Arch Linux vs Windows 7
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 12, 2011
Every once in a while, I'll look at a Linux distro and get urges to install it. In the past, I've used Ubuntu (both gnome and kde) quite a bit so I think I could handle using Arch Linux from what I've seen. Actually, I've even virtualboxed it and had no problem!
However, I wanted my desktop to remain windows (basically for gaming). But right now I'm on a laptop I use for just about anything. The problem is that while it is my laptop, my girlfriend uses this quite a bit as well. I'm getting super urges to install Arch Linux, but I want to justify that urge to her! A lot of the reason is because I completely optimize and "pimp out" any OS I have, so this Windows is actually super nice looking and quite fast (as fast as windows can get I guess.)
I'm basically wondering what some of you power users think about Arch Linux vs Windows 7 directly. Is there any sort of speed test out there, and what is the compatibility of certain laptop devices that come with it (such as
Ubuntu Linux & Windows 7 Dual Boot or just use Windows in a Virtual Machine?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 11, 2013
I'm looking at making the switch from a laptop with Windows 7 to one with Ubuntu Linux (my HP Pavilion is dying a slow but unrepairable hardware death) but I have a couple programs I'm probably going to have to run with Windows. A few games I'd like to keep but mostly my Scrivener novel writing program that only has a glitchy beta version for Linux, plus I already own the Windows version and can put it on a second machine. Disclaimer: I've never actually used Linux. At all. But because I frequently have to live off public WiFi due to travel, I'd rather have something more secure, and nothing makes a writer swear more than having to do a hard restart in the middle of a chain of thought because of a freeze.
I'm looking at a System 76 Pangolin Performance laptop which comes with Ubuntu installed. I can get a legit copy of Windows 7 relatively inexpensively. So my questions are: 1) Do I need dual boot? Or will most things run ok in a virtual machine? Since my writing program integrates
Ubuntu vs Windows
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 13, 2011
First, my apologies for duplicating any previously submitted questions regarding Ubuntu and Windows related "stuff". I just don't have the time nor the patience to browse all that is posted and then not be able to find what I am really looking for. I would like to totally move to Ubuntu and dump Windows. However, v11.04 may not work for me so will most likely have to use the v10.x. It's my understanding that "Unity" on v11.04 is not as compatible with older drivers, hardware, and such; the compatibility list(s) is not all that extensive. Of all the stuff I have on Windows XP/SP3 Home there are only a few applications I would like to run on Ubuntu. So my first question is ... can I run a Windows application on Ubuntu without having Windows installed? My next question is ... if I need to have Windows installed, how do I install and run Ubuntu on a separate internal hard drive? I don't mind partitioning but the problem with this is if the hard drive fails everything f
Ubuntu versus Windows 7 for Home Web DMZ Security
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 6, 2011
I am setting up a web site to host from home and am planning on having a web layer that is port forwarded to port 80 and an application layer that is connected to the web layer through a LinkSys WRT310N router. The application server has php code that is called by the web server html files and, in turn, calls executables written in C++. I particularly want to protect the executables from hackers who might reverse engineer the code.
The web layer runs Windows XP and has WAMP installed. The application server has dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I was wondering which would be more secure for the application layer: Ubuntu or Windows 7. This may seem like a stupid question by I am a newbie to networking and to Ubuntu although I have used a fair bit of Linux and Unix in the past.
Many thanks in advance for any help,
Ubuntu VS Windows 4to1 performance issue
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 10, 2011
Ubuntu V 10.10, vs Windows 2k server. Comparable hardware. From a XP workstation on the same gigabit switch. Share uses Samba.
I start a copy of a 2GB file from the workstation to my Linux share, and then to my W2k server. The copy to the w2k machine finishes in less than 60 seconds, the copy to my Linux machine takes 4 minutes.
I am a windows veteran, but a Linux newbie. Are there settings I should look at, or something faster than Samba?
install ubuntu on windows 8 machine
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 7, 2013
hope you can give advise. I've done some reading on this but cannot get answers to a couple of issues.
I've just got a new Sony Viao laptop. I need to install Ubuntu that I use all the time, but need to leave on windows 8. The PC has UEFI boot, I've tried to change this to legacy in the bios but windows won't boot if I do. So I downloaded ubuntu 64 bit (13.04), and set up the bios to boot from a cd, setting bios settings as recommend on Ubuntu homepages.
It's starts up and shows
*OEM install from manufacturer
* check disc for defects
So I thought best to use try, Ubuntu boots, however the screen is slid over to the right, the mouse will only move to the centre of the screen not over to the left, the mouse will move off the right and wrap round to the left. So the screen is effectively off centre and wrapped around. Also no program bar shows up, so all I can do is move the mouse. So my questions are
1. If I do install will I have
Ubuntu vs. Windows WPA Keys
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 28, 2008
My wireless network is mainly windows boxes using a WPA security key usually a 10 character key.
When I try to configure my Ubuntu 8.04 laptop to the same network I have to have a 15 character key.
Any ideas? The modem/router will only allow a 10 character key.
Going 100% Linux (Ubuntu) from Windows 7
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 24, 2013
Hello everyone. I enjoy the linux community and the linux OS. However, I have been a Windows user for as long as I have been computing. My question today is: "If I decided to go full Linux (Ubuntu) from an along side installation with (Windows 7), would I gain the disk space of my computer or would the partition from the USB still be the only memory I have?
I decided that I wanted to run Linux on my computer but I understand the unfair recognition when it comes to vendors like Microsoft, Apple, and others. Nevertheless, I decided that I could run Linux along side Windows and have the best of both worlds. Now, I am curious about this disk space and partitioning. I want more disk space and I want to go full Linux. (I am comfortable with the CLI termal: Information Systems Major) What I don't know about this situation is if I go full Linux, will my disk space still be limited or will it be as if i was running Windows (no disrespect) and have way more diskspace to work w
Installing Linux Mint or Ubuntu Alongside Windows
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 1, 2013
I would like to install Mint or Ubuntu alongside windows
I have three drives , there are three Drives C,D,E. i tried to install LinuxMint using the live DVD in E drive problem is linux is not detecting the installed version of windows , it is showing all as single unallocated HD. so if i proceed with that i would loose all my data. I earlier tried in another system in which i successfully installed Mint OS in a separate drive. i also tried by converting the drive to ext4 file system still the linux installer couldn't detect the drive.
Any help would be more helpful....
Ubuntu or Windows 7 for virtual labs
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 12, 2012
Before I ask my question, I understand I am in a linux forum and most likely everyone answer will be Linux over windows, but I hope whoever answers has an appreciation for both OS.
At work and at home I mostly use Windows 7 and Server 2008. I am working on a lot of security stuff like penetration testing. I have a workstation I build (2TB HD, 12GB RAM, Quad AMD Processorů) that I use for testing. The workstation had server 2008 and I was using Hyper-V to host my labs. There were some issues and I wiped and installed Windows 7 with VirtualBox for my labs. I like this setup better.
Most of my testing are tested using Linux like BackTrack but also use it to test new products and use it when I get certified in Microsoft products. I am familiar with Linux but not as much as I would like to be.
So, to my question/s.
Should I keep windows 7 as my host for my labs and Install Ubuntu as a virtual and get familiar with Linux or should I install Ubuntu and have Ubuntu ho
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