- Sep 4, 2003
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As title, what's you favorite GNU/Linux distribution and why?
floppybootstomp said:I'm currently putting together a machine mostly for Linux Distros, it has one of those hard disk caddies that I can swap HDD's in and out of. I have two 40Gb HDD's atm, going to load Win 98 (for old games and DOS) on one and Mandrake 10 on the other.
Maybe Matt, maybe, but it's not exactly ground breaking stuff is it?Matt Jason H said:<cough>grouptest<cough>article<cough>
floppybootstomp said:As for an article, do you really think people would be interested? Hard disk caddies were all the rage three or four years ago, but one hardly hears them mentioned now. Or were you thinking more of the 'Noob tries several Linux Distros simultaneously' angle?
Agreed, it's a better board, but it costs another tenner, and a tenner on top of a product costing only £35.00 is some considerable increase. I've already spent more on this thing than I intended, but isn't that always the way?Techy said:A7N8X-X is prob a better choice, similar price and nforce 2 chipset.
Yes that would certainly require willpower, if I may say so. I would urge you to give it a try and you never know what decision you may take!Spooky Mouse said:Quad.. that would be a big step... to ditch MS Windows alltogether... but new frontiers and such like...
Yes I think so, if Windows is used as a server and Linux as a client, however, this question can best be answered by those who know not only about networking, but both OS's inside out. I guess some dedicated Linux forums where there are many hard core memebers whould know the answer to your question.Question... Would it be possible to have have 2 machines one lynux and the other Windows on a wireless network in the home?
I don't think Linux is like that, infact if my understanding is correct Linux is based on the kernal which is regualrly updated and the distros are clothes which are used to cover the same body, on the inside the system is same. I have been frequently visiting and reading lots of posts lately on a few Linux forums where I have registered and I it seems that the general concensus is that Mandrake 10 is for a complete newbie who want's to have a feel of Linux. It is by far very similar to how one uses Windows with GUI. There is no harm in using a distro which you feel comfortable with.Are there plenty of features with lynux.. there seems so many different versions... but i suppose the same can be said of windows..
Is this not enough for convincing oneself to switch? I sure think so!One good point is.. MS Windows £ Lots!... Lynux £ Free!
Well you better believe it, I installed the entire thing in just one go, no problems at all, every piece of hardware was correctly detected and worked when I got on the desktop, be it mouse (MX 700), keyboard (wireless), Audio, Video, Plextor CD Writer etc etc.. I guess I am one of the lucky ones to say the least. I had played around a bit with Red Hat 9 last year and this version was a piece of cake so to say. I think anyone who has installed the Windows OS can install this also. In fact with less things to do in the entire process.Quad were there any bad points with your trial run of Mandrake 10?
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