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View Poll Results: Will you completely leave windows after switching to Linux ??
Yes, I Hate Piracy so Thats why i Hate Windows 22 53.66%
NO , Windows Let me to Computer World, How could I ?? 6 14.63%
Doestn't matter u stick with windows or linux.. 8 19.51%
I will create a new powerful operating system above both. 5 12.20%
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:32 PM   #16
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does it mean first i have to think whether for which distro i have to compile kernel then i have to compile...istn't it a distribution independent phenomena......
It IS distribution independent. The howtos are distribution focused to make it easier for you.

A lot of times you can use your distribution's package manager to handle "installing" the source code. Sometimes it's easier to do it using the package manager than to use the tarballs.
 
Old 12-18-2007, 01:24 AM   #17
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I have been Windows free since October
I have been Windoze-free since 2003. After more than a decade of struggling to stabilise Windoze, I'd had enough. I abandoned the Micro$oft vision of world domination, and never looked back. Welcome aboard, PlantMan!
 
Old 12-18-2007, 04:47 PM   #18
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Leaving Windows

I had to vote yes on this because there was no option for "I haven't used Windows since 1993." All my work and home systems have run and will continue to run Linux (or occasionally some other *NIX flavor).
 
Old 12-19-2007, 03:09 PM   #19
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The question is moot

The question is moot... What really matters is what kind of apps you intend to run. MS Office is by far the best word processor there is, to make a specific example. There are eg quite a few addon apps for Word that is a must have that just won't work with OpenOffice (implied if running linux). To cut it shortly, linux does some things really good and so does windows. What OS is the best is so eighties (and slightly moronic to ask nowadays 8-) and as such completely of no consequence whatsoever. My two oere...

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Old 12-19-2007, 04:24 PM   #20
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The question is moot... What really matters is what kind of apps you intend to run. MS Office is by far the best word processor there is, to make a specific example. There are eg quite a few addon apps for Word that is a must have that just won't work with OpenOffice (implied if running linux). To cut it shortly, linux does some things really good and so does windows. What OS is the best is so eighties (and slightly moronic to ask nowadays 8-) and as such completely of no consequence whatsoever. My two oere...
Heh. "What OS is the best is so eighties (and slightly
moronic to ask nowadays 8-) and as such completely of
no consequence whatsoever."

About as funny (or moot) as stating that Word is the best
word processor. I find it hard to use, counter-productive
and a major pain in the proverbial. As far as I'm concerned
people should be using LaTeX ;} and not bother with word
processors in the first place.
Code:
"Uncle Cosmo ... why do they call this a word processor?"

"It's simple, Skyler ... you've seen what food processors do to food,
right?"
                -- MacNelley, "Shoe"


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-20-2007, 03:57 PM   #21
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The question is moot... What really matters is what kind of apps you intend to run. MS Office is by far the best word processor there is, to make a specific example. There are eg quite a few addon apps for Word that is a must have that just won't work with OpenOffice (implied if running linux). To cut it shortly, linux does some things really good and so does windows. What OS is the best is so eighties (and slightly moronic to ask nowadays 8-) and as such completely of no consequence whatsoever. My two oere...
saying MS Office is the best is a matter of opinion, I could just as well say IE 6 is the best web browser invented
 
Old 12-21-2007, 08:54 AM   #22
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About as funny (or moot) as stating that Word is the best
word processor. I find it hard to use, counter-productive
and a major pain in the proverbial. As far as I'm concerned
people should be using LaTeX ;} and not bother with word
processors in the first place.
To each their own. 8-)

FWIW, I refer to pre-MS Office 2007 offices. The latest incarnation is, well to put it mildly, not that user-friendly and really rather clunky and cumbersome IMO.

You'd be surprised how many die-hard-linux users revert to MS Word when it comes to writing sci-papers with references using Endnote (although they probably won't admit to it). I work at a uni. I've seen it all. 8-]

I only know of one guy who claims using latex; he supposedly wrote his senior high final paper (this is a diffucult-to-translate-swedish school-level paper) using latex and linux v1.somethingorother in the mid 90s. Supposedly took him three times longer or whatever, including time to start over using Word, before giving *that* up and goinf back to latex.

Personally I prefer vi in both windows and linux... 8-)
 
Old 12-21-2007, 08:57 AM   #23
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saying MS Office is the best is a matter of opinion, I could just as well say IE 6 is the best web browser invented
Of course. That's what I tried to say. It all depends on what apps you plan to use, and that in itself is further split down to personal preferences.

To again use a specific example, I prefer using MS Word for my word-processing needs. I also use vi for my smaller editing needs in both windows and linux, which's another example.
 
Old 12-21-2007, 02:26 PM   #24
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You'd be surprised how many die-hard-linux users revert to MS Word when it comes to writing sci-papers with references using Endnote (although they probably won't admit to it). I work at a uni. I've seen it all. 8-]
And I've seen people despair over trying to write their thesis
in winword (1, ..., 97-2003) and happily modifying it in Open
Office after word garbled it.

Quote:
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I only know of one guy who claims using latex; he supposedly wrote his senior high final paper (this is a diffucult-to-translate-swedish school-level paper) using latex and linux v1.somethingorother in the mid 90s. Supposedly took him three times longer or whatever, including time to start over using Word, before giving *that* up and goinf back to latex.
And I know ones who needed to do Scientific papers and gave up
on Word quickly, and even learnt how to use LaTeX from scratch (and
being very happy with the move) because they didn't need to worry
much about anything ever after. Some of them love LaTeX so much,
they carry on using it after University, and some of them even
included LaTeX messages into their daily life, e.g. exclaiming
"Badness 2000!""


Quote:
Originally Posted by adrian_vg@yahoo.com View Post
Personally I prefer vi in both windows and linux... 8-)
Good on yah.


Cheers,
Tink

Last edited by Tinkster; 12-21-2007 at 02:33 PM. Reason: Forgot comment on last quote
 
Old 12-22-2007, 12:19 AM   #25
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Talking

I wiped the windows partition and installed my original copy of XPHome in VirtualBox on my Mepis 7 host.
 
Old 12-22-2007, 05:55 PM   #26
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linux is gr8.....windows lies nowhere
 
  


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