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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Ubuntu (operating system)

Anyone use it?

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It's a nice Linux distro

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One of our computers has it , seems to work fine.
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What do you intend to use it for?
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I had a couple different versions of it on a net book I had. Worked pretty well for just browsing the web.

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Ubuntu is a good Debian type Linux Distro -- it's probably got one of the more user-friendly installation systems, as well as a decent package management system (apt-get).

More recent versions of Ubuntu have has some nice advances in the appearance and funcitonality of the GUI, especially if you are a GNOME or KDE guy for your experience.

I've got a variety of distros on my machines -- CentOS, Fedora, Slackware, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, etc -- I find that for someone who doesnt need a lot of underlying server functionality, or intends to use it mostly as a Desktop (Read: Windows or MacOS) replacement solution, that Ubuntu is definitley the way to go.

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I've been using Ubuntu as my main OS for a couple of years now,. I stopped updating at version 10.04
Very Nice OS. You still need a windows machine for a few things (Dynojet programs for example)

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Ubuntu is good. I prefer Linuxmint, which is based on Ubuntu.
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D, Have you tried using wine for it?
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Ubuntu is a good Debian type Linux Distro -- it's probably got one of the more user-friendly installation systems, as well as a decent package management system (apt-get).

More recent versions of Ubuntu have has some nice advances in the appearance and funcitonality of the GUI, especially if you are a GNOME or KDE guy for your experience.

I've got a variety of distros on my machines -- CentOS, Fedora, Slackware, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, etc -- I find that for someone who doesnt need a lot of underlying server functionality, or intends to use it mostly as a Desktop (Read: Windows or MacOS) replacement solution, that Ubuntu is definitley the way to go.

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if i recall right, ubuntu is on a dense schedule with updates and they release every x months. i was never a fan though, as much as I was of SUSE.

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One of the better Linux Distro's and one of the friendliest if trying to learn and dabble with Linux coming from a windows environment IMHO.
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D, Have you tried using wine for it?
I've used WINE previously for some stuff.

For as easy as virtualization is these days I find it easier to just fire up a VM as necessary for the windows only programs.
Linux is getting better awareness so it is not necessary very often.
Ubuntu is a very user friendly way to get into Linux I only tried linux Mint briefly and it worked well.


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If you really want "straight out of box" working distro though, you should really check out LinuxMint. Things like DVD playback, codecs, Flash, Java and few other things aren't pre-installed in Ubuntu. Most are easy to install however, why some could be more of a pain to a linux newbie (DVD playback for example.)
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Ubuntu is good stuff, ironically the thing that makes it so bulletproof is also irratating. Installing some software requires line code (security) I am not a programmer so I need a simple exe installer so installing some things requires a google search for instruction. Bulletproof system though. Like others said, mint has all the goodies pre-installed. Macbuntu + ubuntu 10.10 FTW.

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I actually know a couple of guys that work on the Ubuntu distro

Have used it, loved it and recommend it.

If you are switching from Windows, do a little bit of reading first. It has come a long way, but the best part is that there is a lot of information out there. Like Jay mentioned Wine can solve a lot of "windows exe" issues.

It takes a bit to make the switch, but once you make it there is a lot of free software out there that is very well put together.

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used it to learn linux n stuff.


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I installed Ubuntu once but I prefer Fedora, probably because of familiarity.

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I have it on an old computer and my daughter plays on it.

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