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Postby liteonrules on Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:32 am

and should i use it instead of WINDOWS is it compatible for dvd burnging and internet because i am tired of windows not be stable. why the F**k do i have to restore or format my hard drive all the time. i hate WINDOWS 98,ME AND XP. I hate WINDOWS.
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:04 pm

I'd recommend what I did. I got a Mac.
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Postby LoneWolf on Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:36 pm

If you're having problems with Windows XP stability, you either have a hardware problem, a massive amount of spywareor a virus, or you're not doing something right. Or you're running an ancient piece of software known to be incompatible with XP (i.e., Easy CD Creator 4.x or earlier).

If you're having a problem with Windows 98 or Me, you should upgrade to Windows XP. By upgrade, I mean format your system and install from scratch, not run the "upgrade" option.

If you run Linspire, you'll probably have more compatibility issues with Windows apps. It's a version of Linux designed to have some Windows compatibility, but just how much is debatable. There really aren't any huge issues with the operability of Windows XP as long as you stay up to date on your Windows updates, keep the firewall enabled, and run a good virus scanner like you ought to (plus being intelligent enough to avoid adware/spyware helps).
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:20 pm

wasn't lindows discontinued by now?
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:31 pm

From what I heard they just changed the name to Linspire a long while back.
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Postby Spazmogen on Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:46 pm

aviationwiz wrote:From what I heard they just changed the name to Linspire a long while back.


Yeah, I just tried to goto www.lindows.com and it's now a re-direct to linspire.com
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Postby TheWizard on Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:13 am

Lindows sucked, and therefore I wouldn't trust Linspire either. Also, I think the icon of the runner that Lindows/Linspire uses for their CNR is a direct rip-off of the Healthy Choice runner. Pretty lame, if you ask me.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:27 am

im trying to find linspire on newsgroups and irc, but no one has it available
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Postby LoneWolf on Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:36 pm

hoxlund wrote:im trying to find linspire on newsgroups and irc, but no one has it available


You can get it for free from the company if you know how:

1.) Go to http://www.linspire.com/btorder
2.) Click Apply Coupon
3.) Enter code "lindows" without the quotes.
4.) Price drops from $49.99 to $0.00
5.) Check out.
6.) You do need to register with linspire to get the support for this product and access to the registered forums. Use the bittorrent plug-in to download the .ISO, and you're good to go.
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Postby aviationwiz on Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:38 pm

Thanks!

Just waiting for a url to show up somewhere for the BT file.
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:08 am

awesome thx, just got mine

guess this means i get to format for the 4th time this week and try out linspire
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Postby TheWizard on Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:47 am

hoxlund wrote:guess this means i get to format for the 4th time this week and try out linspire


OK, but you'll be sorry. :P
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Postby hoxlund on Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:33 am

didn't work, just black screen after the pre-install loading screen
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Postby Rich on Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:18 am

aviationwiz wrote:I'd recommend what I did. I got a Mac.


Hey your not supposed to talk ::nasty:: in here. [-X

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Re: what the heck is linspire/lindows

Postby Rich on Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:24 am

liteonrules wrote:and should i use it instead of WINDOWS is it compatible for dvd burnging and internet because i am tired of windows not be stable. why the F**k do i have to restore or format my hard drive all the time. i hate WINDOWS 98,ME AND XP. I hate WINDOWS.


Lindows got sued by Microsoft and had to change their name. Their company was 'Inspire' so they renamed Lindows to Linspire.

I got it free with a coupon like that. It seemed to run ok I just never seem to run it.

They also have a cd version which is for booting a freestanding run of Linspire right off the cd drive.

That'd actually be similar to Bart' Pebuilder I guess.

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Postby TheWizard on Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:04 am

For a compact OS that boots/loads everything off a CD, I would recommend Knoppix. Yes, it's Linux. :)
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Re: what the heck is linspire/lindows

Postby Spazmogen on Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:14 am

Rich wrote:They also have a cd version which is for booting a freestanding run of Linspire right off the cd drive.

Later, Rich


I got that version too.

Pretty neat.

I just hated the perpetual beta-ness of Linux, so I've avoided it so far.
Besides, my wife has a hard enough time working with XP...
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