10-23-2012 03:03 AM
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  1. palandri's Avatar
    For the Linux fans, Ubuntu 12.10 has been released:

    Home | Ubuntu
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    10-18-2012 11:13 PM
  2. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
    For the Linux fans, Ubuntu 12.10 has been released:

    Home | Ubuntu
    I was an Ubuntu user since 2006. I stopped using Ubuntu when they switched to the Unity interface and replaced the app intallation program , I much prefered Gnome. I also hated how these changes always managed to mess something up somewhere with other software I was using. Even if I installed Gnome it still had problems. Now that it has had time to mature though I may have to give it another shot.

    Now that I am past my gripes about Ubuntu, It is a great operating system and the amount of software available for it is great. Anyone looking for a free alternative to Windows should consider it. It even allows you to install it from within windows without repartitioning and without replacing the bootloader. This makes it great for new guys stepping into Ubuntu. They can install it and start exploring without the risk of nukning their Windows installation and they don't have to use that dreadful Live CD mode. You install everything from an "app store" so you don't have to search the web and download anything, all updates are automatic as well.
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    10-18-2012 11:24 PM
  3. palandri's Avatar
    I was an Ubuntu user since 2006. I stopped using Ubuntu when they switched to the Unity interface and replaced the app intallation program , I much prefered Gnome. I also hated how these changes always managed to mess something up somewhere with other software I was using. Even if I installed Gnome it still had problems. Now that it has had time to mature though I may have to give it another shot.

    Now that I am past my gripes about Ubuntu, It is a great operating system and the amount of software available for it is great. Anyone looking for a free alternative to Windows should consider it. It even allows you to install it from within windows without repartitioning and without replacing the bootloader. This makes it great for new guys stepping into Ubuntu. They can install it and start exploring without the risk of nukning their Windows installation and they don't have to use that dreadful Live CD mode. You install everything from an "app store" so you don't have to search the web and download anything, all updates are automatic as well.
    Nice post!

    I started out with RedHat 3.0 a long, long time ago. My Windows 3.1 floppies had corrupted and I didn't have the $80 at that time to replace them. I think I had a 486 computer at that time. I found RedHat at the library and started to work with it.

    At that time, It was a real pain to get your dial up modem to work with Linux. So I started a web page with script I wrote to get your dial up modem to work with Linux. Once I had that web page up, I was contacted by U.S. Robotics. They told me that they were going to include my scripts with a couple of their modem, which was really cool!

    I am running Fedora 17 right now. I am using the rawhide updates (unstable branch) and it's fun to play around with until you get a kernel panic. :D

    Out off all the distributions I have used recently, I think Linux Mint Main Page - Linux Mint is the best distribution right now.
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    10-18-2012 11:56 PM
  4. SSK the Gr8's Avatar
    enough unity bashing. Use the latest Ubuntu. Unity is actually good now. I was a Linux user when I had Symbian but with WP I had to come back to XP
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    10-19-2012 12:03 AM
  5. palandri's Avatar
    enough unity bashing. Use the latest Ubuntu. Unity is actually good now. I was a Linux user when I had Symbian but with WP I had to come back to XP
    I think I'll give it a try. I wasn't a big Unity fan, which is why I tried Linux Mint, but I'll give Ubuntu 12.10 a try.
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    10-19-2012 12:11 AM
  6. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
    My first Linux distro was Red Hat. I got it at half price books for $3.00 and it came with the entire software repository. Ahh the good days. 8 discs and tons of headaches trying to learn Linux without so much as a book. What a pain that was. I was only 14 and my mom was always hogging the computer with internet access. I was still running a 486DX2with 16MB of ram and a 1.2GB HD Trident SVGA but I had a Sound Blaster 16 bit and a 48k Modem. I started with Borland C++ Builder 1.0 and wrote my Own 6 level Episode of Duke Nukem 3D on that thing. I also had a x3 Cart loading CD-Rom drive. I wish those had been more successful, it was a great way to store CD's and never have to remove them from the case.

    It's not that I am bashing Unity, It just wasn't for me and way to big of a sudden change. I like Gnome much better. Unity was the first step to moving Ubuntu on to Tablet compatibility. I still hate KDE more.
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    10-19-2012 12:22 AM
  7. SSK the Gr8's Avatar
    what's your current distro and why? Is it debian?
    10-19-2012 12:42 AM
  8. palandri's Avatar
    My first Linux distro was Red Hat. I got it at half price books for $3.00 and it came with the entire software repository. Ahh the good days. 8 discs and tons of headaches trying to learn Linux without so much as a book. What a pain that was. I was only 14 and my mom was always hogging the computer with internet access. I was still running a 486DX2with 16MB of ram and a 1.2GB HD Trident SVGA but I had a Sound Blaster 16 bit and a 48k Modem. I started with Borland C++ Builder 1.0 and wrote my Own 6 level Episode of Duke Nukem 3D on that thing. I also had a x3 Cart loading CD-Rom drive. I wish those had been more successful, it was a great way to store CD's and never have to remove them from the case.

