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Replying to Linux Distro Most Like Windows?
Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:53 AM
linux is linux
windows is.. wtf is that thing...? old the time "kernel panic"... "bluescreen"... =/... but it is necessary to recognize that it has comforts "some time"
Posted 28 February 2007 - 09:25 PM
If no, then drop Linux, you will regret running it.
There hasn't been a Linux distribution for Windows user to just drop it because they claim that it's not easy to use.
Also, there's no native way to run Windows binary on Linux, just the same as is it possible to run Windows binary natively on MacOS X. (However, some MacOS X software can run on Linux and vice versa, but requires recompilation).
Posted 28 February 2007 - 05:44 AM
I think I am in love.
And yes, Quatrux, I agree with you when you say, Linux GUI does not need to look like Windows. It is far better in Ubuntu. May be because it is inspired by UI of both Windows and Mac OS. I read in their documentations that the KDE based distro, Kubuntu, was much closer to Windows and you could try that.
But I am sticking with Ubuntu I think. Another thing that I liked about Ubuntu is how easy it is to install it as a dual boot along with Windows XP. There were about six steps, involving language selection, time zone selection, partitioning and similar stuf, and it was good to go!
It comes packaged with basic suite of multimedia players, and productivity application like Open Office.
The font set is something I wish would be a bit more expanded in terms of different fonts. I mean, there are a lot - a lot - of fonts. I could even find fonts for the different regional langauges. But in terms of English fonts, it leaves much to be desired. May be a hunt downt the internet would help me out. (It has a good set of Sans-serif fonts, but not that good collection of Serif fonts).
Posted 28 February 2007 - 05:09 AM
Posted 27 February 2007 - 08:11 PM
Compiling code is a skill I hope doesnt get lost, being able to define the arguments for installs based on your computer is a fantastic idea, have a neat processor with more cache? or have an obscene amount of RAM and want the program to use a large file sizes? NO PROBLEM! Of course this is assuming the software has these options.
While dependencies might be a hassle its much better than the same information being on your computer 10 times installed by different programs (*cough* DLLs *cough*).
It still boils down to support for most people, I have an old Canon i320 printer that I have to use on my roomates computer because the only linux drivers out there are proprietary and charged for. Frustrating.
Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:29 AM
All else considered, I've had the most success with Ubuntu. Easy to install, and easy to navigate. Using the package manager is a breeze, but be wary installing software that needs to be compiled
Posted 27 February 2007 - 05:36 AM
next to them is Fedora core. Ultimately debian, gentoo and slackware, which are pretty good for the power users, but once you have a feel of it there is nothing compared to the power, speed and configurability of these distros.
my favourite being slackware.
Posted 26 February 2007 - 06:28 PM
Another good one (never tested, but it looks a lot like it) is Linux XP ( http://www.linux-xp.com/ ).
A last addition I want to add is ReactOS ( http://www.reactos.org/ ), it is open source, but I don't think it's linux. Anyway, it realy mimick the windows look.
Posted 23 February 2007 - 03:47 AM
Posted 23 February 2007 - 12:40 AM
I could set up a distro to do everything my grandmother needs to do. But my father would reject the idea of file permissions and would always want to run defrag... (and on a side note probably thinking he's supporting the communist party)
Its awesome your being pro-active, I will help any of my friends with their issues for the sake of the 'cause'. The gaming industry is still dictating trends right now in my opinion. I get alot of resistance still not sure why, perhaps I get too technical on people.