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Postby Get Real! » Mon May 30, 2011 1:41 pm

cyprusgrump wrote:I'm running ubuntu 11.04 on this machine at the moment... it is fast, extremely professional, recognises all of my network resources and is of course entirely free - including the 'Office' software.

I tried that 4-5 years ago but it was crap back then. :lol:
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Postby kurupetos » Mon May 30, 2011 1:47 pm

Get Real! wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:I'm running ubuntu 11.04 on this machine at the moment... it is fast, extremely professional, recognises all of my network resources and is of course entirely free - including the 'Office' software.

I tried that 4-5 years ago but it was crap back then. :lol:


Don't worry, it's still the same. :lol:
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Postby Get Real! » Mon May 30, 2011 1:55 pm

kurupetos wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:I'm running ubuntu 11.04 on this machine at the moment... it is fast, extremely professional, recognises all of my network resources and is of course entirely free - including the 'Office' software.

I tried that 4-5 years ago but it was crap back then. :lol:


Don't worry, it's still the same. :lol:

Anything free usually is… :lol:
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Postby cyprusgrump » Mon May 30, 2011 2:05 pm

Get Real! wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:I'm running ubuntu 11.04 on this machine at the moment... it is fast, extremely professional, recognises all of my network resources and is of course entirely free - including the 'Office' software.

I tried that 4-5 years ago but it was crap back then. :lol:


You should give it a try you bigot! :lol:

It was unusable a few years ago... it is truly excellent now.

Stuck it on my PC, it detected all the peripherals (including my NAS and network printer) and is FAST!
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Postby Get Real! » Mon May 30, 2011 2:11 pm

cyprusgrump wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:I'm running ubuntu 11.04 on this machine at the moment... it is fast, extremely professional, recognises all of my network resources and is of course entirely free - including the 'Office' software.

I tried that 4-5 years ago but it was crap back then. :lol:


You should give it a try you bigot! :lol:

It was unusable a few years ago... it is truly excellent now.

Stuck it on my PC, it detected all the peripherals (including my NAS and network printer) and is FAST!

Did you know… they used to ship it out to you for free on a CD!

They must’ve been desperate to make it popular... that’s how I got mine! :lol:

Yeah, maybe I should give it another go... only thing I have to assemble yet another box for it! :roll:
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Postby cyprusgrump » Mon May 30, 2011 2:19 pm

Get Real! wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:I'm running ubuntu 11.04 on this machine at the moment... it is fast, extremely professional, recognises all of my network resources and is of course entirely free - including the 'Office' software.

I tried that 4-5 years ago but it was crap back then. :lol:


You should give it a try you bigot! :lol:

It was unusable a few years ago... it is truly excellent now.

Stuck it on my PC, it detected all the peripherals (including my NAS and network printer) and is FAST!

Did you know… they used to ship it out to you for free on a CD!

They must’ve been desperate to make it popular... that’s how I got mine! :lol:

Yeah, maybe I should give it another go... only thing I have to assemble yet another box for it! :roll:


I remember when unix on a PC was called Xenix! :lol:

The linux people struggled for years because it was too complex for the average user.... This new version will cover the needs of a large majority of PC users without any configuration or tweaking tho...

You don't need to make a new box either... download the ISO, burn a CD and run it from that... :wink:
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Postby kurupetos » Mon May 30, 2011 2:27 pm

Get Real! wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
cyprusgrump wrote:I'm running ubuntu 11.04 on this machine at the moment... it is fast, extremely professional, recognises all of my network resources and is of course entirely free - including the 'Office' software.

I tried that 4-5 years ago but it was crap back then. :lol:


You should give it a try you bigot! :lol:

It was unusable a few years ago... it is truly excellent now.

Stuck it on my PC, it detected all the peripherals (including my NAS and network printer) and is FAST!

Did you know… they used to ship it out to you for free on a CD!

They must’ve been desperate to make it popular... that’s how I got mine! :lol:

Yeah, maybe I should give it another go... only thing I have to assemble yet another box for it! :roll:


Just use wubi to try it first. :wink:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/windows-installer
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Postby Get Real! » Mon May 30, 2011 2:32 pm

I clicked on that... it said "download started" but nothing's happening! :lol:

Alright... I'm getting the ISO now.... 1.5 hours... this better be good or Pissouri will go up in flames!
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Postby cyprusgrump » Mon May 30, 2011 3:05 pm

Get Real! wrote:I clicked on that... it said "download started" but nothing's happening! :lol:

Alright... I'm getting the ISO now.... 1.5 hours... this better be good or Pissouri will go up in flames!


1.5 hours??? :shock:

It is only 650 Mbytes...

What connection do you have there - damp string or something? :lol:

I could burn you a disc and send it by Akis faster than you can download it! :D
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Postby Sotos » Mon May 30, 2011 3:56 pm

If it can't run Silverlight then I will have to stick with windows :( Thats the problem with Linux or anything other than Windows. There is always something that you will need and will not run on them! Hopefully this will change soon. Free OS sounds good!
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