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Have you migrated away from Windows? Thinking about it?
« on: August 18, 2007, 02:36:36 AM »
Besides myself, has anyone migrated away from Microsoft Windows? There are so many backdoors in that system, especially with Vista (which the NSA "evaluated" if memory serves correctly). I'd like to know your take on it. If you run a different Operating System, let everyone know what it is.

I run PCLinuxOS 2007 both on my desktop and notebook.  Not only can I listen to the Alex Jones Show, but I can watch and copy his documentaries.  :)
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2007, 02:39:58 AM »
Besides myself, has anyone migrated away from Microsoft Windows? There are so many backdoors in that system, especially with Vista (which the NSA "evaluated" if memory serves correctly). I'd like to know your take on it. If you run a different Operating System, let everyone know what it is.

I run PCLinuxOS 2007 both on my desktop and notebook.  Not only can I listen to the Alex Jones Show, but I can watch and copy his documentaries.  :)

I use Firefox and it allows me to download his documentaries in the browser.

Vista is just a horrible OS in the firstplace and insecure. I think it's Internet2 friendly, when the time comes.

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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2007, 04:41:17 PM »
Ah.  I understand.  A lot of distributions do include Firefox.

As for the perception of everything in Linux being too hard, take a look around.  You just might be surprised.  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2007, 04:45:15 PM »
I've tried three different distros of Linux, but had to switch back to Windows when I found I couldn't get on the internet at all. No idea why, and no amount of internet searching (in Windows) for a solution worked. So for now I'm stuck. :-\

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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2007, 05:12:02 PM »
oh well.. i've run most windows OSes.. but DOS 6.22 is kinda a favourite. at least no blue screen.
3.11 was quite stable. w95 introduced the new layout.. w98se with the ndis.vxd patch was nice and fast but no 5.1 sound support.. i've run w2000 but it has 7 spyware before connected. wxp pro is based on a pretty early NT version so i changed to windows 2003 server which i have atm. It's faster and based on a more secure NT version = later. But it requires a lot of adjusting before it becomes a good desktop version.

I have heard Ubuntu has grown explosively in US and i know many friends that use it. Sabayon Linux might be what i'll switch to when the time comes to retire windows 2003 server. In administrative options there's a lot of protocols one might investigate to disable. even if they are all disabled there's still ways for them to make intrusions to your network. for example the ICMP traffic.

in windows there's several bad options to choose from but linux has a lot of good ones. Vista i define as a virus in itself. That OS will not come near my comp EVER. if someone gives me a disc for free i'll burn it to a little melted pool of waste and send it to microsoft.

EDIT: Vista uses IP6 that is something internet 2 will use a lot. IP6 is a new form of IP recognition that is available already in some countries but over here it's not implemented fully yet. modems however are coming with this feature..

EDIT 2: Marmalade > care to explain details? i could ask around see if a solution can be found. Need to know modem, router, linux version and ISP..

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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2007, 05:22:22 PM »
EDIT 2: Marmalade > care to explain details? i could ask around see if a solution can be found. Need to know modem, router, linux version and ISP..

I'm afraid I'm rather technologically illiterate when it comes to hardware! I think one problem was that my modem connects to my PC via USB. Not to mention my ISP doesn't give ANY support for Linux anyway. :-\

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2007, 06:13:38 PM »
I've tried three different distros of Linux, but had to switch back to Windows when I found I couldn't get on the internet at all. No idea why, and no amount of internet searching (in Windows) for a solution worked. So for now I'm stuck. :-\

I've installed Ubuntu Linux on a number of desktops and laptops and it always works. You can install it
and be up and running on the internet within 15 minutes. The only machines I've consistently had any
trouble installing this version of Linux are old Compaq machines.

http://www.ubuntu.com


You can download it direct from that URL above. I have also have Suse 10.1 but Ubuntu is by far the EASIEST
Linux distro I've ever seen to install and get up and running.

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2007, 06:15:51 PM »
The Linux/Win thing has been done to death. I've even contributed on Digg etc. Not a great deal of sense talked about it. In the context of the current political situation there are a few issues to consider which generally aren't covered much related to putting this question in the context of a survivalist situation. Such as...

