Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Is Linux OS better than Windows?

Is Linux OS better than Windows? Is it? I think it is. If you use one of the window replacement versions of Linux you wind up with a great OS that will allow you to do almost anything that windows can do. I have only found one item that did not work but that may have been due to the fact that I was using a live CD version vs a installed version.

I enjoy Linux for the fact that I can get it free. I don't have to give Bill Gates and Microsoft money for something that never works right. If you think it is a great OS. Think of all the crashes you have suffered. All the documents you have lost. I like bash. Being able to do things like DOS only better. Think of bash as DOS on steroids.

So lets talk about about more things that Linux can do. How about a server. How about having a personal version of Linux. Yes you can. Build your own Linux. Put in all the security updates. Compile it and run it. Build your own Live CD. The possibilities are almost endless. If you doubt me, give Linux a try. You can install Windows and Linux on the same machine. Dual boot system.

So pull that old computer out of the closet, download a version of Linux. Pick one. One you like. Time to spend a little time with your new OS. Within a year you will know how to use Linux.

Have fun...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

More things to notice.

I find that Linux is fun. Something new to learn. I have downloaded several different live CD versions. Most of what I download now works. The only one I am having a problem with now is Ubuntu 8. It will not load. Ordered a copy did not work. Downloaded a copy did not work. Got a magazine with Ubuntu 8, did not work.

PCLinuxOS, Simply Mepis 6.5, Freespire, and OpenSUSE 11. These work fine. No problem with audio, video or internet. They all read the laptop. Setup the files so that it will work. One problem last year, most distros could not read the audio. That seem to have been fixed. KDE, Gnome and the other desktops. I love the different desktops. I like KDE, and Gnome. Some of the other desktops still learning. Also learning Bash. Coming from DOS I really enjoy bash. Scripting is fun. Learning all the different aspects of Linux is where I get joy from. Always learning something new.

I have only found one type of stream that would not work under Linux. (That is a live CD. I think if I had it installed it would have worked).