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    anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    my experience has been nothing short of phenomenal. it is so fast and stable, that i still can't wrap my head around it. i am using the 64bit edition with ext4. it absolutely blazes. i have been using computers since the mid 80's, and can honestly say this is the single greatest OS i have ever used. very happy camper here.
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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    I love it.
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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    It is the fastest booting Linux at the moment.

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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    Did you guys do a fresh install or an upgrade?

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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    I upgraded my lappy (Asus EEE 1000h) from 8.10 to 9.04 and it was painless. I still use ext3. Boot performance is slightly faster though nothing spectacular. The big news for me is that the new version of evolution now supports MS exchange server 2007 accounts.

    The desktop is a different story. The new ATI 9.4 driver does not support my "older" x1900xt card. The previous 9.3 doesn't work with the new xserver in Jaunty. I'm really pissed at ATI. I think I'll just pick up a sub 100$ 9600gt on newegg.
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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    I did a fresh install.

    mr_raider if you are on an EEE, why didn't you use EXT 4? -- nevermind, I just saw that you said you upgrade, not fresh install.
    Last edited by Gator650; 04-25-2009 at 01:33 PM. Reason: read over raiders post again
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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    I did a fresh install about the 20th while in beta mode and use ext4. Its so much better than windows i would not even think of swapping back.
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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    I checked it out... pretty freakin fast. I was impressed.
    I KEEP saying it... if I didn't hate emulating the games I play, I would stick
    with Linux full time.

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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spankin Partier View Post
    Did you guys do a fresh install or an upgrade?
    always fresh install for me. "upgrades" don't cut it in my book. but anyways, it's been a real pleasure to use. i've never used a faster, more stable machine than the one i'm using right now. of course, YMMV.
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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerhawk View Post
    I checked it out... pretty freakin fast. I was impressed.
    I KEEP saying it... if I didn't hate emulating the games I play, I would stick
    with Linux full time.
    i just built a strictly game machine with xp. i said screw it, and decided i need to have my 3D visual pinball. but the machine is strictly for pinball and JFK reloaded. and it is never online. i only game once in a while, so i don't need to have xp installed on my main machine. but other than using xp for games, i never use windows.

    actually, native linux games are pretty good now. playdeb.net has a great collection of games for ubuntu. nexuiz is a pretty good shooter too.
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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    Haha, yes, a Linux install can get just as cluttered as Windows after months or years of use. So much tinkering and so many programs installed that have been forgotten about. But, it takes me much longer to reinstall and get back what I was used to, than it does taking a sunday afternoon to groom the install.

    Fast is Fluxbox for raw speed and zero over-head, with Thunar for familiarity.

    Ext can be upgraded to version 4 with data in-place, too. It's just not recommended if you scare easily or can't follow a recipe card, because several things will go "wrong" that you have to "fix." But I agree, I would still rather reinstall than do an in-place upgrade.

    Also, while Wine is slightly aggrivating to use, it seems performance is about equal to Windows XP using OpenGL, but more often, people report it is faster. Two reasons for that: A well performing Linux install is being used, or Wine is not supporting certain graphics functions that a certain game normally would be calling for on default settings.

    Wine focuses on making Windows applications work in Linux using the Linux operating system, which lends to how Windows applications can percieveably run faster than on Windows itself. So, that's kinda why they declare it is not an emulator. An emulator would create its own closed environment, and also attempt to recreate the entire structure within it. Which would make it slower.

    Also, uses its own code from top to bottom. They actually coded from scratch a very well working compatibility layer for DirectX v.9 calls, and are working on DirectX v.10 compatibility. Legally, it has no other choice but to have its own code. Interesting if you think about it really. Unfortunately, there's alot more to a game than DirectX, which is why still few games work perfectly, if at all. They were tested only, and usually intended only for Windows.
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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?


    I've got 8.10 dialed in on 3 machines and they come out with 9.04 and ext4.
    Guess I'll try it on my Biostar TF720 backup drive sometime this week.

    An OT question -
    Anyone tried Alien Arena 2008?

    Since I haven't installed Jaunty yet I tried the Windows version on my AX78 Vista installation.
    Also there was a problem with this game on Hardy and later.
    Anyone know if was resolved?

    I've only played it about 15 min so far but it seems like a fun game and the price is certainly right.

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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    Don't hold your breath on ext4. BTRFS is coming soon, and we will see which one is the best choice in a few months. The Intrepid to Jaunty upgrade works fine with ext3. Just make sure you don't have an ATI card pre r600.
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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    What's ext4?

    I have ubuntu 9.04 in a virtual machine. it is very fast as compared to 8.04. Is this the kind of performance i should also expect for a desktop?

    Is ubuntu 9.04 a good alternative for a netbook as compared to XP?
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    Re: anyone try ubuntu 9.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by chrispycrunch View Post
    What's ext4?

    I have ubuntu 9.04 in a virtual machine. it is very fast as compared to 8.04. Is this the kind of performance i should also expect for a desktop?

    Is ubuntu 9.04 a good alternative for a netbook as compared to XP?
    Ext4 is a new file system. Ext3 is the current linux default, and will serve most people will.

    I like Ubuntu on Netbooks. I run it on my Eee 1000h, as an alternative to XP. Much lighter and faster than Vista.
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