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    Default linux/ubuntu

    Is this a good thing,or is it not worth the time to download it?

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    Yes it works good, You can run it from a CD or a USB drive.

    I think the newest Version is 11.04

    I have used it on 32 bit Windows machines. Never tried it on a MAC.


    Enjoy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cwhyu2 View Post
    Is this a good thing,or is it not worth the time to download it?
    So how did it go ?

    Did you do it ?

    It is a good OS to know.

    At the cost of a blank CD it is easy to test, without hosing your system.


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    Have not done it yet to much going on at the moment.
    Will let you know.
    Thanks Don
    Clay

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    I have been using ubuntu version of linux for years .It is great . It will partion your hard drive . You can chose Windows or Linux when you start up . I use Windows for my scanner and Magic jack and Linux for everything else .It is great for web because there are no viruses . Sometimes you see windows error message and you realize this is a web site pop up attempt to trick you .They never will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen C View Post
    I have been using ubuntu version of linux for years .It is great . It will partion your hard drive . You can chose Windows or Linux when you start up . I use Windows for my scanner and Magic jack and Linux for everything else .It is great for web because there are no viruses . Sometimes you see windows error message and you realize this is a web site pop up attempt to trick you .They never will.
    I like it.

    Do you do programming ?

    Visual Studio 2010 is making my brain hurt. lol
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    No , I do not do any programming . I use it for downloading movies . Also use spread sheets for work . It can open and edit excel sheets . Word processor can open and save same formats as microsoft . Good for surfing web . Lots of free software . Think I might look at astronomy .

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    I have been running Debian for years. I will never go back to windows now.
    I'm just starting to work with an old friend of mine to bring solar electric and hot water systems, wind turbines, Flex Fuel Boilers, batteries, hydroponic gardening, books, pellet grills and more. Also the parts for DIY installation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwhyu2 View Post
    Is this a good thing,or is it not worth the time to download it?
    It depends your purpose. If you just want to go surfing online, no need to use linux or ubuntu as the windows is convenient. The linux/ubuntu is free in some versons, it can be used as a server.

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    I'm also using Ubuntu from last six months and satisfied with the working.
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