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    Linux Anyone?

    Hey All! Do not worry this is not flame-bait ha ha. I was wondering does anybody us an os besides windows and mac os? I am installing linux-mandrake today (mandrake.com) it's power is great and it's interface is sexy! I was wondering is anyone else interested in the linux world? Or unix?

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    Re: Linux Anyone?

    Originally posted by superharris
    Hey All! Do not worry this is not flame-bait ha ha. I was wondering does anybody us an os besides windows and mac os? I am installing linux-mandrake today (mandrake.com) it's power is great and it's interface is sexy! I was wondering is anyone else interested in the linux world? Or unix?
    I'm interested in the unix world. I use OpenBSD and FreeBSD, both of which are better than Linux in nearly every aspect (IMO). For the desktop, though, I use Windows...as soon as another OS can detect my exact setup and have it working in 5 minutes, I'll switch!

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    I have a triple boot Win98, WinNT and RedHat Linux. I use RedHat as a learning tool. It is my gopher. I am not versed in it. I am only learning. It's my whipping boy. :-)

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    Hey me too. I triple boot 98, 2k, and Redhat 7.1.

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    I go back to Linux every so often. I would really like to learn it, but then I think, Why do I need to? Other than just to learn, how would it benefit me other than the "cool geek" factor, which to be honest, is not that much of a benefit.

    I would really like to be able to use a graphical OS that is as easy as Windows, but there are none yet.
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    There are Macs.

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    Originally posted by Anarchos
    There are Macs.
    For the time being

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    I've used Macs extensively and much prefer a PC.
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    I agree, but I would like to take OS X out for a serious spin.

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    that is a bit true have you tried mandrake 8.0 it has a very nice interface another thing I do not understand why some of you boot up in windows NT or windows 98 any important difference between the two

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    Mandrake used KDE and GNOME (like Red Hat) and both have their good points but I never found them that stable. Linux as an OS is stable, but I think you will find that any mission critical Linux boxes will run without an X-server, I don't think any of the available GUI's for Linux are ready for the casual/Windows user.

    Windows NT/2000 and now XP are all much more stable than Win 98 which is what most people will notice. But from a corporate point of view NT (and hence 2000) are much more secure. As always on connections to the internet become more common file security becomes more important, as far as I can see XP offers NT strengh security even on the Home version.

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    I don't even fiddle a whole lot in Linux anymore because it won't recognize my modem (and I don't want to go buy another one) and it doesn't recognize my sound card...so what good is it?
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    Sketch, you have a winmodem eh?

    I don't have Linux running right now because I only have one computer and I don't enjoy double booting.

    But when I do have it running it is usually either FreeBSD, Slackware, or SuSE, and sometimes Red Hat (if I get the patience level up )

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    yeah winmodem! ai! I am going to be hooking up a Linux boxthrough a KVM switch so I can go back and forth betwene Windows and Linux and keep my wheel mouse and 21" monitor!!

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