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CCT On Ubuntu Linux

Postby rubixcuber » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:56 am

If you didn't know, I love computers and computer programming, and my friend's dad is a programmer.


He told me to download Ubuntu (9.10??) cuz Ubuntu is more 'computer like' and teaches users about computers.


Soo.... does the Cal Cube Timer work on Ubuntu, or any type of Linux OS??


 


...and it would be very helpful if you post also some points how Ubuntu is better than the current OS on this computer Windows 7.


 


 


**heiowge please reply, you know alot about Linux.**


 


 


EDIT


*** COMPUTER NOOBS DONT EVEN TRY TO READ YOUR BRAIN WILL BURST*** xD

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Re: CCT On Ubuntu Linux

Postby borginator2 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 12:14 am

Good timing!  Yeah, I use Ubuntu 95% of the time.  I have not heard of Cal Cube Timer.  I know cube-timer works, but I'm not sure if it's the same one.

Send me a link and I'll have a go.

As for whether Ubuntu is better than windows...  Thats a matter of personal opinion.  It depends what you use the computer for.

If you do lots of 'games for windows', it won't do much for you.  What it does offer is a stable, secure and highly customisable platform.

Ubuntu isn't necessarily more 'computer-like'.  I'm not sure exactly what that means.  I do know that it has helped me with my understanding more.

With windows if you have a problem, you normally search the net and get 50+ solutions, most of which involve installing a patch / keygen.  A large number of these install all sorts of cr*p on your machine.  With linux, a lot of the communities are very helpful and enable you to fix your problem with a few lines of code or ticking an option on your settings or installing a program from your distro's repositories.  Software in repositories is all checked to be malware free.

My machine with Ubuntu running is as fast as the day it was bought.  I can't say the same when running windows (and yes, I ran windows since win 95, and even had an early PC - an amstrad - that had windows 1 installed.  But I don't touch vista with a barge pole!)

Windows 7 has some nice eye candy and good firewall, and lots of new software.  Linux (whatever version) has MORE eye candy available than even OSX.  For free.  95% of linux software is free.

If you don't like windows 7, you can choose to 'downgrade' to XP or Vista.

If you don't like Ubuntu, you can choose Fedora, Mandriva, Red Hat, OpenSuse, Puppy Linux, Linux Mint, Debian, Crunchbang, Xandros, Tiny Core, Feather Linux, Damn Small Linux, Slackware, Wolvix, gOS, Arch Linux, CentOS, PCLinuxOS...

If you don't like your style of desktop on windows, you can move the taskbar and change the colours.  Or shut up and put up with it.

If you don't like Ubuntu's Gnome desktop, you could try KDE, XFCE, etc.  Or you could just move the taskbars around and change the colours.

Enjoy the choice.

Oh yeah, I forgot.  Got more than 1 PC?  That's a massive cost for win 7.  Especially if you install Office as well.  Ubuntu actively encourage you to share your software copies with other people.  For free.  And comes with a full office pack installed with the default setup (OpenOfficeorg.)
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Re: CCT On Ubuntu Linux

Postby rubixcuber » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:14 pm

wooooow


I like Windows 7 but just wondering IF it was better...


so you can fix the computers bugs with Ubuntu?

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Re: CCT On Ubuntu Linux

Postby borginator2 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:45 pm

Maybe.  Never tried.

What it is really good for is recovery of data.  You can use a live CD in a windows machine that has crashed completely to access and transfer your data.

I had a friend of mine who set his PC as a dual boot between windows 7 and Xubuntu (Ubuntu using the XFCE desktop).  Windows went kaput within a week, and he used Xubuntu to transfer his data to an external hd, so he could reinstall without loss of data.

You can also scan windows partitions for viruses from within linux, without risk of infection to the linux OS.

