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Windows 7: Ubuntu Advice

10 Sep 2010   #11
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

See if your USB wireless has a linux driver.
You might also be able to use an ndiswrapper:
SourceForge.net: ndiswrapper


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10 Sep 2010   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The easiest ways, by far to use Ubuntu is to either use the LiveCD (which doesn't save your settings) or run Ubuntu in a virtual machine. I prefer the virtual machine, because you download the .iso already, so you only need to install something like VirtualBox and you are ready to go. This way, I'm not interfering with my main system's OS.
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10 Sep 2010   #13
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
See if your USB wireless has a linux driver.
You might also be able to use an ndiswrapper:
SourceForge.net: ndiswrapper
Damn, my device isn't supported. Not to worry. I'll just poke about for the meantime and see what it has to offer.
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10 Sep 2010   #14
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Got to love the Wubi installer. If you don't like uninstall, all things go back to once before!
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10 Sep 2010   #15
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylehimself View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
See if your USB wireless has a linux driver.
You might also be able to use an ndiswrapper:
SourceForge.net: ndiswrapper
Damn, my device isn't supported. Not to worry. I'll just poke about for the meantime and see what it has to offer.
Sorry about that. That's why I wanted you to check. You still might be able to user the wrapper.

I have Ubuntu installed on a workstation and on vmwareplayer. I like to use it for network diagnostics. It can run a ton of software, like GIMP, Pidgin, OpenOffice, etc. Plus I like to compile FF and other programs. It's (can I say this?) fun.
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10 Sep 2010   #16
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Lemur, from what I seen it looks like a really nice OS. The fact it's free... Oh my!
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10 Sep 2010   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
I have Ubuntu installed on a workstation and on vmwareplayer. I like to use it for network diagnostics. It can run a ton of software, like GIMP, Pidgin, OpenOffice, etc. Plus I like to compile FF and other programs. It's (can I say this?) fun.
Yeah, I use Linux a fair amount at home. It's nice to know what you can do without being limited by Microsoft licensing and cost.
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10 Sep 2010   #18
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

So I have another wireless usb that is supported. Can somebody advice how to install please? I've located the inf and sys files from the Vista machine it is installed on.

Thanks.
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11 Sep 2010   #19
OneSerious

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Got the new USB adapter working. I'm posting via Ubuntu now! Really nice operating system. Can anybody suggest some helpful or fun apps? Cheers guys.
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11 Sep 2010   #20
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Linux is not like Windows, where right after you install, you need to get applications. Most user apps are built right in. What type of application your looking for?

Play around with Compiz, and desktops, get the all to famous CUBE.
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