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Old 10-26-2007, 10:14 AM   #16
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If Vista is nuked how can we know Linux is good when there isn't something inferior to compare with?
Haha, lucky for us that it doesn't look like Windoze is going anywhere, and I am pretty sure it will always be inferior to Linux.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 10:40 AM   #17
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Actually Vista is not bad because

(1) It copies Linux security arrangement by demanding the admin (root in Linux) password if a regular user touches a system file.

(2) It introduced 3D desktop similar to Linux

(3) It is the first MS WIndows trying to survive without being fed with drivers.

(4) It mimics Linux desktop and makes many think it is a Ubuntu.

(5) It now has a resizer program like Linux to alter the partition size.

I have said it before and still believe it. If Windoze were murdered one day one of the weapons stabbed into its heart would be a Linux Live CD.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 11:44 AM   #18
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I'll agree with everyone else who said "dual boot". But I also recommend that you do a drive image of your Vista install before proceeding, or at least make sure you can restore from restore disk(s).
 
Old 10-26-2007, 02:29 PM   #19
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Hi,

I think that having paid for Vista is not a reason to keep it or use it. It's just another reason to hate it :-). And since you already hate Vista, I think you could go for "total immersion" and install Linux only. That was the way I learned the most linux (that was also the way I finally learned French: no more translations from friends). "Total immersion" is the fastest way. Surely, it can be frustrating sometimes, but it works.

I would recommend (*)Ubuntu, but only because I know it better. If you have a friend that knows SuSE, then it may be good for you to go with SuSE and then you can ask him for help if you need it (not saying you cannot ask here also).

Regards
 
Old 10-26-2007, 05:20 PM   #20
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Actually Vista is not bad because

(1) It copies Linux security arrangement by demanding the admin (root in Linux) password if a regular user touches a system file.

(2) It introduced 3D desktop similar to Linux

(3) It is the first MS WIndows trying to survive without being fed with drivers.

(4) It mimics Linux desktop and makes many think it is a Ubuntu.

(5) It now has a resizer program like Linux to alter the partition size.

I have said it before and still believe it. If Windoze were murdered one day one of the weapons stabbed into its heart would be a Linux Live CD.
You're right, Vista is one of the better operating systems Windows has put out in some regards, but it is still a big, slow, resource intensive pig (it needs 2GB of memory to even run smooth and boot up in any sort of timely manner) and it doesn't allow flexibility or options anywhere near what Linux offers.

But, as much as I rag on it, I am interested in testing out Vista Ultimate as I believe it is probably based on the same general system as XP Pro, so it would probably run pretty well, if you have the right hardware.

Just my thoughts...
 
Old 10-27-2007, 08:15 AM   #21
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hi pradeep2002gs,

Vixta really looks like windows vista...I have downloaded & let me try it.
 
Old 10-28-2007, 08:10 PM   #22
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why destroy something that cost money
Because it sucks? Initial cost does not automatically produce value in keeping something.

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If Vista is nuked how can we know Linux is good when there isn't something inferior to compare with?
LOL. The thread starter already knows it's garbage. We can at least compare apples with apples. XP SP2 is the benchmark desktop OS while Vista is a joke. I'm sure they will fix it up, but if you have any number of years behind you, you will know that Microsoft alpha tests against beta testers and beta tests RTM versions .
 
  


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