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09 Jan 2010   #1111
spinifex

 
 

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today i joined 7 forums and want to know which linux is best seeing that their is talk about it

Ask Smartyeyeball, he just loves it, he wouldn't use anything else.
Lol, If Linux software had testicles - right now they would be black, blue and totally inverted.... then removed and kicked again. And again. And again.


And once more for that hidden dependency or obscure damn counter-intuitive setting. Su this sudo that sh my asss. dpkg yast AAGGH1

Guess which new install is getting scrapped and getting a do over?

I think I have the 5AM crazies ....

Flapping linux..... JUST DO AS YOU ARE TOLD FFS!


Temper, temper.................had a hard night, did we??
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09 Jan 2010   #1112
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Today this poor bloke made Youtube, Ouchhhhh


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dgKoUPjdYs

They say he wasn't hurt.
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09 Jan 2010   #1113
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Ouch indeed Jfar
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09 Jan 2010   #1114
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Today I finally finished configuring Ubuntu 9.10 to just the way I wanted it. However in typical Linux fashion, upon next restart it was broken

So instead of spending many hours discovering what the problem was, in a fit of pique, I decided to "apt-get F**cked Ubuntu" and wiped it completely and replaced it with Opensuse 11.2

Yes, it's official - Windows has made me lazy
Ubuntu 9.10 is indeed an OS to marvel at;

sudo apt-get a-grip && install usable-OS

RAW Drive

Anyways, today i have been restoring that partition and bravely reinstalling Ubuntu (unplugged my hd0 this time!).

How does OpenSuse compare to Ubuntu?
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09 Jan 2010   #1115
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad to see you're getting it sorted mate.
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09 Jan 2010   #1116
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Glad to see you're getting it sorted mate.
Thanks Ted, so far everything is going swimmingly.
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10 Jan 2010   #1117
smarteyeball

 
 

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How does OpenSuse compare to Ubuntu?
Both have their strengths and weakness.

But overall, OpenSuse looks and feels more 'polished' out of the box and does have a much more pleasant default theme than Ubuntu. Obviously that it is only a small part to it all, but it does make a better first impression.

It also auto mounts NTFS partitions out of the box, making access to NTFS drives a hell of a lot more easier than 9.10 ever did.

I'm using the KDE desktop instead of gnome. Overall, in some areas it's 'easier' to work with and in other areas... well, it's still Linux

Installing proprietary drivers (like damn video drivers) is easier in Ubuntu than Suse. But getting sound to work was far easier in Suse than tracking down libs/dependencies in Ubuntu.

I also grew to loathe Ubunutu's Grub2 - from a laypersons point of view, it seemed like more trouble than it was worth. Modifying the suse loader via GUI is so much more pleasant.

I also find myself using the terminal a lot less for everything in Suse compared to ubuntu.

The YaST2 package manager is a mixed bag. For certain packages, it's very easy when the one-click option works. Then again, I also like Synaptic and apt-get can be handy but does lack the 'single click' install option.

Connecting to a Windows network seems easier than Suse, but I haven't played with that too much yet.

Currently, I prefer OpenSuse to ubuntu.


Honestly, I like both -with certain reservations of course


But I do find ubuntu is far easier to break. As for repairing either, well - not surprisingly, I have little patience with either
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10 Jan 2010   #1118
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I played around with Linux for a little while and the main thing I found to make things easier is to totally avoid the use of Grub

If you use the advanced install option you can ensure that the boot files are loaded onto the actual Linux partition, and leave the boot partition alone completely.

It is then a fairly simple task to use easyBCD to set-up the loading from within the Windows loader.

Ubuntu 9.10 also has the WUBU option which sets up the Linux as a type of bootable VHD and thus also avoids Grub
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10 Jan 2010   #1119
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I played around with Linux for a little while and the main thing I found to make things easier is to totally avoid the use of Grub
+1.
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10 Jan 2010   #1120
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi all

I AM ROOT -- YOU WILL OBEY ....

Actually I've had Linux as a server for ages and ages -- but now am in the process of ditching it in favour of W2008 Server.

Finally MS have woken up to the fact that Servers DON'T have to be desktop OS'es.

W2003 Server and W2008 server are really EXCELLENT products but of course they aren't free. Fortunally these are available if you have a technet subscription.

To learn about OS'es Linux is probably the best teaching tool there is -- especially as root you can destroy the whole system with a few commands if you aren't careful -- you soon learn.

However for the general public out there it'll never become mainstream.

I wouldn't even recommend it as a general purpose desktop -- but as a FREE server -- why not.

Most people who use Linux on their desktops are always re-installing it every so often -- I can't be bothered doing this any more.

As a server Linux is reliable -- often 6 months or more between re-boots -- W2008 also looks good in the reliability stakes.

Cheers
jimbo
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