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Layce Erayce

Senior Member
Aug 11, 2002
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?


Senior Member
Dec 31, 2000
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.


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.


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


Senior Member
Apr 24, 2003
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


Senior Member
Mar 26, 2003
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.


Junior Member
Jul 27, 2002
++ [ 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...


@ 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/


Senior Member
Jul 28, 2003
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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