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    Arrow I'm impressed. Ubuntu.

    I was a big mandrake/mandriva user since 10.2 but recently when I moved to NC, I had to switch to wireless. I got super issues with mandriva's drivers, no matter what I did, nothing would work. So I upgraded to a new version and Mandriva powerpack 2007 spring and it still didn't work.

    So I said screw it, downloaded Ubuntu and I am loving it, auto configged EVERYTHING! even wireless, found all the access points.

    I was impressed.


    Now i'm working on getting beryl installed but it looks like I found my new distro.

    It also is just 1 regular cd download, not a 4 gig dvd that takes 45 mins to install. Sure it doesn't come with alot of junk you can pre-install but if I want I can just as easy use its download manager to get what I need.

    Took around 10 mins to get it up and running.


    PS: Anyone who hasn't used Linux and want to give it a try, I highly recommend it. If you screw this up, you shouldn't be allowed to use a computer. :P


    Here's a screen shot of it before I get beryl installed which will make it alot prettier! wee!

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    Good deal. I use Ubuntu for general-purpose computing, and Gentoo for development. Unfortunately my video card can't keep up with the Beryl eye-candy, but that's okay. I really believe that Ubuntu would suffice for anyone who doesn't need to use a Windows-only commercial application on a regular basis.

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    I've never tried Unbuntu, but I've heard it's almost as good as slice bread. They've done wonders on the auto-config.

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    I've been thinking of trying Ubuntu on my new Mac, just for kicks/curiosity. Anybody done this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion
    I've been thinking of trying Ubuntu on my new Mac, just for kicks/curiosity. Anybody done this?
    In Parallels, it works fine, I've got a friend who is using it. With bootcamp it might be more difficult for lack of good driver support. Another option might be the VMWare beta for OSX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero
    In Parallels, it works fine, I've got a friend who is using it. With bootcamp it might be more difficult for lack of good driver support. Another option might be the VMWare beta for OSX.
    Ugh VMWare can be a pain........ I've seen unbuntu done in Parrells on TV, and with the 2Gig RAM it was smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patonb
    I've never tried Unbuntu, but I've heard it's almost as good as slice bread. They've done wonders on the auto-config.
    Autoconfig works great. I have to manually install video drivers from ATI to get 3d and my plasma working right. But each tim I just go to the forums and learn how.
    Still haven't installed my wireless, but I have my cd laying here since you recommended NDIS Wrapper a few weeks ago. I just use my cat5, it's a whole lot faster anyway. I'm all about speed when xferring large files to my server, which I do quite often.
    I need to install beryl Cory, keep forgetting about it. When you get it up and running, post a few screencaps puuhlease.

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    Here some new pics with beryl installed. It adds alot of cool visual effects that you can't see through screen shots! check out you tube to see some of them!











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    Quote Originally Posted by CapnGimp
    Autoconfig works great. I have to manually install video drivers from ATI to get 3d and my plasma working right. But each tim I just go to the forums and learn how.
    Still haven't installed my wireless, but I have my cd laying here since you recommended NDIS Wrapper a few weeks ago. I just use my cat5, it's a whole lot faster anyway. I'm all about speed when xferring large files to my server, which I do quite often.
    I need to install beryl Cory, keep forgetting about it. When you get it up and running, post a few screencaps puuhlease.
    Hi John,

    Any possibilty of being able to fly LO:MAC using any Linux distro?

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    Wow screw beryl, I just found out its dead.

    COmpiz Fusion is the shit! I just installed that, and wow the effects are insane!

    check out the video!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4Fbk52Mk1w
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