Linux : take it for a spin ;) (1 Viewer)

Martin

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Dec 31, 2000
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For those who are curious about Linux, what it is and how it works, I found a great way to explore it. Knoppix makes boot cds with a complete system, hardware detection and whatnot, all working in the background so once you boot the cd you boot right into a fully functional desktop environment. And from there on you're right in the driver's seat. You can listen to music, write a letter to grandma, watch a movie, check out OpenOffice (or KOffice) [clones to M$ Office], browse the web, send/receive email, use instant messaging with Gaim ++...

To try Knoppix, download an image (about 700MB in size, from www.knoppix.com) and burn on a cd-r/rw, then pop it into your cdrom drive and boot from the cd. Once the menu comes up, just hit enter and you're all set.

Note: this method does not modify your harddrives in any, it's all on the cd, your drives won't be touched ;)
 

Majed

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Jul 17, 2002
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what's that wink at the end...does that really mean that the drives won't be touched...

if so, how can you have a home directory set-up without using the HD?!

but i'll give it a try....though now now. :D
 
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Martin

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Dec 31, 2000
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The wink is for the over sensitive paranoid don't-dare-touching-my-drive people ;)

How? Needless to say, any changes you may do to the filesystem will be discarded considering you are booting from a READ ONLY device :doh:;)
 

Majed

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Jul 17, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by Alex ] ++
The wink is for the over sensitive paranoid don't-dare-touching-my-drive people ;)

How? Needless to say, any changes you may do to the filesystem will be discarded considering you are booting from a READ ONLY device :doh:;)
i guess i'm one of those dont-sare-touch...... people :angel:

my harddrive is screwed up enough!!

aha..i c..

ok:D
 

Ali

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Jul 15, 2002
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Tasty :D ..... Just wondering how long it will take me to download 700mb bearing in mind my connection is .... Never mind :)
One of my machines is running on linux - KDE but am running my squid there plus I just don't have enough time to tinker with it at the moment.
 

SilvLightning

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Sep 1, 2002
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++ [ originally posted by hoshi ] ++
700mb would take me til next year to download :down:
crappy modem. i'm dying for broadband
I have the same problem as you Hoshi.:down:
Hopefully I'll get a faster internet connection soon and then I'll try it.
 

Ali

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My only hope for bettering my connection at the moment is through satelite .... :down:
 

Ali

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Damn expensive and that is why I will be sticking to my slow connection for a long while :down:
My current connection will take me 4 nights to download 700mb :eek:
 

Reza

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Jul 13, 2002
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knoppix is amazing ,
for me personaly as a computer freak there is lots of how beyond this portable OS.

try it ,u will love the user interface .
 

Reza

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Jul 13, 2002
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yeah ,
actually i'm working in a security team and they implemented
firewall and vpn on linux ,so i must learn linux as soon as possible
but there is a lack of time ..:down:but i'm trying .my learning time starts from 9 which i come back home.

by the way once i said u i'm gona learn c# ,u know what happend!?

by the way ,me too ,missed u too.what are u doing now a days!
 
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Martin

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Dec 31, 2000
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Right now I'm working in a group to develop a java based system for a company to sell their products. We use PostgreSQL as our dbase backbone. It's a project from school and we're putting the finishing touches on it now.

In fact, I can give you a look at it later if anyone's interested.
 

Reza

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Jul 13, 2002
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#17
to be fair ,are u enjoying java ,if yes ,i'm wondering if u have true reason .

i'm ready to beg in street but don't code java ,if i'm wrong tell me buddy .
 
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Martin

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Dec 31, 2000
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:LOL:

You're right, you're right, java is horrible sometimes. I did some delphi coding years ago and I found that to be much more user friendly. There are so many things about java that piss me off! :fero:
 

Ali

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++ [ originally posted by Reza ] ++
i'm ready to beg in street but don't code java ,if i'm wrong tell me buddy .
:LOL:
You wimp!!! Actually I was ready to beg on the road when I touched BASIC ;)
 

Reza

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Jul 13, 2002
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#20
yes!

to tell the true ,first i thought if i complain java masivly i may bother u or java freaks if anybody here .

it is really killing . matter of fact it worth to use in web based products and only for interface making .

u say u are delphi worker , keep it man .it is clearly better then java or any other virtual machine based half compiler half interpreter language ,put it aside and get on u'r delphi .


like a nut i spend about 6 month learning java ,yep everything is beatiful from far away ,lots of colorful books ,i don' know j2se j2me j2ee .big lies " making software for embedded systems ".

even sun knows it doesn't work . they say java for linux or sth ,
my god ! they forgot matter of performance and time .


if it is for not only computer systems ,so what where are those devices ?

they say jini for their fantasy network based devices but i don't see many of them in hands.

in a nutshel : i lov my pointers and reference and never listen to those of companies' products .

c# was either that way (wasted my time about one year).
 

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