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    Well, Windows hardcore will argue that windows is better, so the otherway around. There is a good and bad for all of them and that is the reason for their existent.
    I like both and even Mac OS.
    Instead of arguing which one better, why not just list which service is NOT needed for car PC use or general (desktop) use for those who install from a distro instead of compile the whole thing themself.

    There are a lot of service I don't event know what they are. But my common sense tell me that turn off untill it something doesn't work then turn on 1 at a time. I use this same common sense in both Window and Linux.
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    *tears* so many many wonderful comments
    0l33l: no offense...but please...donīt even try comparing stability of linux with windows, it just doesnīt cut it (windows)....i mean you canīt be serious if yourīe telling me that your linux box chrashed while idle and itīs NOT your fault...i have worked with linux on and of for maybe 4-5 years now and i have NEVER, not in one single case heard that a linux box has chrashed like that...
    Remember, linux is NOT gods gift to computer users, but it shure as hell CAN BE the most stable, well working OS in the history of computers...where windows fails, linux users will unite and overcome! windows is developed by one company...linux, by a couple of million users...you make the calculations..

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    Who are you, mespork?

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    Each OS has their own strengths in certain applications.

    Myself, I run Debian and FreeBSD for my server-side things, and most of the time run them without X running. This is great because I can find an old pentium 75Mhz computer and host webpages off of it just fine. I also love Samba. I like to write PHP code on one of my boxes that runs blackbox.

    Windows I use for writing code that works on windows And for all graphics-oriented stuff ((IE, running photoshop, playing games which I rarely do anymore)) Windows just has a lot of mainstream software that I use because many people use it. I know about Wine and all of that, but for my computer at work, windows is definately a better choice.

    I think currently since there is more support software for carpc's that windows is good. "Linux's" boot times will really shine through though. The fact that the kernel is modular will make us be able to tweak our carpc's like crazy. And when LinuxBIOS starts getting more support, it's going to totally rock! All we need now is some good GPS and support software/frontends!
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddn
    0l33l: I have seen some of the dumbest, most un-informed, inane comments I have ever seen about Linux from you in the this thread. You "tried Linux 2 times" and it was slow and crashed? A default RedHat(Fedora) or SuSE install with everything installed is like booting up a PC fresh from Dell or HP loaded with ALL the software you would ever need. It is not akin to a clean Windows install with nothing useful. Just like Windows, its going to take a while to boot when you have ever single service turned on.

    Is this "Linux's" fault? No. It is your fault that you are incompetent. Either install it without asking for everything to be installed, or learn how to turn services off. In fact, when the LinuxBIOS project gains some momentum, you can forget about waiting for POST.

    You also claim that the system just crashed while idling. I find this incredibly, incredibly hard to believe. If it is even true, you have bad hardware. There is simply no other explanation. Also, keep in mind that if you tried these distros a long time ago, hardware support was not where it is today. Try to tell me Windows never crashes out of the blue because of a hardware driver.

    Quit being sheep who simply spread hearsay.
    While I didn't install the most optimal version of linux, 2+ minutes is excessive. And this isn't even a crap computer. 550Mhz PIII (Slot), 440BX motherboard, 128megs of PC133 ram, WD 80gb HD 7200rpm. Not the computer because it ran windows 98 SE perfectly. Also all the hardware is supported by linux.

    I'm saying MY experience with linux, so how can it be hearsay?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dj_Aleks
    0l33l: no offense...but please...donīt even try comparing stability of linux with windows, it just doesnīt cut it (windows)....i mean you canīt be serious if yourīe telling me that your linux box chrashed while idle and itīs NOT your fault...i have worked with linux on and of for maybe 4-5 years now and i have NEVER, not in one single case heard that a linux box has chrashed like that...
    Remember, linux is NOT gods gift to computer users, but it shure as hell CAN BE the most stable, well working OS in the history of computers...where windows fails, linux users will unite and overcome! windows is developed by one company...linux, by a couple of million users...you make the calculations..
    Yeh, my first install crashed while idleling... part of the reason why I d/led the latest version of linux and installed it again

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    Linux is free only if you consider that your time is free...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillnocar
    Linux is free only if you consider that your time is free...
    I think the quote is, "[insert pariah here] is free only if your time is worthless."

    The time I that I spend on GNU/Linux, when I'm not doing anything else, is spent learning/tweaking/basking in the glow of success. I value that.

    If one would rather spend their time wiping drool off of their chin, then I say, "Go for it." Me, I've moved on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillnocar
    Linux is free only if you consider that your time is free...
    BINGO!!! Exactly Micro$oft's point. Comes down to the argument of total cost of ownership (TCO). Time is money and if it takes you two hours to learn how to set something up correctly, then that aint free. Windows admins are a dime a dozen but a good, well versed Linux admins are much more rare which means they cost a bit more. Or in the case of the carputer hobbyist, finding someone to help you figure out why your favorite video player isnt working is priceless

    On the otherhand though, I prefer Mandrake over Windows
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    ddn. Sorry, when I refer to Linux I am actually refering to the GNU/Linux in a whole. Just a bad habit I suppose. Why double the syllables

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    Not a nazi about it, personally; I just like to differentiate between Linux (the OS kernel) and GNU/Linux (the OS + "standard" [read: minimally functional] apps).

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