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Ubuntu 9.10 is here
« on: October 29, 2009, 08:19:16 AM »
After a successful Windows 7 Launch party at my place last weekend. And getting to see how Windows 7 runs on an older laptop. Time to see how the latest version of Ubuntu 9.10 will work on that laptop.
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 is here
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009, 09:03:24 AM »
I'm going home for lunch today to start the download.  Hopefully it'll be done by the time I get home from work.  I'm about due for a re-load both on my main machine and laptop.  I was thinking of doing an "Ubuntu challenge" to see how long I can go before reverting back to windows.  However, a brand new dual core laptop with win 7 home premium is available for $375 down here which makes it very very tempting.

I think I could probably get along with Ubuntu ok... until I wanted to plan an unsupported game.  Hmm.  What to do... What to do. . .

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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 is here
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 07:14:20 AM »
Ok, so . . .

I wiped windows completely off of my laptop and did a complete install of 9.10.  I have to say I'm impressed.  Everything was rather painless.  My wireless even worked from the getgo.  Configuring the wireless profile for a hidden wifi network was easier than in windows.  I was able to navigate to all my windows shares without any issue.  I even got my network printer set up and printed a test page with ease.  Installed flash without a hitch.  It was an easy experience.  I'm impressed. 

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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 is here
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2009, 12:55:01 AM »
Dual boot it with Win7...get the best of both worlds. I do like seeing how snappy my system is when the OS takes less than 400 megs of ram :D
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Re: Ubuntu 9.10 is here
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2009, 06:19:03 PM »
Ya I also installed it, looks very nice especially at school with a win7 virtual machine  O0