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    Linux Rules!!! it has everything that I need and I learn something new everytime I use it. Mind you, I havent seen too many errors and have not used Linux for very important projects or "real-time" applications. But so far for school projects, its been teaching me a lot!
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    No doubt. I'm already done. There are lots of reason. Not going to argue about it.
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    there are a lot of good s reasons to use Linux, cause it rocks...
    there are so many tools, which are free available and programming on linux platforms is fun...

    I'm using windows too, cause M$ has more than 95% of their operating systems in the house holds of normal computer users (damn m$, I hate them)... so I write stuff for windows and for linux

    Linux is much better, but it seems hard to use it, because it's not as popular as windows.

    My server is running OpenBSD - *BSD* ROCKS

    BSD ROCKS MORE, WHEN ITS OPEN AND SECURE: http://www.openbsd.org/

    On the other computers, I have Windows and Linux (Mandrake, Redhat, Gentoo)

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    Quad boot here.

    Win98, XP, RHL 8 and Mandrake 9

    Seriously tho, can someone make a copy of FreeBSD 4.8 for me?
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    Why cant you just download it FloatingPoint?

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    id lvoe to have a linux, however the fact it dont support alot of games kinda makes me steer away from it being my main.
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    There are a couple of good emulators.

    Wine is supposed to be good for games and Winex to be good for games. Winix costs, but there ways around it

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    hehehe

    Wine is apparently still very unstable when it coes to games and even small time windows applications (or so i hear).

    this winex....this sounds interesting...
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    Originally posted by codingmaster
    there are a lot of good s reasons to use Linux, cause it rocks...
    there are so many tools, which are free available and programming on linux platforms is fun...

    I'm using windows too, cause M$ has more than 95% of their operating systems in the house holds of normal computer users (damn m$, I hate them)... so I write stuff for windows and for linux

    Linux is much better, but it seems hard to use it, because it's not as popular as windows.

    My server is running OpenBSD - *BSD* ROCKS

    BSD ROCKS MORE, WHEN ITS OPEN AND SECURE: http://www.openbsd.org/

    On the other computers, I have Windows and Linux (Mandrake, Redhat, Gentoo)

    Jesus-again?

    You seriously cant hate something that has got itself into 95% of households...what the hell were the alternatives?

    Linux is hard to use because it is not as popular as windows--oh and it is not actually as good as windows -you forgot to add this bit.

    How come I have to write this every few weeks. Let the people who get the job DONE on time with Windows use it. And if you have a bit more time for faffing around at home, by all means use Linux.
    Such is life.

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    Originally posted by codingmaster
    there are a lot of good s reasons to use Linux, cause it rocks...
    there are so many tools, which are free available and programming on linux platforms is fun...

    I'm using windows too, cause M$ has more than 95% of their operating systems in the house holds of normal computer users (damn m$, I hate them)... so I write stuff for windows and for linux

    Linux is much better, but it seems hard to use it, because it's not as popular as windows.

    My server is running OpenBSD - *BSD* ROCKS

    BSD ROCKS MORE, WHEN ITS OPEN AND SECURE: http://www.openbsd.org/

    On the other computers, I have Windows and Linux (Mandrake, Redhat, Gentoo)







    Jesus-again?

    You seriously cant hate something that has got itself into 95% of households...what the hell were the alternatives?

    Linux is hard to use because it is not as popular as windows--oh and it is not actually as good as windows -you forgot to add this bit.

    How come I have to write this every few weeks. Let the people who get the job DONE on time with Windows use it. And if you have a bit more time for faffing around at home, by all means use Linux.
    Such is life.

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    mandrake 9.1

    just installed it configured internet and am online with it..
    I think this rulzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    there is really so much you can do with linux , its great!!
    Learning real stuff about your pc is kool but if you arnt interested in all the technical stuff ms is for you.
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    Originally posted by Fountain

    Linux is hard to use because it is not as popular as windows--oh and it is not actually as good as windows -you forgot to add this bit.
    Linux is better than Windows. Linux makes the Windows NT, XP, 3.x, 95, 98 and ME kernels look like sour milk. GNU/Linux is a generally better, more secure, more responsive operating environment than Windows. GNU/Linux is free, meaning you can do anything with it. Rather than wait for a patch, if you know a thing or two about programming, you can open up the source code to that program, and fix that annoying bug. If your /home directory gets filled up. You can add a new hard drive and configure it so that /home is now your new hard drive and all your other stuff has been copied across. You download, install and configure any program you want on your computer, whilst youre not even there, from an SSH terminal at school for example.

