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  1. I have grown out of time for games, and so I think that this might be a good time to totally switch to Linux. Since I also want to play around with Python etc. What I still use a lot is the Adobe products for work, but I do have a beast of a laptop that work has purchased for me, and that runs all that. Should I look into getting a new GPU? An Nvidia one and throw away my current one? Would I also need a new CPU for better linux support?
  2. Yes I thought so, but how do I use the live cd in order to install linux if I cannot see what I'm doing. I will need a different installation method? Always seem to be missing somethings, needing to do something in order to make linux work. At least with an AMD Gpu. And the funny thing is that I always prefer AMD GPU over Nvidia on my desktop and I miss out on linux. I might just build a mini machine with an APU and just run linux on it, or get a new video card from Nvidia :(
  3. Maybe my GPU is not compatible with the latest Ubuntu release.
  4. Well my hardware is listed in my signature. GPU = Sapphire Radeon HD7870 XT Edition with Boost, 2GB
  5. Hi again, well today I thought of trying again so that I can start learning Python. I thought of trying to install linux again. Tried latest Ubuntu, SUSE and Mint. I could run them using Virtualbox but without any hardware acceleration. I could not even run the LiveCDs as I got graphics glitches and the screen is not readable. I guess I could go ahead an read on forums etc. and try and find a solution, but to be honest I could not be bothered. Sick of doing that. Why can't we just have things work out of the box in computers? I would need to purchase a new PC in order to run Linux... :( Either an Intel APU, or with an Nvidia Gpu. OR I could just forget about it for some time again and just run Python under win10
  6. I tried a live CD on my Dell laptop. Intel i7 with a quadro gpu. Loaded fine and looked great. Even the touch screen works. I will dual boot ubuntu on this laptop as it's a work machine. My desktop being all AMD for some reason the live CD booted to a black screen and the monitor goes to sleep. So I guess my GPU is not compatible. With my work machine though the only drawback would be adobe products. We use them a lot and I would of thought that now with adobe cloud it would work on Ubuntu natively. If that could work then I wouldn't need the dual boot. Security wise, I know linux is safer etc. But I do pay for bitdefender on all my machines and they do not have a version for linux (discontinued). Don't we also need an antivirus protection on linux? I know most virus and attacks are for the most used OS out there which is Windows, but the more linux is used and grows wouldn't that make it more of a target?
  7. Yes you guys are right. What's the point? I do everything I want easy with Windows. Always have since win 3.1 & Dos. I did complain every second windows version but always used windows. (Loved 3.1, 98, XP, 7 and now 10, - hated 95, ME, Vista, and 8.1) I always wanted to use Linux, was always arguing with friend in favor of linux even though I always used windows apart from UNIX at UNI. Now that I'm too old (40 yrs old) to have the luxury of time to waste on trying to play around with an OS, format this, format that trying to make it work, I notice that windows serves me better and I've on this environment for so long I feel comfortable with it and sorting out if things go wrong. I think that forking is something that never really worked in favor of Linux, and all open source software, and that's why I thought maybe Ubuntu is getting somewhere with Canonical working on it. Then again RedHat did the same for a while and then they just moved away from home system and just focused on server environments etc. My guess is that Linux is part of my world in form of my Android phone and that's about it. Even there windows is kind enough to work with my Android phone, something that MacOS does not seem to like. but that's another story. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I'm sure this discussion has been seen in the forum thousands of times, so I'm off to fire up BattleNet and play a game of starcraft 2 on my win10 machine :) before I do some work with Adobe products, notpad++, wampserver and python all on the same machine.
  8. Hi, I've always wanted to try Linux. Been trying since 1996 with early versions of Red Hat. At the time the fun was always trying to install it properly. Never lasted though as a gamer I always switched back to windows. Even later when I thought to myself "no gaming", I found it hard to use without native support for Adobe products. Tried dual booting, but the fun had always been setting it up, and modifying the desktop experience with nice effects. The challenge was nice since I've always only had ATI card since 3Dfx Voodoo :) I found that Ati/AMD GPU never failed me but I had once or twice a bad experience with Nvidia cards. I know that it's not the nvidia chips, but rather the manufacturers. I've always had Saphire and ASUS ati/amd cards and always very happy with them. Now it's been a long time and I've always been trying to install and run linux properly, but my choice of graphics card has always failed me. And on top of it Adobe products, and my love for games. Tried many distros from Ubuntu to Debian to Fedora and LinuxMint. Last night I thought I try again and downloaded the latest Ubuntu version. I thought I'll check out the live dvd. No chance. I boot it, and end up with a blank screen. So my GPU failed me once again. To be honest I've been using PCs for a very long time since my Amiga500 days and my first 386. Just saying that I've been through so much fixing failing systems, and I've come to the point were I just want things to work out of the box. Don't have the patience to fix things up. I play games so I have my steam, I pay for Adobe cloud and I just want a system that can run these for me. It seems that I'll never be able to use a Linux system and that I'm stuck in the Windows world. Which to be honest has its flaws but works. I know it's not the OS but the manufacturer support. So will I ever switch to Linux? Not sure. Do I want to? Yes.. at least try it for a while but it seems that I need to go through the process of getting a new graphics card. And not only that, say I do get a new graphics card, then I'll have to go through the process of playing around with WINE etc just to get a few things working. Anyway, I thought I share my thoughts since I tried once again with no luck.
  9. I have exactly the same CPU with older motherboard and psu and never had one issue (as you can see in my singiture). It's just that my bro had his running with no UPS and with bad power network in his house. So that's what caused it all. I've never built an intel system as it seemed too expensive to me. I hope AMD come up with a new architecture that might require less power.
  10. OK so we installed the new PSU. Corsair 650X edition which is GOLD rated. So far so good. It is fine. Could of been the PSU at the end, but now we've spent money and changed everything
  11. Wasted so much money now. Getting a new PSU. Which I got that first, but like I said... the mobo indicator seems to be a problem for a lot of people. Without being clear what it is. I read so many different things online, from a bad BIOS to stabilizing voltages... hoestly have been put off by all of this. We might get a new PSU and still have the same issue....crazy. EDIT: could have built a new Intel system with all the money spent so far
  12. OK, so I just installed the new CPU, new Noctua NH-D15, and installed windows 10, all my apps... then did the test. Shut down... same problem. What's left to do now is to get a new PSU. Honestly what a waste of money :( I just hope that when I change PSU it will be ok... and then I might build another system with the old mobo and cpu. :( :( :(
  13. Hi, I have visited a friend's office and noticed something. They have one UPS on which they have added power adapter to fit more things on it. So they got a 5 hole power cable adapter outlet, cut out the power point and adjasted on it a point that fits the ups with tape. Now on this they hooked up the router, some printers etc and 2 PCs. My opinion is to use the UPS just for the PCs, and just get APC surge protect outlets for the printers. Isn't this the way to go? Or is it having such setup with multiple outlets on a UPS by the use of multiple power outlets. I would use an APC Surgeprottect outlet, and on that add the UPS which will have the PCs only connected to it, and all the rest like printers and router on another surge protected outlet. Right? thanks
  14. Well, I never update unless the software brings it up as a notification for an updated driver. So I guess it should be ok. I need to read up on this.