I cleared both my 40gig hard drives and installed Win. XP Pro Full Install on my comp. I am writing a back up of everythin onmy 2nd 40gig so if my first harddrive goes down I can just plug in other one. So far no problems from XP but 98 was terrible it would hang up all the time! :mad: Never seen or used linux what does the base desktop look like?
Are you using Norton Ghost - very recommended for doing what you're doing.
Also Linux, that's an interesting question, cause that depends nwhat distro you use. In Windows the desktop is part of the OS, in Linux it isn't, it's actually an App that uses the Xwindows API's to control its look and feel. So the most common are Gnome and KDE, but there are a number of other less popular interfaces. But don't confuse the idea with themes for windows, it doesn't matter what themes you are using, it's still the base windows GUI underneath, with Linux the entire thing can change. Having said that of course, we have to keep in mind that for reasons of usability there are many common design schemas that are used by all windowing systems (even windows borrowed them from the LISA).
Here are a heap of screenshots for Gnome .
And a heap of Screenshots for KDE (K Desktop Environment)
There are also many more diffrent Xwindows Apps like Blackbox , Fluxbox, there are way too many to cover here.
I think that's enough to give you an idea, and before anybody chimes in and and says they are copying Windows, keep in mind, as stated above, that Windows was originally copied from Apple when it was first demoed on the Apple Lisa.
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I like the Suse 8.1 desktop looks and feels great yet RH8 does to, not tried mandrake or any others yet..
svtoby150 do the test, start your XP box and leave it on and see how long it runs for.
Linux goes well over a year winXP will be dead in a month max. Windows likes to kill it's self.
linux Best Uptime 90 days, 02:35:19 Sun Jan 12 18:37:42 2003 rebooted myself after my XP box powerd down for some reason and refused to connect through my nix box...
winXP RecUP:/1wk 2days 6hrs 57mins 39secs(Set on 12/01/03 using XP) though this death was a system power down not an XP fault.
Don't get me wrong i like XP just next to linux it dont perform...
so far XP hasnt crashed for me
Originally posted by BERZERKER so far XP hasnt crashed for me
how long u had it running ?? and i mean 24/7
apocalypse yes that is what im doing with norton ghost. Thanx for the screens always wondered how linux looked. :cya:
That's very likely for most ppl that XP hasn't crashed on them, but that's mainly cause they do exactly what Windows needs to keep it running, restart it every day. There are so many memory leaking apps and other things in windows that keeping it running 24/7 would be a struggle, but unless you use it for a critical app that requires it to be running permanently you will probably never see the problems.
I run my firwall and router throgh a linux box that just sits there 24/7 and runs happily for months - and has battery backup in case of power failure. We also have a linux mail server/web server/router at the office that runs 24/7, and I personally wouldn't trust my mail server to a windows box. Some large companies do, but they also have dedicated IT staff who are on site 24/7 just to make sure to keeps running.
Anyway, if you're happy with windows that's OK, if you want to try Linux even if it's just to confirm your happiness with windows you should do that also. There's nothing wrong with trying new things out occaisionally.
Have fun all
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