Linux/Mac/Windows/Other OS of choice?

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    Originally posted by Lynux-Penguin
    My head is so far up my butt that I wear myself as a hat
    Well, thanks for clearing that up with your totally unbiased and informed viewpoint.

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    Originally posted by Lynux-Penguin
    BTW: OS X uses a BSD Kernel so it has a Unix-Like environment.
    'UNIX-Like'? *sigh* Why isn't OS X fully accepted as a UNIX system?

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    Libranet 2.8, based off RedHat, is receiving good reviews as being better than RedHat itself...
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    I may give this Libranet a shot. But I should ask something first. What makes a Libranet distro better or worse than a Mandrake distro? I have tried out mandrake pretty extensively with Gnome and KDE. Are there differences between the Gnome and KDE of the two companies? I'm really looking for user friendliness above all else because I find that one area to be lacking on linux.
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    >>there differences between the Gnome and KDE of the two companies?

    I guess the GNU software on any distro is pretty much the same. GNOME or KDE shouldnt really look any different among distros, if there is any at all.

    >>I'm really looking for user friendliness above all else because I find that one area to be lacking on linux.

    Used to be, but by the day, not any more. Heck, you could even customiize your DE (desktop environment) to look even more bloated than Windows'

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    Originally posted by kristy
    'UNIX-Like'? *sigh* Why isn't OS X fully accepted as a UNIX system?
    technicaly linux isnt, why would the new os be? its annoying i know.

    for me, if its free and works it must be a unix

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    Originally posted by Shogun
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    Ten points!

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    Originally posted by Eibro
    You think Microsoft is spying on you? Why not just log your network traffic you paranoid nut.
    To qoute Patrick Murray

    Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they won't come and get you.

    (translated from english to swedish to english again (couln't find it in english) so I don't know if those are the exact words he used but the meaning IS the same)
    Last edited by Shogun; 07-22-2003 at 09:53 AM.
    They say that if you play a Windows Install CD backwords, you hear satanic messages. That's nothing; play it forward and it installs Windows.

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    howdy,
    2K pro is the best Windoze OS I've run into yet, It just keeps on going
    MSDOS 5 was probably the most stable OS I've lived in,used all of those 4.77 mhz to the fullest.
    SuSe is thus far the funnest Linux flavor, The only Linux version to load on a SMP system without choking to death.
    VAX/VMS had the biggest balls of all of them, of course in 1981 the VAX 780 was the box/room to have.

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    The only Linux version to load on a SMP system without choking to death.
    umm, wasnt that a old kernel problem?


    VAX/VMS had the biggest balls of all of them,
    it sounds great as a classic os(it is kool, but so are commodores. not exactly desktops/servers), but how is it today?

    no nextstep users?

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    howdy,
    it sounds great as a classic os
    yea I guess they aren't ranked up there with the big boys anymore but in thier day....

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    No, I know you were joking. My point still stands.

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    I use Windows 98, not that it's my favorite, but what's so bad about MS (other than the monopoly thing). I haven't ever tried anything else, other than Windows NT at school which is pretty much the same as 98, as far as I could tell. I mean does it hog up system reasources or something, is it not flexible enough ? Just wondering.
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    linux is just kooler.

    its more stable. its designed better for networking, keeping things secure and administration.

    you can also play with it more since you can see what makes it tick. its a nerd thingy mostly, plus its free.

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    Originally posted by mart_man00
    linux is just kooler.

    its more stable. its designed better for networking, keeping things secure and administration.

    you can also play with it more since you can see what makes it tick. its a nerd thingy mostly, plus its free.
    Yea it's a nerd thingy, and the amount of time you'll be spending in front of your system to become an 'expert' is excessive, to say the least. But the payoff is just as wonderful, if you're gonna stick w/ it.

    Anyhows, I've been trying to get FreeBSD5 up and running w/o a glitch for more than 2 weeks now. Guess this is not stable, it even has the name CURRENT version printed somewhere on the cover...

    Hmmm....anyone got a copy of FreeBSD4.8 here?
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