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slag02
06-20-2006, 12:58 AM
Hello Crowd..

If you had not heard Of Linux its ok....

What is it you ask? A Viable Alternatve Operating system for your computer

A Screenshot of my PC's Desktop

http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/normal_desktop_new.jpg

High Res-
http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/desktop_new.jpg



It is Free - and I mean Free in two ways.... Free as in Beer and Free as In Speech

Free as In Beer????

As with anything you can pay money for some extra things... such as Tech Support and Printed Manual's.... But You can Get a Free Full Functual Copy To Download off the internet.

Free as In Speech????
Linux is Distrubed under the GPL Licence, Basicly it gives you the complete program for you to do whatever you want to it as long as you re-release what you did for Free as well- etc

You have the Freedom to do what you want with it... No big Company to say you cant know how "that" works

See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License


WhY is it the Way of the Future?
Because What Goes Up Must come Down.... Microsoft wont Last forever and they have been eluding to future O.S. Releases as being Rental Versions where you pay an Annual Fee-

its the Way of the Future because You are NOT a Major Spyware Target-
Spy and Mal Ware at the current time attack Windows- I have not seen a Linux Spyware Program (im sure there is at least ONE out there)

Mac OS is based of of UNIX and So Is LINUX -

Now there are many Different Flavors/Brands/ "DISTRO'S" Of Linux-

SUSE , UBUNTU, XanDros, Damn Small Linux, Mandrake /Red Hat's , Slax/SlackWare, Gentoo, FreeBSD/OpenBSD


Check www.distrowatch.com for a complete list and Links etc... or do a Google Search...


Some topics I expect we'll cover:

1. Installation
2. What apps do what?
3. My (hardware) isn't working (right)
4. Multi-media issues

Remember, if you need help sooner rather than later:

1. Install X-Chat
2. Connect to the Freenode network
3. Join the #suse channel
4. Ask away. There are usually about 280 helpful souls in there.

OR Message Me Via AOL or YAHOO if I am around I will see what I can do.

I'll also try to keep this up as a sort of FAQ. Non-question-specific posts will have a large, bold heading (see post #2).

I reccoment that yohttp://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.phpu try out Linux without installing anything on your PC at all. Download one of the LiveCD versions, burn it to a disc, then reboot the PC with the LiveCD in the drive and your computer will load Linux and your hard disk will not be changed. You can get them at either of these links:

http://en.opensuse.org/Released_Version
http://www.mepis.org/
http://www.knoppix.org/

(COMPELTE LIST HERE http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php)



*Note: If I start asking you http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.phpto run a bunch of things from a command prompt it isn't because that's the only way to do it, it's because that's the only way I can "control" what is happening on your end.

NOT all hardware works with Linux - So that's one reason to boot the LIVE CD... also one CD might work.. One Might not Depends on your computer -

(Also if you have a Sega DreamCast you can run Linux on there)

BEFORE ANY MAJOR O.S. INSTALL BACK YOUR STUFF UP.

I will say it again...

BACK YOUR **** UP!


Now... if you like what you see .. and hear.... continue

slag02
06-20-2006, 01:08 AM
Do yourself and me a favor - use SuSE 10.1 It's stable, there is a commercial version, it has excellent hardware support, there's no good reason to not use it.

The home page for the community (read free) version is here:

http://en.opensuse.org/Welcome_to_openSUSE.org

You want version 10.1 The download links are here:

http://en.opensuse.org/Released_Version


I have SuSE installed, now what?

If you have NVIDIA Graphics or ATI you have to download the drivers and install them.

Here... is a link that should get you up and running in no time with everything you need.

http://www.thejemreport.com/mambo/content/view/254/42


as suse likes to say

"Have Lots of Fun!"

Guru
06-20-2006, 01:55 AM
Awsome Slag!!!!

To anyone that chooses to give this a shot, Slag WILL be able to help you with most potential snags you might encounter. He has helped me on a few occasions already and I couldn't be happier.

If you want to beat the Gates Empire, this is the only way to do it outside bying a Mac. Give it a shot.

Chiefster
06-20-2006, 02:03 AM
Guru wrote:
Awsome Slag!!!!

To anyone that chooses to give this a shot, Slag WILL be able to help you with most potential snags you might encounter. He has helped me on a few occasions already and I couldn't be happier.

If you want to beat the Gates Empire, this is the only way to do it outside bying a Mac. Give it a shot.

I will be embarking upon the linux adventure in 7-10 days. :-D

slag02
06-20-2006, 02:05 AM
by Guru on 2006/6/20 2:55:17

Awsome Slag!!!!

To anyone that chooses to give this a shot, Slag WILL be able to help you with most potential snags you might encounter. He has helped me on a few occasions already and I couldn't be happier.

