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Layce Erayce

Senior Member
Aug 11, 2002
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#1
Ok now im about to get a new laptop, and have seen the monster behind the Microsoft machine.

I want to try Lindows instead of windows. I dont want a linux- too complicated for me, the average run-of-the-mill user. Macs are, well, considered, but should I go for lindows?

Can I use windows programs in lindows? what are the benefits? drawbacks? etc?
 

Martin

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2000
56,859
#2
Lindows sells cheap computers in Wallmart stores, you can get a desktop for $200 I believe. But laptops I guess are less popular so far, here's a list of Lindows laptop vendors. The great benefit of having it preinstalled is that laptops are harder to set up with Linux, or at least were.

http://info.lindows.com/laptop/buyalaptop.html

In general, no you can not use Windows programs in Lindows, I'm not familiar with v4.5, cause I haven't tried it but it's not something I would count on. I mean I did get cm0304 working in Linux but it was 3 times slower.

You might also consider a Mac. I say this because Macs are known to be very user friendly, that's what they focus on. I haven't used one in years, and never on a laptop, so I can't really say if it's worth the money or not. Mac OSX is based on BSD, a open source Unix (similar to Linux) variant, which means you can use some if not all Linux programs on it.
 

Martin

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2000
56,859
#3
Btw I did install Ms Office in a Linux environment and it did work surprisingly well but that's an exception from the rule. :)
 

Dragon

Senior Member
Apr 24, 2003
27,407
#7
then get one, some of their laptops are nice design wise. when i study fashion desing i will not work in a mac, i cannot stand them
 

Trezeguet_FC

Senior Member
Mar 26, 2003
1,888
#11
It is a clear known fact, that for digital processsing of images, audio, and video, Macs are more stable, efficient and faster. If you are into Media Production, a mac iBook would be your best bet.
 

maxmc

Junior Member
Jul 27, 2002
347
#13
++ [ originally posted by fabiana ] ++
macs suck!
:(
i really hate such people like you...
i'm sorry, but i have to state this... you enter a discussion and say "macs suck" and that's all.. if you think so, plz at least give reasons for it.... do u use a mac? do u know apples's products?

and what means you can't stand them.. (--> see fabiana's second post)
i had the same behaviour in the kindergarden.....

i can accept critics about apple, even if i do the best to defend them, but i don't accept such stupid and unqualified statements like yours...

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@ lac...
if you really want to do some music production, i really reccommend you to go for a mac (surprise, surprise)
btw apple released a new app at the macworld in SF, that might interest you: http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/
 

Gandalf

Senior Member
Jul 28, 2003
2,038
#16
LAC.. you are getting a new laptop..huh..? what's wrong with the one in your avatar..? :D

btw, I'm getting a new laptop/PC.. I can't decide which one I take.. maybe you guys can help me.. need your recommendations..

@maxmc: easy on fabiana, man.. she didn't offend you by saying macs suck, did she..?
 

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