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Old 01-16-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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i just successfully installed PCLinuxOS 2007 on a Toshiba Equim laptop.


My question is can i swap between laptops or is pclos2007 locked to the laptop/computer it was installed on ala windows xp?
 
Old 01-16-2009, 04:09 PM   #2
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What? It is free software and you can install it as many times as you would like, assuming that is what you want to know.

Or, if you have a live CD, you can just plug it in and use where you want, if that was your question.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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Hi,
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My question is can i swap between laptops or is pclos2007 locked to the laptop/computer it was installed on ala windows xp?
Welcome to LQ!

You are able to use the GNU/Linux under the GNU/GPL license. Therefore you can install on other machines as long as you abide by the license.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 01-17-2009, 04:23 AM   #4
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I strongly advice you to stay away from PCLinuxOS for the time being. If you use their main repositories you will see they haven't been updated since September. They still use Firefox 3.0 when the latest is 3.0.5 and their Opera is 9.50 when the latest is 9.63.

A total of eight security vulnerabilities are patched in Firefox 3.05 including three critical vulnerabilities. Critical vulnerabilities are described as vulnerabilities that require "no user interaction beyond normal browsing".

Opera Software have released Opera 9.6.3, a security update for the Opera web browser. Opera 9.6.3 has been released for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. Apart from updating the Presto rendering engine to version 2.1.1, fixes have been applied to a number of flaws which could allow arbitrary code to be executed. These included an vulnerability manipulating text input contents, a flaw in HTML parsing, a problem with log host names in file: URLs, script injection while previewing news feeds and problems with built in XSLT templates. These problems were rated "Extremely Severe" or "Highly Severe" by Opera, leading them to make Opera 9.6.3 a highly recommended update.

Unfortunately PCLinuxOS developers refuse to update their browsers and other software and when several people on their forums complain about this moderators call them "whiners".

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Old 01-17-2009, 10:12 AM   #5
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What i meant was ,could i move hard drives between computers to save on the hassle of installing on several hard drives. Im just dog lazy. I am very pleased with pclos2007 and their final release is brill. works very well on my Toshiba Equium . Wireless connections and all.All software updated automatically. If your still using Firefox 3, well thats your prob...the option to update is right there in front of you when you launch the program. Dont get bogged down in jargon. Thanks PCLOS2007for a real alternative to Gates's rubbish. and Artie, dont be so quick to condem, especially as you are a newbie like me... did you not think maybe just maybe its you and not the software that needs updating.

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Old 01-17-2009, 12:18 PM   #6
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Wink

I have moved HDs between different computers and for me it has always worked. If I install an os on one computer I can take out the HD and put it in another and for me the new computer has always booted with no problems. I don't know what would happen if you use different kinds of monitors or other hardware. But I only use desktops and standard HDs.

"Three critical security vulnerabilities" is jargon? I'm not sure what you mean about easy to update Firefox. I tried using the update option under Help in the browser but it's greyed out and I can't get it to work. Is there something wrong on my system? Can you update via the browser? If so please tell me how. I use the belnet repositories and can't find Firefox 3.0.5 in them in Synaptic. I was told that 3.0.5 is still in the testing repos but I was also told that using it could make my system unstable. That might be because they also use an old flash plugin version. I'll gladly take "possibly unstable" before I surf anywhere with critical security vulnerabilities! I use netbank and buy stuff with a Visa Card!

PCLinuxOS still use the Opera 9.50 browser, some problems were rated "Extremely Severe" and "Highly Severe" by Opera, leading them to make Opera 9.6.3 a highly recommended update, and I'm the one who needs updating?

I use the Opera 10 Alpha, latest Seamonkey, latest of everything in Puppy and feel perfectly safe. I don't condemn, just want to know why Firefox and Opera and pretty much everyone else (except possibly Microsoft... ) think it's very important to update their browsers but PCLinuxOS developers don't? Several people on their forums have been protesting and are called "whiners" by the moderators. Doesn't sound like a serious distro to me. Please see:

http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=52648.0

Artie

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Old 01-17-2009, 11:11 PM   #7
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I don't know much about PC Linux OS or whatever... but, most likely you'll have problems switching hard drives or using a hard drive image on another machine unless the hardware is identical. I'd just suggest installing again... and, it sounds like that distro is pretty dodgy. Why not try another, just for the thrill of it all?
 
Old 01-18-2009, 08:49 AM   #8
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Hi,

I've moved hdd between machines but normally I would have to adjust too the resident machine. The setup should be within the same processor family for compatibility. You would possibly have to adjust for resident hardware if the kernel doesn't recognize devices.
 
Old 01-18-2009, 09:35 AM   #9
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Arti I understand why you would discourage people from a system that is not up to date. I run pclinux2007 it is up to date not every one waits for some one to write a program then compile it and then package a rpm. you will find 2007 has all the tools to build what you need . any one can install 3.05 firefox and the xulruner and opera 9.63. just a little help and knowledge from the community. PclinuxOS is a very stable system . I have built some 2.6.27.tex kernels and they run fine.
as far as updates 90 percent of the updated programs can be compiled from rpm source files.
this is from a guy that kept mandrake 8.1 up to date till 2005.
Great thing about Free Software is it is free to change. live free.
 
Old 01-18-2009, 09:49 AM   #10
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reply to Eightdegreeswest if you install on a hard drive and get all the cool updates you need.
and you run the stock system. that uses only the stock vidieo driver and scripts. yes. you can. but I would also look at using minme OS. or puppylinux. I just carrie a cdrom for puppy that has my save file on a USB pen drive. then boot the cdrom. I do not ever need to carry a computer or laptop all over the country anymore. I just use a host computer.
Yes pull the hard drive out put it in the other one make sure it is the primary master and boot it. I have changed computers many times and kept my hard drive. That is the main reason for the kernel the modules are built in.
 
Old 01-18-2009, 10:26 AM   #11
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Drakeo did you read http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=52648.0 ? Anyone would assume that the latest browsers and other software were in the repositories and that when you updated with synaptic you had the latest and most secure software... why else would you update? But I'm not on a crusade here against PCLinuxOS or try to pick a fight. When I come across a reference to PCLinuxOS I will just tell people the truth and tell them to be careful when/if using it.

Artie
 
Old 01-19-2009, 01:08 AM   #12
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Quote:
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Drakeo did you read http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=52648.0 ? Anyone would assume that the latest browsers and other software were in the repositories and that when you updated with synaptic you had the latest and most secure software... why else would you update? But I'm not on a crusade here against PCLinuxOS or try to pick a fight. When I come across a reference to PCLinuxOS I will just tell people the truth and tell them to be careful when/if using it.

Artie
Your right you know most people do not build there own rpms. or compile from source.
 
  


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