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Sun 28/11/04 at 12:23
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I'm seriously contemplating moving to Linux for several reasons.

1) The 64-bit version of Mandrake Linux is out now so I can take advantage of this.
2) I would still keep Windows XP installed so I can use that if I need to.
3) WineX can emulate most programs that don't have a linux port as far as I can tell - e.g. Macromedia Studio MX??
4) It's free and legally so....

I'm thinking of using Mandrake 64-bit. Can anyone give me any advice on what to expect, hints, tips, etc?
Mon 29/11/04 at 06:02
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gamesfreak wrote:

> It's different as well and I'd highly reccomend it if you are
> thinking of doing programming or doing some form of Computer Science
> at college or university.

I don't. You actually waste more time setting it up and stuff than if you ignored it altogether.
Sun 28/11/04 at 20:23
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Nimco wrote:
> What's better about Linux?

Depends really.

Linux is more powerful in terms of what you can do with your system. You can tweak everything within it.

It's different as well and I'd highly reccomend it if you are thinking of doing programming or doing some form of Computer Science at college or university.

Oh and one more thing: It's free :-)
Sun 28/11/04 at 19:19
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This may sound like a stupid question, but what are the actual advantages of Linux over Win XP? I know my way around Windows and it does everything I need it to. What's better about Linux?
Sun 28/11/04 at 17:32
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Nimco wrote:
> 1) The 64-bit version of Mandrake Linux is out now so I can take
> advantage of this.

The 64bit version of Gentoo Linux is out aswell.

> 3) WineX can emulate most programs that don't have a linux port as
> far as I can tell - e.g. Macromedia Studio MX??

You can purchase *cough* acquire a package called Crossover Office which is a subset of wine but with a few extra's, it'll alow you to install Office as well as a few other things (Photoshop, Macromedia etc)

> I'm thinking of using Mandrake 64-bit. Can anyone give me any advice
> on what to expect, hints, tips, etc?

Mandrake is boring.

(This is my opinion of it anyway) - It's too much like Windows, you just put the disc in and it installs - But there again people like that.

I suggest learning a few simple bash commands and understand the terminal. If you need any program reccomendations, feel free to ask.
Sun 28/11/04 at 15:13
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"Freeola Support"
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Winex maybe able to emulate environments for the programs to run in but it is slower for obvious reasons.
I would recommend you partition your hard drives yourself and give an exact amount of space to it so you know how big it is. The installers for Linux often mark drive letters differently from windows (which I found out when someone I know destroyed his windows installation).
Sun 28/11/04 at 12:23
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"NULL"
Posts: 1,384
I'm seriously contemplating moving to Linux for several reasons.

1) The 64-bit version of Mandrake Linux is out now so I can take advantage of this.
2) I would still keep Windows XP installed so I can use that if I need to.
3) WineX can emulate most programs that don't have a linux port as far as I can tell - e.g. Macromedia Studio MX??
4) It's free and legally so....

I'm thinking of using Mandrake 64-bit. Can anyone give me any advice on what to expect, hints, tips, etc?

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