The basic gist is that you can do most of what windows can, and a lot it can't.  If you can't run your fav windows app on linux, there is usually several free alternatives that do the same job.  Different OSes are good for different things.  Macs are best for graphics and media, windows for games and stuff like web design using WYSIWYG (eg dreamweaver), and linux for stability (particularly effective in servers).  That's not the whole story.  You can web design on a mac, play games on linux and shoot vids on windows, it's just that the other OSes are more suited.

Personally, I dual boot with win7 and use windows occasionally.  I try and stay in linux as often as possible though.  I don't do games for windows.  I have a PS1, PS2, Gamecube, Xbox, Wii, and DS for games (no PS3 or Xbox 360 tho).
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Re: CCT On Ubuntu Linux

Postby Rubik's Cube » Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:32 pm

Haesoos Creest...


... are any BASIC or C++ compilers available on Linux? just wondering cuz i like computer programming and...


if you play StarCraft let me know if it works on Linux xD


 


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Re: CCT On Ubuntu Linux

Postby borginator2 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:10 pm

I can honestly say that I've never used a compiler or played StarCraft.

That said...  A quick google told me there were a ton of BASIC compilers, GCC seems to be the most recognised C++ compiler, and as for Starcraft, there is some guy doing a direct port to Linux atm, and I hear that it can run under Wine (compatibility layer that lets you run some windows software in Linux.  You can always dual boot or virtualise Windows inside Linux if that solves the problem better though.
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Re: CCT On Ubuntu Linux

Postby stock message board » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:47 am

Waooo....!!!
Nice but I have one question Dose it provide complete functionality that windows provide.
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Re: CCT On Ubuntu Linux

Postby borginator2 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:55 am

Technically it provides more functionality due to enhanced customisation options!  lol

Basically, if there's a piece of software that lets windows do something, there is either a port to linux or equivalent software that does the same job.  Usually for free.

That said, windows software mostly doesn't work in Linux.  There are exceptions, and a lot has been ported to linux or works using Wine, but don't expect all your whizzy games to work.

I suggest you try using a live CD to see if you are interested.  Go to one of the big name Linux distro sites (I recommend Ubuntu, Linux Mint or Mandriva for 1st timers.) download the ISO file and burn IMAGE (not data or it won't work) to disc.

Stick the disc in the drive and boot it up (you might have to change the bios to boot from CD/DVD as the first boot drive - mine was set to hard drive first).  Answer any easy questions you'll end up with a live desktop.  It will be far slower than an installed version, so don't expect it to be super fast.  If you install, the speed will rocket up.  Play around with the desktop.  You should be able to do most things, except install software.

If you like it, but are not sure if you want to try it properly, I suggest a dual boot.  Back up your windows files, defrag the drive, then boot linux up again.  There will be an install icon on the desktop.  Use it.  Answer any questions.  When you get to the partition stage, select to resize windows (for a dual boot) or use whole drive if you want to get rid of windows.  When you are asked for the password, make it memorable and as complex as you can.  After that, it's just a matter of waiting about 20-40 mins.
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Re: CCT On Ubuntu Linux

Postby JacobTaylor3141 » Tue May 18, 2010 11:57 am

Hey rubixcuber. This might be a bit late, but I just found this thread. I just started dual-booting ubuntu and Vista this year because of my computer science major, and I had issues getting a timer. I've been messing with it and I couldn't get CCT to work, but I did get JNET cubing timer to work. The only thing you have to do is download it, extract it to the desktop using the package manager, and then instead of double-clicking it, which will open the .jar file and show you the contents, you right-click and select 'Open with JDK Java 6 Runtime'. Of course, this means that you have to have Java 6 on your computer, which I'm sure you can remedy if you don't have it. I tried the same thing with CCT, because I like it better, but it would only bring up the opening CCT graphic, and not actually the program. But JNet is working for me.
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Re: CCT On Ubuntu Linux

Postby borginator2 » Sat May 22, 2010 9:00 pm

Cubetimer.com works well as well.  Only thing is you need to be online to use it (through firefox or other browser).
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