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Don't be a n00b, be an l33t user by simply using Linux

By Jaggernaught ·
Linux teaches you stuff that your cloned, virus ridden OS can ever teach you. It attracts IT professionals, graphics desiners, animators, developers, schools and the government. Its called the linux operating system. It's more secure, extreamly customizable, could be encrypted for maximum security, and believe me, its far less affected by viruses. Exploits are prevented because security updates are available even before those nasty things go out wrecking your system.
Heck! no wonder NASA, Google, IBM, and 80% of the servers on the planet plus the fastest super computer that was ever made runs linux...sweet!
newbies hardly ever get lost through the linux system due to the vast internet support and an optional documentation. and you can install this on your PC/PPC/x64/SPARC/SMP/and duo processors..Most of the drivers are autodetected in the installation making them simply plug-and-play hardware.The only thing that you need to do is sweet productivity no more antiviruses(unless you run an email server), no more "upgrade to pro" or "this is an eval only" because everything is free! go jump to doing presentations, documents and e-mails, edit pictures, watch videos..everything that windows does and much much more! apps are a no hassle because 18,000 apps are available freely in the internet and atleast 1000 on your installation alone...cheers! So go out and show your friends what a superior OS you operate!and spread linux!

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In the name of all you hold sacred, please don't anybody rise to the bait.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Don't be a n00b, be an l3 ...

Check this guy's profile. He has a single message, expresses it very poorly, and repeats it even when it isn't applicable.

Windows advocates, please don't rise to the bait. If you must argue the value of Linux, take it up with better qualified TR members. Start with jmgarvin, Jaqui, or apotheon, to name a few.

Linux fans, your views have been presented in far more coherent, logical fashions in any number of threads. Jaqui's "Why I use *nix" does a much better job.

I'm begging everyone, let this discussion wither and die like DOS 4.0.

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by jmgarvin In reply to In the name of all you ho ...

Let it DOS 4.0 die! NEVER! ;-)

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by Jaqui In reply to In the name of all you ho ...

I saw it minutes after it was posted.
long before you posted this.

I was so un--impressed with the original poster's illiteracy that I wasn't going to bother replying.

after all, those of us that use linux actually take pride in at least TRYING to use correct spelling and grammar, not post like illiterate 6 year olds.

edited for emoticon

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DOS 4.0 didn't die.

by nighthawk808 In reply to In the name of all you ho ...

It had Aero Glass wrapped around it and was renamed Windows Vista.

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You're thinking of 6.2

by CharlieSpencer In reply to DOS 4.0 didn't die.

4.0 had a GUI wrapped around it and was renamed Microsoft Bob.

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Indeed. I liked MS-DOS 5.0

by stress junkie In reply to You're thinking of 6.2

All this MS-DOS talk made me think of how clever I became with CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT, what with the menus and the order of execution changing things and then trying to get 386MAX to work. Remember 386MAX? I think that's what it was called.

Ah. Those were the days. We thought all that clever technical knowledge would be useful forever. I should have known better, even back then. I had graduated to MS-DOS from CP/M. That CP/M expertise didn't get me far for very long. Well, if you can call it 'expertise'. SYSGEN and PIP as I recall.


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Remember TurboDOS?

by deepsand In reply to Indeed. I liked MS-DOS 5. ...

It was a multi-user, CP/M compatible OS, much superior to MP/M, with modularized components.

Now, if I can just remember where I put my Digilog 1850, ...

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Rather liked MS-DOS 3.3+

by Too Old For IT In reply to Indeed. I liked MS-DOS 5. ...

It was the first one to handle "larger" hard drives (20 mb or so), and I ran it on a 80286 machine. Heck, I went all the way to DOS 6.2 without changing a bit of the hardware.

Now those were the days!!

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edlin vs Edit

by onbliss In reply to Indeed. I liked MS-DOS 5. ...

aah those glorious days. I was installing DOS 4.0 on machines that our customers bought from us. One day, the boss asks me to install DOS 5.0 and I considered that as a huge promotion :-)

Those talks about Expanded vs Extended memory, trying to get things working on machines that had 640Kb and 1024Kb was fun :-)

A server that I was administering had 20MB hard disk space, I had SCO UNIX in one partition, and Novell Netware on the other. 20MB could achieve a whole lot, I would say.

I remember 386, and even 286, PC, PC/XT, PC/AT.

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I stand corrected.

by nighthawk808 In reply to You're thinking of 6.2

So that explains it!

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