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18 Jul 2008, 12:04 pm

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You can put DOS down all you want to but at least it worked as advertized and kept things simple which is a lot more than you can say for a lot of modern software.


Indeed (except for version 4.0, that one sucked from what I have heard).


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20 Jul 2008, 12:46 am

I've been using computers since around DOS 6.x or so (just a guess, I don't clearly remember much from that age), and the worst I've experienced in terms of stability is Windows 95, and 'most time wasted ever' goes to Gentoo.



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20 Jul 2008, 11:45 am

What's the matter with Gentoo?


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20 Jul 2008, 12:56 pm

Vista - I set up a dual boot on my pc with vista and ubuntu, initially it worked fine (apart from the glacial speed we have come to expect from anything Microsoft), then the windows partition got worse and worse until it became unusable and eventually it made even the ubuntu partition crash. I reformatted the whole thing with just linux and it runs beautifully. If I could only figure out how to get working from home to work, I would be able to do everything I wanted with ubuntu.

2nd worst: Redhat Linux. The most user-unfriendly OS ever, and not that stable really - why use an OS that is slower, more unstable, and harder to use than DOS? Seriously, why does anyone pay for such crap? It put me off linux for a long time.

In my opinion the best of the ones still in existence are ubuntu, followed by XP. DOS was good.


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20 Jul 2008, 6:58 pm

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What's the matter with Gentoo?

Nothing, if you like total control over your OS and already understand Linux thoroughly. Someone recommended it to me years ago, when I had only been a Windows user. I ended up wasting a lot of time trying to figure things out for myself and on the 'net, just to get any sort of working system up and running, due to my own stubbornness and what I perceived to be peer pressure, and had to deal with some updates breaking my system every now and then. I also bought into some falsehoods about the speed benefits being much greater than they were, and what actually created them. Eventually lost patience and switched to Ubuntu. Gentoo does what it was designed to do, but it's not for me.



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20 Jul 2008, 8:33 pm

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If I could only figure out how to get working from home to work, I would be able to do everything I wanted with ubuntu.


Do you mean wireless networking?


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21 Jul 2008, 5:29 pm

windows 95, i fixed a computer with me once, but it was all hardware, the power supply was shot


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26 Jul 2008, 2:28 pm

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I went 3.1, 95, 98, XP. At the time I lamented being behind the times in OS, but now I am glad I skipped 2000 and ME.



2000 wasn't bad a all. In fact in some ways better than XP due to the fact that it wasn't resource consuming.



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27 Jul 2008, 9:33 pm

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27 Jul 2008, 10:07 pm

Windows Vista
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28 Jul 2008, 2:07 am

I have not experienced the joy of Vista yet, but I don't think it could top the PowerPCs at my elementary school. They took about 5 minutes to log in.


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29 Jul 2008, 6:47 am

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I'm really surprised nobody's mentioned MS-DOS yet!


I mentioned it on the first page of this thread. :roll:



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29 Jul 2008, 11:21 am

Venger wrote:
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I'm really surprised nobody's mentioned MS-DOS yet!


I mentioned it on the first page of this thread. :roll:


Did you? Oops, my bad!



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29 Jul 2008, 8:30 pm

Fuzzy wrote:
pbcoll wrote:
If I could only figure out how to get working from home to work, I would be able to do everything I wanted with ubuntu.


Do you mean wireless networking?


No, I mean remote access to the PC in my office.


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29 Jul 2008, 9:19 pm

Remote Desktop or VNC is the answer.

1. Find out if your workplace has a VPN and connect to it - VPNs are standard OS things these days.
2. If there's no remote desktop tool for ubuntu (I haven't looked seriously but http://www.rdesktop.org/ looks promising) then there will certainly be one for VNC.

We have Mac and windows clients remote desktopping here.



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29 Jul 2008, 10:27 pm

gbollard wrote:
Remote Desktop or VNC is the answer.

1. Find out if your workplace has a VPN and connect to it - VPNs are standard OS things these days.
2. If there's no remote desktop tool for ubuntu (I haven't looked seriously but http://www.rdesktop.org/ looks promising) then there will certainly be one for VNC.

We have Mac and windows clients remote desktopping here.



I have never had much luck running VNC on Ubuntu.