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    Would you consider Linux?

    Would you consider Linux? It seems to me that anytime a valuable feature is added to MS Windows, it's because someone else came up with the idea, and MS "borrowed" it.

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    Can't answer. Don't have time to play with it at home. No customers ask for a Linux solution, but maybe one day one might, then sure, why not.

    >>> anytime a valuable feature is added to MS Windows,

    That's true of any OS, always has been.
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    Very true.

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    Re: Would you consider Linux?

    Originally posted by st1d
    Would you consider Linux? It seems to me that anytime a valuable feature is added to MS Windows, it's because someone else came up with the idea, and MS "borrowed" it.
    consider it? I would use it daily if it weren't for FreeBSD. I'm not a UNIX guru, but I'm learning, Linux was my first "unix". And I like it just as much as FreeBSD, except FreeBSD has a sort of inpenetrable charm to it.

    Things I hate: The X Window System. It's ugly, old and needs to be replaced. GAIM, its the only usable (think: fonts) MSN client available for unix. and it sucks, not to mention it dies randomly for no apparent reason.

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    No, I heard Linux gives people herpes. I don't want herpes. Do you?

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    By the time I reach home, it is well into the evening. my system has become a piece of crap (because of lack of use). besides, windows hasn't given me any problem so far. i still live on win 98 !

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    I mostly use linux although I just started so I'm still learning it and I'm becoming very found of it gotta love the X terms...
    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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    The X Window System. It's ugly, old and needs to be replaced.
    Yeah, i know. Try telling some gurus that, you will never hear the end of it.

    Atleast there are some projets, i just wish there was some stable/decent ones out...

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    I finally got BSD put on my computer and I hate it. I guess I'm sticking with Windows since I'm the biggest newbie to 'nix systems.
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    linux - > bsd means you will never go back

    /me huggles freebsd

    linux just feels like a cheap imitation once you spend any time using fbsd...

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    What's the big difference?

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    Windows is easy and has games. Exactly what I need when I come home. If I want to work... well, I go to work.
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    > Would you consider Linux?

    On the current project at work I'm using Linux, since our customer has decided to put Linux in their device. I don't use it at home and I don't consider using it. Windows works fine for me.

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    I finally got BSD put on my computer and I hate it. I guess I'm sticking with Windows since I'm the biggest newbie to 'nix systems.
    Unless you have some serious work todo(like a server) it is kinf od pain for a desktop.

    Redhat/Mandrake/Gentoo do make it pretty easy, but its not perfect since MS has more control. Its still a great home OS.

    linux - > bsd means you will never go back
    Not really.

    It does have better networking and at times it seems like it has better people behind, but the number of linux people is huge. More stuff and more help. But some people really dont care about that...


    linux just feels like a cheap imitation once you spend any time using fbsd...
    What makes you say that?

    I never really played with Free(only had it for a couple of days, But I had Net for awhile(I might bring it back actually), it was good but i didnt really notice much difference.

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