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Old 08-02-2004, 11:07 AM   #1
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All my currunt linux questions in 1 post


hey all,

i wanted to do this over a long tiome now so i doing it now..
i found it kind of rude if you post it apart..
so please awnser my questions or some of it if you like..
Thank you VERY mutch if you are awnsering some


1./If you have an ftp server.. how do you control witch folder the files go in?
2./What is the best office program for linux?
3./what is the best browser for linux?
4./ are there firewalls for linux an where?
5./how do you make your own theme for linux?
6./how can you make linux run vast and stable?
7./how can you make the boot of linux as quick as win xp ?
8./how do you make linux folders more easier to reconize from each other like windows?
9./defraging in linux?
10./installing new hardware in linux.. hhow ?
11./how can you put a visual boot screen in stead of text?
12./fast gaming as in windows.. how can it be done?
13./how can you make a heavy and beautiful windows game run in linux without errors etc.
14./ping of death in linux?
15./linux remote desktop.. taking over a windows pc with a linux pc
16./best desktop manager ( like kde)
17./how do you run linux at the most optimal setting?
18./is there a site for linux updates?
19./site for linux drivers ?
20./software download site for linux ( like as www.download.com for windows)
21./why does nobody advertise for linux?
22./why doesn't anybody make games for linux?
23./history of wine?
24./wine works in linux as windows emulator.. why isn't wine build-in linux?
25./how do you make a windows program run in linux without wine?
26./who has the guts to make linux populair and sell pc's with linux on it
27./are there lanparty's based on only linux pc's?
28./what is still missing in linux?
29./populairest linux ever?
30./networking in linux.. is there a guide somewhere?
31./good manuals about linux?
32./why is linux better then windows
33./how can we make the installation of linux easyer, and the use of it?
34./ linux is so perfect and it has every thing for each famely needs..
but WHY is nobody using it?

that where all my currunt questions.. thanks..
 
Old 08-02-2004, 11:16 AM   #2
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4./ are there firewalls for linux an where?
Re:Firewalls - possibly easiest using a GUI front-end for Iptables such as Guarddog or Firestarter - personally prefer Guarddog.

http://www.simonzone.com/software/guarddog/
 
Old 08-02-2004, 11:34 AM   #3
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Quote:
9./defraging in linux?
12./fast gaming as in windows.. how can it be done?
15./linux remote desktop.. taking over a windows pc with a linux pc
16./best desktop manager ( like kde)
18./is there a site for linux updates?
20./software download site for linux ( like as www.download.com for windows)
21./why does nobody advertise for linux?
22./why doesn't anybody make games for linux?
9.) as far as i know, the kenrel keeps all data in order on your hard drive. you may also, if you wish, boot with a rescue cd and run fsck on your hard drive, which does that for you. if i'm wrong anyone, correct me... that's how i understand it.

12.) http://www.transgaming.com/ they are aimed at making directX based games work in linux using the WINE compatability suite

15.) rdesktop: http://www.rdesktop.org/ i use this at home. it works for RDP, plus linux has a built-in vnc server/client.

16.) kde ..... http://www.kde.org it's more of a war, really... over which is the best. i prefer kde, but without GNOME, then i wouldn't be able to run my GNOME apps in kde.

18.) apt-get ..... http://apt.freshrpms.net/ very easy packaging system to use.

20.) freshmeat: http://www.freshmeat.net

21.) IBM advertises all over the TV about how they use linux, so does Compaq.

22.) there are LOTS of games out there for linux..... http://www.tuxgames.com/



hope i could help!!!!!!!



 
Old 08-02-2004, 11:47 AM   #4
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I can't answer all of them but here goes:

