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Author Topic: Hello from Sweden-Volvo town  (Read 4726 times)

acous

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Hello from Sweden-Volvo town
« on: May 17, 2007, 07:28:19 am »

Hello! I am a 25 year old guy from Gothenburg, Sweden. Developer of a new automatic climate control for Volvo. Have friends who just are a catastrophy when it comes to computers. They have old computers and I used to install win2k with firewall and antivirus, but after a while they just totally have messed it up and everything is extraordinary slow (how they do that?). So I thought of installing a fast linux for them and searched "fast linux" on google and came here  :D

I can not say that it worked out of the box, there were some issues, but it was fun learning and the forum here is just excellent! Now the Compaq Presario 1400 with pccard ethernet and webcam is working very well! And I do not think my friend and his family can mess this one up!  :D for what I heard about linux when you get it running it stays running. They just surf the web and chat with msn and I put those icons on the desktop.

Maybe I will start to use vector also...but I play a lot of games, mostly Q3 though and should be possible in Linux I know.

Cheers!  ;D

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nightflier

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Re: Hello from Sweden-Volvo town
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007, 09:36:26 am »

Velkommen.

A familiar story. Don't really know how they do it, but I have seen people render a win computer virtually useless in weeks. With Linux, they will still be able to mess with their own profile and settings, but the underlying system is protected. Enjoy the freedom!
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Re: Hello from Sweden-Volvo town
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2007, 12:09:49 pm »

Maybe I will start to use vector also...but I play a lot of games, mostly Q3 though and should be possible in Linux I know.
Hi and welcome to the fast lane... ;D. I used to play Q4 on VL until my previous laptop died a sudden death. You just need to download the native linux binaries from ID Software (and have the full windows game CD handy, of course).
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bigpaws

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Re: Hello from Sweden-Volvo town
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2007, 05:27:54 pm »

Welcome to Vector Linux.

Quake3 runs great in Linux.

Bigpaws
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acous

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Re: Hello from Sweden-Volvo town
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2007, 12:50:00 am »

thanks guys!  :D

Am trying to mod the icewm desktop now!

There should be a forum where everyone can write how to get vectorlinux to work on their computer model. Because I think hardeware issues is the biggest obstacle for ppl to start use linux.
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GrannyGeek

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Re: Hello from Sweden-Volvo town
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2007, 08:49:27 pm »

There should be a forum where everyone can write how to get vectorlinux to work on their computer model. Because I think hardeware issues is the biggest obstacle for ppl to start use linux.

There is a Hardware section on this forum. There are also several HowTo's dealing with hardware issues. So I think we're covered on hardware.
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Re: Hello from Sweden-Volvo town
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2007, 08:39:57 pm »

A bit late for me perhaps, but just as well: roligt att träffas, acous!
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