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  6-Apr-14, 13:14   #1
Question for the tech savvy mobbits out there (bout Ubuntu) 0 
pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
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so XP is bout to officially stop to be supported from micro&soft...and the thing is i do own xp on my netbook (eee pc), i don't want to shell out x amount of $ for some new software, so i was thinking about installing Ubuntu on the netbook... any ideas about this software, your experience, tips etc.

     
  6-Apr-14, 15:02   #2
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bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
Age: 32 (M)
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I am not able to help you with linux, but...
You could have a windows 7 without shelling out a fortune for a license, so I strongly recommend to buy one.

IF THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE:
- get a clean copy somewhere
- get the latest DAZ loader somewhere
- enjoy your user experience brought to you by Bill Gates
(for the first two, just go to forums DOT mydigitallife DOT info, where you will find many helpful answers and minions)

Believe me, its much less of a hassle than learning linux from da.scratch.

     
  6-Apr-14, 15:22   #3
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Phisix 

Joined: May '13
Location: United Kingdom
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If your used to XP then jumping up to Vista or more importantly 7 would be more of a benefit to you since they basically work the same way XP does but with more stuff and more updated things. Stay away from Windows 8.

Paying for or mr torrent for Windows would be your best bet but make sure you back up any files/films/pictures ect you want on a external HDD as everything like that will be deleted by the time the upgrade finishes.

     
  6-Apr-14, 16:35   #4
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Heskor 
Joined: May '13
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Well not too much tech savvy here so i am going to give it a try anyway. If you are not familiar with ubuntu it would be preferable to stay with the classic one, those that you use a lot for example microsoft xp and others.

Also just ask for a windows from your friend that is not linux and you are set, it is illegal copies but who does not use them?

Agree with bowie1984 statement above that linux is much more hassle to learn from scratch anyway hope your issues have been solved pochui!

     
  6-Apr-14, 18:43   #5
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 39 (F)
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The whole story with Windows XP has been a real pain for lots of people.
And its not the windows upgrade only, but some need to upgrade some
parts of hardware in order for Win 7 for example to run.
I will try in my laptop, some time soon, to see if it can run it without memory upgrade,
the advisor said i need Smile

     
  6-Apr-14, 19:48   #6
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bowie1984 

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Posted by Mober:
The whole story with Windows XP has been a real pain for lots of people.
And its not the windows upgrade only, but some need to upgrade some
parts of hardware in order for Win 7 for example to run.
I will try in my laptop, some time soon, to see if it can run it without memory upgrade,
the advisor said i need Smile

Win7 runs on almost any decent config (if it could run a p.oker software with 8-12 table open, or a modern browser with 20+ open tabs, it could run win7 too), the minimum memory required is 1GB (for 32-bit) and 2GB (for 64-bit).
So if you have a laptop, around 2 Ghz (or more) processor and an just alright graphics card, you should have no problem. Additional RAMs is never wrong on any computer, u should buy them anyway with or without the OS upgrade.

     
  7-Apr-14, 18:31   #7
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pochui 

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well thanks everyone for your responses- gonna have a go at installing ubuntu, if i don't visit the forums for a while then you'll know that i failed miserably & off to look for new piece of technological wonder that is also known as pc/wc/tablet/laptop/netbook/sh1tbook etc. man am i tech prudent or what Agree

     
  7-Apr-14, 18:35   #8
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Phisix 

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I would still go for Windows 7 mate, especially as Linux can be a pain in the ass to learn but it is your choice. Good luck.

     
  7-Apr-14, 18:47   #9
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Macubaas 
Joined: Apr '11
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Go to windows 7 and do not even think about ubuntu, you'll have tons of compatibility problems...

Now you also make sure that you'll pc or computer have enough resources to run windows 7 on it Blink

     
  7-Apr-14, 18:51   #10
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Phisix 

Joined: May '13
Location: United Kingdom
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That is a good idea actually. It may be an old system if it is using Xp, although I have seen a Xp upgrade to Win7 before.

if not, then Vista would still be good to upgrade too.