If you want to beat the Gates Empire, this is the only way to do it outside bying a Mac. Give it a shot.


Hell Mac's are Pc's Now.. they run windows and have Intel's In them

Guru
06-20-2006, 02:19 AM
slag02 wrote:


Hell Mac's are Pc's Now.. they run windows and have Intel's In them

That is true. BUT, it is still a more stable system than any PC with Windows on it.

Chiefster
06-26-2006, 04:07 PM
Guru wrote:


slag02 wrote:


Hell Mac's are Pc's Now.. they run windows and have Intel's In them

That is true. BUT, it is still a more stable system than any PC with Windows on it.

Aaaaah, stability; I'm practically sold on it already.

Chiefster
06-27-2006, 02:57 PM
Well, I got my RAM card today; it fits, and it works properly. That's the good news; the bad news is that I booted my pc from the linux KDE format of the LiveDVD and the thing went through a series of very scary sights and sounds before I interrupted the process. :-?

slag02
06-29-2006, 04:15 AM
Try it again.


Dont be scared


Good nite

Chiefster
06-29-2006, 10:23 AM
Down to my last monitor; we'll see.

Chiefster
07-02-2006, 05:05 PM
I tried the DSL you suggested and it works but very, very slowly. :-?

Guru
07-04-2006, 01:44 AM
huh?

Chiefster
07-04-2006, 04:10 AM
DSL=D**n Small Linux.

Guru
07-04-2006, 04:32 AM
:-D

OIC

Never tried that one.

Chiefster
07-04-2006, 12:37 PM
Guru wrote:
:-D

OIC

Never tried that one.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Well it's slow.

Guru
07-06-2006, 02:29 AM
Chiefster wrote:


Guru wrote:
:-D

OIC

Never tried that one.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Well it's slow.

Perfect for you then.

:hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :pint:

Chiefster
07-06-2006, 02:47 AM
Guru wrote:


Chiefster wrote:


Guru wrote:
:-D

OIC

Never tried that one.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Well it's slow.

Perfect for you then.

:hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :pint:

W....H....A....T E....V....E....R D....O..... Y....O....U M....E....A....N???????? :-P

Chiefster
07-08-2006, 05:05 AM
Slowly bringing my sisters computer back from the dread with hopes of being able to test linux on.

Guru
07-08-2006, 05:06 AM
Chiefster wrote:
Slowly bringing my sisters computer back from the dread with hopes of being able to test linux on.

And blow another monitor.

Chiefster
07-08-2006, 05:06 AM
Doing a system recover and it's taken47 minutes to get itb 31% recovered.

Chiefster
07-08-2006, 05:07 AM
Guru wrote:


Chiefster wrote:
Slowly bringing my sisters computer back from the dread with hopes of being able to test linux on.

And blow another monitor.

:lol: :lol:

Stop saying that; bad mojo man!

Chiefster
07-08-2006, 05:11 AM
Well at 32% it has become quite clear that this is going to be an all night project.

Guru
07-08-2006, 05:18 AM
I think you knew that 4% and 45 minutes ago.

Chiefster
07-08-2006, 05:29 AM
Guru wrote:
I think you knew that 4% and 45 minutes ago.

:-o Unfortunately!!

slag02
07-10-2006, 02:15 AM
So whats the update on this?

Chiefster wrote:


Guru wrote:
I think you knew that 4% and 45 minutes ago.

:-o Unfortunately!!

Chiefster
07-17-2006, 10:58 AM
slag02 wrote:
So whats the update on this?

Chiefster wrote:


Guru wrote:
I think you knew that 4% and 45 minutes ago.

:-o Unfortunately!!

It had become apparent by the next morning that my sisters HD has become a paper weight.

Old_admin
07-18-2006, 05:21 PM
Did you ever get the HD fixed? I'm always afraid to make any changes to mine fo this reason.

Chiefster
07-19-2006, 02:26 AM
Nope; I'm pretty sure it was fried before it got to me though, but I got a good monitor out of the deal. :-D

Chiefster
07-26-2006, 02:22 AM
Hey Slag or Admin, is there something that can one can d/l say in the way o a graphics enhancer to make certain sites appear more vibrant? For example the colors on the Chiefs Crowd are very dull and light when viewed through Fire Fox.

slag02
10-02-2006, 12:30 AM
there is a IE view Extension for firefox you might like

http://ieview.mozdev.org/

BUT-

I have found the BEST live CD i think so far

so if you want to give it another chance. and have at least a 486 processor and 128meg ram then you should be good to go



http://www.knoppix.com


try it out


I endorse it

Chiefster
10-02-2006, 08:14 AM
Thanks Slag! I'll give it a shot! :lol:

Canada
05-30-2007, 02:09 AM
Hello Crowd..

