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

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

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

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.

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.

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...

03-01-2005, 03:02 AM
Mandrake sux lol download debian now!

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

For servers = linux owns windows

Gaming/Graphic design pc = windows owns linux


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

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

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

03-23-2005, 12:01 AM
Knoppix is better!

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

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

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

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. ;)