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« Topic Start: October 25, 2007, 05:52:27 pm »

Since Ubuntu 7.10 (aka Gutsy Gibbon) came out last week and looked pretty nice in a virtual machine, I went ahead and split my new huge hard drive into two 150 gig partitions and installed Gutsy as a dual boot. I'll be playing with it on and off as time permits.

I've used Linux before but always returned to Windows because I needed programs that only run on Windows. Virtualization has improved by leaps and bounds since the last time I tried using Linux, so I'm hopeful that a virtualized Win2K or Win XP will work good enough this time -- Win98 (which is what worked last time I tried Linux) just does not cut it. I'm going to give it a try because there is no way I'm going to have Vista as the primary OS on any machine I own -- I'm not even sure I would want it in a VM. Smiley

BTW, Gutsy was a much smoother install than Mandrake 10 (which was the last Linux I installed). Enabling mp3s, flash, Java, and even DVDs only took a couple of extra downloads and actually worked out without a lot of tinkering and reading FAQs. Windows NTFS drive can be read and written to now. Installing the Nvidia driver was automated. Better yet, Ubuntu is Debian-based which means it uses apt to install software -- which has always worked infinitely better than rpms on handling dependences for me.
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