Whether you can afford Windows Vista or sucessors come the economic collapse

Criminalisation of breach of Copyright (pirate copies of Windows or other software)
Criminalisation of data stewardship - (state ownership and claim on all private data via extension of Data Protection acts etc)
Criminalisation of methods of encryption - (classing them as munitions and thus users as potential "combatants")
The levels of policing or "useful incrimination" which might be achieved from the above by local snoops and "clipboard heroes"

Given all of this it may be worth keeping one's options well and truly open

I watched the BBS documentary and had a strong feeling that whilst looking at what seemed "ancient history" of only 10-20 years ago I was looking also at the future of information exchange.

In some countries even NOW, the only way to get up-to-date information, particularly critical medical information, in an extremist regime is to use dialup BBS access.

If you are considering survival post-apocalypse then you might wanna shortlist your requirements and have a look at what can meet these needs whilst giving minimal "leg-up" to The Man.

These would probably be...

All apps as freeware or open-source with no patents or copyrights
TCP/IP connectivity either via piggy-backed broadband or dialup
Possible snail-mail "frisbee net" exchange of data via encrypted CDROM/DVDs or (heaven forbid) floppy disks
Web browser - either text mode such as Lynx/Links
Basic text editor
Document editor
Email package - (there are umpteen of these for everything right back even to Windows 3.x)
128 bit encryption which has "plausible denial" such as TrueCrypt
Freeware or open source operating system such as Linux or FreeDOS
BBS software
Secure disk-scrubbing/eraser packages (freeware/open source)
Out of date hardware and/or software but which is still well supported such as NT 4.0, Win3.11, Win32s

I'd steer away from online apps and keep to minimal uptime, possibly even reverting back to dialup should FEMA run rampant
If it does "hit-the-fan" you can expect posession of pirated sofware to be added to the VERY long list of imprisonable offences so it's worth cleaning up your act right now if you have any.

Minimal interest will be shown by snoops in what they cannot understand or are liable to instantly dismiss without looking further
These include obsolete operating systems or rare/niche market operating systems

Might be an idea to have a sacrificial setup which you can allow The Man to confiscate but which has been kept thoroughly sanitised. No porn (ever), no copied games etc. No personal information, disk free space scrubbed using Gutmann or higher overwrite method.

If you think I'm exaggerating, today I received an email asking for urgent help in the UK due to new state-owned tenancy agreements requiring contracts to be issued with photo ID of all tenants including children, the right to search private homes for "drugs" or other criminal breaches etc. (presumably including anything "useful"). This new contract has been dropped on the tenants with only 5 days consultation to object. It is being done by stealth and by changing contracts one area at a time over a long period to prevent unified and popular opposition.  How long before the snoop visitors want to image your hard drive or inspect software licences eh?

Just a few thoughts which may be of use!. ;)

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2007, 06:40:06 PM »
Firefox rules.  If you can afford it get Opera.


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Re: Have you migrated away from Windows? Thinking about it?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2007, 06:55:40 PM »
Firefox rules.  If you can afford it get Opera.


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You're a year behind.  Opera doesn't cost any money anymore.  ;)

As for ISP's not supporting Linux, forget them.  If it's a cable connection, it should work.  All you need is an ethernet cable.  :)
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2007, 07:02:44 PM »
EDIT 2: Marmalade > care to explain details? i could ask around see if a solution can be found. Need to know modem, router, linux version and ISP..

I'm afraid I'm rather technologically illiterate when it comes to hardware! I think one problem was that my modem connects to my PC via USB. Not to mention my ISP doesn't give ANY support for Linux anyway. :-\

Does your modem have an ethernet port on it?  It looks like a telephone jack, only bigger.  If it does, then just buy an ethernet cable and free up your USB port.  ;)

Also, here's a distro you may want to try out: http://www.pclinuxos.com
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2007, 07:37:24 PM »
ok.. well to put details on straight. w2000 had 11 not 7 spyware on it. it was XP that had 7. so excuse me if i have to correct myself on this.

Vista no matter what i wouldn't put it on ANY machine.. even though the trend in home appliance stores seem to be no other option than vista.
Vista performs worse than XP when it counts. i remember a test at tomshardware where they tested and xp was a notch better at not only a few but all tests..

Marmalade > I would in this case contact the ISP or search the ISP homepage for info on which modems are compatible with linux. if not found then contact the customer service for the ISP and ask them. it would help cos all connections are pretty much ISP determined. it's up to them to give the support for it. hope this helps. :)

furthermore i would consider ubuntu vs sabayon linux since sabayon supports more programs than ubuntu. such as integrated wine emulator for win apps and more programs than ubuntu.. ubuntu is very popular but sabayon might be a good alternative..

