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Old 12-19-2010, 10:56 PM   #61
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Is pclinuxos based on Mandriva?
To install Wine, can download the one for mandriva and install in pclinuxos?
 
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:01 PM   #62
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The WORST Linux distribution is Linux XP.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 08:08 AM   #63
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Forget the suggestions and go to www.distrowatch.com and choose a distro. If you don't like it, try another one. You'll eventually find one that suits your needs.

That's what makes distro hopping cool -- it's an adventure.
Could not be said better dv502.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 10:19 AM   #64
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@ ichase and dv502:
if you have a average to fast internet connection that is..

Tiger said he had a very slow one, thus distro hopping would not so much being the case..
in his/her case it takes ages to download a cd or dvd image, for a distro.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 10:47 AM   #65
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Hi,

I'll add a thought to the mix: Some Gnu/Linux provide a CD/DVD for the asking. You just need to go to the web site and fill out the proper information then presto you may receive a copy via snail mail if the local laws permit.

Another source would be to locate a local user group (LUG) from Linux User Groups which is a world list. OP could check out a local University Bookstore or Student Affairs for possible acquisition of a valid copy. Some professional societies provide Gnu/Linux that may suit your needs.

Even magazines at times provide a Disk with the mag/rag.

All kinds of online CD/DVD sources: Welcome to CheapBytes is just one of many.

HTH!
 
Old 12-20-2010, 10:49 AM   #66
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@ ichase and dv502:
if you have a average to fast internet connection that is..

Tiger said he had a very slow one, thus distro hopping would not so much being the case..
in his/her case it takes ages to download a cd or dvd image, for a distro.
I know what you mean. Back in the mid 90s, I too had dialup. I've purchased my distros online and offline until cable and/or DSL was available in my area.

Believe or not, Compusa, which is out of business, sold linux distros back then. They sold Redhat, Slackware, Suse, Mandrake,turbolinux and even FreeBSD (not linux of course).

I remembered the prices ranged from $29.95 to around $59.95. It depended on the package like basic or deluxe.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 11:18 AM   #67
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Well...I see you are now a Moderator.

Even though we both cross each others hairs in the past, I wish you the best of luck and congrats.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 11:26 AM   #68
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Hi,

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Well...I see you are now a Moderator.

Even though we both cross each others hairs in the past, I wish you the best of luck and congrats.
Working to make everyone's LQ experience enjoyable, interesting & worth time spent.

That's fair, I am one with varied opinions.

I wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.”- Theodore Roosevelt
 
Old 12-20-2010, 11:30 AM   #69
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We come to a forum that is endorsed by Slackware that says it all for me.

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Old 12-20-2010, 12:03 PM   #70
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how to keyin chinese word in pclinuxos?
 
Old 12-20-2010, 12:24 PM   #71
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problem, pclinuxos English does not support chinese characters,
only firefox has its own chinese coding
 
Old 12-20-2010, 12:57 PM   #72
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how to keyin chinese word in pclinuxos?
You really should make separate threads for separate issues.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 07:49 PM   #73
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slackware will be my next try
 
Old 12-22-2010, 12:01 PM   #74
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actually Opensuse is very nice, very powerful.
 
Old 12-22-2010, 01:03 PM   #75
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um since you have a slow internet speed...
another sugestion is to see if you have a LUG support group around Malasia.
If so go to one of them and see all the linux OS in action and test drive them while you are there,
see if folks have a spare ISO disk you can have or you can try to locate a source to use a higher speed download.

I'd go to a LUG if one was around where I live
but it seems that the closest ones
are either in PA or mid-state NY for me
meh but enough about me
 
  


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