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Old 09-25-2009, 10:22 AM   #16
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You can report it, but **I** will not remove it. I think the question got addressed and the OP made a choice.

Some of us questioned why Windows would be put up against Fedora, and that was ignored (oh well...)

Fedora (and all Linuxes) certainly supports the number-pad on any keyboard I ever used with it---could it be that OP did not have numlock on? (oh well....)

Did OP consider dual-boot, VM, etc.? (oh well....)
 
Old 09-25-2009, 10:41 AM   #17
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I was thinking the same thing as shylock. Why no response to his questions?
I meant to shylock's questions. My English is shameful.
Anyways, I'm moving on.
 
Old 09-25-2009, 10:59 AM   #18
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Fedora (and all Linuxes) certainly supports the number-pad on any keyboard I ever used with it---could it be that OP did not have numlock on? (oh well....)
Ah, I'm pretty sure that's the case , since I have never faced any problems with any keyboards with Linux.
 
Old 09-26-2009, 07:11 AM   #19
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Aha! Some action.

Num Lock was a puzzle to me, as Fedora supported the other hardware better than other distros. This keyboard is the first iteration of MS Natural keyboard, certainly over ten years old (and the num lock was on).

Why Fedora? I have tried several distros over the past 18 mos and it is the only one that supported dual monitors with no modifications. I tried Mint, Centos, Ubuntu, and a couple of others. THey did not pass the dual monitor test.

Thanks for your wonderful comments and unqualified support . . .
 
Old 09-26-2009, 07:35 AM   #20
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Hello together,

regarding to the available software it is clear that windows seems to be the better choice. Also it is clear that windows 7 runs very well on this nice hardware. But what about security? I think that it would be better to wait with windows 7 until this becomes apparent.

Markus
 
Old 09-26-2009, 08:03 AM   #21
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as far as the original post goes, this comparison is for Lnx in general Vs Win7...
http://www.tuxradar.com/content/linux-vs-windows-7

& it does have a mention of Fedora 11 in it ...
& Fedora was better . . . .

Last edited by pierre2; 09-26-2009 at 08:07 AM.
 
Old 09-26-2009, 09:45 AM   #22
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Let's be fair----for many users, Windows is in fact a better choice. In this case, OP clearly put some effort into his decision. I always worry more about the Lemmings.


This is vaguely relevant:
5% are the leaders
30% are the doers
The rest are unaware that anything is happening

You can argue about the exact numbers, but the fact is that a majority of people are followers. 100% are followers in some degree.
 
  


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