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Old 11-07-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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Coming from Mandriva, trying Ubuntu for the first time


Hi folks,

I'm buying new computer hardware and plan on trying Ubuntu. I've been using Mandriva for several years now. Can some of you give me an idea about the kinds of differences I'm likely to notice between Mandriva & Ubuntu?

Thanks
 
Old 11-07-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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Hi folks,

I'm buying new computer hardware and plan on trying Ubuntu. I've been using Mandriva for several years now. Can some of you give me an idea about the kinds of differences I'm likely to notice between Mandriva & Ubuntu?

Thanks
You can test by you're self and that is of course the best.
Download the LIVE CD of Ubuntu and try it out.
The live cd is also a install CD
If you like after trying install it
 
Old 11-07-2009, 05:26 PM   #3
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Sounds very similar to Mandrivia so far.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 01:24 PM   #4
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I use Ubuntu as my primary OS. I have several on my box (NO MS). Mandriva2009-1 is my favorite non-debian based OS.

Hardware wise you should be fine, Ubuntu uses a newer kernel so if it supports Mandriva it should support Ubuntu (your new box).

You will love the difference in package management when you get it figured out. I suggest disabling Update Manager or ignoring it. Use apt-get in terminal or synaptic as a gui.
 
  


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