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I would like to try Linux on one of my computers. Could everyone take a moment to give me their views and thoughts on it?
 

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The system is like unix.... its annoying, but secure ... if Windows kicks your *** I would stay away from it :D. But if you've been getting board with what Windows offers give it a try.

I would recommend Mandrake 8.2 its user friendly as Linux gets and even has some wizards. Not to mention to date it has the best database of recognized hardware.
 

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Thanks that's what I was wanting to hear. I was want to get different views on it. Windows has gotten very boring and dull to me.
 

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I play with it when I can. I haven't been able to play with lately. :( Mandrake is easy to use, with RedHat close second. I've seem to like Caldera. Oh yeah, Corell have a version out a long time ago, not sure if they still do. That was extremely easy. The setup was as easy as windows.
 

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Anyone ever try Slackware? I tried that back in '96. Never touched Linux before. After about a week I think I started to go crazy.
 

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What are you trying to get accomplished with using linux. If you want a be-all server using linux the best and easiest to manage is by far e-smith. It has builtin dhcp services, mail server, webserver, sql, router, firewall, ftp server, user accounts and a snot load of other things. check them out at www.e-smith.org
 

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I am just looking for a new toy to play with. Windows (my old toy) is getting boring.
 

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Is there any recommended reading for Mandrake other than the supplied user guide. Say an insider's guide of how to make use of it's best attributes. Our tech college centers on MS OSs, with a little NetWare, UNIX, Linux and I'm waiting to see what else.:|
 

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Last night at books a million I found what I thought was some real good books on Linux and mandrake. You might want to look there.
 

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I'm looking for book stores, no I don't think you get me here Drup. I wanted to know if anyone who had read something than the manual could recomend a specific book, you know with a title, maybe an author. Some times a particular writer has some wit.:book:
 

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Sorry my mistake.....
 

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Well, who ever you are (I can't see the user names), the minute you go to any browser after loading mandrake it goes to the main mandrake site that has LOTS of interesting reading.

BTW after the initial hard drive partitioning, Mandrake loads easier than windows and sees more hardware without asking for drivers.
 

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REDHAT LINUX SUSE LINUX is the best operating system they
are very stable they won't cash like crapy microsoft operating
systems but don't buy mandrake linux sucks microsoft O.S.
they crash sh1t never works right linux runs under unix like
windows runs under DOS microsoft is so crappy when it die's
you get the blue screen i have linux and windows truthly
i would not know where i would be with out my redhat linux
i had it for three years it did not crash on me yet i tried winXP
it crash on the second day i had it but linux you got to type
a little more i say windows is for the lasy you have to work
little harder on linux but its worth it trust me every day more
and more people are using linux people are starting to
understand how crappy microsoft is plus with linux its harder
for some one to hack in to your computer plus microsoft O.S.
hides files from you in the cookies folder that index.dat theres
info in there about where you been on the web and linux doe's not hide nothing plus linux is free
to download or you can buy it $39.99 cheapper then microsoftXP
there selling it for $179.99 and at circuit city there selling windows
98 for $200.00 they are ripping people of its not like that with
linux they don't care about money they just want you to be happy
here are some links to linux o.k.
redhat linux
suse linux
this is funny click here to reasons not to buy microsoft
not to buy windows
4869 reasons to avoid windowsXP
daily crashes
oh yeah there is a linux game where bill gates trys to put
windows on every computer and you have to shoot him its a fun
game people need to know about the truth about microsoft
 

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oh by the why mandrake is garbage if i was you i would get
redhat or suse trust me REAL LINUX USERS USE REDHAT OR
SUSE LINUX
 
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oh by the why mandrake is garbage
Why do you say it's garbage I use it and think it is the best distro for a new Linux user.

Maybe for an experienced user like you it's garbage but for a newbie I would recommend it highly.................:D
 

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I agree with speedo, Mandrake is not crap, oh and off topic neither is XP. :no: Now 98 could use some help but the XP is build on an entirely new kernel and is the most stable MS OS released. Not to mention that 99.0% of the market ... like it or not is made for Windows, everyone right now must use a Microsoft OS if they want to take advantage of the 2000 + dollar computer they bought, and in my option XP should be everyones choice as the most error free MS OS. As far as Linux Iv tried them all, and they are all stable, none crash -- and Mandrake is the most user friendly.
 

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when i first learned about linux my friend hes been using it for 3 years
before and i told him i bought mandrake 7.0 he was shocked cuz
i wanted to start using linux instead of windows so he came
over and installed mandrake then it crashed so he forget this
crap you need redhat so i learded how use linux with redhat
and all my friends say i keep getting a blue screen and i say
thats what you get for having windows so i tell them get linux
people don't know witch linux to get then they come back say
all these bad things about mandrake so i started to learn more
about mandrake and im not the only one i agree its easer then redhat or
suse but its not has good you have to learn some time about how powerfull
linux is and you really can't do it with mandrake sorry but thats
how i fill by the why SPEEDO i do have the windows 98 CD
some where right now i have been using my brothers computer
and its slow and i have every thing on mine i just moved and
i can't fined have of my software like my linux and it sucks using
a slow computer and that was cold that you did not help
i thought people here was nice but i guess i was wrong
i realy need my computer
:angry2: GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
 

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I disagree i put WINDOWS XP to the test very unstable i would
rather use mandrake then XP i was reading windows NT is more
stable then XP and why trust bill gates every O.S. he gave use
is unstable lets see we have windows 3.1, we have windows 95,
we can't forget windows 98, 2000, and ME that one has to be
the worst windows NT, windows XP and every one is disappointing as the other i think every one is better off with
out bill gates come on every idea he had he stole he stole ideas
from his friend he stole money from apple computers and this is the guy you want to trust thats america...
 
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