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    Which live Linux distro works best with the G75VW?

    I have to install Oracle 11g for a class, and even with the G75 and 16GB RAM, running it in Windows XP mode is painfully slow. I would prefer the best 64-bit I can do a "live" install. I will run on a USB stick.

    I ran them before on laptops and have a horrible time with the laptop display.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkolarik View Post
    I have to install Oracle 11g for a class, and even with the G75 and 16GB RAM, running it in Windows XP mode is painfully slow. I would prefer the best 64-bit I can do a "live" install. I will run on a USB stick.

    I ran them before on laptops and have a horrible time with the laptop display.

    Thanks!
    If you just want to keep it on a pen drive I'd go with Slax.
    Ubuntu, I think, would run best with a full install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkolarik View Post
    I have to install Oracle 11g for a class, and even with the G75 and 16GB RAM, running it in Windows XP mode is painfully slow. I would prefer the best 64-bit I can do a "live" install. I will run on a USB stick.

    I ran them before on laptops and have a horrible time with the laptop display.

    Thanks!
    Ever try Knoppix? Its a great live distro, and Klaus Knoppers (the maker, and columnist for Linux magazine) is truly a guru among gurus. Knoppix seems to run all kinds of hardware (as it is based on the very best disto IMHO: Debian), and is really solid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fostert View Post
    Ever try Knoppix? Its a great live distro, and Klaus Knoppers (the maker, and columnist for Linux magazine) is truly a guru among gurus. Knoppix seems to run all kinds of hardware (as it is based on the very best disto IMHO: Debian), and is really solid.
    Sounds like it is worth a try. OpenSUSE has a live distro that seems to work in a VM, but haven't tried it live on the bare metal. I second @fostert's suggestion. Please avoid Ubuntu because of the "phone home" for amazon and the high numbers of bugs.
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    LINUX Users, we have a group!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkolarik View Post
    I have to install Oracle 11g for a class, and even with the G75 and 16GB RAM, running it in Windows XP mode is painfully slow. I would prefer the best 64-bit I can do a "live" install. I will run on a USB stick.

    I ran them before on laptops and have a horrible time with the laptop display.

    Thanks!
    Don't bother, just install it in Windows.

    Directions for 11g:
    http://blog.mclaughlinsoftware.com/2...-on-windows-7/

    11g R2:
    http://blog.mclaughlinsoftware.com/2...-on-windows-7/

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    Linux Mint installs and finds all drivers no issues...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNaughty View Post
    Linux Mint installs and finds all drivers no issues...
    Thanks! Will look into that distro out of curiosity, as soon as I figure out why Virtualbox quits loading properly on OpenSUSE after certain updates.
    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    Im running windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 64bit in a dual boot setup.

    The only thing im having problems with in Ubuntu is brightness buttons.(im sure there is a fix).

    you can also look at distrowatch.org they give a good overview of what distros there are.

    now that Valve's Steam is running on linux there is even more reason to try it out :-)
    I hope this will bring more games to linux so I can totally skip M$.
    Last edited by baastrup; 01-13-2013 at 08:47 PM.

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    I am disturbed because I cannot break my system...found out there were others trying to cope! We have a support group on here, if your system will not break, please join!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=16
    We now have 178 people whose systems will not break! Yippee!
    LINUX Users, we have a group!
    http://rog.asus.com/forum/group.php?groupid=23

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zygomorphic View Post
    Thanks! Will look into that distro out of curiosity, as soon as I figure out why Virtualbox quits loading properly on OpenSUSE after certain updates.
    It's based on Ubuntu, just it's more user-friendly... Kind of like a sick of Windows try this distro...

    Check out Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon

    I loved it, and would natively run it, but the iwlwifi module has issues with my card and the 5Ghz...

    G75VW-DS73-3D | 670m 3GB | 32GB RAM | 1TB RAID-0 2 x 830 512GB SSD DualBoot | Killer-N 1103 WiFi


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