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Starting off: I am using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron, but am thinking of upgrading to 8.10 Intrepid Ibex. Although I really like the look of Linux Mint 6 Felicia (quite similar to Ubuntu).

Anybody got any thoughts? My PC isn't that good so I may be better off using Xubuntu 8.10 for something a bit lighter.

i can barely do anything on ubuntu cant even open .jpg

will the 300 updates I have installing make it work

DaBomb12 said: i can barely do anything on ubuntu cant even open .jpg
will the 300 updates I have installing make it work


NO! Don't do that! turn that notification off.

Double click the .jpg to open it
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I keep meaning to install 9.01 but it takes too long. I'll have to do it one day when I have lots of time.
stuff ubuntu nothings working

I want windows back!
9.04 is awesome! I like the new ACPI support so my laptop goes "non-nighs" properly every time I shut the lid. Even my wireless lan light works now

*Happy days*

DaBomb12 said: i can barely do anything on ubuntu cant even open .jpg
will the 300 updates I have installing make it work



lol im pretty sure u can open jpegs
yer you can open JPEG images. I am trying to convince my family to use Linux Kernal
im on windows

everything i did it kept going

ERROR (null)
Failed install? Check the disk and run an MD5 check on the image file you downloaded if you downloaded it.
Finally got Ubuntu running on my iBook.

Installed flawlessly with the 6.06 LTS PPC Live CD I had sitting on top of my shelf. Some things I've noticed about Ubuntu 6.06 compared to OS X 10.3.9:
System is a 300MHz G3, 32MB + 256MB RAM, 20GB HDD, 800x600 TFT LCD display on an AGP ATi Rage Pro 4MB. Latest Open Firmware update. This is the original version (no firewire)

 •  Ubuntu, being what would feel even more feature rich than OS X runs much smoother by comparison. OS X 10.3 is about three years older than Ubuntu 6.06 too. The slight occurrence of lag when typing in openoffice.org is gone and the window manager feels faster to respond.

 •  Ubuntu runs at an average of 40% of the RAM used with Mozilla Firefox 1.5 running. There is no usage of the swap, which is very ideal for speed. OS X was constantly on the brink of the RAM limit, occasionally overflowing when I tried to multitask, as a result performance would slump.

 •  Like in OS X, power management seems to be fully working. I am using a three year old 2.6 kernel, and sleep appears to be absent, but the display is able to be turned off and the backlight is fully adjustable.

 •  After installing the restricted codecs, video playback is much smoother in Ubuntu than it has been for videos in OS X. Thanks to Totem, Ubuntu plays more video codecs than that of what OS X 10.3 had available.

 •  Ubuntu 6.06 will still be receiving updates for a little while longer whereas OS X 10.3 was dropped from support years ago
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Thats awesome Abuu, Ubuntu clearly owns all
I feel like I'm being hailed as a PPC Linux maestro. Teacher at school today handed me an iBook 500 to install Ubuntu on and I might also install it on my sisters iMac as well, seeing how much better the performance is. The 6.06 LTS service will cease for desktop releases this month so it is in my best interests to download what updates and packages I can now while it's still active for it's last days.

Noticed a few perks to linux on Macs. Lack of a right click on the laptops leads me to push F12 to right click. Makes simple functions rather annoying. Also I knew this before hand that there is no support from Adobe for Flashplayer on PPC linux. This strikes out youtube and other flash websites. There are open source flash players like gnash and swfplayer, but there is mixed success from these. An easy work around I have in mind is if I even wanted to do youtube then I could visit the mobile version and play back the .3gp format videos.

Everything apart from that is rather smooth going for me.
If I dual boot linux with vista home premium, and when im just planning to surf the web and whatever, i boot up linux, would that save any power or have any benefits (apart from biased opinions of linux just being cooler )?
it would use less ram? lol

if your just browsing the web with linux just keep vista :/

Doles284 said: Thats awesome Abuu, Ubuntu clearly owns all


sure does, i run ubuntu desktop and ubuntu server under vm's and yeah it runs really well
www.theinquirer.net/ Linux saves the day!
im so retarted at installing tarballs on ubuntu :S
I was running mythtv + ubuntu on my media box. it installed nicely, detected everything and runs well till I installed windows 7

stewbiee said: I was running mythtv + ubuntu on my media box. it installed nicely, detected everything and runs well till I installed windows 7


As in, you set up a dual boot? That's annoying, it should be untouched :/

patto said: im so retarted at installing tarballs on ubuntu :S


Yeh doing those "make installs" can really be tricky sometimes especially when there's no instructions. I usually go for the .deb if there is one
Nah I had a spare 200Gb lying around, I just installed it off that. But I might try and dual boot it when I get some time
has anyone tried google chrome OS?? I have it on a VM that i got off the bigpond servers, I don't think i would ever use it

notagamer said: has anyone tried google chrome OS?? I have it on a VM that i got off the bigpond servers, I don't think i would ever use it


oh cool, i might have a look at it as well...but i agree i wont be using it,

notagamer said: has anyone tried google chrome OS?? I have it on a VM that i got off the bigpond servers, I don't think i would ever use it



it comes out June 2010 doesnt it?

and now ive got a problemo with steam going through wine

everything works normally except that my mouse is a bit lower than what it highlights anyone know how to make it normal again?
As some of you may know I recently gaffa taped all my spare parts together to make a spare PC. I was gong to just put windows on it but I think I'll go with Linux.
I'll be using it strictly for downloading I just had a few questions before I get into it.
Which version of Linux should I use for an AMD CPU and will I have any troubles using WiFi because at the moment that's all I can use.
if you tell me which AMD processor and wireless card ill take a look at compatibility for you.

I'm a big fan on linux mint. I think it's easiest for windows users to get the hang of linux
 
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