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Old 12-25-05, 10:24 PM   #13
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Tell us when you decide to come back to Windows. :-D
The first couple of weeks are hard but after that its awsome
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Old 12-26-05, 03:48 AM   #14
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You should never switch to Linux just because you don't like Windows.
I agree. Alot of people switch to linux as an alternative to windows and then crap on about how it sux because they are too used to using windows.

Switch to linux because you love linux not because you hate windows.
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Old 12-26-05, 02:05 PM   #15
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I might stop useing windows and get Linux.

Why you might ask would a Windows fanboy switch to Linux?
Because I am tired of Windows forcing me to upgrade when a new version comes out(like Vista) i mean i will be upgrading any ways but i dont want to be upgrading on the whim of an OS.

The thing is I dont know where to start.

What version of Linux 64bit(needs to be free if it can) should I get

What do I need to get to run games (UT2004, FarCry, FEAR, Doom3, COD2, Starwars Battlefront 2 and so on) on Linux 64bit.

What do i need to run windows apps(needed becuase of NetZero software)

Also what kind of performance can i expect on Linux compaired to windows
Good luck, I'll give you max. of 7 days before switching back.
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Old 12-27-05, 09:35 AM   #16
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Switch to linux because you love linux not because you hate windows.
But you can't learn to love Linux unless you try it.

Actually, if you can it might be best to try a Live CD first and get a feel for how things work in Linux. It does take some getting used to, as does any new OS. I started out with a SuSE Live CD and I was so impressed in the first weekend that I repartitioned my hard drive and did a full install within three days. Even the Live CD was running almost as fast as XP on my hard drive, and it had to load everything from the disk (YMMV, not everything in Linux is going to be as fast as Windows).
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Old 12-27-05, 06:16 PM   #17
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[quote=nemecb]But you can't learn to love Linux unless you try it. QUOTE]

true true, However, I loved linux wayy before I actually installed it. All the reading, screenshots, comments on forums about it made me love it instantly.

But just saying dont switch to linux just because you dont like windows, Its not for everyone.

If you have an old pc (i dunno a pentium II 200mhz or something). You could bring it out of the closet & install linux on it. Linux will run on the crappiest machine you can find (wish I could say the same for windows ). LiveCDs are good but its not quite the same as a proper linux install.
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Old 12-29-05, 03:04 PM   #18
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My experience with Linux began 6 years ago when I was 15. It was an alternative to Windows ME for me (dual boot) so it was pretty good. In the end I got bored with it and installed Windows 2000. Once Windows 2000 finally peed me off for the final time, I formatted the whole disk and installed Mandrake 9.0

5-6 years later and I'm still using a pure Linux installation on this, my main rig. In the same way as frustrated first-time Linux users go back to windows for a few months, I can't use Windows now, it just irritates me to the core.

It's my computer, so I choose the software, not Mr $$$

I'm glad NVidia support us.

I use cedega for Steam games but that's about it, Quake 4, UT2004, UT etc all work. There are other games available too like Serious Sam 2 but I don't have that yet :P
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i will be dual booting windows and ubuntu
i need to learn to use Linux better any ways
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Old 01-11-06, 11:29 PM   #20
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I highly recommend kanotix (derived from knoppix - but faster!). It runs like a finetuned german sportscar, and the comparison is valid, because a german guy made it. It runs from a liveCD and will easily install to your harddrive. It's optimized for 586, but when you learn to recompile and optimize your kernel, you can make it boot almost as fast as windows XP.

EDIT: - but better. I've been using linux for a bout a year now. And I can never go back to windows. The learning curve in linux is steeper, but it's definetly woth it.
http://kanotix.com/Downloads.html

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Old 01-16-06, 11:35 PM   #21
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ok right now i am trying to decide bettween Ubuntu 5.1 and Fedora Core 3

which one will performe better and which is more user friendly

right now i am using Ubuntu but am willing to switch to FC3

also what DVD play back software works the best
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Old 01-16-06, 11:39 PM   #22
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Either would be fine. If you're okay with Ubuntu then you might as well keep using it. For DVD software Xine works well, but you may need to find a way to install libdvdcss (which is illegal according to the DMCA so it can't be included in most Linux distributions. Terrific).
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Old 01-18-06, 10:05 AM   #23
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ok right now i am trying to decide bettween Ubuntu 5.1 and Fedora Core 3

which one will performe better and which is more user friendly

right now i am using Ubuntu but am willing to switch to FC3

also what DVD play back software works the best
DVD Play back software? can be a pain
try mplayer http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html

I think FC3 will be alot more friendlier for a linux beginner
I use SuSE 10.0 64-bit i think its a great linux dist.

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Old 01-18-06, 12:23 PM   #24
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ok right now i am trying to decide bettween Ubuntu 5.1 and Fedora Core 3

which one will performe better and which is more user friendly

right now i am using Ubuntu but am willing to switch to FC3

also what DVD play back software works the best
If you're using Ubuntu, check the Ubuntu forums for Automatix. It will install variuos things for you, including the proper codecs for DVD playback. Sure, it's cheating and you don't learn anything by using it, but at least you can get some of the more annoying things up and running right away.
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