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    Could someone explain to me why linux is good?

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    its free. you can only fully understand once you use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favs View Post
    Could someone explain to me why linux is good?
    Ubuntu is really cool and worth checking out. You can download a bootable CD and try it out without making changes to your current OS. Installing apps, configuring options in the OS, etc. is simple (once you do it a couple times) and support is surprisingly accessible for an Open Source OS. Ubuntu = fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dib View Post
    Ubuntu is really cool and worth checking out. You can download a bootable CD and try it out without making changes to your current OS. Installing apps, configuring options in the OS, etc. is simple (once you do it a couple times) and support is surprisingly accessible for an Open Source OS. Ubuntu = fun.
    Could you elaborate a little more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favs View Post
    Could you elaborate a little more.
    Check out some of the screenshots here (I hope hyperlinking is okay):
    Features | Ubuntu Desktop Edition
    The Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop version is a perfect starting place. Download the .iso and burn it to a spare CD.
    The first time you boot it, it'll walk you through all the steps (I'm going from memory - so some of this might not be *exactly* correct) to a CD-boot only option. Just don't install anything.
    Once you get to the desktop, it'll look quite a bit like a earthy version of Windows with the menu positioned at the top left, kind of like MacOS.

    Ubuntu usually finds the drivers for common items - motherboard drivers, ethernet / wireless card, and video card drivers are built in, so you should be able to connect to your network right off the CD without having to compile drivers (as in previous builds of Linux (RedHat)). Firefox is the default browser - I think OpenOffice is installed.

    This link might help answer some of the questions on what the experience is like in comparison to Windows:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sw...tu/FromWindows

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    ubuntu does come with openoffice, which is completely compatible with MS Office files.

    9.08 Karmic Koala is about to be released :3

    its alot easier in some areas and WAY harder in others, but its worth it.

    you can use WINE (Wine Is Not and Emulator) to run your windows programs (to a certain extent )

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    yeah if you not a hard core gammer linux runs so much better that hp laptop dosent even come close to the minimum resources for ubuntu and it runs perfect xp cant touch that (xp was previouly on it)
    wii - 4.1u softmod 250 gig hdd
    gateway gt 5670 3gig ram 320 gig hdd 2 1T sec hdds nvidia geforce 8500 gt amd phenom 8400 x3 64 vista home prem duel boot ubuntu
    acer netbook 11.6" 2 gig ram atom proc 250 gig hdd vista basic
    1989 camaro auto w/shift kit alum intake port heads big valves cam aprox 400 hp
    95 dodge neon 5 spd 01 rt head port polished solid motor/ trans mounts

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    lol i have ubuntu (the latest version) on a pentium 3 laptop and it runs like 200 times better that windows did.

    windows xp - 5 minutes to boot
    ubuntu - 1 minute to boot.

    its brilliant for netbooks.

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    Well my laptop with vista barely takes a min to boot.

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    so, it will take like a second with ubuntu.

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