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What OS are you using?
Windows 7
48%
 48% [ 10 ]
Windows Vista
14%
 14% [ 3 ]
Windows XP
10%
 10% [ 2 ]
Windows (Other)
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Mac OS X
0%
 0% [ 0 ]
Ubuntu
19%
 19% [ 4 ]
Linux (Other)
9%
 9% [ 2 ]
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PostSubject: What OS are you using?   Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:48 pm

Just a small poll to find out what operating system people are using. You can choose more than one if you use multiple operating systems, but please only select it if you use it regularly!
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:06 pm

The bars for the 0 votes are very misleading, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:07 pm

HeyVanity wrote:
The bars for the 0 votes are very misleading, lol.
Ya, the graphs here don't like absent bars o_O
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:09 pm

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The bars for the 0 votes are very misleading, lol.

What do you mean, like how they're slightly filled? I think it's quite easy to tell when a particular choice is in the lead though Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:34 pm

I'm dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu. I'd like to see a thread on how to get Ubuntu up and running without much fuss. As in, how in the heck to play a DVD.
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:36 pm

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I'm dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu. I'd like to see a thread on how to get Ubuntu up and running without much fuss. As in, how in the heck to play a DVD.

so what exactly are ur issues dual booting?
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:39 pm

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I'm dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu. I'd like to see a thread on how to get Ubuntu up and running without much fuss. As in, how in the heck to play a DVD.

so what exactly are ur issues dual booting?

I installed Win 7 and then DLed Ubuntu from their site, installed it with no fuss, and booted it up. It looks good. Got online just fine. Went to play a movie and couldn't. So, I went to the Ubuntu forums and did a search. Ended up doing some Apt Get for a couple of things and got audio but the video was crap.
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:42 pm

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I'm dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu. I'd like to see a thread on how to get Ubuntu up and running without much fuss. As in, how in the heck to play a DVD.

so what exactly are ur issues dual booting?

I installed Win 7 and then DLed Ubuntu from their site, installed it with no fuss, and booted it up. It looks good. Got online just fine. Went to play a movie and couldn't. So, I went to the Ubuntu forums and did a search. Ended up doing some Apt Get for a couple of things and got audio but the video was crap.

go to synaptic and download all vid codecs and vlc

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also see if u have good linux drivers for your card
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:47 pm

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I'm dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu. I'd like to see a thread on how to get Ubuntu up and running without much fuss. As in, how in the heck to play a DVD.

so what exactly are ur issues dual booting?

I installed Win 7 and then DLed Ubuntu from their site, installed it with no fuss, and booted it up. It looks good. Got online just fine. Went to play a movie and couldn't. So, I went to the Ubuntu forums and did a search. Ended up doing some Apt Get for a couple of things and got audio but the video was crap.

go to synaptic and download all vid codecs and vlc

quality of life significantly improved

also see if u have good linux drivers for your card

Thanks, I'll check that out. My GPU is a 5550. Think it is supported?
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:15 pm

Using windows xp and won't be changing anytime soon. (dual booting ubuntu too)
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:20 am

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Using windows xp and won't be changing anytime soon. (dual booting ubuntu too)

How come you're staying with XP over 7?

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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:21 am

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Using windows xp and won't be changing anytime soon. (dual booting ubuntu too)

How come you're staying with XP over 7?
If you dont have a 64 bit CPU or DX11 graphics card it would be best to stick with XP for drivers and performance. That was the case for me until I got my new computer recently.
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:27 am

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Admin wrote:
MOTOKO wrote:
I'm dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu. I'd like to see a thread on how to get Ubuntu up and running without much fuss. As in, how in the heck to play a DVD.

so what exactly are ur issues dual booting?

I installed Win 7 and then DLed Ubuntu from their site, installed it with no fuss, and booted it up. It looks good. Got online just fine. Went to play a movie and couldn't. So, I went to the Ubuntu forums and did a search. Ended up doing some Apt Get for a couple of things and got audio but the video was crap.

go to synaptic and download all vid codecs and vlc

quality of life significantly improved

also see if u have good linux drivers for your card

Thanks, I'll check that out. My GPU is a 5550. Think it is supported?

well i am not too sure. i would check online for it. amd might have some drivers i doubt it tho. best to check synaptic and good. pseudo apt get is easy and most sites will have the comman up and ready to copy paste into terminal. just google it and let me know what you see
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:44 pm

zowki wrote:
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Using windows xp and won't be changing anytime soon. (dual booting ubuntu too)

How come you're staying with XP over 7?
If you dont have a 64 bit CPU or DX11 graphics card it would be best to stick with XP for drivers and performance. That was the case for me until I got my new computer recently.

Not necessarily true. I had an E2180 and an ATi Radeon 2600 Pro up until recently. With 4GB of RAM it was more than enough to run Windows 7 comfortably and having nicer plug and play support, as well as a better looking UI is always good.

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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:47 pm

Coda wrote:
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Using windows xp and won't be changing anytime soon. (dual booting ubuntu too)

How come you're staying with XP over 7?
If you dont have a 64 bit CPU or DX11 graphics card it would be best to stick with XP for drivers and performance. That was the case for me until I got my new computer recently.

Not necessarily true. I had an E2180 and an ATi Radeon 2600 Pro up until recently. With 4GB of RAM it was more than enough to run Windows 7 comfortably and having nicer plug and play support, as well as a better looking UI is always good.
Well, my computer was much older. It had a Intel Centrino 1.73GHz, Intel 915GM integrated graphics and 2GB DDR2 RAM. There were no display drivers available and the system ate up half my RAM.
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:01 pm

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Well, my computer was much older. It had a Intel Centrino 1.73GHz, Intel 915GM integrated graphics and 2GB DDR2 RAM. There were no display drivers available and the system ate up half my RAM.

In that case you should have used a Linux distro Smile would have been much faster on your hardware.

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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:08 am

There sure is no love for OS X in here Smile I would have been able to choose that if it were a month ago, I've only just sold my Macbook and made a nice profit on it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:18 pm

zowki wrote:
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Using windows xp and won't be changing anytime soon. (dual booting ubuntu too)

How come you're staying with XP over 7?
If you dont have a 64 bit CPU or DX11 graphics card it would be best to stick with XP for drivers and performance. That was the case for me until I got my new computer recently.

Not necessarily true. I had an E2180 and an ATi Radeon 2600 Pro up until recently. With 4GB of RAM it was more than enough to run Windows 7 comfortably and having nicer plug and play support, as well as a better looking UI is always good.
Well, my computer was much older. It had a Intel Centrino 1.73GHz, Intel 915GM integrated graphics and 2GB DDR2 RAM. There were no display drivers available and the system ate up half my RAM.

I use XP still simply because I haven't seen any valid reasons to "upgrade" to 7.
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:11 am

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If your PC is fast enough then you may as well. Things are a lot nicer than in XP.

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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:09 pm

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If your PC is fast enough then you may as well. Things are a lot nicer than in XP.

Nicer visually? I personally don't think so. Windows 7 just seems to have too much shit I simply don't need.
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PostSubject: Re: What OS are you using?   Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:56 am

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If your PC is fast enough then you may as well. Things are a lot nicer than in XP.

Nicer visually? I personally don't think so. Windows 7 just seems to have too much shit I simply don't need.

Things like being able to plug in devices and they "just werk" is good in Windows 7. A fresh installation is much easier to work with than a fresh XP installation. Each to their own though, I guess Smile

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