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Post by darth » Fri May 09, 2008 1:28 pm

Whew, excuse me, wipping the sweat off my brow. Ubuntu Linux it sure is different in many ways. Maybe Microsoft Vista got UAC idea from Linux or maybe the other way arround. I heard some Vista users complaining (minority?) about UAC nagging. Yes I believe it is for security reasons it is there. Well in Ubuntu Linux asking for password seems to be foreever there for some reason. In Linux, want to see your Host Files. Well unlock it, enter your password. Sign on, enter password. There are many other times also. Want to download Opera(did), Well after you download it, every Opera file is presented to you. Keep opening the Opera files, and finally you find the right on one to open the Opera GUI. So Vista users complaining about UAC nag, Linux maynot be for you.

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Re: One Week Later

Post by abfan123 » Fri May 09, 2008 2:03 pm

Well, If you don't like the UAC in Vista then there's a simple solution: Just turn it off.
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Re: One Week Later

Post by MysteryFCM » Fri May 09, 2008 4:13 pm

Don't get me started on Linux ..........

http://www.montanamenagerie.org/forum/v ... f=19&t=585

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Re: One Week Later

Post by André » Fri May 09, 2008 7:02 pm

I love Linux. HeHe...

Darth, Linux and I believe Mac both have UAC type dialogs, however, I find them a lost less nagging than UAC in Vista.
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Re: One Week Later

Post by addonsfan » Sun May 11, 2008 7:29 am

well, you can't really say just "linux". there's to many different types of linux, for one problem to apply to all.
it's ironic. the only thing I like about linux, is that it's open source, which give it the possibility of variety. the irony being that I still like Windows the best. want more irony? I like Vista better than WinXP.

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Re: One Week Later

Post by MysteryFCM » Sun May 11, 2008 7:52 am

addonsfan wrote:well, you can't really say just "linux". there's to many different types of linux, for one problem to apply to all.
You can ........ considering it's more than one problem, and I've tried (to date) over 40 distro's so far ..... (and just like Windows, they've all had their quirks ....... they're just a little more annoying and frustrating than the Windows quirks).

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Re: One Week Later

Post by addonsfan » Sun May 11, 2008 8:04 am

MysteryFCM wrote:
addonsfan wrote:well, you can't really say just "linux". there's to many different types of linux, for one problem to apply to all.
You can ........ considering it's more than one problem, and I've tried (to date) over 40 distro's so far ..... (and just like Windows, they've all had their quirks ....... they're just a little more annoying and frustrating than the Windows quirks).
well, if it's a problem in the kernel, you can. however, anyone that argues that no Linux isn't programmed by a huge corporation, which has a reputation to keep, I would agree with. I mean, Apple and Microsoft are a lot bigger than Red Hat, Inc.

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Re: One Week Later

Post by MysteryFCM » Sun May 11, 2008 8:13 am

Problems with the kernel are the least of my problems ........ and not all distro's had exactly the same problems ....... so yep, I still can just say "Linux"

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Re: One Week Later

Post by addonsfan » Sun May 11, 2008 8:20 am

ok ok ok... :lol:
I don't even use Linux, so I wouldn't know.

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Re: One Week Later

Post by darth » Sun May 11, 2008 1:50 pm

I maybe incorrect, but I think Red Hat charges about $80 for thier version of Linux. The latest Ubuntu Linux was a free download for me.
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Re: One Week Later

Post by André » Sun May 11, 2008 4:43 pm

Red Hat charges for support for their version. It's designed for corporations mostly that want someone to be able to call when they need help. They don't want to post on a forum and wait for someone to answers. That doesn't seem very professional in a business setting.
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Re: One Week Later

