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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by KroeT, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. KroeT

    KroeT Peasant

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    I was thinking of installing Linux Mandrake 9.0 next to my 1337 XP config. Good idea?

    And yes, cow, feel free to call me a linuxn00b because of my choice of distro :P
     
  2. kraahl

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    I tried to install Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC on my iMac/350 but something went wrong while loading the installation-program. Therefore I don´t like Mandrake.
    Use RedHat or something.
     
  3. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    Redhat 8.0 is hella easy to install
     
  4. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    Mandrake is even easier than RedHat. I'd go so far as to say their installer is more foolproof than Windows', and it's a lot more pretty :). It's a little clunky, since you don't have the super-fine-tuning control you'd have with, for example, the FreeBSD or Debian installers, but that also means a lot less user configuration. It auto-configures XFree for you, which is a big plus since that can be a nightmare to get right until you know the exact settings for your computer.
     
  5. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    @kroet

    what do you use linux for?
     
  6. KroeT

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    I was planning on using it for everything. Sitedesign, Internet, chat, wordprocessing, printing, networking between my pc and 5 apples, listening to mp3, watching DVDs and DivX. Dual Screen support for my Geforce 2 MX to watch DVDs on my widescreen TV.

    I'll leave WinXP on for games etc, but I was planning on switching to Linux for the rest.
     
  7. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    windows would be better for that stuff :nod:
     
  8. KroeT

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    Yeah, but... but...

    Don't have money for a Mac, and me no like windows :/
     
  9. filburt1

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    In my experience, OS X > Windows > RHL > Mandrake

    Mandrake is very easy to install but I found it to be extremely unstable; RHL was much better.
     
  10. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    I disagree, all of those are personal preference based on the applications available.
     
  11. filburt1

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    There are no GNU DVD players for Linux due to licensing reasons.
     
  12. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    My friend Rivver would say otherwise, but then he doesn't always read the fine print :p.
     
  13. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    fine, you guys be 1337. i will continue to be functional. :nya:
     
  14. kraahl

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    Function is irrelevant. 1337-ness is the deciding factor. Let´s all start writing apps in machine code. 10010101010111010111010100101010001110101
    01010101001010101010101010101010101010 :nya:
     
  15. Strader

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    What about 10,762,887,508,718,687,573?

    Talk about 955D 752A 3AAA 9555...
     
  16. SpocKirk

    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    Hmm, how much does something crash before losing its functional status?
     
  17. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    one time.

    my windows pc never crashes, nor does my iBook. :cool:
     
  18. cowofwar

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    My computers don't crash.
     
  19. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    :wtf: How does writing something yourself make the OS any less functional?

    The so-professed 1337 I would describe as those scrambling to get their Matrix KDE theme after installing RedHat, Mandrake, or SuSE, and having nothing but a massive mp3 collection downloaded from newsgroups that they can't even play because they haven't a clue how to install and configure their sound card driver in a kernel or module.

    However, if we're attributing 1337 to anyone who uses Linux or Unix, then guilty as charged. I find it stupid though that anyone would generalize thusly.
     
  20. filburt1

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    The point of Linux's failure as a mainstream desktop OS is that you shouldn't need to know how to do that. It should work just like on a Mac: insert the card and it works, no questions or CDs asked.
     

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