :)

Give it a go if you haven’t already, and you don’t need to format your pc or have a spare one lying around.. You can just use the Ubuntu Live CD which runs Ubuntu off the CD Rom :p

Mike x
 

Jamey

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#3
Maybe he could try out Edubuntu, looks really promising for schools, colleges and universities.

I've got 60 disc sets of the current version and 30 of the old version still! :p
 

kthdsn

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#4
I recommend it too, I use ubuntu on my laptop and although I had to change some sound configuration thingies it works very well. I use it for general surfing/officy things as well as a server. It handles both better than windows ever did. Its great, everyone should use it, or at least give it a try :D
 
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#6
I'd recommend it here too. Great package and community support.

Ubuntu has what is so often lacking in the GNU/Linux workd - it just works - you don't have to mess about with it if you don't want to.


Andy
 
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imported_Mike

#7
jpagel,

Quickbooks wont run on it, but you can get around it. You can download and install some free software which allows you to have another virtual OS. eg, Windows, and install Quickbooks on windows whilst running Ubuntu.

There is built in software to burn cds/dvds :D

Mike
 

PriceChild

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Jan 22, 2006
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#9
Thankyou soooo much for introducing me to ubuntu on the last forums.

I now only rarely boot windows, ubuntu taking care of wireless, bluetooth, adsl usb modem and everything else.

Games such as doom3 and quake 4 with their native installers run at twice the fps at very high quality settings... it even runs near perfect under "Ultra". I love the repository system making it so easy to find better software than its windows counterparts.

GET UBUNTU NOWWWW!!!
 

kthdsn

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#11
I use gnucash, its really easy to use and i prefer it to quicken (haven't used quickbooks before) because it has less annoying features noone ever uses and it just works nicely. Mind you so does everything else on ubuntu :)
 

Cooper

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#12
i had this on ma laptop for like a week then got bored.. so put windows back on .. then realised how much i missed it :p .. lol pwns :p (word of the day)
 

Cooper

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#14
ubuntu was kick a** i spent ages downloading it .. when it was on the lappy which is now broken .. droped it or summet screen is now botched lol .. but i liked ubuntu .. we did a day in college installing it as part of our course :D ..
tutor was ghey and didnt let me do it .. cuase he wanted all the people who where clueless to do it .. not fair.. :*( ahh well ..
may just go on ma pc again .. :D
 

kthdsn

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#15
Woohoo I converted someone this week, who in turn converted someone else. The only thing is now I've got to help both of them anytime they get stuck!
 

Boomshanka

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#18
Ubuntu is amazing when you get the beryl addon its abot 10x vista

only problems ive got is i wiped windows off when i installed and now grub is the major bootloader and it dont like windows exe. attal even under wine (windows emulator)

pros:
runs vvvvv fast
looks cool with beryl (check youtube)
dose all the work for you
it just works
easy to instal
its free

cons:
hard to remove
wont play most games without lots of codeing
some grafix cards arnt supported
you realy do have to trust somethings are working

just remember to back up your windows when you install its a os in the making so you will have to do alot of work in the beginning to get all the extras in your slots working it is linux based so some things wont work like they do in wondows

i now use ubuntu on my entertainment center with a projector it looks and works amizingly tho i have a seperate gaming mashine

good luck