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#1 m.oreilly

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 08:14 AM

http://www.theinquir...x?article=36635

"Biting back my fervent desire to throw this mess out of a window, get a gun, and go to Redmond..."
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"it started out quite simply, a client needed to set up a small branch office, something I do almost every week. Four workstation and a repository for files, occasional backups, and a shared printer is all they would need, nothing special. Five HP 5100s, a printer, a Promise TX2300 with mirrored drives and a DVD-R was all I needed. That was the easy part."

hahaha, isn't it always...

"Those weasels at Captain Junior Spy Central disabled the F6 driver install on their restore CD!"
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i really have to applaud the linux community for the viable free OS alternatives. i can see myself getting "happy feet", if i can just find that "special" distro, though in situations which charlie described, many can and do succeed in fitting the bill...

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:10 PM

Following m.oreilly style - :bluerip:

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:30 PM

View Postnitram, on Jan 2 2007, 10:10 AM, said:

Following m.oreilly style - :dribble:
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Posted 03 January 2007 - 01:12 AM

View Postm.oreilly, on Jan 2 2007, 02:14 AM, said:

i really have to applaud the linux community for the viable free OS alternatives. i can see myself getting "happy feet", if i can just find that "special" distro, though in situations like charlie describes, many can and do succeed in fitting the bill...
Speaking of...

SabayonLinux 3.25 has been released, now with the latest X.Org 7.2, the new Kernel Virtual Machine, Beryl 0.1.4 and other enhancements. From the changelog: "Linux kernel 2.6.19.1; the first live implementation of the new Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) supporting both Intel and AMD architectures; X.Org 7.2 RC3 with better LCD/CRT display detection, improved Intel graphics cards support and more stable ATI open source drivers; new NetworkManager stack that supports many wireless cards; Beryl 0.1.4 with a nearly perfect OpenGL auto-detection and configuration; NVIDIA drivers 1.0-9631 and latest ATI drivers; new Kicker menu picture and better default cursors...."

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Haven't tried it yet, but I will soon. Just thought they might have fixed some of the problems you encountered with the last version. Though for everything to work perfectly, it definitely needs a hard drive install.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 01:24 AM

well, i tried the hd install (older release), and i removed it within 15 minutes. no audio or cool gui effects that ran in the live cd (they do mention that the install will be lacking some things the live cd has :dribble: ), but the live cd had my interest enough to try this latest release. thanks for posting the link brew :dribble:

EDIT: the earlier version was a dinky little thing compared to the one you linked to! i bet this will have the goods...it should @ 3.34 gigs! :bluerip:

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 02:20 AM

oh, brewin, what desktop do you recommend, fluxbox or kde?

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 03:02 AM

View Postm.oreilly, on Jan 2 2007, 08:20 PM, said:

oh, brewin, what desktop do you recommend, fluxbox or kde?
Fluxbox is very light and fast and KDE is big and loaded with features. I think the Sabayon LiveDVD comes with both, along with Gnome, Xfce, and e17. So you should be able to easily try them all out just by choosing a different session at the login screen.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 03:20 AM

great! thanks brew :bluerip:

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 03:52 AM

It would be great if it supported my dual monitors on an ATi out of the box




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