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    I Got Ubuntu (Linux)

    i finally got Ubuntu on my laptop now, but i didnt know that Linux cant run exe files, so what should i do about that, i cant play WoW, install iTunes, or do alot of stuff i could.

    my friend had told me that Linux was really great, better than Windows actually, but how can it be better when it cant run anything i download...



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    well first off you can tell you friend hes wrong. i have a comp with linux and another with redhat it can run things it just matters on your system specs(linux cant use nvidia GFX cards). the only use i have found for linux(dyn) is hacking.

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    lol, the hacking i really care about is to do it to my friends.

    so oh well, is there anyway to get windows back with out having to buy it again, i mean, it was the default OS for my laptop


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    i can give u links to a windows xp download and cd key. the only prob is u can download from Micro$oft anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Hungry View Post
    well first off you can tell you friend hes wrong. i have a comp with linux and another with redhat it can run things it just matters on your system specs(linux cant use nvidia GFX cards). the only use i have found for linux(dyn) is hacking.
    They support nvidia cards much more than ATI cards .

    Quote Originally Posted by stroup View Post
    i finally got Ubuntu on my laptop now, but i didnt know that Linux cant run exe files, so what should i do about that, i cant play WoW, install iTunes, or do alot of stuff i could.

    my friend had told me that Linux was really great, better than Windows actually, but how can it be better when it cant run anything i download...
    Ubuntu is your right choice. However I prefer Kubuntu :-). There are other programs as good as Itunes. Amarok for example.

    For .exe programs you will have to install wine. (sudo apt-get install wine).
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    I <3 Ubuntu.

    Its virusfree so you dont need to install plenty of programs to stay safe and clean your registry every 2 hours and it hasn't crashed once since I installed it on my laptop.

    Programs that you should get to play WoW, iTunes and more applications are;
    - Wine
    - Crossover
    - Automatix

    Install all of those and you should be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hendricius View Post
    They support nvidia cards much more than ATI cards .



    Ubuntu is your right choice. However I prefer Kubuntu :-). There are other programs as good as Itunes. Amarok for example.

    For .exe programs you will have to install wine. (sudo apt-get install wine).
    yeah, my cousins brother uses ubuntu, and he said Nvidia graphics was the best one, but he said installing the driver was a real bitch.

    and as for " (sudo apt-get install wine) " do i type that in Terminal?


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    Yep. Type that in terminal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hendricius View Post
    Yep. Type that in terminal.
    ok, ill get that when i get my internet working, thanks


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    If you're planing on gaming, then you don't need Linux at all. Stick with Windows.
    Most applications on the internet are optimized to work with Windows XP anyway.
    But if you're into hacking/programming, then Linux is your right choice.
    Or, if you _want_ to hack your friends...just get over it, you can't learn to hack overnight. Takes time.
    I mean it, if you're planing to use Linux for gaming you've made a huge mistake.
    WoW-Europe.com Forums -> How to get WoW running under Linux. if you're really interested.

    And never install a second OS without creating a separate partition.

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