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

21 Oct 2009   #11
Teerex

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

I've never had the stamina to stay with Linux too long. I guess I'm just too lazy to learn the language of a new 'console'.

It does tempt me from time to time to try anew, but I usually dissuade myself - 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?

Linux is a livesaver sometimes though, there is that sweet miniature build that saves your ass when you lock yourself out from an account on a computer you rarely use, because you forgot the password..
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21 Oct 2009   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Same here. 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.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
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   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
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.
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21 Oct 2009   #13
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Looks impressive. Im gonna try it when its out of beta.
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21 Oct 2009   #14
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Same here. 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

+1 I've already rad that, and isn't it supposed to be some HUGE speed improvements...? And i use Ubuntu 9.04(waiting for public release of 9.10) until i install it into my VM. I just use UBUNTU as like a cloud os ^^. I do understand the basics of its language the sudo apt... etc. etc. But i just like it because for some wierd reason Chrome(or Chromium) Developers x64 is amazingly speedy on it! So UBUNTU is internet... Win7 is games/typing/school work
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14 Dec 2009   #15
kemo

Ubuntu 10.10 64bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

not a lot of linux talk here, but anywho... I had 9.10 on pc's that are connected via wireless, they simply won't connect to networks even though they can see them. 9.04 still works like a charm, I use it to play quake live and what not. The only time I venture onto my 7 hard drive or partition on my gaming rig is if I cant get games or videos to work on linux. OR... if I'm trying to figure out if my BSOD issue is solved like I am now
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