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Vertical345

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#1 15 years ago

I'm kinda thinkin about getting linux because of all you people praising it in the other thread. I was wondering what your favorites are and am going to add a poll. Be honest. I would also like to know if it is noob friendly.




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#2 15 years ago

I use windows. Reasons....Doom 3 Half life 2 list list of good games go on for a while. I'm not too expirenced with progamming so I'd have to go with windows. I'd say give linux a try. Never used it though:uhm:.




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#3 15 years ago

Linux is the best OS out there.




Viper7904

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#4 15 years ago

window is good if all you do is play games and dont want to get really technical in a dos style format. linux is good if you want stability and free.




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#5 15 years ago

Windows is alot easier to use then linux for normal people. I have lindows on my other hard drive, I've only used it for a couple of hours but its easier then linux, and more stable then windows. Plus you can use all the same windows/linux programs.




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#6 15 years ago

If operating systems were airlines.

DOS Airline: Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again, then they push again, jump on again and so on.

DOS with QEMM Airline: The same thing but with more leg room to push.

Mac Airline: All the stewards, stewardesses, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents look the same, act the same, and talk the same. Every time you ask questions about details, you are told you don't need to know, don't want to know, and that everything will be done for you without you having to know, so just shut up.

OS/2 Airline: To board the plane, you have your ticket stamped ten different times by standing in ten different lines. Then you fill out a form showing where you want to sit and whether the plane should look and feel like an ocean liner, a passenger train, or a bus. If you succeed in getting on board the plane and the plane succeeds in getting off the ground, you have a wonderful trip... except for the times when the rudder and flaps get frozen in position, in which case you have time to say your prayers and get in crash position.

Windows Airline: The airport terminal is nice and colorful, with friendly stewards and stewardesses, easy access to the plane, and a completely uneventful takeoff...then, once in the air, the plane blows up without any warning whatsoever.

Win NT Airline: Everyone marches out on the runway, says the password in unison, and forms the outline of an airplane. Then they all sit down and make a whooshing sound like they're flying.

Unix Airline: Everyone brings one piece of the plane with them when they come to the airport. They all go out on the runway and put the plane together piece by piece, arguing constantly about what kind of plane they're building.




jerome

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#7 15 years ago

Does anyone have a picture of a Linux Desktop. I have never seen it.




Peeping Tom

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#8 15 years ago

Uh.....I'm not at home, atm....well, not all desktops are the same, you can use KDE, Gnome or a plethora of other window managers.

Here's a link to a shot of KDE in action...

http://www.linux-user.de/ausgabe/2003/07/016-kde/crystal.jpg

That's using the Crystal icon theme.




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#9 15 years ago

As I mentioned in another recent linux thread, try out Knoppix. It will boot entirely from CD without modifying your MBR nor anything on your HD. The install comes with tons of free software (including an office suite that can handle most MS Office files) and, in most cases, can accurately auto-detect all your hardware for you. Although I like Linux, I still primarily use Windows as most of the software I use is Widoze based... actually, as a quick side-question to the thread, does anyone know a good movie editor for Linux (ie equivalent to Adobe Premiere)?




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#10 15 years ago
'[+Glasius+']If operating systems were airlines. DOS Airline: Everybody pushes the airplane until it glides, then they jump on and let the plane coast until it hits the ground again, then they push again, jump on again and so on. DOS with QEMM Airline: The same thing but with more leg room to push. Mac Airline: All the stewards, stewardesses, captains, baggage handlers, and ticket agents look the same, act the same, and talk the same. Every time you ask questions about details, you are told you don't need to know, don't want to know, and that everything will be done for you without you having to know, so just shut up. OS/2 Airline: To board the plane, you have your ticket stamped ten different times by standing in ten different lines. Then you fill out a form showing where you want to sit and whether the plane should look and feel like an ocean liner, a passenger train, or a bus. If you succeed in getting on board the plane and the plane succeeds in getting off the ground, you have a wonderful trip... except for the times when the rudder and flaps get frozen in position, in which case you have time to say your prayers and get in crash position. Windows Airline: The airport terminal is nice and colorful, with friendly stewards and stewardesses, easy access to the plane, and a completely uneventful takeoff...then, once in the air, the plane blows up without any warning whatsoever. Win NT Airline: Everyone marches out on the runway, says the password in unison, and forms the outline of an airplane. Then they all sit down and make a whooshing sound like they're flying. Unix Airline: Everyone brings one piece of the plane with them when they come to the airport. They all go out on the runway and put the plane together piece by piece, arguing constantly about what kind of plane they're building.

:lol: That's brilliant :lol: