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Windows 9X/ME
4
17%
Windows 2000 (any distro)
3
13%
Windows XP Professional
6
25%
Windows XP Home
6
25%
Windows XP Longhorn
0
No votes
Dual Booting Linux/Windows
3
13%
Dual Booting Windows/Windows
0
No votes
Lindows
1
4%
Linux (any distro)
1
4%
 
Total votes : 24

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Postby hoxlund on Wed Apr 02, 2003 5:13 pm

Just vote on which is your primary OS on the computer you use most often
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Postby eliminator on Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:08 pm

98se is just fine... and on sale at Fry's for $99... again ! :P
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Postby burninfool on Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:18 pm

What is XP Longhorn(for people in Texas)?
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Postby hoxlund on Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:27 pm

longhorn is the new operating system which takes win xp's place in around 2004-2005, beta versions are out, i have beta build 4008
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:07 pm

I've got XP Home and Pro. Mandrake Linux 9.1 and Knoppix 3.2 (Latest Build.) I voted for Linux/Windows Dual Boot. That is throughout three different computers.
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Apr 02, 2003 10:16 pm

I use XP Home (SP1) on my main desktop and on my laptop. It is more stable (and faster) than 98 was on the desktop. The laptop came with XP. 8)
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Postby socheat on Thu Apr 03, 2003 7:54 am

Technically... Lindows is a Linux distribution... :D As for me, Debian Linux on all my computers.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Apr 03, 2003 11:08 am

hey socheat, you ever give knoppix a try, i can't stress enough the ease of installation, actually there is no install, i recommend just trying it once

http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:24 pm

Socheat wrote::D As for me, Debian Linux on all my computers.

ahh...the true mark of a real die-hard Linux fan! :P :P :P

hoxlund...no chance.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:34 pm

so right away you shoot me down? you don't even know what it is, :x

why don't you at least try it, it doesn't touch your system at all, its a no install linux distro, all you do is pop in the cd, and boot from it, then bamm, your in linux, no user setup's, nothing that writes information to your hard drives
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:35 pm

Can I add something here?

Knoppix IS A NO INSTALL Debian. Therefore, basically the same thing.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:49 pm

take it easy, man, nobody's shooting you.

as for me personally, i'm about to install Linux dual-boot with XP, it's going to be Red Hat 8.0...i'm not enough of a Linux guru to go Debian (yet... :) )

anyway, no-install Linux isn't the real thing...can't really do much with it.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:55 pm

it has everything red hat or mandrake has, all the rpms installed, x-windows, kde, gnome desktops
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:58 pm

Wrong hox,

It has everything Debian has. Mandrake has so much more.

Dodecahedron,

Get Mandrake 9.1 instead of Red Hat 8. Mandrake is so much better.


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Postby hoxlund on Thu Apr 03, 2003 1:24 pm

i still don't understand why they aren't letting people download red hat 9 for free
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Apr 03, 2003 1:29 pm

probably just a matter of time.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Apr 03, 2003 1:32 pm

ok red hat 9 comes out this monday, it isn't available yet to buy in stores, but it is available now if you are a premier member on red hat network
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Postby Wedge Maniac on Thu Apr 03, 2003 2:00 pm

I am curious about "98 Lite". What is this exactly? Obviously, it sounds like a stripped-down version of Win98, and if that is the case, I was hoping somebody could be a bit more specific about what that means.
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Apr 03, 2003 2:02 pm

windows 98 lite? never heard such a thing, where does it say that?
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Postby Wedge Maniac on Thu Apr 03, 2003 2:17 pm

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that it is in the list of OS's that is part of this poll. It is not in the list.


But there is such an operating system. I have read bits and peices about it in forums. I was hoping somebody here could shed more light on it.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Apr 03, 2003 3:11 pm

hoxlund wrote:ok red hat 9 comes out this monday, it isn't available yet to buy in stores, but it is available now if you are a premier member on red hat network

hey, hoxlund, what is this "premier member on red hat network" ???
what do you need to do to become one?

will RH 9 be available for everyone on monday?

where did you find the info?
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Apr 03, 2003 3:13 pm

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Apr 03, 2003 3:15 pm

some more:
Red Hat Linux 9 - Get it first!
Exclusive! Beginning March 31st, paid subscribers to Red Hat Network will have access to Red Hat Linux 9 ISOs -- a full week before retail store and Red Hat FTP availability.

i guess this means premier = money!

also: (from the same link in above post):
Pricing and Availability
Red Hat Linux 9 binaries and source code are currently available to Red Hat Network subscribers. To subscribe to Red Hat Network, please visit http://rhn.redhat.com . Red Hat Linux 9 will be widely available at retail locations and for purchase on www.redhat.com on April 7, 2003.
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Postby socheat on Thu Apr 03, 2003 3:56 pm

Wow, I turn my back for a couple hours and a Linux fight started! :wink:

Hoxlund: yes, I've tried Knoppix, and I love it. Aviationwiz is right, Knoppix is Debian based. The problem (if you could call it that) is that it only resides in memory, which presents a few limitations. But, I do use it for testing laptops and how well their hardware is supported in Linux. (Side note: the vprMatrix laptops have got to be the most linux friendly laptops I've ever seen)

Dodeca's also right. I doubt I'll switch to anything thing else anytime soon. Debian's package management system is wonderful, though it would be nice if it had something similar to FreeBSD's port system (packages built from source). In defense of RedHat, I hear that RedHat Update is nice too, though I wouldn't want to have to subscribe for something like that...

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Postby hoxlund on Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:10 pm

well since we have a linux guru here, im trying to find a distro that fully supports my audigy sound card, and also about the vpr matrix notebooks

they are specificly design for best buy, and since i used to work there, i agree whole-heartedly, they are deffently kick-ass notebooks

also i want a linux distro that can burn cds from cd images and/or just copy pressed disks

like copy software, copy protected ones
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