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Anonymous
January 28, 2005 12:37:28 PM

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Is there any other operating system I could use rather than Microsoft.
Anonymous
January 28, 2005 12:37:29 PM

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Linux... Ben Myers

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:37:28 +1300, Andrew Colville <a.colville@xtra.co.nz>
wrote:

>Is there any other operating system I could use rather than Microsoft.
Anonymous
January 28, 2005 12:40:55 PM

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Andrew Colville wrote:
> Is there any other operating system I could use rather than Microsoft.
Please E-Mail me
a.colville@xtra.co.nz
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Anonymous
January 28, 2005 8:18:39 PM

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I really like Mandrake Linux for beginners, and Vector Linux for older
hardware. You need to be a bit *nix savy for Vectot, though.
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 12:30:19 AM

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Ben Myers wrote:
> Linux... Ben Myers
>
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:37:28 +1300, Andrew Colville <a.colville@xtra.co.nz>
> wrote:
>
>
>>Is there any other operating system I could use rather than Microsoft.
>
>
is linux free and not too complicated to use and install
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 12:30:20 AM

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Almost free. I've paid $US 10 to $US 15 for a 9-CD set of Red Hat Linux to
sellers on eBay.

It is as easy to set up, possibly easier than Windows, for typical desktop use.

.... Ben Myers

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 21:30:19 +1300, Andrew Colville <a.colville@xtra.co.nz>
wrote:

>Ben Myers wrote:
>> Linux... Ben Myers
>>
>> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:37:28 +1300, Andrew Colville <a.colville@xtra.co.nz>
>> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Is there any other operating system I could use rather than Microsoft.
>>
>>
>is linux free and not too complicated to use and install
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 12:30:21 AM

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From personal experience: never I have I spent so much time trying to learn
to use anything only to come away completely and utterly frustrated than I
did with Linux. All the major distros; three different computers.

Use only if you have infinite patience. Good OS for servers, I would
imagine.




<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
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> Almost free. I've paid $US 10 to $US 15 for a 9-CD set of Red Hat Linux
> to
> sellers on eBay.
>
> It is as easy to set up, possibly easier than Windows, for typical desktop
> use.
>
> ... Ben Myers
>
> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 21:30:19 +1300, Andrew Colville
> <a.colville@xtra.co.nz>
> wrote:
>
>>Ben Myers wrote:
>>> Linux... Ben Myers
>>>
>>> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:37:28 +1300, Andrew Colville
>>> <a.colville@xtra.co.nz>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Is there any other operating system I could use rather than Microsoft.
>>>
>>>
>>is linux free and not too complicated to use and install
>
Anonymous
January 29, 2005 3:48:23 AM

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In many ways, you're right. But satisfaction with Linux all depends on the
amount of experience one has. Easy to use for veterans of long-ago computer
wars, though.

.... Ben Myers

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 17:46:05 -0500, "Dillon Family" <n3wmgATexciteDOTcom> wrote:

>From personal experience: never I have I spent so much time trying to learn
>to use anything only to come away completely and utterly frustrated than I
>did with Linux. All the major distros; three different computers.
>
>Use only if you have infinite patience. Good OS for servers, I would
>imagine.
>
>
>
>
><ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
>news:41fa3549.485193@nntp.charter.net...
>> Almost free. I've paid $US 10 to $US 15 for a 9-CD set of Red Hat Linux
>> to
>> sellers on eBay.
>>
>> It is as easy to set up, possibly easier than Windows, for typical desktop
>> use.
>>
>> ... Ben Myers
>>
>> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 21:30:19 +1300, Andrew Colville
>> <a.colville@xtra.co.nz>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>Ben Myers wrote:
>>>> Linux... Ben Myers
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:37:28 +1300, Andrew Colville
>>>> <a.colville@xtra.co.nz>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>Is there any other operating system I could use rather than Microsoft.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>is linux free and not too complicated to use and install
>>
>
>
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