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Ok, this is more for the half dozen or so hard-core geeks and programmers who inhabit the forum, who will doubtless understand why Uncle Tez is rather excited by this breaking news.

 

Linux has been infinitely stable, and in almost every respect superior, to Windows or OS X for years now, but this latest development just ups the ante, especially for those of us who - for whatever reason - either have to or prefer to keep their systems up and running for most of the time.

 

And given the unwieldy architecture of Windows and OS X, I can see this continuing to be a Linux-only advantage for a long time to come.

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This may surprize Uncle Tez, but I have never used linux :p. Can you provide me with links to download what is necessary and easiest to multi-boot? (and any online resources that may be useful)

 

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personally i tend to use unbuntu for linux, its the easyest one ive found to install and update and allows you to test it without installing it by booting off the cd


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personally i tend to use unbuntu for linux, its the easyest one ive found to install and update and allows you to test it without installing it by booting off the cd

 

Indeed, and in answer to locutus' query, here's a big fat downloady type link.

 

Download it, run it, love it. Welcome to the world of Open Source goodness...

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Surfing from Ubuntu now :D


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Surfing from Ubuntu now :D

 

And how are you surfing from Ubuntu right now, only a few hours after being given the link and without touching your computer's currently installed system? Oh yes, because Ubuntu will happily run itself straight off a live CD or USB stick without touching the installed OS, that's why!

 

If you install the system, one of the first things you'll probably want to add is the Wine project. This allows Ubuntu to install and run native Windows programs within itself, which it does rather well. Not everything is available yet, but the vast majority is, and the list is growing fast.

 

How much is Wine? Oh yes, free of course. Part of the beauty of Ubuntu is its core philosophy of keeping everything open source and free. No licenses, no DRM, and no handing wadges of cash to Micro$oft. Just a clean, efficient, usable system that doesn't get corrupted or want to reboot itself every time you change it.

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If I download Ubuntu, does it affect any of my installed programs?


 

 

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Nope. You can run the entire operating system (albeit a little more slowly, obviously) straight off the CD. When/if you install, you get the option of installing as a dual boot, so your current operating system and all its programs won't be touched.

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My lappy has only got 512mb of ram so it's slow enough. Think I'll leave it till my newy comes. I can't beleive it, my dad is nearly 75 and his laptop is about 100 times faster than mine:D.


 

 

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it won't slow your current OS down any more, and you may find it runs faster for you! Your problem will probably be hard drive space!


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I'm surfing from Vista but I do have a Linux server (Fedora Core) which runs for many months on end without problems


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I'd expect the 100% uptime even when updating the core files will appeal to businesses.


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Ubuntu saved my life 4 yrs ago when my (previous) PC crashed big style with all my files on.

(Some were backed up, but not hours and hours of work I did before the crash.)

Just stick the USB/CD/floppy in with Ubuntu on, and you can find your windows files and drag them onto a USB stick to rescue them.

Great system!

 

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i am a big fan of ubuntu But as far as i know it doesnt support blu-ray yet, when it does i will fully install it, have been running ubuntu since 2007. fast and secure


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