If you had not heard Of Linux its ok....

What is it you ask? A Viable Alternatve Operating system for your computer

A Screenshot of my PC's Desktop

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/

High Res-
http://chillplace.net/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/desktop_new.jpg



It is Free - and I mean Free in two ways.... Free as in Beer and Free as In Speech

Free as In Beer????

As with anything you can pay money for some extra things... such as Tech Support and Printed Manual's.... But You can Get a Free Full Functual Copy To Download off the internet.

Free as In Speech????
Linux is Distrubed under the GPL Licence, Basicly it gives you the complete program for you to do whatever you want to it as long as you re-release what you did for Free as well- etc

You have the Freedom to do what you want with it... No big Company to say you cant know how "that" works

See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License


WhY is it the Way of the Future?
Because What Goes Up Must come Down.... Microsoft wont Last forever and they have been eluding to future O.S. Releases as being Rental Versions where you pay an Annual Fee-

its the Way of the Future because You are NOT a Major Spyware Target-
Spy and Mal Ware at the current time attack Windows- I have not seen a Linux Spyware Program (im sure there is at least ONE out there)

Mac OS is based of of UNIX and So Is LINUX -

Now there are many Different Flavors/Brands/ "DISTRO'S" Of Linux-

SUSE , UBUNTU, XanDros, Damn Small Linux, Mandrake /Red Hat's , Slax/SlackWare, Gentoo, FreeBSD/OpenBSD


Check www.distrowatch.com for a complete list and Links etc... or do a Google Search...


Some topics I expect we'll cover:

1. Installation
2. What apps do what?
3. My (hardware) isn't working (right)
4. Multi-media issues

Remember, if you need help sooner rather than later:

1. Install X-Chat
2. Connect to the Freenode network
3. Join the #suse channel
4. Ask away. There are usually about 280 helpful souls in there.

OR Message Me Via AOL or YAHOO if I am around I will see what I can do.

I'll also try to keep this up as a sort of FAQ. Non-question-specific posts will have a large, bold heading (see post #2).

I reccoment that yohttp://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.phpu try out Linux without installing anything on your PC at all. Download one of the LiveCD versions, burn it to a disc, then reboot the PC with the LiveCD in the drive and your computer will load Linux and your hard disk will not be changed. You can get them at either of these links:

http://en.opensuse.org/Released_Version
http://www.mepis.org/
http://www.knoppix.org/

(COMPELTE LIST HERE http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php)



*Note: If I start asking you http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.phpto run a bunch of things from a command prompt it isn't because that's the only way to do it, it's because that's the only way I can "control" what is happening on your end.

NOT all hardware works with Linux - So that's one reason to boot the LIVE CD... also one CD might work.. One Might not Depends on your computer -

(Also if you have a Sega DreamCast you can run Linux on there)

BEFORE ANY MAJOR O.S. INSTALL BACK YOUR STUFF UP.

I will say it again...

BACK YOUR **** up!!

Now... if you like what you see .. and hear.... continue

huh?? free beer?? where

Guru
05-30-2007, 03:30 AM
Why did you wake this old thread up?

Chiefster
05-30-2007, 06:05 AM
huh?? free beer?? where


I think this had something to do with it.

hermhater
05-08-2008, 09:46 PM
Ubuntu.

This is the fastest, easiest way to put Ubuntu on your current machine.

Simply download the installer (about 1 megabyte) and run it.

It will download Ubuntu for you, then ask you a few questions.

After it installs Ubuntu your machine will ask you whether you want to boot into Windows or Ubuntu.

It's so simple even Chiefster could do it.

:biggrin:

Chiefster
05-08-2008, 09:57 PM
Ubuntu.

This is the fastest, easiest way to put Ubuntu on your current machine.

Simply download the installer (about 1 megabyte) and run it.

It will download Ubuntu for you, then ask you a few questions.

After it installs Ubuntu your machine will ask you whether you want to boot into Windows or Ubuntu.

It's so simple even Chiefster could do it.

:biggrin:

HA! :lol:

Thanks for the info bud. :D

hermhater
05-08-2008, 10:13 PM
My bad.

I forgot to put the link up.

http://wubi-installer.org/

Download the installer, follow the instructions, and you will have a machine that will allow you to boot to either Windows or Ubuntu.

Takes about an hour with fast internet.

royalswin100games
05-08-2008, 10:17 PM
My bad.

I forgot to put the link up.

http://wubi-installer.org/

Download the installer, follow the instructions, and you will have a machine that will allow you to boot to either Windows or Ubuntu.

Takes about an hour with fast internet.

What are the advantages of this program?

hermhater
05-08-2008, 11:31 PM
What are the advantages of this program?

Are you asking what the advantage of the installer program is, or the advantage of using Ubuntu the Operating System are?

