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Re: what OS are you running?

Postby moonhead » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:12 pm

logan wrote:xp pro 32 bit

when i built my comp 64 bit was still a little bit wonky with drivers and apps and the performance difference was actually pretty even up even with a dual core setup so i chose 32 bit to keep my headaches down with trying to get things to work.

i'm dual booting with xp pro 64 bit. it's very, very stable. and i haven't had any problems with drivers of any kind, other than the biometric security fingerprint scanner. this is on my laptop. i have a desktop that's running regular old xp pro sp 3. i don't use it for much other than storage. it looks to me like the HDD is going bad in it. so i have to figure out a place to store like 30 dvd isos and my 80 gigs of music. :~(

i'm all out of xp pro licenses, so if i get a new drive i'm going to have to install media center edition on it. or i may just say eff it and make it a linux box. it's really not powerful enough to run anything beyond xp.
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Re: what OS are you running?

Postby logan » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:14 pm

moonhead wrote:
logan wrote:xp pro 32 bit

when i built my comp 64 bit was still a little bit wonky with drivers and apps and the performance difference was actually pretty even up even with a dual core setup so i chose 32 bit to keep my headaches down with trying to get things to work.

i'm dual booting with xp pro 64 bit. it's very, very stable. and i haven't had any problems with drivers of any kind, other than the biometric security fingerprint scanner. this is on my laptop. i have a desktop that's running regular old xp pro sp 3. i don't use it for much other than storage. it looks to me like the HDD is going bad in it. so i have to figure out a place to store like 30 dvd isos and my 80 gigs of music. :~(

i'm all out of xp pro licenses, so if i get a new drive i'm going to have to install media center edition on it. or i may just say eff it and make it a linux box. it's really not powerful enough to run anything beyond xp.


yeah nowadays it's certainly better but two years plus ago not so much. i just haven't found the need/reason to upgrade to a newer os at this point.i wouldn't run vista if i got it for free though. just not a fan of anything i've seen.

i have an old box sitting around if i find the room i may turn it into a linux box to play around with. at the moment my space is limited though. :~(
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Postby Guru13 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:17 pm

Lushcrush wrote:The Fedora core is not bad. Or you could just fill the entire extra partition with porn ... 8-o

I have to say, haven't seen you in awhile.
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Postby eagles21 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:20 pm

FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:
Lushcrush wrote:The Fedora core is not bad. Or you could just fill the entire extra partition with porn ... 8-o

I have to say, haven't seen you in awhile.


by Lushcrush on Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:57 pm


This is an olddd topic.
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Re: what OS are you running?

Postby logan » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:17 pm

heh i didn't even realize this was old either.
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Re: what OS are you running?

Postby joelamosobadiah » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:06 pm

XP Home.

I would love to try the Ubuntu, but don't have any experience or know anybody with exerience. Also, with all the we design that I do along with graphic design, I really need to keep XP or vista and I can't get used to Vista enough so XP it is. I would LOVE to either be able to dual boot or have two computers and have a Mac and a PC, but meh, that costs too much. :-D
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Re: what OS are you running?

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:20 pm

I have XP and don't know anything about 48bit dual systems from Linux.
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Re: what OS are you running?

Postby moonhead » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:33 pm

joelamosobadiah wrote:XP Home.

I would love to try the Ubuntu, but don't have any experience or know anybody with exerience. Also, with all the we design that I do along with graphic design, I really need to keep XP or vista and I can't get used to Vista enough so XP it is. I would LOVE to either be able to dual boot or have two computers and have a Mac and a PC, but meh, that costs too much. :-D

download a ubuntu disc and run it in VM. just tinker with it. you won't get the full experience, obviously. but it will force you to learn a few things. and that's never a bad thing.
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Re: what OS are you running?

Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:04 am

moonhead wrote:
joelamosobadiah wrote:XP Home.

I would love to try the Ubuntu, but don't have any experience or know anybody with exerience. Also, with all the we design that I do along with graphic design, I really need to keep XP or vista and I can't get used to Vista enough so XP it is. I would LOVE to either be able to dual boot or have two computers and have a Mac and a PC, but meh, that costs too much. :-D

download a ubuntu disc and run it in VM. just tinker with it. you won't get the full experience, obviously. but it will force you to learn a few things. and that's never a bad thing.


I have a few kinds of Linux I run thanks to VirtualBox (it's an open-source version of a retail version of VMWare just about). I use them for work and because well, I'm a geek with an insatiable appetite for all things computing related.

Kubuntu is my favorite distribution but all it is, is just a prettier version of Ubuntu and fact of the matter is you can run them side by side. I'd use Red Hat if you're running more professional-grade applications whereas Fedora like Ubuntu tends to be more geared for end users. Not crazy about Red Hat myself but it's the OS of the lamp stack that runs my company's cloud and one of my developers uses Red Hat.
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Re: what OS are you running?

Postby moonhead » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:51 am

The Artful Dodger wrote:
moonhead wrote:
joelamosobadiah wrote:XP Home.

I would love to try the Ubuntu, but don't have any experience or know anybody with exerience. Also, with all the we design that I do along with graphic design, I really need to keep XP or vista and I can't get used to Vista enough so XP it is. I would LOVE to either be able to dual boot or have two computers and have a Mac and a PC, but meh, that costs too much. :-D

download a ubuntu disc and run it in VM. just tinker with it. you won't get the full experience, obviously. but it will force you to learn a few things. and that's never a bad thing.


I have a few kinds of Linux I run thanks to VirtualBox (it's an open-source version of a retail version of VMWare just about). I use them for work and because well, I'm a geek with an insatiable appetite for all things computing related.

Kubuntu is my favorite distribution but all it is, is just a prettier version of Ubuntu and fact of the matter is you can run them side by side. I'd use Red Hat if you're running more professional-grade applications whereas Fedora like Ubuntu tends to be more geared for end users. Not crazy about Red Hat myself but it's the OS of the lamp stack that runs my company's cloud and one of my developers uses Red Hat.

i used to work for a smalltime isp, and we used fedora to run our mail server. i never really thought of it as an end user os. i guess i didn't know, because that was really my only exposure to it.
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