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Old 05-27-2007, 10:19 AM   #781
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rkelsen: true...

What I really wanted to point at: Majority of people talks how good linux is and stuff, but no one really talks about what DO THEY USE Linux for. Browsing internet or checking e-mail is not the stuff I think about when I hear: "OMG, they used Linux to make stuff in LOTR..." !
 
Old 05-27-2007, 05:33 PM   #782
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Browsing internet or checking e-mail is not the stuff I think about when I hear: "OMG, they used Linux to make stuff in LOTR..." !
Yes, and I can point you to a URL where the software that they used is available for free.

The thing is, you won't like it. It is too "complicated." It doesn't fit your mindset. Like it or not, you've been assimilated by Microsoft and there is no hope for you now.

Linux is as powerful as you like. It can do everything you can do with Windows. You just need an open mind. If you don't have an open mind, then, like I said, you're best off sticking with Windows.
 
Old 05-27-2007, 06:42 PM   #783
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Originally Posted by rkelsen
Yes, and I can point you to a URL where the software that they used is available for free.

The thing is, you won't like it. It is too "complicated." It doesn't fit your mindset. Like it or not, you've been assimilated by Microsoft and there is no hope for you now.

Linux is as powerful as you like. It can do everything you can do with Windows. You just need an open mind. If you don't have an open mind, then, like I said, you're best off sticking with Windows.

Yup, I agree. It's funny, I only have Linux here and so far anyway, everything I want to do has been done with Linux. Some things were even easier with Linux than windoze on my bro's computer. I never did get my Canon camera to work on his computer and he uses XP. It took me longer to download the program for Linux than it did to get my pics off the camera.

I think we should let the closed minded people stick with windoze. I mean, let them put up with all the reboots, crashes and slow downs. Speaking of:

Code:
root@smoker / # uptime
 18:40:36 up 47 days, 16:23,  2 users,  load average: 1.20, 1.19, 1.08
root@smoker / #
Load is high cause I run folding on here.

Later

 
Old 05-27-2007, 07:13 PM   #784
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There is nothing Windows can do that Linux can not.
I've been using Windows for 11 years. I threw it away about a year ago after I realised I haven't booted into it for some months.
I do everything that I did on my windows box. Gaming, Graphics, P2P, Internet, Communication, etc.
 
Old 05-27-2007, 09:03 PM   #785
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Just as I expected. Now Im stupid, cause linux not behaves. Oh, why would I waste mere 20min. setting up maya on windows when I can spend 3 months (yes, months!) happily debugging various middlemousebutton crashes and strange menu behavior resulting with crashes and other unexpected artifacts regarding seriously using maya on linux! I also take in account some of you have read my post "Maya 8 Freezes Suse 10.1" , and open-mindedly filled all the answers (yes, this was sarcastic: I checked before and there was nothing there)... (And guess what: recenlty, not 3 days ago I found another fine way of getting rid of all unsaved work in maya on linux.)

It keeps me wonder how many more abandoned their hope for linux in such an ignorance as I experienced Even as "close-minded" as I can be, I did not repeat the same simple noob questions. I found answers myself, and asked only stuff which really couldnt figure out. And what did I get: That Im close-minded. Well, now thats very constructive! Perhaps if you open-minded people would think just a little beoynd whats pre-installed and pre-configured in your distros, you may find out that I would NOT go through such a pain when I would NOT be SERIOUS about linux at all!).

Last thing: If you could tell me WHAT exactly do you use linux for (maybe what special software do you run on it and your favourite distro) I could make a picture of how far to open my mind in the future....
 
Old 05-27-2007, 11:09 PM   #786
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I use (K)ubuntu for several things:

I like playing Guild wars under Cedaga,
I create php based content management systems for my side job. I like Kate for that.

I talk to my friends using Ekiga VoIP
I am getting into home automation after seeing a video featuring Linux MCE
I am building a terminal server for a school using Edubuntu.

One computer was donated to the school I work for had XP locked with an admin password that no one had any clue about. With Knoppix and the Knoppix Hacks book, I was able to reset the Windows Password.

