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Istimsak Abdulbasir

Istimsak Abdulbasir

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    RE: Tried Ubuntu, seemed limited
    [quote="sysWOW94"]Hi all, new guy here. Well, a bit ago I tried Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer. It was nice - didn't seem as fast as Windows 8.1 - but I liked it. My problem with it was that it seemed kind of underdone - I'm going to lay out a couple problems here, one minor annoyance, and one major issue, and my question is going to be whether this is just Ubuntu's fault, and some other distro would work better, or is this all of Linux. First, the minor irritant: The sound system setting wouldn't save. I had my headphones selected as audio output, and that setting kept getting lost, so that the audio would route to some sort of default device and I wouldn't hear it. It bothered me that the system couldn't seem to save such a simple setting. But here's what really made me drop Ubuntu: A piece of software that's very important to me failed on it, whereas it works fine under windows. That software is Linux MultiMedia Studio (LMMS). I make electronic music on my computer, and I had two VSTs (plugins for the program - they're software instruments) fail under Linux whereas they work great under Windows. VSTs are coded as .DLL files for everyone's information. One of them simply froze the program and never unfroze, and the other lagged the sound down to the point where it sounded awful. They both work without a hitch under Windows (in fairness, the one that froze the program does that once in a *LONG* while under Windows). I use that program for my music creation all the time, and I didn't want to have to switch back to Windows constantly for it, so I got rid of Ubuntu. My question is, again, would a different distro be different, or is this just an unavoidable Linux problem? The impression I got was that Linux (at least Ubuntu) is great as long as you don't want to step outside the boundaries of the stuff the developers thought of for you to do. If you do want to do that, then suddenly, everything goes to hell. Thanks, -syswow94[/quote] First thanks for joining the forum. Linux is a system that does let people stand outside the box. In Linux you are limited to what works for linux. Programs that are ran under Windows should continue to the use that system. There are other open source programs like "wine" that try to run windows applications. Not reliable. You are using the tar zip file of LMMS version 1.0.2 for linux right? I don't like to compile packages on Ubuntu. Though it can be done, it is not very easy. You are better off using the supplied software in the repositories. Ubuntu was made as a linux desktop for windows-like users. Very easy to use where little technical skills are needed. What flavor of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS are you using? Plus, do you know the name of the software that is used to control the sound? Make sure all your computer hardware is compatible with Ubuntu or Linux in general.
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    sysWOW94 said:

    Hi all, new guy here. Well, a bit ago I tried Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer. It was nice - didn't seem as fast as Windows 8.1 - but I liked it. My problem with it was that it seemed kind of underdone - I'm going to lay out a couple problems here, one minor annoyance, and one major issue, and my question is going to be whether this is just Ubuntu's fault, and some other distro would work better, or is this all of Linux.

    First, the minor irritant: The sound system setting wouldn't save. I had my headphones selected as audio output, and that setting kept getting lost, so that the audio would route to some sort of default device and I wouldn't hear it. It bothered me that the system couldn't seem to save such a simple setting.

    But here's what really made me drop Ubuntu: A piece of software that's very important to me failed on it, whereas it works fine under windows. That software is Linux MultiMedia Studio (LMMS). I make electronic music on my computer, and I had two VSTs (plugins for the program - they're software instruments) fail under Linux whereas they work great under Windows. VSTs are coded as .DLL files for everyone's information.

    One of them simply froze the program and never unfroze, and the other lagged the sound down to the point where it sounded awful. They both work without a hitch under Windows (in fairness, the one that froze the program does that once in a *LONG* while under Windows).

    I use that program for my music creation all the time, and I didn't want to have to switch back to Windows constantly for it, so I got rid of Ubuntu. My question is, again, would a different distro be different, or is this just an unavoidable Linux problem?

    The impression I got was that Linux (at least Ubuntu) is great as long as you don't want to step outside the boundaries of the stuff the developers thought of for you to do. If you do want to do that, then suddenly, everything goes to hell.

    Thanks,
    -syswow94

    First thanks for joining the forum. Linux is a system that does let people stand outside the box. In Linux you are limited to what works for linux. Programs that are ran under Windows should continue to the use that system. There are other open source programs like "wine" that try to run windows applications. Not reliable.

    You are using the tar zip file of LMMS version 1.0.2 for linux right? I don't like to compile packages on Ubuntu. Though it can be done, it is not very easy. You are better off using the supplied software in the repositories. Ubuntu was made as a linux desktop for windows-like users. Very easy to use where little technical skills are needed.

