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27 Mar 2010   #11
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Been running Ubuntu 9.10 for a little over a week now and I have to say its the best ever.

Just thought I'd share that.
Best ever compared to...?
Well, computationally, it beats the heck out of mashed potatos.
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27 Mar 2010   #12
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Just a quick addition - I put in a DVD (Lady and the Tramp - love that movie) and the only thing Linux Mint asked was whether I wanted to use the default player. Said "yes", and away it went - no downloading anything.

It did offer some options for other players, but my hard rule for any Linux is that it has to work out of the box, and it did, again.
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27 Mar 2010   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
but my hard rule for any Linux is that it has to work out of the box, and it did, again.
I'm glad that Linux Mint did work for you.

You do realize though why most Linux distros are unable and unwilling to automatically play back these formats automatically for you, right? It's a philosophical principal and helps to legally keep that price at zero. Part of the reason that Windows costs money is to pay for these codecs and such to playback these files. There is actually a fair amount of concern over the legality of using Linux Mint for people in many countries...including the United States. (where I am).

One of the beauties of Linux is that there are tons of distros and each fill needs...so you can almost always find one which is perfect for what you want. Just as you found with Linux Mint...if Ubuntu cannot do it automatically, Mint can.
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27 Mar 2010   #14
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I've been thinking of throwing Linux onto my netbook lately but wasn't sure if it was the best idea or not.
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27 Mar 2010   #15
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

I really love the way most of the posters have responded to this thread. I like seeing that people aren't so locked up into one OS that they think that their primary OS's poop doesn't stink. I loathe the fan boy mentality. Each operating system has it's place and they all can coexist depending on what the end user's preference is.

I don't like OSX but I am not going to say that Windows pawns it because that is only from my perspective. Some people find that it works best for them and that's fine.
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27 Mar 2010   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antharr View Post
I really love the way most of the posters have responded to this thread.
I've enjoyed this thread as well because it hasn't turned into a mine is better than yours argument. I truly think there is plenty of space in the market for both Windows and Linux. I know that I personally use them both and love them both and wouldn't want to be stuck without either.
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27 Mar 2010   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi pp,

Is there a link to your blog?

I am sure many will be interested.

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I've got a small blog site that I maintain that walks through setting up a majority of the common stuff that everybody wants to have for Ubuntu 9.10. It does java, MP3's, DVD playback, etc. Once you know some of the tricks and secrets, it's not all that hard.
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27 Mar 2010   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oops, yeah sorry I forgot to post it.
PatBuntu

I just realized that I never updated that after Ubuntu 8.10...but I did create a setup guide on another one of my forums that covered Ubuntu 9.10. I will work on getting that posted to my blogpost tomorrow.
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27 Mar 2010   #19
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigseb View Post
Been running Ubuntu 9.10 for a little over a week now and I have to say its the best ever.

Just thought I'd share that.
Best ever compared to...?
Microsoft for starters...
Fair enough. It will be interesting to see if you still feel the same after using it for an extended period of time
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27 Mar 2010   #20
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Alright, I just updated my blog to include my latest setup guide...which is unfortunately for Ubuntu 9.04. I never got around to writing one for 9.10. However, I setup my 9.10 box using my guide for 9.04...so 95% of it is applicable and shouldn't be much of an issue.

I'm going to wait for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx). For those who aren't aware, Ubuntu 10.04 is going to be an LTS (Long Term Support Release) meaning that you got 3 full years of support from the date of release for the desktop and 5 years for the server version.

Also, the Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 1 was just released. So, if you want to see what is coming down the pipe...give it a download (675MB) and try it out on a virtual machine. http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/10.04/
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