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    Default Any Ubuntu (GNU/Linux) users out there?

    Looks interesting and have been playing with it for a day or two....
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    Linux - yes, since Kernel 0.99PL12 or so ... Been a while ... I think we have one machine with Ubuntu at work, though most are running either SuSE or Debian ...
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    i'm and old Slackware user(2.0.27 was the first kernel I rolled by myself), have FreeBSD at home, run SuSE for servers, been admining this stuff for a 'bigger half' of the decade. generally a unix nut, i've even added system calls to Minix for giggles...
    Ubuntu just looks like another new distro, or should I say Debian with an installer that hasn't been broken for 4yrs...

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    Ubuntu rocks!!! Version 6.10 is due out in October.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tordne
    Ubuntu rocks!!! Version 6.10 is due out in October.
    how does it go with efi .the net printers ect..is it a realy serious competitor for windoze ?

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    Obviously just my views...

    EFILive won't work natively. It works if you use it in a Virtual Machine (like VMware for example). It may also work with WINE, but I've not tested this.

    Ubuntu is a very nice distro and is a viable desktop candidate. I previously used to use Redhat or Mandriva and IMO this kicks their arses!

    Application include OpenOffice.org which is a free/open source application suite compatible with Microsoft Office, Evolution which is a Outlook rip off.

    If you have a decent Nvidia or ATI video card you can also get something called XGL and Compiz working (here is a link to a demo of sorts. This is pretty cool eye candy!!! Better that Windows Vista even in some ways...

    Just my opinions of course
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    I use SUSE and RH from time to time as well as Debian etc at work.
    General IT consulting.

    Ive got a 1TB 12Gb Suse10 AMDx64 (Dual 248 opteron) server at home running multiple VM's for Windows, Linux, Netware OS's for internal use.

    Looking for some dual core 270+ CPU's with Pacifica Virtualization extentions to run 64bit guests.
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    I am just trying to see what alternatives ther are - so far Win98SE is doing just fine, but I am not going to get locked into the MS extortion tax forever.

    [rant warning]

    Plus my kid is taking a 10th grade Computer Application class, and the thick, heavy textbook looks like a MS advert! NO info on anything other and basically tells them that. And to add feces to the fester, us Indiana folks have to PAY to "rent" the textbooks - M$ should pay US for using it!!!

    He just got a new Dell B110 (about 5x faster than my PC...) for his birthday with XP on it, and I am planning a day or two to "secure" it for use. I finally trust my notes on allowing XP to be online. But it'll be his and if he screws it up he'll have to figure it out - just don't want any XP enabled snoops on MY network!

    Maybe I'll "turn him on" to Linux (after I get going with Ubuntu - his old PC is now mine, and going to be 100% Linux) and then he can, oh, never mind, you can't "fight the power"...

    [end of rant]

    Hmmm, how difficult WOULD a Linux version of EFILive be?
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    Yeah we touched on that before.
    The app is probably not the problem as porting code isnt too bad, its likely to be the IO API's etc that cause the most problems IMO. But Im sure Paul will have much more relevant info and comments.

    May I recommend using a free copy of vmware server and using a copy of your w98se you can run linux 99% of the time and open a 98 VM to run efilive. Should work ok. Though actually you might need to check usb support on server. Workstation definately supports USB. Eitherway your primary OS can definately be linux these days.
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    I didn't hook the cable up under Linux yet, but I would asume the controller chip in the cable presents itself as something like a COM port ... if it does, it's as easy as opening a serial port and reading and writing it ...
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