Which OS do you use the most?
Originally posted by LogicalAtheist
Anyone heard about the newer windows stuff?
I remember hearing some codename/working name, but whats the scoop?
Any sites to check out?
I want something reovlutionary dammitt, all windows look the same!
no bottom bar, no start button no ICONS!!
make something COOL
Thats worth expanding on - most people don't know it.Originally posted by damgo
J-Man -- I grouped them by kernel category; 95,98,ME are basically the same OS with different user interfaces etc. Same with 2000 and XP, which are built on a different codebase.
Windows and Linux are very different. You can try to make Linux feel like windows by using window managers such as GNOME or KDE, but they are slow and bulky. Linux requires you do memorize a lot of commands because of its lack of pretty GUI stuff. For example, when you want to install a program no longer can you just double click the icon and click the next button, you have to compile then install (it's actually pretty easy, but is a lot harder than the setup wizards when you run into a compile problem... ugh). You do get something good in exchange though. Linux is much more flexible than windows. You can edit out pieces of kernel you don't need (improves performance), use different GUIs, etc.Are Linux and windows similar
Linux requires you do memorize a lot of commands because of its lack of pretty GUI
Whoops! I suppose i didn't phrase my last post very well. What i meant is there are very few configuration tools that have a GUI. You're completely right though, it can have a windows manager. Actually, just for the record, linux doesn't have a gui just by itself. The windows manager is completly separate from the kernel, unlike windows. Linux will function just fine without a windows manager, it will just be a command line.Linux has great looking GUI.
I've heard things similar to this. People think RedHat is too user-friendly. My opinion is i don't think making things easier for yourself is something to be ashamed of. RedHat is a nice way to transition from windows to linux. Oh well, i use slackware anyhow...3. RedHat 8 and beyond isn't linux, it's windows...