Thread: Windows XP replacement -> Ubuntu.

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    The irony... It's palpable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    How about Windows or silence?
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    Seems very little has changed.
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    +1 for Lubuntu, it is very minimalist, giving you a small core set of applications to do everyday tasks and not a bunch of extra garbage like Ubuntu has. It is somewhat modeled after Windows, having the "start" button in the lower left hand corner, and many Windows shortcuts are present already such as win + e. It's very lightweight and starts quickly, even on old hardware. If you want a bunch of fancy graphic crap, then get Ubuntu, otherwise get Lubuntu.

    Besides being exactly what I want in terms of usability etc., I also love the fact that I don't have to do much at all to get things exactly the way I want them from a vanilla install. I basically add/remove some packages, tweak the power management settings, and disable bluetooth manager. Everything else is already set the exact way I want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakti View Post
    Getting sounds to work completely right is something I have found that can be frustrating but Ubuntu usually handles that well aswell.
    I have found that using PulseAudio instead of ALSA directly helps programs with glitchy audio playback. Never had to mess with anything on the driver side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MutantJohn View Post
    The irony... It's palpable.
    You sound like you might be a little out of the loop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Epy View Post
    I have found that using PulseAudio instead of ALSA directly helps programs with glitchy audio playback.
    Yeah, I can vouch for this. Though, using ALSA directly always works fine for me when PulseAudio isn't around to begin with.

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    Oh man, I completely missed that thread.

    Huh.

    I was gonna say, that sounded a lot like something Elysia would say because Elysia is all into Windows and Visual Studio and all that jazz.

    Edit : I just read that thread and wow, that was kind of funny because I saw how you used all those quotes, Yarin. I lol'd.

    You know, but each person can use what they're comfortable with. I used 7 and liked it until my HDD died and I wasn't buying my own OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MutantJohn View Post
    You know, but each person can use what they're comfortable with. I used 7 and liked it until my HDD died and I wasn't buying my own OS.
    You realize the OS is tied to the computer, not the hard drive, right?
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    I, uh, lost my Windows key... Absolutely irretrievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epy View Post
    I have found that using PulseAudio instead of ALSA directly helps programs with glitchy audio playback. Never had to mess with anything on the driver side.
    I recently had some issues getting stuff to use my USB sound card instead of the (dead) built-in one, and had an issue where Skype notifications would pause all other sounds. Both of these are solved now but were cause for some frustration. Not though, I am not using Ubuntu, and Ubuntu actually handled these things just fine. Not saying that they are big issues but audio setup is something I have found that can be a little tricky on Linux.
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    Not saying that they are big issues but audio setup is something I have found that can be a little tricky on Linux.
    O_o

    The situation is still far from perfect, but the support for audio has come an extremely long way.

    I had to jump through some extremely ugly hoops (ESD->PulseAudio->ALSA) to get any audio just a few years back.

    Before anyone gives up on "Linux" for lack of audio, install "GStreamer" over "PulseAudio" (over "ALSA") and always remember to unmute the master volume. I've seen that combination fix a great deal of audio problems, and the default mute trips a lot of people.

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    Hmm... You know, I've had sound issues in Linux too. In Arch, I had to change something from being event-based to time-based but I can't quite remember. I usually just follow the wiki without thinking lol. And for some reason, Skype and Linux kind of argue about what my volumes should be.

    I've also been curious into how I use my GPU for audio as well. Apparently modern nVidia GPUs are supposed to come with sound cards but I've been too lazy to set out and do it.

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    Basically any video card with an HDMI connector should have a basic DAC for generating the audio signal. I would think this would be handled automatically if you're using an HDMI port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    You sound like you might be a little out of the loop.
    I feel like I just got to the twist in a M.Night Shyamalan movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    You realize the OS is tied to the computer, not the hard drive, right?
    By computer do you mean motherboard or network card?
    Or, something else?

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    By computer, I mean the physical device on which the OS came installed on. Sure, upgrading it or switching out parts may "invalidate" the license due to how Windows is activated, but that's details. I don't know the specific details anyway.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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