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Can I give my copy of W8 to someone else?

  1. #11


    Never been to Heaven......
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    Dual Boot: Back to W7 and Ubuntu 12.04


    I played with Mint 14 for a long time and really liked it, but I had some trouble with the UI and getting some things working right. I ended up going with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Unity was a challenge to get used to but I actually grew to really like it. I got my External sound card working and able to record my music, Steam for windows is running via Play on Linux so I didn't lose Skyrim and I am not a power office user so Libre Office was perfect. The one thing I like about it so far is the "lenses" you can add. The other distro I used for years was Fedora, but I couldn't get my WiFi card to work. Linux has it's pros and cons, but for free and with good forums, it is beyond useable.

    Did you install it on a dual boot or did you go with VM?

    Geeve

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  2. #12



    Posts : 5,326
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Dual booting. There is only 2gb ram on this machine.

    I really like Mint so far - have only been it a few times for short periods.

    Surprised how easy it is to operate - and for me, everything works out of the box. I am not a gamer or a heavy office user.

    I even managed to make my own custom distro - a very simple one, it is Mint and just includes the updated version of FF and libre office, etc, plus a couple of extra programs like the boot repair tool.
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  3. #13


    Never been to Heaven......
    Posts : 283
    Dual Boot: Back to W7 and Ubuntu 12.04


    That's great! It is IMO fun to play with and learn. A while ago I was triple booting and made an actual attempt to not boot windows at all, just to see what Linux was lacking. What I found was that I could do everything I needed to do on Linux without much hassle. Even found a great open source "Quickbooks" replacement. After a couple of months I found myself not even needing Windows.


    Most distros are to a point where you don't even need to open a terminal. I still use it quite a bit though because it teaches you the command structure of the OS itself. There are quite few cheat sheets you can find floating around the web.

    I have yet to try to bulid my own Distro, not quite that comfy with it yet. I have played around here:


    Welcome to Linux From Scratch!

    and with this here:

    Welcome to Linux From Scratch!

    But I was just learning and never really took things very serious about it.

    I also found a really good image program (can't remember the name right now) that I use once I get updates. Then I reimage and if I mess something up, I can just reapply the image and be back where I started. It takes alot of the pressure off of messing with commands and such.

    Geeve
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  4. #14



    Posts : 5,326
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Thanks for the links. Quite a few on this forum and over at sevenforums are looking at Linux - whs for example.

    Is this the one you mean?

    Remastersys - Ubuntu
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  5. #15


    Never been to Heaven......
    Posts : 283
    Dual Boot: Back to W7 and Ubuntu 12.04


    This is it:

    Redo Backup Bare Metal Restore Solution GUI Backup Open Source GPL Recovery

    I liked it because it has it's own live CD and I put the image on my external. The UI is really simple and easy to unserstand. So much so my wife uses to backup her W7 lappy.

    I have used it to save some data on nonbooting systems as well with the live CD, and it has a data recovery option as well if you delete something you need by accident. Plus it's free

    Geeve
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  6. #16


    Never been to Heaven......
    Posts : 283
    Dual Boot: Back to W7 and Ubuntu 12.04


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Thanks for the links. Quite a few on this forum and over at sevenforums are looking at Linux - whs for example.

    They and you are more than welcome to ask me any questions they have! I still lurk around here...

    Geeve
    Last edited by geeve420; 05 Apr 2013 at 12:25.
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