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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most consumer-oriented linuxes these days are easy to install and use. You really should try some. For the usage they need (webbrowsing/email/word processor) it's similar enough imho.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is the best 64-bit Linux distro? I know many people have different preferences, and new ones are coming out regularly, but opinions?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best 64 linus distro....

Linux Mint
Ubuntu 12.10 (soon to be 13.04)
SUSE...

Check out Distrowatch
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I'd have to say F*** Ubuntu. I really needed a distro over the weekend for troubleshooting, I had limited time, and I just needed a Linux Live CD that would give me a terminal. Ubuntu was the quickest to download so I chose it.
I am not sure if the latest one has a terminal somewhere but I couldn't find it. Seriously ticked me off.
Went back to Knoppix. And had to waste another day fixing the problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ctrl-Alt-T will open a terminal...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did start my Linux "adventure" with Red Hat, some 15+ years ago. Was not an easy system to set up, but eventually got the "hang" of it. Had a pair of eyes on the screen that followed the mouse movements.. for amusement.
Not into much of computing activity today, except maintaining my own systems.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

evasive wrote:
Ctrl-Alt-T will open a terminal...


Great. How hard would an icon have been?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hardware Junkie wrote:
evasive wrote:
Ctrl-Alt-T will open a terminal...


Great. How hard would an icon have been?


Same with windows and Mac OSX, no terminal icon... Its the future... If you run linux, its always CTRL+ALT+T... you can then pin it to the sidebar...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr T wrote:
If you run linux, its always CTRL+ALT+T... you can then pin it to the sidebar...


This feels like Windows 95 all over again when they got rid of progman. I also hate Windows 8 and its garbage tablet interface.

I use command line all the time..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get into networking, enterprise style, most of those routers are still CLI only...
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