Who doesn't format Windows?

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    One extra click everytime you start up the PC is bad :P
    That's like... Uncountable times for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    One extra click everytime you start up the PC is bad :P
    That's like... Uncountable times for me
    I think the reason MS made it that annoying was to force software vendors to fix their code so that they stop doing things that require Admin rights unless they absolutely need to. I guess they underestimated the annoyance factor it would cause to some of their users.
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    ok, i got ubuntu installed, and now its partioning, which doesnt seem to be working at all
    anyways, i choose instal into windows or something, what are the bad effects of this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    Ok, Vista officially sucks monkeyballs -.- The ........ won't let me burn Ubuntu on data cd >.>
    Stuff that doesn't work, really enrages me >.<
    Windows CD/DVD burning has always been poor. You should always use a 3rd party utility. I have had no problems burning an ISO to a DVD using ImgBurn.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    But now you're just down to one prompt right?
    One extra click isn't that bad.
    I believe I experimented with running all programs as admin (compatibility mode), but it didn't work out in the end.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    I think the reason MS made it that annoying was to force software vendors to fix their code so that they stop doing things that require Admin rights unless they absolutely need to. I guess they underestimated the annoyance factor it would cause to some of their users.
    Quite. They admitted as much.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    ok, i got ubuntu installed, and now its partioning, which doesnt seem to be working at all
    anyways, i choose instal into windows or something, what are the bad effects of this?
    What does that mean? Does that mean installing Windows anew?
    If yes, then should be no ill effects.
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    > what are the bad effects of this?
    The NTFS driver is reversed engineered. Sure it works, but it's not perfect, propper write support is fairly recent (last 2 or so years).

    Don't worry too much, my 2 media drives are NTFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    ok, i got ubuntu installed, and now its partioning, which doesnt seem to be working at all
    anyways, i choose instal into windows or something, what are the bad effects of this?
    Do you mean you're installing Linux in an NTFS partition?
    I've never tried that, but I can't imagine anything good coming out of it.
    If you don't have room to create a proper Linux partition, then why not install it into a VMWare image instead?
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    Ok, I'm now on Ubuntu And... I ain't quite sure how I installed it... I think Vista didn't let me install Ubuntu into Vista "Install Ubuntu just like any other application" as it said, so I made a new partion and installed there... Well, from just looking at Ubuntu, it seems nice enough... Didn't take any faster to start than Vista, but it looks exstremely easy to use... Like, I can get into adminstration just by pressing one button, instead of the Windows, complicated thing... But I'll have to look more into this, and really check if I like it
    Oh and btw, I see nothing of the good freedom Linux is supposed to give...

    EDIT: Ah! Doesn't Linux support .exe files o.o? I can't open them, it's saying something about, that it ain't a .zip file or something...
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    Doesn't Linux support .exe files o.o?
    You need Wine for that.
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    Seems to me like you jumped on the band wagon before realising what a band wagon was or where it's going

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    You need Wine for that.
    And then cross your fingers and hope it runs properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    Seems to me like you jumped on the band wagon before realising what a band wagon was or where it's going
    Yeah, I do that quite often >.<
    Well, was tired and didn't have much time to look at Ubuntu last night, but I ain't gonna give up just yet :P
    But, getting a C++ compiler is harder than I thought >.> I mean, GCC doesn't have no run exectuable :P
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    Huh? Install gcc-dev (or just gcc, perhaps) and run gcc on the command line. It should just work.
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    Aha! ... If only I knew where the command line was :P
    And I DLed GCC through SVN, and it has alot of files, which one to run?
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    Aha! ... If only I knew where the command line was :P
    Most likely under Start->System->Console or something very similar.

    And I DLed GCC through SVN, and it has alot of files, which one to run?
    None, of course. You downloaded the source code. You want a proper release version, which you get through Ubuntu's package manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    Aha! ... If only I knew where the command line was :P
    Do you have a little black terminal window icon on your taskbar?
    If not, my taskbar has Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal in the menu.
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