linux ubuntu...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dragonmantek, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. dragonmantek macrumors regular

    dragonmantek

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    i didnt really see any other place to post this thread, so dont bug me about that, if you want me to move it to somewhere else i will.

    okay, so my friend keeps telling me about how awesome linux is, so i did some research and i got refit, and now i can triple boot, into my 3 partitions.

    so i now have OS X 10.5.2, Windows Vista 32, and Linux 7.10

    now i struggled to get linux working because i didnt have any drivers for it, so i got them off of the leopard installation cd (for windows, because windows drivers can be used for linux), and then i got it working.

    but when i started using linux more i got bored, its not a very exciting operating system, the only thing i see using it is for last.fm/music, internet browsing, and thats it.

    anyone else think they can help me enjoy my linux experience before i flame it?
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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    You're alllllll confused.

    That's how it's done.

    Linux 7.10 has not been released, I believe you are referring to Ubuntu 7.10, which is the older version of Ubuntu Linux. 8 is the current version.

    Windows drivers cannot be used in Linux. Only Wifi drivers to some extent, but you shouldn't be using that method, as Ubuntu 8 supports Wifi out of the box.

    I'm sorry.

    www.google.com
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I suggest trying some eye candy out for Ubuntu.....also look google top linux apps, or top linux games
     
  4. dragonmantek thread starter macrumors regular

    dragonmantek

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    hmmm, will do, but about the driver thing, when i got it, it didnt come with the driver for wifi out of the box, it pissed me OFFFFF.

    and i have hardy heron 7.10, didnt install 8 yet.

    i basically spent like 4 hours, custom installing the wifi driver.

    alright, i guess i'll google some stuff, oh and another thing.

    i can't figure out how the fudge to install stuff. i go to the install/add programs thingy, and i can't find the program i want, say google earth. so i go to google earth, and download the file, and it doesnt work, and that happened for alot of the stuff i wanted to install.

    and, yes i know, so many ands, where do i get all the crazy graphical stuff thats shown on youtube, like moving backgrounds, wiggly windows and stuff like that, thanks.
     
  5. The General macrumors 601

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    All you had to to is enable restricted drivers and everything would have worked.
     
  6. GibsonMarshall macrumors member

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    I just put Ubuntu 8.04 on my MBP and am using it through Parallels. It's all right. It reminds me a lot of Windows XP.

    After I finally figured out how to find the disk image in the Parallels OS setup, it was pretty easy after that. I had to go back and adjust my network settings for it connect to the internet.

    I bought XP Lite today and I will need the actual disk to load it up. I've been having problems with my XP disk.

    Linux was a lot easier to install and didn't take as long.
     

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