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Old 05-09-08, 01:12 AM   #1
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Default Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Experiences

I recently lucked into purchasing a nice little pc. The processor was an AMD 3800+ and it had 512mb DDR2 as well as a 120GB harddrive and a Cd/Dvd burner. The problem was that it was loaded with Vista Basic. I can only see that as pure insanity and so the idea to experiment and load up linux came to mind. Typically I have only fooled with live CD's and such.

I was quite pleased that it was painless to install by reformatting the drive. Ubuntu really runs great even with only 512mb of Ram. I managed to install the restricted Nvidia drivers as well as enough codecs to play whatever I needed too. So far I am very happy with Linux. It seems a better then the 7.10 release as well. I may be a bit of a linux noob but it is very interesting and evena bit fun. What does everyone else think so far?

Gaming Computer:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE 3.2GHz | GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 | OCZ Reaper HPC (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 | 1024MB Nvidia Geforce 550Ti | Western Digital 750 GB SATA HD | Western Digital 500GB SATA HD | Visiontek Killer 2100 | Creative Xi Fi Fata1ity | Ultra X3 600 Watt ATX Power Supply | Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Windows 8 Rig:
AMD Phenom 9750 | 2x1024MB PC-6400 DDR2 | Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX+ | Seagate 80GB ATA HD |17" Samsung | Windows 8 Preview 32-bit

Gaming Laptop:
AMD Phenom II X4 N970 | 2x4096MB DDR3 | AMD Radeon HD 6650M 1GB DDR3 VRAM | OCZ Solid State HardDrive | Killer 2100 Wireless N | 15.6 HD LED LCD | Blu-ray Drive | Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit | Ubuntu 11.04

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