• Re: BBS ad

    From Red Eagle@MAINLINE to Sniper on Thursday, March 11, 2004 00:10:00
    Re: Re: BBS ad
    By: Sniper to Al on Wed Mar 10 2004 10:04 am

    Al Scribbled to Knightmare <=-

    I've installed and played with it... its as bloatware as the RH... only
    real changes is the looks... same OS/setup that RH has always been. Not worth the download or the waste of CD's to burn it on.
    So its typical Linux.... ;-)

    Red Hat was the first version of Linux I successfully installed a couple years ago. I never really liked it, or maybe it was gnome I didn't like (I didn't know about gnome or kde or the others at the time).
    The thing that irratates the bottom off of me with RedHat is the way it
    forces you to use a swap partition, regardless... UGH!
    At least Slackware will give you the option of not using the swap
    partition, ESPECIALLY when you have WAY PLENTY OF RAM!

    Having Windows or Red Hat/Mandrake is a lot like having a Credit Card...
    "I really don't have near enough money to buy ANYTHING, but I got this
    plastic, so what the heck, charge that brand new Porche, that 52 inch
    plasma TV, and a game cube..." As compared to Slackware/DOS 6.22,
    "I'm saving up to buy me that Volts Wagon Beetle, 2 more months and
    its all mine! I can make do without that hamburger for a few weeks....
    When the Beetle's paid off, and your oweing your life, I'll be much
    happier than you....."

    Slackware was my first successful... But then again... RH wasn't around then. :) You used Slackware or ... AS400. :)
    Yeah, same here, except the kernel version was a 0.1.? on the version I
    downloaded from a BBS at 1200 BAUD!!!! Sure was faster than the 300 BAUD
    that never worked.... Couldn't wait to get the D-Series set.... So I could
    COMPILE programs for linux!

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  • From Sniper@KIA to Red Eagle on Friday, March 12, 2004 08:50:00
    Red Eagle Scribbled to Sniper <=-

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    Re: Re: BBS ad
    By: Sniper to Al on Wed
    Mar 10 2004 10:04 am

    Al Scribbled to Knightmare <=-

    I've installed and played with it... its as bloatware as the RH... only
    real changes is the looks... same OS/setup that RH has always been. Not worth the download or the waste of CD's to burn it on.
    So its typical Linux.... ;-)

    Guess that's why I don't use "Typical" linux. Debian, where I install
    what I need... I've run it on a 1 gig hard drive... 600 megs with all
    the apps and such that I use. No X...

    Red Hat was the first version of Linux I successfully installed a couple years ago. I never really liked it, or maybe it was gnome I didn't like (I didn't know about gnome or kde or the others at the time).
    The thing that irratates the bottom off of me with RedHat is the way
    it
    forces you to use a swap partition, regardless... UGH!
    At least Slackware will give you the option of not using the swap
    partition, ESPECIALLY when you have WAY PLENTY OF RAM!

    One of many.

    Having Windows or Red Hat/Mandrake is a lot like having a Credit Card...
    "I really don't have near enough money to buy ANYTHING, but I got
    this
    plastic, so what the heck, charge that brand new Porche, that 52
    inch
    plasma TV, and a game cube..." As compared to Slackware/DOS 6.22,
    "I'm saving up to buy me that Volts Wagon Beetle, 2 more months and
    its all mine! I can make do without that hamburger for a few weeks....
    When the Beetle's paid off, and your oweing your life, I'll be much
    happier than you....."

    Strange analagy.

    Slackware was my first successful... But then again... RH wasn't around then. :) You used Slackware or ... AS400. :)
    Yeah, same here, except the kernel version was a 0.1.? on the
    version I
    downloaded from a BBS at 1200 BAUD!!!! Sure was faster than the 300 BAUD
    that never worked.... Couldn't wait to get the D-Series set.... So I could
    COMPILE programs for linux!

    I still have the original Slackware I started with here. Not sure its
    that old. I think it was in the 1.0.12 or something... I'll have to dig
    out the book. Ran it on a Pentium 75 with 16 meg of ram. I believe
    Pentium 133's were the fastest computers out at that time.

    See... now your doing it. Here comes the "Well I ran my first on .... "
    posts. ;)



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