Don't Fear the Penguin: A Newbie's Guide to Linux

Posted: 01-22-2009, 11:30 AM
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._to_linux.html

Enjoy!

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Don't Fear the Penguin: A Newbie's Guide to Linux


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diggerop
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Re: Don't Fear the Penguin: A Newbie's Guide to Linux
Posted: 01-22-2009, 11:50 AM
"Alias" <iamaliasNUKE@gmailTHIS.com> wrote in message
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> http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._to_linux.html
>
> Enjoy!
>
> Alias


From that same article .....

"In some cases, hardware manufacturers may choose not to release
specifications for their devices, which can make Linux support difficult or
impossible, "



Says it all for me


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Re: Don't Fear the Penguin: A Newbie's Guide to Linux
Posted: 01-22-2009, 11:58 AM
diggerop wrote:
> "Alias" <iamaliasNUKE@gmailTHIS.com> wrote in message
> news:gl9ld0$d1v$1@news.motzarella.org...
>> http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._to_linux.html
>>
>>
>> Enjoy!
>>
>> Alias
>
>
>
> From that same article .....
>
> "In some cases, hardware manufacturers may choose not to release
> specifications for their devices, which can make Linux support difficult
> or impossible, "
>
>
>
> Says it all for me
>
>
Depends on what hardware you're talking about. Try putting Vista on an
AMD XP Athlon 2200+ with 1 GB of RAM and an AGP nVidia 6200 video card.
Ubuntu runs like silk. Vista would crawl like a snail.

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Mike Brannigan
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Re: Don't Fear the Penguin: A Newbie's Guide to Linux
Posted: 01-22-2009, 12:02 PM
Off topic - not even vaguely relevant to Windows VISTA.

PLONK
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Mike Brannigan

"Alias" <iamaliasNUKE@gmailTHIS.com> wrote in message
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> Enjoy!
>
> Alias
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Re: Don't Fear the Penguin: A Newbie's Guide to Linux
Posted: 01-22-2009, 12:16 PM
Mike Brannigan wrote:
> Off topic - not even vaguely relevant to Windows VISTA.
>
> PLONK
Mike Brannigan

Yes, it is on topic as an alternative to Vista which even MS says is crap.

Thank you for plonking me. Now I don't have to hear your drivel and Net
cop bullshit.

Alias

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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._to_linux.html
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> Enjoy!
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> Alias
Mike Hall - MVP
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Re: Don't Fear the Penguin: A Newbie's Guide to Linux
Posted: 01-22-2009, 12:35 PM
"Alias" <iamaliasNUKE@gmailTHIS.com> wrote in message
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> diggerop wrote:
>> "Alias" <iamaliasNUKE@gmailTHIS.com> wrote in message
>> news:gl9ld0$d1v$1@news.motzarella.org...
>>> http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._to_linux.html
>>>
>>> Enjoy!
>>>
>>> Alias
>>
>>
>>
>> From that same article .....
>>
>> "In some cases, hardware manufacturers may choose not to release
>> specifications for their devices, which can make Linux support difficult
>> or impossible, "
>>
>>
>>
>> Says it all for me
>>
>>
>
> Depends on what hardware you're talking about. Try putting Vista on an AMD
> XP Athlon 2200+ with 1 GB of RAM and an AGP nVidia 6200 video card. Ubuntu
> runs like silk. Vista would crawl like a snail.
>
> Alias

That's what comes of ruining old, underpowered stuff.

Vista is not too bad at all in 1gb as long as the video element has its own
dedicated memory as your system has. Where 1gb is shared between normal ops
and video as in virtually all laptops and tower systems where video is on
board, performance does indeed take a hit.

When Win 7 gets to RTM, you are going to have a much tougher time selling
the Ubuntu speed advantage because Win 7 is every bit as fast as XP, and on
older hardware..

Another quote from the article..

"Occasionally you may encounter a certain Windows application for which no
Linux equivalent exists, and that you simply can't live without. In such
cases a software package called Wine--available through the Synaptic Package
Manager--can sometimes help. Wine is an emulation layer that lets you run
native Windows software in Linux. It doesn't work for every application, but
the list of supported programs is always growing."

You told me that ALL Windows stuff will run in 'Wine"

I don't think that computer users fear the penguin. They just do not like to
be marginalized, especially those who are not and don't want to be
'technical'

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Re: Don't Fear the Penguin: A Newbie's Guide to Linux
Posted: 01-22-2009, 01:03 PM
Mike Hall - MVP wrote:
> "Alias" <iamaliasNUKE@gmailTHIS.com> wrote in message
> news:gl9n13$si8$1@news.motzarella.org...
>> diggerop wrote:
>>> "Alias" <iamaliasNUKE@gmailTHIS.com> wrote in message
>>> news:gl9ld0$d1v$1@news.motzarella.org...
>>>> http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._to_linux.html
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Enjoy!
>>>>
>>>> Alias
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> From that same article .....
>>>
>>> "In some cases, hardware manufacturers may choose not to release
>>> specifications for their devices, which can make Linux support
>>> difficult or impossible, "
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Says it all for me
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Depends on what hardware you're talking about. Try putting Vista on an
>> AMD XP Athlon 2200+ with 1 GB of RAM and an AGP nVidia 6200 video
>> card. Ubuntu runs like silk. Vista would crawl like a snail.
>>
>> Alias
>
>
> That's what comes of ruining old, underpowered stuff.
My "old, underpowered stuff" runs just fine, thank you very much and
your patronizing manner is duly noted.
> Vista is not too bad at all in 1gb as long as the video element has its
> own dedicated memory as your system has. Where 1gb is shared between
> normal ops and video as in virtually all laptops and tower systems where
> video is on board, performance does indeed take a hit.
>
> When Win 7 gets to RTM, you are going to have a much tougher time
> selling the Ubuntu speed advantage because Win 7 is every bit as fast as
> XP, and on older hardware..
Yeah, but it's Windows with its built-in vulnerabilities to malware.
>
> Another quote from the article..
>
> "Occasionally you may encounter a certain Windows application for which
> no Linux equivalent exists, and that you simply can't live without. In
> such cases a software package called Wine--available through the
> Synaptic Package Manager--can sometimes help. Wine is an emulation layer
> that lets you run native Windows software in Linux. It doesn't work for
> every application, but the list of supported programs is always growing."
>
> You told me that ALL Windows stuff will run in 'Wine"
No I didn't. Photoshop does run very well, though.
> I don't think that computer users fear the penguin.
Yes, they do thanks to FUD from MS shills like you.
> They just do not
> like to be marginalized, especially those who are not and don't want to
> be 'technical'
And Window requires no technical knowledge? Puhlease!

Alias
 
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