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Old 01-09-2003, 08:04 PM   #76
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Re: Linux is great, but can you live without Windows?


I would like to see the response to this question on a Windows forum

I'm pretty new to Linux, tried it a couple of times in the past (Coral & RH 6) but ran into probs so left it for a while.

Now I've built up my own network purely to learn more and Linux had to be a part of it.

SuSE 8.0 - (Just starting) External Server - has to be Linux right! I've a cable modem so want security/stability, will run web server/FTP as I learn more.

Win2k Server - Domain Controller, Profiles, Pogram Sharing etc.

Win2k Workstation - Web Design, Database development and gaming + some other stuff

WinXP Pro - (Girlfriend's PC, always fixing)

WinXP Pro - Laptop used in and out of work so needs to be compatible. Will change to SuSE soon.

Will I ever leave Windows completly? Maybe not. I like having the different systems and while they are out there I'm going to want to know what is going on with them.

How easy is remote admin with Linux and windows? both over an internal network and over the internet? What Linux software is there to remote admin a windows box?
 
Old 01-09-2003, 08:23 PM   #77
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over the internet ssh is the only way to go in my opinion
on a private lan you can use anything, I still use ssh

if you want gui tools I guess it's webmin, or what I use is vnc.

vnc lets you run your servers desktop on any pc, on the internet you need to use ssh to send the vnc data over to be secure

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Old 01-09-2003, 09:47 PM   #78
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I been using linux RedHat for about 5 months now and i have no need to get back to windows. I run my games ( unreal tournament 2003, quake 3, and quake 3 TA ) just fine... In matter of fact I run them better on linux then I ever did in windows ( get better framerate, V-sync act better, so on and so on). Programming?? I'm still learning.. but one thing is for sure I'm not going out paying 1000 for a cobol complier... well I'm not paying 300 for a C or a C++ complier ( Take that Winblows ). Linux is a far better learn tool than Winblows so I'm great with Linux and sick of Winblows closed in cage. If Windows go open source and act like they want the user to fell like they are in a big open field then I will try it again, but until then no windows for me I have everything here. even Telnet works in linux ( couldn't get it to run in windows xp and Pine was sh@t ).

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Old 08-03-2003, 02:15 AM   #79
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Can you live without windows?

Yes, you sure can

I ahve been using linux over 3 weeks now. My main computer is Linux Redhat 9.

But my Server is windows 2k pro (Gonna change to rh9 once I finish downlading some files).

My dad's computer is Windows XP Pro (He has trouble just doing basic things like opening word, so he would have a heart attack at linux)

My mum's computer is Windows XP Pro (She needs it for her studies and Linux would confuse her too much)

My schools network is mostly windows (I have to help all the time. We updated the network a while ago, and I knew how to do it, but the other techs didnt, so I had to help do it.)

If I could teach my mum and dad (Lost cause) on how to use linux, my entire network would be Linux. I dont play games on Linux, I play MP3's, do 3d stuff in blender, watch movie and write storys. Thats all.

Very satisfied Linux user.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 04:40 AM   #80
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I gave my mom an old Pentium 1 Compaq laptop at 100 mhz.

She's on a road trip and needed something to wordprocess with, so I put Vector LInux onto it.

She couldn't be happier, and has actually asked me to put linux onto her main computer, after she played with the Gimp for a while and liked it better than photoshop

And me?

Well I reformatted my partitions last night, backuped up my music, and I'm all Slackware 9.0 now. Enjoying Castle Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory immensely

-Shade
 
Old 08-03-2003, 09:40 AM   #81
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I also almost live without Windoze, excet for the Simplified Chinese input system in MDK 9.1 is so poor and so difficult to get going, so for the Chinese we need to re-boot to Windoze2K, which has a fantastic Chinese input system, that is the only reason I still use Windoze.. Windoze is light years ahead of Linux when it comes to Chinese. Like I said I prefere to un-install Windoze and use only Linux, but how to when I need the Chinese Input system ?
 
