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Old 06. Jan 2011, 08:33 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Good story.
It only took a couple of hours to get my system back to where I like it. I think I have always been the type to take things apart to see how it works and I think it rubs on me with computers. I just think I need to look at the instructions more
As soon as I think I know how Linux works I find out how much I don't know.
As Far as those ctrl+alt+f keys go I still want to know which combination to use for a out of video range screen. I always end up rebooting.

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Old 06. Jan 2011, 09:41 AM   #122 (permalink)
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The best in my experience is that I can re-install the system as many times as possible without the need to key-in serial numbers or re-activate the system as required by the 'other' system.
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Old 06. Jan 2011, 03:46 PM   #123 (permalink)
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I think this pretty much sums up the complete Linux versions like Mint/Ubuntu.

With my every day stuff stored on an external drive it takes very little time to set up a new system from scratch. With Windows (sorry - the "other" system ) there's a zillion things you haven't got, most of which need updating and configurating so instead of accomplishing the process over a packed lunch you need a full weekend.
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Old 06. Jan 2011, 04:47 PM   #124 (permalink)
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I think this pretty much sums up the complete Linux versions like Mint/Ubuntu.

With my every day stuff stored on an external drive it takes very little time to set up a new system from scratch. With Windows (sorry - the "other" system ) there's a zillion things you haven't got, most of which need updating and configurating so instead of accomplishing the process over a packed lunch you need a full weekend.
would you say-------> bliss ? =)
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Old 06. Jan 2011, 05:30 PM   #125 (permalink)
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would you say-------> bliss ? =)
Nice thought - but not quite

I've recently been using Windows 7 a bit more to try out the latest Ad-Aware Internet Security which I quite like, and report on what I find. Coming back to the security demands of Windows was actually OK after a break, but I guarantee I'll soon get tired of it again which is why Mint remains firmly double booted

In truth there's things to like about both operating systems and I'm sure Mac users will say the same thing.

I'm waiting now to see what the Mandriva (KDE) boys come up with next and if the fork Mageia produces anything new.

Certainly there's so many light and heavy weight Ubuntu based distros around now they're almost as hard to choose as a defragler
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Old 06. Jan 2011, 07:24 PM   #126 (permalink)
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Certainly there's so many light and heavy weight Ubuntu based distros around now they're almost as hard to choose as a defragler...

true, true MC, kinda like choosing your favorite pole-dancer in a club full of them.
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Old 22. Jan 2011, 02:47 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Default Certain wifi cards do not work any longer in 10.10

I only use Fedora now, but that's irrelevant. I had an old pc that ran a ubuntu 10.4. In order to get the wifi card to work, I had to compile the wusb600n driver manually. That worked perfectly- until I upgraded to 10.10! I attempted to recompile the driver, but everything was different. To make the story short, I could not get the wifi card to work, and did not want to downgrade back to 10.4. I switched to fedora.
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Old 24. Jan 2011, 07:50 AM   #128 (permalink)
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Hi Cm0nster, great to see you here

Like many others I started my first Linux experience with Ubuntu not least because since moving to Brazil from the UK it was (at that time) the only distro the techs here could configure to work with my mobile broadband. These days are long gone now with most of the popular USB modems working out of the box.

I've made more of an amateur's effort towards Linux recently, in fact if you follow the threads here you'll see references to me having disappeared under a pile of discarded CD's

Forgetting the lightweights of which Peppermint One is my favorite, I've found Mint to be the most complete full system and wondered how you would compare this with Fedora? I did look at Fedora KDE some time back but it was very buggy, although I've never tried Gnome.
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Hello all,

I have used windows OS all my life, after reading some positive reviews about Ubuntu I finally installed it as a dual operating system on my laptop yesterday, so far it has impressed me with itís performance.

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Pleased you like it

If you haven't discovered them already and wish to change the look in more ways than can be accomplished using the built in options, you might find something useful here:

http://gnome-look.org/
http://compiz-themes.org/index.php?xcontentmode=103

If you need assistance with any of it please ask.
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