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Microsoft's 'Blue' not just for Windows

  1. #51



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    I agree with Jimbo on the pricing, Yeah, it will be a downward slide for MS if they ever go that route.
    I will definitely jump ship for Ubuntu to start, simply for the their Phone adventure, which I am already going to keep an eye on.
    It is far too intriguing to not keep a watch on and take a serious look at. I am not MS loyal to my own detriment.
    Plenty of things I don't like about MS, but I would like to see a nice cross platform system be put in place.
    And the fact Ubuntu and possibly other Linux distros if Ubuntu pulls this off, we could see a whole new paradigm in OS's.
    MS very well could be in trouble on the consumer side of things. And I say that only IF Ubuntu can pull off a real cross platform system.

    Ubuntu, while still not perfectly suited for all people will start looking better and better to promote and teach to all, by those of us in the know.

    BTW, just downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and will load it in a VM to play with, it's been a while.
    It is amazing how Ubuntu 12.10 is, I downloaded it on a test machine running windows 7 pro. I used their windows installer to do it and it took 18gigs of the HD and Partitioned it so now I have a dual boot for both.
    the whole process took 15 minutes

    I wanted to test it for a client who wants to put it on his old XP Machines, as the main OS. These machines are used in a community center and right now they cannot afford to put new ones in so wiping XP will get rid of all the junk and make the machines look almost new at least for another year until they can purchase new ones.
    I was amazed by it. It looks similar to Windows OS, now it has a software updater manager so you do not have to use DOS commands to do an update on a program. The last time I installed and used Linux was about 10 years ago.
    I am really impressed with the Ubuntu 12.10. Libre Office is installed in it and so is Firefox. I installed Dropbox on it and it was quite easy to do
    I can see if this keeps improving more and more users will go to it since you do not need security on it and it is not hard to learn

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    i am really confused, i thought Blue was suppose to be an open source Free OS that you can upgrade your Windows 7 to get a taste of Windows 8. What happened to that idea?
    Did you ever see anything for free from M$.
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  3. #53


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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    I agree with Jimbo on the pricing, Yeah, it will be a downward slide for MS if they ever go that route.
    I will definitely jump ship for Ubuntu to start, simply for the their Phone adventure, which I am already going to keep an eye on.
    It is far too intriguing to not keep a watch on and take a serious look at. I am not MS loyal to my own detriment.
    Plenty of things I don't like about MS, but I would like to see a nice cross platform system be put in place.
    And the fact Ubuntu and possibly other Linux distros if Ubuntu pulls this off, we could see a whole new paradigm in OS's.
    MS very well could be in trouble on the consumer side of things. And I say that only IF Ubuntu can pull off a real cross platform system.

    Ubuntu, while still not perfectly suited for all people will start looking better and better to promote and teach to all, by those of us in the know.

    BTW, just downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and will load it in a VM to play with, it's been a while.
    It is amazing how Ubuntu 12.10 is, I downloaded it on a test machine running windows 7 pro. I used their windows installer to do it and it took 18gigs of the HD and Partitioned it so now I have a dual boot for both.
    the whole process took 15 minutes

    I wanted to test it for a client who wants to put it on his old XP Machines, as the main OS. These machines are used in a community center and right now they cannot afford to put new ones in so wiping XP will get rid of all the junk and make the machines look almost new at least for another year until they can purchase new ones.
    I was amazed by it. It looks similar to Windows OS, now it has a software updater manager so you do not have to use DOS commands to do an update on a program. The last time I installed and used Linux was about 10 years ago.
    I am really impressed with the Ubuntu 12.10. Libre Office is installed in it and so is Firefox. I installed Dropbox on it and it was quite easy to do
    I can see if this keeps improving more and more users will go to it since you do not need security on it and it is not hard to learn
    May I suggest you have a look at Zorin. It is based on Ubuntu but with a Windows 7 or XP UI. Here is a little demo I made: Having fun with Zorin - Windows 7 Support Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    i am really confused, i thought Blue was suppose to be an open source Free OS that you can upgrade your Windows 7 to get a taste of Windows 8. What happened to that idea?
    Did you ever see anything for free from M$.
    I'm going to be that guy...

