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posted on Jan, 25 2004 @ 02:35 AM
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www.pcmag.com... This may turn out to be the berries. But it looks like it didn't pan out entirely.

[Edited on 25-1-2004 by tr]




posted on Jan, 25 2004 @ 02:58 AM
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I have yet to hear many good things about Lindows, and there are other solutions that have yielded far better results. First there is windows emulation via Wine, which works for some apps, but not every single one. Then there is VM Ware which allows you to run a instance of another OS inside a host OS, for example running a copy of Xwindows/KDE runnin in VM Ware which itself can be installed on Windows or Linux platforms.

Unfortnately the idea of blending two very different operating systems is probably never going to have good results, because the operating systems are just too different. From what I have heard the latest release of the 2.6 kernel supports a very limited form of writing to NTFS partitions, where before only Read-Only was supported.

With each passing year more software is designed to be cross-platform, or at least be ported over to other OS'es, so eventually a user could go pure-linux if they wanted without remaining bound to Windows for things such as Photoshop and VB/Visual Studio. Of course hopefully this will take place after SCO has been thoroughly trounced in court and sent running with their tail between their legs.


tr

posted on Jan, 25 2004 @ 03:04 AM
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I'm not tech savvy and have been considering linux. Don't know anything about it though. Hope you get to feeling better. You look kind of blue.

who is sco?

[Edited on 25-1-2004 by tr]



posted on Jan, 25 2004 @ 03:37 AM
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Originally posted by tr
I'm not tech savvy and have been considering linux. Don't know anything about it though. Hope you get to feeling better. You look kind of blue.

who is sco?

[Edited on 25-1-2004 by tr]


Thanks for the concern, actually I should update my profile more often, ive been back to normal health for a few days now. SCO is the group who has been claiming that the Linux kernel contains code that is copyright to their Unix operating sytem, and have been trying to milk linux users for large sums of money without showing any proof of their claims of copyright infringement. The following link is to a Slashdot search for SCO, that should give you a massive ammount of reading material on the whole mess, and probably explain it alot better than my short summary

slashdot.org...



posted on Jan, 25 2004 @ 11:03 PM
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im going to get lindows in 2 or 3 days



posted on Jan, 25 2004 @ 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by tr
I'm not tech savvy and have been considering linux. Don't know anything about it though. Hope you get to feeling better. You look kind of blue.

who is sco?

[Edited on 25-1-2004 by tr]


Linux is great, depending on whose you go with. I'm partial to Red Hat and Mandrake. Linux does have a bit of a learning curve to it, especially the command line stuff, but it's worth the time to learn to use.



posted on Jan, 25 2004 @ 11:15 PM
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Originally posted by SectorGaza
im going to get lindows in 2 or 3 days


I've heard a lot of bad things about Lindows. If I want to do something with Windows, I'll most likely either slap in my Windows harddrive or use VMWare like alternateheaven suggested.



posted on Jan, 25 2004 @ 11:18 PM
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Originally posted by kaoszero

Originally posted by SectorGaza
im going to get lindows in 2 or 3 days


I've heard a lot of bad things about Lindows.



like what?



posted on Jan, 25 2004 @ 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by SectorGaza

Originally posted by kaoszero

Originally posted by SectorGaza
im going to get lindows in 2 or 3 days


I've heard a lot of bad things about Lindows.



like what?


When I was in college, a friend of mine got Lindows and installed it on his laptop. The drivers were all there, and everything was supported, so in theory the computer should have functioned properly. However, no matter what he did, whether it was change settings or just let the computer sit idle, the OS crashed within 15 minutes of starting up. Another guy I know said the same thing about it.





 
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