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Old 10-18-07, 07:02 PM   #1
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Default Ubunt 7.10 is Out!

Go get it . . .

www.ubuntu.com

I'm downloading the 64-bit client to see how that performs on my laptop and on the Quad machine. Hopefully the driver support is a whole lot better this time around . . . Here's for hoping!
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Old 10-18-07, 10:28 PM   #2
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Well either my ISO is bad or the Ubuntu servers are trashed. When I get to 82% on installation, it says "Configuring Apt . . . Scanning Mirrors" and it just stops. It isn't frozen because I can still play around in the OS. What gives?
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Old 10-18-07, 10:51 PM   #3
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I just tried a download from a mirror that gave me really good download speeds before. Tonight, I got about 67 megs after about 30 mins. to an hour of downloading, and the download crapped out on me.

The servers are just being hammered I believe.
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I finally got Ubuntu 7.10 64-bit installed last night. Apparently the servers are getting hammered and are somewhat now functional. My main rig makes Ubuntu fly! Now time to get everything going . . .
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No more Ubuntu for me man, I gave it one last shot and not a week after I posted it seemed they fixed quite a few bugs, updates killed it.

Debian 4=Linux_bliss for me.
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No more Ubuntu for me man, I gave it one last shot and not a week after I posted it seemed they fixed quite a few bugs, updates killed it.

Debian 4=Linux_bliss for me.
Haha. The only thing I don't like Debian for is that Compiz Fusion doesn't work on it. There are no working packages for Debian period when it comes to CF. Gotta have CF man! :P

I'm debating whether or not I wanna install this on the laptop or not. I'm afraid the driver support won't be all that great yet.
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Haha. The only thing I don't like Debian for is that Compiz Fusion doesn't work on it. There are no working packages for Debian period when it comes to CF. Gotta have CF man! :P

I'm debating whether or not I wanna install this on the laptop or not. I'm afraid the driver support won't be all that great yet.
I'll let you know how it goes after I install it on my new (to me) rig. nf4 + 7900GTX.
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I'll let you know how it goes after I install it on my new (to me) rig. nf4 + 7900GTX.
Let me know if you get CF to work on Debian (I'm guessing that's what you're talking about).

I just installed Ubuntu 7.10 x64 on my laptop, took only 20 minutes and it runs pretty good. I don't have wireless drivers installed yet because I don't have a place to plug it into the network here at school. I'll do it once I get to my fiancee's place this afternoon.

Can anybody comment on Ubuntu + laptop battery life?
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Can anybody comment on Ubuntu + laptop battery life?
Check this six.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=878&num=1

And this:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item=880&num=1
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Thanks for the links. Ubuntu sure does consume some power (7.10 consumes the most when compared to other Ubuntu releases plus Windows XP and Vista) but only about 2-4 watts more. So not bad! I took a look at 7.10's power options and there aren't a ton there . . . Vista on the other hand has some nice options though.

I guess when I get my wireless card to work in Ubuntu, I can see how long the battery last. I'll keep you guys updated.
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Broadcom WiFi?
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Old 10-19-07, 01:43 PM   #12
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Broadcom WiFi?
Yeah. I'm just waiting for my fiancee to get home so I can hook the Ethernet up to the lappy physically. That way I can d/l the driver.
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