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khoa1708
02-24-2005, 10:54 PM
does anyone use it? and do u recommend switching to it?

Joe
02-25-2005, 01:53 AM
some people choose it over windows, but my friend used it for a week or so and he couldnt really do anything cuz he was lost :P he said that he couldnt download anything either, idk if he was just retarded or if it was really confusing

worm
02-27-2005, 07:40 AM
I would really like to use it. But everyone who plays games is almost forced to use windows.
You can always use dual boot for that but I don't like that.

Note: whee it's snowing

Seed
02-27-2005, 09:30 AM
If you are new to Linux then I suggest installing SuSE Linux 9.1 because it is much more user friendly. It is easy to configure a dual boot system using SuSE, so you don't have to go without Windows.

S1lence
02-27-2005, 09:58 AM
Linux- HAs been approved to have less virus attacks or just less viruses, linux is a lot more user friendly as said above, but (if your a gamer) it's mostly meant for hosting, not client side gaming.

mercedes-benz
02-28-2005, 11:38 PM
Go and buy Mandrake now. Dont even speak until you buy it. The difference is unspeakable I even wrote a Language Arts report on switching to Linux insted of windows :D you could say I am a little upcessed...

[+]Specialized
03-01-2005, 03:02 AM
Mandrake sux lol download debian now!

khoa1708
03-01-2005, 05:43 PM
since photoshop doesn't work on linux what do u use?

GeoTube
03-01-2005, 06:23 PM
Yeah that was my thoughts when thinking on changing to linux as well =/

xlink
03-02-2005, 06:51 PM
you use either GIMP or a windows emulator so you can use PS... I have fedora core 3 on one of my systems though I will soo revert it back to windows, the truth be I need a few drivers for printers adapters etc. and I can not find/ procure them.

mercedes-benz
03-03-2005, 07:27 PM
Thank you my friend... The Gimp is all I have to say....

Daz
03-04-2005, 07:44 AM
I would sugest having a linux machine or duel-boot with linux, Unlike windows i have never seen linux crash. A Proffesor at a uni sayed he used linux on his machines, working on it for 2 years, turned it off and the bootloader broke, cause linux store it in its memory.
Just use windows for PS and games :P daz

Toilet
03-20-2005, 03:46 AM
i use Fadora Core 3 which is linux i use it for hosting stuff linux is good for hosting stuff and the gimp is good but if u game ur screwed with linux

blunt
03-20-2005, 04:25 AM
Originally posted by khoa1708@Mar 1 2005, 10:43 PM
since photoshop doesn't work on linux what do u use?
gimp, rofl. Its pretty crap compared to PS, but i got a mate who works a graphic designer and he has a ps running on linux a - he found some piece of software that let you run PS on it...he prefers his macs tho =P

Toilet
03-20-2005, 05:55 AM
Yea i guess your right gimp is S :censored: t

Fate
03-20-2005, 09:18 AM
This is my opinion

For servers = linux owns windows

Gaming/Graphic design pc = windows owns linux

SIMPLE

Also...if u went to linux u'd hav to use gay 'gimp' cos u cant us photoshop with it <_<

[+]Specialized
03-20-2005, 02:46 PM
Photoshop does work with linux it just needs some tweaking... And gareth, if you don't know you don't say... Gimp is a very good program but it is a lot different of photoshop. About games, buy cedega or download it on some p2p it'll let you run windows games on linux

sesstreets
03-22-2005, 11:43 PM
just so u guys know...if u wanna go try linux and ur afraid of installing it, i might suggest slax. you burn the iso onto a disk, it boots from the cd and bingo linux on a disk

[+]Specialized
03-23-2005, 12:01 AM
Knoppix is better!

sesstreets
03-23-2005, 08:07 AM
to tell ya the truth i dont like it at all, i mean its ok and stuff but i like slax better

danbradster
03-23-2005, 09:36 AM
If you wanna try out linux, download knoppix, it's about 700mb and boots the operating system off the disk. So you can have windows installed on your harddrive but when you want to, you can boot from the knoppix disk and use linux instead. :D

sesstreets
03-29-2005, 06:27 PM
or u could get slax V that just came out and its 200Megs and 200times better faster and better looking

cofneverlivetotell
03-30-2005, 11:33 AM
I have a Redhat 9 webserver running apache, its so much better than windows.
However, i dualbooted on my main Pc with redhat for a while and it has to be said, Linux does have a long way to go before its as user friendly and as universaly compatible as windows. So, servers on Linux and workstations on Windows, basicly.
And if you buy Red Hat you get a sheet of metallic stickers! and a case badge. ;)