Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is out

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  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    Not much hardware or gaming related but this little and powerful Linux distribution is getting some real attention high enough to merit a news. This new version includes so much that I can't describe...

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  2. proliferazor

    proliferazor Master Guru

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    but does it run crysis?
     
  3. inklimited

    inklimited Ancient Guru

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    I want this, I want experience with Linux based systems. But I can't for the life of me think of anything to do with it, maybe other than open Notepad or a simple game.

    What can I do with Ubuntu which is both interesting and educational?

    For anyone too lazy to look, it's a ~700MB download
     
  4. Devolution

    Devolution Ancient Guru

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    Does it blend?
     

  5. Death_Lord

    Death_Lord Master Guru

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    Its good for surfing, watching your emails and stuff like that, Mac users would love it ;)
     
  6. Alex Vojacek

    Alex Vojacek Member Guru

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    Using it right now, being using it since version 5.

    What Ubuntu can do?

    - Run firefox with plugins (even cooliris)
    - Run any Linux game using OpenGL (it even supports version 3.0)
    - Run the complete desktop in 3D mode, have multiple effects including Cube (4 desktops)
    - 1 click access to all communities and social networks with a master program.
    - Run messenger with emesene or the one provided.
    - Run Skype
    - Run any office aplicacion with OpenOffice
    - Run Virtualbox (a virtual OS emulation similar to VMWARE but free) developed for Linux and cross platform with windows and run Windows side by side with Ubuntu (I currently have 3 virtual OS at the same time and works beautifuly
    - Have all this runing at the same time and consuming far less memory than Windows 7

    IT is the ultimate desktop, except for gaming, but for that, I have Windows 7, the rest, can be done in linux and if you miss Windows dekstop you can use it inside virtualbox AT THE SAME TIME.

    You can use virtualbox in windows, but have far more performance edge over linux because was natively developed in linux... dont underestimate linux, the latest kernel support even the latest hardware available and dont need drivers at all.

    This are a few that comes to mind.
     
  7. Alex Vojacek

    Alex Vojacek Member Guru

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    Ohh I forgot... it is free? and they even ship the original DVD with box and stickers to your home for free, what else do you want? :)
     
  8. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Any Linux distribution can do all that lol. Personally, i find Ubuntu's for noobs, so I tend to stick to OpenSUSE, not too noob but not too hard like Gentoo to install. For servers, I stick to FreeBSD or CentOS Linux.

    deltatux
     
  9. Alex Vojacek

    Alex Vojacek Member Guru

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    I know all linux distributions should do that, isnt that obvious ? but the questions raised were done in a way that I felt they didnt even knew what linux is about and since I am running ubuntu, i cared to tell what I do with it.

    Also, if you like that distro better than Ubuntu, you should take a look at the latest PCLInuxOS 2010.
     
  10. roguesn1per

    roguesn1per Ancient Guru

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    Yeh so i got 8 gigs of ram and i want a O/S that DOESNT use it :nerd:
     

  11. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    I've been using Linux since I was 12 (2002) so I've played with many distros like PCLinux and I can say the best for me is still OpenSUSE but that's just me.

    Ya, I would agree that Ubuntu is great for newcomers, so it's a good idea to start off with Ubuntu. Although I would use Linux Mint since it's Ubuntu but further refined and it's more media centric as well.

    For desktop choice, I'm a huge KDE backer, I can't stand GNOME which is the default desktop for Ubuntu.

    deltatux
     
  12. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    Funny, you should become a comedian.
     
  13. inklimited

    inklimited Ancient Guru

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    Stuff it, I'll just get it. :D

    And figure out:
    -the file system
    -command shell
    -and all the other quirks

    But, really, the file system makes almost no sense to me, and it would have helped if the commands were in English.

    Or this could be easier than I expect, since I have my own PC to bash around on, not some locked out college PC with a distro installed.
     
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  14. dsbig

    dsbig Ancient Guru

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    it takes learning to use it. but once u have, your the master of your own system, you can change everything in it, more then windows.
     
  15. Black_ice_Spain

    Black_ice_Spain Ancient Guru

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    thats bcs you dont master windows :p.

    Changing low levels things on windows its "harder". But normal level things its easier.

    also 99% people never needs to change those low level things.

    Both are fine tho, gaming makes the difference here.
     
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  16. JerichoKru

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    :3eyes: I hope that's a joke.....right? openSUSE....that bloated mess...
     
  17. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    nope, I've been using it since it was still SuSE Linux and it works better than any distros I've used in my opinion.

    Ubuntu's too easy, Mint is Ubuntu done right (but still easy), Mandriva's a pain in the ass due to corporate interests, Fedora just doesn't work properly no matter how long you take time to hack it (I get the most headache via Fedora and I am forced to use it in college), Gentoo needs patience to setup, Debian feels like it's never updated, Xandros is just dead, Yoper ... huh? It's still alive?, Slackware isn't really much used anymore, Mepis is a great LiveCD along with Knoppix.

    OpenSUSE is the middle between easy while still powerful for the experienced Linux user just the way I like it. As for bloated, at least unlike Ubuntu you can choose all your packages and see what to install. You don't have to accept the default packages, you can slim it down yourself.

    deltatux
     
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  18. Alex Vojacek

    Alex Vojacek Member Guru

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    Yes but OpenSUSE is not top notch anymore, Ubuntu incorporates a lot of new tecnologies are it is tbh, one of the cutting edge linux distros, OpenSUSE for exmaple doesn't care about boot time or fast desktop initialization (just to name one) and Ubuntu totally destroys it in this area, there are other areas OpenSUSE is lacking, but I don't want to stir a debate, because of all the other distros you mentione, OpenSUSE will be my second choice.
    But ubuntu will be the first one, simply because is not bloated like OpenSUSE, it feels fast, it feels tiny and that's why I look for in a linux distro.
     
  19. wubbles

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    Since when did software being easy to use become a bad thing?
     
  20. Zareph

    Zareph Ancient Guru

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    On my desktop PC at home, I'm using Windows 7. But my laptop is dual-boot with the Windows 7 Home Premium that it came with and Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid Lynx (although I'll be installing Linux Mint on it when the one based on Ubuntu 10.4 comes out). My laptop is, for a laptop, pretty gamer-grade (4gb DDR3, HD 5650 and i3 330M), and yet I find myself booting into Ubuntu 3 out of 4 times, simply because it's far faster and happens to have a lot of apps to replace what I use with Windows, which simply surpass their Windows equivalent.

    Well, just sayin'. You use Ubuntu like you'd use Mac OSX - except with much more freedom, and many more applications. Almost everything comes in a Linux version these days, and most are in the repositories, so you only need to open the download center to get it. For the programs which aren't in the repositories, 9/10 times you can find a version for Ubuntu which is already compiled and ready to be installed.

    So basically, it's awesome for everything that isn't gaming. And now it seems Steam is coming to Linux, so that may change in due time. The Adobe package is supposedly coming to Linux as well sometime soon...

    I must say though... I prefer Linux Mint (which is based straight on Ubuntu). Software being easy to use is not a bad thing in my book, and it's not like you don't have the freedom to change it to your preferences (it's open source, so go ahead and mess with it).

    I find myself using BackTrack a lot as well... in school... for some reason... ;)
     
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