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Switching back to Linux after a few years of Windows

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Re: Switching back to Linux after a few years of Windows

Postby pch.shot » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:39 pm

You can always use this:
https://www.virtualbox.org/
to try out a distro first.
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Re: Switching back to Linux after a few years of Windows

Postby pch.shot » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:42 pm

There is also this:
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/
Pick your poison.
Systems Windows XP Pro 32 bit & various Linux in Virtual Box and VMWare Player
Intel i7 2600K cpu with built in Intel 3000 video
1 OCZ Vertex 3 120 gig ssd(System)
1 Western Digital 2 Terabyte Green internal hard drive(Storage)
Kingston ddr3 1333 ram(4 gig)
MSI Z68A-GD80(G3)mobo w/hdmi video and optical audio
Realtek HD audio
Realtek lan
1 LG sata optical drive
Antec Sonata IV case/620 watt psu
50 inch LG plasma tv/monitor
Sony surround sound amp
Axiom speakers
optical sound
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Re: Switching back to Linux after a few years of Windows

Postby pch.shot » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:04 pm

Here's a screen shot of Mint running inside XP" using Virtual Box:
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Systems Windows XP Pro 32 bit & various Linux in Virtual Box and VMWare Player
Intel i7 2600K cpu with built in Intel 3000 video
1 OCZ Vertex 3 120 gig ssd(System)
1 Western Digital 2 Terabyte Green internal hard drive(Storage)
Kingston ddr3 1333 ram(4 gig)
MSI Z68A-GD80(G3)mobo w/hdmi video and optical audio
Realtek HD audio
Realtek lan
1 LG sata optical drive
Antec Sonata IV case/620 watt psu
50 inch LG plasma tv/monitor
Sony surround sound amp
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optical sound
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Re: Switching back to Linux after a few years of Windows

Postby Vulcan219 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:27 pm

pch.shot wrote:You can always use this:
https://www.virtualbox.org/
to try out a distro first.


Thanks, I use VMWare, with Windows 7 now, but I am going to be totally uninstalling Windows 7 from my machine and going back to Linux with Umbuntu 12.04 for now, and when the Ultimate Edition 3.5 comes out I will be upgrading to that, However I will be keeping the Gnome interface, I like that better than KDE, but like the idea that Thee Mahn will be setting it up for the option already ready and in place, so I can test to see if I want to use it.

I will be dual booting the Windows and Umbuntu for now, till I get all my data off the computer and then wipe it and repartition the drive and be totally Linux when done, and at the most I will put Windows 7 in the VMWare.

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Re: Switching back to Linux after a few years of Windows

Postby pch.shot » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:41 pm

Good idea!
Systems Windows XP Pro 32 bit & various Linux in Virtual Box and VMWare Player
Intel i7 2600K cpu with built in Intel 3000 video
1 OCZ Vertex 3 120 gig ssd(System)
1 Western Digital 2 Terabyte Green internal hard drive(Storage)
Kingston ddr3 1333 ram(4 gig)
MSI Z68A-GD80(G3)mobo w/hdmi video and optical audio
Realtek HD audio
Realtek lan
1 LG sata optical drive
Antec Sonata IV case/620 watt psu
50 inch LG plasma tv/monitor
Sony surround sound amp
Axiom speakers
optical sound
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Re: Switching back to Linux after a few years of Windows

Postby Vulcan219 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:57 pm

THanks, soon as I get a chance I will put my sys spcs in the signature. I like that people here let that be seen, that way if issues come up it saves the questions of your setup and then everyone can just get to figuring out the problem.
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