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Old 11-04-2003, 08:40 PM   #16
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Originally posted by nirvanix
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!
Now that Novell owns SuSe and Ximian, I see that as being the first serious push at Linux on the desktop. Red Hat I think is screwing their fan base, so that's gonna hurt the push though.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:18 PM   #17
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It isn't slackware, it's retarded.

OK, I better edit this before trickykid has a hernia.. anyways, this thread seems pretty pointless anyway, why would it matter what slackware users think about Lindows??? Really makes no sense at all.

Last edited by php; 11-04-2003 at 09:24 PM.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:28 PM   #18
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Originally posted by kasperhans
shit just shit
if it would be free for all maybe a bit better but still shit
Gee.. doesn't anyone listen.

I quote myself: "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."

Anyone and not just kasperhans posted useless unconstructive posts just like that above.

Let me ask again, post constructively or don't post at all. And watch your language as well. If no one likes Lindows, well, post your reason why, but the above reasons are not backing your reasons in a proper, constructive way. Don't let this carry on, LQ.org is not a forum to bash others or their products, period.

Anyone that continues to post like kasperhans, I will have this thread closed. We don't need 100 or more posts just stating that Lindows is s**t.

Regards.

PS. I'm not just picking on you kasperhans, I was just using your post as an example, cause its a perfect example of what we don't need or want on this site.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:30 PM   #19
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It isn't slackware, it's retarded.

OK, I better edit this before trickykid has a hernia.. anyways, this thread seems pretty pointless anyway, why would it matter what slackware users think about Lindows??? Really makes no sense at all.
Thank you hackers_ but the small comment about me isn't really necessary. You should know better by now
 
Old 11-04-2003, 10:16 PM   #20
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II'll pay for all the Guiness I can drink, but you can keep all the free Pabst you find!
Nothing wrong with Pabst, especially when you're a poor high school student.

 
Old 11-04-2003, 10:39 PM   #21
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Nothing wrong with Pabst, especially when you're a poor high school student.



Boy, that brings back memories! Although when I was in high school, 40oz Mickey's were only a buck and a half. Three to six bucks ensured a thoroughly debaucherous evening depending on your tolerance level! Shoot, that's cheaper than a two-way bus fair!

 
Old 11-05-2003, 03:19 AM   #22
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Lindows? It doesn't force you to be root anymore I think, but still is full of flaws.
Click-n-Run might seem like a nice idea, but the packages they have on their site seem kinda lacking in variety last time I looked. Also seems they scraped the whole idea of running all windows program. All distros still use Wine or Win4Lin to use Windows apps.
 
Old 12-18-2003, 05:39 PM   #23
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Linodws is not for us but is good for people who can't turn on their printer.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 10:04 AM   #24
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I like the CONCEPT of Lindows. Linux SHOULD be for everyone, not just the geek crowd. I've never actually tried it, so I don't know much else. I'm sure I wouldn't like it, but I'm not the target audience.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 11:26 AM   #25
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I like the CONCEPT of Lindows. Linux SHOULD be for everyone, not just the geek crowd. I've never actually tried it, so I don't know much else. I'm sure I wouldn't like it, but I'm not the target audience.
Windows is trying to be for everyone ( xcept for geeks.. .
Look at that mess.
IMHO Linux is not and shouldnt be suitable for anyone that is too lazy to read documentaion, doesn't like to tinker around his computer, and is generraly not curious person.
Linux is not meant for lazy and stupid.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 11:39 AM   #26
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I think it is ok for people who nothing about computers and need to be protected from the bad stuff out there on the internet and themselves.
I put it on my fathers computer to see how it would hold up and to see if he could screw it up.
I have noticed that the click and run feature still requires root priv's and creates a new set of issues (like having to enter a root password to run installed programs from click and run).
All in all, I would never use it personally, but my father likes it alot being that he is a computer illiterate.
So save Lindows for the peeps that dont know anything and want something easy to use that is not microsoft and is more stable and very difficult to destroy.
When they grow up, they can go to slackware right?
 
Old 12-19-2003, 04:52 PM   #27
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Windows is trying to be for everyone ( xcept for geeks.. .
Look at that mess.
IMHO Linux is not and shouldnt be suitable for anyone that is too lazy to read documentaion, doesn't like to tinker around his computer, and is generraly not curious person.
Linux is not meant for lazy and stupid.
What mess! almost all computers run windows. Why can't people try a cheaper alternative that is not hard to learn?
 
Old 12-19-2003, 05:49 PM   #28
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I would have to sum it up this way.... I don't think about it and never have and never intend to.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 06:15 PM   #29
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What mess! almost all computers run windows. Why can't people try a cheaper alternative that is not hard to learn?
I was talking about windows trying to be for everyone and that being a big mess.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 07:26 PM   #30
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i haven't used lindows so my opinion on that is still out. if it is infact an easy to use , user friendly, distro, then i'm for it. i just gave my dad a knoppix cd tonight, just to get him interested in linux. it seemed to be the most user friendly, least intrusive, thing i could find for him. he's not any kind of power user or anything like that. he needs something to just work. he does, however, like to fool with the sys every now and again. and learn a little at a time. so if the knoppix gets him interested enuff to learn a little bit, then lindows may be an option. even though it still costs $, it would at the least save him some $ as the lastest windows disk costs around 150$. as far as i'm concerned, (i'll try to check out lindows soon), if lindows kinda just works, so to speak. at least it's doesn't cost an arm and a leg, and it is still linux (i'm assuming here from what i've read). imo anytime anyone can get a windows user to run linux (any flavor) that would be a good thing.

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