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View Poll Results: What OS is installed on your UX?
XP 166 48.82%
Vista 126 37.06%
Linux (Ubuntu etc.) 36 10.59%
OSX 19 5.59%
Other (Please state in post) 36 10.59%
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Unread 04-18-2012, 12:08 AM
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Midnightman, you DO realize that getting the Fingerprint reader working (under most common distros, like Ubuntu) is a pretty trivial matter, right? If you're using any derivative of Ubuntu, check out: http://www.n-view.net/Appliance/fingerprint/. I know I have gotten it working in Ubuntu, Arch and Gentoo on my UX =)

Really, in my experience, the only obstacles I can't overcome in any flavor of linux is the sensitivity of the touch-nub, and switching between front/rear webcam. Beyond that... My vote goes with Linux, and Windows 7 in Dual boot!
I agree, talking about Windows XP on this times is a step back, there are many tips and ways to make W7 and others OS fast like Windows XP. Another issue of Windows XP is the randiom disk sectors that are always writting and shortening the SSD life.
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im using windows 8 consumer optimized for ux i love it
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I agree, talking about Windows XP on this times is a step back, there are many tips and ways to make W7 and others OS fast like Windows XP. Another issue of Windows XP is the randiom disk sectors that are always writting and shortening the SSD life.
I hear windows 8 will require less resource than Win7, so UX uses may be in for a treat here. I think there is version of Win7 lite which may have similar performance to XP. Linux on the UX is considerably faster than XP hehe.

Lastly if you really need to use XP with an SSD, there are tips and tricks to get XP running optimally on SSD, from setting up offsets that are SSD friendly, disabling features in XP which cause random writes all the time. Also it is essential that the SSD of choice has some sort of "garbage collection" ie cleanup the NAND so when XP needs to write to SSD there is free blocks to write to. failure to have such a feature may result in very poor write performance which is indicative of Windows pausing, and locking up temporarily until the the required write sequence has completed.

If you are scared of shortening the life of SSD, which generally even on using XP on SSD should last about 3 years with average writes. There is a expensive option known as SLC SSD. This SSD not only has alot quicker default NAND write speeds, but also has approx 10x more durability ie. if your SSD would usually last 3 years, then the SLC variant in the same use condition will last nearly 30 years! Plus SLC SSD does not require garbage collection for IDE PATA as it is able to write quicker than the BUS speeds.

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Unread 04-19-2012, 05:05 PM
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yeah windows 8 is great on the ux with an sdd im saving for the u7700 upgrade right now. 1.2 solo isnt cuttin it
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is there anything not working driver wise on the UX with Windows 8? I'm thinking about upgrading mine...
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