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[quote name='devBrian' timestamp='1352941926' post='595321134']
Was that a joke?
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No, they are cute.
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So, I dl'd this. Had to use nomodeset to load the desktop. However the desktop only partially loaded, then just stopped. Cursor moved fine, but it was a blank desktop. Had to do a hard shutdown, which really ****es me off to have to do. Anyways, loaded into Fedora, instead of Win8. Tried to make the LiveUSB from there. Fedora was a bit ****y over the image and refused to make the LiveUSB. Installed UnetBootin under Fedora, made the LiveUSB. Restarted the system. Had to use nomodeset again to try and load the desktop. Desktop loads with a blank screen and a the cursor as before. Leave it running, go out and bring in more wood and chop some kindling. Came back in about an hour later and still nothing.

Re-dl'd the ISO in Fedora this time. Thinking it might be a bad dl. Same thing all over again.

All in all a no go system. So no thanx.

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[quote name='Lo Tec' timestamp='1353007349' post='595322896']
So, I dl'd this. Had to use nomodeset to load the desktop. However the desktop only partially loaded, then just stopped. Cursor moved fine, but it was a blank desktop. Had to do a hard shutdown, which really ****es me off to have to do. Anyways, loaded into Fedora, instead of Win8. Tried to make the LiveUSB from there. Fedora was a bit ****y over the image and refused to make the LiveUSB. Installed UnetBootin under Fedora, made the LiveUSB. Restarted the system. Had to use nomodeset again to try and load the desktop. Desktop loads with a blank screen and a the cursor as before. Leave it running, go out and bring in more wood and chop some kindling. Came back in about an hour later and still nothing.

Re-dl'd the ISO in Fedora this time. Thinking it might be a bad dl. Same thing all over again.

All in all a no go system. So no thanx.
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its based on ubuntu 12.04 lts, which has older video drivers than fedora 17. I get the feeling 12.04 doesn't have drivers up to date enough for your system, which is why you needed to use nomodeset to boot.

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Looks to me like a poor crossover between Windows and OSX theming that doesn't quite manage to do either all that nicely. Still better than Unity though :laugh:

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[quote name='ViperAFK' timestamp='1353008208' post='595322958']
its based on ubuntu 12.04 lts, which has older video drivers then fedora 17. I get the feeling 12.04 doesn't have drivers up to date enough for your system, which is why you needed to use nomodeset to boot.
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Exactly the case. Mint 14 RC loaded excellent. But I think I will stay with Fedora.

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So anyone know how to set this up working in VMWare player ? I tried the basic Ubuntu setup and it installed fine but after that it doesn't seem to boot, I just get the black screen, with the barely visible elementary e in the background.

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No one ?

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I know this doesn't answer your question, but why not just install it alongside your current os and dual-boot? I always heep a 50 gig partition at the ready for ocasions like this.
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Why would I want to do that, then I can't use Windows which I actually use for improtant stuff and gaming, while I play around with Elementary and check if it's a OS I can install on my other laptop. when a virtual machine allows me to use my windows and test out the OS.

Last time I used dual boot I was in school and then I realized there was no point with linux then because I never used it because I always had to use windows regularly, and rebooting constantly is a pain and stupid.

Also the elementary chat must be the most useless place ever, almost as useless as their forum, which is more useless because it doesn't exist.

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[quote name='Brando212' timestamp='1352918165' post='595320156']
just installed it in a VM and looked around a little

all they're really done is make it look even more like OSX in most areas

at this rate I can see them getting into some trouble
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nah. There was distros that look identical to XP back in the days they didn't get in trouble. That's like suing a kid on the street for singing a song. He's not profiting and no one is listening so who cares.
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I don't like the dock and the heavy osx inspiration, but it's the cleanest linux distribution that I've seen so far

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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1353249994' post='595330276']
Why would I want to do that, then I can't use Windows which I actually use for improtant stuff and gaming, while I play around with Elementary and check if it's a OS I can install on my other laptop. when a virtual machine allows me to use my windows and test out the OS.

