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4OCKII

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    LINUX
    « on: January 20, 2008, 10:02:23 AM »
    hi guys i need some tips

    to who is linux aimed at.

    thanks

    Deerpark



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      Re: LINUX
      « Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 05:58:40 AM »
      to who is linux aimed at.
      Everyone.
      Linux is not one operating system. It is a collective term for a lot of operating systems based on the same foundation. All these different operating systems (called distributions) fill a lot of niches. Some try to provide a free and easy to use alternative to windows for people with limited computing skills, some are targeted at hardcore geeks. Some run on super computers and others on devices with very limited processing power.
      Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
      Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)

      4OCKII

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        Re: LINUX
        « Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008, 02:16:50 PM »
        ok so what is knoppix used for and suse, what are their main purposes

        thanks deerpark

        Deerpark



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          Re: LINUX
          « Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008, 02:27:17 PM »
          http://www.knoppix.net/about.php
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          KNOPPIX is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. KNOPPIX can be used as a Linux demo, educational CD, rescue system, or adapted and used as a platform for commercial software product demos. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. Due to on-the-fly decompression, the CD can have up to 2 GB of executable software installed on it.
          http://en.opensuse.org/Project_Overview
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          The goals of the openSUSE project are:

              * Make openSUSE the easiest Linux distribution for anyone to obtain and the most widely used open source platform.
              * Provide an environment for open source collaboration that makes openSUSE the world's best Linux distribution for new and experienced Linux users.
              * Dramatically simplify and open the development and packaging processes to make openSUSE the platform of choice for Linux hackers and application developers.
          Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
          Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)

          4OCKII

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            Re: LINUX
            « Reply #4 on: January 21, 2008, 02:39:07 PM »
            thank you.

            does knoppix come to a good use when using it for an office machine, network server and a multi user system. How?

            Deerpark ur a great help, iv been up and down the internet searching but i cant find anything, it might that i dont know where to search.

            thank you again


            Deerpark



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              Re: LINUX
              « Reply #5 on: January 21, 2008, 03:38:40 PM »
              I would think OpenSUSE was a better choice since Knoppix is primarily designed as live CD OS.
              Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
              Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - 2008)

              Sid



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                Re: LINUX
                « Reply #6 on: January 21, 2008, 04:13:30 PM »
                Sounds a bit homeworky...

                How exactly did you search for "linux"?

                LuckyMax

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                Re: LINUX
                « Reply #7 on: January 22, 2008, 02:59:41 PM »
                You looked up and down the internet and couldn't find anything about Linux, Knoppix, or Suse? Hm-m-m-m ...

                I have two computers sharing one mouse, monitor, and keyboard via a KVM switch.
                Computer #1 has four operating systems on it, installed on two hard drives; these are as follows: Windows98 SE, Fedora 6, Ubuntu (Dapper) and Knoppix 5.1.1.

                The second computer has two operating systems installed on one hard disk; these are: WindowsXP Pro, and Ubuntu 7.10 (the Gibbon).

                At this moment I am posting the forum from Puppy Linux 2.12, a compressed distro that loads completely into RAM, installs nothing on hard disk, and leaves all disk drives available for other things. Every Linux distro I have mentioned here is a
                complete desktop operating system with internet and intranet capabilities, full office suites, cd and dvd reading and burning capabilities, photo editing, graphic design, mathematic, and other abilities. None of these is hard to find or hard to use. The main problem you might have with Linux is finding the one that best suits your hardware. To avoid this problem, start by trying out a live cd. The system will run from the cd and let you try your hardware without installing anything.
                There is a great selection of very cheap (like one or two dollar) cds at Edmunds Enterprises on the internet.

                khaikal

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                Re: LINUX
                « Reply #8 on: February 12, 2008, 11:58:42 PM »
                It's must be better event your try  the ubuntu operating system, otherwise, operating system more GUI and sometime the operating sysem more to multitasking or application style same to windows......

                phoenix910



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                  Re: LINUX
                  « Reply #9 on: February 17, 2008, 04:54:38 AM »
                  khaikal, that post made no sense. 4OCKI, for an Office System, a Network, and a Multi-User system I would definitely say Ubuntu, because it has both server and desktop editions, plus options for multiple users, and isn't too hard to get used to for Windows people, but do you're own homework ;)
                  http://linux.about.com/od/ubusrv_doc/a/ubusg31t01.htm
                  http://www.ubuntu.com/products/WhatIsUbuntu/desktopedition
                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_%28Linux_distribution%29

                  -Stephen