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JohnnyX



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:00 pm    Post subject: Do you use Linux? Reply with quote

I've played around with Knoppix Live CD version for a while now.

Currently downloading SUSE Linux 10.1 to install on a spare hard disk in my PC.

Cheers.
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DaveInFL



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JX,

Absolutely I use Linux.

Take a look here => http://dtwconsulting.dnsalias.com:81/ubb/viewtopic.php?tid=400

I've played around with the live CD of theirs, and so far 2007 looks very, very nice.
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JohnnyX



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SUSE is from Novell.

The only reason I chose SUSE is that it's been in the press in the past week because Microsoft and Novell have just signed an agreement to make Windows and Linux work better together.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no problems connecting and talking to my Windows box with Mandriva 2007. There are lots of Linux distributions out there JX, so it will come down to personal taste. Go ahead and burn the Mandriva Live CD and have a play,it'll only cost you time and effort.

Take a look here JX:

http://www.mandriva.com/en/download/mandrivaone
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnnyX wrote:
SUSE is from Novell.

The only reason I chose SUSE is that it's been in the press in the past week because Microsoft and Novell have just signed an agreement to make Windows and Linux work better together.


That's the best reason NOT to use it Laughing

I use linux some of the time. I like Debian based ditributions better than RPM based ones, Kubunu being my favourite. That said I've got the Mandiva One Live CD installed at the moment and it's very good.

Because there are so many different distros aiming to do different jobs picking the right one is always tricky, a good place to start a search is DistroWatch,
http://distrowatch.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use this PCLinuxOS, it's a version based on Mandrake now Mandriva. It's very easy to use, install software and update.
http://www.pclinuxos.com/news.php
and the forum
http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm hoping to get 'behind' the desktop and into its configuration etc.

I spent most of the 1980's installing and supporting departmental UNIX servers and running UNIX System Administration Training Courses.

I also passed the Sun Solaris Administrator Exams.

So, I'm hoping I won't find it all too difficult. Shocked

That's all for now ...... init 0 Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised if you try any of the top Distos JohnnyX. The only reason you'd have to get you hands dirty with some distros is to install support for mp3s, Java, and Flash. The Ubuntu family of distros has a choice of tools that will install them all for you without any need for tinkering, they're called Automatix and EasyUbuntu. I'm not sure where Suse stand with support for closed source technologies like mp3, Java, and Flash.
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JohnnyX



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update:

I downloaded SUSE 10.1 over the past couple of days and burnt it on to CDs this afternoon - 6 CDs in all.

Next step, install the damn thing! Laughing

Cheers.
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JohnnyX



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DaveInFL wrote:
I have no problems connecting and talking to my Windows box with Mandriva 2007. There are lots of Linux distributions out there JX, so it will come down to personal taste. Go ahead and burn the Mandriva Live CD and have a play,it'll only cost you time and effort.

Take a look here JX:

http://www.mandriva.com/en/download/mandrivaone

I get the option of Gnome or KDE. Shocked

Which one? Confused

Cheers.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gnome and KDE ar 2 different desktop environmets, again it's down to personal choice which is best Wink
KDE is more like Windows than Gnome.

KDE


Gnome
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start with KDE JX and give it a try Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at the screen grabs above it's Gnome that looks like Windows.

The KDE screen grab is just what Knoppix that I have been using looks like.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KDE is definitely the one that is more like windows JX. The great thing with Linux, when you finally decide to install a version, is that you can have both KDE and Gnome, plus a few more GUI interfaces and choose which ones you want to use Very Happy

I was playing with the Mandriva 2007 live CD on my 3.5 year old laptop last night and it works great. Looks good too Very Happy
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