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PostPosted: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 17:38:20    Post Subject: why we should all start switching to linux... Reply with quote View Single Post

Too lazy to repost the article but this was posted at my forum, worth a read:

http://www.iceteks.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1501&st=0


In short, MIcrosoft will be releasing a trojan with MS office 2003... Yikes

M$ Bad Air

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PostPosted: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 20:08:01    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

No surprise to me. I use Open Office, so I'm ok there.

I refuse to buy a legit XP because of the activation garbage, I have a legit 98 and 2000, but I will not buy XP. And I guess when 2K is outdated (isn't it already? Razz ), I'll either be running a pirated corp edition of the newest M$ O$, or Linux only.

I already use and love Linux, so the only problem is a few appz I have that I need Window$ for.

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PostPosted: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 16:23:27    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

I'm getting into Wine and it's wonderful ability to use Win32 apps in Linux. Plus, companies like Disney have forced Adobe to port Photoshop to Linux too! Because of M$'s unruly behavior, Linux is getting better and more mainstream. GO US.

This is especially good timing because I'm burning Mandrake 9.1 CD2 now. Cool Sun

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PostPosted: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 16:35:40    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

I have a machine at home running Mandrake 9.1 - NICE!!

I am only into using the GUI desktop, nothing serious... but its well laid out, attractive, has alot of nice apps with it!!
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PostPosted: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 16:51:13    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

I like it much better than RedHat, who makes the Gnome and KDE desktops almost the same. Plus Mandrake has the most and best software... IMHO.
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PostPosted: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 20:28:05    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

I think I need to try one flavor or another on my spare system. You guys like Mandrake over SUSE and Redhat, huh??
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PostPosted: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 20:29:18    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Well... I never tried anything else... As a Linux ultra-noob, it was easy enough for me to install... even got on the intarweb, and networked with my MS based comps, too!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 20:34:30    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

SuSE doesn't like me... Mandrake rules. Grin
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PostPosted: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 21:57:43    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

I don't like Mandrake, the latest version I have is 8.1. It's way too n00bish for me. I mean, it's a n00b version of RedHat (it's based on RedHat), and RedHat is n00b to me...

About as non-n00b as I wanted to go was Debian. I installed 2.2 r5 on a PII system and it wasn't hard, but I did have to figure out how to set up X and the window manager I wanted and all that stuff by myself.

I haven't got my hands on SuSe or Slackware yet, but I'd like to try both.

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PostPosted: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 22:28:09    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

SuSE really isn't much different than RedHat. They're both targeting commercial server applications. The main difference is their color is green Grin

Slackware is hardcore. Talk to Shrew at FOC about that. He uses it on one of his boxes.

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