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If no gaming is desired, Kubuntu would be ideal.
 

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depends, i have no problem with ubuntu 9.04, for music i use songbird, and for browsing i use firefox and chromium. i prefer ubuntu because it has faster startup and on my aspire one it can go to sleep and start from sleep almost instantly.

otherwise use what you prefer.
 

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Ubuntu is almost always a much better choice, even for gaming, it really just depends on the games you play. If it's brand new hardcore Windows dependent games that won't work under Wine because of game developers ignorance, yeah, go with a Ubuntu/Windows XP dual-boot. Otherwise you can almost always get away with using Ubuntu exclusively.
 

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Ubuntu is almost always a much better choice, even for gaming
No it isn't.
I used Ubuntu exclusively for a long time. There's very little that can be done in Ubuntu that can't be done better or easier in Windows. I appreciate what's being done with Ubuntu, and I'm rooting for it, but it still needs some work and a LOT more software support before it can stack up to Windows in the desktop OS market.
 

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You can do almost everything Windows does using Ubuntu.

You can do everything with Windows.

Fairly obvious answer if you ask me.
 

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No it isn't.
I used Ubuntu exclusively for a long time. There's very little that can be done in Ubuntu that can't be done better or easier in Windows. I appreciate what's being done with Ubuntu, and I'm rooting for it, but it still needs some work and a LOT more software support before it can stack up to Windows in the desktop OS market.
Thanks a lot for taking my post out of context.
 

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I tried Ubuntu for 30 minutes.. Having no experience with this OS, it didn't like my wireless Broadcom adapter, seems the only downside about ubunto for me..
 

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Meh , I got Kubutu 9.04 and Windows xp SP3 in dual boot .

Just got to figure out how to make internet work in Kubutu .
What's to figure out? Click on the firefox icon. oO

I tried Ubuntu for 30 minutes.. Having no experience with this OS, it didn't like my wireless Broadcom adapter, seems the only downside about ubunto for me..
I run a broadcom wireless card. Ubuntu does have issues with it but you can wrap the windows drivers with ndiswrapper; reboot and it should work.

Just make sure you install wifi-radar before hand. There are a few guides out there for making ndiswrapper work with broadcom adapters.
 

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Just got to figure out how to make internet work in Kubutu .
oO You must be one unlucky dude :lol::p

I've used Ubuntu and Fedora live CDs and installed both on VM too and in all 4 cases, the internet works out of the box! Heck, installing XP on VM with VirtualBox requires some tweaking around to get the network connections to work, but with Linux, works great right out of the box. Heck! Ubuntu even automatically configures my USRobotics WiFi adapter without you even needing to flick a button!
 

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^ That's because when you install them using VM, the internet connection got bridged to the guest OS (inside vm) from your internet ready connected host OS.

Try installing them from the boot in a separate partition.. and lets see if you are lucky then..
 

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No it isn't.
I used Ubuntu exclusively for a long time. There's very little that can be done in Ubuntu that can't be done better or easier in Windows. I appreciate what's being done with Ubuntu, and I'm rooting for it, but it still needs some work and a LOT more software support before it can stack up to Windows in the desktop OS market.
And lets not forget the ALSA/OSS/JACK/whatever BS. Why can't Linux just have something that *works*, like DirectSound in Windows? But nooooo, they have to constantly reinvent the wheel. :rolleyes:
 

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There's very little that can be done in Ubuntu that can't be done better or easier in Windows.
Well, if you are a programmer, and you are not a .NET developer, the choice is fairly obvious. But still the answer is as you say: it depends on what you are doing. Personally I'm a very light gamer (the only "heavyweight" titles I play are Warcraft III and Starcraft and those run on Linux without problems), other than that I "only" use the computer for programming, Internet, music and chatting.



But nooooo, they have to constantly reinvent the wheel.
Isn't that what M$ does all the time anyway? eg DirectX itself.
 

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Isn't that what M$ does all the time anyway? eg DirectX itself.
Spell Microsoft properly. >.> Linux zealots like yourself always have to say something stupid like "M$". Its pathetic, so quit it.

Secondly, MS does NOT change things the extent Linux does.

for example for Linux there is:

* PulseAudio
* aRtS
* OSS
* ALSA
* JACK
* ESD

And those all have issues. With Windows, you have:

* WinMM
* DirectSound
* Xaudio

and those APIs work like they should. Now tell me, is it simpler using a OS that just works. OR a OS that chooses APIs based on internal GPL politics.

Take your pick >_>. I'd pick Windows over Linux any day, especially when it comes to the sound driver rubbish.
 
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