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Discussion in 'Exploring Computers!!' started by SmokeGrinder, December 22, 2004.

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  1. SmokeGrinder

    SmokeGrinder Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if there were many users of this superior operating system on the forum.....
     
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  3. MDPuckett84

    MDPuckett84 Flame On!

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    Yup :) Slackware usually, but lately redhat because it comes with a smp kernel out of the box. I've been to lazy to recompline a kernel for slackware with smp support
     
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    I use Mandrake on my server at the house.
     
  5. SmokeGrinder

    SmokeGrinder Well-Known Member

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    Yeah im running fedora core 3. I have to say im pretty pleased with it, it also supports symmetric multiprocessing right out the box so no need to recompile anything. Just had fun with X11. Why do they have to change everything so much! Thats got to be the only down side of linux.

    The other day it took me an hour to configure apache / php and mysql on an FC3 box. And four hours to configure it on a windows box. Of course there was more to install on the windows box…. VI for example just to make the operating system usable.
     
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    I use linspire on my old crap win98 computer, got a free copy and tried it. Works well hasnt crashed once.
     
  7. huskyfan23

    huskyfan23 Rah no Hans Bwix

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    I use the great old Windows XP.. don't know how to program so Linux isn't for me.
     
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    Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    When it takes an hour to copy a file from a floppy to the hard disk. I think I'll stick with xp. :D :D :D
     
  9. SmokeGrinder

    SmokeGrinder Well-Known Member

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    Howard dont be silly.... you were just mind blown by the pure power of Linux!
     
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    Sure, use Mandrake 10.1. Started od Slakware by d/ling about a million floppies on a 2400 buad modem, and it was a fast modem.
    Nowadays, just d/l the dvd iso, burn it and install.
     
  11. rfuree11

    rfuree11 Official Bikini Inspector

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    another mandrake 10.1 user
     
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    I've used Red Hat. Kinda fun to play around with. Thats about it.
     
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    im about to download fedora core 3 because it supports my new 64 bit system!
     
  14. SmokeGrinder

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    64 Bit from AMD :) Nice .... I hope this will get people to use Linux and stick with it.
    FC3 is pretty clean and bug free from what I can see.

    But you could always put MS Windows on there and run in 32 bit mode!!!! But why would you want to do that when you have a nice 64 Bit system.

    Thanks Microsoft :)
     
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    Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    You can now download windows xp 64 beta from Microsoft for free with a 365 day limit. :D
     
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    LoL That would be like putting diesel fuel in an 05 Mustang GT and trying to start it up ......
     
  17. Nate1

    Nate1 All 4 wheels locked

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    Apparently the beta is good... its the 3rd party hardware developers that are doing a piss poor job developing drivers for 64bit...
     
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    tdavis Linux Guru, Jack of All Trades Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    [root@pumpkin mail]# w
    15:23:12 up 79 days, 19:01, 2 users, load average: 0.76, 0.62, 0.66
     
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    Hey guys!

    I have a plan to put a modded XBOX in my Ex to use as a MP3/Video jukebox. What would you advise for this process. I know I can run LINUX on it, but I have little knowledge of the actual OS as of yet. What do you think of the idea. It shouldn't cost me much since the XBOX is one that was given to me with a faulty hard-drive.

    I figure:
    99 for 120 gig HD
    40-50 mod chip
    199 vid screen
    75 various wiring

    I 'm also wondering is there a gps or mapping program that I could use on the box.
     
  20. SmokeGrinder

    SmokeGrinder Well-Known Member

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    [thudson@paradox ~]$ su -
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    23:36:05 up 6:18, 3 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
    [root@paradox ~]#
     
  21. huskyfan23

    huskyfan23 Rah no Hans Bwix

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    Linux on the XBox is not very stable. You'd be best running something like XBMP (XBox Media Player).
     






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