View Poll Results: Will GUN/Linux Ever Become A Mainstream OS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keldorn View Post
    A bit offtopic, but about Windows 7, why?? Why would microsoft make another OS so soon. There is nothing wrong with vista. It runs fine on my pc.
    Quad core phenom
    4GB Ram
    HD 3870

    I think maby people say vista sucks becuase they have low ram @ Lol
    Solution buy ram.. You can buy a common DDR2 1GB stick for like 20 USD.
    Highly disagree. I've got an AMD Phenom Quad with 4GB RAM. Vista runs terribly. Tried it on the Core2Quad too. Still ran terribly. Furthermore, 32-bit OS's only utilize 3GB RAM.

    Windows XP and Linux Ubuntu work perfectly for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by menj View Post
    Until there is more software support for Linux for an average user, its unlikely to become mainstream at the moment.
    Be honest. What do you *need* that Linux does not offer? Sure, it's not designed for gaming but you can find almost anything that can do what paid software can completely cost-free. For PhotoShop, there's GIMP. For Maya, there's Blender. For Internet Explorer, there's Mozilla Firefox. In fact, in most cases, open source software far outperforms paid software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    Highly disagree. I've got an AMD Phenom Quad with 4GB RAM. Vista runs terribly. Tried it on the Core2Quad too. Still ran terribly. Furthermore, 32-bit OS's only utilize 3GB RAM.

    Windows XP and Linux Ubuntu work perfectly for me.

    It might be your video GPU then. The onboard video GPU on motherboards are usually pretty weak.

    THis is mine,

    AMD Phenom Quad Core 2.4GHz
    4GB DDR2 667Mhz
    ATI HD 3870
    Vista Home premium.
    Picture of my Rig: Link

    Never again I have had "lag" problems on my computer like I used to with a generic Compaq, HP desktop computers. (Which I used to have). But yeah I pretty much threw thousand dollars at tigerdirect and bought some good parts. I wanted a computer that would increase my productivity, becuase waiting for "lag" throws your precious your productive time right out the window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keldorn View Post
    It might be your video GPU then. The onboard video GPU on motherboards are usually pretty weak.

    THis is mine,

    AMD Phenom Quad Core 2.4GHz
    4GB DDR2 667Mhz
    ATI HD 3870
    Vista Home premium.
    Picture of my Rig: Link

    Never again I have had "lag" problems on my computer like I used to with a generic Compaq, HP desktop computers. (Which I used to have). But yeah I pretty much threw thousand dollars at tigerdirect and bought some good parts. I wanted a computer that would increase my productivity, becuase waiting for "lag" throws your precious your productive time right out the window.
    I've got an ATI HD 3550. You cannot tell me that an OS needs more than that.

    Nice rig but three things: a) that wiring looks reasonably messy, is it safe? b) did it really cost thousands of dollars? c) do you always leave your case open, or was it for the purpose of this photo?

    I built myself a 2.66GHz Core2Quad, 4GB RAM, G41 Mobo for around $600 NZD. It's running Windows XP. I'm still struggling to get my head around how something that *should* be cheaper could cost more.

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    Well that photo was taken when I was assembling the computer, so I dont leave the case off, I dont know about the wires, they are a hassle becuase there is so many, some a huge. Some too short, some too long.

    When you consider you have to buy all this,

    Computer Case;
    HD 3870
    AM2+ Motherboard
    AMD Phenom
    4GB Ram
    DVD-CD Drive
    Powersupply
    Harddrive
    Extra Fans
    Neon Lights
    Vista Home Premium
    sales tax (In canada its 15%)
    Shipping

    It comes to a little over a thousand CAD in Canada. YOu can price all this stuff here www.tigerdirect.ca and see how cheap you get it.
    Did you use cheap parts? I avoided cheap parts. I bought the average priced parts. The computer tower case itself was $150, and vista $259 so thats like $400 just for starting! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    Be honest. What do you *need* that Linux does not offer?
    I have a bunch of software that still needs Windows, yet I'm seriously considering VMware as an option, the latest version works perfectly, currently I'm on a Xp box with Ubuntu, Kubuntu and W7 running on VMware.

    I need to get a Mac...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keldorn View Post
    Did you use cheap parts?
    If cheap is defining quality, no. If cheap is defining expense, yes.

    I got the following:

    - Core 2 Quad 2.66GHz
    - 4GB SuperTalent RAM
    - 250GB Western Digital HDD
    - Asus G41 Motherboard
    - AlphaTech Case (NZ company, extra fan was included)
    - Cooler Master 460W PSU

    I didn't get a DVD-RW drive. I pulled one out from my old computer temporarily, to install an OS/the motherboard drivers.

    I didn't get an OS. I had a copy of Windows XP from a really old computer, and also installed Linux.

    Shipping was free.

    It cost $645.12 NZD.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shenron View Post
    I have a bunch of software that still needs Windows, yet I'm seriously considering VMware as an option, the latest version works perfectly, currently I'm on a Xp box with Ubuntu, Kubuntu and W7 running on VMware.

    I need to get a Mac...
    What software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    I didn't get a DVD-RW drive. I pulled one out from my old computer temporarily, to install an OS/the motherboard drivers.

    Looks like you saved maby $300 - $400 from not buying an OS and paying shipping, you can get if your lucky a OEM copy of Windows, sometimes their sold out. My case there were sold out, so I had to buy the full version. CD drives not sure how much those are, but I guessing probably close to a hundred. Which is good if you can resuse parts all the better, myself, I actually didn't buy may cd drive and SD, Flash Card reader either, I pulled mine out of my HP compaq.
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    there are lots of software that aren't available in windows so far. infact most scientific and number crunching calculating software for accounting and science are available in linux and theyre not in windows. software in wondows works in linux as i knew it as long as theres WINE application.

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    Maybe Linux won't become mainstream if Microsoft embraces open source, which they probably won't

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