One person had a computer that was crashing...Windows had gotten corrupted. Using Knoppix again, I was able to mount the Windows partition as Read only and migrate the pictures of his children and his work files in order to wipe and restore.

Linux is not "Better" than Windows...IF I had a critical application that I needed to use for work, and it was guaranteed to work under Windows but didn't have said guarantee for Linux, I would use Windows. I would not waste 3 months working with something that didn't solve my problem.

If however, I had a choice of using only Linux or Windows, I would use only Linux. Those are my 2 cents.
 
Old 05-27-2007, 11:38 PM   #787
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepaholic

Last thing: If you could tell me WHAT exactly do you use linux for (maybe what special software do you run on it and your favourite distro) I could make a picture of how far to open my mind in the future....

I use Linux for everything here. I serve files off it, I run folding, I prepare legal documents here lately, I browse the web, check my email, chat on Yahoo, work with pictures off my camera, rescue data off windoze computers that can't/won't boot any more because they are trashed beyond repair. I also use it as a router as well. Basically, it's Linux or it ain't done. I don't permit windoze in the house. It would be like inviting the plague.

As for my distro, I use Gentoo and have for several years now. I started with Mandrake and well, I just didn't like it very much. I have four puters here and I have never had to reinstall Linux unless I was changing hardware, ever. I don't even recall ever having a crash either.

Maybe it is the distro you are using. Some distros work better on some hardware than others. I never said you were stupid either. It just takes a good while to learn how Linux works is all. Most do not try it long enough to give it a fair shot. Nobody can sit at a windoze rig and learn it all in a month or two either. Heck, even I can't do that.

 
Old 05-28-2007, 12:34 AM   #788
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepaholic
Just as I expected. Now Im stupid, cause linux not behaves.
Nobody ever said that you're stupid. Please don't think that.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepaholic
Last thing: If you could tell me WHAT exactly do you use linux for (maybe what special software do you run on it and your favourite distro) I could make a picture of how far to open my mind in the future....
OK, you asked for it. This is what I use Linux for:

1. Gaming
2. Internet
3. Burning CDs & DVDs
4. Editing & printing pictures from my digital camera
5. Scanning documents & pictures with a USB flatbed scanner
6. Sharing my printer (wirelessly) with every other PC in the house
7. Watching videos/DVDs
8. Watching TV with my tuner card
9. Reconciling bank accounts & credit cards
10. Listening to music

There may be more, but that's all I can think of right now.

The main packages I use to carry out the above tasks:

- DOSBox
- ScummVM
- Wine
- SeaMonkey
- Sylpheed
- GFTP
- Kopete
- Bittornado & Ktorrent
- cdrecord/wodim
- growisofs
- K3B
- Avidemux
- DeVeDe
- The Gimp
- DigiKam
- XSane
- Samba & Cups
- Xine
- MPlayer
- TVTime
- RealPlayer
- Adobe Reader
- Grisbi
- GNUCash
- OpenOffice.org
- Scribus
- XMMS

My desktop of choice is KDE running on Slackware, my shoes are by Julius Marlow and I'm dressed by my wife.

Last edited by rkelsen; 05-28-2007 at 08:37 PM.
 
Old 05-28-2007, 01:02 AM   #789
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I also take in account some of you have read my post "Maya 8 Freezes Suse 10.1" , and open-mindedly filled all the answers (yes, this was sarcastic: I checked before and there was nothing there)...
Does AutoDesk not support this product?

They oughta, for the $2K price tag...
 
Old 05-28-2007, 01:57 AM   #790
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Anarchy Online using WINE (plays better than it did while I was running Win2k on the same system)
BudaBot for my org chat bot
VLC Player for listening to Gridstream while I'm playing AO
Opera for web browsing
KNode for Usenet
KMail for checking my e-mail
KOrganizer for my calendar
Akregator for my RSS feed supscriptions
AmaroK for Updating my iPod and playing music. (mpg321 when I need the extra power)
X-Chat for IRC
Kopete for instant messaging
DosBox for all of my old games (Exult for Ultima VII)
The GIMP for image editing
MPlayer for watching videos
Krusader as my file manager

I don't know about you all, but everything I do is covered, and it all runs better on Slackware than it ever did on Windows. Plus, now that Vista is becoming the standard, microsoft would have to pay me to use thier software. Since that's not likely to happen it looks like I'll be on Linux for a long time to come.

