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Old 11-16-2003, 05:33 PM   #16
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Linux simpler? No way! It's a real operating system with a steep learning curve designed with security and flexibility in mind. Choice and flexibility make things more confusing for a beginner, so there is no way that you could consider Linux a simple operating system. I will admit, once it is configured correctly and you find the apps you like, it is much simpler because it has become second nature to use and Microsoft products become puzzling and clumsy to use.

More efficient, absolutely true.

Linux will feel much quicker and responsive than Win2k or XP, especially if you tune it lean and mean as mentioned above.

Dowload or buy the Rute guide and get ready to learn.

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page
 
Old 11-16-2003, 05:37 PM   #17
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"I am not a moderator"

my point exactly
 
Old 11-16-2003, 05:42 PM   #18
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Re: "I am not a moderator"

Quote:
Originally posted by studpenguin
my point exactly
Your point being? :)

If you're not the owner of a house,
only happen to live there you'll ignore
a burglar because you don't own it?

Cheers,
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Old 11-16-2003, 07:48 PM   #19
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Try this and post the results, there are people who can help you to turn off some unnecessary stuff and speed up your machine some.

/sbin/chkconfig --list|grep 5:on

This is what mine shows:
Code:
dm              0:off   1:off   2:off   3:off   4:off   5:on    6:off
atd             0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
gpm             0:off   1:on    2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
xfs             0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
alsa            0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
apmd            0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
sshd            0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
wine            0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
kheader         0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:off   5:on    6:off
crond           0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
sound           0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
harddrake       0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
ddclient        0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
rawdevices      0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
firewall        0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:off   5:on    6:off
devfsd          0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
network         0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
random          0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
syslog          0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
numlock         0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
xinetd          0:off   1:off   2:off   3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
saslauthd       0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
keytable        0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
internet        0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:on    5:on    6:off
 
Old 11-17-2003, 01:29 AM   #20
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additionally you could try changing to a less resource heavy linux distro.

Correct me If I am wrong, i'm fairly new to linux but a LiveCD of Gentoo, Slackware or even Redhat/Fredora would be a faster alternative.

I always considered Mandrake to be the Windows of the Linux operating systems.
But by all means correct me on that one.

*Begin Linux Friendly Rant*
I don't know how many times this has been said but I will say it again. Linux is no magic alternative. You get out of it what you put in, dont just bung it on a system and expect it to be perfect. You have to read, and learn, eventually the system will run the way you want it.

If you want everything out your hands use Windows or Mac, but you pay other prices for using them.

Linux is a user friendly environment not because it is easy to use, but because it does only what you want, when you want. If you know how to ask nicely.
*End*

Last edited by ShockTherapy; 11-17-2003 at 02:59 AM.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 01:37 AM   #21
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LNAG - Daemons

And there is man and info

Last edited by fancypiper; 11-17-2003 at 01:39 AM.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 01:42 AM   #22
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Thanks fancypiper, i edited that one out because I would rather find it out for myself and read through the man.

Teaches me for posting without thinking.

But what I will ask is, are there certain services which though they seem unimportant and irrelevant I should definitly have running?

Last edited by ShockTherapy; 11-17-2003 at 02:01 AM.
 
  


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