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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2010, 06:20:16 AM »
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I'm not sure as I've never done it myself, but imagine it would be done through the automatic updater? But maybe that only works when 10.04 is final?


Yeah, since he has a network connection, he can use the "Update Manager" (probably under the "System" tab on the menu) to take care of it. But speaking from my own experience, that can be quite break-prone. I always prefer to do a fresh install.

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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2010, 06:28:47 AM »
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how would i use the update mananger? In linux right now. I can use everything but my drive in 9.10 right now so I'm not really in a hurry I guess, but I would like everything to work...  :pinch:
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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2010, 10:25:01 PM »
I will say this, Linux is fast. I was playing on Adultswimgames.com while on Ubuntu and the speed was amazing.
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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2010, 11:57:52 PM »
It'll play flash games faster? Nice... I have a 1.9 Ghz CPU. Not good enough for some of the more involving flash games.

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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2010, 11:59:31 PM »
Yeah mine's a 1.3 GHz
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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2010, 12:12:23 AM »
I thought everyone left me behind. :'(

Well. That's a lot better than the PC I used to use. My last PC had a 450Mhz CPU.  :eeeee:

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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2010, 12:16:57 AM »
yikes! But then again I bought this laptop last september...
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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2010, 12:24:17 AM »
Oh. I didn't think about that... Laptops are generally slower than desktops, right? So your laptop is probably about as old as my desktop.

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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2010, 12:32:34 AM »
Its possible I guess, just wish Windows ran as fast as Linux on this laptop.
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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2010, 12:38:38 AM »
I wish Microsoft had less of a monopoly. Then you wouldn't be having any problems. Bug #1 in Ubuntu: “Microsoft has a majority market share”. That's actually on their site. :)

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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2010, 06:06:37 AM »
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Oh. I didn't think about that... Laptops are generally slower than desktops, right? So your laptop is probably about as old as my desktop.


Yup! It's not very many laptops that come close to most modern desktops in performance. The ones that do are usually gaming laptops, which one would probably be hard pressed to find for under $2,000.

@VincentFirePony: It's been at least a couple of years since I've tried to use Ubuntu's Update Manager, so unfortunately I don't remember how to use it. I did find this though:
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/upgrading

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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2010, 06:24:13 AM »
K rhnaks Flyboy. I've been trying to install upgrades but I keep losing internet connection...
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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2010, 12:06:17 PM »
I tried a Debian Live USB a little bit yesterday. I couldn't mount my HDD though. Said I do not have the permissions.I looked at the help file and it said that Debian (At least THIS version) doesn't allow mounting of drives (I can't remember if it's Windows specific or not) by default. How do I get around this? How do I get these "permissions"?

I just Put Xubuntu Live on my USB. Gonna test it sometime soon.

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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2010, 06:28:48 PM »
Well if Debian works like Ubuntu, you use sudo to temporarily get the permissions.
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Re: Trying to live free and use Linux =(
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2010, 10:14:53 PM »
I don't know the command. Besides, when I was playing with Ubuntu it was able to mount the drives.

Not impressed with Xubuntu. Didn't even detect my HDD. I didn't want to mess with the internet at the time. I noticed a icon in the system tray that claimed restricted drivers were available. I thought maybe if I check that out it might be able to read my HDD. When I clicked on it, nothing happened at first. Then another icon appeared and it stated that a crash had occurred. I had a kernel crash. Some other error notice appeared too. When I kept telling it to go away it kept coming back... I had to shut down. I did not have this problem with Ubuntu or Debian.