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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2007, 07:39:50 PM »
Sabayon is interesting.  However, it's the type in which source code is downloaded and compiled, which is why I also point towards PCLinuxOS.  There's many other good distributions out there as well.
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2007, 07:50:55 PM »
cool.. would be good to hear more on ubuntu vs sabayon as a m8 recommended sabayon to me tha tis a vista betatester..

can't be too much info on these and one can never be too openminded in case of comps and progs..

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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2007, 09:14:52 AM »
I should have clarified.  The packages installed is source code that's compressed and is compiled on the fly (sort of) towards your hardware for speed purposes.

PCLinuxOS is a distribution that started out being based on Mandrake (now known as Mandriva).  Like Ubuntu, it comes as a LiveCD with the ability to install onto the hard drive.  It's pretty cool.  It uses RPM packages (Red Hat style packages) for software installation.  If Ubuntu does not work, then PCLinuxOS might, and there's a PCLinuxOS based distribution coming out soon that is apparently even easier than PCLinuxOS.

As for the worry of wanting to play games, many distributions come with plenty of cool games.  There's OpenArena, which uses the Quake3 engine, which was released under the GNU General Public License (GPL), meaning more games like it can be created.  There's also other 3D first shooter games as well as 3D tank battle games.  There's WINE (not an emulator, but a binary translator of sorts...), which can be used to run Warcraft and Starcraft.

Again, it's not too hard.  It's all come a long, long way.
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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2007, 10:03:27 AM »
I want to get off windows but they won't let you. Cause there are no other programs or whatever besides windows if there is its just sucks usually...

Reason why is cause they record all you're stuff.  :-X

Vista looks kind of cool but rip off. I agree. It sucks.

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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2007, 12:10:54 PM »
I'm running MacOSX on my Mac Mini. Macs are the way to go, they are Intel based nowadays and can run Windows natively for the occasions when you just have to use Windows. Great machines and OSX is far superior to Windows when it comes to ease of use and functionality. Also, it's based on Unix so it's quite different code-wise. Also, the latest release of OSX (Leopard) is about to be released in October.

Check out the great machines at www.apple.com

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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2007, 01:10:05 PM »
damn.. it's so easy to forget macs..  :-\

Of course mac is a good option and downtoearth userfriendly OSes..

The mac has one of the best firewalls and security too.. But might have the disadvantage of not being able to run win games that much..

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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2007, 01:55:26 PM »
I was a 10 year user of Windows. A year ago migrated to Kubuntu and forgot about windows.

You can keep windows and dual boot with Linux to try it out.



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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2007, 03:05:34 PM »
Alrighty then.  I'll leave the poll open until August 28.  If anyone has any questions, feel free to drop 'em here.  ;)
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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2007, 03:10:18 PM »
I want to get off windows but they won't let you. Cause there are no other programs or whatever besides windows if there is its just sucks usually...

Reason why is cause they record all you're stuff.  :-X

Vista looks kind of cool but rip off. I agree. It sucks.

You haven't taken a look at these distributions have you?

http://www.linuxmint.com/

http://www.pclinuxos.com/

What software are you needing man?  If it's an office suite, OpenOffice.org is really great, especially since it has the ability to save files to PDF.  For web browsing, you've got Firefox and all of its variants as well as Opera (which again, no longer costs you a dime).  You can do your e-mail online or use a client like Thunderbird, which gets the job done quite well.  If you need to do the instant messaging thing there's Pidgin (a.k.a. GAIM) which can connect to Yahoo, MSN, AIM, and other services......  If you want games, there's plenty of good games that are fun and enjoyable.
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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2007, 03:29:06 PM »
I run a dual boot with Win XP and Linux Mandriva. :D
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2007, 04:48:55 PM »
I run a dual boot with Win XP and Linux Mandriva. :D

Hey good for you.  That's great!  What apps do you use on it for the infowarrior kind of stuff?  :)
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2007, 05:27:02 PM »
I run ubuntu linux
i rarely if ever boot windows in vmware to run certain programs

ya i also dont know how anyone can stand windows

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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2007, 05:34:09 PM »
Does your modem have an ethernet port on it?  It looks like a telephone jack, only bigger.  If it does, then just buy an ethernet cable and free up your USB port.  ;)

Also, here's a distro you may want to try out: http://www.pclinuxos.com

May just have to go and get meself an ethernet cable, especially if it means I can finally have internet access on Linux. ;) Does anyone have any particular recommendations for Linux distros? Only I'm going to have to purchase the disks for them (stupid CD rewriter busted) and would rather not have to make 4 or 5 different purchases.

