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I dont know how many Linux fans we have here, but
with the advent of RH 8 I would think more people
will be dropping MS and going Linux.

I have been running the beta for a while, and
its grand, they imported all system key short
cuts from Windows to Linux, so now ctrl-c cuts
and ctrl-v pastes, its way faster than Windows,
more reliable to, but that goes without saying..

If your new to Linux and want to get into it
point your ftp client to ftp.redhat.com and
download the iso`s for RH 8, the best comparison
is MAC-OSX..

Si
 

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i need to get a new HD and try out RH. i toyed with 7 back in the day and gave up too easily. anybody gonna help me if i decide to go for it?
 

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hey.. Si.. can you set up an AIM file transfer to sent those ISO's over to me? the mirrors are all loaded right now...
 

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(yes.. I was joking there)
 

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I am going to have to mess with RH 8. I use to mess with version like 4 or 5 I think it was a few years ago... Really liked it alot! What a stable OS.. But back then, it was harder to configure things like your modem, video card and such.. Not, I am sure it is much much easier. How does the new version of X windows look?

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The problem is that there isn't enough application software. And what application software does exist is a bunch of junk. Not to mention that it's a ***** to configure. I installed it a few years ago had three old pc's and had to mix and match hardware into one machine to finally come up with something that it would install on.

Keep dreaming the Mac is a much more viable alternative to Windows if that is what you seek.
 

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First off:) There are alot of mirrors around at
this point, when I have time today I`ll search
for them, if not I`ll put the iso`s on my webspace
and you can download them.

I have been using RH off and on since 5.2, and yes
back in those days the apps sucked, but now, I
am 100% linux since 7.2, I have open office for all
my office work, I have evolution for my ms exchange.
Plus I installed citrix on my 2000 box so I could use
Photoshop if need be... Needless to say I am one
happy camper, no more MS b.s, reduction in crashes
is considerable compared to MS, plus I can better
run virtual PC`s for networking experiements with
vmware (www.vmware.com).

If anyone would like any help in installing it, or wants
input on comparable ms apps, then please just holla
and I will more than gladly help.

Quick tip, you only need disc 1 and 2 for RH8, the
rest are supplementry.

Cheers

Si
 

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Ya big guuuuuuuuuurll

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Lafrad said:
hey.. Si.. can you set up an AIM file transfer to sent those ISO's over to me? the mirrors are all loaded right now...
 

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Ill help out if you wish mate.

Si

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i need to get a new HD and try out RH. i toyed with 7 back in the day and gave up too easily. anybody gonna help me if i decide to go for it?
 

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I had Windows 2000 Professional on my machine at work and home... no crashes in two years.

If they came out with this 4 yrs ago in the Win 95/98 era then maybe but now it's too late... don't talk stable because the last two Win 2000 and Win XP are totally stable.
 

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yea.. I never have had any stability problems with 2000/XP that I couldn't blame on myself being an idiot (overclock too high, overwote boot sector, stupid software....)
 

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Stable, depending on what you use it for, The memory mangement
is still qwirky esp when your running low.. Also, security, I can choose what I want to be conveyed over the net, MS has its own agenda for that.

IIS, nice concept, bad execution... Active Directory
so far is pretty stable..

I am not trying to create
an argument, I have had administration experience with
both in a corperate enviroment,
And I prefer the penguin:)

Si

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I had Windows 2000 Professional on my machine at work and home... no crashes in two years.

If they came out with this 4 yrs ago in the Win 95/98 era then maybe but now it's too late... don't talk stable because the last two Win 2000 and Win XP are totally stable.
 

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The short tuxedo wearing greasy flightless bird? :)

Heh I've actually played with all versions of Linux/unix at one time or another.
I tried to get half life working on the machine but never could, just for dedicated server purposes.

Couldn't get the software needed to run win programs loaded properly, well I did, but there were always conflicts.

Red hat was nice, I also liked Corel's installer. Very good stuff there :)
 

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The Corell Installer is Nice, I do have to admit but I did not like the GUI as much as the RedHat one
 

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Isnt Corel's Linux distro dead now?

Could anyone hook me up with a copy of VMware for linux and/or FreeBSD? I like linux/freebsd, but theres so many windows programs that i use that dont have a decent port.
 
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