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Windows 7: Sick of Windows, need a different OS idea.

27 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Sick of Windows, need a different OS idea.

Hi.

I'm absolutely sick of Windows. It's not bad, it's just that it's sluggish and I just want something new. I'd be more than happy to dual boot.

Anyway, I've tried using Ubuntu/Linux but I just hate the way it 'feels'. I've tried Android and Chromium but I don't get all of the features I'd like. The only one that I think I'd like would be OSX. I've got a copy of Leopard but I can't seem to get it working (send me a message if you'd like to know more).

Does anyone know of some secret OS that is really really awesome? Let me know
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27 Feb 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

LinuxMint12 GNOME or KDE is pretty good. You could also try Zorin for something completely different if you like.

Regards,
Golden
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27 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

LinuxMint12 GNOME or KDE is pretty good. You could also try Zorin for something completely different if you like.

Regards,
Golden
Zorin looks great. I'll give it a shot, thanks!
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28 Feb 2012   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jloc View Post
Hi.

I'm absolutely sick of Windows. It's not bad, it's just that it's sluggish and I just want something new. I'd be more than happy to dual boot.
This would explain the sluggish:


DualCore Intel Pentium D 930, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
3x512MB DDR2
WD10EARS-00Y5B1


Some of the distros with less intensive Window Managers would help here.
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28 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

The slowness in your system is down to the amount of memory you have installed. 1.5GB is low for Windows 7 (although it can run, albeit slowly, on less). With a low amount of memory as you have, the paging (swap) file is used more than it would be with a greater amount of RAM and, as the HDD is markedly slower than RAM, this will manifest itself as a slowing down of your computer.

Conclusion: I would consider increasing the amount of RAM, making sure that it matches.
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28 Feb 2012   #6

 
 

The EARS is also a 5,400rpm Eco drive. They're not really suited for OS use.
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28 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you do decide to upgrade your RAM as Dwarf suggests, download and run Crucial's memory scanner, which will suggest the best configuration for your computer.

SDRAM, DDR2 and DDR RAM memory upgrades from Crucial.com
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28 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

LinuxMint12 GNOME or KDE is pretty good. You could also try Zorin for something completely different if you like.

Regards,
Golden
+1 for Mint and Zorin
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28 Feb 2012   #9

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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01 Mar 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Im a little late here, but what hell. Its true what other people said, Its you Hardware not your software. I really hate when people are quick to blame windows, not their actual computer.
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