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Windows 7: Ubuntu 10.04 Final

05 May 2010   #21

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Yes, you can triple-boot 7, Vista, and Ubuntu (with or without Wubi). If you use Wubi, it adds Ubuntu to the Windows Boot Screen.

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05 May 2010   #22

windows 7
 
 

I've been running it since the release through wubi. OS seems pretty stable. I can not get the effects to take in compiz, but the cube and everything works fine. I am running an ATI 5770 which they say is supported with the flgrx drivers but no help in fourms yet. Alot of new updates come out today so maybe my fix will be in there, one other thing I found I had problems with is the you tube viewer in totem but the bbc worked fine. Guess I am just going to have to play around with it some more.
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05 May 2010   #23

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamer 101 View Post
I've been running it since the release through wubi. OS seems pretty stable. I can not get the effects to take in compiz, but the cube and everything works fine. I am running an ATI 5770 which they say is supported with the flgrx drivers but no help in fourms yet. Alot of new updates come out today so maybe my fix will be in there, one other thing I found I had problems with is the you tube viewer in totem but the bbc worked fine. Guess I am just going to have to play around with it some more.
If you just let Wubi install Ubuntu without running it with the "--32bit" variable, it installed the 64-bit version, which is not as stable or compatible as the 32-bit version. Unlike with Windows, at this point you'll want to stay x86 with Linux.
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06 May 2010   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Is that the general view? That the 64 bit version is not stable?
It's a pity if so, I've been using 64 bit since XP

John
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06 May 2010   #25

 

I'd say that the Ubuntu 10.x x64 is not as stable - but plenty of other distros *are* stable at x64. I would not say *Linux* x64 in general has a problem with x64.
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06 May 2010   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
I'd say that the Ubuntu 10.x x64 is not as stable - but plenty of other distros *are* stable at x64. I would not say *Linux* x64 in general has a problem with x64.
Agreed. We run tons of CentOS 64-bit servers at work and they are stable.

However, for my desktops, I've generally stuck to 32-bit versions. Of course, I've been on Windows 32 bit until Windows 7 too. It's just been easier as most of the web tutorials and such assume 32-bit versions...so if you keep things consistent here, it's often easier to configure new things.
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06 May 2010   #27

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Yes, I should have clarified. For desktop use (Linux), you'll want to stick to 32-bit, but not necessarily for server use. The reason I say this is because a lot of packages just won't work inside a 64-bit environment. I've had personal experience with this, and installing the 32-bit solved my problems.
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06 May 2010   #28

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hmmn. I'm pretty sold on 64 bit so I might try the x64 in a triple boot and report back if I get problems.
Maybe this latest release will have fixed some of the problems as 64 bit seems to be the way to go and I've found x64 in Windows to be much more stable than x86.
This certainly seemed true with Vista. I installed x64 Vista as soon as it came out and friends installed the 32 bit version.
They seemed to have very bad experiences, especially at first, but mine was plain sailing all the way
I was also looking at Linux Mint but I think it is basically Ubuntu in a different outfit so the latest release will be based on the previous Ubuntu release I think.

I'll give it some thought
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06 May 2010   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
I've found x64 in Windows to be much more stable than x86.
I haven't really found much difference. I have a desktop at work and at home on 64-bit Windows 7...and my work laptop is on Windows 7 32-bit and they are all stable. I cannot move my laptop to 64-bit...as our CheckPoint VPN client will not work and allow me to connect remotely...which somewhat defeats the entire point of the laptop.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
I was also looking at Linux Mint but I think it is basically Ubuntu in a different outfit so the latest release will be based on the previous Ubuntu release I think.
Mint is just a re-spin of Ubuntu which the multimedia codecs installed by default.

My 32-bit Ubuntu running on a test box with 8GB of RAM installed with the PAE kernel and shows all 8GB of RAM
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06 May 2010   #30

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

What I was trying to say is 64-bit Windows is not the same as 64-bit Ubuntu. It works for Windows, and I use it and love it, but for Linux it's a compatibility nightmare.
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