Well, on the laptop anyway!
I've given Windows the flick, and made the permanent transition to Ubuntu on my Lappy. It's running better than it ever has TBH I think.
Just about got things setup how I want, and I'm happy.
Still got one or two things to do, but I don't see a Windows install ever appearing on this laptop again. (Touch wood) (Though I have kept 5gb aside in case of emergencies where I might need to install XP)
Just thought I'd share that.
Ubuntu 8.4.1 btw, if anybody is interested...
It's taken some fiddling I'll admit, and plenty of digging and reading, but nothing too taxing.
I have that on one of the drives I use with my caddies.
I'm still trying to work out how to install some programs, but it's a lot more user-friendly than Windoze.
Installing some stuff, like Opera, I find a doddle.
Yestrday, though, I tried "Doom Legacy", as you do.
Not a Scooby, mate. De-arched the tar/gz and there was nothing to even hint at installing the bugger.
Sadly, a search in the package manager drew a blank. Sad, coz that would've auto-installed it.
It looks like there's a couple tools in Synaptics mate... Might be worth a fiddle....? (Look for Doom)
I did that and Legacy just wasn't there.
I've got Ubuntu installed on one of my spare machines, along with a good selection of programs. The only thing I am having trouble with is getting it to talk to the 'net (dial up). I can log on and register, but nothing, not e-mail, synaptics, or firefox will even acknowledge that there is an open connection! When I finally go back onto broadband, I'll try again, meantime, Ubuntu will be a toy that I play with when the mood takes.
That's odd. Mine connected without any input, from me.
I think it's a case of learning, mate. The synaptic thingy's useful, but I need to persevere with it, to figure how it works, properly.
Most stuff's a doddle to install, manually. Some, though, I just can't figure.
There're quite a few Linux program sites about and the Ubuntu forum looks useful, too, if I'm allowed to mention that, here.
Sometimes I feel like I don't want to learn any more progs.
My Ubuntu is playing up bigtime atm. It's very slow when scrolling and I mean slow, same dragging a window, and super slow when trying to view pic's.
Also lock's up all the time.
Just like Windows then.
Looks like another format job.
All part of the learning-curve, innit?
We've got so used to the dinosaur that is Windows, I guess.
I'm still praying for an Amiga OS for the IBM-compatible, me.
The Ubuntu forums wil get you most help usually, whether that's by asking a question yourself, or by searching....
It's buzy however, so don't get downhearted if you don't get a response straightaway. Even the search can take ages, because it'll bring up many possible hits usually...!
It's helped me loads I must admit. (Though I think I've only asked one or two questions myself, most of my answers have come from searching, and searching, and searching....!
I've just installed an app called Ubuntu Tweak which looks at first glance like it might be useful, especially if you're still looking for that "Wiindows" feeling...
I just had one of those moments...
I wonder if there's an Amiga emulator for Ubuntu...?
That could make things interesting, coz the Windoze version lets you fiddle with the Windoze environment through the emulator.
Could be interestin', that.
Off for a mooch.
Katzy and Mick. You claim that Ubuntu allowed you onto the 'net with little or no input from you. I'm betting my lefty that you are both on broadband. Try it with dial up.
What is a doddle? Is it a good experience, or a bad one? Easy, or hard?
google is your
Finding a definition was also a doddle!
My internet is wireless on the laptop, and that is a pain in the rear to setup, but I got there in the end. (Only trouble was, you needed to
download a file, to get it working! lol)
Haven't setup dialup for ages. but could you try sending a fax, just to make sure everything is in order...?
When I finally go back onto BB, I'm certain that Ubuntu will become my OS of choice.
Not tried that yet as, if I can't get the 'net working as yet, there is no point. My biggest concerns will be re-writing much of my code to work with Open Orifice!