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    Hey Guys,

    I've always been intrigued by Linux OS, but just never found the time to delve too deeply. Then a few christmases ago, I accidentally erased my life story off my computer loading Linux (that b**** erased my hard disk). So... I quit that adventure.

    Just actually heard about the Elementary OS, and it seems awesome. Gonna load it unto a Atom based Netbook and test it. Anyone else using the OS, can you share some tips, tricks and reviews.
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    Tested ElemOS briefly as an alternative it to lubuntu. Needed it to run on an old system using 512megs.
    I found the extra polish applied to the UI to be a very pleasant experience.
    Still a bit more resource intensive than I wanted so I stuck with what I had.

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    You will find that every distribution has its quirks and knobs that differentiates it. It is no longer a must that just because the kernel is Linux all applications for Linux is compatible across distributions. Whatever distribution you choose, make it a decision on what purpose it is for, how future-proof you want it to be, and the range of packages that suit you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallizzle View Post
    Hey Guys,

    I've always been intrigued by Linux OS, but just never found the time to delve too deeply. Then a few christmases ago, I accidentally erased my life story off my computer loading Linux (that b**** erased my hard disk). So... I quit that adventure.
    Formatting a hard drive tends to do that. Did you read the installation instructions before starting the installation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamrock View Post
    Formatting a hard drive tends to do that. Did you read the installation instructions before starting the installation?
    I did read the installation, I guess I never understood it clearly because I was distracted at the time. I take the blame on that one. Just pissed because I had killed my 2TB external storage like a week ago, and then lost the remainder of my content.
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    Ouch! That sucks. I back up my files on one of those usb sticks. They have some serious capacity these days.

    I would recommend creating a virtual machine for testing out new operating systems.

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    Sorry to hear about your loss.

    I think I might actually give this OS a shot. I am no longer gaming on the PC and I have a pretty decent spec'd rig. I ran it form my usb last night and seems ok.
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    Get a big usb stick and run your distro from that. I find it more convenient that installing it on a harddrive. you can take it with you where ever you go

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    It may be a good idea for us to incorporate something like git-annex in our backup routines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owen View Post
    Get a big usb stick and run your distro from that. I find it more convenient that installing it on a hard drive. you can take it with you where ever you go
    That's exactly what i do to test the many distro's out there; then I install the ones that appeal to me.
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