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    Move to linux

    The past two weeks I have been checking out various Linux distributions. The Idea is to finally move to Linux as my primary operating system. I finally settled on Mandrake 10.1. I've had it working for about three days now.

    The setup is one computer using XP and another with Mandrake. UPS delivered a new router this morning. Now I can switch from one to the other without having to walk behind the desk to change the DSL cable to the computer I want to use.

    My plans are to use the Mandrake box for most, if not all of my internet time.

    I have been thinking about this for some time. Finally decided that it was time to do it.
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    cool...maybe you could put a small guide together of things that You found diffcult or hints to help some of the others along.

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    i tried installing mandrake once...lost all data on my hard disk because of my incompetence...why do u say for my 'internet time'?? is it the same thing as with the ie vs firefox (for windows vs linux?)

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    Not sure that I would feel competent to do that. I suggested to Reverend that we might start a Linux forum for us to help each other.

    I will think about the guide idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efc
    The Idea is to finally move to Linux as my primary operating system.
    So that explains your new avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by rik
    maybe you could put a small guide together of things that You found diffcult or hints to help some of the others along.
    You're right, rik. In fact it's a great idea. And starting a Linux forum would be great as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rohitkumar
    i tried installing mandrake once...lost all data on my
    hard disk because of my incompetence...why do u say for my 'internet
    time'?? is it the same thing as with the ie vs firefox (for windows vs
    linux?)
    I simpathize with your loosing all of your data during the install.
    That is not uncommon when you try to install Linux on a single partition
    HD. After you have used Windows for a while, it has stored information
    across the drive. The universal recommendation is to fresh install
    windows then install Linux. A bootlogger will be installed that allows
    you to choose which OS you want to boot.

    I had the dual boot setup for a while but it didn't work for me. I
    would be working in Linux and suddendly need to do something that I
    didn't know how to do in Linux. To go to Windows, I would have to
    reboot. This time I chose to dedicate one computer totally to Linux.

    There are many thing I will have to learn. For instance I will have to
    learn how to transfer files from one computer to the other.

    Your question "...why do u say for my 'internet time'? is it the same
    thing as with the ie vs firefox (for windows vs linux?)..."
    It is just the way I am choosing to allocate my usage. I have figured
    out most of the internet related issues so it seems to be the easiest
    way to proceed. I plan to do more and more on Linux as I my skills get
    better.
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    Can't be seen, but that bird has a tatoo of Bill Gates on his butt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efc
    Can't be seen, but that bird has a tatoo of Bill Gates on his butt.
    lol!

    reminds me of the present i made for fastgame

    anyone seen him? been like 3 days.......................
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    If I were not a gamer, I'd go all the way to Linux. It has everything I need and is free.

    Mandrake is a very stable OS. I like it very much and run it on my wife's box.

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    I'm really interested in Linux, just because it's something new to try, but i doubt i'll ever stop using Windows in my life as my main operating system, simply because i doubt Linux will ever achieve the compatibility Windows has.

    I need to know i have a workbench that is ready to accept any paperwork thrown on it's surface

    I'm beginning to feel that after all these years, Linux will never be that work bench, not that i don't know want it to happen, just a bad feeling i got

    On a brighter note, can anyone list me the topics Linux excells at, that leaves poor old Windows biting the dust?
    Last edited by GimieGimieGimie; February 22nd, 2005 at 15:49 PM.

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    gimmie how about the security alone. I personally never heard of anyone getting a virus using a lix flavor. then the fact that its so configurable its like firefox for your OS.



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    Quote Originally Posted by phishhead
    gimmie how about the security alone. I personally never heard of anyone getting a virus using a lix flavor. then the fact that its so configurable its like firefox for your OS.
    Security isn't enough for me to jump ship, it's still an undenying fact that most hackers/c**ts, love to hack the Microsoft code.

    What i don't get is, if Linux is open source, how comes no hacker hasn't hacked it to pieces if all the code is there for him/her to access and manipulate?

    Is it because the code available to them is actually fool proof from the very source of the code and cannot be picked at with a fine comb for re-programing to their own wicked ways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynchknot
    Interesting! I bet the MS bashers will never accept that.

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    Interesting indeed!

    People need to start realizing and accepting that it ain't the name that matter or what the company has achieved in the past, it's if the bloody thing actually works or not!

    I see so many people backing Linux and bashing Microsoft because Microsoft is a multi-billion pound operation, and money is the enemy, so nothing they can make is actually going to be good for us right?

    They forget that even though Microsoft is money orientated, Windows is now one fine piece of software.

    I just loved the constant rumours back in the Windows 98 days, rumours that Microsoft intentionally implemented bugs into the O.S, so people will always be forced to buy the next version of their operating system, then XP came along, and for me, Microsoft finally made the perfect O.S.

    XP does absolutely everything i want, and i'm sure i'll be sticking with it for many years to come

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