I have a question about Linux ...

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  1. ilovechi23

    ilovechi23 Member

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    I've been looking around but can't really find any info about it .... I want know what it is what it Do etc...... anybody who can help me with this I would appreciate it thanks in advance

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    Linux is just another Operating system much like Windows or Mac. The biggest difference between the three is the fact that Linux is, in most cases, free, and to the best of my knowledge is always open source. The only Linux system I've used is Ubuntu, and I love it. It's much faster than Windows 7, which I have found to be about as fast as Mac.

    The trickiest part of Linux I've come across is getting your typical programs to work. It can be done, but for me there's always been an alternative which again, is free. For example, replacing the Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) you have OpenOffice.org. Completely free, and pretty similar. Not as powerful as Microsoft, but for the typical computing, it's plenty.

    For a little more information on Ubuntu:
    Features | Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is nice because you can actually install it inside of Windows, choose to boot into Ubuntu any time you want simply by restarting your computer and selecting Ubuntu when it asks you which OS, and then if you need to free up space, you can just uninstall instead of deleting the partition, which in some cases has been known to make your hard drive act goofy.
     
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    I suggest against installing Ubuntu from inside windows as I later found out that you cant update to newer Ubuntu versions without problems. Also for whatever stupid reason my sound is crazy low and the "Ubuntu masters" haven't been able to help me.
     
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    Another thing to note is it seems to run a lot better with ur computers components than windows or mac. And uses a lot less resources..

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    Update to newer Ubuntu versions as in go to newer release candidates, or simply download updates? If you can't download updates you may have been cursed with a bad install. If you're talking about going to different release candidates, I'm not sure if they program with respect to that or not. I'm not even sure if they program the release candidates to be downloadable as patches because I reformat my computers on a near quarterly basis. :p
     
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    When I tried to update to Ubuntu 10.10 it broke my Ubuntu and i had to copy some files back into Ubuntu and fix disk errors. But I have to agree with Abe it ran everything much better except for my sound.
     
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    Well I had find the info about ubuntu... I went install it and selected side by side install but my installation was interrupted and now I don't have that option anymore erase and use all hard drive and partition my drive.... anyone can help me with this?