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Discussion in Everything & Anything started by skateking, Sep 17, 2008

  1. Mar 15, 2008
    Is it worth dual botting my pc for it?
  2. Oct 22, 2007
    I think linux is a great system but more for the server side of things over personal use. Some may disagree which is fine but i will rock out windows over it for the time being. Is the reason you want to do this is because you hate your vista?
  3. May 27, 2008
    Zombs, You know you can dual boot Vista and XP, right?
  4. Mar 15, 2008
    But vista is still running and taking up 1gb of ram to Run alone D: Only reason i dont like vista is just the ram it takes too much compared to xp. But if i dual boot and xp doesnt require 1gb of ram (While dual booted) then i would do that
  5. May 24, 2008
    What's Linux?
  6. Aug 18, 2006
    I wouldn't necessarily recommend dual booting Linux unless you really know what you're doing. At the same time it is a great opportunity for you to learn some stuff about Linux. If you have noting to lose for, go ahead and dual boot. Just keep in mind if you run into any Linux problems you're most likely gonna have to use Google and execute some bash commands, so it's not nearly as user friendly. :razz:
  7. Oct 22, 2007
    ubunto or whatever it is called i have seen would probably be the best one. again up to you, easier thing would be upgrading memory if that's the issue. i don't mean the so called flash memory but actual memory on the mb.
  8. Jul 16, 2008
    i have Linux on my laptop and love it but don't do it if you don't know how to use Linux
  9. Mar 15, 2008
    its not the memory just the crashes. Some features are great but im [In the middle] Alot of games i play are vista only But vista still crashes alot so you see my predicament
  10. Apr 9, 2007
    If you need help, Im here. I suppose I can install Linux again if you need a lot of help with it.
  11. Jun 29, 2007
    As kyle, CAM and myself as far as i know are the SEMI resident Linux experts/gurus YES is the only answer i can recommend. Start with UBUNTU or SUSE or SOLARIS. OR work on DEBIAN and Fedora.
  12. Jul 16, 2008
    windows crashes allot for me mite go to linux but don't know which one to chose
  13. Aug 18, 2006

    You may want to try doing this:


    Running Linux in a VM.
  14. Apr 9, 2007
    I love VirtualBox/VMware, The only bad thing is there is NO harware acceleration, Along with 3D Graphical effects.
  15. Mar 15, 2008
    I installed it but i dont know how to get beryl
  16. Jul 16, 2008
    i don't think ubuntu uses beryl i think they use compiz now

    -EDIT dont know if this will help but here you go [codebox]How do I know if Compiz is enabled (How can I disable Compiz?)

    On Ubuntu 7.10 and up:
    Open System > Preferences > Appearance. Click on the Visual Effects tab. If Compiz and desktop effects are enabled, Normal, Extra, or Custom will be selected. If Compiz is disabled, None will be selected. To switch modes, simply click on another selection. Changes take effect immediately. How can I install Beryl? - FuturePilot

    Beryl was merged back into the Compiz project to create what is now know as Compiz Fusion. Beryl is no longer supported or developed meaning that if there is a bug, no one will fix it. Therefore it is recommended that you use Compiz Fusion which comes installed by default in Ubuntu.[/codebox] and for a tit on how to install compiz fusion hope it helps