    You can check how your download is doing, or whether a process has finished yet. Whilst youre on holiday in Florida.

    GNU/Linux gives you the power to do anything the hell you want. After all, it's your computer, not microsoft's.

    What games? Ever heard of WineX? XFree86 may suck. But so does explorer, at least if your taskbar crashes in an X session, all your web browser windows don't go with it.

    Servers? There's no question about it, Open source is the #1 way to go if you want to host something. The Apache project, the web's premier server, saved HTTP from Microsofts Proprietary web of doom.

    Afraid of viruses, trojans, spyware and other nasties? Because everybody and his uncle uses Windows XP, nobody bothers writing these for Linux. And because of the user-based nature of linux, a virus, piece of spyware, or trojan that has infected one user, will not affect any other (unless you are root).

    If, in the near future, you want to pay for every time you play your favourite game. Every time you watch a movie, listen to a song, read a book. Then stick with Microsoft. I dare you. But if you want freedom, away from the bane of Palladium, closed source systems trapping developers and consumers and all these other infectious Microsoft $$$$ups, just GNU it.

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    Most of us learned Windows as it came out, and already use it "fluently." Linux is a completely different ballpark, and it's hard to know where to start.

    Plus, my Gateway OEM Soundblaster Live Value! card doesn't work with any versions of Linux or any of the drivers, because Gateway uses a slightly different version of the soundblaster chip. (I was told this by the OSS tech support guy)

    Oh, and my video card works like crap with OpenGL. Tux Racer, a pretty simple game as far as 3d graphics go, ran at 2 or 3 frames per second, sometimes worse. I can play Morrowind smoothly.

    Yes, I've used Linux. I have Mandrake 9.1 on my computer right now. I've also tried Redhat 8.0, and a few days ago, downloaded Knoppix at the suggestion of someone on this thread. Knoppix runs really slowly, but that's becaue it's off the CD, so I forgive that.

    Brian, if you can fix the drivers for my soundcard and improve OpenGL's performance on my video card, and get this incorporated into Linux wherever it needs to get incorporated so it will work automatically, without me recompiling the kernel or anything like that, I'd be more likely to use Linux for more than a few hours a month.
    Away.

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    While recompiling the kernel isnt that bad man, its almost like the control panel.

    We migh not be screwed with sound cards, its supposed to be like a Audigy. It may work one day. If you really want to, pay. OSS will work. Theres a free version, but you have to reset it every hour. But the point is it will work if you pay.

    You might want to look into your vid card too, that sounds too funny to be right.



    Like i said before the biggest problem with all the modern unix*s is the people.

    You have people that go out of there way to make it hard for you. You have people that that thinks guis are evil and all people should completly master the art of assembly, even then your cheating in their eyes.

    There the people that can code dam well, instead of actually doing there jobs(yes jobs, they wanted the responsibility) and makeing things alittle nice there poke fun of the guy that cant live on the command line.

    You cant live on the command line, that is not for a desktop and never was. There is a place or it, but its not every where.

    The only problem is the 'gurus', they can easily fix all of this but they choose not too. Its supposed to keep the group more pure.


    As for the more productive part, only if you time your brakes when it crashes. It cost alot of money with all the crap ms pulls with companies. Open Office is just as good as MS Office. Kword is great too. For a basic (and i mean basic) desktop Linux is fine. Games on the other hand are evil, they all use API/DirectX.

    Plus this will be a huge flame since Fountain, way to go....

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    NOTHING beats linux...... the reason i use this damn windoze is because there;s some damn problems with my modem&ISP and i can only get on the internet quickly through windoze. for games, (i was told) wine or winix works great(though not perfect). GAIM is NOT the only MSN client for linux, try AMSN, supports filesharing and has a few cool features.

    i can do 98% of my work through Linux and it works great. Never crashes(at least for me) and it's as secure as an OS can get. u can just download the softwares for it. if u have any probelms, u can just hop on a forum and be able to get the answers. the posibilities are endless!

    and as of features of the two OSs as it was brought up quite a few times,"the question shouldn't be what can Linux do that windoze can't, but should be what can windoze do that Linux can't."

    i still regret paying the extra 150 $ for the xp pro
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