Canada
05-09-2008, 09:00 AM
What are the advantages of this program?

Well, with this operating system you can certainly double your computers download speed with the douple compu mega helix striker system. The DCMHSS is definitely th wave of the future. It was accidentally discovered when running DOS off the mainframe and the helix threaded triple worm surprisingly slipped into the virtual mega hyper link. I think you know what happened from there!! :bananen_smilies046:

m0ef0e
05-09-2008, 04:25 PM
Ubuntu roolz.

hermhater
05-09-2008, 04:38 PM
Ubuntu roolz.

Did you use the wubi installer?


I have done it both ways, and wubi is by far the easiest.

I am still having troubles getting my nvidia drivers to stay loaded after reboot though.

I am a Linux noob and all the suggestions I have tried out from ubuntuforums.com have not worked.

I also am having trouble finding drivers for my wireless card, though others have said that they can get it to work with the same card.

The biggest problem is that the team that supported Automatix is now working for a rival company Pioneer something or other, and now cannot host Automatix2 anymore.

m0ef0e
05-09-2008, 04:44 PM
Did you use the wubi installer?


I have done it both ways, and wubi is by far the easiest.

I am still having troubles getting my nvidia drivers to stay loaded after reboot though.

I am a Linux noob and all the suggestions I have tried out from ubuntuforums.com have not worked.

I also am having trouble finding drivers for my wireless card, though others have said that they can get it to work with the same card.

The biggest problem is that the team that supported Automatix is now working for a rival company Pioneer something or other, and now cannot host Automatix2 anymore.

I just downloaded it in .iso format.

For the nvidia drivers, I can't remember exactly what I did but when that dialog box comes up, I checked something and it went away. The drivers load every boot now with no probs. I'll look at it next time I'm on my home PC and see if I can remember exactly what I did.

I also may have had a slightly different issue than you with the nvidia drivers. What card are you using?

hermhater
05-09-2008, 06:08 PM
I just downloaded it in .iso format.

For the nvidia drivers, I can't remember exactly what I did but when that dialog box comes up, I checked something and it went away. The drivers load every boot now with no probs. I'll look at it next time I'm on my home PC and see if I can remember exactly what I did.

I also may have had a slightly different issue than you with the nvidia drivers. What card are you using?



I've got a GeForce Go 7150M (MCP67M).

I have found the driver for it on the Nvidia site and went through all this crappy steps to install the drivers and it works.

After installing them and rebooting them Ubuntu says it could not locate the graphics hardware.

I have tried a whole bunch of different fixes and none of them work.

I have encountered others with this same issue, and they are just as frustrated as me.

It's just a crappy onboard video card that came with my laptop, so I assume if I upgrade to a better one this won't be an issue as it will be better supported.

hermhater
05-09-2008, 06:13 PM
Oh yeah, I have never had any issues with Ubuntu until this video card and wireless card.

You guys should try it out, there is so much free stuff available it's insane!!!

Chiefster
05-09-2008, 08:00 PM
I like the fact that you can load it on your PC and keep Windows as well.

hermhater
05-09-2008, 08:08 PM
I like the fact that you can load it on your PC and keep Windows as well.

Did you go ahead and install it?

Chiefster
05-09-2008, 08:23 PM
Did you go ahead and install it?

Yup, and so far so good. I haven't had much chance to explore it though. I'm using it as we speak. :)

hermhater
05-09-2008, 09:14 PM
Yup, and so far so good. I haven't had much chance to explore it though. I'm using it as we speak. :)

Cool.

It's pretty user friendly, but being a completely different operating system it has huge inherent differences.

Synaptic Package Manager will be your best friend!

Chiefster
05-09-2008, 09:29 PM
Cool.

It's pretty user friendly, but being a completely different operating system it has huge inherent differences.

Synaptic Package Manager will be your best friend!

Thanks for the info. :)

hermhater
05-09-2008, 09:41 PM
Thanks for the info. :)

If you want to make your computer do some crazy stuff, install the Beryl manager, or Compiz and play around with it.

The coolest feature IMO is that you can have 4 desktops on a cube and rotate it by holding down "ctrl"+"alt" and left clicking your mouse and moving left and right.

Chiefster
05-09-2008, 10:14 PM
If you want to make your computer do some crazy stuff, install the Beryl manager, or Compiz and play around with it.

The coolest feature IMO is that you can have 4 desktops on a cube and rotate it by holding down "ctrl"+"alt" and left clicking your mouse and moving left and right.

Sounds pretty cool.

Chiefster
05-09-2008, 10:18 PM
I was looking through the "Applications" and like the OpenOffice features. I have already begun using the e-mail software.

hermhater
05-09-2008, 10:57 PM
I was looking through the "Applications" and like the OpenOffice features. I have already begun using the e-mail software.

