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Old 12-18-2006, 03:36 AM   #1
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Question Ever heard of Alinux and HOW do you burn a 800mb CD I've never heard of one

Here's probably a Strange Question but...

Has anyone here ever heard of Alinux OS?
Has anyone ever used it?
And is it any good?

I came acrossed it one day while Surfing Ebay for Linux Goodies.
I searched it out on the Web and found it to be a real OS.

But heres the Clencher.

It says it a 800mb CD download.
The actual size of the download to the best of my recall is 769.8mb.

But how would you put this on a Standard CD?

I don't see how you could.
I don't even think Overburning would cut it.

Yes I know you could use a DVD to accomplish this but you have to have a DVD Burner to start with...
That being said... Here's my question...

Has anyone here ever heard of a 800mb CD?
If so where do you get one?
And will it work in a Standrd CD Burner?

If it takes a different CD Burner I'd might as well get a DVD Burner and have it over with.

I'm pretty much Happy with the OS's I've already got.
But I'm always in the market to try something new.

Old 12-18-2006, 04:13 AM   #2
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Here is a "review" (more of a rant), about aLinux.

And yes, it was quite an accurate one, and personaly I wouldn't have spent that much time on such a POS.
Old 12-18-2006, 06:17 AM   #3
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Thanks for the good laugh with the review. I think that's a one of a kind review I've read for any Linux distribution.
Old 12-19-2006, 01:07 AM   #4
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Harishankar, there is an over-burn function, useable on most modern burner units, but be aware not all disks will accept this function and not all OS's can perform it. Even those that do are not failsafe.

good luck.


PS, the only thing I know for sure, is I don't know how much I don't know.
Old 12-19-2006, 08:56 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by harishankar
Thanks for the good laugh with the review. I think that's a one of a kind review I've read for any Linux distribution.
I agree Whole Heartedly that's a Great Belly Roller...
I almost fell outta my chair reading it.

While I don't really think Ubuntu's that bad, I also agree it could stand some more work.

As to Linspire I put it on a Hate Scale from 1 - 10 10 being worst.
I'd say I'd give it a 22.

The only reason they let Freespire go ahead, when they were fighting the idea at first is because they haven't got enough Brains to fix it themseleves.
So they figure they'd let the OS Community fix it for them so that they could use it to fix Linspire.

I tried Freespire as a joke a while back, ran it for about two days...

Threw the disc away and haven't looked back, The CNR hook up is worse now then it ever has been.

They say they offer the most Desktop Hardware Support of any Linux distro?

If your running a 32bit PC, but when it even comes to the simplest of 64bit Single Core Systems, You have to Tweak it like Crazy to even get it to load.
And if you have a Dual Core 64bit system You'd might as well for get it.

In any event THANKS SO MUCH for the Great Laugh I sure needed it.

And I'm Glad I asked before trying aLinux, if it's that bad I'd of probably went Totally insane...
Which at times I wonder about to begin with...


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