posted on Sep, 5 2011 @ 01:53 AM
reply to post by IlluminatusOculus33
Wouldn't you know it; elive wouldn't work either. My wife likes to call me relentless, so I had to live up to it, and reinstalled the
Humanity/Unity home-brew (at least it would install). I found that by logging into E-17 instead of Enlightenment that everything works fine. I'm
not really sure why, but I think E-17 is the newer of the two, and the original didn't get deleted from the menu.
I dumped the idea of running Windows in Virtual Box because it takes too long on my computer. I decided instead to repartition the drive for both
file systems, and install both Linux and Xp on my master drive. My slave has my main Xp setup on it, and I'll use it for storage, etc., keeping it
for backup just in case.
I'm gonna give it a shot for awhile. and who knows; I may learn something! There are a few things I don't care about with Linux. The main thing
being that they recommend that you update your packages weekly (or at least every two weeks) to prevent "breakages". This makes you depend on an
internet connection to keep your system from having problems. I don't plan on losing my connection any time soon, but it's the principle. When I
didn't have a connection, and even when I just had dial-up, I could go to the library to download new apps for my Xp. That's not recommended for
Linux, because they want you to use their repositories only. The reasoning is (they say), because the repositories constantly update their packages,
and by downloading elsewhere you could corrupt your system integrity. This means you are also dependent on the repositories. That's two
dependencies you don't have with Xp.
My concern is that because of Xp's age, Microsoft will stop supporting it soon, and I'll have to change systems anyway. They've already stopped
supporting 95 and 98. Xp is not much younger than 98.
Anyway, thanks again for the advice...