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Posted 21 March 2003 - 10:42 PM

Well, please take the poll, and feel free to put in any comments regarding this topic. Thunder

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Posted 21 March 2003 - 10:51 PM

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Posted 21 March 2003 - 10:56 PM

hehe just trying to get pep invovled :)

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Posted 21 March 2003 - 10:58 PM

My main OS has slowly became XP. It was hard to pry 2000 from that title, but over the last 3 months it has finally happened. My 5 PC's are set up like this.PC 1. XPPC 2. 2000PC 3. 98se/Lycoris dual bootPC 4. Suse/Mandrake dual boot.PC 5. XP/98se/Lycoris triple boot- My daughters PC.

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 01:24 AM

I have three PCsPC1: Windows Xp SP1PC2: Windowns 2003 Enterprise Server RC2 3718PC3: OpenBSD 3.2Windows 2003 is really a nice server OS, but if you want, yoy could also use it for workstation at the same time. It's quite stable, more stable than Xp.Xp uptime on this box last for only 5 days or less before BSOD2k3 Server has always been up, and the only time I reboot is when I apply patches on it.

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 01:35 AM

I run Win XP Home on my primary machine. I have an e-machines with Win Me on it that I use for experiments. What a piece of junk! My "expert" cousin talked my mom into buying it, saying it was all she needed. After many tearful phone calls following system crashes and data loss, I had a real machine built for her (with Win XP) and she couldn't be happier with it. I also still have a 386 box running DOS 5.0 that I still use from time to time. I even have a couple 286 boxes around that I haven't trashed, simply because they still work.

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 01:43 AM

Oh my god jeff, your cousin convinced your mom to buy an eMachine? I guess eMachine is not bad, but I would really consider it as "low end" machine. By the way, I believe Windows 2003 Server RC2 is still free, so sign up and get it while you can. It doesn't hurt to play around with it :)

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 02:00 AM

ThunderRiver, on Mar 21 2003, 11:43 PM, said:

Oh my god jeff, your cousin convinced your mom to buy an eMachine? I guess eMachine is not bad, but I would really consider it as "low end" machine. By the way, I believe Windows 2003 Server RC2 is still free, so sign up and get it while you can. It doesn't hurt to play around with it :)
Heh-heh, yeah, due to ill health I was unable to help my mom with her purchase. When I heard what she got, I cringed, bit the bullet, and crossed my fingers to keep peace in the family.  :) Erm... if you'll pardon my ignorance, what is Win 2003 Server RC2 and what can I do with it? I've tinkered with computers for quite a while but the internet stuff is still pretty new to me.Thanks.

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 03:59 AM

Windows 2003 Server family is the successor to the current Windows 2000 Server family.RC2 is release candidate 2, which is current free for public trial. Register and grab it while you can before April 24th.http://www.microsoft.../obtaining.mspx

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 12:19 PM

Well... I also have several machines...1 98SE1 XP/AdvanceServer/RH7.31 XP/RH81 RH7.2I'm always learning...-Mike

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 02:28 PM

I also run a few puters...  :) Primary - WinXP Pro SP1 (P4 2 ghz)The rest...Win2k SP2 (PIII 450)Win98se (e-machine that I bought for my fiance and luckily (knock on wood) no headaches and no problems)  :) Win98se (Laptop)

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 04:07 PM

Mike, I would like to know the configuration of the system that you had xp/adv server/RH7.3 tri-boots. You do have more than one hard drive on that system right? I have doubts in my mind that you could dual boot between adv server with xp, and definitely a big no no between windows 2003 server and xp pro because the win2k3 setup would refuse to install when it sees xp partition anywhere on the system. I am not sure if the adv server you used is Windows 2000 or 2003, but in the case of Windows 2000 adv server, it should also refuse to isntall on computers that have workstation edition pre-installed.

