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Old 01-19-2011, 02:46 PM   #16
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I use ext4 because I know some tweakings and feel comfortable with it.
Old 01-19-2011, 04:38 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by lazlow View Post
Larry Webb

There is gnucash and many others to replace Quickbooks(just google quickbooks on linux). Most of the major tax software are pushing online use pretty hard. It is also fairly obvious to me that you have found ways around whatever issues you ran into as you are no longer dual booting. All I am saying is that by not dual booting one gets to that point much faster(adapt and overcome).
My main work around is I was forced to a Medical Retirement and had to sell my business.
I had a separate windows computer for my business that never saw the internet and I was the only one who touched it. My wife was the main reason for the dual boot. I finally got her converted about 2 months ago.
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You may wish to not only start with but stay with using virtual machines. I never dual boot anymore except on some very odd systems.

A VM runs just as fast as it does usually one native hardware. In some odd cases faster but most may be slightly slower but overall just fine.

One can easily make most VM's share data across by drag and drop, or clipboard or networked.

They start and stop fast and really no downside to most things.
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A VM runs just as fast as it does usually one native hardware. In some odd cases faster but most may be slightly slower but overall just fine.
I have to agree. I have a Vista vm (I don't own a license to run xp) that runs amazingly in a vm after some tweaking to get rid of the useless eye candy. I get a higher windows performance score in the vm limited to 1 GB of RAM than I did natively on the same pc. Makes you wonder about the validity of those scores though.
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Hmmmm - EC2 promised that too - have a read of this
Things start to bottle-neck under even moderate load. Especially disk access in commodity hardware like home PC/laptops. I run an i7 laptop for the rare occasions I use VBox so I am able to avoid CPU contention.
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Thank all of you for your thoughtful responses.

What got me thinking about the various file systems was when I accidentally deleted a file and started to try and get it back. Keep in mind it wasn't a critical file but hey I was feeling brave and figured I could undelete it. YES I opened the proverbial can of worms. To make a long story short I learned more about file systems than I ever wanted know By the way I will take a look at extundelete.

I also have a problem with not being able to access my Linux files from Windows but I have a work around for that problem. As far as being able to use utilities in Linux such as burners and rippers I confess I have not tried DVD:Rip but I have tried K3b when I was using Simply Mepis 8.0 and I had very limited success. This could very well be a result of my inexperience with Linux. Conversely I was able to rip a dvd the very first try using DVD Fab. Imageburn was equally easy. DVD Shrink worked flawlessly the first time.

I'm very aware that Linux is still catching up with Widows and Linux is mostly free and doesn't have Billions of dollars for development. But what Linux has done by a large number of volunteers is simply amazing. The number of doors it has opened to computing by the masses is truly inspiring. I also believe linux is only going to grow stronger.

I truly don't want to sound like I'm complaining. I was thinking I was doing certain things incorrectly causing my compatibility problems and is primarily whats behind my recent post's

Again Thanks


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undelete made easy for any filesystem

To provide an undelete facility for Linux I've create a fuse filesystem that collects clobbered files and versions them in a trash directory.

I use it to selectively protect working hierarchies, such as project folders.

Originally Posted by wdhpr View Post
Not sure I understand.

I have a E-machine computer. With a AMD semperon processor with a Sata and a IDE hardrive 150 gigs each. I dual boot between Win xp 32 bit and Ubuntu also 32 bit. Nothing special. I just want some opinions on the file systems. For instance undeleting a file a on ext3 file systems is next to impossible. Mounting a ext3 file system within Windows is difficult. I just want some general opinions. Thanks for your response.



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