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Author Topic: Windows Vista  (Read 16627 times)

soms

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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2006, 10:56:41 AM »

Is there any particular distribution OF would recommend to those wanting to try out Linux? (even if only from LiveCD)  ???
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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2006, 11:16:59 AM »

OF?, me, I can't recommend any as I don't use it, sorry. (stick in the mud with windows).
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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2006, 01:22:53 PM »

What you guys say about the confusing number of choices is of course true. Distrowatch lists over 400 Linux distributions. Of course, most of those are designed for some specialised purpose, e.g. servers, firewalls, particular countries/languages, and particular slants such as multimedia. For the purposes of newcomers wanting a general-purpose OS, the first few in the Distrowatch list are all that need to be considered. I would rank them as follows:

1. PCLinuxOS - probably the easiest of all to start with, has an excellent suite of configuration utilities.
2. OpenSuSE - ditto, but not QUITE so easy.
3. Ubuntu - generally reckoned to be the coolest of the lot. Very stylish, but not so easy to administer.
4. Fedora - solid and reliable but rather dull.
5. Mepis - ditto.

1, 2 and 5 are available as live CDs, and 1 and 5 can be installed directly from the booted live CD. I recommend PCLinuxOS, which is currently the one I use on my main machine.

In all cases the best way forward is to participate in the user forums for the distro in question. In general, Linux people are very helpful, so long as you are prepared to put a bit of effort in yourself.

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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2006, 02:19:27 PM »

Appologies oldfogy, i confused you with roseway who has used linux  :-\
Hope you didn't mind me using OF as a time saver but i dot think it saves much time anyhow.

Thanks roseway for the helpful recommendations. One point I would make is that Ubuntu is also available as a Live CD/DVD.

Maybe when it comes to crunch time I will take a closer look at using one of the listed distributions.
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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2006, 02:26:29 PM »

Appologies oldfroggy, i confused you with roseway who has used linux  :-\
Hope you didn't mind me using OF as a time saver but i dot think it saves much time anyhow.

Thanks roseway for the helpful recommendations. One point I would make is that Ubuntu is also available as a Live CD/DVD.

Maybe when it comes to crunch time I will take a closer look at using one of the listed distributions.
How on earth can you confuse me with Roseway? I'm the good looking one. :lol:

And I'll pretend that I missed the "froggy" bit. (British through & through).
Soms: Do you realise, you and I are the only members, every one else are (Mods)
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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2006, 02:29:24 PM »

Sorry again. I sometimes tend to skim read so for the last month+ i have had it in my mind that was your forum identity  :-[

Anyhow, edited that  ::)

Perhaps when I get folks names correct and reply to the right people I might become a mod  :D

I can't think why your not one yet?
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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2006, 02:33:54 PM »

Quote
I can't think why your not one yet?

Probably because I'm the one that's always getting into trouble.
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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2006, 02:37:48 PM »

You have to be borderline certifiable to win that accolade. At least, that was how it was in Astral's case; not mine, of course. :P

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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2006, 02:48:39 PM »

Soms:
See what I mean, having a nice chat "about Linux" although it was Vista to start with, and up pops a mod hurling abuse  :police:
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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2006, 02:57:57 PM »

Hmm what is the world coming to? That kind of thing is just dispicable. Naughty mod  :no:

Straying off topic a bit, but hey.
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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2006, 04:02:27 PM »

<mod goes and stands in corner> :-[
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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #41 on: September 11, 2006, 08:25:14 PM »

disgusting isnt it  :D

tbh guys I dont mind threads like this going slightly off-topic..
If it was totally disrupting the thread or the attitude was different, then I may well think differently. ;)
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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #42 on: September 11, 2006, 10:21:36 PM »

It is totally disrupting the thread :P
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« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2006, 02:01:44 AM »

It is totally disrupting the thread :P
Which, Linux, Mods or both.  :wall:
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Re: Windows Vista
« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2006, 08:08:04 AM »

Windows Vista RC1 is now available to download for those already in the testing programme. Received an e-mail inviting me to download it. Its basically another DVD image so i dont know if i want to use the time and bandwidth on it!

RC1 testing programme will reopen soon apparently to those who would like to test it but did not test out Beta candidates.
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