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General Chat Thread, A Little Linux Advice! in General; Originally Posted by AyatollahPies Jaunty Jackalope is Ubuntu 9.04 Karmic Koala is Ubuntu 9.10 I'm looking forward to Ubuntu 10.4 ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    Jaunty Jackalope is Ubuntu 9.04
    Karmic Koala is Ubuntu 9.10

    I'm looking forward to Ubuntu 10.4 (Leisuresuit Larry)

    To the OP, I recommend Linux Mint. It's Ubuntu but with a more familiar interface for Windows users.
    Whoops! Just goes to show how long it has been since I uninstalled Ubuntu [Missed an entire release cycle somehow]

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Whoops! Just goes to show how long it has been since I uninstalled Ubuntu [Missed an entire release cycle somehow]
    You've not missed much, just different shades of Brown.

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    The thing i love about ubuntu is that for me as a tech it does just work. If it doesn't google normaly has the answer or someone on a forum does. Or i work it out (which i did when installing Xibo on 9.10 in a sun virtualbox on my RM cc4 client and then sharing it accross the network for remote displays.)

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    Potential Names for Ubuntu after Karmic Koala [?]

    L should be called Leaping lizard
    M should be called Modest Monkey
    N should be called Nubby Nightingale
    O should be called Ornery Ocelot
    P should be called Prickly Porcupine
    Q should be called Qurious Quetazalcoatlus (hmm)
    R should be called Rocky Raccoon (unless it infringes on another character)
    S should be called Slashing Squirrel
    T should be called Tremendous Tiger
    U could very well become Undulating Umbrette
    V could be vital velociraptor
    W should be called Wascally Wabbit (unless again, one of the characters says no. Come on Elmer; let us do it. Please?).
    X could be Xtreme Xerus (sorry…)
    Y could be Yammering Yaffle
    Z should be called Zesty Zebra

    Source: lnxpowered.org

    Some other thoughts on future release names: [and how they are/might be selected]

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DevelopmentCodeNames

    and:

    http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/18657/

    [It would appear that Gatt is correct with Lucid Lynx for 10.4 so we can scrub 'Leaping Lizard']
    Last edited by DaveP; 9th November 2009 at 10:27 PM. Reason: Add content to the post.

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    Another vote for Ubuntu - I use Jaunty with XBMC

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    You've not missed much, just different shades of Brown.

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    Ubuntu 9.10 Upgraders Report Frustration


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    A note on wubi:
    Remember that this is not a 'proper' installation of Ubuntu, its essentially a disk image stored on the c: drive of your windows partition, you will take a performance hit so don't completely judge the Ubuntu experience on a wubi installation. There are other issues with these kind of disk images such as no hibernation and hard reboots are more likely to cause data corruption than a normal installation.

    If you like Ubuntu and want to move it to its own partition, you can take your wubi install and use LVMP to move it.

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    create a partition in your HDD, install ubuntu, then take your Win 7 disk and restore the Master Boot Record, that way if you decide you dont like ubuntu, the GRUB loader doesnt cock up your system!

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    Fedora 11 with KDE 4.3

    Not really used any other distro much, I tend to get on with Fedora fine though

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    Morning Simon

    Any chance you could post back and let us know how you get on and which distro you went with, personally I was thinking about ubuntu / open suse myself as was contemplating having my machine tri booting ( OS X, A linux Distro and Windows either Xp or 7 ) as there is an opensource app that you use as to select / pick which OS you want to load as apposed to using the bootcamp OS Chooser by holding down Alt.

    Anyway just as a side note - compiz is pretty good, takes a bit of configuring but nice effects etc

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    If you want to try Linux without any partitioning get Sun's Virtualbox, excellent for trying out OSes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Morning Simon

    Any chance you could post back and let us know how you get on and which distro you went with, personally I was thinking about ubuntu / open suse myself as was contemplating having my machine tri booting ( OS X, A linux Distro and Windows either Xp or 7 ) as there is an opensource app that you use as to select / pick which OS you want to load as apposed to using the bootcamp OS Chooser by holding down Alt.

    Anyway just as a side note - compiz is pretty good, takes a bit of configuring but nice effects etc
    sure thing fella, I think I am going to go with the partition hard drive and install Ubuntu edition for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    If you want to try Linux without any partitioning get Sun's Virtualbox, excellent for trying out OSes.
    Agreed, I've got Ubuntu running very nicely on my Win7 laptop through virtualbox. Had to use the alternative installer iso, the text only one, though as the live CD version hung when selecting anything from the menu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    Agreed, I've got Ubuntu running very nicely on my Win7 laptop through virtualbox. Had to use the alternative installer iso, the text only one, though as the live CD version hung when selecting anything from the menu.
    I had a simular issue installing ubuntu within virtual box, i upgraded my virtual box to the latest one and made sure ACPI was on. All works fine and dandy.

    A note for if your using it withing Virtual box, make sure you use the brigding adaptor when configuring a network card. That way it hangs on the network like a real box.

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