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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2007, 05:43:51 PM »
Still working mostly on XP, but installed PClinuxOS2007 that went without any problems, it detected all of my hardware and works just fine.

You can do most of the standard applications using pclinuxOS2007
And with WINE you should be able to run some windows applications.
Haven't got much experience with that yet.
i sure hope the support of this will be continuing.

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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2007, 05:45:55 PM »
Does your modem have an ethernet port on it?  It looks like a telephone jack, only bigger.  If it does, then just buy an ethernet cable and free up your USB port.  ;)

Also, here's a distro you may want to try out: http://www.pclinuxos.com

May just have to go and get meself an ethernet cable, especially if it means I can finally have internet access on Linux. ;) Does anyone have any particular recommendations for Linux distros? Only I'm going to have to purchase the disks for them (stupid CD rewriter busted) and would rather not have to make 4 or 5 different purchases.

Go to this site: http://www.on-disk.com and purchase a copy of PCLinuxOS.  :)
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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2007, 06:12:28 PM »
Many thanks. :D

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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2007, 06:28:21 PM »
No problem.  If anyone else has any questions, please let me know.  ;)
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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2007, 07:43:01 PM »
Nothing is secret on your computer when it is connected to the internet.
It was created on the backbone of the military/industrial complex.
DAARPA.

It has, at its core, the enemy.
So, no matter what operating system you use, the forces that be can get to you.

If they can listen to you talk with someone through your cellphone when it is turned off, they can get into your internet connected computer if they really wanted to no matter the operating system.

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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2007, 09:02:59 PM »
Nothing is secret on your computer when it is connected to the internet.
It was created on the backbone of the military/industrial complex.
DAARPA.

It has, at its core, the enemy.
So, no matter what operating system you use, the forces that be can get to you.

If they can listen to you talk with someone through your cellphone when it is turned off, they can get into your internet connected computer if they really wanted to no matter the operating system.

Your sentiments are understandable.  However, there are some things even the agencies themselves can not track.  In other words, there are cases in which they would have no idea what the originating source is.  That being said, there is another issue at hand as well.  Every time one pays money to Microsoft, said money leaves the country.  Whether it's tech support in India or a blind eye towards piracy in China, people in America and other countries are being forced to pay for it all!  Is that something desirable?  I would hope not.
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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2007, 09:41:27 PM »
I would absolutely love to do this. However, after 20+ years as a UNIX admin I've seen Linux build and grow...yet it really offers nothing; only hope.  The problem is people...did you get that-- the problem is PEOPLE...and fear or lack of courage... The BEoS was/is probably the single best OS since DOS...It was a true 64 bit multi-threades OS that booted in 7 seconds, yadda yadda.  Unfortunately it died a miserable death.  People are sheep, and sheep are sheered nuf said...

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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2007, 10:55:24 PM »
P.S. Anyone that is serious about creating a free, network protocol, in the vein of Plan9(Styx) send me a PM I'd really like to help create another 'internet', free of the bullshit the current one's burdened with.

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« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2007, 12:43:00 AM »
Creating a new networking protocol or a new network entirely would be an excellent idea.  Keep in mind that Linux is not Unix.  It is different.  I should have clarified my response to an earlier comment that basically said it didn't matter what system you ran.  There is no time for Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.  When all three come into play, you only defeat yourself.  A great way to start is to stop giving money or market share per se to many of these companies who only want to lock a person into their way of doing things.  With Free and Open Source Software, anything is possible.
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« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2007, 12:44:52 AM »
I would absolutely love to do this. However, after 20+ years as a UNIX admin I've seen Linux build and grow...yet it really offers nothing; only hope.  The problem is people...did you get that-- the problem is PEOPLE...and fear or lack of courage... The BEoS was/is probably the single best OS since DOS...It was a true 64 bit multi-threades OS that booted in 7 seconds, yadda yadda.  Unfortunately it died a miserable death.  People are sheep, and sheep are sheered nuf said...

