New system OS choice

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Smithcraft
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New system OS choice

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Hello there!

So I just picked up a new MoBo and an i7 is in the haus!

For right now, I think I'll just set it up with Ubuntu, but I'm not too familiar with using that flavor of *nix, and most of my tools are for Windows.

So I'm wondering if I should stick with W7 and switch to 64bit, or switch from W7 to W8 64bit?

I would just go with 8, but seeing some threads where W8 seems to be a common denominator has me wondering how happy Handbrake is with W8. I was also wondering if all the CPU features would be supported in 7?

Oh, and any recommendations for reading and writing to NTFS volumes from Ubuntu?

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JohnAStebbins
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Re: New system OS choice

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Can't help with your windows inquiries, but for ntfs under linux...

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apt-cache search ntfs
There should be a package for ntfs-3g.

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Re: New system OS choice

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Well, from my benchmarking test, 64bit is certainly worth it.

With all the hassles I've had in the last few days dealing with Ubuntu, I'm wondering if I should just bite the bullet and get W8?

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Re: New system OS choice

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With the nightmare that Ubuntu has been for me for the last week, and with the i7 it's only 4% faster than Win7, so until I can get Ubuntu ironed out, I'll be happy with Win7 Pro 64.

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