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  1. #1
    Eric Schneider Guest

    OS/WINDOWS

    Hello,

    I have tried linux, years ago.. when there was little software for it and
    few drivers. How is this area now?

    I will keep a open mind to any OS, I have used allot of them over the years.

    Has anyone ever used a Amiga500> the V2.0 OS ROM was wrote by MS and the UI
    is similar to Win95, but provided true multitasking.


    Schneider


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  2. #2
    Mike Reilly Guest

    Re: OS/WINDOWS

    It's getting better. There is a lot more software, but a lot of it is still
    lacking features or requires some *very* serious study to get anything out
    of (Emacs for example!). There is a lot more good software (Star Office
    isn't bad - I can even get students to use it with little training).

    I haven't found a really good full feature news reader, though I've found a
    few that are certainly getting close. Then again, I don't have a lot of
    time for hacking around. Linux setup, configuration and management has come
    a long ways. Web servers and server side scripting (ala php) is excellent.

    My main attraction to Linux is price and stability. The only time I ever
    have any lock up is when Netscape is running. In Windows, I get all sorts
    of time wasting crashes/lockups, etc. Then again, I haven't moved to 2000
    yet.

    Eric Schneider wrote in message <38d19337$1@news.devx.com>...
    >Hello,
    >
    >I have tried linux, years ago.. when there was little software for it and
    >few drivers. How is this area now?
    >
    >I will keep a open mind to any OS, I have used allot of them over the

    years.
    >
    >Has anyone ever used a Amiga500> the V2.0 OS ROM was wrote by MS and the UI
    >is similar to Win95, but provided true multitasking.
    >
    >
    >Schneider
    >
    >



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  3. #3
    Eric Schneider Guest

    Re: OS/WINDOWS

    How about programming? support sites? Docs?
    Just in C/++ or is there others?

    Is the below software free/commercial?

    Also my main concern: Is there some governing body to set compatibility
    standards and Interfacing of the OS?

    What is the current method for install? Allow dual OS?
    Image disks still?

    Schneider


    Mike Reilly wrote in message <38d26b1a$1@news.devx.com>...
    >It's getting better. There is a lot more software, but a lot of it is

    still
    >lacking features or requires some *very* serious study to get anything out
    >of (Emacs for example!). There is a lot more good software (Star Office
    >isn't bad - I can even get students to use it with little training).
    >
    >I haven't found a really good full feature news reader, though I've found a
    >few that are certainly getting close. Then again, I don't have a lot of
    >time for hacking around. Linux setup, configuration and management has

    come
    >a long ways. Web servers and server side scripting (ala php) is excellent.
    >
    >My main attraction to Linux is price and stability. The only time I ever
    >have any lock up is when Netscape is running. In Windows, I get all sorts
    >of time wasting crashes/lockups, etc. Then again, I haven't moved to 2000
    >yet.
    >
    >Eric Schneider wrote in message <38d19337$1@news.devx.com>...
    >>Hello,
    >>
    >>I have tried linux, years ago.. when there was little software for it and
    >>few drivers. How is this area now?
    >>
    >>I will keep a open mind to any OS, I have used allot of them over the

    >years.
    >>
    >>Has anyone ever used a Amiga500> the V2.0 OS ROM was wrote by MS and the

    UI
    >>is similar to Win95, but provided true multitasking.
    >>
    >>
    >>Schneider
    >>
    >>

    >
    >



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  4. #4
    Mike Reilly Guest

    Re: OS/WINDOWS

    I have only used G++ (the Gnu C++ compiler) so far. You can use perl, awk,
    and many others (asm, fortran, pascal, etc...). More and more tools are
    coming out all the time.

    The programming NG's are there, though occasionally it's hard to find an
    answer (at least in gnu). The php listserve, however, is insane. I don't
    subscribe because the traffic is too intense. The archives, however,
    probably have answers to every question you'd want to know about.
    Documentation is there, but, like many things Linux, you have to spend a
    fair bit of time figuring out just *where* the **** they are. There are a
    lot of good web sites out there (do a quick search, lots there).

    Star Office is free for personal use. It has very cheap site licensing, and
    I think they will negotiate fairly attractive terms (I think you can get a
    whole school license for a couple hundred bucks).

