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Old 03-14-2005, 04:54 AM   #31
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Progeny Debian?
 
Old 05-02-2005, 01:00 PM   #32
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There is a distro that was designed to be EXACTLY like windows. It was so alike windows they got sued by microsoft. They then had to change the name of lindows, now its called linspire.
 
Old 05-02-2005, 07:16 PM   #33
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If that's what you want, there's a product from Redmond, WA that you might like...
 
Old 05-02-2005, 09:39 PM   #34
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Originally posted by RobNyc
Not at all, not the windows look or feel
i Just meant for something with Huge REpository, works, good community, free, and good to learn and have and use
Debian . You get all that, and choice between uber-stable (Woody - stable), solid desktop (Sarge - testing), cutting edge (Sid - unstable) and bleeding edge (experimental). Sid is a bit behind the times until Sarge goes stable (hopefully quite soon) due to technical ties with Sarge during the freeze, but then all the super-new linux goodness will be flooding in as if a dam had burst.
 
Old 05-03-2005, 02:56 AM   #35
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I get a few Linux distrobutions in the mail every month with my Linux Format DVD subscription and I must say that out of all of the distros that I've tried Mempis blew me away as far as hardware detection goes. It actually detected and properly configured my laptop winmodem.

SuSE is also very good for newbies, it's also similar to Windows (Winblows for the tacky). Yast definatly set's it apart from other distrobutions. No you do not have to pay for update's I don't care what anyone say's. Security updates are completely free.

KDE is allot like using the Windows interface. It's also pretty much the same distrobution to distrobution; and I've installed and configured quite a few of them.

So in conclusion use Slackware 10.1 because it's the best.
 
Old 05-03-2005, 09:21 AM   #36
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May be "Lindows" wud help you but involves licensing or payment ....
 
Old 05-03-2005, 09:22 AM   #37
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Oops...its Linspire....

Sorry for that...but that's one with more of "Windows" like things...
 
Old 05-03-2005, 09:55 AM   #38
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Oops...its Linspire....

Sorry for that...but that's one with more of "Windows" like things...
Since part of the criteria is a huge and free repository, and you have to pay to use click-n-run, I think that pretty much knocks it out of the running.
 
Old 05-03-2005, 01:12 PM   #39
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www.mepis.com

Super easy to use, debian based, lots of eyecandy, Kde desktop by default. FREE to download, donateware $10 if you feel like it.

Try it, you will enjoy it.

I tried Mandrake and found it to be a dependency hell or have to settle with old repositories.

Gentoo -- After a couple of weeks of working through the install I finally decided that it was to much of a pain to maintain. Others love it though!

Ubuntu -- Has sound issues, check their forums they admit to it.

Mepis -- Worked, probably not the most powerful version of linux but much better than windows. The repositories are pretty current and it is easy to use. All the good none of the bad.

Kezz

Last edited by KezzerDrix; 05-03-2005 at 01:18 PM.
 
Old 05-07-2005, 02:31 AM   #40
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The most Complete distro ?
 
Old 05-07-2005, 07:59 AM   #41
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Unhappy no one can replace windows xp ?

As a matter of fact,there isnt any distro to replace windows xp .

only mac osx or maybe windows xp itself ???

i think linux isnt ready for desktop and productivity work ..?

 
Old 05-07-2005, 08:11 AM   #42
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Re: no one can replace windows xp ?

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As a matter of fact,there isnt any distro to replace windows xp .

only mac osx or maybe windows xp itself ???

i think linux isnt ready for desktop and productivity work ..?

And your on this site because.... ??

I haven't used Windows or any of its products, software for Windows at home in nearly 3 years. Hadn't used it in the past year for my job. Do I think it can be fully used as a desktop system? Sure, cause I've been doing it for many years now and quite frankly, think its more powerful and more robust than any Windows product.

I think the people who say Windows can't be replaced, Linux isn't ready are the ones who just don't know how to use any other OS, they don't understand it and they should just keep using Windows. It's either that or your just a troll.. all pun intended. If your only going to be posting and spreading the gospel on Windows to Linux users, your on the wrong site bud!

But if you want an intelligent debate, perhaps you should search for our massive ongoing Windows vs Linux thread we have on this site and actually state some facts with your posts if you truly think there is no Distro that can replace Windows..

I wouldn't want a distro to replace Windows.. I like to stay bug and virus free.. I also like my OS to come with just about every program I need to use my computer for, instead of installing my OS, then my drivers, then my programs, then customizing.. installing some adaware program along with virus protection.. and the list goes on an on..
 
Old 05-07-2005, 08:25 AM   #43
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Wink sorry tux !!i never mean to hurt you

sorry tux !!i never mean to hurt you !!!

its just my feeling about desktop OS .....

Never mind ...and dont shout please.

 
Old 05-07-2005, 08:28 AM   #44
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Re: sorry tux !!i never mean to hurt you

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Never mind ...and dont shout please.
THIS WOULD BE SHOUTING!!...
 
Old 12-07-2005, 08:30 PM   #45
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Xandros?
compared to xp?????

I thought it was limited too when I first set it up. I thought so for two weeks. Linux goes to tinsel town I thought. But you know, the more I use it the more I like it. Its easy to customise with just the apps I want but it remains featherwight and fast - especially compared to the overweight suse 9.2s I've got on other machines. In standard kit it takes only gb of hard disk. I can flick between different logins, watch video clips, I can do anything I want .. fast.
I think of Xandros as my racing car.
No, its much more than a pretty face.
REally then i must try xandros again
how fast is your pc
and which version
how much apps have u installed
 
  


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