You can even get OpenOffice for Windows.

It's free to download for folks who don't have Microsoft Office on their computers, and it is compatible with all the MS Office programs.

Chiefster
05-09-2008, 11:42 PM
You can even get OpenOffice for Windows.

It's free to download for folks who don't have Microsoft Office on their computers, and it is compatible with all the MS Office programs.

Yup, I have both and it is very comparable to MS Office.

hermhater
05-09-2008, 11:53 PM
Yup, I have both and it is very comparable to MS Office.

And don't forget the best part...


FREE!!!!

:yahoo:

Chiefster
05-09-2008, 11:57 PM
And don't forget the best part...


FREE!!!!

:yahoo:

EGGSACTLY!

Chiefster
06-17-2008, 11:01 AM
The Windows XP era ends June 30 and soon hardware vendors will be shipping you all Vista all the time (in most cases). The save XP effort failed. The whining should cease. And now it’s time for Vista to sink or swim.
In a Fried has a good overview (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-9968449-56.html) of where Windows XP will stand with PC manufacturers. And Matt Asay highlights (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-9969231-16.html) a report from Evans Data (http://www.evansdata.com/press/viewRelease.php) noting that 92 percent of developers are ignoring Vista. Coupling these two items together and you come to one conclusion: Folks are skeptical about Vista, but a lot of that skepticism is because XP is still lingering.
If you’re a Vista complainer you have two options from here:

Move away from Windows completely (users try a new OS and developers jump ship).
Or shut up and go with Vista. My hunch is most folks will do that latter. I’d love to believe that Microsoft’s Vista miscues would result in a mass exodus, but I doubt that will happen. I also wonder why people live in New Jersey and pay those ridiculous property taxes, but shockingly enough people stay. Based on my Libertarian leanings I’d reckon there would be four people left in Jersey by now.
But I digress. Once consumers no longer have the XP option they’ll fall in line with Vista. Sure some percentage will go Mac, but if you didn’t jump yet–after a gazillion brilliant Apple ads knocking Vista–you probably won’t. And the developer worries: Developers will fall in line too. Evans Data notes:

Only eight percent of North American software developers are currently writing applications to run on Microsoft’s Vista operating system, while half are still writing programs for XP, according to Evans Data’s Spring 2008, North American Development Survey. These same developers forecast a fragmented Windows market in 2009 with only 24 percent expecting to target Vista and 29% expecting to continue with XP.
“Developers have taken a wait and see approach to Vista”, said John Andrews, Evans Data’s President and CEO. “The new operating system has had more than its share of problems and the desire to move from XP on the Windows platform is still lagging - that coupled with interest in alternative operating systems is suppressing development activity and that in turn will further erode Vista’s acceptance.”

Also see: Ed Bott (http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/index.php?cat=2), Mary Jo Foley (http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/index.php?cat=2), Adrian Kingsley-Hughes (http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/index.php?cat=35) and all resources (http://updates.zdnet.com/tags/microsoft+windows+vista.html) on Vista.
Should Vista supporters be worried? Probably not. Developers have clearly hedged their bets, but that’s because XP was still being distributed. Once that distribution ends developers will have to step up their efforts on Vista. Corporations will complain but still roll out Vista. There’s a reason Microsoft cuts off previous versions of Windows–it works. And it’ll probably work this time too.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=9103&tag=nl.e550

rbedgood
06-17-2008, 04:48 PM
I've had Vista on my home PC for about 3 months now, and I got my first "blue screen error" last weekend. If they continue I'll understand, but frankly at a pace of 4 blue screens per year, I personally don't find that too alarming.

Coach
06-17-2008, 07:19 PM
I've had Vista on my home PC for about 3 months now, and I got my first "blue screen error" last weekend. If they continue I'll understand, but frankly at a pace of 4 blue screens per year, I personally don't find that too alarming.

I haven't had many problems with Vista either. The biggest adjustment for me has been the Microsfot Office applications all have new menu bars.

rbedgood
06-17-2008, 08:32 PM
I haven't had many problems with Vista either. The biggest adjustment for me has been the Microsfot Office applications all have new menu bars.

Is Microsfot a "knock-off brand" :lol:

Coach
06-17-2008, 09:34 PM
Is Microsfot a "knock-off brand" :lol:

Sometimes if feels like it.

Guru
06-18-2008, 06:07 AM
Vista has been much better since SP1 came out. I am actually considering going back to it full time now.

Coach
06-18-2008, 08:36 AM
I have never tried any of the other platforms, linux, eg. I'm scared of wrecking my computer. Maybe I'm blind by not having tried the other systems, but I don't mind the windows operating system. In fact I like it. I do have computer crashes from time to time, but it usually a function of hardware limitations(Ram, processor speed, etc). It has the least amount of compatibility problems of any OS on the market.

