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Linux Operating System

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by thetrooper, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. thetrooper

    thetrooper Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2003 Messages: 280 Likes Received: 9
    Anyone of you out there use linux????
    If you do the what are the pros and cons about it?
    How does it compare to windows??

    Also I've heard there may be problems using a cable modem with Linux, is this true?

    Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks
    Bye
     
  2. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    there are different 'types' of linux for various needs.
    obviously you dont need a high end server set up,
    and something like lindows would be good for you.
    It's actually streamlined for web applications, so
    I'm sure you can get that cable modem hooked up easy.

    http://www.lindows.com/
    http://www.gnu.org/
    http://www.redhat.com/

    ^ do some reading there then come back
     
  3. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    all i know is that you can run lindows without a hard drive
     
  4. thetrooper

    thetrooper Member

    Joined: Jul 13, 2003 Messages: 280 Likes Received: 9
    RedHat Linux
    I'll do some more reading on it, it's my younger brother who is goign to be doing it all. I'm just interested in it now.
    thanks Kilo I'll check those links.
     
  5. imported_dowmagik

    imported_dowmagik Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2001 Messages: 1,904 Likes Received: 1
    ive been using slackware linux off-and-on for almost 7 years and recommend it. if you want to run linux i recommend buying a book (my first was linux for dummies), reading it, then install. make sure the kernal you use will support all the hardware you have too. if you have no experience using a command line you might not like it very much, but youll get the hang of it. a lot of people are intimidated by linux, but all in all i havnt found it any "harder" than windows.
     
  6. LaCosaNostra

    LaCosaNostra Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2004 Messages: 2,191 Likes Received: 0
    i was considering switching over, but its a bitch....im sure you could find all these commads online and shit but you have to write a command for everything; such as your computer/ linux reconizing that you have a keyboard plugged in, a mouse etc. i imagine it would get quite tedious:eek:
     
  7. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    i like the linux shell fore interacting with your computer and I found a ersion of it online to use with windows. www.litestep.com if anyone is intersted in it.

    But I am just too lazy to do the full switch over and set things up so I stick with windows and just interact with it as if it were linux
     
  8. Seffiks

    Seffiks Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 26, 2006 Messages: 8,014 Likes Received: 219
    Use the search feature people
     
  9. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 440
    wow mainter, this was more annoying than a repeat thread.
     
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