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    linmodem project, very awesome, had used them a time or 2 before. Definitely have to look into Mono... looks promising. Now I just have to learn vb.net... ****.

    And yup, nLite was written by some guy... in .net none the less.

    Very good arguement btw. That was fun... lets do it again sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder
    linmodem project, very awesome, had used them a time or 2 before. Definitely have to look into Mono... looks promising. Now I just have to learn vb.net... ****.

    And yup, nLite was written by some guy... in .net none the less.

    Very good arguement btw. That was fun... lets do it again sometime.
    Sure, I'll have to watch my back more closely now. BTW, vb.net is decent. I used vb5 back when I first started writing windows applications (I was brought up on QBasic and Borland C). I've been using vb.net for a class at school (I'm taking some classes I skipped earlier in the curriculum). I must admit, they fixed alot. The language is more consistant and more OO as a whole. To top it off, as you learn .net through it you are automatically learning some c# and other .net languages). Finally, I can pass by reference in vb! I'm not promoting vb by any means I'm a C++ dinosaur I guess.

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    That just goes to show, there is no clear winner. Just try them out. But, remember that learning a new OS is a hurdle. Don't get discouraged!

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    Windows is bigger because of software and drivers.
    If software/hardware companys offered linux software and drivers, windows would die within a year.

    And with linux being harder to install, yea right. Come on install RedHat. You get a few more screens with just what packages to include, and you dont even have to mess with them if you just want the "windows" install experience. And if you "grew up" on dos then linux is no harder, just has more options for when you want to go beyond windows OS. The only hard part of linux is when you go deeper into it. The reason why windows is easy is because it cuts you off before you can go deep into it.
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    This is a pretty good analysis.

    Tidder i'm sorry but i have to say it as you didn't mentionned some facts and jumped straightforward on what seems to be a concern to you about road bumps, crashes and recovery.

    With linux you can preserve data from road bumps.

    -First you are talking about experience and yes we don't know what experience you have, but it seems to me that you omitted to talk about Reiser FS, Raid 0, the ability of linux to remain on a simple USB key or Flash memory.
    You also omitted to talk about the ability of linux to remain in R/O for an entire disk or a simple partition. Now if you didn't knew what this means, google it, otherwise please correct and explain.

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    In the past couple years, installing Linux (Redhat/FC, SuSe) is not that harder or easier than windows. If you can READ and UNDERSTAND what the F on the screen, you can install the OS.
    F about virus. I seen PC crash with virus but I NEVER have virus problem with my own PCs.
    The problem that windows get so popular is availability of software and hardware. There are limit on what software and hardware that can be run in Linux NATIVELY.
    With the same hardware configuration, I can get SuSE 10 to works nicely the way I wanted/intended, but I can't get FC4 to work. Dam WiFi driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixPC
    In the past couple years, installing Linux (Redhat/FC, SuSe) is not that harder or easier than windows. If you can READ and UNDERSTAND what the F on the screen, you can install the OS.
    F about virus. I seen PC crash with virus but I NEVER have virus problem with my own PCs.
    The problem that windows get so popular is availability of software and hardware. There are limit on what software and hardware that can be run in Linux NATIVELY.
    With the same hardware configuration, I can get SuSE 10 to works nicely the way I wanted/intended, but I can't get FC4 to work. Dam WiFi driver.
    FC4 is not the whole linux and i find that FC4 runs in a heavy way on little machines but this is only my experiment it doesn't mean that on some other computers it can't or won't run as it should.

    About the hardware i think more that the problem is all those companies which can't leave the wonderfull dictatorship world of micro$oft as micro$oft has spread everywhere, the hardware companies have no options but it still doesn't mean that windows is better or worse, it's only some commercial moves which sometimes looks like one unique way of thinking....

    After all when you compare a human body, it's not because a harmfull bacteria or germ is spreading everywhere in the body that those bacterias or germs are good...generaly they make people sick and if not cured...leads to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraft
    Tidder i'm sorry but i have to say it as you didn't mentionned some facts and jumped straightforward on what seems to be a concern to you about road bumps, crashes and recovery.

    With linux you can preserve data from road bumps.

    -First you are talking about experience and yes we don't know what experience you have, but it seems to me that you omitted to talk about the ability of linux to remain on a simple USB key or Flash memory.
    You also omitted to talk about the ability of linux to remain in R/O for an entire disk or a simple partition. Now if you didn't knew what this means, google it, otherwise please correct and explain.
    You can do the same with windows. I have. Now if you read thru my sig really close, you'll see that I have listed an 800mb CF drive. What's on that you say? Well, it's not installed in the car anymore, but Windows XP in R/O mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder
    You can do the same with windows. I have. Now if you read thru my sig really close, you'll see that I have listed an 800mb CF drive. What's on that you say? Well, it's not installed in the car anymore, but Windows XP in R/O mode.
    lol so why are you talking about road bumps

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