Canada
06-18-2008, 10:45 AM
I don't know what I have now. Maybe I am using Linux...it is the wave of the future!!

Chiefster
06-18-2008, 10:32 PM
Vista has been much better since SP1 came out. I am actually considering going back to it full time now.


Just got my wife a new laptop with Vista on it and aside from just getting used to the new OS it seems to run very well. Many of the people I've talked to recently seem to have few to no problems with it.


I have never tried any of the other platforms, linux, eg. I'm scared of wrecking my computer. Maybe I'm blind by not having tried the other systems, but I don't mind the windows operating system. In fact I like it. I do have computer crashes from time to time, but it usually a function of hardware limitations(Ram, processor speed, etc). It has the least amount of compatibility problems of any OS on the market.

Ubuntu; it allows you the option of a dual OS on your PC. :)

Guru
06-19-2008, 08:23 AM
Just got my wife a new laptop with Vista on it and aside from just getting used to the new OS it seems to run very well. Many of the people I've talked to recently seem to have few to no problems with it.



Ubuntu; it allows you the option of a dual OS on your PC. :)

all of the Linux platforms allow that for the most part.

The most Windows like Linux distro out there is PCLinuxOS. Very user friendly and easy to install.

Chiefster
06-21-2008, 02:39 PM
all of the Linux platforms allow that for the most part.

The most Windows like Linux distro out there is PCLinuxOS. Very user friendly and easy to install.


I like Ubuntu, but this too sounds like it's worth looking into. Does it also allow for Dual OS setup?

Chiefster
04-26-2009, 03:28 AM
Came across this old thread and decided that I would go ahead and d/l PCLinuxOS and see about giving it a shot.

hermhater
04-26-2009, 09:08 AM
What about Gentoo?

Vanilla Garilla
04-26-2009, 10:48 AM
I got in on the Windows 7 beta back a few months ago and I must say it is heads and shoulders above anything else I have ever tried.

It fixes damn near all of the annoying problems that were with Vista, has the appearance, functionality, and smoothness of a mac OS, and Is all that and a bag of chips. When this thing comes out, it will finally give Microsoft some good rep, which they haven't had in a while.

Chiefster
04-26-2009, 11:38 AM
I got in on the Windows 7 beta back a few months ago and I must say it is heads and shoulders above anything else I have ever tried.

It fixes damn near all of the annoying problems that were with Vista, has the appearance, functionality, and smoothness of a mac OS, and Is all that and a bag of chips. When this thing comes out, it will finally give Microsoft some good rep, which they haven't had in a while.


Can I get in on that or is it too late?

Vanilla Garilla
04-26-2009, 12:14 PM
Can I get in on that or is it too late?

I went to the Windows 7 Beta website and it says "The Windows 7 Beta is no longer available for download. If you have the Beta, here are the Installation Instructions (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-installation-instructions.aspx) and FAQ (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-faq.aspx)."

So I think you will have to wait until August I believe, in one of the emails from the Microsoft Beta Test team it said that they were gonna have free trials of it, and some sort of huge uprgrade discount for those who have Vista.

Chiefster
04-26-2009, 12:26 PM
I went to the Windows 7 Beta website and it says "The Windows 7 Beta is no longer available for download. If you have the Beta, here are the Installation Instructions (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-installation-instructions.aspx) and FAQ (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-faq.aspx)."

So I think you will have to wait until August I believe, in one of the emails from the Microsoft Beta Test team it said that they were gonna have free trials of it, and some sort of huge uprgrade discount for those who have Vista.


Cool! Thanks!

I'm currently using pclinuxos off the CD and it, for me, is not a lot different from puppy or ubuntu.

Bike
04-26-2009, 03:05 PM
I tried MEPIS and couldn't get on line with my evdo modem. Installed Vista and on line immediatly.
Back to Vista unfortunately...

Chiefster
04-26-2009, 03:16 PM
I tried MEPIS and couldn't get on line with my evdo modem. Installed Vista and on line immediatly.
Back to Vista unfortunately...

Vista SP1 is not too aweful actually, I just like trying other OS's.

Vanilla Garilla
04-26-2009, 03:34 PM
Vista SP1 is not too aweful actually, I just like trying other OS's.

Yeah same here, I like trying all the other OS's as well. Trust me when I say, you guys will all be very happy with Windows 7 and the speed of the system.

Chiefster
04-26-2009, 03:44 PM
Yeah same here, I like trying all the other OS's as well. Trust me when I say, you guys will all be very happy with Windows 7 and the speed of the system.


