Jump to content


Un-l337 thing to do?


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 m.oreilly

m.oreilly

    rog'er wilco

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,782 posts
  • Country:lower uncton

Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:05 PM

after trying several free linux distros lately, and the shear "labor" involved in installing drivers, apps, etc, i looked at a few full, pay-for options:
mandriva
http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php...927fe213e33dcf0
(set to go, with beryl style 3d effects)
suse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16832103001

:storm:

#2 brewin

brewin

    Victory is mine!

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,261 posts
  • Location:Missouri
  • Interests:Anything interesting.
  • Country:USA

Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:36 PM

I'd try the free version before investing.
http://www.mandriva....n/download/free

Several reviews of Mandriva 2007:
http://distrowatch.c...bution=mandriva

#3 Guest_scaramonga_*

Guest_scaramonga_*
  • Guests

Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:44 PM

I'd check you PM too MO........ :storm: :scara:

#4 brewin

brewin

    Victory is mine!

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,261 posts
  • Location:Missouri
  • Interests:Anything interesting.
  • Country:USA

Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:52 PM

View Postscaramonga, on Jan 11 2007, 02:44 PM, said:

I'd check you PM too MO........ :storm: :lol:
Posted Image :blush: :scara:


:)

#5 m.oreilly

m.oreilly

    rog'er wilco

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,782 posts
  • Country:lower uncton

Posted 13 January 2007 - 02:32 AM

well, i'm writing this from mandriva '07 powerpack...this will take some getting used to, a bit
different than other distros. at the moment i am unable to use their "cube" gui effect (don't know why they tout it as a cool thing if it doesn't run...), so i might see if beryl will install. just set up mail in thunderbird, and using firefox (though rather primitive version). skype is here by default, so i'll be on in a few (making enchiladas tonight :yahoo: ) :davex:

#6 m.oreilly

m.oreilly

    rog'er wilco

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,782 posts
  • Country:lower uncton

Posted 13 January 2007 - 07:05 AM

well, no default skype, but installing rpms in mandriva is just a click or two. music sounds fantastic on my m-audio (had the drivers by default). and the "cube" is working, as in rotating desktops, wiggle windows, transparent window headers and the like. have yet to try movies with the "lindvd" from intervideo, though it does look promising...

#7 Guest_scaramonga_*

Guest_scaramonga_*
  • Guests

Posted 13 January 2007 - 01:40 PM

I like Mandriva.......a little more 'bloated' than most Disto's........but you will be used to that MO :davex: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Any pics buddy?

#8 m.oreilly

m.oreilly

    rog'er wilco

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,782 posts
  • Country:lower uncton

Posted 13 January 2007 - 08:57 PM

View Postscaramonga, on Jan 13 2007, 05:40 AM, said:

I like Mandriva.......a little more 'bloated' than most Disto's........but you will be used to that MO :davex: :yahoo: :scara:

Any pics buddy?
:yahoo:

hehe...

Attached File  snapshot1.png   1.62MB   44 downloads

#9 Guest_scaramonga_*

Guest_scaramonga_*
  • Guests

Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:16 AM

Nice shot!.......lookin good MO :yahoo:

How does it feel to be using a 'real' OS!? :davex:

Found any headaches with basic software that won't work yet? :yahoo:

#10 Sphere

Sphere

    The moth next to my brain is Bart, say hi to him if you like

  • Sponsor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,355 posts
  • Location:*tap* Behind ya!
  • Interests:I'm a Dutchy, that means I'm not a German (which doesn't sound/look the same to me!) also, being a Dutchy means I'm an idiot... sort off!

    And I def. need to get a real life again... I'm bored with my current life, ideas can be pm'd to me!
  • Country:Dutchyland

Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:17 AM

start with Flash! If you get it to work within 5 minutes, I'll buy you a beer :davex:

#11 Guest_scaramonga_*

Guest_scaramonga_*
  • Guests

Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:46 AM

View PostSphere, on Jan 14 2007, 01:17 AM, said:

start with Flash! If you get it to work within 5 minutes, I'll buy you a beer :yahoo:
OH OH!.......not lookin good MO!

When Mr LINUX says he's gonna buy ya a beer.......you can bet he's right :davex:

:yahoo:

#12 Sphere

Sphere

    The moth next to my brain is Bart, say hi to him if you like

  • Sponsor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,355 posts
  • Location:*tap* Behind ya!
  • Interests:I'm a Dutchy, that means I'm not a German (which doesn't sound/look the same to me!) also, being a Dutchy means I'm an idiot... sort off!

    And I def. need to get a real life again... I'm bored with my current life, ideas can be pm'd to me!
  • Country:Dutchyland

Posted 14 January 2007 - 02:19 AM

Ok, let's make that bet...

You can't install Flash within 5 minutes on a 64bit system, not counting download time

I'll buy you a beer if you can, without cheating! (Cheating is using some sort of software that just hacks the system e.g.)

#13 m.oreilly

m.oreilly

    rog'er wilco

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,782 posts
  • Country:lower uncton

Posted 14 January 2007 - 02:33 AM

i didn't get any prompts to install missing plugins, so i dunno if mandrevia had it as a default item or not...
i did the updates while installing, so...

#14 Sphere

Sphere

    The moth next to my brain is Bart, say hi to him if you like

  • Sponsor
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,355 posts
  • Location:*tap* Behind ya!
  • Interests:I'm a Dutchy, that means I'm not a German (which doesn't sound/look the same to me!) also, being a Dutchy means I'm an idiot... sort off!

    And I def. need to get a real life again... I'm bored with my current life, ideas can be pm'd to me!
  • Country:Dutchyland

Posted 14 January 2007 - 02:39 AM

Firefox output of "about:plugins" won't say flash is installed though.... if it does, I'm stunned and switching to Mandriva

#15 m.oreilly

m.oreilly

    rog'er wilco

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,782 posts
  • Country:lower uncton

Posted 14 January 2007 - 05:59 PM

well, back to windows: i was starting to feel comfortable in this distro, despite the occasional bug or two (prompts at boot asking for a root pass, and then restarting the gpu driver setup, only to loop several times until finally allowing me to get to the desktop, and the like). but not being able to open files on cds and dvds (my music and pic backups) didn't sit well (error "mounting" optical drive... :yahoo: ), so off linux came. i'm finding the more linux distros i try, the more i appreciate MS windows :davex:




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users