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Old 2005-02-09, 04:45 AM
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Any Linux Users Here?

well, i'm up getting my computer ready for the work ahead and lo and behold, i have to download a bunch of new Micro$oft security patches to patch their buggy software.

and as i suspected, much of the patches are to correct potential buffer overflow problems. (if they spent the time to review their code they wouldn't have this problem!)

are there any linux users here? i've read that many linux distributions come with everything you need to get your computer instantly up and running including drivers for most major sound cards, video cards, and other hardware.

plus, the free price is attractive.

so, if anyone here has any experience with linux and wishes to discuss it, please feel free.

i'm certain that there will be other readers here who will be interested in this.

thank you.

(i didn't post this in the technobabble forum because hardly no one goes there.)
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Old 2005-02-09, 04:48 AM
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Old 2005-02-09, 05:01 AM
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Open source software? Isn't that like communism?
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Old 2005-02-09, 05:09 AM
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Old 2005-02-09, 05:10 AM
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Open source software? Isn't that like communism?
open source software is a voluntary collaborative effort. no governmental entity directs it to occur. no governmental entity controls it, or seizes income, assets or private property to make it happen.

people do have the right to work on such projects in their free time, don't they?
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Old 2005-02-09, 05:52 AM
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Lighten up, Francis. It's a joke. Pull the corncob out of your ass for a while.
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Old 2005-02-09, 08:26 AM
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Re: Any Linux Users Here?

Yep, I'm a Linux user. Am I going to give you any advice?

Try Google. That's your tech support for Linux.
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Old 2005-02-09, 09:58 AM
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Linux is great. SuSE 9.2 is the the way to go with the 2.6 kernel. Just brush up on your command line stuff and you should be ready to rock with it.
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Old 2005-02-09, 12:09 PM
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Pull the corncob out of your ass for a while.




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Old 2005-02-09, 12:16 PM
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I tried Mandrake 10 for awhile but had so much trouble d/l anything....it recognised my hardware , np , but I couldn't figure out how to create a directory for the d/l to go into... i really didn't have time or patience to learn it and i'm so used to windows interface where there are so many ways to just click open 'my computer' if i want to create folders and blah blah blah....and it opens places up automatically...i didn't want to give up linux , i'm just not smart/patient enough to get with it...i'm barely with windows , either , compared to ppl who grew up w/ p.c.'s.....
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Old 2005-02-09, 12:20 PM
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I openly support and use linux. I also encourage people who have the interest to learn linux to do it. Get a livecd and try it out.

And as long as your computer wasnt built by a troglodyte, you'll be satisfied with the results.
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Old 2005-02-09, 01:09 PM
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Indeed give some livecd a try. You run the whole thing from a CD or DVD and don't have to install anything to the hard drive. It's a great way to see if your hardware is recognized properly and just try different things out before you start properly migrating from Windows to Linux.

Knoppix is the best livecd I've tried.

Suse is an excellent choice too, very professional but incredibly easy to use. Never liked the Mandrake look that much but you can't really go wrong with any of the big ones.
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Old 2005-02-09, 01:31 PM
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Suse is an excellent choice too, very professional but incredibly easy to use. Never liked the Mandrake look that much but you can't really go wrong with any of the big ones.
I consider the big ones SuSE/Novell, Debian, Mandrake, Slackware. I very much do NOT reccomend Fedora Core, they screw with so much stuff with that distro that it's not even worth looking at. people have called it a transition distro, but I don't see how it's any easier than using any other distro running KDE or Gnome.

I mean, c'mon, what isn't user friendly about this ?
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Old 2005-02-09, 07:15 PM
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i tried slackware for a little while , too , it's available as a bittorrent at their site. it was very similar to mandrake....
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Old 2005-02-09, 10:16 PM
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I prefer freeBSD or OpenBSD...lots of studying required, but well worth it.
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