    I don't know the details of the 'governing body', but yes, there is a group
    out there somewhere creating consensus for kernel development.

    You can run multi OS's. Most (if not all) Linuxes come with LILO, a boot
    manager/loader. You can use that, or, with a little work, ntldr (the NT
    boot loader) to do multi-boot systems. The machine I'm on right now has 95,
    NT 4 Server and Linux Mandrake 6. Mandrake is a very good beginners Linux.

    >How about programming? support sites? Docs?
    >Just in C/++ or is there others?
    >
    >Is the below software free/commercial?
    >
    >Also my main concern: Is there some governing body to set compatibility
    >standards and Interfacing of the OS?
    >
    >What is the current method for install? Allow dual OS?
    >Image disks still?
    >
    >Schneider
    >
    >
    >Mike Reilly wrote in message <38d26b1a$1@news.devx.com>...
    >>It's getting better. There is a lot more software, but a lot of it is

    >still
    >>lacking features or requires some *very* serious study to get anything out
    >>of (Emacs for example!). There is a lot more good software (Star Office
    >>isn't bad - I can even get students to use it with little training).
    >>
    >>I haven't found a really good full feature news reader, though I've found

    a
    >>few that are certainly getting close. Then again, I don't have a lot of
    >>time for hacking around. Linux setup, configuration and management has

    >come
    >>a long ways. Web servers and server side scripting (ala php) is

    excellent.
    >>
    >>My main attraction to Linux is price and stability. The only time I ever
    >>have any lock up is when Netscape is running. In Windows, I get all sorts
    >>of time wasting crashes/lockups, etc. Then again, I haven't moved to 2000
    >>yet.
    >>
    >>Eric Schneider wrote in message <38d19337$1@news.devx.com>...
    >>>Hello,
    >>>
    >>>I have tried linux, years ago.. when there was little software for it and
    >>>few drivers. How is this area now?
    >>>
    >>>I will keep a open mind to any OS, I have used allot of them over the

    >>years.
    >>>
    >>>Has anyone ever used a Amiga500> the V2.0 OS ROM was wrote by MS and the

    >UI
    >>>is similar to Win95, but provided true multitasking.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Schneider
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >



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  5. #5
    Eric Schneider Guest

    Re: OS/WINDOWS

    Hi, Mike

    Thanks for the info. I will look further into it.

    I think they still have allot of catch-up to do, Wouldn't you agree?
    MS has the advantage of a major main stream users/companies/corp...

    Schneider
    schsoft@mwt.net


    Mike Reilly wrote in message <38d483ca@news.devx.com>...
    >I have only used G++ (the Gnu C++ compiler) so far. You can use perl, awk,
    >and many others (asm, fortran, pascal, etc...). More and more tools are
    >coming out all the time.
    >
    >The programming NG's are there, though occasionally it's hard to find an
    >answer (at least in gnu). The php listserve, however, is insane. I don't
    >subscribe because the traffic is too intense. The archives, however,
    >probably have answers to every question you'd want to know about.
    >Documentation is there, but, like many things Linux, you have to spend a
    >fair bit of time figuring out just *where* the **** they are. There are a
    >lot of good web sites out there (do a quick search, lots there).
    >
    >Star Office is free for personal use. It has very cheap site licensing,

    and
    >I think they will negotiate fairly attractive terms (I think you can get a
    >whole school license for a couple hundred bucks).
    >
    >I don't know the details of the 'governing body', but yes, there is a group
    >out there somewhere creating consensus for kernel development.
    >
    >You can run multi OS's. Most (if not all) Linuxes come with LILO, a boot
    >manager/loader. You can use that, or, with a little work, ntldr (the NT
    >boot loader) to do multi-boot systems. The machine I'm on right now has

    95,
    >NT 4 Server and Linux Mandrake 6. Mandrake is a very good beginners Linux.
    >
    >>How about programming? support sites? Docs?
    >>Just in C/++ or is there others?
    >>
    >>Is the below software free/commercial?
    >>
    >>Also my main concern: Is there some governing body to set compatibility
    >>standards and Interfacing of the OS?
    >>
    >>What is the current method for install? Allow dual OS?
    >>Image disks still?
    >>
    >>Schneider
    >>
    >>
    >>Mike Reilly wrote in message <38d26b1a$1@news.devx.com>...
    >>>It's getting better. There is a lot more software, but a lot of it is

