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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby Replicant » 25 Apr 2009, 19:01

Well Vista partition has been imaged so here goes......
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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby Advocate » 27 Apr 2009, 11:07

Been using it since beta - works very nicely and runs beautifully on the mininote.
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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby DaveG » 27 Apr 2009, 12:14

Replicant wrote:Well Vista partition has been imaged so here goes......

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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby Replicant » 27 Apr 2009, 20:34

Well its all ok so far - Ubuntu all set up and have set up Vista in Virtualbox which is working well - needs a bit more RAM for Vista though so have just ordered some. XP however works very well withing Virtualbox. Networking with the Virtual Vista seems a little slow sometimes so will be looking into that although I only need Vista for web dev work using Dreamweaver CS3 and Expression Web 2.

Need to get more time to set it all up how I like it though.
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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby Advocate » 27 Apr 2009, 20:48

Replicant wrote:I only need Vista for web dev work using Dreamweaver CS3 and Expression Web 2.



Not a fan of gedit then? :geek:
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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby Replicant » 27 Apr 2009, 21:32

funnily enough I havent done any web work in Ubuntu - i tend to use DW and do a mix of hand coding or using the software to do it for me.

Would like a good DW equiv to use in Linux
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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby Advocate » 27 Apr 2009, 21:54

There isn't really a good alternative for DW - I'm still looking anyway. The closest I have found is NVU but it really isn't a patch on DW... I run Vista on my desktop and have xp on my peggy and ubuntu on my mininote and two other desktops (one is a server the other a general workhorse) plus the 4 computers I use for work are xp, vista & ubuntu triple boot. If you find a good DW substitute let me know - that, visual studio and gaming keep me with a hold on windows. (I love netbeans on ubuntu btw although it looks rubbish when you have a dark theme, unfortunately it doesn't do C#)
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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby Replicant » 27 Apr 2009, 23:10

I thought that Nvu had ceased being supported.
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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby Advocate » 28 Apr 2009, 13:14

havent used it for ages but it appears you are correct. Been superseded by:
www.bluegriffon.org/

not tried that though.
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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby Replicant » 28 Apr 2009, 19:31

Advocate wrote:havent used it for ages but it appears you are correct. Been superseded by:
http://www.bluegriffon.org/

not tried that though.


I looked into Nvu some months ago and it has now been taken over by someone else and released under the name of Kompozer. The original guy that started Nvu decided to start bluegriffon but not sure why or what happened.
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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby kingosticks » 30 Apr 2009, 00:04

Im loving the new themes in 9.04 but apart from that I cant tell much difference between this and the last version. I've been using Ubuntu for a few weeks now and its been great. does everything I need. Im particularly impressed with hellanzb and floamtv for downloading tv episodes from newsgroups automatically every week.
I have got a small partition for windows 7 which currently only has steam installed and its working out fine. Used to run ubuntu in virtualbox but it was way slower than having a proper install. For programming I only use eclipse these days so if i could just get a nice linux steam client id be sorted.
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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby Advocate » 30 Apr 2009, 11:00

you can run steam through wine :

http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iVersionId=1554

eclipse is nice but I prefer netbeans - I also have to write in C# so need windows...
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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby kingosticks » 30 Apr 2009, 12:29

Yeh I do, but it doesnt run very well on my laptop with TF2 and L4D as I cannot lower the resolution below native 1680x1050 in the game options or with launcher options.

If you want to write C# you should be able to use Mono and MonoDevelop.
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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby Advocate » 30 Apr 2009, 17:32

dont *want* to write in C# - have to - besides the only thing I can think of that Microsoft have done really, really well is Visual Studio - huge fan of that
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Re: Ubuntu Linux

Postby kingosticks » 01 May 2009, 19:36

if your not paying for it then fair enough!

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