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Windows or Mac (or linux)

Postby k9ruby » Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:05 pm

Windows or Mac? :D
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Postby eDan » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:08 pm

I've only ever really used Windows, so it's difficult to say. I once used a Mac briefly, but without knowing how it works it was slow going. I've heard it does have its advantages though.

How about Linux as well?
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Postby Andy » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:52 pm

I dont really know cos Ive only ever used windows.
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Postby madame_tigre » Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:36 pm

I've only ever used windows.
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Postby k9ruby » Sun Mar 19, 2006 6:28 pm

I use windows xp sp2 pro. I use a mac sometimes at my friends house but i don't like the navigation that much. But then thats cus im not used to it. I want to give linux a try though... anyone tried SUSE?, got a copy free with a computer mag, and wanna try it out!
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Postby kitty_cute » Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:38 pm

I've only ever used Windows, however I like the design of Apple, and I own an iPod.
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Postby Danni » Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:15 am

Linux all the way :)

I use an distro (distribution) called Kubuntu, which means "towards humanity". I actually find it easier to use than Windows now I'm used to it. I don't have to worry about viruses, spyware, malware, hacking, or anything security based, as it's all built in. Every application I've got running on there is completely free, and apart from watching wmv files, I can do everything I could on Windows.

Did I mention it's completely free? (both in free coffee and freedom to change it.)

I'm a very happy Linux user, and wouldn't recommend Windows to anyone.
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Postby k9ruby » Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:47 pm

I'm a very happy Linux user, and wouldn't recommend Windows to anyone.


Do you mind advising me on how tio set up my SUSE linux 10? I know you have to partition the drives so you can have both, but it says i need to write some stuff to CD but i can't as i tripped over it twice!! (and the cd holder came off) but my normal drive works though.
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Postby Danni » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:14 pm

There should be some partitioning software on the SUSE 10 disk (a distro I haven't tried, but I will someday ;))

I don't know why you'd need to write stuff to CD- apart from the distro itself, or a partitioning program if it's not included (which I'd be surprised by). It would help if you could tell me what it wants to write to CD :)

Is there any particular reason you've picked SUSE? It's not the most user friendly distro out there (but it isn't as complex as Gentoo :P) but it's a decent second distro. Or, did you just get a CD/DVD of it on the front of a magazine?

If you can find out for me what it wants to write to CD, I'll try and help (luckily, I'm studying Linux in college as well!).
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Postby oreilly » Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:50 am

Linux!

I started experimenting with Linux about a year ago - it's great! Choosen the user friendly Fedora for my home computer (which is now in pieces, but that's another story) and looking at doing something with K12 Linux to get a lot more computers working at work, without having the budget to buy any..

It's well worth the experiment, and especially when you're looking at issues from a business perspective, Linux just makes sense. (Espcially if the business in question doesn't have a lot of money to throw around!)
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Postby k9ruby » Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:31 pm

Or, did you just get a CD/DVD of it on the front of a magazine?

If you can find out for me what it wants to write to CD, I'll try and help (luckily, I'm studying Linux in college as well!).


I Got it free with PCPro. I have always wanted to experiment with linux so i thought i would give it a go.

It says i need to write ISO images to disk??
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Postby Danni » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:01 pm

Ahhh, right. Basically, you need to burn an image to a disk so it knows it's there. Nero can do this.

You'll need to find a partitioning program first. Partition Magic is one, though you can probably find free ones.

If you go to the support forums for SUSE, they might be able to help you better, as I use Kubuntu and that did it automatically.
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i cant

Postby k9ruby » Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:23 pm

but i cant use my cd writer remember! :shock:
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Postby Danni » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:45 am

You're going to have trouble then :P

It might be worth looking out of a different distro. Fedora, Mandriva, Kubuntu/Ubuntu, and Mepis are all easy to use ones. You need one with the partitioning software on it.
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Postby k9ruby » Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:42 pm

I'll do some researching then.. :wink:
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