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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by juggernaut911, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. juggernaut911
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    okay, so when i get my new computer, I will wont to dual boot. I need info on all the basics and which OSs. I'm thinking: XP Home SP2 and Ubuntu. are those good? and for my XP, I am planning on the doing te upgrade thingy from my 98 SE disk, is that possible? thanks
     
  2. Lee79

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    You can clean install XP using an XP upgrade CD on a new hard drive and it will ask you to insert your 98 CD to check during the install process. Is that what you mean? Yeah XP and Ubuntu is a good choice.
     
  3. juggernaut911
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    so lemme ask if this is possible:

    install 98 SE
    run the XP upgrade CD on boot
    upgrade to XP?

    will it work?!?!?

    PS: Ubunbtu looks perdy! [​IMG] it runs Half Life and stuff right? [​IMG]
     
  4. ZeWarrior

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    Ubuntu is Linux.. There aren't games for Linux. If you want games play it on the Windows Partition/HDD
     
  5. notnarb

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    yes, you can save yourself a whole 10 dollars by getting the upgrade CD and installing win98 before installing xp... [​IMG]

    as far as windows programs running... http://appdb.winehq.org/
     
  6. ZeWarrior

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    Please Wine sucks for games^ The Frame rates are 1/3 of what they would be in windows.. it's not worth it.
     
  7. juggernaut911
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    so ubuntu is useful for... what?
     
  8. Azimuth

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    wine is a compat layer not a replacement for windows.
     
  9. ZeWarrior

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    Nothing, it's an option. If you're happy with Windows stay with Windows. There's no point to moving to a new OS for no reason :S Except maybe if you want some Eye-candy with beryl but thats available with any Linux distro.
     
  10. ZeWarrior

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    I never said it was. He suggested wine, I said wine isn't very good considering the loss of frame rates. Sorry if I'm missing it but where did I write it was a replacement for windows?
     
  11. Lee79

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    As i said in my last post you can save a load of time by not installing 98. Just boot the XP upgrade CD start the install it will say this is an upgrade and it can not find a previous version of windows please insert 98/ME disk. Take out the xp one put in 98 it checks put the XP CD back in and it installs as if it is a full version disk.
     
  12. juggernaut911
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    awesome. so screw ubuntu and install the 1337 way!? [​IMG] alright thanks!
     
  13. Azimuth

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    He never mentioned games either but you brought it up anyway, so I brought the topic back to wine and explained what it is, a compatibility layer. Games are not wines priorities(thats why performance sucks). You want games on linux get cedega. Lets be civil and leave it at that.
     
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  15. rhyguy

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    i'm already running windows xp, but what are ubuntu's advantages above xp?
     
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    Eye-Candy if you install Beryl. But to me it doesn't compensate for the loss of drivers for everything.
     
  18. Azimuth

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    I don't see wine mentioned anywhere in that post. You were obviously replying to the guy who said "as far as windows programs running... http://appdb.winehq.org/" notice the lack of the word "game" in that quote.
     
  19. ZeWarrior

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    You missed the point. He asked if Ubuntu could run Half Life( A GAME if you didn't know [​IMG] ) ( juggernaut ) The other guy replied with Wine. I said Don't use Wine as It sucks for gaming due to the loss of frame rates. Jeez can't you read?
     
  20. Azimuth

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    ok you win, happy [​IMG]

    good I don't have the energy to argue with you on the basics of English grammar.

    so lets argue on closed source vs open source now, thats always fun.
     
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