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Old 10-08-2004, 08:52 PM   #31
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Thank you leadsling

I will download & try VectorLinux on Tuesday. I just looked at their website, and it looks extremely promising.

Thanks again for the incite.

Old 10-08-2004, 09:26 PM   #32
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That's one of the things I like about Linux. There seem to be solutions for a much wider range of problems than there is in windows. The Redmond rule of thumb is build it and if it runs too slow buy faster hardware. Let us know how it goes.
Old 10-08-2004, 10:46 PM   #33
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I am convinced that Mandrake Linux is by far better than windows xp operating system performance wise. I had mandrake running on Pentium II PC and it worked very well. I later upgraded to an AMD Athlon 1400 XP box and an AMD Athlon 2800 XP box. Works even better. I can actually run 8-10 different applications at 1 time without my system booging down. Heck try that with Windows XP.

I spoke to a Computer Programer at work today and he agreed with me, Linux is by far more stable and runs cleaner and smoother than Windows XP. They used actual Linux servers which I did not know until today.

Now the enitre office is setup with Windows operating system running on a Network, but I feel that's the case because everyone is more familiar with that operating system.


Originally posted by darthtux
Windows 98 came out in 1998 and Mandrake 9.2 I think was 2003 and you think it'll run on the same old hardware!! You're going to have to go back to Mandrake 7 for that if you want KDE or GNOME.

If you like XP keep it. I and many other people don't. It's your choice. I'll keep my Linux and not have the viruses or spyware. And I can download my software for free and run it on any machine. I bet if you had another box you wanted to install XP on you'd have to buy another copy

To me it's not only performance but philosophy.


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