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Author Topic: Trying Linux Again  (Read 169 times)
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« on: August 22, 2014, 07:01:40 pm »


I've just started trying out VL 7 standard edition on a Intel P4 based system. I first tried the live CD, and VL looked really nice, so I installed it. This is only the second distro I've tried. The first was Debian potato back in the first years of the millenium. I also bought a copy of LINUX: The Complete Reference 7th Edition since I was totally new to Linux back then. That distro took a lot of work to get up and running, and it worked for a few years on a really old machine that came with Win 3.1. Then when the X server suddenly refused to run anymore, I switched to Win2K with another computer. A few years ago a friend showed me Ubuntu and I thought it was really cool, but I didn't have a computer that wasn't too old to run it. I intend for Win2K to be the last version of MS Windows that I'll ever use, so I'm trying Linux again. I also used a PowerMac G4 some in the last few years and really liked it, so the cairo dock and leopardish themes probably also attracted me. VL was easy to install and set up, and there were only a few minor issues to getting it running. I also want to try wine and see how much of the software I've been using on the win2k box will run on Linux.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 07:30:04 pm »

Welcome, daftslacker.

Sounds to me like you will enjoy your stay here, the more so the less you try to use wine.


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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2014, 04:13:40 am »

Welcome to the forum.

I still have an install of W2K on my laptop, but haven't used it in over a year. Time to let it go.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 04:53:14 pm »

i think you'll also find, the more you use linux, that there are a plethera of applications and software options to meet your needs. and if there is something youd like that we dont already have in the package repositories just ask

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