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Offline whabang

No more linux for me...
« on: September 30, 2003, 08:54:05 AM »
By the gods! It's even more bloated than Windows! :-o
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Offline Warface

Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2003, 09:03:03 AM »
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By the gods! It's even more bloated than Windows!


Wonder why those bashing linux are using it at all?  :roll:

It's ain't that bad, despite that I only use it when I have to. :-)
 

Offline whabang

Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2003, 09:07:17 AM »
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Wonder why those bashing linux are using it at all?

I had to try it to get an opinion, right? :-)
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Offline Argo

Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2003, 09:13:26 AM »
Uh, is that possible?
 

Offline whabang

Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2003, 09:22:57 AM »
Yes.
I assume that it can be modified, but I ain't got the time for that. :-(
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Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2003, 10:31:01 AM »
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whabang wrote:
By the gods! It's even more bloated than Windows! :-o


No, Windows just hides it's bloat... Linux hangs it out for all to see..

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2003, 10:32:43 AM »
@ whabang

Try Gentoo!
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Offline whabang

Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2003, 10:48:27 AM »
Will do!
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Offline mikeymike

Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2003, 12:16:19 PM »
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By the gods! It's even more bloated than Windows!


I can't wait to hear the justification for this one...

Offline Acill

Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2003, 12:20:21 PM »
Well its still got a long way to go, but its quite good if your an advanced computer user. Its a bit complicated for most people. If it ever gets past that M$ may have some serious threat on it hands. Its all about finding a build you like and cant fit to your tastes.
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Offline whabang

Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2003, 01:33:43 PM »
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I can't wait to hear the justification for this one...

Quite simple actually,
I basically use my computer for surfing and some simple web-design. I want a small, fast OS without web-servers, advanced backup utilities (I burn everything to CD), and three zillion other utilities that I have no use for.
Not that  Windows is better, at least Linux have never crashed on me. :-)
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Offline whabang

Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2003, 01:35:19 PM »
@Acill
Probably,
So far I've only been running Mandrake and Vector linux.  I'm sure there's plenty of distros that would duit my needs better...
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Offline Seehund

Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2003, 02:12:40 PM »
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whabang wrote:
I want a small, fast OS without web-servers, advanced backup utilities (I burn everything to CD), and three zillion other utilities that I have no use for.
Not that  Windows is better, at least Linux have never crashed on me. :-)


Seems to me like you would prefer Linux then, at least from an anti-bloat perspective compared to Windows. With the Linux distros you get a bazillion of optional software packages included on the CD:s. If you don't want the web servers, backup utils et c., you don't have to install it. If you install it, you don't have to use/run it. With Windows you rarely have a choice, everything is part of Windows, and you don't get a ton of apps included to choose from.

From a RAM-usage and speed perspective, I personally find a full X/GNOME/KDE install at least as lean and snappy as WinXP on the same hardware. But that by itself is maybe not a ringing endorsement... ;) A modern, graphical Linux desktop is more fun on modern hardware, just like a modern Windows version.

I usually go nuts and install everything I think I could possibly find a use for some rainy day - it doesn't waste RAM/CPU if I don't run it, and disk space is cheap... ;)
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Offline dammy

Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2003, 02:45:14 PM »
by whabang on 2003/9/30 8:35:19

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So far I've only been running Mandrake and Vector linux. I'm sure there's plenty of distros that would duit my needs better...


Personally, I like RedHat since it can default to a fairly barebones install to moderate barebone install depending on which option you chose at install.  You can add/delete apps/libs further into the install options at you wishes.  I perfer, if I have a large HD, to install everything and turn off what I'm not using.  It's better to have it and not use until needed then trying to get it installed with a zillion dependencies bitching about something.

As far as bloat, it's probably XWindows is doing it.  This is the reason I said years ago that if Amiga had slapped on a WB on Linux kernel, we would be jamming like Mac's OSX. Linux really needs a light weight GUI system.  Maybe a future AROS side project? ;)

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Offline ple3003

Re: No more linux for me...
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2003, 02:52:00 PM »
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By the gods! It's even more bloated than Windows!
Yeah...  or at least it feels like kind of bloat.
Have given it a try a few times, but it is too wierd to be something for me. Sure, it can be made to look god. Great networking capabilities, and pretty viri-free. But far too strange to be my chioce of desktop OS.
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