Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh
BTW, what's new in the 9.10 version?
The new version includes EXT4 as default file system (it's faster). Grub2 is now the bootloader system. The UbuntuOne client is built it (it's a dropbox style clone to sync data to the cloud). The instant messaging client is now Empathy..which replaced Pidgin. Finally, there is the kernel mode setting which allows the kernel to control the graphics at the console rather than an X11 driver.
What's New in Ubuntu 9.10 | WorksWithU
Quote: Originally Posted by Tews
Then I found Windows 7...
Yeah, I found Windows 7 too. It's very nice. But sometimes...well....it's just Windows and works just like other versions of Windows and it's what everybody uses. Sometimes I enjoy the challenges of figuring out alternative ways of accomplishing the same tasks.
Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex
I mean, what's the point in spending hours to set up a dual boot, configure this and that, for an OS I wanted to use just to see a minute of Compiz in action?
I agree, it's not worth the effort if that is all that you hope to get out of it. You can just watch a YouTube video if that is what you want to see.
For me, I've got multiple computers at home. My primary box for gaming and Windows is running Windows 7. My wife's laptop is on Vista and always stays that way since I've already paid for it and it works. My other machines often run Linux exclusively as I don't have to license them, activate them, etc.
With regards to my work laptop, I have to dual boot as I need Vista to do my job. So, I usually boot into Vista at work, but then at night when at home, i almost always boot into Linux and just use that. Since I often use my laptop as an internet appliance in the evenings, it's nice to surf with relative safety from all viruses, trojans, malware, spyware and the like. Plus, with far less stuff installed, the Linux box is just flat out faster to boot and operate than my Vista load. And my battery life seems quite excellent as well.