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Old 11-03-2003, 11:33 PM   #1
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Lindows.... what do you slackers.. think about it


Yeah... what do ya... think about it???
 
Old 11-03-2003, 11:54 PM   #2
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A big fat scam? :)

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Old 11-04-2003, 12:22 AM   #3
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Hmmm, Lindows....Windows....what do I think? Separated by 10 letters.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:22 AM   #4
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Hate
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:43 AM   #5
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Don't you have to PAY for that?!
 
Old 11-04-2003, 12:19 PM   #6
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The idea was good. Run ALL windows apps on linux. When it neared completion, this appeared to be run SOME windows apps on linux. now it isn't more than the average linux distro, only whit a windows look and wine installed by default.
And you have to pay for it. There are much better, free linux distros(slackware, anyone?) available..

so, no I don't really like it.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 12:35 PM   #7
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Originally posted by KaiGoth
Don't you have to PAY for that?!
So would you think the same about Slackware if you couldn't get it for free? Its not all about free as in free beer you know..

What is the point of this thread? Lets not let this thread get out of hand and lets not let it turn into a bashing of Lindows thread. If you don't have anything constructive to say, don't say it. If you have a reason in why you don't like Lindows, state it in a constructive manner.

Regards.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:00 PM   #8
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Originally posted by trickykid
So would you think the same about Slackware if you couldn't get it for free? Its not all about free as in free beer you know..

What is the point of this thread? Lets not let this thread get out of hand and lets not let it turn into a bashing of Lindows thread. If you don't have anything constructive to say, don't say it. If you have a reason in why you don't like Lindows, state it in a constructive manner.

Regards.
If I had to pay for it? Maybe. But since I like Slack, I do pay for it, by MY choice. Since we're talking about beer here , I'll pay for all the Guiness I can drink, but you can keep all the free Pabst you find!

I also like CrossOver and have renewed my "pay" support contract for it for another year. But then again, they've actually customized an emulated windows environment so I can finaly use Visio under Linux. Standard wine won't run Visio without a LOT of configuration. To me, someone else doing the work is worth paying for.

I just don't believe in paying for something that really isn't much more than somebody elses product with a pretty little wrapper. But why should I pay for something that DOES NOT do anything you can't do for free, AND doesn't do anything better than other free AND pay products out there? You really don't think PRICE is worth consideration in your decisions?

And why don't you elsewhere? I don't know your financial background, and you don't know mine. You wanna pay for my licenses? Your "constructive" / "bashing" comment should be taken into account by its author as well.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:00 PM   #9
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And why don't you elsewhere? I don't know your financial background, and you don't know mine. You wanna pay for my licenses? Your "constructive" / "bashing" comment should be taken into account by its author as well.
I wasn't my eyes at you sir. The second portion of my posts was intended for everyone.

I didn't say I didn't agree with you, I just made a general warning being a Moderator to not allow this thread just turn into a useless bashing thread.

Post constructively or don't post at all.

Regards.

(PS. I wouldn't spend a dime on Lindows myself)
 
Old 11-04-2003, 04:11 PM   #10
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Well please excuse me for jumpin' the gun!

 
Old 11-04-2003, 04:46 PM   #11
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From what I've read about Lindows 4.0 it appears to be an excellent operating system. The 'joe everyman' interface seems to have been delivered fairly well with that product. Of course it's not for us; we have some IT savvy and that's why we use and love Slackware! But look around you - most people I know don't even know how to change something simple like screen resolution. Lindows wasn't made for us, it was made for them and I think that's great. Linux can be for everyone can't it? If it gets them off that 'all your computers are belong to us' OS from mordor then I say halleluiah!
 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:55 PM   #12
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Tried it didn't like it it seemed like the worst of both worlds (the typical Windows Bs and
the frustrations of Linux that have led me to physically destroy several computers)
The one positive note:
WALMART of all places ( here in GA anyway ) was selling these machines in their stores!!
So (non-geek) for lack of a better phrase people were being exposed to something besides the
status quo.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 08:06 PM   #13
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shit just shit
if it would be free for all maybe a bit better but still shit
 
Old 11-04-2003, 08:22 PM   #14
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Tried it didn't like it it seemed like the worst of both worlds (the typical Windows Bs and the frustrations of Linux that have led me to physically destroy several computers)


Tried it, hated it, $hitcanned it.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 08:25 PM   #15
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Never tried it. The idea of it makes me as nauseous as that friggin' 'Lindows Rock' some evil person linked me to.

Still, if someone uses it and gets any joy out of it, more power to 'em.
 
  


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