Old 08-03-2003, 01:14 PM   #82
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i have been using linux for 4 years but for the last 2 years i havent used a windows machine can live happliy witout it i can do anything i want to do(except gaming which i dont do so np for me)
 
Old 08-05-2003, 06:28 AM   #83
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in a brand new laptop like mine...I still have to use winbloze..it's a pain in the butt, but oh well....laptop development is slower than desktop you know....
However my linux runs just fine....it's just a couple of bugs I need to fix, hehe.
Ciao.

zLinuxz
 
Old 08-05-2003, 07:30 AM   #84
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the question is really good and YES, I can live without windows.

i have read somewhere that gates compared Linux to a cancer that contaminates everything it touches and in my case it has become true. I first installed RH 7.1 in my 17 GB temp. HDD to dual boot with win98, as I used that disk as a backup. Slowly I was drawn into linux and now RH9 sits by itself in that disk. My other disk now boots between RH7.3, FreeBSD and Win2k, but I have not booted in Win for a while.

I now think I know why Microsoft is so afraid of linux as I was a serious windows fan till 2001 and liked it even though I knew a bit of Unix.

My only problem is the nVidia drivers that my graphics card uses,
and i am hoping that soon things will change in this front.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 12:31 PM   #85
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I use linux for *everything* I do: programming, text editing, playing games, etc...

IMHO linux is now a viable solution for home users...
 
Old 08-05-2003, 04:35 PM   #86
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no windows here...linux only!
 
Old 08-05-2003, 04:46 PM   #87
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I just got started on mandrake(i want an easy distro). im going to use it as much as possible for graphic editing (gimp, cinepaint, sodipodi, kontour), cad(qcad, powercad)
as well as a lot of 3dmodelling (blender, k3d and so on)

Problem is, as a architecturestudent, i need 3dmodelling tools that measure every shape exactly and i havent found any linuxsoftware (opejn source) that do this. If you have any tips please msg me.

I use a fast laptop with windows xp to do my advanced modelling in (3dsmax, rhinocerous, autocad, bentley...)
until ive found a opensource replacement for autocad, rhinocerous and 3ds, im stuck with windows
 
Old 08-05-2003, 05:44 PM   #88
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I use linux only. I got rid of windows about 8 months ago cause it crashed on me (for the 1000000000000 time). so i wont ever touch windows again.

Why pay for crap(windows) when you can get excellent(*nix) for free?
 
Old 08-06-2003, 02:49 AM   #89
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Been using linux for about almost 2 yrs now. Been win free for about 1 year. I kept windows around for games... it took me awhile to realize how little games i actually played. Played them mostly to blow off steam when not developing....once ut/ut2003, RTCW came out i totally got rid of windows. its amazing how comforting it is to not have windows on my system. At work we have 6 Linux boxes soon to be 7, its nice to concentrate ON work and not on maintenance.

Window Manager: IceWM
Web: Firebird, Limewire, Sylpheed
Media: Xine/MPlayer, alsaplayer
Graphics: GIMP(im not much of a graphics guy)
Development: everything....the inherent development flexibility of linux is unmatched by windows.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 12:32 PM   #90
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Quote:
Originally posted by LILLY4117
I just got started on mandrake(i want an easy distro). im going to use it as much as possible for graphic editing (gimp, cinepaint, sodipodi, kontour), cad(qcad, powercad)
as well as a lot of 3dmodelling (blender, k3d and so on)

Problem is, as a architecturestudent, i need 3dmodelling tools that measure every shape exactly and i havent found any linuxsoftware (opejn source) that do this. If you have any tips please msg me.

I use a fast laptop with windows xp to do my advanced modelling in (3dsmax, rhinocerous, autocad, bentley...)
until ive found a opensource replacement for autocad, rhinocerous and 3ds, im stuck with windows
Maybe you could give maya a try!
 
  


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