Post by darth » Sun May 11, 2008 4:59 pm

Thanks DrDrrae for the additional info. I was surprised, maybe I should'nt have been, but I downloaded Ubuntu 8.0.4 from the nation's first National Laboratory. Argonne National Laboratory, a mirror site for Linux. It seems to be up to date for Linux, well Unv of Chicago also. I got this info from Launchpad.net. It has all the listings and current status of updates for the mirror sites.
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Re: One Week Later

Post by Urmas » Sat May 17, 2008 9:23 am

MysteryFCM wrote:Don't get me started on Linux ..........

http://www.montanamenagerie.org/forum/v ... f=19&t=585
Steven,

256 megs of RAM is "borderline misery" when it comes to working with "full blown" live/install disks such as K/Ubuntu, Mandriva or PCLos. Get more memory - every little bit helps; 386 muuuuch better; 512 and you're flying.

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Re: One Week Later

Post by MysteryFCM » Sat May 17, 2008 1:15 pm

Lappy has Ubuntu 8.04, courtesy of Wubi, and alas it's not much better ........ (still loads alot faster than the 6.x and 7.x distro's did .... 10 mins (or there abouts) to desktop).

http://temerc.com/forums/viewtopic.php? ... 7#p3430707

256MB Ram is plenty for running the low end distro's such as Austrumi, Helix, DamnSmallLinux, Sidux, Ubuntu (pre-7.x). It's just the newer one's that are trying to be everything, that seem to be alot slower.

Can't afford any RAM atm (£33 to upgrade to 1GB, £22 to upgrade to 512MB, per machine ..... and I can't afford to do it for one machine atm) :( (indeed, my lappy only has 320MB Ram w/PIII 550mhz CPU - £60 to upgrade my lappy to 512MB :()

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Re: One Week Later

Post by darth » Sat May 17, 2008 4:02 pm

Well at first, I was ready to curse Ubuntu 8.0.4. But heck, the more I use it, the more I like it. Its on my backup machine, don'nt even know the make of this machine(probably home built). 1 ghz, Amd Duron CPU with 502MB Ram. I would guess the machine was built in the early 2000's, say 2002-2003. Came with a copy of XP Pro, someone had put on it. Wipped the HD. So has only Linux on it. At any rate the machine likes Linux and Linux likes the machine.
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Re: One Week Later

Post by darth » Sat May 17, 2008 4:54 pm

Steve as a follow up, First time I download Unbuntu to desktop, then used wubi to install. Second time I downloaded Unbuntu diskette to desktop. Made a copy of diskette to cd. Booted Unbuntu using CD. On desktop of Ubuntu in CD boot form there was a option to install. Clicked on it and the rest is history, Unbuntu made no mention of Wubi, so perhaps was a different type of installer. Don'nt know this for sure.
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Re: One Week Later

Post by abfan123 » Sat May 17, 2008 4:59 pm

MysteryFCM wrote: Can't afford any RAM atm (£33 to upgrade to 1GB, £22 to upgrade to 512MB, per machine ..... and I can't afford to do it for one machine atm) (indeed, my lappy only has 320MB Ram w/PIII 550mhz CPU - £60 to upgrade my lappy to 512MB )
Hmm, I'm not attempting to advertise certain other online store, But you're able to buy 1GB DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHZ RAM for as low as $20 (USD) include shipping... I've bought 2GB of RAM there (1GB X2 to make it dual-channel, Since my PC already had 1GB of RAM (2X512) and it works perfectly fine...
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Re: One Week Later

Post by André » Sat May 17, 2008 5:29 pm

abfan, electronics, for the most part, are more expensive in Europe.

Steve, you might want to try a lighter weight windows manager such as Fluxbox or Openbox. They take much less resources than Gnome or KDE.
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Re: One Week Later

Post by MysteryFCM » Sat May 17, 2008 5:31 pm

Cheers Drrae, I'll take a look into it :)

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Re: One Week Later

Post by André » Sat May 17, 2008 5:57 pm

And Xubuntu is Ubuntu with XFCE built in (also a lighter weight window manager) instead of Gnome.
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