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Drunk Linux

Downloaded and installed the latest version of Linux last night. DVD ISO 64-Bit

Impressed doesn't give the latest distro enough credit - it is brilliant!

The quickest distro I've ever used to date.

It so good, that I'm actually going to install it on all the old systems I have in work, along with some Celeron based, 512Mb RAM, 40Gb Laptops. Purely as stand alone machines with Libra office, to plug some of the gaps in classrooms that don't have any ICT provision at the moment.

Check out the Live CD, to see what I mean (this is starting to sound like a Spam thread now )

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I'm a Linux Mint 10 man myself,Icheb...happy with it !!
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I've been Pinguy mostly recently, but since changing the hard drive, Pinguy isn't my friend and wont install...

Coincidentally, i'm currently typing this message from the live version of Linux Mint 12, whilst installing it .

Must say, I much prefer the styling on this, I have previously used an older KDE version of Mint and wasn't too impressed, but this does look very sleek!
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I've not tried mint. I've got ubuntu on a very old laptop. Is it much better than ubuntu? Might give it a go.
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It's based on Ubuntu so very similar, but the styling is nicer and there is more software installed as standard.
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Have a wee read: Debian vs. Ubuntu vs. Linux Mint: Which Distribution Should You Use?
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hmm.. might switch just to get away from unity
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hmm.. might switch just to get away from unity
TBH,my windows decided to die on me,my fault,and cos i'm a tight arse,PC was fixed with either a 80 MS operating system or a free linux....decided to give it a go.

It does what it says on the tin.....and stops me from downloading "external" stuff which will probably cause me to crash the system again !!!

Great wee O/S....and virus free !!
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Another alternative is Linux Pinguy, also based on Ubuntu, and an interesting looking UI.

Lots of preinstalled features & software too, although this does push the iso download size to 1.7GB!
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Pinguy looks good. The widgets and docks are typo much for my laptop though. It's over ten years old and i'm not allowed near the good ! Can't get in the way of her Facebook!

Will hopefully be getting a wee dual core notebook/netBook in the next month or so. Can tear that apart with different distros.
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Any ideas which distro would be suitable for a iMac G4, the angle-poise one? I tried Lubuntu 12 but they wouldn't play together.
 
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Could try puppy Linux. It's not the prettiest but it finds most drivers and it's very light weight. Also it mounts all drives at boot (I think ~ this is from memory from a while back)
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Interesting question! I don't have an answer I'm afraid, I've never tried to install Linux on anything Apple before...

What issues were you having with with LUbuntu out of interest?
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Using Ubuntu 11.10

Pros - fast, not Windows
Cons - can't burn music cds, not happy with any equivalent to media player

Life is so much simpler though.
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Steve, have a look at the following software

Brasero - cd burning software... I use this for burning music cds and it works fab

Rhythm box - I use this for listening to music, as it has a great media library (list songs by artist, album etc) and worked straight away with my media shortcut keys on my keyboard
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Think i'm still on 10.10 unity didn't play nice with my antique laptop. Upgraded then ended up having to reinstall 10.10.

Why can't you burn CDs? I've only ever used it for Isos but i'm sure it can be done. I've never used it but k3d (or summat like that) does audio CDs but in true Linux spirit you'll probably need to raid random forums for a particular setting or plug in.
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Steve, have a look at the following software

Brasero - cd burning software... I use this for burning music cds and it works fab

Rhythm box - I use this for listening to music, as it has a great media library (list songs by artist, album etc) and worked straight away with my media shortcut keys on my keyboard
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Think i'm still on 10.10 unity didn't play nice with my antique laptop. Upgraded then ended up having to reinstall 10.10.

Why can't you burn CDs? I've only ever used it for Isos but i'm sure it can be done. I've never used it but k3d (or summat like that) does audio CDs but in true Linux spirit you'll probably need to raid random forums for a particular setting or plug in.
Thanks guys - it's probably me

I'll have a proper go this weekend to sort stuff out. Incidentally, I've just loaded 11.10 onto my daughters laptop as it was becoming a PITA on Vista......and I'm not getting on the treadmill of spending money on a new version of Windows and then needing to upgrade a laptop. For what a 12 yr old needs it has just enough oompf. Ubuntu just seems to run fine and she is finding that Libre office is more reliable than Open office she was running in Windows.

I do find the raiding for bits of plug ins a bit of a pain - but it depends on available time and mood. If I'm in the mood I enjoy the challenge.
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Interesting question! I don't have an answer I'm afraid, I've never tried to install Linux on anything Apple before...

What issues were you having with with LUbuntu out of interest?
Downloaded the PPC iso and burnt a live disk, no problem. Started up the iMac, put the live disk into the drive and restarted it from the CD. I got white text on a black screen giving me various options - I chose the Live CD one. I then got black text on a white screen, it looks like the kernal build/install was successful. This was followed by a black screen and no other actions, no hard drive activity, anything, for over 30 minutes.

I suspect the problem may be the lack of Linux drivers for the Nvidia graphics.
 
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I've converted a few people with my Ubuntu installs, especially with the Mac OS X Lion skin!

I'm very impressed with the speed and the fact that any thing can be downloaded free from the software centre.

Feel sorry for all the Mac followers throwing their money away.
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Great thread guys.

Inspired to start playing again myself.
Has anyone used a solid state hard drive in alfa to store music and play on alfa stereo?
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Great thread guys.

Inspired to start playing again myself.
Has anyone used a solid state hard drive in alfa to store music and play on alfa stereo?
My alfa is a bit too old for that
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