Oh, and the uptime is great. The box I keep XP running on has a tendancy to be running linux by the time I wake up, first boot option on grub, making me wonder if we have ghosts that come around in the middle of the night and reset it. Oh, wait, it's windows. Just crashes on it's own without supernatural intervention. Currently I only have a four day uptime on my computer, but that's because I reset it to boot a FC6 live CD to test out the distro since it's a pre-load option for the laptop I'm buying, but before that it had been up 90 days with no problems. And the only reason it went down then was I rebooted to test my init files to make sure some new daemons I set to run at start-up really did load on a restart. My wife's computer, the most stable windows box I've ever seen, goes down between once a week and once a month.

As far as I'm concerned Linux is the only way for me to go
 
Old 05-28-2007, 06:06 AM   #791
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I use my Linux box for:
everything.

Image editing;
Listening to music;
Doing Homework;
Playing games; (Apart from Flashpoint. That won't work in wine. )
Keeping the only Windows box in the house alive;
Burning CDs\DVDs; (Because the windows software dies horribly if I try.)
Writing my stories;
Browsing the Web;
Checking my E-mail;
Programming;

I use Debian Etch (when I've not broken something. ) running KDE.

jeepaholic: You're not stupid. You just need to remember rule 9 (Rule 9: Don't take yourself so seriously.) and go ask (nicely) for help.
And, by the way, if nobody answers maybe it's because they're not sure either, not because they don't like you.
 
Old 06-02-2007, 05:48 PM   #792
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reformated , now what? I want linux dls-n

I have windows 98 on an "emachine". before I reformatted I could run regular dsl off a cd rom(iso) with no problems. after I reformatted I tried off a cd dsl(iso), dsl-n(bootable), dsl-n(iso), Ubuntu(bootble) and mandrake(bootable. BUT all it comes up with is "invalid sytem disk
replace the disk, and then press any key"

please help me
 
Old 06-02-2007, 06:29 PM   #793
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Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from the CD-ROM drive and the you've burnt the CD properly
 
Old 06-03-2007, 10:22 AM   #794
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how do I use linux

im a windows use help!!!!!!!!!!!!

ive tryde mandriva / suse / fedora and now xandros


no luck except with xandros i understan it a bit

why? all the programs i have not work on linux
why? crossover works but only win apps like office works
but things like dvd software or my internet modem software
wont work.

now! i get somewhare with linux and #@$%@#$%^^%$#@ lets go back to
windowes maybe vista this time.

how do i solve my prob.

help if you got advice you can also email me at Juvencio@vodamail.co.za

Last edited by Juvencio; 06-03-2007 at 10:30 AM.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 10:38 AM   #795
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My thoughts...

[QUOTE=Juvencio]im a windows use help!!!!!!!!!!!!



[QUOTE= why? all the programs i have not work on linux [/QUOTE]

Linux has some equivalent programs, KDE has Kaffeine for DVDs etc etc...there are ways of getting DVDs to work in Linux.

If you are tied into certain specific programs, than you are tied into the OS that they run on. Linux is about freedom, thats why I can't live without it. I can use Firefox, Konqueror, Mozilla . I can use Kaffeine or any other movie player. I like choosing between Juk, Amarok, or mpg123.

"soft modems" are cheap...they have to rely on the OS for them to work, and that OS is Windows. You have to design the hardware around the software. There are plenty of Linux compatible modems...

now! i get somewhare with linux and #@$%@#$%^^%$#@ lets go back to
windowes maybe vista this time.

You are free to choose Linux or Vista if you like. I do not hold it against you for making a choice. If you do not have the time and patience to learn something new, then stick with something old.

Remember: Linux !== Windows !== OSX !== BSD (!== is not identical to)
 
  


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