bootable OS

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  1. bassfisher6522

    bassfisher6522 Essential Member

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    I've been playing around with Ubuntu 12.10 that has been installed on a usb and using it as a bootable OS. I must confess to the simplicity of Ubuntu and the ease it took me to get comfortable with it in such a short time. I was flying around in it in less than 10 minutes. Setting up my wireless wasn't bad either, just a bit awkward but painless.
     
  2. davehc

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    It makes a change, messing with a Linux OS from time to time.
    If you want to see a Live Linux really hum, bass, have a look at live knoppix. It is one I use for fault finding, when the chips are really down. It is so easy to manipulate between Windows and Linux, with it.
     
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    Thanks Dave, I'll give that a try too.
     
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    I have my problems with the Ubuntu Unity UI. After years of using Ubuntu, I switched to Mint Mate which I find a lot easier to deal with. I use it as my second OS now - especially for internet work because it is so much safer and faster than Windows.

    I installed it under VMware Player and moved it to an external 60GB SSD which is attached via USB3. That 60GB Mushkin SSD cost me $59.95 and is a lot faster than any other external device option - in fact performance is appr. the same as if I was running it from my internal M4 SSD.

    I am in the process of making a series of tutorials on how to install it and set it up. I will post them when I am done. I have a tutorial here on when I set up Zorin that way, but you have to make a volume adjustment because the video volume is low. See the Note above the video.
     
  5. lorenkjr1

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    My problem with things like really Linux, is the learning curve, and terms used. Ubuntu just fit the bill for me. And the price is right too!!! Have a good Easter and be well.
     

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