From Windows to Linux, will inscrease my laptop performance?
Question: I got this Sony Vaio 1 year ago, Core 2 Duo 1.66ghz, 1024mb ram, 80gb... blah blah... during the first months... WOW... I was in love with it, so fast, no crashes, etc... btw I have windows XP... now my pc is sloooow as hell, freezes, crashes, acts very odd.... (NO SPYWARE/VIRUSES) and I been thinking of linux for a couple years, im fairly intermidiate user, I mean I know programming and ****... and I notice my pc boots as fast as it did the first day, problems arise once windows is started, im tired of windows, will switching to LINUX make me feel my computer performance is good again?
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I wouldn't get my hopes up. Linux isn't exactly the rainbow after the storm. Don't get me wrong though, Linux is a good OS in my opinion but like every other OS, it'll come with its own problems. I've used ubuntu for a few months and it boots up as fast as my windows XP so whether it'll slow down after a few years...I don't really know. It does comes with tons of quirks on my laptop though (wireless, usb, booting w/ noapic, browser freezes, flash, java, random crashes, etc.) The cool thing is there's always a fix or work around out there. It depends on whether you have the time and patience to look for and learn these fixes and work around.
Assuming you already burned both Linux ISO files to CD / DVD, give Oracle's free Virtual Box a try: Download and install it, then, get the Vbox Installation Guide from there, too, for the 'slightly geeky' step by step instructions. Check out the Screen Shots, too. When both Distros are successfully installed, you will be able to run all 3 OSes at the same time. TIP: This also assumes your laptop's CPU supports Hardware Visualization, AND has at least 3 GB of System RAM. On W 7 + VBox, I'm running Linux Mint, 98Se, and XP, just for the fun of it. That's 4 OSes running at once.
On my Linux box, it is just as fast as the day I installed it. Linux, however, is a bit touchy when it comes to laptops because they require some quirky hardware. You should do a Google search that includes your laptop model number and the word Linux or the name of the distribution you want to use to see if there are any installation problems or driver problems associated with the machine. If there do not seem to be any, get after it! Otherwise, you might be wise to just figure out what is slowing down your pc (sounds like a single software might be the culprit) and take care of it. I hope you are able to come to the light and join the Linux community :)
I think just whatever works for you. Windows would be the best choice for having everything work. Even though I get frustrated with some things not working in Ubuntu without installing Wine sometimes, I bare because i can't stand Windows. It's not like I'm suffering over here with Linux. It suits my needs perfectly fine, that's why I use it.
it may make you feel that way for a little while - until you start noticing its poor performance with other Linux machines. Knowing programming and **** and knowing Linux are entirely different things. I would think that if you were an intermediate Linux user, you wouldn't have made that comment. Will you be going with a true Linux install or will you be using a GUI such as gnome? Also, do you have tested versions of open source replacements for all of your paid Windows platform software and are you sure you understand security and permissions in Linux? Which distribution of Linux will you be going with? If it were me, I'd probably be going with Red Hat but there are a lot of very tempting alternatives out there.
Yes of course you can have in USB. when running Internet you will get caught in the web of viruses coz there will be no security in that USB OS. coz its a very small in size and missing of dll's which are useful when accessing. My Advice: Purchase it. You can have Dual Operating System in single Laptop.
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