Discussion in 'Windows & Other OS Discussion & Support' started by kris23, Oct 6, 2008.
Ahh gotcha lol
That's what friends are for
lol thats why i like you guys i can just sit back and get things done
Any way the real problem i have with linux is that its really hard to get some of the hardware to work well, for example my sound card was giving me a hard time and after a really long time and hours on the net sorted that out, and now its the graphics card :bleh::tears:
I have had a few driver issues here and there with Ubuntu but that has always been the issue with Linux and it's not really the fault of Linux.
Everyone rushes to make drivers for the shiny new MS operating systems whether they are any good or not and Linux takes a back seat *shrugs*
that's so true but sad coz linus is so good much faster than windows
It will change boys, it will change
I've played around with Linux since 1997. Started out with RedHat5.1 on my Amiga 4000, moved on to 5.2 and then came to a dead stop, until I discovered Debian, the only dist that was still developed for m68k.
Ever since then I've been using Debian, both on the Amiga and on my PC's. It isn't as easy as using Ubuntu, which is based on Debian, but it isn't as hard as going at it with gentoo. It's a good dist to learn things from, how it's built, how it works and how to make things happen the way you want. That's what I prefer with using Debian over Ubuntu as well, I can set it up in so many different ways and I can control it in a different fashion... and it makes me feel more "at home" with my Amiga background.
So, for someone who wants to learn a little bit more about linux than just having a working OS I recommend Debian. For someone who just wants something that works and doesn't need a lot of manual configuration I suggest either Ubuntu or OpenSUSE.
Yeah ive played around with almost every distro available on a "test rig" i have as I love operating systems and all that goes with them. There are so many distros with strengths and weaknesses that it become a real challenge to recommend the right one for everyone. Ubuntu would be my first recommendation and even though its limited to the hard core users its a good first OS if you want to try your hand at a linux build.
personally I prefer unix, but I spent a lot of my adult life using it and when Apple moved to a version of it with OSX, I was very happy.
Funny you mentioned that Z Unix is what I learned in the 80's in college. Getting used to Linux for me is new yet a refresher of Unix in some cases as well. I learned to program in Pascal and C on Unix based systems.
interesting, mac_daddy you sound like a foggy geezer ...... well i'm learning unix at home.. windows is to much of a problem (a pain), to be honest....
Cool stuff and on foggy geezer I love it lol ... might have to use it for my quote this month
lol, see you sound just like 1, most young 1 would get all cranky about it.....
Cool and thanks
... while we are on the topic of linux, is it possible to view a page on unix,,,, ( let me start to explaine form the begingin).... i have a friend who is a manager of a local branch of a huge company so his server is online 24/7.... its running fedora core (not sure which 1), and he has given me access remote, unix access, so what i wanted to do is log on to his server, through putty or something, then have the sever download me some anime (love it, dont ask) but is there any unix accelerator,
Good question and not really sure will check for ya though after work.
On Windows based systems we used this to have my singer who was on dialup in a rural area cue his sister's Puter to DL from mine for music on Serv-u.
Linux is a bit different but reading on it and included the link in case it helps.
Quick HOWTO : Ch15 : Linux FTP Server Setup - Linux Home Networking
thanks a ton, i'll try it out then see whether it works out or not,,
No worries and let me know how it goes
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