Hate linux ubuntu

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  1. coolness
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    coolness PSN: Dutch_DarkLord

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    is there something else like linux ubuntu without those annoying install codes etc
    and with a better power saving
    and FREE if possible
    (when removing power cabel my laptop turns off in 1 minute -_-)
     


  2. prowler

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    Honestly if you can't understand how to use Ubuntu you're better off on Windows.
     
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  3. SifJar

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    There are many free Linux distros (almost all of them are free), but Ubuntu is generally regarded as the most "user friendly". If you don't like it, it is quite possible that Linux is not for you. However, perhaps try something like OpenSUSE or Fedora - both seem to rank highly amongst Linux distros.

    As for the power thing, that's probably an issue with the battery, nothing to do with software (for example, on my old laptop after I had had it for about a year, the battery stopped working completely. If I unplugged the power, it'd turn off instantly - replaced the battery and it worked fine again). Try replacing the battery if you can, it is extremely unlikely this is caused by software. And therefore other distros won't help.
     
  4. coolness
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    coolness PSN: Dutch_DarkLord

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    iknow but the internal hardware is only 15 GB -_-
    it dont read cd and i removed linux xandros, because its was a bullshit OS
    i have this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_CVWHbtHU0


     
  5. SifJar

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    Then go back to 11.4. Why would you downgrade anyway?
     
  6. xxNathanxx

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    Ubuntu sucks. You sould start using a 1337 distro like Scientific Linux.

    Also, I see you're using a netbook. Don't use GNOME2, GNOME3, Unity, KDE4, or anything like it. They're too bloated to be of any use on low-specs hardware. Try a DE like Xfce or LXDE.

    EDIT: also, the latest Fedora LXDE spin installs in 3 minutes and boots in less than half a minute. Now some Windows fanboys might say their computer boots in under half a minute as well, but that's most likely from an SSD, not a hard disk.
     
  7. coolness
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    coolness PSN: Dutch_DarkLord

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    Scientific Linux. reminds me of linux ubuntu 9
    but im giving it a try same as Fedora LXDE

    its better for me to stay up to date with all those hackers online -_-
     
  8. xxNathanxx

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    Yeah, it probably looks a bit like that, Ubuntu 9.whatever ran on GNOME2 as well. Ubuntu is based on Debian though, whereas Scientific Linux is based on RHEL.

    No one will hack your *nix system, btw.
     
  9. coolness
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    coolness PSN: Dutch_DarkLord

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    and is it possible to 2 install it as dualboot
    just found out this mini laptop has to discs xD
    the one is 15 and the other is 4 GB
    and can i install it via USB when downloaded?
     
  10. SifJar

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    11.4 > 11.10

    Unless the Ubuntu team fail at ridiculously basic maths.
     
  11. xxNathanxx

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    You can install anything as multiboot. Well, last time I checked this was difficult with btrfs file systems, but barely any distro uses this yet, so don't worry.

    Yeah, just use any LiveUSB creator, use the ISO for the LiveCD provided here, install, etc. You'll need to install LXDE afterwards, as SL only comes with GNOME as default.

    He meant 11.04.
     
  12. KDH

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    That's not true at all. I run nothing but Linux systems at home and I got hacked last year. It was, however, less because security software was outdated than because I was using rather weak settings, but it's still far from impossible for even a home Linux system to be compromised.
     
  13. xxNathanxx

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    Oh, sorry, I didn't mean *nix systems can't be hacked - on the contrary. What I wanted to say was, as long as you know what you're doing, no one will hack you. Then again, I guess this goes for Windows systems as well.

    I've always disabled/erased all security software and never had any problems.
     
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  14. DeathStrudel

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    Linux: "Free as in freedom, and often free as in beer." But seriously, unless you just don't want to pay for/pirate Windows, there's not many reasons for a normal computer user to use Linux. 4/5 people I know who use Linux don't really have a reason other than they think it makes them cool and tech savvy.

    My Windows computer boots in less than half a minute and I don't have a SSD. You honestly shouldn't talk about things you don't know about, that's called being ignorant and it's generally frowned upon.
     
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  15. Rydian

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    From shutdown? As in clicking the shutdown button? Pressing the power button on a computer may be set to put it into hibernation or something instead of a full shutdown. A 30-second boot time isn't undoable, but it is rare and people will often want video proof.

    A point being that the default settings in most linux distros circumvent most hacking attempts. It's when people start disabling security stuff that they open themselves up.
     
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  16. yusuo

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    Coolness your the same guy who couldnt even enter your admin password correctly aren;t you, ill tell you what I told you then, if you cant even figure out the basics stay away from linux, you'll only end up breaking something
     
  17. MEGAMANTROTSKY

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    If you had bothered to read the thread, you would see that the OP is only objecting to the Ubuntu flavor, not Linux in general.
     
  18. Coto

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    What about Debian lenny netinstall + XFCE4?

    Runs better on Wii, rather than LXDE.
     
  19. Pyrmon

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    If you had bothered to think about what he wrote, you would notice he's telling him to stay away from Linux in general because the OP can't do with the basics of the OS, which are the same regardless of the distro.
     
  20. ficarra1002

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    So, you can't understand how to work Ubuntu, the most simplistic, easy to learn linux, but you think you can handle fedora? *facepalm*

    Also, your 1-minute battery life has nothing to do with software, The battery is dead, get a new one. Better yet, you need a new computer.
     
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