    >>still
    >>>lacking features or requires some *very* serious study to get anything

    out
    >>>of (Emacs for example!). There is a lot more good software (Star Office
    >>>isn't bad - I can even get students to use it with little training).
    >>>
    >>>I haven't found a really good full feature news reader, though I've found

    >a
    >>>few that are certainly getting close. Then again, I don't have a lot of
    >>>time for hacking around. Linux setup, configuration and management has

    >>come
    >>>a long ways. Web servers and server side scripting (ala php) is

    >excellent.
    >>>
    >>>My main attraction to Linux is price and stability. The only time I ever
    >>>have any lock up is when Netscape is running. In Windows, I get all

    sorts
    >>>of time wasting crashes/lockups, etc. Then again, I haven't moved to

    2000
    >>>yet.
    >>>
    >>>Eric Schneider wrote in message <38d19337$1@news.devx.com>...
    >>>>Hello,
    >>>>
    >>>>I have tried linux, years ago.. when there was little software for it

    and
    >>>>few drivers. How is this area now?
    >>>>
    >>>>I will keep a open mind to any OS, I have used allot of them over the
    >>>years.
    >>>>
    >>>>Has anyone ever used a Amiga500> the V2.0 OS ROM was wrote by MS and the

    >>UI
    >>>>is similar to Win95, but provided true multitasking.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Schneider
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >



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  6. #6
    Mike Reilly Guest

    Re: OS/WINDOWS

    MS does have a fairly large advantage in most areas (except price). If you
    have good linux techs, you can come up with some good solutions in a lot of
    areas. Linux/Apache makes an excellent web server solution for most uses.
    Linux can be an excellent firewall solution, etc..


    >I think they still have allot of catch-up to do, Wouldn't you agree?
    >MS has the advantage of a major main stream users/companies/corp...




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  7. #7
    vijay Guest

    Re: OS/WINDOWS


    I am an undergraduate student in information systems.
    yeah i agree with both of you...but its good to see students
    are more open towards linux thesedays they want to explore the alternatives
    available to windows so i view it as a good direction and of course lot of
    work needs to be done on the User interface front, and definitely with capabilities
    like firewalling, IP Masquerading, and a host of other stuff u can do with
    linux it sure is a good solution to consider if u have support coming with
    it....
    "Mike Reilly" <mike_reilly_no_spam@bc.sympatico.ca> wrote:
    >MS does have a fairly large advantage in most areas (except price). If

    you
    >have good linux techs, you can come up with some good solutions in a lot

    of
    >areas. Linux/Apache makes an excellent web server solution for most uses.
    >Linux can be an excellent firewall solution, etc..
    >
    >
    >>I think they still have allot of catch-up to do, Wouldn't you agree?
    >>MS has the advantage of a major main stream users/companies/corp...

    >
    >
    >


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  8. #8
    will Guest

    Re: OS/WINDOWS


    If it means anything to you, I have Linux running fine and well on a Compaq
    Presario 1240 laptop. It boots better, graphics are faster, and it is much
    more flexible (and so far, reliable) than Windows. No, it wasn't easy to
    get it installed smoothly, but if you're devoted, it will be worth it, and
    it's not as difficult as all the pro-MS/anti-Linux sheep would have you believe.
    As a Java developer, I used to do any home tinkering and development in Win32.
    Now I have a UNIX-like platform at home and I will NOT be going back to Windows.
    Besides, for any hobbyist Linux is the ONLY choice.


    "Eric Schneider" <schsoft@mwt.net> wrote:
    >Hello,
    >
    >I have tried linux, years ago.. when there was little software for it and
    >few drivers. How is this area now?
    >
    >I will keep a open mind to any OS, I have used allot of them over the years.
    >
    >Has anyone ever used a Amiga500> the V2.0 OS ROM was wrote by MS and the

    UI
    >is similar to Win95, but provided true multitasking.
    >
    >
    >Schneider
    >
    >


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