I thought you were moving to linux? why do you still need ms products?Originally Posted by ChalkyTopGun
but anyways... ive used ~4 clones, all real simple
http://gaim.sf.net -- does all protocols
any jabber client - http://jabber.org
If xmms can't physically find the file on a playlist it skips it. don't expect it to still be able to play it if the partition its on is unmounted.2. The whole mount/unmount thing is fine for HDD partitions but when I want to run MP3s through XMMS it may or not play them or just refuse to replay them when I have already listened to a whole bunch of them, it just whizzes through the list at the speed of lightening - just WHAT is that about ?
im not sure about the other problems... maybe its mounting things too
as with windows, the default kernel that comes with linux is generic. its built to run on almost any pc its to be installed on.3. I really would of thought that it would of loaded up super super fast. Booting, I mean. I have heard so much of "runs on low spec machine etc..". MY Windows XP runs on turbo.
you want speed? compile your own.
i got a bot up difference from ~3 mins to less than 50 secs
linux's main goal isn't to be user friendly, it world domination muahahahah4. Driver installation, software installation, the help system (Windows help on the start menu and its contents are excellent), device manager configuration, program naming, the control centre/mandrake control centre all have immense end-user limited use and most of all having to use the command line merely to install software or invoke mounting is completely user UN-friendly.
the power of linux _is_ the command line.
i use it to install all my software, its very quick once you know how to use it, probally quicker than any gui utility
on the topic of mounting: most file browsers have a good mounting system anyway. im assuming you are using mandrake due to the forum... mandrake even uses supermount - go into the /mnt dir and it will mount the drive
if you are talking about refresh rates in X, no one forgot to incorporate it into the OS, it doesn't have it. thats why we have X5. Setting screen refresh rates !!!!! OMG - who forgot to incorporate this into the operating system ??? He needs sacking NOW!. I get 75 hz on my 19' Sony display when I need 85! On a Gefore 4Ti as well ? Come on people.
and how can someone whos working on something for nothing, just because they love what they're doing be sacked?
take a look in the mandrake center thing under monitors, i think theres something there.. i haven't used it in a while so i might be wrong.
hmm, maybe if it put this in another perspective...Now before you think, here we have a newbie who doesn't know much let me just clear something. I have come up from the DOS, Windows Ver 1.0 world to XP Pro and Active Directory networks. I am a Windows 2000 MCSE and I have 15 years of computer experience building and repairing PCs and building networks and for me to say this operating sucks at worst I think is something.
"I drive a porsche. I got in an aeroplane yesterday and tried to fly it. i crashed. planes suck because i can't fly them but i can drive a car."
To me that seems like what you're saying. You can't expect windows and unix to be similar. they are completly different. Did the windows 95 ui suck because it wasn't progman? no, it was just different. does Xp's ui suck because its all bubbly? no, its just different..(well.. maybe it does suck... :P )
Aparently you haven't has 15 years unix experience...
I think they have thought alot about this, and its just what they are driving at. They are as easy to install as windows, maybe easier. they include a plethora of apps for everyday desktop use. they are easy to use, with gui tools for the inexperienced and command line utils for the pros.If mandrake, red hat want to bring Linux in the desktop world it has to think again.
neither have i. I have full faith that when i findo out how to do it, it will work fine.Also note - I have not tried this in a networking environment, God give me strength if it ever Comes round to that !
Take with 2 cups of coffee and see me in the morningAnybody else have thoughts on what I have just said.
you think they will help you in here?Grant
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