    -Internet Explorer
    -Windows Updates
    -Bing apps
    -SkyDrive
    -Office Web Apps
    -Windows Defender/Security Essentials
    -Windows Essentials
    -Zune Software
    -Six months of free, no-adverts Xbox Music streaming
    -Personalization gallery


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  5. #55


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    All of that you only get because there are other equivalent free options and M$ wants to keep you in their corral. But if it is something really new and exclusive, you pay.
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  6. #56


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    All of that you only get because there are other equivalent free options and M$ wants to keep you in their corral. But if it is something really new and exclusive, you pay.
    Usually if something from Microsoft is new and exclusive, it's generally hardware; like the Xbox, Windows Phone, Surface, ect.

    But regardless, yeah you do pay for other things. Why? Thousands of people spent hundreds of hours developing and writing code so you can use it however you want over the other options out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    I agree with Jimbo on the pricing, Yeah, it will be a downward slide for MS if they ever go that route.
    I will definitely jump ship for Ubuntu to start, simply for the their Phone adventure, which I am already going to keep an eye on.
    It is far too intriguing to not keep a watch on and take a serious look at. I am not MS loyal to my own detriment.
    Plenty of things I don't like about MS, but I would like to see a nice cross platform system be put in place.
    And the fact Ubuntu and possibly other Linux distros if Ubuntu pulls this off, we could see a whole new paradigm in OS's.
    MS very well could be in trouble on the consumer side of things. And I say that only IF Ubuntu can pull off a real cross platform system.

    Ubuntu, while still not perfectly suited for all people will start looking better and better to promote and teach to all, by those of us in the know.

    BTW, just downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and will load it in a VM to play with, it's been a while.
    It is amazing how Ubuntu 12.10 is, I downloaded it on a test machine running windows 7 pro. I used their windows installer to do it and it took 18gigs of the HD and Partitioned it so now I have a dual boot for both.
    the whole process took 15 minutes

    I wanted to test it for a client who wants to put it on his old XP Machines, as the main OS. These machines are used in a community center and right now they cannot afford to put new ones in so wiping XP will get rid of all the junk and make the machines look almost new at least for another year until they can purchase new ones.
    I was amazed by it. It looks similar to Windows OS, now it has a software updater manager so you do not have to use DOS commands to do an update on a program. The last time I installed and used Linux was about 10 years ago.
    I am really impressed with the Ubuntu 12.10. Libre Office is installed in it and so is Firefox. I installed Dropbox on it and it was quite easy to do
    I can see if this keeps improving more and more users will go to it since you do not need security on it and it is not hard to learn
    May I suggest you have a look at Zorin. It is based on Ubuntu but with a Windows 7 or XP UI. Here is a little demo I made: Having fun with Zorin - Windows 7 Support Forums

    thank you, I will go take a look
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    I was amazed by it. It looks similar to Windows OS, now it has a software updater manager so you do not have to use DOS commands to do an update on a program. The last time I installed and used Linux was about 10 years ago.
    Linux Distros have had GUI software managers/updaters for a few years.
    If you want to install something that isn't in the repository, you still have to use the Terminal.

    I've got Linux Mint 14 MATE (64 bit) installed on my PC.
    IMO, it's better than Ubuntu (no awful Unity GUI).

    All of my hardware worked straight out ot the box (ATI Radeon HD6450, Network, Sound and USB TV dongle).
    It even runs my personalised theme (from Ubuntu 10).

    I haven't experienced any glitches.

    The installed size (OS + programs) is ~6GB.

    It took ~30 minutes to install and tweak:
    • ~12 mins - OS
    • ~10 mins - Updates
    • ~03 mins - Install GParted and Wireshark
    • ~03 mins - Copy and tweak my personal theme from Ubuntu 10
    • ~02 mins - Edit "fstab" to auto-load my Windows data partitions
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    Hi WHS,

    I am just going to give Zorin a go.

    Bit short of space atm .

    Will get rid of w8 and install Zorin there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Hi WHS,

    I am just going to give Zorin a go.

    Bit short of space atm .

    Will get rid of w8 and install Zorin there.
    Install it on an external drive like I did. Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive - Windows 7 Support Forums
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