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Ubuntu 10.4 (Lynx Lucid) impressions!

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I got it, and I like it. The first time I installed it, everything went banana's... However this time it's worked fine for 3 Days still setting up everything.



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What i love about Ubuntu is that when a newer version comes out, it actually gets faster with each upgrade, even when running on old, nearly dead computers.

Whenever you go from one Windows system to another, it always slows down your system as the resource demands get so much higher.

and while there's no way my old laptop could run Windows 7, it will runs lucid lynx like it was built for it.



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Favourite game: Killzone 3

Scruff7 said:

I notice you have a steam icon, does that work well on there? does it work for most games?

I still run a windows XP partition for playing Dawn of War 2, would love to play it through my Ubuntu OS, but looks kinda tricky, even with Wine. Know if you can play it through Steam??

Steam games work but not officially , you just use PC (Wine) or MAC emulator.

they did however announce that they're going to be releasing steam on Linux



I live for the burn...and the sting of pleasure...
I live for the sword, the steel, and the gun...

- Wasteland - The Mission.

I'd like to give it a shot sometime. I do have an old Pentium 4 Dell that I could throw it on as I'd like to use that PC to put media on and hook it up to the TV.



I am loving Lucid Lynx. I dual boot it with Windows 7 on my notebook and it runs great. These days, I find myself booting into Linux on my laptop more often than Windows 7--however, for the really heavy duty media features, I really still need Windows.

I wish someone would come up with a way for Linux to work with the Homegroup feature in Windows. Right now, if you try to get into a share that's not on the Homegroup, you're out of luck. I have a really old Dell XP box on my home network, so for now I've just copied all my music to that tower and run a share off of that for my Linux box.

But I digress. As someone else said, I don't know why people pay for software anymore except for the really specialized stuff. Ubuntu is a perfectly viable end user experience now. There is an illusion that you have to use shell commands in Linux to do anything--the Software Center in recent versions of Ubuntu has made that completely false. You can probably run Linux without ever having to type in a single command. AND you don't have MS or Apple controlling your license or the version you can run, or blah blah blah. Mac lovers can make it look and act more like a Mac. Windows lovers can make it look and act more like a PC. It's a beautiful thing.

Anyway, yeah. Loving it.




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I'm using it on my laptop. Had some trouble on the beginning with the ATI drivers, but it's working really nice right now.



But war... war never changes

Severance said:
Scruff7 said:

I notice you have a steam icon, does that work well on there? does it work for most games?

I still run a windows XP partition for playing Dawn of War 2, would love to play it through my Ubuntu OS, but looks kinda tricky, even with Wine. Know if you can play it through Steam??

Steam games work but not officially , you just use PC (Wine) or MAC emulator.

they did however announce that they're going to be releasing steam on Linux

Woo hoo! that would be excellent - i'd be playing DoW2 all day! RIght now, i can't be bothered to wait for the XP partition to boot up.



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Linux Ubuntu user

Favourite game: Killzone 3

IllegalPaladin said:
I'd like to give it a shot sometime. I do have an old Pentium 4 Dell that I could throw it on as I'd like to use that PC to put media on and hook it up to the TV.

I'd say go for it. I did it on my old Dell Pentium 4 desktop and it's made it run so much quicker.



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Linux Ubuntu user

Favourite game: Killzone 3

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 - the Jaunty Jackalope, on my laptop, and it's great...

Only have a few Windows programs via wine, and they are also working
fast, some even faster than in Windows, lol!

I like Windows 7 though, it very sleek and fast on my Gaming PC, but i wouldn't
change Ubuntu on my laptop.. It's realy fast, and apps are free, it's ideal for Web
development, and that's what i'm using it for mostly.. 

 Ubuntu 9.04
                - the Jaunty Jackalope

 



dgrzalja said:

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 - the Jaunty Jackalope, on my laptop, and it's great...

Only have a few Windows programs via wine, and they are also working
fast, some even faster than in Windows, lol!

I like Windows 7 though, it very sleek and fast on my Gaming PC, but i wouldn't
change Ubuntu on my laptop.. It's realy fast, and apps are free, it's ideal for Web
development, and that's what i'm using it for mostly.. 

 Ubuntu 9.04
                - the Jaunty Jackalope

 


lynx is even better, go to that "Update manager" to get it, another good thing about linux is that you don't need a disk to upgrade it



I live for the burn...and the sting of pleasure...
I live for the sword, the steel, and the gun...

- Wasteland - The Mission.