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Old 01-28-2008, 11:38 AM   #31
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Hi,

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Say what?? I am confused - first of all: what has that website to do with LinuxForums?
Are they affiliated or something?
What is LinuxForums?

Sorry - got to plead ignorance on that one but I'll check it out.

Way I look at it it's just a completely personally biased website that has distro reviews that are fun to read but also coincide with some of the things I thought of some of the distros there.

Not that I would ever resort to the kind of language there.
The way the linked page references in the lead article the reader will be linked to LinuxForums. The here link in the opening paragraph links LinuxForums.

unSpawn is a mod here at LQ and favors LQ obviously. LinuxForums is just another venue. Each to his/her own!
 
Old 01-28-2008, 11:44 AM   #32
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Hi,
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Totally OT but why you push LinuxForums instead of LQ?
You should read what the posted referenced. The here in the opening paragraph links LinuxForum. Nothing wrong with a reference link.

As a mod why start something? No rules were broken.

A new LQ user, so why put them through hoops? If the informations what someone needs then use it. Not a closed forum here on LQ are we?

I do use LQ as my point of reference when applicable but there are other forums with information out there. I see LQ referenced a lot on other venues/forums.


edit: Some people would take offense to being told not to use something else. LQ is a great forum but not the only one with useful information.

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Old 01-28-2008, 01:00 PM   #33
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It's funny that every time I look up an issue with Linux on Google, there's always a post about it on linuxforums, but I have learned not to click on it, because there is never an answer posted
 
Old 01-28-2008, 02:12 PM   #34
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There seems to be 0ne distro that is favored by business which escapes the individual user. That distro is Xandros. I have tried dozens of distros and until I found Xandros I just gave up on Linux. I first saw it at a ship building yard running on some 150 clients and the IT manager told me it was not only bullet proof but ran most Windows software. I bought it and see the same. My old Windows Office and Photo Shop run much better and I can dig into Xandros without screwing it up.

Frank
 
Old 01-28-2008, 03:12 PM   #35
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There seems to be 0ne distro that is favored by business which escapes the individual user. That distro is Xandros. I have tried dozens of distros and until I found Xandros I just gave up on Linux. I first saw it at a ship building yard running on some 150 clients and the IT manager told me it was not only bullet proof but ran most Windows software. I bought it and see the same. My old Windows Office and Photo Shop run much better and I can dig into Xandros without screwing it up.

Frank
When you say tried many distros, I ask which one? Do not tell me fedora or Suse or mandriva or debian. Xandros is based on Debian Etch I believe. I used it from the 3.01 to the 3.02 version. It was nice and easy to use. It was great. The issue is that the commercial version includes crossover office which makes installing windows app a snap. Well, you could have any other distro and pay codeweaver for the software and you get the same thing.

Xandros is good though.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 05:54 PM   #36
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Hi,



The way the linked page references in the lead article the reader will be linked to LinuxForums. The here link in the opening paragraph links LinuxForums.

unSpawn is a mod here at LQ and favors LQ obviously. LinuxForums is just another venue. Each to his/her own!
Yeah - whatever... but now pls. fill me in the way you'd do a newborn because I still don't get it - pls. PM me no need to clutter the discussion anymore.

When I tap on the link it goes straight to the site I linked.
In case anybody ends up anywhere else than http://www.techiemoe.com/
something is wrong with I honestly don't know what and why or where would that have anything to do with Linuxforums
 
Old 01-28-2008, 06:02 PM   #37
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Hi,



The way the linked page references in the lead article the reader will be linked to LinuxForums. The here link in the opening paragraph links LinuxForums.

Not from here - nomeunderstand...........
 
Old 01-28-2008, 06:14 PM   #38
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First of all my apologies to the OP for slightly derailing this thread but this should be done now.


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fill me in the way you'd do a newborn because I still don't get it
Heh. It's just got some links to a particular forum, just wondering if the site was yours but clearly it ain't.
And you're right, it's got entertainment value.


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As a mod why start something? No rules were broken.
Uh. Adjusting your perception, it needs, of what moderators do ;-p
 
Old 01-28-2008, 06:35 PM   #39
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Heh. It's just got some links to a particular forum, just wondering if the site was yours but clearly it ain't.
And you're right, it's got entertainment value.
My site??

I don't have a site - never will.How in the whatever you got to that idea?
 
Old 01-28-2008, 06:38 PM   #40
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Heh. It's just got some links to a particular forum, just wondering if the site was yours but clearly it ain't.
And you're right, it's got entertainment value.
My site??

I don't have a site - never will.How in the whatever you got to that idea and why you'd spank me for it?
Mods are human after all ???

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Old 01-28-2008, 06:45 PM   #41
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Now you go and double post.. gonna have to hit him again I think...
 
Old 01-28-2008, 07:03 PM   #42
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by unSpawn View Post
First of all my apologies to the OP for slightly derailing this thread but this should be done now.

Heh. It's just got some links to a particular forum, just wondering if the site was yours but clearly it ain't.
And you're right, it's got entertainment value.

Uh. Adjusting your perception, it needs, of what moderators do ;-p
No need to attempt to adjust my perception. It doesn't need it either. Good moderators don't communicate in that manner, as others have point there is no need to regulate at that level. Maybe you should re-read the LQ rules. I do, just to remind myself.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 06:51 PM   #43
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::LOL::

Well... that was fun.

Anyway... as a follow-up... what distro is Arch based off of or is it its own unique thing? I kinda like what I see there... though my preference is still leaning to a minimal etch + my own choices install at this point. When Slackware gets to 64bit I will likely consider it... but I want to stick with 64bit.

I do appreciate all the advice that people have given me... and the other stuff gave me some good laughs.

Next step... programming in Python and C.

Speaking on that I found a really good site last night - http://projecteuler.net/ - and spent the last hour before bed knocking off three of the problems there. Nice site.

Thanks again all... I will update you on my adventure (I might even blog about it - we will see)
 
Old 01-29-2008, 06:57 PM   #44
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Arch was initially based on CRUX, but now it's pretty much a thing by itself.
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ArchLinux
 
Old 01-29-2008, 08:39 PM   #45
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Hi,

The 'Linux Distro Timeline' is a great reference.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links' .
 
  


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