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  1. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Another thing to keep in mind is that you will need to fix mbr if you decide that you do not want Linux. When Linux is installed, Grub2 is the bootloader, not mbr. With no Linux, Windows will not boot. You need a Windows system repair disk to fix mbr after uninstalling Linux.
    05-18-2013 09:05 PM
  2. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I normally use 30 to 40 GB not counting the space windows 8 takes up. I was thinking 10gb. 15 to 25 is a bit too generous.
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    05-18-2013 09:10 PM
  3. mase123987's Avatar
    I normally use 30 to 40 GB not counting the space windows 8 takes up. I was thinking 10gb. 15 to 25 is a bit too generous.
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    There are smaller Linux distros out there like Puppy Linux.
    05-18-2013 09:12 PM
  4. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Is it like Ubuntu, i mean come with some kind of office rip off? Also can it be skinned to look like mac?
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    05-18-2013 09:35 PM
  5. mase123987's Avatar
    Is it like Ubuntu, i mean come with some kind of office rip off? Also can it be skinned to look like mac?
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    You can use open office with it. I don't know about making it look like osx though I wouldn't be surprised.
    05-18-2013 09:41 PM
  6. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    Does it have the same ease of use? I mean i just want it to be simple. I just have the time to fidel with the registry and all that, had almost a decade of experience with that crap.
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    05-18-2013 09:47 PM
  7. mase123987's Avatar
    Puppy is meant to be light weight. When I used it for a little bit, I found it no harder than Ubuntu. That said, Ubuntu has TONS of documentation and forums for it though.
    05-18-2013 10:00 PM
  8. mase123987's Avatar
    If you want, search small linux distro on bing. Also, distrowatch.com lists about even linux distro you can find and rates how popular they are from a downloads perspective.
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    05-18-2013 10:02 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Is it like Ubuntu, i mean come with some kind of office rip off? Also can it be skinned to look like mac?
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    LibreOffice is great.

    There are all sorts of desktop customizations available. CustomizeUbuntu.com / appearance
    05-18-2013 10:29 PM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Ubuntu offers the option to try before installing. So do most other distros that have live DVDs or live CDs. I'd suggest trying it first before installing, so you don't have any issues with mbr in case you don't like it. Try Ubuntu before you install it | Ubuntu
    05-18-2013 10:55 PM
  11. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I installed it, then killed it off, restored the mbr and reclaimed the unallocated space. And still yet I miss it. Even though all i did was type word documents.
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    05-18-2013 11:49 PM
  12. palandri's Avatar
    LibreOffice is great.

    There are all sorts of desktop customizations available. CustomizeUbuntu.com / appearance
    I also have Libre Office installed on my Win8 laptop.
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    05-19-2013 12:21 AM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I also have Libre Office installed on my Win8 laptop.
    I don't have LibreOffice on my Win8 PC, but that's only because I have MS Office.

    I'm running Linux Mint 14 now.

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    05-19-2013 01:24 AM
  14. palandri's Avatar
    ...I'm running Linux Mint 14 now.
    You'll like it.
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    05-19-2013 01:46 AM
  15. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You'll like it.
    I do! It's better than Ubuntu. I don't like Unity, but Mate is nice.

    I did not have to look for printer drivers on the vendor's (Brother) website and install the printer drivers. Mint recognized the printer immediately.
    Last edited by Laura Knotek; 05-19-2013 at 03:37 AM.
    05-19-2013 02:17 AM
  16. mase123987's Avatar
    I do! It's better than Ubuntu. I don't like Unity, but Mate is nice.

    I did not have to look for printer drivers on the vendor's (Brother) website and install the printer drivers. Mint recognized the printer immediately.
    Mint is nice because they include a lot of the things Ubuntu doesn't out of the box like codecs, etc.
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    05-19-2013 05:52 AM
  17. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I keep hearing about mint & win Linux. So far I've been told that that win Linux is for people who want to use Linux but want it to be like windows.
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    05-19-2013 07:41 AM
  18. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Anybody remember LinDows from about 10 years ago? eMachines sold a lot of $199 desktops at Walmart with that OS.
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    05-19-2013 03:11 PM
  19. bradbamford's Avatar
    Anybody remember LinDows from about 10 years ago? eMachines sold a lot of $199 desktops at Walmart with that OS.
    Yeah, I'm pretty sure I remember them getting shutdown in the courts by Microsoft. (At least under the name Lindows, which Microsoft now owns the trademark for)
    05-19-2013 03:45 PM
  20. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I tried the live DVD of Linux mint and the touch pad didn't work. Is this because I did not install it and this works the same Ubuntu does when it fetched the drivers from the internet?
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    05-19-2013 06:59 PM
  21. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I tried the live DVD of Linux mint and the touch pad didn't work. Is this because I did not install it and this works the same Ubuntu does when it fetched the drivers from the internet?
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    I had to actually install any Linux distro in order to configure touchpad settings such as scrolling/tapping and sensitivity.
    05-19-2013 08:01 PM
  22. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    I mean it works. The mouse moves and the gesture to scroll the page up / down works, but tapping the touch pad to left click doesn't.
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    05-19-2013 08:07 PM
  23. mase123987's Avatar
    I mean it works. The mouse moves and the gesture to scroll the page up / down works, but tapping the touch pad to left click doesn't.
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    Sounds fairly normal. Everything should work with the properly with a full install. May need a new driver.
    05-19-2013 08:16 PM
  24. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I mean it works. The mouse moves and the gesture to scroll the page up / down works, but tapping the touch pad to left click doesn't.
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    I had to do an actual install to get touch pad taps set up.
    05-19-2013 08:42 PM
  25. WasteSomeTime's Avatar
    You mean you install the synatics touch oad driver? I probably spelled that wrong.
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    05-19-2013 10:24 PM
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