We need to stop thinking of people as sheep.  When a person's intelligence is diminished by anyone, they no longer want to listen to you.  I've made that mistake time and time again, hence my signature at the end of every post I have.
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« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2007, 11:35:29 AM »
Okay, I'm going to keep bumping this to a degree so that others will have an opportunity to vote in this poll as it will be closing on the 28th of August, which if memory serves correct, is this coming Monday.  If anyone has any further questions, please comment or send a PM to me.  ;)
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« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2007, 01:18:13 PM »
I see that there are people genuinely interested, so I'll go ahead and post some distros to try.  They're all LiveCD distributions, meaning you can try the system out, and in the case of the ones listed, you can install them later.  They can also be an ideal solution if you're on a demo machine at a store that just happens to have Internet access, you can pop in one of these CD's and see if you can't surf the net infowarrior style.   ;)

PCLinuxOS: A noob friendly distribution.  It has the option to install to the hard drive, and includes MP3 playback and other playback functionality out of the box.  For codec requirements, the WIN32 codec package is included in their software repositories.  What do I mean about that?  Through the Internet, you can easily add new software and update existing software, and unlike Windoze Update, you're not spied upon and it is much more reliable.  If you download the distribution, please use the Indiana mirror as it's the fastest by far.  You can add mirrors later for more software choices.  ;)

Linux Mint: This is an Ubuntu-based distribution that also comes in a LiveCD.  The menu for programs is arranged a bit differently, but does include a search function for looking up what is installed.  Very interesting, and codec support for multimedia is included as well.

Ubuntu: A Debian based distribution that has many of the essentials on the LiveCD system.  When opening a file that requires additional codecs, it will gather them for you and install them.

SimplyMEPIS: It's one of the first distributions to combine a LiveCD environment with the ability to install such a working system onto the hard drive.  They're coming up with a new release that will be based on the latest release of Debian, 4.0.
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Re: Have you migrated away from Windows? Thinking about it?
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2007, 01:24:34 PM »
I would like to make the switch on a couple older computers of mine. They can burn DVDs.... does software come with or easily obtainable to record DVDs? ISO files? How else can we make copies of "End Game" to hand out once martial law is initiated?

I think one reason why Ive never made the switch is I like to play games once in a while. Where can we get any linux games?

Are there any good graphics design programs?

heres a great program (for linux too)...

http://www.stellarium.org

I also tried to install a linux version about a year ago and i could not for the life of me have it find my wifi network or even connect with a direct connection.

Also, what are the differences between the various versions? Why pick one over the other? Do I get ubuntu or linux mint?

Will the system i put this on run faster? i think its a pentium 3 laptop with 20gb if i recall and with XP and a couple programs, its a dog with only a few gigs of space left.

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Re: Have you migrated away from Windows? Thinking about it?
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2007, 02:56:50 PM »
Most of the differences between distributions is localizations for a country.  Here are the main bases:

RPM systems: These use the Red Hat Package Management system for installation and removal of software.  Mandriva, Red Hat itself, CentOS, etc.. use RPM packages for installation.

DEB systems: DEB files are from the Debian package management system.  Most systems that use these are based on the Debian distribution.  Examples include Ubuntu, Mint, etc...

Slackware: These are compressed files, and these files are used in systems based on Slackware, one of the oldest distributions of all time.  It's a little more technically involved, so new people may want to hold off on them unless it's a LiveCD, and even then, not right away.

There are also source based systems, such as Gentoo, in which a source code archive is downloaded, and automatically compiled towards your hardware, thus optimizing the software for speed.

When thinking of distributions, version wouldn't be a proper term.  Flavor, perhaps.  ;)

If you want to play some games, Wine, an API translator, can be used to run Starcraft and Warcraft II BNE (haven't tried it on the BNE service).  For you, Linux Mint might be a good fit.  Look for the XFCE-based system.  XFCE is as fast as Windows 95 (probably faster).  PCLinuxOS would be a good one to try.  How much RAM do you have in your system as well?
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Re: Have you migrated away from Windows? Thinking about it?
« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2007, 03:48:56 PM »
Great poll, Nixed - it's way past time for folks to ditch Windoze. Vista is just a corporate wet dream - total control here we come? NOT!

I loaded Ubuntu onto an old T22 IBM laptop (that sez its Linux friendly but ain't, at all) just to see whether it could cope and initially had hassles. The Ubuntu forum folk are so very active though, it only took a bit of reading and another download of the Alternative Install and away it went. For codecs generally, I found the www.getautomatix.com route the easiest approach.

Windows? Who needs it when Linux can do most everything (except some scanners!) better, faster, cleaner and above all, for free!

Way to go - even the net seems faster  :-*

About BeOS - yep, what a great shame as it looked so very good for music & video - but that's what you get for challenging the status quo, I guess.. ha-bl**dy-ha.