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Linux Operating System

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

  1. thetrooper

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    Linux Operating System

    Discussion started by thetrooper - Feb 23, 2004

    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
     
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  2. --zeSto--

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    --zeSto-- - Replied Feb 23, 2004

    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
     
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  3. Dick Quickwood

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    all i know is that you can run lindows without a hard drive
     
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    thetrooper - Replied Feb 23, 2004

    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.
     
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    imported_dowmagik - Replied Feb 23, 2004

    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.
     
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    LaCosaNostra - Replied Feb 23, 2004

    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:
     
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    Zack Morris - Replied Feb 23, 2004

    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
     
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    Seffiks - Replied Dec 19, 2006

    Use the search feature people
     
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    wow mainter, this was more annoying than a repeat thread.
     
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