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    For those who see Linux as a way of life

    Just wanted to share this - made me laugh.

    http://www.dilbert.com/comics/dilber...-20070125.html
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    Lol.

    Linux has its uses. But not as a desktop. A mail server Proxy server, Web Server. They are really one of the best products out there.

    Its a matter of how you use it and who supports it rather then how does it work.

    As i said i would not sell an end user linux.
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    lunix... or as known in afrikaans

    laai-niks, want niks laai op dit nie :P

    i've tried it myself few times as desktop, was interesting experiances but still its better off as a serving box like some sort of server for something.

    and trust me you need 2 computers to work with linux the first few times. one being the linux box and other with windows on it so you can google/Irc and so on to figure out how the thing works


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    Have you guys ever installed OpenSUSE? Or Fedora for that matter?

    I have a client right now who is contemplating moving over from M$ to Linux desktops, after a successful Linux Server install (Out the window goes Small Business Server - Who wants to pay 20grand anyway) and installing a Linux desktop for him with all the applications needed to run his day-to-day business as a test-bed for future reference...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RKS Computer Solutions View Post
    Have you guys ever installed OpenSUSE? Or Fedora for that matter?
    I've tried out a couple of different distros for various reasons, but I was totally blown away by Ubuntu when I tried it out — it actually did pretty much what I wanted, without hair pulling! I haven't ever looked at OpenSUSE though, just the older Suse versions.
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    Yup, Ubuntu would do the trick as well, though I'd recommend you look at Kubuntu for a similar experience to M$... Same layout of menus and such....

    OpenSUSE and Fedora has come a real long way since the old days of having to manually configure everything before anything would run... Can anyone see themselves installing OpenSUSE/Fedora on a Toshiba notebook? Wouldn't recommend it for beginners, that might just be the reason why I'm bald today... ehehehhehe

    If anyone reading this really would like to experience the old-skool way of learning Linux, I'd recommend Centos, if only for the fact that I won't be the only bald person on this forum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RKS Computer Solutions View Post
    If anyone reading this really would like to experience the old-skool way of learning Linux, I'd recommend Centos, if only for the fact that I won't be the only bald person on this forum...
    You should try Gentoo rather...
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    See how bad the experience was My psychy is blocking it heheheh

    Yup, Gentoo it is Duncan

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    It's stories like these that have stopped me from even trying Linux. One day I must try and set it up on a redundant computer.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    I also haven't had the guts to chuck my M$ desktop just yet, should give it a try soon though!

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