linux or xp

@inder86 (566)
Gibraltar
December 2, 2008 12:40pm CST
i am a x.p user. i never used any other window. now i am thinking of ubuntu 8.10. is there any user of linux????????????????????? if yes then please guide me weather i should move to linux or not if yes then to which one. as i am unknown to its system. i heard its quite difficult.
9 responses
@prajnith (942)
• India
6 Dec 08
well you can give ubuntu a try but you cant install many softwares in it as it doesnt come with many necessary compilers, you can just install what is compatible with ubuntu, if you are going to install many softwares then i would insist pclinuxos as its very user friendly, faster, and comes inbuilt with all compilers and binaries needed to compile or install most of the softwares. you can even try out its live cd, its like ubuntu. and dont go for ubuntu go for kubuntu. kubuntu is KDE version of ubuntu,its easier to use and has many useful sofwares. even kubuntu is free visit https://shipit.kubuntu.org/ to order kubunti cd's for free
@inder86 (566)
• Gibraltar
6 Dec 08
man you r little late . i had already installed ubuntu. as i am a beginner to it . its working fine for me right now but soon i am going to try another one. thanks for the reply have a nice day.
@prajnith (942)
• India
6 Dec 08
its k,, there are thousands of linux to try out with.. good to know you are Experimenting with linux .. Have a Nice Day.. take care ..
• India
2 Dec 08
hmm im experimenting with ubuntu n i like it u need some time to learn but u'd get the hang of it
@inder86 (566)
• Gibraltar
3 Dec 08
yep i am learning it side by side now. thanks.
• India
3 Dec 08
:d
• India
2 Dec 08
yes you can move to ubuntu.Its not so difficult it also has a windows environment.But the advanced function require basic knowledge of linux.I recommend you to install Ubuntu as a secondary OS..Or you can use a virtual machine..test ubuntu on it ,if it is comfortable ..move to ubuntu completely
@inder86 (566)
• Gibraltar
2 Dec 08
i am trying it as live . but every time i have to update some soft due to which i am not able to use it properly.
• India
2 Dec 08
why not use vmwire or virual Pc.. It creates a virtual pc within xp.install ur linux.u can work on it with full resources and full control.get exact envronment.
• India
6 Dec 08
Linux is not diffucult at all. You can easily swirch to Ubuntu.
@inder86 (566)
• Gibraltar
7 Dec 08
i had and i am enjoying it.but my brother is almost confuse. ha ha
@wanris (141)
• Indonesia
4 Dec 08
I think you must learn linux first. You can install linux at your VirmWare. So, your PC will have 2 operating system : XP and Linux.
@inder86 (566)
• Gibraltar
4 Dec 08
first i have to format two drives from ntfc to fat32 and then i will be on linux. thanks.
@idcoder (382)
• India
3 Dec 08
ya linux is good and these days if u are in IT then it is good to learn linux..though XP is way much easier to use...if you wish to learn linux then i suggest partition your harddisk with xp and linux both so if in case you have problem you can switch back to XP...
@inder86 (566)
• Gibraltar
4 Dec 08
right now all my drives are full, soon i am going to burn dvds and then i will install it too. thanks.
@jason1308 (1587)
• France
2 Dec 08
I have two of my computers running Linux, and have never had any complaints from them. They run better than before with windows, and for me I prefer them. I started our with Ubuntu, but it just didn't feel right, too sluggish and a bit buggy. Since then I have tried, and this is the advantage of Linux, several different Distros, including PCLinux2008 (very good for ex windows users), Puppy Linux, which I still have running perfectly on an old P233 laptop, runs really fast and Mandriva 2009 which I now run on my desktop. I use the Mandriva community edition with XFCE interface, and have no complaints about it. I have also heard, although haven't tried it that Linux Mint (based on Ubuntu) is meant to be very good for newbies. The best thing to do is download a few distros and test them out from a Live CD before you commit yourself, and unless you play a lot of games on your PC, I don't think you will want to go back to windows again.
@inder86 (566)
• Gibraltar
3 Dec 08
there are so many versions of linux which confuses me. i at first thought of just xplinux but now i think to start from ubuntu. have a nice day.
• India
2 Dec 08
live cd does not help at all move to fedora 9 or mandriva .. mandriva is most easiest linux
@inder86 (566)
• Gibraltar
3 Dec 08
thanks man. i will see about mandriva.
@oadgmd (102)
• Philippines
26 Dec 08
Im a linux user myself. The only way to really know which system you prefer is by trying it out.The live cd is very sluggish and makes ubuntu look inefficient. Try a dual boot. That way youll get a feel of ubuntu. Most windows programs have a compatible software in linux. Plus its free. Another problem you may encouter with linux is hardware compatibility. as much as i woulndt want to admit it, its still a windows world. So some hardware may not work.