1) I suppose you edit the config files for your server (if there's no gui for it)
2) OpenOffice.org
3) Mozilla Firefox or if you need a more complete solution (Browser, Email and more in one) Mozilla Suite. There are more.
4) Sure, there's one build into the kernel called iptables. You need an app to configure it. There are lot's like Shorewall or Firestarter, just do a search on these forums.
5) No, idea. My advice: google.com.
6) Eh, I didn't have to do much to achieve that. Actually I didn't do ****.
7) Compile your own kernel, hell compile everything youself. Don't load anything you don't need.
8) In windows, all folders look as much the same as they do in Linux to me. But in KDE and Gnome you can choose different icons I guess.
9) Yeah, I'd like someone else to answer this one.
10) Eh, you need to be more specific. Mandrake istalled almost every piece of hardware I have.
11) Don't know. Mandrake (yeah, I'm a fan ) has a graphical one.
12) Download and install newest drivers, that support hardware acceleration, for you video card. Find a super cool game that run's natively one Linux and go.
13) Eh games that will run native work excellent. Games that don't run natively most likely will not run on Linux at all. Wine(X) just doesn't work, yet (just for a few lucky people).
14) Don't know.
15) Don't know.
16) Well that depends on what you want. In my opnion (whitch is ofcourse honest), KDE kicks ass. You could also try Gnome. If you like a very lightweight no bullshit DE, try FluxBox. Again, there are more.
17) Eh, what?
18) Depending on the distro, there could be an app that will update your Linux.
19) Most drivers come with your distro. For more specific drivers look on the specific sites (for a Nvidia card look on nvidia.com)
20) SourceForge.net, Freshmeat.net. There are more , google.com's the word.
21) I've seen advertisements for Linux, I think. Anyway, I don't care.
22) Doom 3 en UT2004 run natively on Linux. There are more.
23) Eh dude, they have a website.
24) Because Linux is Linux, Linux is definetly not Wndows. Plus, Wine is broke (I guess that's an opinion).
25) You don't. Why else would they make Wine.
26) Nobody that is in that position. I would
27) Eh, I bet there are.
28) A lot. Better hardware and game support, from the developers themself, would be my vote. But at this point, Windows can do almost as much as Linux for me Wait, no, that's a lie. Not even close.
29) Eh I guess you mean distro. Red Hat is most popular, but Mandrake is the best distro for beginners. Slackware is the elite, from what I understand.
30) Probably. Sorry, can't be more helpful with this. Maybe if you could be a bit more specific.
31) Eh, search around. They're out here. But I find it's easier to surf around these forums.
32) The obvious: security, freedom and cost. And also, it just is.
33) Try Mandrake , easy as pie.
34) Ah damn, how can I say this without attracting flames. I guess because people don't know it exists. If you're a n00b and you by a pc from Dell or whatever, Windows comes preinstalled with it. It works, kinda, why try anything else? I think most people don't know that Linux really is.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 12:23 PM   #5
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34) Ah damn, how can I say this without attracting flames. I guess because people don

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34) ( posted by Haiyadragon)
Ah damn, how can I say this without attracting flames. I guess because people don't know it exists. If you're a n00b and you by a pc from Dell or whatever, Windows comes preinstalled with it. It works, kinda, why try anything else? I think most people don't know that Linux really is.
but why is linux so different.. it has every thing windows has and it works as easy as windows.. i have this strange feeling i want to tell the world about linux..
but there is something missing .. somthing is not right about linux.. and that is : why doesn't a normal famaly run linux?
another strange feeling is.. it's TO perfect...it just scares me.. but if it's perfect.. why doensn't a normal person run linux?
i am really confused
 
Old 08-02-2004, 02:40 PM   #6
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answer to 34.

There is some compatability problem if you are using a Window program,
(especially true for businesses). (although there is some improvement
lately).

Most people are "hard-set". If something (window) works, then don't
change.

There is a lack of games for linux (although that is slowly decreasing).

Sheng-Chieh

p.s. The bad M$ security problem was a factor for me to change.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 02:52 PM   #7
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Exclamation

LOOOOOONG (and partially opinionated) reply to question 34:

most people that are programmers, advanced computer users, tired of the windowz b.s., or like to have fun without the system crashing.

M$ has also developed an operating system that, sadly, everyone just chose as a standard. people saw the first thing that was easy, not necessarily stable, to use and made it a standard. because it was made a standard, the majority of the economy has put it's balls in the hands of M$.

i'll admit it and this will be hard for n00b's to swallow, but linux is byfar NOT easy. it can be easy, if you just deal with basic word processing, internet browsing, and e-mail from an install out-of-the-box. but if you go any farther than the simple point and click of the gui, linux gets hard. linux, i feel, is not ready for home desktop use. not even lindows (now linspire) is ready. i had so much trouble getting it to work with my hardware i was like (wtf, mate).

many people don't understand, also, that when switching from one
O/S that you are familiar with (or grew up with), that there is going to be ONE BIG HECK OF A learning curve.

as far as i'm concerned, as a Senior Engineer, it's best to be fluent in all area's of the computing world. linux is just my favorite because i have so much fun with it and there is SOOOO much to learn about it.
linux is more than an operating system, it's a science. it's a science just like living life. you learn something new everyday. plus, if you already know what you're doing, you're not learning anything (i heard that somewhere before). life is about learning and linux is about having fun and learning.

stick with it, you'll enjoy it and you'll get much satisfaction out of using it.

now, look at the lens, smile, and say LINUX!



hope i could help!!!!!!!



