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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tb_mike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 January 2009 at 8:30pm
mandriva is similar to mint. The reason their so silly about mp3 and dvd  CSS,  are all the  definitions of what free software is vs restricted stuff.

Infact I have a wierd laptop that doesnt have a HDD(due to an odd proprietary connector I refuse to pay for)- so I run puppylinux live on CD on it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chickenfizz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2009 at 8:02pm
Yeah I run ubuntu on one of my laptops (using it at this very moment) and it is by far the best Linux distro I've tried, it's not faster than windows (xp) and not more stable but it is free, a lot less bloated and doubtless more secure (and/or less targeted). Also there is a lot of readily available good quality free software available.

I do wish bass box pro, winISD, sound forge, audiocore, race and dcx-remote ran on it though, then I think I would never have to run windows.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tb_mike Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2009 at 9:33pm
Originally posted by chickenfizz chickenfizz wrote:

Yeah I run ubuntu on one of my laptops (using it at this very moment) and it is by far the best Linux distro I've tried, it's not faster than windows (xp) and not more stable but it is free, a lot less bloated and doubtless more secure (and/or less targeted). Also there is a lot of readily available good quality free software available.

I do wish bass box pro, winISD, sound forge, audiocore, race and dcx-remote ran on it though, then I think I would never have to run windows.

Xubuntu I found faster than XP. It uses XFCE rather than gnome or kde. Theres a few wierd distros, one called arch linux which apparently can boot in ~20sec, while some one got an asus EEE to boot in 5sec.

Have you treid wine?
If your using linux online ,and XP otherwise thats a hell of a lot safer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cravings Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 January 2009 at 10:38am
i run arch linux... my everyday pc is 8 years old though.. so it doesn't boot in 20 seconds.. but sure.. i hardly ever reboot it (see other thread). i'm really happy with arch. in the 2 years i've used arch.. i've learned almost nothing about it. it just works for me. really simple configuration, simple package management. it's a rolling release, which is definitely the thing i like most about it. i'm done with major distro upgrades.
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