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I love Linux

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by CranialCrusader, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. CranialCrusader

    CranialCrusader

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    I've been using Mandrake 10.1 for just over a month now. I have to say, I love Linux!!!

    The only thing that I am not able to do that I was before is watch DVD's on my laptop. For some reason Xine won't play more than about 3 seconds of my DVDs before the program crashes. Not that I watch many DVD's on my laptop anyway.

    I love how there is no spyware!
    I love how I don't need anti-virus
    KDE with multiple desktops makes using the computer easier
    It manages memory better and is much faster switching programs
    OpenOffice works great
    It's free!!!!!

    My next computer will be an Apple... but for now Linux is the way to go!

    CranialCrusader
     
  2. bohr

    bohr rm -rf /

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    I would try mplayer for all your movie needs. It even has a nice GUI "gmplayer" and is a lot like the Mac programs. Linux has really come a long way in the last 5 years. Good luck!
     


  3. lomfs24

    lomfs24

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    Linux is a great OS. There is no spyware... that I am aware of. However, don't fool yourself into thinking you don't need antivirus software. There are viruses for linux, just not as many. Check out f-prot for an antivirus program.
     
  4. I just installed Mandrakelinux 10.2 beta 1.Okay Beta is not for everybody and I have had problems with Mandrake betas in the past but this is the best OS they've ever had.In 10.1 I had some crashes playing videos when using KDE.In Mandrake without KDE you give up some good programs but in 10.1 Gnome is more stable.cd4 has KDE 3.3.0 and its less stable than the standard 3.2.3.The new KDE 3.3.2 in 10.2 is excellent.Gnome is 2.8.1 and the 2.6.10 is the fastest Linux kernel I've used.10.1 Community came with kernel 2.6.8.10 and 10.1 Official has kernel 2.6.8.12.
     
  5. I use anti virus in Linux to scan files before they go in my Windows machine.
     
  6. CranialCrusader

    CranialCrusader

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    I haven't had any stability issues with 10.1 or KDE 3.2.

    How long before 10.2 comes out? I know that 10.1 just came out in December. Hopefully I can "upgrade" to 10.2 when the time comes instead of re-installing!

    One of these days I'm going to install Linux on my desktop machine (AMD 1700+). Then I want to get FTP going on that machine so I can access my music from anywhere. For now, I just don't let it access the internet.

    I finally gave up windows when I realized that my firewalls, anti-spyware, and anti-virus programs (I had 10 of those put together) did not catch everything and just gave me a false sense of security.

    CranialCrusader
     
  7. darin2

    darin2

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    If your getting a new Apple with OS 10X you are using linux/unix.
     
  8. I saw the schedule once.I think March or April.I installed the beta this weekend before they announced it today.
     
  9. Mandrake 10.1 looks to be Mandrake 10.0 with a newer kernel.I had problems with 10.1 beta.This 10.2 beta is problem free so far and is fast.KDE 3.3.2 has been changed to respond faster too.
     
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  11. CranialCrusader

    CranialCrusader

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  12. Clyde

    Clyde Lost in KY Millennium Member

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    Can anyone pass on some good links on Mandrake for Newbies.

    Just going to playing with it on a test box.

    Thinking of playing with OPEN VPN.

    Thx

    Already downloaded ISO
     
  13. Clyde

    Clyde Lost in KY Millennium Member

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