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Marius Fett
07-15-2008, 12:08 PM
As the title suggests, i'm thinking of giving Linux a try.

I don't wanna have partition my hard drive, or screw my Vista up however.

As I understand, the two options I have are making a Live CD or using Virtual PC/Virtual Box.

Which method would you techies recommend?

Q
07-15-2008, 02:02 PM
I myself would try the Live CD first, as it would seem to be the most hassle-free way to try it out.

Marius Fett
07-15-2008, 02:21 PM
Cheers Q. I'll get downloading. :)

Astrotoy7
07-15-2008, 11:41 PM
Let us know how you fare :)

what distro are you trying Marius?

mtfbwya

Marius Fett
07-16-2008, 11:38 AM
Well, I haven't actually D/Led yet, (connection troubles) but i'm gonna have a go at using Ubuntu 8.04.1.

Marius Fett
07-16-2008, 03:02 PM
Right, i've just had a go, and it was really good!

Not too different from Windows, and generally fun to use.

Too bad it can't run exe files though.

I think I may still get VirtualBox though. (To install WinXP :D)

I'll definitely use Ubuntu in the future. :)

Ray Jones
07-16-2008, 04:55 PM
Well, you could always use WINE to run Windows programs.

Marius Fett
07-16-2008, 06:25 PM
I thought of that, but would things like Photoshop and 3DSMax work?

Negative Sun
07-16-2008, 06:57 PM
I've used VB before and was really pleased with it, even on my old school machine, so if you've got a PC that's pretty decent and you don't want to go into partitioning and dual-booting, VB might be a damn good alternative for you...Give it a try ;)

Ray Jones
07-16-2008, 09:14 PM
I thought of that, but would things like Photoshop and 3DSMax work?I'd use GIMP and GIMP Animation Package instead of Photoshop as a native replacement. :)

However, while most Photoshop versions should work in WINE (Versions 6 to 9 are listed as "Platinum Application", which means they run flawlessly ootb), I think there are still some issues with newer 3DSMax versions. Most 3DSMax tests are older than 1-2 months though, so using a recent WINE version could change that.

Ray Jones
07-17-2008, 04:12 AM
Alternatively, and if you don't need to use 3DSMax, you could give Blender (http://www.blender.org/features-gallery/gallery/art-gallery/) a try.

Marius Fett
07-17-2008, 11:39 AM
@Negsun

Ok, i'll have a go at VB. I've finally decided to actually switch my OS back to XP aswell... :D

@Ray

Yeah, I need Max because it's needed for NWMax to run. (I model for KotOR)

___

I'll switch back to XP anyway, then run Ubuntu through VB if I ever fancy a change. :)

Ray Jones
07-17-2008, 12:13 PM
There's an export plug-in called NeverBlender which enables Blender to create .mdl files.

However, what the hell do I know if it works, I don't even have KotOR. :)

Marius Fett
07-17-2008, 12:23 PM
There's an export plug-in called NeverBlender which enables Blender to create .mdl files.

However, what the hell do I know if it works, I don't even have KotOR. :)

I don't think NeverBlender can make WalkMeshes...

Marius Fett
07-19-2008, 09:14 AM
Anyways, I just downloaded a really nice Virtualization program called VMWare, and i'm using it to boot Ubuntu and probably XP as well.

Thanks for the advice everyone. :)

Ray Jones
07-19-2008, 03:52 PM
Virtualisation does not offer any accelerated 3D "hardware".

Marius Fett
07-19-2008, 03:57 PM
Everything works so far...