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    Another vote for Ubuntu. As a desktop system, it is the easiest way to transition from Windows and OSX. If you're an OSX user, it'll be slightly easier to get into Linux mainly because of the familiarity in Terminal modes and UNIX/bsd based commands. Ubuntu also offers the Synaptic Package Manager which provides an easy way to install applications through deb packages without having to go through source code.

    As mentioned before, you'll have to compile some applications from source, but those are dime a dozen these days. Linux has come a long way since it became popular in the early 90's so don't be afraid.

    Keep in mind that you'll also be able to run some of your favorite Windows applications through Wine.

    I've been running Ubuntu on one of my laptops for quite a while now and it's the most frequently used system in the house. Even the wife got used to it fairly quickly.

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    Thanks a lot for the feedback. Karma coming for you guys in a bit.

    I just found a Dell Mini 10v off craigslist and plan on triple booting it. (Mac OSX, XP, Ubuntu)
    I guess there's an Ubuntu Remix (forgot full name) that is catered to netbooks. It's not going to be my main OS, however it's something I've always wanted to learn.

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    Once you go Windows 7, you won't go back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Taco View Post
    Thanks a lot for the feedback. Karma coming for you guys in a bit.

    I just found a Dell Mini 10v off craigslist and plan on triple booting it. (Mac OSX, XP, Ubuntu)
    I guess there's an Ubuntu Remix (forgot full name) that is catered to netbooks. It's not going to be my main OS, however it's something I've always wanted to learn.
    Netbook remix AKA moblin
    Also isn't that one of the Dells that has embedded Linux running on it already for the instant power on? I know one of the dell netbooks did.
    Last edited by RoyalPain; January 26th, 2010 at 09:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seraphim View Post
    Once you go Windows 7, you won't go back.
    -_Sf
    Ehh I went from Linux to Windows 7 and I would so much like to go back to Linux at work. Win 7 is ok and all but windows is to restrictive I like using an operating system the way I want to not the way someone else thinks it should be.

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    Also if you really want to be crafty you can install Ubuntu on a USB key and take your bootable usb key and plug it into any computer that will let you boot to the USB port and you have all your data on that key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalPain View Post
    Ehh I went from Linux to Windows 7 and I would so much like to go back to Linux at work. Win 7 is ok and all but windows is to restrictive I like using an operating system the way I want to not the way someone else thinks it should be.
    Learn to develop one then, or be poor, it's the same when you're a Linux user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Taco View Post
    Thanks a lot for the feedback. Karma coming for you guys in a bit.

    I just found a Dell Mini 10v off craigslist and plan on triple booting it. (Mac OSX, XP, Ubuntu)
    I guess there's an Ubuntu Remix (forgot full name) that is catered to netbooks. It's not going to be my main OS, however it's something I've always wanted to learn.
    Everything that's useful to learn isn't something you want to run on a workstation, IMO.
    at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.

    ---gescom

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    Quote Originally Posted by seraphim View Post
    Learn to develop one then, or be poor, it's the same when you're a Linux user.

    -_Sf
    Exactly how does using Linux translate to being poor? That is a retarded statement and you know it.

    Some people aren't content with Microsoft's cookie cutter experience and like to have the freedom of open source to suit their needs. It's a difference of preference, not wealth. "Poor" folks have an option with piracy and take advantage of it quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    Everything that's useful to learn isn't something you want to run on a workstation, IMO.
    That all depends on what the workstation is intended for. Standard users can make good use out of a Linux desktop system... but Gimp doesn't exactly replace Photoshop.

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