Cool! I wonder what they'll call it. :D

Well, you know it won't be Windows 7. :11:

Bike
04-26-2009, 04:07 PM
Cool! I wonder what they'll call it. :D

Well, you know it won't be Windows 7. :11:
Didn't Vista just come out? Windows 7 sounds like just another way to suck more money out of us.
I wish LINUX would catch up with their hardware support and ease of use as I can't afford MS anymore...

Chiefster
04-26-2009, 04:16 PM
Didn't Vista just come out? Windows 7 sounds like just another way to suck more money out of us.
I wish LINUX would catch up with their hardware support and ease of use as I can't afford MS anymore...

Yeah, I think vista came out in 07 or 08.

The reason they began work on Windows 7 is because Vista in it's original release was less then useful to many.

Vanilla Garilla
04-26-2009, 04:16 PM
Cool! I wonder what they'll call it. :D

Well, you know it won't be Windows 7. :11:

Yeah i don't know, right now on all my beta stuff, and on the dashboard its called Windows 7. But it will probably change before production.

Bike, I have friends over and they absolutely drool over the functionality, speed, and style it has compared to Vista Pro, so I think it will definitely be worth the money, I know I plan on purchasing the full thing after my beta ends.

Vanilla Garilla
05-02-2009, 05:39 PM
For you guys interested on getting your hands on windows 7, you can download it on May 5th at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx. Here is the email MS sent me.



Windows 7 Release Candidate Announcement

Thank you very much for your help in testing the Windows 7 Beta. Your feedback is invaluable in helping make Windows 7 a high quality operating system. With your help, we have reached the next major milestone on the journey to Windows 7: the Release Candidate (RC).

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Today (April 30) the RC is available to MSDN subscribers (http://co1piltwb.partners.extranet.microsoft.com/mcoeredir/mcoeredirect.aspx?linkId=11821610&s1=dc9764c4-93c7-0b50-6e69-3bf47b5aa4d0) and TechNet Plus subscribers (http://co1piltwb.partners.extranet.microsoft.com/mcoeredir/mcoeredirect.aspx?linkId=11821611&s1=dc9764c4-93c7-0b50-6e69-3bf47b5aa4d0).
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On Tuesday, May 5 (PST), the RC will be available to everyone via our Customer Preview Program. As with the Beta, the Windows 7 RC Customer Preview Program is a broad public program that offers the RC free to anyone who wants to download it. It will be available at least through June 30, 2009, with no limits on the number of downloads or product keys available.



So you don’t need rush to make sure you get your copy. When you’re ready to download the RC, it’ll be waiting for you.

Chiefster
05-02-2009, 06:43 PM
For you guys interested on getting your hands on windows 7, you can download it on May 5th at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx. Here is the email MS sent me.



Windows 7 Release Candidate Announcement

Thank you very much for your help in testing the Windows 7 Beta. Your feedback is invaluable in helping make Windows 7 a high quality operating system. With your help, we have reached the next major milestone on the journey to Windows 7: the Release Candidate (RC).

-
Today (April 30) the RC is available to MSDN subscribers (http://co1piltwb.partners.extranet.microsoft.com/mcoeredir/mcoeredirect.aspx?linkId=11821610&s1=dc9764c4-93c7-0b50-6e69-3bf47b5aa4d0) and TechNet Plus subscribers (http://co1piltwb.partners.extranet.microsoft.com/mcoeredir/mcoeredirect.aspx?linkId=11821611&s1=dc9764c4-93c7-0b50-6e69-3bf47b5aa4d0).
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On Tuesday, May 5 (PST), the RC will be available to everyone via our Customer Preview Program. As with the Beta, the Windows 7 RC Customer Preview Program is a broad public program that offers the RC free to anyone who wants to download it. It will be available at least through June 30, 2009, with no limits on the number of downloads or product keys available.



So you don’t need rush to make sure you get your copy. When you’re ready to download the RC, it’ll be waiting for you.

Outstanding!!!!!

Thanks Vanilla Garilla!

BTW Did you by chance graduate from Pitt State?

Vanilla Garilla
05-02-2009, 06:48 PM
Outstanding!!!!!

Thanks Vanilla Garilla!

BTW Did you by chance graduate from Pitt State?


No Problem, I hope you guys will enjoy it as much as I have. :bananen_smilies046:

No I'm currently taking classes at Iowa Central Community College, and am graduating from their in November, then I will be going to the University Of Iowa starting next January.

Chiefster
05-03-2009, 12:28 AM
It seems that after I log in the d/l link is grayed out???

Chiefster
05-03-2009, 12:29 AM
No Problem, I hope you guys will enjoy it as much as I have. :bananen_smilies046:

No I'm currently taking classes at Iowa Central Community College, and am graduating from their in November, then I will be going to the University Of Iowa starting next January.

