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snowman

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  #185006 18-Dec-2008 16:21
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sounds good. just quickly while i'm here, does any problems arise by having two versions of ubuntu on one machine?

foobar
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  #185033 18-Dec-2008 22:41
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Not to be deterred I used its WUBI to install it and as Foobar predicted....its not nearly enough. im gonna put xununtu on it tonight, but is there an easy way to uninstall ubuntu?


I don't have personal experience with WUBI, but it's my undestanding that if you run it via WUBI then it's just a Windows application you can uninstall, like any other application, right?


 
 
 
 


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  #185149 19-Dec-2008 14:55
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absolutely. I just ran the uninstall from add/remove programs and it disappeared........what surprised me the most is that it took about 15sec to get rid of it..........a far cry from the half hour+ installing it.

edit: I have noticed on both computers (my server and an old one that dad brought home from work) that even with the computer idling @ desktop with system monitor running in another workspace that the processor is running at full. does anyone know why?? I like to keep my computer running all day-but if its going flat out all the time......

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  #185156 19-Dec-2008 15:26
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just dropping by.. if it is windows, run task manager or better yet download this lovely tool http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

if linux, drop into shell (command prompt) and use the command 'top', that'll tell you whats hogging your processor.

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casper021
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  #185609 22-Dec-2008 08:48
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I would say if you want to use linux you should have a look at Cetos I have been using it for a while now and I think its really good and easy to use

http://www.centos.org/
http://www.centos.org/product.html

FredDag
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  #185614 22-Dec-2008 09:12
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Ce[n[tOS is... an enterprise level OS (It is RedHat stripped of all mention of RedHat).
It is stable and scalable and all other things enterprise. For a desktop OS it is a pain, I find, as the uptake of new drivers (read: 3D hardware acceleration drivers) into the latest kernel is very slow. this is by design as CentOS is not cutting edge.  I use Fedora, this is the OS that Redhat test new features and work out the bugs... the best of bread from Fedora ends up in Redhat. SO... try fedora if your looking for a desktop OS else if looking for a server OS then do go CentOS... then you can say you have redhat expereince ;)

Fred




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casper021
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  #185618 22-Dec-2008 09:23
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As far as I know (but I might be wrong here) Centos is identical copy of RedHat Linux just rebranded with Centos Logo

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Fedora-core is a community supported distro on which later red hat distro's are based on. Fedora core is therefore a testing base and can use unstable things which would not be used in the official redhat versions. Fedora-core is free and you don't get official support from redhat.

Red hat enterprise is The linux version from redhat which you buy and therefore get official support. It is the version that is used in businesses as it is stable.

CentOS is a copy of redhat, but free. It is maintained not by the company redhat but by others. This Would be the version you'd want if you need a stable enterprise grade linux but don't want the costs. Also, software that was prepared for redhat will install one to one on centos
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Linux/Distributions/Fedora/Q_22397995.html

 
 
 
 


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  #185624 22-Dec-2008 09:31
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Yes... but more than just the logo, it is code source and anything else that has the word 'redhat'.  (there are slip ups of course)
It is not a secret to anyone, nor kept as such. Just the way open source works.

Redhat will not support a install of centOS, obviously. For support you must purchase Redhat... which I would be doing if running an OS supporting some BI app that handles $$

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snowman

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  #185708 22-Dec-2008 16:34
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well im reasonably settled in with xubuntu although my 375(.4!)mb of ram and the 1.7Ghz processor is not quite enough to do the job properly.

Fred, the main process taking up the CPU is some system app called Xorg


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  #185815 23-Dec-2008 13:41
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Xorg stands for X Window System, if you are unfamilliar with what it is and what its purpose, check this out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System


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  #185982 24-Dec-2008 14:42
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ok. critical process. not good to kill. gotchaWink.

snowman

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#186147 26-Dec-2008 12:51
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Fred,

HOG3 does indeed run with wine. I am yet to try it outputting anything.....but so far so good!

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