    What flavor of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS are you using? Plus, do you know the name of the software that is used to control the sound? Make sure all your computer hardware is compatible with Ubuntu or Linux in general.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: create ISO image with Virtualbox
    [quote="begueradj"]Hello is there a way to create an ISO image of my virtual machine directly from Virtualbox on which it is installed ? Regards Begueradj[/quote] I have not seen any tools that will allow for the creation of ISOs of VMs from virtualbox. You can however move a vdi image onto a thumb drive and move it to another system running virtualbox. You can create disk images of the VMs using bit copying tools like "dd" or a GUI based disk imager. ISOs are normally CD images the boots a system for installation or administrative uses. Did not see an option to do this in virtualbox for linux.
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    begueradj said:

    Hello

    is there a way to create an ISO image of my virtual machine directly from Virtualbox on which it is installed ?

    Regards
    Begueradj

    I have not seen any tools that will allow for the creation of ISOs of VMs from virtualbox. You can however move a vdi image onto a thumb drive and move it to another system running virtualbox. You can create disk images of the VMs using bit copying tools like "dd" or a GUI based disk imager. ISOs are normally CD images the boots a system for installation or administrative uses. Did not see an option to do this in virtualbox for linux.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: How i can Create a virtual machine without virtualbox
    [quote="rcrosa27"]Its possivle create a virtual machine without virtualbox? if someone can help me, it will be great! :D Best regards[/quote] Yes you can create a virtual machines without virtualbox. Virtualbox is just programs used to create virtual machines. There are others like qemu, kvm, Vmware and Citrix. First be very specific. How do you want to create virtual machines? How will you be accessing and managing them? Will they be stored and access remotely? Will they be created on your personal computer? What OS are you using? What systems will be running them? These are just a sample of the questions that must be answered first. Answer these questions and you will get back more information.
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    rcrosa27 said:

    Its possivle create a virtual machine without virtualbox?

    if someone can help me, it will be great! :D




    Best regards


    Yes you can create a virtual machines without virtualbox. Virtualbox is just programs used to create virtual machines. There are others like qemu, kvm, Vmware and Citrix.

    First be very specific.

    How do you want to create virtual machines?
    How will you be accessing and managing them?
    Will they be stored and access remotely?
    Will they be created on your personal computer?
    What OS are you using?
    What systems will be running them?

    These are just a sample of the questions that must be answered first. Answer these questions and you will get back more information.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Need a guide for setting up a public mirror.
    Why are you setting up a public mirror? Is it for use on your local site or do you want to provide packages on an intranet and not rely on the Internet for package download? I have never setup a mirror but it is something to consider when you don't have the luxury of an Internet mirror. I use debian based systems. There is a HowTo guide for setting up mirrors on the debian site. Have a look at this documentation to get an understanding on how to setup a mirror. [url=http://www.debian.org/mirror/ftpmirror.en.html]mirroring[/url]
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    Why are you setting up a public mirror? Is it for use on your local site or do you want to provide packages on an intranet and not rely on the Internet for package download?

    I have never setup a mirror but it is something to consider when you don't have the luxury of an Internet mirror. I use debian based systems.

    There is a HowTo guide for setting up mirrors on the debian site. Have a look at this documentation to get an understanding on how to setup a mirror.

    mirroring

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Greetings and Salutations...
    Greetings, and welcome to the linux foundation community forum. We are looking forward to answer any questions you have have about Network services management and Linux. CentOS is a spinoff of Red Hat and I know it is serving your library's functions well.
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    Greetings, and welcome to the linux foundation community forum. We are looking forward to answer any questions you have have about Network services management and Linux. CentOS is a spinoff of Red Hat and I know it is serving your library's functions well.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: ASUS H97M-E mobo and i5 4690 Linux compatibility
    You can check the hardware compatibility list which will tell you what hardware has been known to work with Linux. The list is constanly updated with new hardware. It is better to test your version of linux on your chosen hardware and run a series of tests. Once everything is working, submit that information to linux HCL. [url=http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/]Hardware Compatibility List (2007)[/url]
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    You can check the hardware compatibility list which will tell you what hardware has been known to work with Linux. The list is constanly updated with new hardware. It is better to test your version of linux on your chosen hardware and run a series of tests. Once everything is working, submit that information to linux HCL.

    Hardware Compatibility List (2007)

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Anti-Time and the probability
    I am not sure what you are asking but I think you want a better process to handle power. Hope I am close on assumption. I would communicate with some of the kernel developers and understand the process linux uses to manage power then look for alternatives to your suggestion.
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    I am not sure what you are asking but I think you want a better process to handle power. Hope I am close on assumption. I would communicate with some of the kernel developers and understand the process linux uses to manage power then look for alternatives to your suggestion.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Distro Linux Indonesia
    I am guessing these are linux distros made in Indonesia. What can of response were you hoping to get?
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    I am guessing these are linux distros made in Indonesia. What can of response were you hoping to get?

