Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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by Mr. Tan on Sat 17th Mar 2007 01:09 UTC
Mr. Tan
Member since:
2005-07-08

Curiously though, you're using an intel integrated video card for your new laptop right? When you first entered Vista Home is it using aero glass? Have you tried beryl/xgl on your ubuntu setup?

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RE: Graphics
by Eugenia on Sat 17th Mar 2007 01:14 in reply to "Graphics"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Yes, my Home Basic came with Aero (minus the visual tricks) -- composite was enabled by default on Vista. There was hardware acceleration, shadows etc.

I only tried Compiz on Ubuntu though, and I didn't stay on it very long because I found some major problems with it. I didn't try Beryl in there because I don't want to screw up the system between AIXGL/XGL and Compiz/Beryl. I will just follow whatever Ubuntu decides to use as their default, although my personal preference is AIXGL/Beryl (just without these silly-loaded pref panels). Beryl moves forward faster than Compiz /me thinks.

Edited 2007-03-17 01:21

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RE: Graphics
by budword on Sat 17th Mar 2007 02:25 in reply to "Graphics"
budword Member since:
2006-06-18

I am running beryl on edgy with all the bells on a thinkpad t30 with 512MB of ram, and a 2ghz proc. Runs just fine, and looks damn cool. I haven't and won't install vista on any machine I own, but I bet aero would choke on these specs, and beryl looks fantastic.

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RE[2]: Graphics
by Mr. Tan on Sat 17th Mar 2007 15:15 in reply to "RE: Graphics"
Mr. Tan Member since:
2005-07-08

what's the video card you're using in your laptop?

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