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Post by georgeg4 on Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:58 pm

Ubuntu Linux offers a free cd if anyone is interested in trying out Linux this is an easy way of doing so . They have a desktop edition and if you are interested they also offer aq free server both of these systems come with free updates and support can be easily reached through their forums and community pages . I tried many distros of linux and ubuntu seems to me to be the easiest to install and run . You can also download it free at http://www.ubuntu.com/ , Please let me know if you decide to try it out.

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Post by zebadee on Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:01 pm

Hi Razz)
Thanks m8.
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Post by McstylisT on Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:02 pm

Fantastic George , Thanks for the links & Info. :yourock:

I am sure many will take you up on this.

McT

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Post by smduff on Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:38 pm

Thanks George
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Post by zebadee on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:07 pm

Hi smile
One point, or rather a furhter point of note is that you not only get "Free OS".
But "Free Office Suite" too.
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Re: Free Operating System on CD

Post by georgeg4 on Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:18 pm

by zebadee on Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:07 pm
Hi Smile
One point, or rather a furhter point of note is that you not only get "Free OS".
But "Free Office Suite" too.

Absolutley right Zebadee and just a further note on that subject as well Open Office is compatible with Microsoft Office ,and Corel ,For instance My Grand daughter just finished a presentation for school with Open Office and the school ran it in MS Office without a hitch .

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Re: Free Operating System on CD

Post by SithTracy on Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:39 pm

Been running dual for quite a while between Ubuntu and Windows 7. Overall, I am very happy with Ubuntu with the exception of printing... Getting native support for my Canon photo printer was hard until I found TurboPrint... Sure, it's not free, but solves a problem I had.

Handrbrake performs better on Linux too!!!
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Post by zebadee on Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:20 am

Hi smile
Just thought I'd mention that I use (though not very often).
Opensuse 11.2.
Running from disc takes longer than Ubuntu.
Maybe too much for someone coming in from the cold.
The opensuse install DVD covers pretty much all.

N.B. Ubuntu on my set up can be a pain though.
This applies to dual booting.
Haven't worked out why.
Maybe the controllers/settings aren't best for this approach.
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Post by SithTracy on Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:39 am

Try Wubi... I've never done it since I install Linux to a separate physical hard disc. From what I have read Wubi seems pretty easy... Done from within Windows.
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Post by zebadee on Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:14 am

SithTracy wrote:Try Wubi... I've never done it since I install Linux to a separate physical hard disc. From what I have read Wubi seems pretty easy... Done from within Windows.

Hi smile
Thanks (but I did already) Wink
ROTFLMAO
Even that doesn't like my set up, I have to force it. lol!
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Post by SithTracy on Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:39 am

How about VirtualBox (free and excellent alternative to VMWare)? Install it in Windows and install Linux... I do the opposite... Installed in Linux and am running Windows XP there.
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Post by georgeg4 on Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:52 pm

Thanks sith tracy I completely forgot about Virtual Box .
Also I have dual booted so far with Win Vista and Mandriva,Slackware,PCLos and now Ubuntu , Without any problems , Though I know there are a few printers that seem to balk a bit with linux . I always use HP . Since HP cooperates with linux

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Post by SithTracy on Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:41 pm

georgeg4 wrote:Since HP cooperates with linux

I know HP cooperates well with linux, but HP has never cooperated with me. I had problems with every printer I had with them and their support is horrible. I like the old tank laser printers (business class), but their home use printers are crap. I've had this Canon PIXMA MP980 a couple of years now and it works well. I am an amateur photographer and it does a great job printing my proofs for review.
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Post by georgeg4 on Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:41 pm

I have a HP V40 Officejet that is now about 10 yrs old and still works like a charm . Only problem I have with it is the cost of refills , I can buy another new printer for less than the refills , I did get a Deskjet F4440 which I am using now even though the V40 is still operational , Which I use for faxing since the 4440 doesnt have fax , But Honestly I am very satisfied with both of them , So maybe I was just lucky to get a couple of good ones

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