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Old 08-12-2005, 11:44 AM   #1
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a few questions and a comment ;)


THIS IS THE BEST LINUX EVER!

i installed Linspire with caution on my other pc to check if its any good. I could not believe my eyes!

i installed windows 98,me,2000 and xp on that computer and i could not get the internet to work!. and now it works with linux .

Without a doubt. i deleted my Windows XP. and installed Linspire. and i am on day 2 now and still have no regrets of using it.

I have tried Mandrake, Suse 9.1 (which i could not install), red hat and knoppix.

But i love linspire . it just shows to the world that linux is going to take over the world .

But i got a few questions

1) I want to put skype on it. but i dont get the whole CNR thing. if i want to install something, i dont see a thing on my desktop or anywhere.

2) I also want to install WINE. but i have no idea how to.

Can anyone help me with these problems?
 
Old 08-12-2005, 12:56 PM   #2
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First off, you will have to be a paid CNR user to do it the "Linspire" way. Check out Linspire's own support documentation: http://help.linspire.com/cgi-bin/lin...ZnR3YXJl&p_li=
 
Old 08-12-2005, 06:52 PM   #3
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ehem ...

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i am on day 2 now and still have no regrets of using it.
2 days isn't enough time to have regrets about anything ... I only regret having got drunk on whisky on Friday 3 (three) days later when I go to work on Monday.

If you don't want CNR you may not be a Linspire person after all, I'd suggest trying mandrake again ... Linux is alot about trial and error. Try several times, though back up everything before you do so.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 07:37 PM   #4
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Re: a few questions and a comment ;)

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Originally posted by dragonforce
THIS IS THE BEST LINUX EVER! :D

i installed Linspire with caution on my other pc to check if its any good. I could not believe my eyes!

i installed windows 98,me,2000 and xp on that computer and i could not get the internet to work!. and now it works with linux :D.

Without a doubt. i deleted my Windows XP. and installed Linspire. and i am on day 2 now :) and still have no regrets of using it.

I have tried Mandrake, Suse 9.1 (which i could not install), red hat and knoppix.

But i love linspire :). it just shows to the world that linux is going to take over the world :).
Heh - if Linspire were the future of Linux I'm off to BSD
pastures ;} ... any maker of a distro that has root as
the default user should be shot.

Glad it blows our skirt, though. Personally I can't stand it.



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-13-2005, 12:26 AM   #5
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but i dont get the whole CNR thing
Click the CNR icon in the right hand corner of the taskbar. Sign in. (You purchased Linspire with CNR, have subscribed to it, or perhaps the moon is in the 7th house, who knows...) Browse the "warehouse" and click on the icons. They are described in a box on the page. The software will download (including any aditional needed packages) and install on your computer. There are Click and Buy programs hidden about. Hmmm...
I do not see skype on a quick check. Wine is there. Not sure what a default intall will give you.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 12:51 AM   #6
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Linspire is Linux? Why pay for Free software?

Try Ubuntu or MEPIS.
 
Old 08-13-2005, 12:55 AM   #7
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Linspire is Linux? Why pay for Free software?
Hey, did you see the OP's comment that he liked Linspire.
Linspire is definately Linux.
Why butt in just to post a comment like that?
 
Old 08-13-2005, 12:51 PM   #8
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Originally posted by 2damncommon
Hey, did you see the OP's comment that he liked Linspire.
Linspire is definately Linux.
Why butt in just to post a comment like that?
If you say so. *sarcasm*

Linspire is linux that looks and acts like windows, up to and including running as root so you can easily screw your entire system up very easily. I merely suggested a couple of other distros that are just as simple to use.

And running a system for "2 days" is not enough time to decide anything. Wait til he tries to install a package that isn't in CNR. Besides what is the point in paying for "free software", if he was running a true Debian system or a Debian based distro like Ubuntu, MEPIS he would have access to over 16000 packages for free. More if you add repositories from www.apt-get.org . Synaptic shows that I have over 23k packages available.

Xandros does the same thing; most if not all of the apps in the Xandros Network are "free software". And yet people pay the $39/yr to be able to click and install. Like using Synaptic to install apps is difficult.


If he is happy with Linspire and it does what he needs then good for him.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 07:12 PM   #9
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If you say so. *sarcasm*
Linspire is linux...
You say so too.

You seem to be mistaking the present thread for this one.

How about we let people respond to the OP's questions?
 
Old 08-14-2005, 07:29 PM   #10
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my hdd likes linux thats for sure .

i am now running knoppix 3.9. to see if it had skype and a windows emulator. Since the KPlayer in linspire was crashing. (and realplayer and lsongs were playing my music without any sound plus i had a startup sound, messenger sound but no music).

So i tought. what the heck . i could as well try knoppix. And i was stunned that the 3.9 ( i used 3.6 before) had more programs than linspire, was more stable, no lag and looked better!.

Thanx for all the kind replies. and i hope that i can get skype and wine running under it ( i read the support and tried. but failed with the commands)

And i will keep my eyes on other distros for sure. Does anyone know of a distro that comes with skype and wine?

I am looking forward to you' re replies.

ps. English is not my native language so please dont mind my bad english
 
Old 08-14-2005, 07:45 PM   #11
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And i will keep my eyes on other distros for sure. Does anyone know of a distro that comes with skype and wine?
Mepis. And it's Knoppix-based, so if you like Knoppix...
 
Old 08-14-2005, 08:43 PM   #12
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Distributions

You need to think of Linspire as a more stable and more secure distribution of Windows, rather than thinking about it as a distribution of GNU/Linux. It is based on Debian, of course. And even with the CNR subscription, it is still less expensive than a new Windows OS.

While I am not sure that Linspire is the future of GNU/Linux, the approach that they take is closer to the approach needed to make GNU/Linux take over the home desktop market - easy download and install, all of the crap you could possibly want to add to your machine, fewer worries about worms, spyware and so forth, and they are putting some effort into trying to have drivers for the proprietary hardware that is pretty rampant right now.

Linspire would play mp3 music that I downloaded onto the hard drive, although it would not play directly from a CD. Most other distros I tried will not produce any sound on the proprietary sound card on my machine (Gateway - forgive me).
 
Old 08-14-2005, 09:40 PM   #13
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You need to think of Linspire as a more stable and more secure distribution of Windows, rather than thinking about it as a distribution of GNU/Linux.
To say Linspire is a distribution of Windows is incorrect and stupid. Linspire is definitely linux, it uses the linux kernel, X and KDE. Linspire is also based on Debian so you will still be able to use dpkg, apt-get and Synaptic.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 09:59 PM   #14
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Linspire is also based on Debian so you will still be able to use dpkg, apt-get and Synaptic.
Theoretically, that may be true, but when I tried out Linspire 5.0, I wasn't able to use apt-get/Synaptic.
 
Old 08-14-2005, 10:45 PM   #15
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So i tought. what the heck . i could as well try knoppix. And i was stunned that the 3.9 ( i used 3.6 before) had more programs than linspire, was more stable, no lag and looked better!.
Knoppix is great.

The mods may not like me saying this but, dragonforce, if the current thread does not get people responding to your real questions you may consider starting a thread with a better title. New user wanting to run skype and wine in Linux, or such. People can probably respond to your question about skype but wine does not run everything perfectly, you may wish to state exactly what you want it for.

Good Luck.
 
  


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