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Post by teak goblin » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:43 pm

just wondering if anyone on here has used linux
if so what do you think of it
whats your best distro
let me know your views on it

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Post by Essexboy » Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:37 pm

Tried it on an install didn't like it it as it reminded me of the old dos days lots of command line instructions even to install a simple adsl modem. So I took it of and made an error somewhere and lost my MBR which was unrecoverable, so format re-install. However, others think it is the best thing since sliced bread. But the current status is that Linux is roughly in the win 3.1 stage nearly. If you want to try it though I would initialy recommend a live install disc where it will run from cd, putting nothing on your system. I got a copy from the Linux magazine they usually have one as a cover disc..
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Post by teak goblin » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:22 pm

hi
ive just downloaded pc linux os
running it now from live cd as i make this post
its picked up all my hardware
looks pretty good ( kde desktop )
it can be installed to the hard drive from within the live cd
comes with user guide


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Post by Squeezebox » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:37 pm

Doesn't seem like many people are playing with Linux then? I suppose that figures, after all this is the FixmyXP forum.  :ybiggrin:
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Post by teak goblin » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:25 pm

I know this is xp site.
and its good site

but there is some really good linux distros out there

dave  (boss mate)

have you tried linux
if so what was your latest flavour

so many people are not sure of the linux os
but there a lot of good distros out there
and many easy to set up and use.

get a live cd and give it a go this will run a bit slower as your running it from ram

but you  can gat the feel of it


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Post by Cache » Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:44 am

Squeezebox wrote: Doesn't seem like many people are playing with Linux then? I suppose that figures, after all this is the FixmyXP forum.  :ybiggrin:
I've had a bash with a distro called 'Ubuntu'. It was pretty good, a lot better than I thought it would be anyway.

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Post by teak goblin » Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:21 pm

ubuntu is pretty good

i have version 510 at the moment

if you go to there website and sign up they will send you the cd's at no cost

it comes with a live cd and an install cd

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Post by Strum » Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:26 pm

Wait till you hear our live CD in a few months!
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Post by teak goblin » Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:55 pm

hey strum

what kernal is you live cd based on  :ylaugh: :ylaugh: :ybiggrin:

i do hope it will be free like the rest of the linux distros ( well most) :ysmiley:
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Post by subgeniusd » Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:25 pm

Hi Web Warriors-New member here. I see this thread is a week old so I'm not sure if it's worth posting or not in this particular forum.

I'm using Xandros 3.0 standard with the Konqueror web browser at this moment. You can try the OCE version (open circulation edition) and if you like it this 3.0 standard is available for $39.00 currently. 4.0 is due out this summer. Xandros designed this distro specifically  for Windows users and it is a superior product.  I could go on but for REAL information check http://xandros.com ->support->forums and you can go from there.

I am not a Linux apologist or cult fanatic. Along with this Linux system I have 2 XP systems LAN networked which I use all the time. I like XP which makes me a borderline heretic in the Linux forums. Flamers who think anyone using  "Windoze"/Winblows" etc is a retard or Borg drone of the Evil Empire.  When I point out that the BGFG syndrome (by geeks for geeks) that infects most of the Linux world will guarantee that Linux will NEVER challenge MS for the desktop market I just get dismissed as ...not a true believer. And what's the problem? It's so easy blah blah. Just cancel all appointments, disconnect your phone and spend the next 3 months studying the Linux Cookbook and other sources and presto!! You can multi-boot 20 distros and play with your computer all day.

So this OS agnostic recommends Xandros 3.0 which I actually use a lot especially for web browsing (security) plus it instantly networks with XP units. Good luck.  
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Post by teak goblin » Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:08 pm

hiya subgeniusd
welcome to the forum hope you like it here

ihave used xandros 302 oce    ( free download)

i find it easy to use some good applications on there

easy to install  click and go nearly

linux does take a bit of getting used to but some of the new distros are starting to make it as easy to use for the end user as windows is

alot of the linux distros will now load all hardware and can be very easy to use once you get used to it

saying that my main pc is running xp
then i have two test pc's
one duel booting win 98 and suse 9.1
and one is just for testing new distros

but as you say it does take time to learn linux and the different deskstops gnome or kde

it it worth giving linux a try

and i am no expert on linux i have to say

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Post by teak goblin » Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:41 pm

hiya

the link below is screen shoots of xandros

http://www.xandros.com/products/home/de ... shots.html
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Post by teak goblin » Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:09 pm

more linux info

if anyone out there wants to try it.............

ok the easiest way to try linux is by using a LIVE CD
you just pop it in to your cd drive and boot from it runs a little slower than if it was on the hard drive but you can see if it works on your pc and if you like it

heres a link where you can get live cds from

http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php


ok if you like what you see you can get installable distros here

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/search.php?topics%5B%5D=4

http://distrowatch.com/

some other usefull links

software

http://www.linuxsoft.cz/en/sw_list.php?id_kategory=64


linux online magazine

http://www.tuxmagazine.com/


hope this is of use to anyone who wants to try linux

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Post by subgeniusd » Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:33 am

I think there is a new SUSE just out.

Separate machine for testing new distros....what a great idea. When I thnk of all the noob posts begging for help with their failed dual boot...

Great links. Check the current Tuxmag #14. It has an extended article reviewing Xandros 3.0.

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Post by teak goblin » Sun Jun 11, 2006 11:37 am

hi bud

i think the new suse is ver 10

very good disro one of the best for newbies to try


if you havent got a test pc you could try a hard drive caddy

i find it usefull just chuck a spare hard drive in, then load  the distro of your choice.

another distro i like is  mempis.


this link is for screen shots of linux distros

http://shots.osdir.com/


hope its of some use to any one wanting to give linux a try

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