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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 05 Dec 2008 1:33 pm

I tried for the very first time putting Linux on a spare PC in the office..... for some things retrenchment is great..... and i did struggle with a few things.

The interface is not so bad, can't remember now if its Debian KDE or Knoppix but getting OpenOffice to work was touch. Getting our Brother all-in-one colour laser printer took almost a whole day for me to figure out.

One thing i didn't like so much was the choice of software bundled with the package. There was just TOO much! I mean there was three or four web interfaces alone plus some other stuff that looked like they could do the same functions. I really should rationalise the installation but don't know how.




For some things, MS still has an advantage. A consice package and ease of installation/removal being the two biggest.

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Postby DimWit Kid » Fri, 05 Dec 2008 2:37 pm

I agreed with all the above. I bought a Vista upgrade a couple of months after it is available here, and I had lots of issues with compatibility. But at this point in time it's not an issue anymore.

Main thing is that Vista (like XP or any other MS-Window OS) is very resource hungry. To run vista smoothly you need a more than adequate system. Try running it on your Pentium D 2GHz and you'll complain a lot. But if you run it on a quad processor and 4GB memory module, well, see it yourself, it runs smoothly.

If your computer is an old and marginal one, don't use vista....

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Postby durain » Fri, 05 Dec 2008 6:22 pm

if you want to try linux, download ubuntu. you can either install it on a seperate partition and dual boot or run it off the CD, so no need to install anything on your PC.

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Postby jpatokal » Sun, 07 Dec 2008 11:40 pm

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Postby sillingw » Mon, 08 Dec 2008 9:54 am

bigfilsing wrote:
sillingw wrote: I still wish Linux front ends were better.


Your kiddin right. If there one thing Linux got right it was the amazing choice of front ends .all massively able to change to anything you want.
Many things that are now found in Vista came from Linux / Macs
KDE, Gnome = faster n better than anything MS has dreamt up/ stolen.

I still struggle with some aspects of Linux...dont get me wrong. But the desk tops and front ends are top stuff :wink:


It's the ease of install and use that I mean, not the features, when I last looked, even configuring a printer was nearly impossible, let alone adding peripheral devices.

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Postby lesukendar » Sat, 20 Dec 2008 9:16 am

used Vista Home Premium for more than a year on a new hp laptop. Didnt encounter that many problem with it. As some people already said, you need a powerful computer to run vista. Compatibility with softwares.. now that depends on how much you use your computer.. If you're a hardcore computer gamer, you would say Vista sucks big time.

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Postby DimWit Kid » Mon, 22 Dec 2008 2:02 pm

lesukendar wrote:used Vista Home Premium for more than a year on a new hp laptop. Didnt encounter that many problem with it. As some people already said, you need a powerful computer to run vista. Compatibility with softwares.. now that depends on how much you use your computer.. If you're a hardcore computer gamer, you would say Vista sucks big time.


Well, if you are a hardcore gamer and you use Quadcore 9xxx or i7, I don't think Vista will hinder you at all.... (Why would it be in the first place? Your problem with gaming usually comes from hardware not OS).


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