View Full Version : Free At Last!
September 12th, 2007, 11:24 PM
For a while now I have been running Ubuntu on my older machines, and had kept mey newest machine, a 3800Athlon 64x2, 2G Ram, Nvidis 7600gt, on Windows XP, for gaming. I was getting increasingly tired of Windows, and all the BS associated with it, and decided to dual-boot the machine. But when I did, something broke in the Windows install, and it wouldn't boot anymore. So I tried to restore it, but, of course, Windows restore just broke it some more. And at that point, I just said, screw it - and loaded Ububtu to the whole disk. Now, I am running Ubuntu on all my machines, and it only took it a couple hours to get everything working. At this point, I have only tried two games - Diablo II and Tombraider Legend - and they both play GREAT. Legend actually plays faster and smoother than it did in Windows, and the controls are more responsive. So, the restore disks for XP are still in a drwaer, and if I ever feel the need, I guess I can re-install it. But why?
September 12th, 2007, 11:41 PM
glad to hear you are windows free!!! have fun.
September 13th, 2007, 12:53 AM
Yhea I feel the same way! I just up and moved back to my home town. I left my desktop ,but a buddy of mine gave me this old computer to use. I didn't have an operating system. I installed xp without activating it and downloaded Kubuntu adn ubuntu and haven't looked back. I'm glad I'm windows free!!
September 13th, 2007, 03:08 AM
Unreal Tournament runs better in linux than windows if ask me.
Glad to hear you're doing good.
September 13th, 2007, 06:09 PM
Welcome to arguably the best OS around.
Get past the initial learning curve and you will be fine.
So many people complain that Linux is too difficult to use. But these same people have no idea how configure or fix Windows. If they would of installed Linux on there first computer they would probably be saying the same thing about Windows being too difficult to use.
September 14th, 2007, 08:33 AM
Enjoy your Independence day !!!! :guitar: I love Open Arena although it is bit outdated..lol
September 14th, 2007, 09:17 AM
Congratulations on being Winblows free!
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