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Offline iamaboringperson

Why Linux is Not for You!
« on: April 18, 2003, 04:31:08 AM »
 

Offline z36ra

Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2003, 04:52:59 AM »
MSLinux

I couldnt resist.

Offline The_Beast

Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2003, 06:46:41 AM »
i hear bill gates has a penguin phobia    :-P  :-P  :-P
 

Offline JoNty

Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2003, 09:13:38 AM »
Far from it. I have photos that prove differently.
 

Offline Waccoon

Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2003, 11:09:46 AM »
Yup.  People need to stop thinking that an "OS" is a fully integrated product like WIndows or MacOS.  Linux is a kernel, which is only just a small part of the whole system.  Linux, by itself, doesn't even use graphics.  You need an X server to do that.  To me, there's no point trying to go up against MS Windows if you have to use X Windows.

Besides, think about the origins of Linux.  It was designed to be a low-cost version of UNIX for programming students.  Linux is not UNIX, but it sure does work like it.  Until someone finds a way to ditch X Windows and write up a whole new GUI system  and environment from scratch, I don't think Linux will be getting much action on the desktop any time soon.

I hate Windows, but I hate Linux and MacOS even more.  So, what options does that leave me?
 

Offline dammy

Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2003, 11:27:34 AM »
by Waccoon on 2003/4/18 6:09:46

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I hate Windows, but I hate Linux and MacOS even more. So, what options does that leave me?


BeOS?

Dammy
Dammy

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arix-OS/414578091930728
Unless otherwise noted, I speak only for myself.
 

Offline alx

Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2003, 12:37:00 PM »
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I hate Windows, but I hate Linux and MacOS even more. So, what options does that leave me?

BeOS?


Errm... maybe AOS/MOS? :-)

Offline KennyR

Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2003, 01:18:35 PM »
Linux is too user-unfriendly. It's probably a gem when you get to know it (after about a decade or so), but I'd rather use a system with integral GUIs and meaningfully-named files (i.e. not mkdir, cat, ls, mv, etc.).

I already made this choice in my mind years ago: Windows sucks, Linux sucks, don't like Macs, don't know BeOS, QNX has no software...oh well, I'll stick to AOS and MOS.
 

  • Guest
Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2003, 01:37:41 PM »
http://www.blueeyedos.com/

Linux for the masses.
 

Offline T_Bone

Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2003, 01:43:10 PM »
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mdma wrote:
http://www.blueeyedos.com/

Linux for the masses.


just glanced at the site, is this that Atheos fork?
this space for rent
 

  • Guest
Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2003, 02:03:28 PM »
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just glanced at the site, is this that Atheos fork?


No, it's a custom Linux kernel, with various speed-up hacks, and custom X-server code with speed ups and an implementation of the BEOS API and toolkits.

You can just re-compile old beos code, and it works.

Basically you get the nice API's and responsiveness of BeOS, with the hardware support of the Linux kernel.
 

Offline amigamad

Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2003, 03:42:58 PM »
linux is great to use easier than xp to install and never crashes unlike windows xp.I also like beos the best version is beos 5 pe max edition just over 200 meg download unpacks to about 600 meg, or why not try qnx also a free download .Ive had more problems with windows  than ive ever had with linux.and when do you ever have to reinstall linux because it has screwed up
I once had an amigaone xe but sold it .

http://www.tamiyaclub.com
 

  • Guest
Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2003, 03:48:45 PM »
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linux is great to use easier than xp to install and never crashes unlike windows xp


Now I'm a devout Gentoo user, and can't stand windows.  BUT, i'm stand up for XP here.

XP has a microkernel that is ROCK SOLID.  It will not crash unless you have a badly written driver as drivers run in kernel space.  That's hardly XP's fault is it.  It's the same on all microkernel's (AFAIK) apart from QNX as nothing but the kernel runs in kernel space.

As for apps crashing, well thats another story. A combination of crap API's and crap programmers (Both the OS and application developers)
 

Offline Paul_Gadd

Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2003, 04:15:08 PM »
Windows 2000 pro is the best version of Windows imo, rockstable, if a program does crash the whole thing does not come tumbling down like a stack of cards, i blame the programs people install, not the OS.
 

Offline KennyR

Re: Why Linux is Not for You!
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2003, 04:46:03 PM »
XP may be stable, but it's also slowest and most memory hungry OS in existence.