[Lugstuff] newbie questions

Patrick Roanhouse patrickroanhouse at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 02:50:16 EST 2008


one thing you might want to look at is the mono project it's an oss  
version of .net framework that works on linux and mac respectfully.  
for the sake of apple hardware it is some of the most solidly built  
hardware for end consumers usually. you can triple boot multiple op  
sys with the oss efi  bootloader. but if you really want to look at  
other options lenovo x75 I think the model is called is very ubuntu  
friendly. other options for preinstalled and supported hardware would  
be someone like penguincomputing who rebrands top of the line major  
vendor laptops but provides full Linux support.

Ubuntu is the only Linux distro I use for my personal Linux desktop.  
it really is the best desktop Linux in my book as of the 6.4 release  
and 8.10
really is solid.

try posting on the ubuntu forum boards to ask for good choices in  
ubuntu supporting hardware vendor options for both desktop and laptop.
hope I could help.



Sent from my iPod

On Nov 8, 2008, at 10:45 PM, "Eric Mohler" <elmohler at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> My wife bought a Mac over a year ago and swears by it yet I am  
> adverse to spending the $$$ on yet another proprietary solution. I'm  
> a s/w engineer and necessarily have an attachment to the .NET world  
> as these days I find myself writing apps in C#. I'm used to a unix  
> cross-compile platform and so have finally considered that my next  
> all around home/office/development "rig" might be Ubuntu. I'm  
> running 8.04 on an old laptop with not a lot of resources. I like  
> it. I do find things that seem like bugs on occasion but I'm willing  
> to consider some of my issues might very well be Operator Error.
> Do you guys stake your professional lives on Ununtu or have you  
> relegated it to the realm of hobby?
> Has anyone had success with VirtualBox? It looks like I can run  
> pretty much any flavor of alternate OS (XP, Vista, etc.) similar to  
> Parallels in Mac. Any thoughts on the subject of virtualization of  
> other OSes?
> Finally, if I commit to this route I'm going to need a box with some  
> real resources. So far I've come across System76.com. Does anyone  
> know about these guys and/or who may be the best vendor to sell raw  
> hardware or Ubuntu pre-installed at competitive prices?
> Thanks so much.
> Eric Mohler
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