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selling on eBay for around 10 bucks seems quite interesting, free Word, immune to virus and all. I am gonna try this, Windows Now Closing!!!

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[ July 20, 2007: Message edited by: Harsha Jay ]
 
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immune to virus

well, i seriously doubt these are IMMUNE to viruses. The existing ones may not effect it, but if they gain popularity, you can bet someone will write a virus for it.
 
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Yeah but installing linux is crazy man, I just tried to install linux and ended up over writing the GRUB file or something
Another problem for me is, not too many local hardware guys help you out with a linux installation, but they all support windows...
 
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Originally posted by v ray:

Another problem for me is, not too many local hardware guys help you out with a linux installation, but they all support windows...



This is like saying "not too many local engineers help you out with steel and concrete, but they all support Legos."
 
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:


This is like saying "not too many local engineers help you out with steel and concrete, but they all support Legos."



Dont kill the messenger I just told it like it is. Anyway, I found one to help me out and in a day or 2, I'll have red hat installed on my system
 
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Originally posted by Harsha Jay:
selling on eBay for around 10 bucks seems quite interesting



PAY for Linux?
You are aware that most Linux distributions are free to download, right? If bandwidth is a problem, Ubuntu gives CD's away. Check with your local linux user group. They may have an install party scheduled or set you up with some install media.
 
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Installation is not that hard and you can dual boot Linux with Windows. The only piece of hardware that doesn't work mine is my DSL modem. I have it wired through a Cat5 cable then adapted to USB and plugged into my computer since I don't have a NIC. If I bought a NIC then it would work, but I'm trying to get one for free right now. If there's not driver for a specific device you have, just write one. That's that they say on the Linux Forums.

I have an optical USB Microsoft mouse and it works, NVidia GeForce graphics card works, Sound card works, I have JDK and NetBeans installed on it. My computer is about 5 years old, I would bet that some of the new hardwre would not be supported yet, the programmers have to have time to add them to the distribution.
 
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You are aware that most Linux distributions are free to download


Yes, I am aware and Last time I touched Linux was during 96'-97' just when I finished college.

But, I just went ahead to order since these shops are selling with other things like word, messenger, etc.,(The best part the word is interoperable ; they claim) which is good enough for anyone to start off right away.

And now Linux is mature and stable, no more payments to Dr Norton and their gang and Microsoft continously audits your machine...

Meanwhile, I need to find some user groups in gaithersburg.

BTW those free CDs takes like what at least 10 weeks to deliver.
[ July 24, 2007: Message edited by: Harsha Jay ]
 
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Originally posted by Harsha Jay:
But, I just went ahead to order since these shops are selling with other things like word, messenger, etc.



Any desktop Linux distribution worth using bundles those apps. What you're actually paying for is someone to burn a CD for you. And these guys do that for cheap.
What distribution(s) did you order?
 
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Hi,

I used slackware long time ago ..... then used red-hat, fedora or oracle mostly to install oracle on test or production systems.

From the first time to the last now is easy cake, almost next, nexy, next. But like all OS's.

 
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