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  • #31
    Tried the last 3 revisions including 10.4.

    It's clearly the best one they've launched and user friendliness is top notch compared to some of the other releases.

    However, theres absolutely no use for it to me personally. You can't play games, i can't sync to my Zune, Skype is awful on it (like a lot of things) and for someone even more of a *Nix n00b than me - hunting for packages etc can be a bit of a testes ache (this are has improved a lot with 10.4 though, i tip my hat to them).

    After a good few weeks usage you realise that unless your running on a laptop(or indeed PC) with 1GB of RAM, Windows is fine.
    Conversely maybe you work in a *nix environment in which case it probably is viable option too OSX/7.

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    • #32
      man all the links in that article are broken so its useless unfortunately
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      • #33
        Originally posted by Toonshorty View Post
        It's the first real Linux I've tried but it's simple to use, features a really nice GUI and running Firefox only uses 263MB RAM!

        ONLY! in windows mine uses 150 MB :/
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        • #34
          I think he means Linux OS + Firefox = total 263MB
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          • #35
            Originally posted by AmdOverclocker View Post
            ONLY! in windows mine uses 150 MB :/
            No, the whole system uses that.

            In windows firefox might use 150MB but the OS is using a hell'ova lot more.

            That was the OS, Firefox and anything else only using 250MB RAM!

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            • #36
              Hmmm 10.10 Maverick....
              how does it compare to 10.04?
              I think I'm going to VM it
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              • #37
                Lucid Lynx is an excellent O/S, especially for first time Linux users. I find everything very intuitve. In fact, I rarely use Windows PC's these days other than for serious gaming.

                Also have my home server running on Lucid Lynx server and have no problem with it at all. Makes a nice change to be able to run such an effective server on such a low-spec system.

                I have even managed to get COD Modern Warfare 2 to run on Linux (through Wine) with impressive results

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                • #38
                  haven't used Ubuntu in a while might have to start again


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                  • #39
                    I like ubuntu for some aspects but they do change a lot of the standard linux releases so sometimes it can take a long time for a fix to be released.

                    Personally I am an arch linux fan.
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                    • #40
                      ahhhh might have to try arch on the lappy...
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                      • #41
                        any game iv tried to play in wine has failed miserably. but that was always going to happen, poor linux guys are trying to reverse engineer windows, which i cant imagine is easy! i am constantly impressed wi ubunutu, very user friendly, and not a drain on resources - i guess if anyone is eco-friendly minded out there, the lower power consumption is a good thing.

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                        • #42
                          I think the games available for Linux (Nexuiz, Warsow etc.) are good enough for the casual gamer... just wish there were some options not based on Quake (yes, because i'm rubbish at fast paced stuff ).

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Mr. Grapes View Post
                            ahhhh might have to try arch on the lappy...
                            Takes some time to set up and get used to. Just follow the arch beginners guide in their wiki. Arch does require more manual configuration than other distros but their config files are second to none.
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                            • #44
                              Well i'm currently using Maverick (the dev release) and it's looking so good.

                              Software Centre has a much nicer look and feel to it now
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                              • #45
                                Got latest 64bit Ubuntu up, hosted on VirtualBox. Looks tidy, only problem is its windowed and i cant use fullscreen for Ubuntu, even selecting fullscreen leaves a small screen to work on, not ideal.

                                VB allows only 128mb video mem, could that be the issue ?
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