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 06:13 PM

I voted Linux to give it a vote but I am dual booting with XP.Since there wasn't entry for dual boot I prefered to vote for Linux. :)

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 08:51 PM

Yeah perhaps you should post something in the suggestion forum? It would be nice if I was able to make it "multiple choice" poll hehCheck out the thread "Is it hard to learn Linux?" I post one screenshot of Knoppix. It looks quite promising. A little 700 Mb comprises 1.7 gig worth of stuff, from OpenOffice to basic SSH hehThunder

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 09:59 PM

Datacenter?!?!?!?!?!That would be some........well, serious computing."Yeah, what OS do you run at home?""Win2k Datacenter."--silence :)  :)  :)
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Posted 22 March 2003 - 10:21 PM

tbird9796, believe me, some serious computer builder with 4 Xeon CPUs and above would find their way to get a copy of datacenter. Datacenter works differently from the rest of the server family; thus, it is more efficient to run datacenter when you have 2 or 3 CPUs along with wooping 1 Gb PC2100+ RAM

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 01:33 AM

Yeah I know, but dang....That'd be like a C4 firecracker. Just a "bit" of overkill.Yer right. It would be cool... :)
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Posted 23 March 2003 - 12:06 PM

ThunderRiver, on Mar 22 2003, 03:07 PM, said:

Mike, I would like to know the configuration of the system that you had xp/adv server/RH7.3 tri-boots. You do have more than one hard drive on that system right? I have doubts in my mind that you could dual boot between adv server with xp, and definitely a big no no between windows 2003 server and xp pro because the win2k3 setup would refuse to install when it sees xp partition anywhere on the system. I am not sure if the adv server you used is Windows 2000 or 2003, but in the case of Windows 2000 adv server, it should also refuse to isntall on computers that have workstation edition pre-installed.
Lets see...  I've read that you were supposed to install MS's OS from oldest to newest...I have 1 hard drive (40G) I partitioned it as follows:  20G Drive C 8G Drive D and left 12G unused.I installed 2000 Advanced Server first on the D drive, then I installed XP Pro onto the C Drive (both NTFS)The XP install created a boot menu to choose between the 2 MS os's...  Then I installed RH into the unused area of the HD... and that installed Grub to lead before the MS boot menu...  It looks a bit like this...Grub:1 Linux2 MicrosoftMS Boot:2000 Adv ServerWindows XP ProIt was actually pretty simple...  I have not had any problems booting into any of the OS's or any problems between 2000 ADV Server and XP Pro...  (as a matter of fact my main machine is down right now and I'm writinig this on that machine in XP..)

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 12:11 PM

tbird9768, on Mar 22 2003, 08:59 PM, said:

"Yeah, what OS do you run at home?""Win2k Datacenter."
Don't you know...  I'm about to embark on that OS as well...  :) I wish I had the money for the system to run that... BTW...

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I love it... sounds like stuff I would tell my friends to make them think I worked hard on getting their system back up and running...   :)

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 03:52 PM

Vote for Win98 if you have several OS's ! We need tools like Scot's newsletter to help us survive XP, MS plug-pullers, and gouging by the Longhorn on the horizon. Dinosaurs gotta eat, too, yaknow.

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 05:07 PM

The problem is that Windows 95/98SE are gradually loosing support, and that's a fact. Now, even the newest version of Office 11 might/won't run on Windows 95/98SE..so it is evident that users are either staying with the existing system or move on with a new one.

