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Ubuntu... [Feb. 10th, 2006|10:42 pm]
The Love Bug
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I’m experimenting with Ubuntu at the moment, before I use it to replace Windows 2000 on my main PC.

Has anyone had any experience with Ubuntu? I’m personally finding it a really nice piece of kit.

My only minor concern is my Smartphone, which doesn’t seem to have any Linux sync software available for it. There’s a really nice Outlook replacement, called Evolution, but unless I can sync my phone with it, I’m kinda stuck. The only way around it, is to keep a small, low-spec, PC running Windows, just for my phone... oh, and our photo printer! :o)

Other than that, there’s nothing that I run that doesn’t have an equivalent under Ubuntu. I even get to keep MSN Messenger (thanks to aMSN!)

I’m probably going to swap the hard drives between this crappy PC and my main PC, use my current installation of Windows on this crappy PC, and reinstall Ubuntu from scratch on my main PC.

I’m looking forward to this! :o)

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[User Picture]From: jproulx
2006-02-10 11:10 pm (UTC)
Outlook is a company requirement for my job, so most of the other people run Windows under VMWare to get around needing a Windows box. However, I would be surprised if you couldn't get Outlook to install with Wine.

Have you read Ubuntu Guide yet?
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[User Picture]From: helley
2006-02-10 11:26 pm (UTC)
I've never even heard of it to be honest! Have fun with it though.
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[User Picture]From: brainlag
2006-02-11 01:07 am (UTC)
VMWare is an exceptionally useful bit of software...
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[User Picture]From: poggs
2006-02-11 04:01 pm (UTC)
Seconded. So good I even bought it.
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[User Picture]From: oneeyedfreak
2006-02-11 05:53 pm (UTC)
Ubuntu is a fine distro if you can get past the Gnome desktop.

My wife uses it to great effect.

In addition to the previously mentioned VMware, Crossover Office is another option for Outlook. It is a commercial port of the WINE project that runs Microsoft Office 2000 *very* well, among other things (Internet Explorer, even)

The programs installed are transparently in that they load and run just like native Windows applications.

You may want to look into it.

http://www.codeweavers.com/
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[User Picture]From: oneeyedfreak
2006-02-11 05:55 pm (UTC)
Please pardon mangled diction.

Trying to talk to my wife, write code and post this at the same time :D

Apparently, multi-tasking is not my "thing".
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