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dredradio
10-16-2009, 07:21 AM
I was surfing the net the other day and I found a company that is creating a clone of Microsoft window

At first I thought it was just another liux OS but no it isn't I downloaded it and tried it out and I like it, it still needs work but its interesting

it kinda looks like the old style windows 98 but the company is still working on it but if you want to check it out give it a try

you can try it with out installing it by using it inside windows no installation required


http://www.reactos.org/en/index.html (http://www.reactos.org/en/index.html)(Y)

Lloyd
10-16-2009, 09:23 AM
Seen it. Didn't try it. technically it is baised on unix... since M$ is aswell

in 1980, Microsoft entered the operating system business with its own version of Unix (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix), called Xenix (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenix), which it licensed to various computer vendors.

But i dont think that anything is really going to be as good as windows... (i am a linux fan)

JBVoice
10-16-2009, 12:06 PM
I too think that nothing can beet windows, and windows will never be as good as linux!!! Ubunto 9.04 :)

dredradio
10-16-2009, 05:19 PM
I agree I like linux ubunto 9.04

Lloyd
10-17-2009, 12:36 AM
I too think that nothing can beet windows, and windows will never be as good as linux!!! Ubunto 9.04 :)

HAHA i had to read that many times to make sense of it :P But i entirely agree. Ubuntu or Fedora are good

Might try this reactOS though

saint
10-17-2009, 01:55 AM
I always wanted to try Linux, and finally caved in and tried Ubuntu 5 on a old laptop. I Installed Ubuntu 6 on my desktop and I have not turned back sense. For the very few Windows applications that cannot translate over to Linux - there is always Wine or the commercial emulators.

I have tried several versions of FreeBSD, but that requires a much more studious approach at getting various hardware drivers to work.

JBVoice
10-17-2009, 02:52 AM
HAHA i had to read that many times to make sense of it :P But i entirely agree. Ubuntu or Fedora are good

Might try this reactOS though

HAHA! sorry, I had some spelling issues and I should have worded it better xD

Jinglemaster
10-17-2009, 12:56 PM
What is windows?


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saint
10-17-2009, 01:07 PM
One thing that I have come to really appreciate about Linux, is the vast amount of Software available in the repositories. Another key issue is the fact that you do not have to upgrade your computer just to use a updated version of the Linux distro that you use. Try that with Windows and see how far that gets you .......................

I started off using Gnome, but I am leaning more towards Xfce now. I know there are die hard KDE fans out there, but that desktop just does not appeal to me.

You could not pay me any amount of money to rely on Windows ever again. It was a wonderful product when it was first launched, but has gone down hill ever since. Vista is the equivalent of the Millennium Edition - and ME was god awful.

I hope that SCO finally realizes that litigation against Linux is useless, and dies off in bankruptcy court.

Jinglemaster
10-17-2009, 03:57 PM
I would rather trust Barrack Obama with my car keys than use Microsft anything!

Two reasons:
1. I hate Microsoft products with almost as much passion as I dislike fraudulent Presidential personages.
2. I don't like my car and could do with the insurance payout.

frankallen
10-18-2009, 06:42 AM
This looks good but ubunto i tried an older version once but could not get my head around software installation. Whats the secret ? as i do very much like the speed and layout of it .
One other question though how compatible is it with audition, cool edit , sam ETC ?

dredradio
10-18-2009, 07:50 AM
I thought I was the only one that like ubuntu everybody I know around here don't like is they rather have windows boy I feel better now knowing I'm not the only on out there that likes it

saint
10-18-2009, 05:20 PM
You can software 3 ways:

- Add/Remove
- Synaptic Package Manager
- Command line

www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware)


If you want to run windows software on linux - you have 2 choices

wine ( www.winehq.org (http://www.winehq.org/) ) Wine is good but can be a bit tricky to configure

OR

You can buy linux software that automatically configures the installation of windows software on linux systems

- www.codeweabers.com (http://www.codeweabers.com)
- www.bordeauxgroup.com (http://www.bordeauxgroup.com)

* If you have any Linux questions - ask here and I am sure that some one can find a answer for you.

Also, ubuntu has a free magazine that you can download:
www.fullcirclemagazine.org (http://www.fullcirclemagazine.org)

And a online guide:
www.ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Jaunty (http://www.ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Jaunty)