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  1. Livin in a box
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    What program can I use to put Linux on my Vista laptop? VirtualPC 2007 won't put it on, because on the Microsoft website, it doesn't say Linux in the OS's it supports.
     
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    install Ubuntu. download the 700mb cd iso. burn it off. install if from within windows. and when you reboot, you can choose to boot to Ubuntu. if you decide you dont like it and want to get rid of it. all you have to do it go back to windows, and uninstall it like you would any other program.

    Ubuntu is very good. [​IMG]

    http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
     
  3. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Virtually all Linux distros have in-built functions to setup a dual-boot. You don't need to use a subpar distro like Ubuntu to have it.

    If you want to emulate the operating system from within Windows, use VirtualBox.
    http://www.virtualbox.org/
     
  4. Livin in a box
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    Livin in a box Livin' in a cardboard box

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    So if I download a Linux distro, it should have it?

    Can anyone tell me what they think is the best, or are they all virtually the same?
     
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    Ubuntu = Ubuntu Beryl? Just wondering.
     
  6. Livin in a box
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    Livin in a box Livin' in a cardboard box

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    What?

    Anyway, what is the best one?
     
  7. Ducky

    Ducky QUACKJECTION!

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    tried Ubuntu , My laptop couldnt even enter the internet.. I tried solving and it sucked.
    Second , The effects DIDNT work even tho I have a comptabile card (nvidia geforce 6150)..
     
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    Well you must be doing something wrong because I have gf6150 onboard video and it works - a little laggy though.
     
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    Just because you couldn't get the internet to work (you must be doing something wrong or have a crappy set up) doesn't mean the OS sucks
     
  10. Ducky

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    ...I spent alot of time , Making me hate it..
     
  11. Livin in a box
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    I looked at Ubuntu before and I thought it looked alright. I won't be using it for much at all. I'll just put it on a disc and use it when I feel like it.
     
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    You could try Andlinux. It's not a real Linux distro per se, as in you need neither dual-boot nor virtualization. It basically runs Linux as an app within windows.
     
  15. enarky

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    Using Ubuntu as only OS for two years now. Never had to look back at Windows.

    Ducky, look at http://ubuntuforums.org/ for help. Their newbie forum is, well, very newbie friendly. Overall a nice place if you need support. You could also look at this guide (more kind of a FAQ) for great first steps information.

    There's a solution to everything on Linux. Some tasks just need a little digging work, especially when you're not used to the general concepts yet. I am sure there is one for your Internet problem...
     
  16. Urza

    Urza hi

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    Its only useful for running Linux applications, as opposed to interfacing with the operating system itself.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  18. Livin in a box
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    Livin in a box Livin' in a cardboard box

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    So I want Ubuntu. I have an Intel Pentium Dual-Core and 2.0GB of RAM, 74.6GB free in HD. Do I need to do something to my hard drive to make it all work?
     
  19. matriculated

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    Not really. You got several options though. If you want to try it out you could either install Ubuntu from Windows (this will use wubi) or you can just boot from the CD (which is live) and try it our from there.

    For installation, you could repartition your hard drive beforehand but the Ubuntu installer can do this for you too. Backup your hd before you install!