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Well, hardware aside needing more memory. I feel XP is a better OS because it has more functionality then 2000. Of course if you do not need the extra functionality of XP, or can attain the same functionality with 3rd party applications, you are in the same spot using 2000.
then buy VmWARE from IBM. I use free software always I can. In fact, even in windows I use OpenOffice. But there are some times when there are just not free softwares taht do what you need. and I CERTAINLY don't care about M$'s or IBM's profits. they earn enough,
I don't support non-free software (i.e. closed source). I think sofrware should be free and avaiable to all of us... but when I need something that a demo version or a trial won't give me... I get a cracked copy...
Linux has MAINLY free software (and even though I shouldn't, by free I mean Open source). but there are some things (like winex) that are nor free... Or netscape... or vmware itself... or even the Nvidia drivers (which I need for my video card)... I don't like it... but If i haveto.. I use hem.
Ok... I have this situation: hda (1-boot 2-swap 5-root) hdb(1-home). When I freed a space on hdb, so I could install windows.... it said that it needed a space in the primary drive... I don't like some cocky OS trying to control how I organiza my stuff. so I've decided that there was no space for windows on my PC.
For what is worth... I used to have dual boot with 98SE and MDK9.0 (using LiLo) and I liked it very much....
about pirating software... I don't like being ripped off by some company... and, as I said, I use free software as often as I can... but when it comes to choose, between paying to a company that wants nothing but the annihilation of Linux.... I'm really not very supportive
I feel your pain Nu-Be. That's part of the reason i do drugs, but i don't stop. It's like a forien language. You just have to keep practicing! I didn't know squat at fisrt, but i know a good bit about computers and how they work more now. It's quite interesting.
THERE ISN'T ANY GOOD E-BOOK THAT TEACHES THE BASICS OF SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION. is there?
O'Reilly has some really good learning material.
If the person has less than 5 post, give them some slack.
I'd say give them some Mandrake or SuSE...much easier transition from Windows or Mac than Slack
if it can't find a C compiler, you might not have GCC installed, check to make sure it's there. use 'locate gcc' without the quotes,
If you're looking for an application, you'll get much more direct results using "which gcc"
what what the hell would you want a screensaver for??? new screen come with a demagetize option and if you want to lock your screen just use the lock option
They're pretty, sometimes fun, and some people like myself have old monitors (I have something burned into my screen from its previous owner). Personally I don't use screensavers...I just let the screen go black. Screensavers use unnecessary CPU cycles in my opinion.
Compaq computers are sold with windows OR linux.
This is a good thing, but I'd still prefer more distributors offering the option of NO operating system. I just go and repartition to my liking anyway.
Hardware support is not, and probably never will be perfect until Linux is popular enough that all devices have either drivers or specs.
Unfortunately Linux developers can't do much about this beyond requesting Linux drivers from hardware manufacturers or trying to blindly create drivers.
If we compare numbers (percentages) of the users from ten years ago and the users today... we will see a GREAT increase
That's not surprising, considering Linux isn't much older than that. I'd say go back less than 5 years and you'll see a huge increase in usage since GUI desktops and window managers have become much more usable.