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#8998 - 05/25/02 09:19 PM my os and comp?!?!/
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im looking to get a new comp, and i heard that for anything remotly "fun" windows sux total a**! somone help me out with details on OS's and what best works for them, i know i could go read a bunch of text philes but when i finaly get there my add kicks in and i skip half the phile, heh so just help me out plz
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#8999 - 05/25/02 10:34 PM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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Uh what's fun?
Windows is a versitile operating system with the broadest range of applications. If games are fun then this is a good OS cause its got the most by far. Its the most user-friendly.

Macs are good for artistic develoopement. Ive never really used them for anything else. Since Ive been hardcore into technology. But if digital art is fun this is your OS.

Linux is the most configurable and customizable OS but its the least userfriendly. Its for programmers and people who really know what there doing. Its fun if you enjoy reading millions of pages of technical data. It's not fun at first it doesent get fun until you master it and that takes a long time.

Everyone feel free to disagree with me.

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#9000 - 05/26/02 12:36 AM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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Go with slackware (or redhat) and then install Wine/Winex or Win4Lin and your problem solved, use almost any windows program in nix...
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#9001 - 05/26/02 10:27 AM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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[Shit] uhhh ok ???? how would i do that do i just tell the guy at gateway i want a comp with linux or somthin or do i have to do it my self??
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#9002 - 05/26/02 11:27 AM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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buy the computer, bring it home, take your recovery cd's and send them back to gateway stating "I do not wish to use your microsoft software, please refund me" and theil send you like $100-$200 back, then download slackware http://www.slackware.com or i'll download it and send it to you for $10, then install that bitch and you're done... for the most part...
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#9003 - 05/26/02 12:42 PM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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whats the diff between slackware and mandrake?? any advantages to one, any [?] disadvantages?
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#9004 - 05/26/02 02:44 PM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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Yeah, you know, just install slackware, its soo easy. heh.

The difference is in the name, the propriatary software included and the ease of instalation. Slackware is more stable and secure than mandrake but 100 times more difficult to use for someone used to windows. If your new to linux go with redhat or mandrake until you get a feel for the system then go to the better versions like slack debian or onto *BSD

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#9005 - 05/31/02 02:14 PM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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http://www.gamepc.com <-- high end dual boot gaming sytems

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#9006 - 05/31/02 02:15 PM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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Oh, and you cant tell the guy @ gateway to do it. If you want to learn anything at all, do it yourself. Figure it out. Dont have some fucking bitch at gateway or something do it for you. If you ever want to learn how to do it or how to have "fun" without getting caught, do it for yourself.

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#9007 - 05/31/02 11:54 PM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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I wouldn't say that linux is just for hard core programmers anymore. Certainly that's how it started, but now it's become much more user friendly. Anyway, the differences between Mandrake and Red Hat and Slackware are in the user friendliness. Mandrake is based on RH, it just has some different software. Both RH and Mandrake come with a bunch of software and utilities for doing everything from word processing and games to maintaining your system. Slackware requires you to rely a bit more on yourself. There aren't many utilities to maintain your system, you have to hand edit all the config files. In my opinion, this is a good thing,
because you learn the most about your system.

What OS to go with depends on your definition of fun. As sinetific said, Windows is awesome for games, Mac is the way to go for imaging and video, and unix is good for learning a whole bunch about how computers actually work. So it all depends on what you want to do.

I'd say set up a dual-boot system with Win2k and RH.

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#9008 - 06/01/02 11:30 AM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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Well again, up to you what OS you want. Think you can learn linux, up to the battle? Your can't use your old win progs, unless you get an emulator.. They got a bunch of em though. I'll get into that in my forum perhaps... If you want to start with linix, go with Mandrake. It is favored a lot by people starting for the first time.

I'm not sure if they are still around but try http://www.penguincomputing.com and dell may still have their linux service up... Give em a try (I take dell over gateway neway).
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#9009 - 06/02/02 02:06 AM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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fuck that, go with Wine and WinEX or win4lin and you can run just about anything in linux...
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#9010 - 06/02/02 05:15 AM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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umh, that would be the most powerful thing to do but not by far the easiest... It's all up to you if you're ready for the challenge [Shit]
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#9011 - 06/14/02 02:33 PM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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thanks, i think ill try mandrake or slack if i feel dareing. i was wondering if i need a certain prgram to veiw any kind of pic or somthing, i donno i cant see anything on a telnet prompt, is it anyhitng like that? [Shit] [?]
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#9012 - 06/14/02 03:13 PM Re: my os and comp?!?!/
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lol if you're planning on using it as just your OS it has a GUI heh... Telnet/SSH/etc are remote administration user interfaces.

Xwindows is just as graphical as MS Windows, just cant run windows shit without some work, but its well worth it in the long run. In fact when i get my new HD i'm going to be dual booting Slackware 8.0 and WinXP and configuring win4lin (windows in a window, uNF) and i'll strictly be in slackware all the time.
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