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Old 01-20-2005, 10:09 PM
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Operatin' Systems for your P.C.

Has anyone tried Linux OS for P.C.?
The open source ideas really tweaked my gazbot.
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Old 01-21-2005, 12:13 PM
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I've condsidered it in the past but Linux seems to be supported by much fewer software programs and a lot of haredware is not compatible with it. Maybe I just haven't found them, but that might be an issue for you to check out before switching..
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Just in the past 2 weeks things have changed, even NASA is using linux for the shuttle sim ops. I've been a winders guy since 98 and I guess I'm just wanting a change .
There is a proggy released two weeks ago that actually shares kernels twixt winders and linux- but I ain't gonna try it...yet.
This ain't the same proggy released a coupla years ago. Winders OS actually backs off and linux kernel controls- all with winders okey dokey.
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Old 01-22-2005, 10:21 AM
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What????? Old just leave me email and my link to my card games and you can do whatever to the computer. All that just went over my head......course I ain't all that tall either
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Old 01-23-2005, 12:09 AM
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Old 01-23-2005, 11:31 AM
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StarOffice is available for word processing, etc. It all depends on what you want to do, and on what hardware. Firefox, the new browser from the Mozilla people, works with it too. My understanding is that Linux uses resources much more efficiently, and you can run it on older (386-486 processors). There's a huge amount of info out there on it. I even found specific instructions for using it with this old laptop. I've wanted to mess with it but just never made the time. IT wages dropped so far after the dotcom bust that I found other fields more attractive. I'd be tempted to resurrect my old 486 laptop as a dedicated Web machine, just to see how it went.

Microsoft has driven corporate customers to look for alternatives. When I was doing corporate support, we were stunned to find that Windows 2000 required a minimum of 128 MB of RAM to run properly, and preferred 256. It also wouldn't run right on anything less than a 350 MHz processor. NT would run with 32 MB but preferred 64, and Win95 preferred 16 MB.

If you want to mess with it, I've got an old Dell P-100 all tore apart that you can have. I was going to scrap it.
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If you wanted an alternative, I would try GEOS Works Ensemble, now called www.breadbox.com. Its applications are MUCH better then most of what you can find running under Unix.

I am still running NT WS and Server. I refused to upgrade because of the licensing and tracking MS does on the newer software. I might get Win2000 sometime.
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"I refused to upgrade because of the licensing and tracking MS does on the newer software. I might get Win2000 sometime."

W2K is the last I'll buy for the same reason. (I do like W2K)
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Nothing on my end is set in stone yet, just throwin some feelers out there.
I'm aware of the weaknesses of M$IE and hate it, but the toys from MSFT are hard to walk away from.
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One of my buddies has Windows on 1 hard drive(primary) and Linux on another(slave), uses Linux to surf and windows for everything else.
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