• Planning to get Ubuntu; would like information.
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[QUOTE=Takkun10;20040811]Ubuntu will ship you the CD for free but it takes awhile. Make sure you have a internet connection with that computer. Its really not difficult at all.[/QUOTE] Why ship it when you can download and burn it yourself?
[QUOTE=Maccabee;20050060]Why ship it when you can download and burn it yourself?[/QUOTE] I shipped 9.10 because the CD case looked cool. But of course now I have no clue what the fuck I did with it.
[QUOTE=gparent;20040682]What?[/QUOTE] He means dual boot his favorite Windows flavor and Ubuntu. [QUOTE=gparent;20040682]Because those two are completely different?[/QUOTE] Uh. [QUOTE=Eleventeen;20039155]Ubuntu is a GNU/Linux distro.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Zayfox;20039121]Ubuntu is Linux.[/QUOTE] No. The statements mean the same thing. [editline]02:13PM[/editline] For clarification because you seem like you don't understand what I mean. If I say, for example, Vanilla is a flavor of Ice cream. It's still an Ice cream, it's not a car. Ubuntu is a flavor/distribution of Linux. It's still Linux, not a car.
Linux is the kernel and GNU is the operating system. Ubuntu is the flavour of GNU and Linux is the cone.
[QUOTE=Eleventeen;20053608]Linux is the kernel and GNU is the operating system. Ubuntu is the flavour of GNU and Linux is the cone.[/QUOTE] hey how do i post threads
[QUOTE=Eleventeen;20053608]Linux is the kernel and GNU is the operating system. Ubuntu is the flavour of GNU and Linux is the cone.[/QUOTE] And together they make an ice cream, if we are continuing this analogy. It's the same with Windows: XP is the OS flavor, the kernel is some form of DOS or something - the cone. Together, they make an ice cream. [editline]02:17PM[/editline] [QUOTE=joanh873;20053618]hey how do i post threads[/QUOTE] "New Thread" button?
[QUOTE=Eleventeen;20053608]Linux is the kernel and GNU is the operating system. Ubuntu is the flavour of GNU and Linux is the cone.[/QUOTE] Except the kernel is the majority of the system with all the drivers built in and all.
[QUOTE=Zayfox;20053627]And together they make an ice cream, if we are continuing this analogy. It's the same with Windows: XP is the OS flavor, the kernel is some form of DOS or something - the cone. Together, they make an ice cream.[/QUOTE] Look, I disagree. It's not a misunderstanding, I just think you're plain wrong. GNU/Linux and Linux aren't the same thing, therefore if Ubuntu is a distribution of GNU/Linux, then it obviously isn't Linux. Ubuntu isn't just a patchset over the kernel. It's more than that. It's a specific community, a way of handling package management, a support contract, a backing corporation, a specific view of Free software, and all kinds of other things, all of which have nothing to do with GNU/Linux, and thus even less with just Linux. The difference would usually not matter too much, but since we were taking special care to be pedant since I brought up Wine and emulation, it's obviously not appropriate to make mistakes when describing Linux too.
[QUOTE=gparent;20053866]Look, I disagree. It's not a misunderstanding, I just think you're plain wrong. GNU/Linux and Linux aren't the same thing, therefore if Ubuntu is a distribution of GNU/Linux, then it obviously isn't Linux. Ubuntu isn't just a patchset over the kernel. It's more than that. It's a specific community, a way of handling package management, a support contract, a backing corporation, a specific view of Free software, and all kinds of other things, all of which have nothing to do with GNU/Linux, and thus even less with just Linux. The difference would usually not matter too much, but since we were taking special care to be pedant since I brought up Wine and emulation, it's obviously not appropriate to make mistakes when describing Linux too.[/QUOTE] Yes, now we're being exact. And I suppose if you look at it like that I made a mistake. Disregard my posts other than WINE is not an emulator.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV2;20050382]I shipped 9.10 because the CD case looked cool. But of course now I have no clue what the fuck I did with it.[/QUOTE] So did I, cause I wanted a sticker, but now they don't send a sticker, nor do they send a cool case. It's a lame little piece of paper.
On a semi-related note, I'm currently installing Nexenta on one of my systems. It Debian GNU/Solaris because that's just fucking cool
To the point, you should try Ubuntu in Virtualbox or VMWare at the very least.
What exactly is Virtualbox?
[QUOTE=AmericanInfantry;20063328]What exactly is Virtualbox?[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Virtualization[/url] Emulates a physical computer with software. You're basically running a computer inside/on your current computer. inb4 yodawg
So, if I get Ubuntu and then VB, I can use any Windows software on Ubuntu without a dualboot?
[QUOTE=AmericanInfantry;20063846]So, if I get Ubuntu and then VB, I can use any Windows software on Ubuntu without a dualboot?[/QUOTE] Ofcourse it'll run slower, because you're running 2 operative Systems at once, but yeah.
Now to decide whether or not I should either dualboot, use VB, or use an emulator or whatever (like WINE).
[QUOTE=AmericanInfantry;20064093]Now to decide whether or not I should either dualboot, use VB, or use an emulator or whatever (like WINE).[/QUOTE] I would just dual boot because it is much easier and less work.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;20064475]I would just dual boot because it is much easier and less work.[/QUOTE] Unless you switch between windows and Linux Based applications frequently.
Most likely I'd be doing that. So I could do VB? Is it possible to have Ubuntu as the main OS and Windows in VB, rather than the other way around?
[QUOTE=Van-man;20065274]Unless you switch between windows and Linux Based applications frequently.[/QUOTE] Well if you have a large hard drive you could just put both VB and wine on the OS's and than if you can't spare the 2 minutes it takes to reboot and switch.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;20066524]Well if you have a large hard drive you could just put both VB and wine on the OS's and than if you can't spare the 2 minutes it takes to reboot and switch.[/QUOTE] Been there, done that. It becomes tedious in the long run. Ended up running windows as main OS, and Linux under VB.
I just ended up completely ditching windows.
Just use windows if the only thing you want is to run windows programs.
Yeah, but I want to be able to use Windows in VB under Ubuntu. In simple terms, Ubuntu would be the main OS but I have Windows in VB. Is there any possible way to do that? Once I get my computer I will test that.
[QUOTE=AmericanInfantry;20064093]or use an emulator or whatever (like WINE).[/QUOTE] :suicide:
Zayfox if you haven't got any thing to add to this topic, please fuck off and stay away. Your post are starting to look like trolling...
[QUOTE=AmericanInfantry;20071488]Yeah, but I want to be able to use Windows in VB under Ubuntu. In simple terms, Ubuntu would be the main OS but I have Windows in VB. Is there any possible way to do that? Once I get my computer I will test that.[/QUOTE] What programs do you even want to run in windows? Games?
[QUOTE=Baldr;20074370]Zayfox if you haven't got any thing to add to this topic, please fuck off and stay away. Your post are starting to look like trolling...[/QUOTE] Wine isn't an emulator. He's facepalming at that statement.
[QUOTE=AmericanInfantry;20071488]Yeah, but I want to be able to use Windows in VB under Ubuntu. In simple terms, Ubuntu would be the main OS but I have Windows in VB. Is there any possible way to do that? Once I get my computer I will test that.[/QUOTE] What programs/games do you want to run in your Windows VB??
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