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Old 05-08-2001, 06:19 PM   #1
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Mmm.. I am now running a fresh copy of Linux on my home box... sQrew Microsoft and their XP registration crap..


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Old 05-08-2001, 06:55 PM   #2
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i LOVE linux but cant get my DSL to run on it........
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Old 05-08-2001, 07:41 PM   #3
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Well.. after much discussion with my coworkers I went with Mandrake, and that detected my entire system, so far its been extremely easy to use.

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Old 05-08-2001, 09:18 PM   #4
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You guys have it easy with these new distributions. I remember days of slakware and v1.2 kernels with experimental PCI bridging. And the jump to 2.0!!

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Old 05-09-2001, 04:29 AM   #5
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Hey, Slackware is still around.

I reserve it for those days when I want a good kick in the teeth.
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Old 05-09-2001, 04:34 AM   #6
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Oh nooo, the "I remember when..." stuff! Linux is very nice, but Solaris looks better on a resume, so if I ran unix at home, that's what it would be, but instead I run Win2k and it works fine for me.

I still get a giggle over the whole registration thing. Yes for Joe user it sucks, but in the corp environment it isn't really much of an issue because the corp guys end up with a "Select" version anyways which doesn't require registration. But Microsquish still doesn't have a clue because now they are looking at changing their license agreements for the big customers to make it a non-perpetual agreement meaning every 3 years or so you have to keep sending them money. The big companies are going to go nuts if it goes into effect.

The more they push this kind of stuff, the more people will think about going to Linux, Solaris or other free OS's..

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Old 05-09-2001, 06:41 AM   #7
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yeah, i have Linux on one of my hard drive's at home. It detected everything just fine, including DSL. The only problem is...I don't know it close to as well as Windows, and MS Office, therefore, I am far less productive on it. I'm working on it, though...


Hey Aaron (m750), if you read this, I still want my free copy of Solaris!!!
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Old 02-12-2004, 04:31 PM   #8
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JJ still want a copy of solaris?
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Old 02-12-2004, 04:32 PM   #9
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JJ still want a copy of solaris?
back from the dead!
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Old 02-12-2004, 04:50 PM   #10
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Solaris for x86 is free, go download it from their site.
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Old 02-12-2004, 04:55 PM   #11
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But was it free three years ago?

(I don't remember whether 2.6 or 7 was the first freely downloadable one, or when they were released.)
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Old 02-12-2004, 05:04 PM   #12
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Solaris on your resume is worth less than the vice presidency (a bucket of warm spit) unless you want to work (or continue working) at Sun.

But there's hope - Sun has a revolutionary new OS - Java Desktop System! It must be written completely in Java!
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Old 02-12-2004, 05:09 PM   #13
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Solaris on your resume is worth less than the vice presidency (a bucket of warm spit) unless you want to work (or continue working) at Sun.

But there's hope - Sun has a revolutionary new OS - Java Desktop System! It must be written completely in Java!
I've heard opinions compared to something, but I don't recall what it was...
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Old 02-12-2004, 05:12 PM   #14
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I've heard opinions compared to something, but I don't recall what it was...
A bucket of warm crap?
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Old 02-12-2004, 05:22 PM   #15
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sQrew Microsoft and their XP registration crap

haha, registering XP is so old school.

(hacks are out there).
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Old 02-12-2004, 05:27 PM   #16
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haha, registering XP is so old school.

(hacks are out there).
Stealing is about as "old school" as it gets, but hey, someone hacking for a freebie probably wouldn't get caught, so it must be OK.
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Old 02-12-2004, 05:37 PM   #17
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Mandrake, SuSE, Redhat...

Which is bestest ?
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Old 02-12-2004, 06:31 PM   #18
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Solaris on your resume is worth less than the vice presidency (a bucket of warm spit) unless you want to work (or continue working) at Sun.
Unless you're working for one of the countless businesses out there with extensive Sun hardware.

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Mandrake, SuSE, Redhat...

Which is bestest ?
I run Mandrake 9.2 on my desktops, it's pretty slick (though without using one of the big desktop environments or their fancy wizards, I'm probably not using much that's Mandrake-specific).
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Old 02-12-2004, 06:32 PM   #19
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what are you trying to do?
It's all the same linux... it's just how it's put together, what it's bundled with.
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Old 02-12-2004, 07:55 PM   #20
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Mandrake, SuSE, Redhat...

Which is bestest ?
Linux flavors are like beer. Everyone has a different fav.

My poison is SuSE.
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Old 02-12-2004, 08:04 PM   #21
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yeah, Solaris would be cool, I suppose Bout damn time

I have seen the demo of that Java desktop, looks like Sun is rushing 4 years ahead of schedule to get it out. I'm sure it'll be nice and buggy. Looks cool, though.
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Hmmm... Linux flavors... MEPIS for the newbie, Gentoo for the experienced control freak.
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Old 02-12-2004, 09:11 PM   #23
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yeah, Solaris would be cool, I suppose Bout damn time

I have seen the demo of that Java desktop, looks like Sun is rushing 4 years ahead of schedule to get it out. I'm sure it'll be nice and buggy. Looks cool, though.

Don't be fooled it's just suse with a nice theme... er semi nice theme.
I've got a feeling the next version will be considerably better, as will it's predecessors. The next release will be out in a few months, if you are considering it, I'd hold off till then. JJ- pm me if you are interested.
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Old 02-12-2004, 10:40 PM   #24
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For the Windoze folks that want to give Linux a try but don't want to muck up their system, check this out:
http://www.knoppix.org/

Knoppix is a live Linux file system that runs completely off of CD. Just boot off the CD and it will detect your system and even mount any existing Window's drives. You can then poke around the interface and check things out. When you are done, just reboot off your hard drive and you are back where you started. If you decide you like the distro, the install is pretty easy as well.

There are also many variations off of Knoppix. For example:
http://www.knoppix-std.org/

This is an awesome security focused toolkit that will let you do everything from sniffing to detecting wireless networks to vulnerability assessment to password cracking. There is even a full set of forensic tools so if you have a system that you think has been whacked (could be Windows, Solaris, BSD, Novell, Mac, etc. etc., does not have to be Linux) you can boot off the CD and check for root kits and the like. Very cool stuff.

As for a regular distro, I started off with Slackware (pre 1.x days) then went to Red Hat and now I pretty much stick with SuSE. I like SuSE as it has great desktop support and even works well as a server. I have it running on all my systems except the one I use for playing Colin McRae III.

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Knoppix is OK, but MEPIS is (IMHO) the best newbie-to-intermediate distro, and it's also a live-CD-that-can-be-installed-to-HD distro.

Here's a fresh review of live CD distros:

Review of live CD Linux distros
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