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Here we go... I am ditching windows to use ubuntu or SuSe ?

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Lord101

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My major reson is that both my laptop and desktop run rtoo slow, really slow when i have several prorams installed. Ive noticed that in the past Linux never slowed down.

I hesitate because i dont understand much about the file system. I have dual booted and i should be able to find docs etc on the windows partitian.

Can anyone advise me on this ?
 


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slashedzero

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First and foremost, just for piece of mind, back up (and test the backup!) all of your files.

And I think the answer is yes, if you dual boot you should have access to your windows partition. As I recall (and it's been a while), it was just accessible from a file manager, but I can also see having to mount the partition as a thing. Instructions for that can be found here.
 
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slashedzero

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No problem! And just my $0.02, if your laptop is older, I'd recommend going with Xubuntu. It uses a different desktop environment (called Xfce) that is much faster than the Ubuntu standard (Unity).
 
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Darren Hale

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Take your time and learn at your own pace and yes in linux to see your windows partition it will need to be mounted .

Hard drive is usually sda1.
 
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Lord101

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Hi Again :) if i didnt program in C# and VB id stick to Linux. Windows can be really annoying. Even when you delete programs you have installed to just try out, they screw with the whole OS. I have one older Laptop, ill install Xubuntu on it.

Ta for the help. Mike.
 
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Minty-Linux

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Another good one, with a closer feel to the windows 7 GUI, would be Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon Edition. This distro is by far my fav based off of ubuntu. It is VERY user friendly, and is well put together. I use it for gaming, and everyday computing stuff. I have never had a problem with Linux Mint. It runs smoothly, and fast. I would suggest taking a look for yourself. I highly recommend it. Specially for a new Linux user.
 
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