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Windows 7: Windows 7 is here in 2 days, and I'm on Ubuntu again :)

20 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 is here in 2 days, and I'm on Ubuntu again :)

Ok, so I haven't totally ditched Windows 7...but considering how few problems I have had and the fact that I have been running it for quite some time on my home computer, I decided to start playing around with the new Ubuntu 9.10 Beta release on my work laptop.

Thus far, everything is going very smootly. Running Ubuntu 9.10 32-bit on my Dell E6400 laptop and about 30 minutes into it, the box is installed, patched, sound, Nvidia video and broadcom wireless is working. My IRC clients are setup, my Instant Messengers configured, my plug-ins for Firefox installed, video codecs and flash player installed. Movies are playing in VLC, MP3's play, I'm connected to my Windows shares. All of this without any cdkeys or activation. You gotta love that.

I know that most of us are die-hard Windows fanatics, but I know we have some Linux fans here as well. It's good stuff.
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20 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm waiting for the new edition to be publicly available. Then I'll use it on a VM.
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20 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I think it's 9 more days until it's officially out. I maintain a Comprehensive Setup guide for Ubuntu on a number of forums, so I usually start working on it a week or two out to try to get some of the new changes covered so that I can just do a run through with the final release and make sure all is working. Thus far, it's much the same as before....however I have had to rework a few things. (new file system by default = ext4, new grub (now grub2) and my cdripper of choice (grip) is no longer being maintained and has been removed from the distro....so now using rubyripper).
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20 Oct 2009   #4

7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.16385
 
 

I also on Ubuntu 9.10, and running Ubunbtu since 7.04 I just love it, but in fact Im linked to Windows because of most of the programas I use.

I just love Ubunbtu 9.10 but I prefer KDE
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21 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

...and on the 29th i'm going to mission viejo to the microsoft store grand opening...
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21 Oct 2009   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
I'm waiting for the new edition to be publicly available. Then I'll use it on a VM.
Same here. BTW, what's new in the 9.10 version?
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21 Oct 2009   #7

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i was playing around with a puppy live disc on a friends pc yesterday, as his xp wouldn't boot.

he was totally fed up with xp, so i talked him into trying out linux mint (which is heavily based on ubuntu, but comes with codecs and fonts etc) - again, the install well flawlessly, and my friend seems to be enjoying it so far...
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21 Oct 2009   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Ubuntu since 7/04 ... It does whatever I throw at it, though its not for the faint of heart... You have to be willing to put some time and effort into getting it setup just the way you want it. The biggest problem I've had so far was editing the xorg.conf file, but once that was done, well, all I could do was say ... shi*z!!

Then I found Windows 7...
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21 Oct 2009   #9

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

man, don't talk to me about xorg.conf...
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21 Oct 2009   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hahahaha... Et tu Brutus??
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