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Old 08-27-02, 11:06 AM   #13
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To zippermcfrag: Have you tried OpenOffice.Org? It is amazing how close to full copmatibility with MS Office they have reached, and nearly the same functionality. If MS Office is what keeps you with Windows, you might be pleasantly surprised.

To de><ta and druga runda:
I am not very familiar with UNIX. I admit that had it not been for work necessities, I wouldn't have even seen a machine running Unix. Now that I've seen it, I started to like Linux. Importantly, You really can function in Linux without understanding Unix commands if you can get it installed and up&running (someone else may do that for you) The biggest difference between Linux and Unix is precisely that it is more user friendly and much less dependant on commandline input. Personally, 'cause I've been with Windows for years and I'm know very little about commands, I just point and click and I'm doing just fine!
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Old 08-27-02, 03:48 PM   #14
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Actually, people are right, it's much easier to install Red Hat than it is to install XP...
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Old 08-27-02, 07:22 PM   #15
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Originally posted by de&gt;&lt;ta
-its free,
Linux is only free if your time is worthless.
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Old 08-27-02, 08:07 PM   #16
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And how long did you spend figuring out the intricacies of Windows?

Spend half that time figuring out Linux, and you'll be a lot happier... heh.
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Old 08-27-02, 08:58 PM   #17
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And how long did you spend figuring out the intricacies of Windows?

Spend half that time figuring out Linux, and you'll be a lot happier... heh.
lol sorry, but command line interfaces went out of style in the 80s
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Old 08-27-02, 09:00 PM   #18
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XWindows.

And apparently halfway stable OSes did too...
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Old 08-27-02, 11:07 PM   #19
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But we can't forget the awesome power of the command line. Heck it has saved my butt plenty of times.

When you can't boot to the GUI, even in safe mode, command line is your friend.
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Old 08-28-02, 04:13 PM   #20
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I dunno, the only use i can see for l00nix is as a server or as a car/mp3 player

I couldn't use anything besides win2k for a workstartion

(well maybe OSX, played with it for a while and i liked it...it's Unix, but it's 100% graphical)
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Old 08-28-02, 04:29 PM   #21
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I do agree that the idea of having a command-line as an integral part of the OS isn't exactly appetizing. That's what I like about Windows, is that you can still use DOS but it's not required to use the OS.
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Old 08-28-02, 06:05 PM   #22
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Integral, for the time being, but it's entirely possible that within a year, you can do everything you can do from a command line in Linux from X. I can only hope
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Old 08-28-02, 11:44 PM   #23
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For people saying that having a console is useless are tottaly wrong. Nice GUI and **** like this are what MS is trying to force you to believe that anything else is garbage.

Besides KDE or Gnome look awesome (much better than XP).
Also the way Linux manage his GUI (Xfree86) is much better than Windows for lots of reason that i wont get into detail but security is one the main ones.

A powerful console like linux always had in my opinion it is a must.
For ex: I mean you can make 3d games using only the console.

It is a lot easier to configure files, programs, etc with the console

You should look more info about Linux in the internet and you will see what a true OS should be.

Back to topic:

You forgot to say that linux is highly modulable. For example no more reboot after installing new drivers, etc.
Stability is like 1000000000 times better than XP, the people who said that is near XP are....
I mean you will hardly ever restart your OS if you have trouble.

You must try it, it is the only way to see how good it is.

One last thing IT IS ****ING FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and it is the FURTURE!!!

The way MS is handling thing now, with all that Palladium ****, spywares and the way they tried to control you it wont last long.
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Old 08-28-02, 11:54 PM   #24
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You know, XP is starting to get more and more like the way old MacOS versions were.....

THAT SHOULD MAKE YOU NERVOUS.

VERY NERVOUS.

They are slowly cutting out customizability in favor of looks, making it more bloated and prettier, etc. al.

And you forgot one other thing--there is no feeling in the world that compares to when you compile a brand-new kernel for the first time. "You know, this kernel was made by me, for me... the brain of this whole damn box.... DUUUUUUDE!"
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