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  • Started 6 years ago by jack7h3r1pp3r
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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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i am currently using both ubuntu and windows xp pro

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thegeek
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I use kubuntu, ubuntu, and Vista, but I have XP, Vista and a number of other operating systems running off my vmware server. The website runs on CentOS, which is the open-source version of redhat enterprise linux.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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isn't redhat one of the linux os's that you have to pay for?

edit: kubuntu what is the diff. between that and ubuntu?

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thegeek
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Redhat enterprise is not free, that is correct.

Kubuntu is Ubuntu with KDE instead of Gnome. I prefer using KDE.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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kde is just more graphics wise right or am i thinking of something else?

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thegeek
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No, KDE has more functionality and customization, but it doesn't have all the eye-candy graphics that Gnome/compiz fusion have.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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o i c now not really sure what i was thinking of then but it is kinda late so might be it ;)

edit: i think that i may just have to check this one out

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thegeek
The Geek
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You can install KDE on Ubuntu without having to reload entirely:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....on-ubuntu/

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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that seems really easy and i don't have to make another live disk or reformatt ( i have like 15 live cd's hehe)

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jd2066
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A lot of the eye candy like the rotating cube are all Compiz.
Compiz can be used with gnome and kde.
Gnome and kde are what is called a "Desktop Environment".
A Desktop Environment is the functionally and looks of the GUI like the Desktop, Taskbar, File Manager, File Dialogs, Control Panels, etc.
So far I think KDE is more like Windows and has extra nice functions.
And gnome is like OS X with the simple design and top menu bar.

As for my OS on my main computer here what I have used before in order, though various computers I had:
Windows 3.1 - 486DX, I think it was taken to the dump
Windows 95 - Pentium, Not sure where it went
Windows 98 - Pentium ?, See Next
Windows 98SE - Same, Think I give to neighbor
Windows ME - Pentium 4 2.4Ghz, See Next
Windows XP - Same, old desktop I use as a test/guest machine now
Windows XP - Pentium 4 3.06Ghz, See Next
Windows XP/Gentoo Linux Dual Boot - Same, installed Gentoo Linux after a friend bugged me to try it, Also a laptop I'm still using
Windows Vista - Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, See Next
Windows Vista/Gentoo Linux Dual Boot - Same, currently using

For the past couple weeks I've had Gentoo Linux running instead of Windows Vista.
So far I can't really decide which I like better.
Thus far I've been able to run both Windows Vista and Windows XP in Virtual Machines so I still can use both.
I also have Gentoo Linux on my file server and media center.
I like the control I have with Gentoo Linux but not the fact that I have to set up everything from disc mounting to compiz.

Note: Post Edited Many Times, probably due to lack of preview button, hint hint :)

Posted 6 years ago
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whs
whs
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A preview button would be nice to have indeed.

I am using Vista 3 times - on 1 desktop and 2 laptops. One day I will experiment with Linux in a virtual machine (probably Ubuntu from all I hear). Never used anything prior to Vista (except occasionally when I help out friends with their XP's - hate it). Someone once gave me a 486 in 1991. Never touched it. It must still be sitting in the credenza of my old office. Back then I always thought PC's were for secretaries and worker bees. Interesting how times changed.

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Lighthouse
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I loved my 486DX33 chip. It was one of the first ones to arrive in England, and cost me a months wages (and another few months to find a m/b to plug it in)

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ScottW
ScottW
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Now running: Vista Home Premium, XP Home SP2, XP MCE 2005.

Have previously run: Linux (Fedora Core, RHEL), Unix (AIX, BSDi), Windows (2000, NT, 9x, 3.x), OS/2 (just me?), MS DOS (3 - 6), AmigaOS, and whatever ran on systems before OS was specified (TI-99/4a, TRS-80)

Have dabbled with (used but not administered): Linux (various flavors), VM (IBM), OSF, RTOS, VAX/VMS (DEC), AppleDOS, and proprietary Linux kernels for embedded apps.

All-time Favorite: AmigaOS! Kickstart, anyone? Workbench, "Guru meditation" -- good times.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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@scottw why do you like amigaOS so much more than others is it the way it handles, the interface, graphics, ect. kinda wundering because i have never heard of it before.

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Aleeve
Aleeve
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I have Vista Home Premium on my laptop! :D

have previously had:
Win XP Home Edition (current pc)
Win 98 too

Regarding the 'preview' button suggested, what's the point? Why don't you just scroll up and read what you have written? Also it makes posting something take longer and be more annnoying

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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cos when you write something in Reply. It doesn't show up as it does after you hit Send Post.
Then you have to edit it, to make it right.

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