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Old 14. May 2011, 07:32 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I'm onto PcLinux now. Installed very nicely has a very nice set of applications on its initial install. Firefox and Thunderbird, clementine, VLC and many others that Windows users would feel right at home with. All the window buttons are in the right place. So far I'm very impressed with the look and feel of this distro.

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Apart from Pardus (but see network bug in other thread) I found Mandriva 2010 and PCLinuxOS (KDE) to be the most stable and usable for an average new-to-Linux guy like myself. Easy Urpmi takes the headache out of a new Mandriva setup.

http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

Mandriva has a few more Window configuration options than PCLinuxOS, without having to resort to theme changes, and along with Pardus IMO are still the two most beautiful desktops.
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Old 14. May 2011, 07:59 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Yes.

It seems considerable work went into Mandriva and PCLinux. I would think someone could take advantage of this whole Gnome3 and Unity debacle and come out with a super solid distro that could scoop-up those disenchanted Window's users
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Ok I have been fiddling around with my VirtualBox settings trying to squeeze as much performance out of my guest system as possible. Ritho provided some great tips and links. I found this link particularly helpful http://www.niccolofavari.com/virtual...ith-these-tips.

I also found that increasing the memory for the guest system can provide a surprising increase in performance. I experimented on just how much memory to give the guest system and settled with just a little less than half of the computers total memory. "DUH"

One other mystery that had me scratching my head was this post also by Ritho.
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It is worth doing a benchmark of a vm before enabling it, and then after. Some have found certain configurations do not work so well with it and can even cause performance lost. Google the terms "AMD-V or Intel VT-x and VirtualBox" and you will find all kinds of discussions about it.
I did little more investigating and found more information on the subject from this link: http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2007/1...in-virtualbox/

One other little nugget of info involving access via remote display/desktop from virtualbox is further explained here: http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch07.html

I invite others to share their experiences with VirtualBox from a Linux host. VirtualBox has a great deal of support with linux and can easily be installed with the software manager. I haven't yet played around with VMware so maybe that will be another topic for another day.

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Old 28. May 2011, 06:51 AM   #34 (permalink)
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New version of VirtualBox + Extension Pac
VirtualBox 4.0.8 for Linux
VirtualBox 4.0.8 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
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Old 03. Jun 2011, 05:48 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Have been running Bodhi for two days now in vBulletin. I had a major issues with installing the codecs.
When installing the non-free codecs during the install of the MS fonts as it gets to the EULA part of it where you scroll down to the <OK> part. It freezes and I get a fatal error pop-up with no way to recover resulting in breaking the install. Just to make sure I uninstalled Bodhi and tried again from scratch. When I got to installing the codecs for the second time it happened again.

I also had a problem with my graphics but I couldn't rule out vBulletin as being the cause.

Cheers

PS: My computer uses a NVIDIA graphics card.

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Old 03. Jun 2011, 07:44 AM   #36 (permalink)
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It might be an idea to post about this here so that Jeff can get to see it more easily.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...3-26-11-a.html

Because of the "quiet" forum yesterday I too installed Bodhi (fully) and so far no issues although I haven't got round to looking at codecs yet. I did install VLC, so if I get time later I'll run through my files to see what it doesn't play and then go from there.

I have to say I'm mightily impressed with how Bodhi has moved on since the early release. Even Linux newbies can manage this. So long as their needs are "average" they can install their own program mix with just a couple of clicks and there's always Synaptic for the rest. The theme pack is awesome and can't get over how configurable everything is

So far in general use for one day and not a single bad issue.

I know Jeff is a busy guy so if he's no longer monitoring us here, I'll forward any issues to him directly and point him to the above thread.
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