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Windows 7: Linux is trying to kill me. Really.

14 Mar 2010   #21
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

its amazing how little ram win 7 can work with, i saw vista happily chew up my (then) 1Gb of ram and come back for more, when i upgraded it was using 1.5 easily, by contrast even with a quite resource hungry AV on, Win 7 seems to settle at about 1.1 on boot
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14 Mar 2010   #22
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
512MB on 7? That would be one step from going backwards. As for Linux I use it on an old laptop for downloading and a little bit of C programming. I prefer 7, just because its well, 7. GCC works reasonably well too. I can't be bothered with virtualization - 7 has a permanent exclamation mark offline due to the network adaptor, assuming that the program works properly, USB and all.
The thing that kept me from feeling at home on Linux was the text editors. I came from Dos/Windows/OS2. On Linux I had to think about physically doing the editing rather than the text or code I was writing. The only time I really relaxed programming was when I tried Kylix. Just because the editing keys were the same. If I had started out with Emacs or vi it would be another story.

Still, it sure is a great platform for boot discs.

btw while on the mixed OS subject, if anyone has used the Linux Boot Diskette that booted the Linux installation from the HD, you can do the same thing for Windows with a USB key. Check out the BootLand site. Somewhere on there, if you search MilesAhead you should find where I ask for links to how to set it up. It's pretty cool. If your boot manager program on the HD gets hosed, you insert the USB stick and boot it. You get the same boot manager menu, just like the way Linux did it.
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14 Mar 2010   #23
jay817

vista 32bit
 
 

Linux is trying to kill me. Really.-screenshot.png
I Have been trying linux for a little bit and like to use virtualbox when trying a new distribution and depending on how i get on with it will depend if i duel boot it with windows 7 and i am currently duel booting with ubuntu


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14 Mar 2010   #24
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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I Have been trying linux for a little bit and like to use virtualbox when trying a new distribution and depending on how i get on with it will depend if i duel boot it with windows 7 and i am currently duel booting with ubuntu
Hi Jay, looking at the picture, it doesnt look like you're using Ubuntu. How did you change the old ugly yellow color?
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14 Mar 2010   #25
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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I Have been trying linux for a little bit and like to use virtualbox when trying a new distribution and depending on how i get on with it will depend if i duel boot it with windows 7 and i am currently duel booting with ubuntu
Hi Jay, looking at the picture, it doesnt look like you're using Ubuntu. How did you change the old ugly yellow color?
Its the new Default theme rolling out for 10.04. One of two actually.

You could always change the colors though.
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14 Mar 2010   #26
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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I Have been trying linux for a little bit and like to use virtualbox when trying a new distribution and depending on how i get on with it will depend if i duel boot it with windows 7 and i am currently duel booting with ubuntu
Hi Jay, looking at the picture, it doesnt look like you're using Ubuntu. How did you change the old ugly yellow color?
Its the new Default theme rolling out for 10.04. One of two actually.

You could always change the colors though.
I m eagerly waiting to try the Lucid beta.
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14 Mar 2010   #27
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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Hi Jay, looking at the picture, it doesnt look like you're using Ubuntu. How did you change the old ugly yellow color?
Its the new Default theme rolling out for 10.04. One of two actually.

You could always change the colors though.
I m eagerly waiting to try the Lucid beta.
As am I. 4 days till its released.
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14 Mar 2010   #28
stevieray

windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

A few months ago I decided to try Linux as well.

First I tried Ubuntu. I could never get the graphics to work right... whenever I closed a window, the space where the window was would stay black. I figured it was because the computer was old, with an old onboard graphics chip, and couldn't handle the latest Ubuntu.

So then I tried Fedora, and it worked great... until I tried to wirelessly connect to the internet. It would connect for a few minutes, and then it would crowd out all of my other pc and freeze them out, even the wired ones, and then it would freeze itself out of the internet. Nobody on any Fedora sites ever heard of such a thing, and no matter which drivers I tried, the damn thing would freeze my router.

So I gave up. Maybe I'll try mint one of these days.
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14 Mar 2010   #29
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

@stevieray

I tried Ubuntu for a couple of days. I didn't understand what the buzz wuzz. I felt much more confident using Mandrake, or Red Hat, or Slackware. I think the distro that came up with least hassle where everything worked was Mandrake 9.1.

I've heard Mandriva, as they call it now, is still good. Seems like all these Linux flavors keep popping up where you "don't have to know anything" to use it, then they go away and another flavor pops up, that's not really solid.

I'll say one thing for Slackware 3.0. Sometimes you ripped your hair out installing and configuring stuff, and sometimes you had to spend a lot of time compiling kernels with custom modules.. but once you got something to work, it just didn't break. Then when they added journaling file systems, well that was cheating!! Way too easy!! Never even have to run fsck with those!!

But I think a lot of people are trying these dumbed down flavors and wondering what was so great about this Linux stuff they heard about. You have to take a running start, plant the pole, and clear the bar. Setting up a set of stairs next to the pole vault just ain't the same.
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15 Mar 2010   #30
jay817

vista 32bit
 
 

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Its the new Default theme rolling out for 10.04. One of two actually.

You could always change the colors though.
I m eagerly waiting to try the Lucid beta.
As am I. 4 days till its released.
Same i was trying 10..4 alpha 3 out but messed up somthing also still alittle buggy and had 9.10 on usb so i just put that on for now and use the 10.4 theme thursday beta1 install
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