    It's not that I am bashing Unity, It just wasn't for me and way to big of a sudden change. I like Gnome much better. Unity was the first step to moving Ubuntu on to Tablet compatibility. I still hate KDE more.
    LOL! You're bringing back such great memories. :D 16MB of RAM at that time was boss!
    10-19-2012 12:42 AM
  9. SSK the Gr8's Avatar
    arch seems to be very popular these days
    10-19-2012 12:42 AM
  10. SSK the Gr8's Avatar
    LOL! You're bringing back such great memories. :D 16MB of RAM at that time was boss!
    i had 32 Mb :D
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    10-19-2012 12:43 AM
  11. palandri's Avatar
    i had 32 Mb :D
    LOL! That was the maximum at that time. :)
    10-19-2012 12:47 AM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm running openSUSE 12.2 with KDE and Gnome right now. I used Ubuntu until around January 2011. I've also tried Fedora, Slackware and Mint.

    Funny thing is I attended a Linux User Group meeting earlier today, and most members were talking about Windows 8. Yes, most people in the group dual boot.
    10-19-2012 12:54 AM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    arch seems to be very popular these days
    I haven't tried Arch, but I'll have to check it out. From what I've heard it's good for users who really like to customize their installation, much like Slackware.
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    10-19-2012 12:57 AM
  14. palandri's Avatar
    I haven't tried Arch, but I'll have to check it out. From what I've heard it's good for users who really like to customize their installation, much like Slackware.
    You'll do fine with Arch, but Arch isn't for amateurs. Their installation is antiquated. It's all manual the last time I tried it. It was like installing a really old distribution.
    10-19-2012 01:05 AM
  15. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
    I havent used linux in a while. I had to switch to a mac for college and yea... I just have not had the time to fool around with it in a long time.
    10-19-2012 01:09 AM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    what's your current distro and why? Is it debian?
    I actually like rpm better than debian.

    I'm running openSUSE now, but I'll probably try the next version of Fedora when it's released.
    10-19-2012 01:14 AM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I havent used linux in a while. I had to switch to a mac for college and yea... I just have not had the time to fool around with it in a long time.
    Should be easy for you to transition back if you want since OS X is Unix-based, and you could use rEFit to install Linux on your Mac.
    10-19-2012 01:16 AM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You'll do fine with Arch, but Arch isn't for amateurs. Their installation is antiquated. It's all manual the last time I tried it. It was like installing a really old distribution.
    Sounds like Slackware.
    10-19-2012 01:17 AM
  19. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    If anyone has older hardware, Ubuntu 12.10 might not be a good distro. Ubuntu Linux 12.10 review: Better, but slower | ZDNet
    10-19-2012 01:22 AM
  20. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
    If anyone has older hardware, Ubuntu 12.10 might not be a good distro. Ubuntu Linux 12.10 review: Better, but slower | ZDNet
    Ubuntu was never really meant for older stuff anyway. atleast not as packaged. For anyone looking into it with old gear they can allways install XFCE.
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    10-19-2012 01:49 AM
  21. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
    LOL! You're bringing back such great memories. :D 16MB of RAM at that time was boss!
    I have even older hardware I played with at one point or another. Apple II (I can still hear that awesome chunk sound of the 5 1/4 drive being closed), The old IBM 386, A casio handheld calculator that was so old it used LED's for the screen and still in mint working condition. I once got ahold of an old TI laptop and the battery pack was just a series of D cells. it was a 386, 80MB HD, 3.5 floppy, 4MB of RAM and had a black and white LCD. I went to radioshack and bought 6 NI-CAD D cells and made my own battery for it. I played alot of APOGEE games on it. It was a great laptop and that was in 2002! I don't know if I can reach any farther back in time then that, especially for being 27.
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    10-19-2012 02:38 AM
  22. Jazmac's Avatar
    I got it. Its a good throwaway OS for me. I got it installed and the first thing it does is go black screen complaining about a video driver. Warrants a reboot to recover. Typical Ubuntu desktop I expect.
    I'll keep it around on my other drive for when I'm bored and feel in the mood to repair stuff. Which is what I spend most time doing when you try to modify Ubuntu. I expect this version won't be any different.
    10-21-2012 02:10 PM
  23. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I got it. Its a good throwaway OS for me. I got it installed and the first thing it does is go black screen complaining about a video driver. Warrants a reboot to recover. Typical Ubuntu desktop I expect.

    I'll keep it around on my other drive for when I'm bored and feel in the mood to repair stuff. Which is what I spend most time doing when you try to modify Ubuntu. I expect this version won't be any different.
    What hardware do you have? Ubuntu is usually pretty good in terms of drivers.
    10-22-2012 01:25 AM
  24. geekmaster's Avatar
    Hey guys. Any idea if you can hack the play store onto the latest version of ubuntu? thanks in advanced.
    10-22-2012 01:36 AM
  25. Jazmac's Avatar
    What hardware do you have? Ubuntu is usually pretty good in terms of drivers.
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Pro 6 gig ram.
    This version of Ubuntu should work better than it does and I should not get a black screen but it happened. I like what development I was able to see before the crash but I didn't get to experience much of it. What generally turns me away from it is when these things happen without an apparent reason and I end up on blogs waiting for help....from my Windows 8 box. lol.
    10-22-2012 08:25 PM
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