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Old 07-26-2003, 07:41 PM   #1
redwolf
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Registered: Jul 2003
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Exclamation Made the switch to Linux..finally!


I first tried Linux a few years back..it was a previous release of Mandrake..it worked ok...but I still wasn't able to really do anything. I've used Windows 98/ME and XP. That's great and all..but it seemed like the OS's were very unstable, not very secure, full of bugs, and I had to keep upgrading almost every time. I just installed RedHat 9 . The installation was great..I really liked the new graphical installer, auto partitioning. The desktop Managers are fantastic (I use KDE), and it found all my hardware without any problems at all. The networking was a breeze ( I am on cable...found that right away). It just seems so much nicer..everything can be configured to how you want it, it runs NICELY on 256mb of ram (just need a larger HD). I use OpenOffice for documents and other workstuff, and I can set the KDE environment to function like MAC, or Windows...etc.

I need a few Windows apps..so I installed Wine..and they run without and problems, I am still learning Linux..but it seems like the whole OS (all the current distros) is much more refined and cleaned up. My USB printer works great..and I can set up a secure login for multiple users. If anyone is looking to change..I HIGHLY recommend RH9 (or any other recent distribution). Thank you to all the people that have contributed to the recent releases..the hard work shows. It's a nice and streamlined OS
 
Old 07-26-2003, 08:18 PM   #2
darin3200
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Congratulations. Have fun
 
Old 07-27-2003, 03:27 AM   #3
dalek
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Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Mississippi USA
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Talking IMHO

I think Mandrake 9.1 is great to. It's similiar to Redhat 9 but it's great. I only use Linux and I love it. Only problems are the ones I create on my own.

 
Old 07-27-2003, 03:41 AM   #4
Muddy
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Registered: May 2002
Location: Ohio
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Welcome back brother!
*removes "kick me I use windoze" sign from redwolf's back*
 
Old 08-06-2003, 06:18 PM   #5
xpn
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Registered: Aug 2003
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Hey! I thought instead of being a "n00b" and opening a new thread I just continue under one..... anyway today I took the plunge ordered a dirt cheap video card from ebay and am currently installing Redhat 9 on a K62/333 box... probally wont do much except learn stuff =) Just thought Id share and introduce myself because im sure Ill be on these forums a lot asking questions!


P.S. Hurray for google!
 
Old 08-06-2003, 06:25 PM   #6
hecresper
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Registered: Dec 2002
Location: California
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How did you about installing Wine? Did you just follow the docs that it came with or some online source? Thanks.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 06:30 PM   #7
Proud
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Registered: Dec 2002
Location: England
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Try http://frankscorner.org and use the WineTools to create the virtual windows drive, but try using the command line for installing apps. And concider making a new user account on your system just for using wine, just to reduce the tangles.
 
  


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