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    I'm shopping around for an operating system to replace Windows in my laptop and my desk top.

    Anyone got some experience with one they like?
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    Ubuntu has worked great for me.

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    I would not suggest replacing windows, put a program like Acronis Disk director on your computer with a boot manager, make at least three partitions and instal more than one operating system so you can try them, you will always need a copy of windows installed for something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I would not suggest replacing windows, put a program like Acronis Disk director on your computer with a boot manager, make at least three partitions and instal more than one operating system so you can try them, you will always need a copy of windows installed for something.
    It appears you are right. In the future, though, I see where Windows may end up costing more than it is worth. Right now I have Win 7 operating. I just smell something expensive in the air in the future.
    If it were really up to me, I would still be running Win98.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice View Post
    Ubuntu has worked great for me.

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    Got question about Ubuntu. I am trying to install it on a laptop, and the laptop refuses to connect to the internet while running Ubuntu from the disc, which in turn prevents me from installing Ubuntu on the hard drive. Ubuntu program says they could not modify my wifi driver (Compaq Presario C300 with 250G & 2G).

    Question is: Do you suppose an external wifi modem adapter would work under the circumstances? Guesses count.

    Thanx
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    It may. Ive never had this problem but I suppose you could also try an alternative wireless usb or card adapter. Or a usb Lan adapter (to plug your cable into) if you dont have one.
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