Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh
Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed
Today, I played with Ubuntu for the first time after installing it last night.
How is it? I'm tempted to install it on my new laptop dual booting it along with Windows 7.
I know i'm late to reply, but been busy lately.
I don't know...it's different, it's kinda fun to play with. Considering I got a free PC from a buddy of mine because he was tired of messing with it (it's not top of the line, but can still handle everything I would throw at it).
AMD 64 X2 3.0GHz
4 gig of ram
Watercooling ( I still don't like the idea of water in a pc)
Big gaming case, fans and venting everywhere.
The vista key on the side of it might still be good, but I don't have any discs to use to reinstall, so I formatted the drive ( it was toast because of programs, registry errors and all that jazz.....blue screen before Windows, boot loops) and made a Ubuntu disc with my laptop
Tossed it in, let it do it's thing, and it runs like a dream. The oddities with the system that are hard to get used to are that there really isn't "drivers
". So, the SLI 8800GTS's ( yes, it was a gaming PC) are pretty much worthless now. I took one card out just to save some power since there's no use for them both now. Trying to cross-reference programs to what I'm used to in Windows is kind of tough. So far, the nicest thing about it is that it sees all of the hardware, and it "just works". No runaround of getting drivers and configuring everything....it's just instantly there and working.
It's fun though, diving into something new(for me anyway). And since the PC was free, and runs fine (motherboard does have some issues though; the onboard LAN just doesn't even show up at all. It's like they aren't even there. Got an old network card from work for free to put in it), what better thing to do than to throw a free OS on it.