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Old 12-15-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
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Question What linux to choose desktop dual monitor


I've desktop dual boot dual monitor ati graphic card intel pc.

I'd like to know what linux distro would u addvise me to run dual monitor.

I'd also want to virtualize alot of windows applc and windows itself.

Gnome3 has a problm with ati/Nvida drivers.. The unity GUI is not good for dual monitor or actually to a desktop pc.


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Old 12-15-2011, 02:36 PM   #2
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I've desktop dual boot dual monitor ati graphic card intel pc.
I'd like to know what linux distro would u addvise me to run dual monitor. I'd also want to virtualize alot of windows applc and windows itself. Gnome3 has a problm with ati/Nvida drivers.. The unity GUI is not good for dual monitor or actually to a desktop pc.
TY
Spell out your words, please.

And really, ANY Linux distro can handle dual monitors. The Gnome3 desktop is optional...you can run it or not, and have a choice of KDE, the older version of Gnome, Fluxbox, etc. I prefer KDE, and it handles dual-monitors very well, and works fine with nVidia drivers. As far as virtualization of Windows, load up VirtualBox, install Windows, and enjoy. No need to 'virtualize' Windows applications, since you'll have Windows ALREADY virtualized...just run the app on Windows.
 
Old 12-15-2011, 02:45 PM   #3
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I had troubles in Mint 12 with ati graphic card that's the true, plus I didn't like to use Ubuntu with dual monitor. I was asking for a good stable distro.

Also i dont find KDE much attractive, witch distro handles it best?

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about virtualization, i wanted to dual boot windows and linux (so i can play on windows) and virtualize windows from the hardrive in linux.

Also i want to share windows and linux home folder. Is this possible?

I guess Linux is not meant to be for me..
 
Old 12-15-2011, 03:23 PM   #4
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I had troubles in Mint 12 with ati graphic card that's the true, plus I didn't like to use Ubuntu with dual monitor. I was asking for a good stable distro. Also i dont find KDE much attractive, witch distro handles it best?
Well, since you're using nVidia now, ATI drivers won't much matter, so if you liked Mint, try it. Can also try Fedora, openSUSE, or Debian, too...they're all free.
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about virtualization, i wanted to dual boot windows and linux (so i can play on windows) and virtualize windows from the hardrive in linux. Also i want to share windows and linux home folder. Is this possible?
Yes, very possible. People dual-boot Windows/Linux all the time, and there are thousands of guides you can easily find on Google to do exactly that. Each one is going to depend on the distro you choose. Linux can easily read/write to the Windows file system, too.
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I guess Linux is not meant to be for me..
Uhhh....why do you say that? And if you're not going to use Linux, why bother asking the question?
 
Old 12-16-2011, 09:43 AM   #5
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Well, since you're using nVidia now, ATI drivers won't much matter, so if you liked Mint, try it. Can also try Fedora, openSUSE, or Debian, too...they're all free.
Im not using nVidia, im using dual display ati card.I'va already tried mint and can't work with it.

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Yes, very possible. People dual-boot Windows/Linux all the time, and there are thousands of guides you can easily find on Google to do exactly that. Each one is going to depend on the distro you choose. Linux can easily read/write to the Windows file system, too.
I know thats possible a just dont know how to do it..


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Uhhh....why do you say that? And if you're not going to use Linux, why bother asking the question?
I say that because I've tried it a lot of times and didn't maked it.. I guess i allways think, linux is faster linux is Open Source Linux is pretty and customizable.. but at the end a go to windows, but i know i can handle his troubles.

Ty anyway
 
Old 12-16-2011, 10:32 AM   #6
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Im not using nVidia, im using dual display ati card.I'va already tried mint and can't work with it.
In your very first post, you said nVidia. But ok.
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I know thats possible a just dont know how to do it..
Again, there are THOUSANDS of simple, how-to documents you can find on Google, but they all depend on what distro you're using, as to the steps. Again, pick a distro, and see if it works for you. They're all free, try them all. I use openSUSE, and it works fine for me.
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I say that because I've tried it a lot of times and didn't maked it.. I guess i allways think, linux is faster linux is Open Source Linux is pretty and customizable.. but at the end a go to windows, but i know i can handle his troubles.
Ty anyway
Perhaps if you told us how you 'didn't maked it', what error(s) you got, where, we could help. Without details, there's nothing we can do.
 
  


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