     
  7-Apr-14, 19:21   #11
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bowie1984 

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Posted by pochui:
well thanks everyone for your responses- gonna have a go at installing ubuntu, if i don't visit the forums for a while then you'll know that i failed miserably & off to look for new piece of technological wonder that is also known as pc/wc/tablet/laptop/netbook/sh1tbook etc. man am i tech prudent or what Agree

I doubt that many p.oker site have linux compatible softwares, so I will be the third one to say again: think it twice.
If you already have positive experience with ubuntu then go at it, but you seem a complete linux virgin, so I advise you again with all of my goodwill and reason: please dont do it.
Go to the forum which I advertised, there you will find many tutorials about where/what/how you could get a win7 without problems (and 4 free).

     
  7-Apr-14, 19:42   #12
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
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Adding an extra memory or a bigger one in this machine is just a waste of money.
The laptop is a 2004 model Smile
Installed the win7 and it was running very fast.
I didnt configure the updates though, it did an automatic one and became a little slower
with all that net framework crap that installed.
btw i only have 512 MB RAM Smile.
Will see how it will go, since so far its only on date one.

     
  7-Apr-14, 21:23   #13
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demodawggy 

Joined: Feb '12
Location: Canada
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Hey poc hui,.... I don't know if I qualify as being 'savvy' as I'm rather duncid when it comes to all this computer stuff...but I DO know when something is GOOD and what I like...and I LIKE my Windows 7... If you can get that, I think you'll be very happy with it...!!!!

Also,.... You explained the 'pochui' thing before,.... I found another type of 'hui' at the tables...

vsepohui

Is that the 'female' version of hui...? Big Smile

     
  8-Apr-14, 20:10   #14
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 39 (F)
Posts: 10011
So far i love the new windows. And whats not to like. I was amazed about how good
my computer handles it. If i hadnt made the mistake, leaving it to update by itself,
it would be running very fast like in the beginning.
I am thinking to remove all those net framework programs to see if it will pick up
any more speed, since i had noticed that in Win XP every time i was installing them,
the computer was running slower.
Anyone one knows if that will speed it up?

     
  8-Apr-14, 21:03   #15
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bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
Age: 32 (M)
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Posted by Mober:
I am thinking to remove all those net framework programs to see if it will pick up
any more speed, since i had noticed that in Win XP every time i was installing them,
the computer was running slower.
Anyone one knows if that will speed it up?


We are still talking about win7, right?
It wont speed up your pc and different programs will need them in the future (or needing them now) so I advise you to leave it alone.

The thing that you could do is keeping them from starting whenever you boot your pc (making mscorsvw.exe into our little pet).

1. search for services.msc on your computer (at the run window)
2. open it (its a basic console panel listing all the services your machine requires to run smoothly)
3. find the frameworks on the list then right click
4. go to properties
5. find on the upcoming console where they list the 'type of start' or 'start type' (i dont know what the exact name, my win is run with a hungarian language pack)
6. change it from automatic
7. click apply to the bottom right corner then ok

Also you could trim down the starting applications list

1. search for msconfig.exe
2. its a system configuration panel, you could choose applications to not start when booting your computer
3. stuff like java or adobe/skype/google updater dont need to start automaticaly everytime you want to play poker or just surf the net, so here you could make them behave normally and keep them from slowing down your pc whenever start
4. you could update things manually, they dont need to run all the time on every occasion

(You could see whats slowing down your pc whenever you open the task manager, then you could go and make adjustments accordingly to what you see there)

     
  8-Apr-14, 21:37   #16
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 39 (F)
Posts: 10011
Yes its Win7.
Thank you for your help. I will try what you said.
Thanks again Smile Thumbs Up

     
  8-Apr-14, 21:50   #17
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Theapple 

Joined: Sep '13
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Age: 29 (M)
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dam we lost pochui Big Smile why did u have to install that linux man (: Big Smile

     
  9-Apr-14, 08:40   #18
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 8623
hahaha @apple i'm still here, but i DID install linux, so now i am one of those geeky nerds who say fcuk windows, i am running linux Big Smile it does take some time to get used to, but i must admit i'm impressed with os that takes ~10 min to install and which costs $0.
@bowie - yeah poker clients for linux are non-existent, i can only play poker in browser, but i have extra pc for poker, so problems here.
@dawggy- hehe vsepochui, means (politely)- "i don't give a sh1t about anything", meanwhile pochui means - "i don't give a sh1t"...so it's kinda more narrow range of sh1tiness

     
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