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Orowinn

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#1 10 years ago

So about a month and a half ago, I asked what types of New Linux OS were out and you all told me quit a few. I settled with Ubuntu Gnome Kernel and I love it so far. In fact, it has replaced windows for me, except for video games. So, I just wanted to say thanks for the advice and all. :cya:




General Rommel

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#2 10 years ago

Indeed it does, easy to use UI and pretty much usable right from boot.




gentleman

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#3 10 years ago

I agree ubuntu is good for general use, but is there anyway to get it to play windows games, thats simple?




SuperFantastic

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#4 10 years ago

To be able to run windows games on Ubuntu you can get the program called wine which is able to run windows programs and games, im just not sure on how to set it up.




masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#5 10 years ago

WINE you can install through the Add/Remove programs button (which by default is at the bottom of the Applications menu).

Check Wine AppDB - Wine Application Database for specific program guides. To be honest (and after running Ubuntu for 3 years or so) it is easier just to keep a Windows partition for playing games.




Guest

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#6 10 years ago

Some douche installed it in dual boot with XP on the computers in the robotics room and we are way too lazy to uninstall it. Nothing we need runs on it and it is completely useless. If only we weren't so lazy it would have been uninstalled a long time ago.

I don't understand the fascination with it.




gentleman

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#7 10 years ago
Afterburner;4391119I don't understand the fascination with it.

thats quite simple

its easy to use doesn't get viruses you can make it as graphically picturesque as vista whilst keeping to speed with XP its free and open source so you can change it around extremely reliable completely customizable you can install within windows if you want very few bugs

feel free to correct any errors if any are made




Bs|Archaon

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#8 10 years ago
Afterburner;4391119If only we weren't so lazy it would have been uninstalled a long time ago.

If only you weren't so lazy you might have found out why it's so good/useful, as well?




SuperFantastic

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#9 10 years ago

gentleman;4391191thats quite simple

its easy to use doesn't get viruses you can make it as graphically picturesque as vista whilst keeping to speed with XP its free and open source so you can change it around extremely reliable completely customizable you can install within windows if you want very few bugs

feel free to correct any errors if any are made

As I agree for most of those points, I will have to say that It can get viruses its very uncommon but it can happen.

Now it 'Has few bugs', Ubuntu does have quite alot of bugs for example when I tried to enable the extra graphics thing it made my screen turn white and unusable. The list continues for bugs.

If you are a first time user to linux use the WUBI installer to install ubuntu under windows, it poses no danger to you files and works 99.9% like normal ubuntu does, it can be unistalled via windows at any time.




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#10 10 years ago

There are 863 unique forms of virus for Linux-based systems such as Ubuntu. On the other hand, Symantec has recently announced that the total number of viruses for the Windows platform has recently topped 1 million.

Of course, to contract a damaging virus on a Linux system you'd have to be a monumental idiot - they can't do much without root access, which the user would have to grant them...




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