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 05:09 PM

Mike, perhaps you can install Adv Server along with Xp only if Adv Server gets to be installed on a separate hard drive. Nice to know that it works for you Mike :D

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 11:44 PM

My main computer is currently Win98se and my other computer is RedHat 7.2 .. I use a KVM switch to go between them.We have 11 computers currently on our local network; mainly some variety of Linux/UNIX: mainly freeBSD 4.8, RedHat 6.2, 7.2 and 7.3, Mandrake 8.2.  They range from Pentium III 450 down to a 386 notebook. Two of them are Windows boxes: one is Celeron 366 running Win98se and another is a Pentium II 233 that runs Win95. (one commandline only 386 computer is a summertime only computer that lives on our screen porch to surf via Links, a commandline browser to read articles while enjoying the sunset).They all have various jobs on the network.I work on computers all week long that range from Win95, Win98, Win98se, WinME, Win2K, WinXP home and Pro.I plan to eventually get a WinXP Pro system put together as well. I do not want to upgrade my main computer to XP because I really like Win98se.  Don't get me wrong, there's a lot to like in XP, but I really don't like where M$ is going with all of this.Just for the fun of it, we resurrect old computers and install some variety of Linux/UNIX on them, and put them on the network....just because we can  :) Recently we resurrected an old DOS 6.0/Win3.x notebook with a 386 processor and 4MB RAM and a 40MB hard drive. We found a tiny UNIX called Minux that will work with the 4MB RAM (which can not be upgraded on this computer) and put it on the computer. It doesn't have a network card or the capability of adding one, so we use the serial port to connect directly to one of the computers on the network utilizing telnet and then we can use Links to browse or some IRC client to keep in contact with family and friends around the country.These exercises are just for fun ... and puts old computers back in useful service.Computers are so much fun....and Linux/UNIX makes old hardware serviceable again. :D
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Posted 23 March 2003 - 11:57 PM

LilBambi, on Mar 23 2003, 10:44 PM, said:

My main computer is currently Win98se and my other computer is RedHat 7.2 .. I use a KVM switch to go between them.We have 11 computers currently on our local network; mainly some variety of Linux/UNIX: mainly freeBSD 4.8, RedHat 6.2, 7.2 and 7.3, Mandrake 8.2.  They range from Pentium III 450 down to a 386 notebook. Two of them are Windows boxes: one is Celeron 366 running Win98se and another is a Pentium II 233 that runs Win95. (one commandline only 386 computer is a summertime only computer that lives on our screen porch to surf via Links, a commandline browser to read articles while enjoying the sunset).They all have various jobs on the network.I work on computers all week long that range from Win95, Win98, Win98se, WinME, Win2K, WinXP home and Pro.I plan to eventually get a WinXP Pro system put together as well. I do not want to upgrade my main computer to XP because I really like Win98se.  Don't get me wrong, there's a lot to like in XP, but I really don't like where M$ is going with all of this.Just for the fun of it, we resurrect old computers and install some variety of Linux/UNIX on them, and put them on the network....just because we can  :) Recently we resurrected an old DOS 6.0/Win3.x notebook with a 386 processor and 4MB RAM and a 40MB hard drive. We found a tiny UNIX called Minux that will work with the 4MB RAM (which can not be upgraded on this computer) and put it on the computer. It doesn't have a network card or the capability of adding one, so we use the serial port to connect directly to one of the computers on the network utilizing telnet and then we can use Links to browse or some IRC client to keep in contact with family and friends around the country.These exercises are just for fun ... and puts old computers back in useful service.Computers are so much fun....and Linux/UNIX makes old hardware serviceable again. :D
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Posted 24 March 2003 - 01:26 AM

Minix is Linux and some run off floppy.There are a lot of plus about Windows Xp only if they take off WPA. I haven't found much problem with WPA except on personal experience with the dull Microsoft service representative on the other end while I was trying to flip over a running laptop and reading off the serial number sticker at the time.Most of the OS I own are legal, and I actually bought them with my money (yep Winodws XP), and most of them come with the machine I bought, so technically I bought these Windows as well. Over the past few years, I have seen quite some improvement from Linux community. The Xfree86 has been quite impressive as well. Two or three years ago, I still had a hard time to set up a video card for X, now it is easier than ever. The only thing that I still complain about from time to time is the sound device, which does take awhile to figure it out which modules works for the sound card I have.Thunder




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