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post Jul 2 2005, 01:47 PM

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the protable linux base on slackware. just copy the image file and boot from ur USB or optical drive.walla! a linux machine
zero configuration.

NOOB MUST TRY!
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post Jul 7 2005, 04:20 PM

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anyone use Lindows??it is combination of windows & Linus.....hope someone try it
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post Aug 9 2005, 02:03 PM

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what distro? so many? should i stick to FC? thanks

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post Aug 21 2005, 11:15 PM

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I tried:
1. Red Had Linux 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.0, 9.0 -> FC1, FC2, FC3, FC4
2. Gentoo
3. Slackware
4. Linspire
5. Ubuntu
6. SUSE Enterprise Server, Profesional 8.0, 9.0
7. Mandrake 8.0, 9.1, 10.0
8. TopologiLinux

Overall, i am now using Slackware

Why?
1. Simple
2. Stable and Reliabe
3. I can play MP3, watch MOVIES even in .WMV format
4. Recompile kernel easily
5. Easy software installation with simple tarball *.tgz
6. I can configure servers (TFTP, FTP, DHCP, FIREWALL, .... within minutes)
7. Good for software development.
8.Fast
9. Customizability
10. NTFS & FAT32 is enabled


What it sucks:
1. No PAM (they claim PAM to have some flaws)
2. No GRUB (LILO is only available)
3. Kernel 2.4.xx ? ( Why don't they use kernel 2.6.12.x straight? I have to compile it myself)
4. Why no Proxy Server package provided.
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post Sep 6 2005, 02:08 AM

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Solaris 10 Free for download: http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/get.jsp
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post Sep 8 2005, 06:47 AM

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M currently using ubuntu and satisfied with it.
Just wanted to share this small site where they help you choose waht's suitable for you.

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post Sep 9 2005, 12:07 AM

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recommend newcomers try out liveCDs first (eg, gnoppix/ubuntu live for gnome desktops, knoppix/kanotix for kde, and elive for enlightment desktops), and make your way from there.


I see too many l33t wannabes trying to install debian from netinst without even knowing how to use the command line, much less get apt-get started...
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post Sep 9 2005, 03:06 PM

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I'm NLD (Novell Linux Desktop) user. Look nice ... but need to pay if want upgrade service pack sad.gif
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post Sep 10 2005, 07:25 AM

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QUOTE(kons @ Jun 17 2005, 07:34 AM)
Hey there.
If you have a lot of patience, sure, we can run any of the distro above.
All the PC here at my site are running at the speed less than 1ghz and ram = 128 ghz, some of them are running FC3, some running Centos...
It is running quite smooth too.. I must say..
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low hardware requirement is one of the best part of unix blood platform.

i run FC4 and RH9

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mhchai45
post Sep 23 2005, 03:38 PM

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no linux distro are perfect, i think most distro can't compete with commercial available os as it's just open source.
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post Sep 24 2005, 09:43 AM

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Commercial products is no close from perfect, thats why open source was born.

Anyway I'm still sticking with Slackware for 7 years - simplicity smile.gif
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post Sep 25 2005, 04:25 PM

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just got ubuntu with super-G wifi and most of the power management features working on my laptop. also a hack for the widescreen. took me 2 days but now i'm not a linux n00b anymore lol.
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post Sep 25 2005, 08:50 PM

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hello, kinda noob here, but i just donwloaded FC-4 and im planning to install in on a 400mhz PC to make it a pure linux PC. got a few questions tho...

is 320MB RAM and 4GB harddisk enough to install and run the OS properly?? gonna plan to use it mainly for surfing and maybe running it as a home server.

wanna learn how to use the software as i heard its stable...thanks ya smile.gif
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QUOTE(gavan @ Sep 25 2005, 12:50 PM)
hello, kinda noob here, but i just donwloaded FC-4 and im planning to install in on a 400mhz PC to make it a pure linux PC. got a few questions tho...

is 320MB RAM and 4GB harddisk enough to install and run the OS properly?? gonna plan to use it mainly for surfing and maybe running it as a home server.

wanna learn how to use the software as i heard its stable...thanks ya :)
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i think that is more than enough unless you install all applications ..even now i'm still running FC2 on Pentium 3 192MB ram with 5GB of old hardisk. ...running on TWM env (almost 2 years already).
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post Oct 8 2005, 03:41 AM

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FrozenTech's LiveCD List: http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php
10 things to do with Linux live cd: http://www.tuxs.org/dolive.htm

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QUOTE(strace @ Sep 24 2005, 09:43 AM)
Commercial products is no close from perfect, thats why open source was born.

Anyway I'm still sticking with Slackware for 7 years - simplicity smile.gif
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slackware is great for compiling source files.
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post Oct 24 2005, 08:00 AM

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QUOTE(biatche @ Apr 8 2005, 01:00 PM)
Hey there fellas. CentOS and Ubuntu are worth a try. I use gentoo biggrin.gif

.. we're gonna have much less of those distro-picking threads from now, unless they are constructive.
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yup CemtOS is enterprize linux, very good, just directly clone from RHEL the different is one for free another one need to pay.

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QUOTE(mhchai45 @ Sep 23 2005, 03:38 PM)
no linux distro are perfect, i think most distro can't compete with commercial available os as it's just open source.
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friend, maybe you can check with your ISP or HSP that what system they used to provide service, expecially ISP. post back here the answers they give u, so we can know what commercial so called prefect software they used.

ohh did i smell UNIX?
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post Nov 21 2005, 01:24 PM

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for my desktop, i use mandriva 2006 and for my laptop, i use PClinuxOS.... both distros impressed my.... smile.gif... i've been using mandriva since mandrake 7.2 till now....
tylux
post Nov 23 2005, 12:13 PM

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End of the day, Linux is Linux so whatever distro you're using all have pros and cons. The most notable pro of all, linux still run smooth on old moyang hardware thumbup.gif

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