Last time I used dual boot I was in school and then I realized there was no point with linux then because I never used it because I always had to use windows regularly, and rebooting constantly is a pain and stupid.[/quote]

To each his own. We all have our opinions and choices. I personally have not needed Windows in years. The only time i use Windows is when I'm forced to at work. Perhaps for gamers like you, Windows makes sense. But everything I need to do on a PC can be done with Linux. And I get a truer experience in an [i]installed[/i] OS rtather than a [i]virtual [/i]OS.

Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance. GOOD LUCK!

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I also need a proper office suite, lightroom, photoshop, and I want my 3DSMAX and so on, running linux as a main OS is just not an option on my main computers.
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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1353252581' post='595330352']
I also need a proper office suite, lightroom, photoshop, and I want my 3DSMAX and so on, running linux as a main OS is just not an option on my main computers.[/quote]
Gaming, photoshop and other Windows-specific apps, then you need Windows. I get that. But for office work, LibreOffice is fully compatible with Microsoft Office/Word. I've created resumes and other documents that open in Microsoft Office just like they were created ther. Office apps are no longer an issue for Linux, at least in my experience.

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Eh. no, while you "can" work fine in Open/Libre office, it's certainly no replacement for Office.
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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1353253186' post='595330378']Eh. no, while you "can" work fine in Open/Libre office, it's certainly no replacement for Office.[/quote]
LibreOffice works as well for me. Particularly the LibreOffice Writer. Never an issue when a document was "required" to be in the Microsoft Word format.

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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1353253186' post='595330378']
Eh. no, while you "can" work fine in Open/Libre office, it's certainly no replacement for Office.
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You're right, its not. But it is pretty powerful for a free program, and many people that use office don't even use most of its extra features.
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[quote name='Colin McGregor' timestamp='1353251331' post='595330314']
nah. There was distros that look identical to XP back in the days they didn't get in trouble. That's like suing a kid on the street for singing a song. He's not profiting and no one is listening so who cares.[/quote]

Tell this to all the Windows freeware dock authors who got cease-and-desists from Apple. Anybody remember Y'z Dock?

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[quote name='Colin McGregor' timestamp='1353251331' post='595330314']
nah. There was distros that look identical to XP back in the days they didn't get in trouble. That's like suing a kid on the street for singing a song. He's not profiting and no one is listening so who cares.
[/quote]yeah but this is Apple we're talking about, they don't seem to like anything that looks even remotely similar

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[quote name='UncleSpellbinder' timestamp='1353253482' post='595330388']
LibreOffice works as well for me. Particularly the LibreOffice Writer. Never an issue when a document was "required" to be in the Microsoft Word format.
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It's mostly opening documents created with MS Office in OOo/LO or other alternative products, especially Excel documents tend to mess up easily.

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]

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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1353253186' post='595330378']
Eh. no, while you "can" work fine in Open/Libre office, it's certainly no replacement for Office.
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[quote name='Glassed Silver' timestamp='1353256461' post='595330518']
It's mostly opening documents created with MS Office in OOo/LO or other alternative products, especially Excel documents tend to mess up easily.

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I'm curious, aside from what Glassed Silver mentioned, what issues do you have with OOo or Libre? I use Libre every single day at work, more than most people, mostly in Calc (Excel), and I can't say I can recall having a single issue. I believe that it does have quirks, but aside from learning a new UI, I think Libre Office is pretty damn capable. Can't really ever think of a time when I've said "Damn, I wish I just had Office!". I mean this as an honest question because a few years ago I would have definitely agreed, but these days Libre seems to be a decent alternative. A lot of really big companies rely on Libre.

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Productivity is no near the standards set by Office. that's the main issue. I can do everything far faster with Office and with far better and more immediate feedback when formatting and checking things.

If you just need to write a simple document sure. But for actual work and productivity, sorry, it doesn't cut it.

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You said faster with Office? Didn't you have to [b]learn[/b] Office before you can be swift with it? Same for OOo/LO

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learnign or not, Office is a faster and more productively efficient suite than OOo/Libre

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Care to explain? What can't you do with LO that you can with Office?

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