 
Old 08-02-2004, 03:38 PM   #8
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2./What is the best office program for linux?

OpenOffice.org. You could also try KOffice.

3./what is the best browser for linux?

Mozilla Firefox.

4./ are there firewalls for linux an where?

Yes, in the kernel. Look for iptables, and various configuration utilities.

5./how do you make your own theme for linux?

This differs for different window managers (KDE, GNOME, WindowMaker, etc.); see the various documentation.

6./how can you make linux run vast and stable?

Uninstall things you don't need. Recompile the kernel. (You can turn up the optimisation level with CCOPTS=gcc -O3 before ./configure).

7./how can you make the boot of linux as quick as win xp ?

Uninstall daemon software you don't need.

9./defraging in linux?

In general you don't need to; you need to do this in Windows because VFAT isn't particularly well organised. If you really have to, you can just move the filesystem tree to another filesystem and then move it back again.

10./installing new hardware in linux.. hhow ?

This depends on your distribution. Mostly things work by plugging them in and running the configuration tool.

12./fast gaming as in windows.. how can it be done?

Make sure you have hardware-accelerated openGL drivers installed.

16./best desktop manager ( like kde)

For usability, KDE. For a speed/flexibility trade-off, Afterstep.

18./is there a site for linux updates?

See your distribution. www.kernel.org has the latest kernel sources.

19./site for linux drivers ?

Most drivers are in the kernel; see 18. If you need to set up a particular piece of hardware, check for relevant HOWTOs on http://www.tldp.org

20./software download site for linux ( like as www.download.com for windows)

www.freshmeat.net

22./why doesn't anybody make games for linux?

They do. http://www.linuxgamepublishing.org/, http://www.freshmeat.net/browse/80

24./wine works in linux as windows emulator.. why isn't wine build-in linux?

Two reasons. Linux doesn't have a concept of something being “built-in”, and Linux has a “better” (more UNIX-like) programming interface than Windows.

25./how do you make a windows program run in linux without wine?

The easiest way is to recompile it. Or you can run it under Windows under Linux with vmware.

26./who has the guts to make linux populair and sell pc's with linux on it

http://www.penguincomputing.net
http://www.xinit.com/products/servers/

28./what is still missing in linux?

A majority share of the desktop user-base.

30./networking in linux.. is there a guide somewhere?

http://www.tldp.org/

31./good manuals about linux?

http://www.tldp.org/

32./why is linux better then windows

It works, it's stable, it's secure and I can tinker with it.

33./how can we make the installation of linux easyer, and the use of it?

Pre-install computers with it. That's about all that's left to do.

34./ linux is so perfect and it has every thing for each famely needs..
but WHY is nobody using it?

Hey — I use it!

— Robert J. Lee
 
Old 08-02-2004, 03:57 PM   #9
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2. OpenOffice.org

3. Mozilla

6. get Slackware

7. disable services you don't need

9. its not necessary (fragmentation is a Windows problem)

16. Blackbox (I use Gnome now though)

22. Unreal Tournament is for Linux

24. a. because Windows sucks
b. because its not a seamless integration and there are problems

25. you can't

27. I just posted a question about this yesterday

28. anything you can imagine

32. Windows is closed source and therefore any problems with Windows can only be fixed by Microsoft.

34. people are afraid to switch
 
Old 08-02-2004, 06:25 PM   #10
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I hope it's not a homework question (such ones are not welcome). Questions 32 and above are more for General forum (in fact, there was a thread with the exact title as your question 32 and if I recall correcly both 33 and 34 were discussed). Please don't make this thread a flame-war (Linux vs Windows threads suprisely tend to become ones). Thanks.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 10:32 PM   #11
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.27 Yeah there are. But they are mostly used as game servers since Linux is better as a dedicated server (in my view)
 
Old 08-03-2004, 01:50 AM   #12
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Families do use linux. Most just don't know about it. I have 6 linux PC's running with kids 10-16 + wife (and myself) and they prefer linux as they don't get porn site taking over the desktop.
 
  


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