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Which version of Linux is closest to Windows XP?
    [quote="linux fanatic"]I was also a long-time windows user before switching over to linux - which I use on all my personal laptops. If you're looking for something similar to the windows interface, I'd try out Zorin OS. This OS looks just like windows and it's incredibly easy to use (without all the headaches that come with windows). I'm pretty sure the purpose of this entire OS is to make the windows-to-linux switch seem effortless and intuitive. Definitely my first pick for you. Now, my favorite OS is Xubuntu. It kind of reminds me of a hybrid between the windows OS and OSX lion on mac. Really cool design that I think you'll probably like that I think blends the best elements of windows and mac OS components. Hope this helps! [/quote] You and me both like Xubuntu. Very good explanation of the OS. It does have a Windows feel and MacOS similarities. Overall, it is stable as a desktop UI. The design is nutreul which does not require a heavy GPU. It looks simple but can be made to look beautiful. The UI uses the fundementals of XP. Usefull applications, simple navigation and good hardware detection. It takes out the unecessary and keeps the must have. Window management is good. Lots of options for convienience. What it has done for me was make it easy to adminstrate the system. The "Thunar" file manager could use more features.
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    linux fanatic said:

    I was also a long-time windows user before switching over to linux - which I use on all my personal laptops. If you're looking for something similar to the windows interface, I'd try out Zorin OS. This OS looks just like windows and it's incredibly easy to use (without all the headaches that come with windows). I'm pretty sure the purpose of this entire OS is to make the windows-to-linux switch seem effortless and intuitive. Definitely my first pick for you.

    Now, my favorite OS is Xubuntu. It kind of reminds me of a hybrid between the windows OS and OSX lion on mac. Really cool design that I think you'll probably like that I think blends the best elements of windows and mac OS components.

    Hope this helps!

    You and me both like Xubuntu. Very good explanation of the OS. It does have a Windows feel and MacOS similarities. Overall, it is stable as a desktop UI. The design is nutreul which does not require a heavy GPU. It looks simple but can be made to look beautiful.

    The UI uses the fundementals of XP. Usefull applications, simple navigation and good hardware detection. It takes out the unecessary and keeps the must have. Window management is good. Lots of options for convienience. What it has done for me was make it easy to adminstrate the system.

    The "Thunar" file manager could use more features.

  • Istimsak Abdulbasir
    RE: Which version of Linux is closest to Windows XP?
    [quote="storm052085"]I am a long time windows user and i cannot stand the direction windows is taking. I loved Windows XP but my computer has been moving slower and slower lately. I think id like to see what linux has to offer but im not sure where to start. Id like to figure out which version is closest to Xp. Any help would be appreciated[/quote] When you say close to XP, do you mean functions like XP or looks like XP? Remember, Linux is an entirely different animal with its good and bad parts. The question you should ask, "what linux OS allows me to get work done that I usually do on XP?". Then do research on the types of distros and programs that are within your requirements. If your XP system is running slow, then you may need to look at what is causing the slow-down. Either you need more memory, stop some running processes, scan for viruses and malware etc. Moving to another OS should be your last resort. You may need to upgrade the hard drive or the CPU of your current system. If you want to try out some Linux systems and test them against your needs, start out with Ubuntu/Debian based systems. These will let you drive through Linux with a small learning curve. Don't overlook RedHat based OSes like CentOS and Fedora. Fedora is the user desktop version of the famous RedHat OS which is also said to be easy for new comers to Linux. Try Ubuntu/Debian based systems first. If you don't find what you need, then move on to others. Make sure that you try the LiveCD versions of the systems first. Have a look at this site and test the first top five that you see on the "Page Hit list" category. [url=http://distrowatch.com/]Site of Linux Operaating Systems[/url]
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    storm052085 said:

    I am a long time windows user and i cannot stand the direction windows is taking. I loved Windows XP but my computer has been moving slower and slower lately. I think id like to see what linux has to offer but im not sure where to start. Id like to figure out which version is closest to Xp. Any help would be appreciated

    When you say close to XP, do you mean functions like XP or looks like XP? Remember, Linux is an entirely different animal with its good and bad parts. The question you should ask, "what linux OS allows me to get work done that I usually do on XP?". Then do research on the types of distros and programs that are within your requirements.

    If your XP system is running slow, then you may need to look at what is causing the slow-down. Either you need more memory, stop some running processes, scan for viruses and malware etc. Moving to another OS should be your last resort. You may need to upgrade the hard drive or the CPU of your current system.

    If you want to try out some Linux systems and test them against your needs, start out with Ubuntu/Debian based systems. These will let you drive through Linux with a small learning curve. Don't overlook RedHat based OSes like CentOS and Fedora. Fedora is the user desktop version of the famous RedHat OS which is also said to be easy for new comers to Linux.

    Try Ubuntu/Debian based systems first. If you don't find what you need, then move on to others. Make sure that you try the LiveCD versions of the systems first.

    Have a look at this site and test the first top five that you see on the "Page Hit list" category.

    Site of Linux Operaating Systems

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