Cool! Good luck to you sir! :)

Vanilla Garilla
05-03-2009, 01:00 AM
It seems that after I log in the d/l link is grayed out???

Maybe until the 5th? Also, im not sure, but you might have to be registered with Microsoft Connect, which is Microsoft Beta testing community. Im not sure if its necessary, you might want to wait until the 5th to see if you have to or not.

But if you do, go to Microsoft Connect (www.connect.microsoft.com) and register.

Chiefster
05-05-2009, 03:54 PM
Maybe until the 5th? Also, im not sure, but you might have to be registered with Microsoft Connect, which is Microsoft Beta testing community. Im not sure if its necessary, you might want to wait until the 5th to see if you have to or not.

But if you do, go to Microsoft Connect (http://www.connect.microsoft.com) and register.


The d/l links are still grayed out.

Chiefster
05-05-2009, 04:57 PM
D/L it now! :yahoo:

Vanilla Garilla
05-05-2009, 07:19 PM
D/L it now! :yahoo:


Awesome, welcome to the Real Deal Windows OS!

Vanilla Garilla
05-05-2009, 08:59 PM
Im switching my beta over to the RC because the RC is going to be free and working until July or August 2010, you cant beat that!

Canada
05-05-2009, 09:04 PM
It seems that after I log in the d/l link is grayed out???

Perhaps if you reboot your mainframe and rewire the hard drive so it can bypass the liksus mother board then you can access potus directly and that should solve the d/l link problem!! :D


Awesome, welcome to the Real Deal Windows OS!

not quite my friend. Its not real until you can double the processor speed with the 265sx tri multiplier. you have to drop in a double threaded helix after bypassing the firewall and then you can slide directly into the processig port. This allws you to optimize the THX and the digital 384 into a multi functioning mega window. Now THAT is the Real Deal Windows OS!! :bananen_smilies046:

Vanilla Garilla
05-05-2009, 09:07 PM
Perhaps if you reboot your mainframe and rewire the hard drive so it can bypass the liksus mother board then you can access potus directly and that should solve the d/l link problem!! :D



not quite my friend. Its not real until you can double the processor speed with the 265sx tri multiplier. you have to drop in a double threaded helix after bypassing the firewall and then you can slide directly into the processig port. This allws you to optimize the THX and the digital 384 into a multi functioning mega window. Now THAT is the Real Deal Windows OS!! :bananen_smilies046:


Has someone been drinking and smoking this evening, lol. :bananen_smilies046:. Ive been hitting the MGD all day while I was fishing, now Im at home and freaking TOASTY!

Chiefster
05-06-2009, 01:15 AM
Awesome, welcome to the Real Deal Windows OS!


...Can't wait to try it out.

Chiefster
05-06-2009, 01:17 AM
Perhaps if you reboot your mainframe and rewire the hard drive so it can bypass the liksus mother board then you can access potus directly and that should solve the d/l link problem!! :D ...

That's exactly what I did. :D

Guru
05-06-2009, 01:52 AM
Windows 7 RC1 is now available for download. This is no longer in beta.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx
(http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx)

AussieChiefsFan
05-06-2009, 02:16 AM
Windows 7 RC1 is now available for download. This is no longer in beta.

We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found. (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx)
^^^^

Guru
05-06-2009, 02:39 AM
^^^^Don't know why it did that. The link still worked though.

AussieChiefsFan
05-06-2009, 02:42 AM
Don't know why it did that. The link still worked though.
Alright, I'll check it out now then. :bananen_smilies046:

Chiefster
05-06-2009, 02:47 AM
Don't know why it did that. The link still worked though.

Yeah that was strange. :lol:

AussieChiefsFan
05-06-2009, 02:50 AM
Yeah that was strange. :lol:
I sent the link to my dad. I'll see what he thinks of it....

Chiefster
05-06-2009, 02:52 AM
I sent the link to my dad. I'll see what he thinks of it....

All the reviews I read and people I've talked to say that this is a very good and stable OS.

AussieChiefsFan
05-06-2009, 02:53 AM
All the reviews I read and people I've talked to say that this is a very good and stable OS.That's good, my dad'll like the sound of that! :bananen_smilies046:

Bike
05-06-2009, 09:44 AM
Perhaps if you reboot your mainframe and rewire the hard drive so it can bypass the liksus mother board then you can access potus directly and that should solve the d/l link problem!! :D



not quite my friend. Its not real until you can double the processor speed with the 265sx tri multiplier. you have to drop in a double threaded helix after bypassing the firewall and then you can slide directly into the processig port. This allws you to optimize the THX and the digital 384 into a multi functioning mega window. Now THAT is the Real Deal Windows OS!! :bananen_smilies046:
Wow!! I'm speechless.:bananen_smilies046: