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    Dual Boot Ubuntu with compizor beryl

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    Dual Boot Ubuntu with compizor beryl
    Im looking at dual booting ubuntu with either beryl or compiz and want to know how well its going to run, i have never used linux before and saw some videos with people doing it. Anyone know how well it will run on the gma 950?
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    Dual Boot Ubuntu with compizor beryl
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    I would suggest you to try one of the virtualization software instead. That way, you can avoid partitioning your HDD. If you are new to Linux it's a better to try it on a virtual machine before installing to a separate partition. If you don't like it you can always remove it without major problem.

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    i think he wants to use 'either beryl or compiz', so
    he would have to install it native as i dont know of any virtualization software that has graphic support when running ubuntu

    however, i would go with the virtualization method first, that way you could get used to linux and ubuntu, and then install it native if you really like it

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    Check out the ubuntu forum, they have a big section on running compiz/beryl on a Santa Rosa MAc. I run linux at home on my PC. After reading everything that needed to be done to get it on my mbp I found it wasn't worth it. It would take a long time to get it running smoothly. Thats fine if your into tweakin settings for ages and working on command line, have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NPuter View Post
    i think he wants to use 'either beryl or compiz', so
    he would have to install it native as i dont know of any virtualization software that has graphic support when running ubuntu

    however, i would go with the virtualization method first, that way you could get used to linux and ubuntu, and then install it native if you really like it
    The Vmware Fusion atleast doesnt support 3D graphics on VMs. So you need to wait till leopard is released and then run linux on bootcamp partition.... i also have plans for that

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